Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Daniel Clark Bronx, New York, United States

Posted: 2016-05-11

Hill tells us in this chapter that sex transmutation is a very powerful and immutable force, one which comes naturally to all people, and that its energy is used to make wonderful things happen in our lives.

In one paragraph, he writes “When employing salesmen, the more capable sales manager looks for the quality of personal magnetism as the first requirement of a salesman.  People who lack sex energy will never become enthusiastic nor inspire others with enthusiasm, and enthusiasm is one of the most important requisites in salesmanship, no matter what one is selling.  The public speaker, orator, preacher, lawyer, or salesman who is lacking in sex energy is a ‘flop,’ as far as being able to influence others is concerned.  Couple with this the fact that most people can be influenced only through an appeal to their emotions, and you will understand the importance of sex energy as a part of the salesman’s native ability.  Master salesmen attain the status of mastery in selling, because they, either consciously or unconsciously, transmute the energy of sex into SALES ENTHUSIASM!  In this statement may be found a very practical suggestion as to the actual meaning of sex transmutation”.

Whenever it comes to looking for work, many is the time I have gone looking for work that I knew I would enjoy doing.  Without this attribute, I could still conceivably do the job, but not having the enthusiasm, the ability to transmutate my emotions into the Desire to want to do the job I’m given, the going would feel a lot rougher and I wouldn’t be getting the fulfillment that I seek, other than that of receiving a paycheck.  It would be the difference between having the aforementioned SALES ENTHUSIASM and just going through the motions, both of which translate very clearly to others.  The former inclines people to believe that because you enjoy what you are doing, that you would be someone that they could gravitate toward; your readily apparent positive energy draws them to you.  The latter gives the impression that you would rather be doing anything other than this, which isn’t productive for you or others.

I also like how Hill points out how the topic of sex is often disregarded or watered down for reasons like:

“The entire subject of sex is one with which the majority of people appear to be unpardonably ignorant.  The urge of sex has been grossly misunderstood, slandered, and burlesqued by the ignorant and the evil minded, for so long that the very word sex is seldom used in polite society”.

As well as…

“The major difference is that love is spiritual, while sex is biological”.

When a preacher at my church had asked the congregation many years ago what the difference is between love and lust, he explained it as such:

Lust is more physical, more touchy-feely, more about “what can I get from it”, whereas when love is present, when one really loves another, their hopes dreams and desires become more important then one’s own.

Too often in our modern society, we encounter more and more resistance of teaching normal healthy things about sex.  People either refuse to talk about it, or it is portrayed in such a superficial light and made to seem like the discussion of it is trivial or is something to be ashamed of.  Just look at any modern sitcom and you will see this play out in droves.  The sad reality is that not talking about it actually causes more problems than it prevents.

Oh and as for the part where Hill remarks about most people not hitting their stride until at least age 40, well, let’s just say I’m not about to wait another bunch of years to go by before trying to better myself in life.  There’s no time like the present after all to “be the changes you want to see” as Gandhi put it.