Ken Klemm Spring Hill, FL, USA
Napoleon Hill wrote that “DESIRE is the Starting Point
of all achievement.” He also wrote about DESIRE backed
Note that both Desire and Faith are POSITIVE emotions,
they vibrate in HARMONY. We must not be tempted to mix
Desire with negative emotions such as Hate, Greed,
Jealousy or Revenge. They disturb the creative energy
of Desire and lead ultimately to destruction.
How do we know which emotions are moving us? We each
have a built-in moral compass which tells us whether we
are on a right path or wrong path. We know right from
wrong instinctively, even before we see them codified
in laws and codes of ethics. Our Creator wrote Natural
Law into our DNA.
Hill wrote step 5 of his formula, “Write out a clear,
concise statement of the amount of money you intend to
acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state
what you intend to give in return for the money, and
describe clearly the plan through which you intend to
He did not write, “state who you intend to fleece,” or,
“state how you intend to cheat.” He used the word,
“give,” which means there is a natural balance in the
acquisition of money.
For the first story in his book, The Slight Edge, Jeff
Olson tells about the Water Hyacinth - a delicate
flowering plant which floats on the surface of ponds in
warm climates. It reproduces by duplicating itself once
every day. If the water is still and undisturbed, one
hyacinth will grow into a colony covering an entire
small pond in 30 days.
On day 2 there are 2 plants, 4 on day 3. On day 15, it
will cover a single square foot of the pond’s surface.
On the twentieth day, it becomes a dense patch about
the size of a small mattress. On day 29, one-half of
the pond will be open water.
On the thirtieth day, the entire pond will be covered
by a blanket of water hyacinth. You will not see any
water at all.
If you are too impatient to wait 30 days, there are two
ways to hasten the process - one natural, the other
If you start day one with 2 plants, you reduce the time
to 15 days; 3 plants, 10 days.
However, if you add chemicals to the water in an
attempt to stimulate hyacinth growth in a manner
against its nature, you may see a temporary rapid
growth; but, because you poisoned the pond, ultimately
your result will likely be - zero hyacinths.
I’ve witnessed many network marketers destroy their
businesses through impatience to achieve a desired pin
level before their base is established enough to
A common unethical practice is known as Inventory
Loading: Distributors coerce members of their team to
purchase large quantities of product to inflate their
team’s volume in the current month.
Stocking an inventory is a valid practice for a
business with an established customer base, but not for
a novice with little or no business experience. The
practice leads to undue pressure and stress, a cycle of
indebtedness, and an imbalance which stunts the natural
growth of the team - and eventually kills it.
Novices trust and rely on their leaders to guide them
in sound business practices. Betraying that trust is
one of the worst sins one can commit.
Before engaging in any practice, carefully consult your
Your Friend and Servant,
Ken Klemm - Florida, S of A
P.S. “If it looks like a fish and smells like fish … it
usually is a fish.” ~ skyPurple