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Who this Book For: Those looking for change
Level of Difficulty: Medium
Length: 290 Pages
Author: Napoleon Hill
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Why this Book is Important
Is it really possible to think and grow rich? If I just imagine in my head making tons and tons of money will it really happen? These were some questions I had when I was first introduced to this book by Napoleon Hill. I was a little skeptical at first because it sounded like crazy person talk!
The more I read it, the more I started to love it! I came to realize what Napoleon Hill meant when he says “Think and Grow Rich,” and it is something that has changed my life.
This book is one of my top recommended books because in order to change our lives and get the results we want, or to get out of the funk we are in, we need to change out thinking patterns. To write this book Napoleon Hill studied the most financially successful people for many years and came up with a list of 13 things that we need to do, to change our thinking and live the life that we want. If you don’t change your thinking patterns then you won’t change your life! I hope you find value in this “Think and Grow Rich” review!
What Does Think and Grow Rich Mean?
Many people in today’s world have a mindset that keeps them from reaching their full potential. They might tell themselves lies such as ” I can never be rich” or “You have to be lucky to be successful,” because of this type of thinking people will never reach their dreams and goals!
“Think and Grow Rich” focuses on helping you change your mindset so you WILL take the necessary action to become successful. Once your thinking REALLY changes, your actions will change as well. The key to this book is to APPLY what you learn!
In In “Think and Grow Rich” there are 13 “Steps to Riches” you will learn about! They are:
- Auto Suggestion
- Specialized Knowledge
- Organized Planning
- The Mystery of Sex Transmutation
- The Subconscious Mind
- The Mind
- The Sixth Sense
In this review I will be going over some principles that I applied that have helped me out tremendously personally!
Having a Burning Desire
This is something that I truly just learned recently! If there is something you want to accomplish in life you need to have a very strong reason or burning desire to do so. The way to get that burning desire is to run towards something or away from something. In other words, there needs to be a dream you are chasing or something you fear that you are running away from!
So for me, I decided not to go to college and get a degree, I knew that I could become successful in different ways! After I made that decision I started doing a self education in business, sales and self help but never really had a strong reason to be successful. I just recently got married in the last three months and now I want to make sure I can provide the best life for my wife and future family as possible!
I don’t want them to not be able to get the medical care they need, because we don’t have the money. I don’t want them to ever go hungry because we don’t have enough money for groceries. Eventually when we have kids and they are old enough to do extra-curricular activities, I don’t want to have to tell them “no” because we can’t afford it.
Those things that I am scared of are creating a burning desire in me to become successful and work my butt off each day! As of writing this post I currently get up at 5:00 in the morning to be to work by 6:00. I get off work at 3:00 and come home to work on this website for at least 3 hours!
Once you have a burning desire you will do whatever is needed to reach your dream!
Self Confidence Formula
Okay, this was a HUGE one for me! In “Think and Grow Rich” there is a confidence formula that you can say every day to help improve your confidence!
When I was out doing door to door sales last summer, this changed my life. Going out I had expected to be amazing at it and make TONS of money. Well I really disappointed myself. After the first two weeks, I hadn’t gotten a single sale yet, and my confidence was broken.
I was knocking nine hours a day and not making any money. The guy who recruited me decided to come out and help me. After knocking for a while, we went and sat in the car. He then asked me “Hey Chris, have you ever heard of the self-confidence formula?” and I replied that I had not.
He then proceeded to tell me that this was something he did every morning and that he wanted me to do it. He pulled up a YouTube video that had it. Right then and there he had me say it out loud to myself.
As I recited it, I literally felt confidence surge through me in waves. Every day after that I recited it at least two times out loud, and every day my confidence grew stronger and stronger. I was able to finish out the summer with selling 90 accounts, not nearly close to what I had hoped, but a whole lot better than those first two weeks!
At the bottom of this post you can find the YouTube video I was introduced to!
This is another reason why I firmly believe that I was to sell 90 accounts during last summer. Probably about a week after starting the self-confidence formula I started to visualize my success each and every day. Every morning after exercising I would lay on my bed with my eyes closed.
For thirty minutes I would see how my day would play out, the sales I would get, overcoming objections and so on! It got to the point where a lot of days I ended up hitting the goal I had visualized in my head.
If this is something you are going to adopt in your personal daily routine, you will need to make sure that you visualize every single detail possible with whatever you want to accomplish! Every. Single. Detail.
In conclusion, this is hands down one of my favorite books because it has changed my life! I know it can change your life as well if you read it or even if you apply the principles I mentioned!
How does this Apply to Online Success??!
These couple principles apply to achieving success online, especially if you are doing affiliate marketing! Having a burning desire is a must, otherwise you will end up quitting eventually because it can get frustrating and sad when you don’t see results coming in right away.
Right now as I am updating this post a couple months later, I have struggled with thoughts of calling it quits, but then I make myself remember WHY I AM DOING IT! It is also very important to visualize how you want your website to look in the end!
When you can visualize how amazing it is going to be it makes it a lot easier to keep writing for those first six months when nothing happens! It makes you excited! Remember to always keep on pushing on, even if it is difficult and you want to give up!
Napoleon Hill’s Self Confidence Formula