Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Kay Young Superior, CO, US

Posted: 2021-06-09

Think and Grow Rich – Lesson 2

The Starting Point of All Achievement


“You may as well know, right here, that you can never have riches in great quantities, UNLESS you can work yourself into a white heat of DESIRE for money, and actually BELIEVE you will possess it”.  Napoleon Hill

Jay’s Dad died at 50 while Jay was only in his second year of college.  He did finish, we met and married. He became a student in the DU graduate program for a career in Television.  He would have been great!  I actually DID teach school.

Life again changed when his Mother came to live with us after a year and within 3 years, she died.  He had to quit school and get a job.  Quickly we were tossed into the world of the entrepreneurs.  Looking for a quicker way to build income.

Every friend we knew had a business or an idea.  We joined with many over the years.  Life sailed up and very down like the weather.    Up was great!  I remember one day Jay calling to tell me a new car was being delivered.  That was fun!  Down is worse than being broke.  Being broke means we had no money.  Being down in a business we owned meant being several hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt with a garden of debt collectors creeping up on us from every side.  On the positive side, I can now live with whatever comes and have lots of touching stories about experiences during those years.

In a “down” time that “white hot heat” of desire was equally “white hot heat” of fear!  I remember nights lying in bed, my muscles totally rigid and I couldn't sleep. Through several businesses, we lived very well and money was not an issue.  However, when our business partners skipped out or just ran & disappeared before we found that they had absconded with or spent all the money, we were left holding an empty “bag,” it was brutal!


Being in this Mentoring For Free, Think and Grow Rich Mastermind Group has really helped anchor me.  This would have been a great experience 50 years ago, though it is NEVER too late.  I am more certain of myself now than in the many positions I have held where people thought I had it together. 


For some reason, I have often been put in leadership positions, yet never felt like a leader.  Now, thanks to Linda & Michael Dlouhy and the Mentoring For Free program, I feel ready to move ahead as a leader.    Before I felt like a car with the gas pedal to the floor, yet the gear was still in neutral!  I’m filling my tank with that “white heat” of desire, mixed with belief.  I am at peace with myself and prepared to do the work. Thanks to all of you who make this a safe, fun and encouraging experience!


Kay Young

Superior, Colorado