Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Tuula Rands West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Posted: 2021-08-02

Chapter 10 - Power of the Mastermind


Napoleon Hill wrote "ANYBODY can WISH for riches, and most people do, but only a few know 
that a definite plan, plus a BURNING DESIRE for wealth, are the only 
dependable means of accumulating wealth."

Most of us have been trained to know that we need a plan to build a
business and we also talk about that 'white burning desire". Michael talks
about something else we need to be able to acquire those riches into
our lives.  

How many of us have heard the statement "You need personal development
more than you need oxygen."

We need to become the person people want to be in business
with.  

This Think & Grow Rich Mastermind is the only place I have been 
exposed to where I gained personal development.   On a scale of
1 to 10, 1 being the lowest and 10 being perfect.  I believed I
was below 1.  I didn't even get on the scale.  But being here,
listening, posting and eventually forcing myself to participate,
I began to first touch the scale at 1 and gradually I began to
go up the scale.   

I read a lot of positive thinking books but did I learn personal 
development from them?  Not enough to make a difference.  I don't 
believe we can develop that confidence that personal development
requires on our own.  We need interaction with other people and that
is what we gain here on these Wednesday Think & Grow Rich Mastermind
calls.

Hill writes "Poverty and riches often change places.
The Crash taught the world this truth, although the world 
will not long remember the lesson. Poverty may, and generally does, 
voluntarily take the place of riches. When riches take the place of 
poverty, the change is usually brought about through well conceived 
and carefully executed PLANS. Poverty needs no plan. It needs no one
to aid it, because it is bold and ruthless. Riches are shy and timid. 
They have to be “attracted.”

Personal development is a critical part of our planning.  There is a saying
"If you help enough other people get what they want, you will get what
you want."  This only happens if people get to "know, like and trust"
us and that only happens because of personal development.

George Bernard Shaw wrote “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is 
about creating yourself.” 

Tuula Rands