Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Frank LooSer Nashville, TN, United States

Posted: 2016-04-22

TGR Chapter 9 Persistence

While I may not have always been consistent I have been persistent in my pursuit of happyness. Looking back I have achieved quite a bit. Let me tell you a story about a guy that grew up with a different paradigm than what he has today.

My parents divorced when I was thirteen, I left school at age sixteen to work in the textile mills, I got my GED at 18, by age 35 I had already moved 16 times, lived in 6 different states, was married had two small children, and was bankrupt because of credit card debt.  

Twenty years later I realized my retirement plan was the "keep working plan" because retirement was something young people didn't think about, and age slipped up on us. We would be forced to keep working, trading time for dollars well into our seventies or eighties just to maintain our current lifestyle, if we didn't take action to change those dire straits. Even though in all appearances we look successful living in a 3000sf home, owning 3 cars, owing 2 home businesses. And working in the same job field for almost 30 years, we would still not be able to retire comfortably. 

I was embarrassed by my lack of results and I was desperately looking for a way to make my future brighter. When my wife Cheryl and I started looking for answers, we looked at why we had not been successful at Network Marketing in the past and found that our lack of success was not our fault.  It was because of the system we had been a part of.  Today we understand the differences and have a better more technologically advanced system to work with.   

Network Marketing is the only industry that does not say that your past determines your future. It looks at your past and says, now what can we mentor you to do, so that you can have a great future?  Most employers want to exploit you for what you already know, not teach you something new. Today the Network Marketing industry is considered a profession. It’s a $127 Billion dollar industry worldwide. Think about it, that's getting up there with Wal-Mart who is the largest retailer in the world. Anybody that can’t understand that is basically ignorant of the changes that have taken place and is still a victim of their old paradigm.  

Everybody knows that results are the physical expression of what’s going on inside, and if we let the outside control what’s going on the inside there’s going to be nothing but a repeat performance. Today Instead of being afraid of our future, now we are excited about it. Today we look forward to being able to retire and travel the country, enjoying life, building our businesses, visiting our children and grandchildren, all while being able to save money by deducting all our travel expenses. Because everything we do in our Relationship Marketing business is a part of everyday life for us.  

Napoleon Hill said in another chapter of Think Grow Rich that “No more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty.” In this chapter he teaches that being consistent will yield the fruits of either choice. We are all consistent at something the question is, are we being consistent at what we really want out of life.  In order to have more we have to become more.  In order to become more we have to change the paradigm, because beliefs passed down from generation to generation will hold you back.

Frank LooSer
Nashville, TN