The “Real” Secret In Think & Grow Rich

The Secret Napoleon Hill’s Famous Book Is Finally Revealed

Napoleon Hill’s famous book Think and Grow Rich that was written way back in 1937. I first stumbled upon that book years ago and it started to pave the way to start to change the way I see the world. It was incredibly complicated in the way that it was written because of the type of language they used back in that time.

I have read it at least 100 times.

At the beginning of the book, Napoleon Hill adds his Author’s Preface in which he starts to prepare you for what it is that you are about to read. To this day it is my absolute favorite part of that book.

But something has always bothered me about this first part of his book. He goes into great detail in explaining that in his book, a money-making secret is mentioned in this book. Not only is it mentioned, he claims, but it’s mentioned more than 100 different times. And, he also claims, that it’s mentioned at least once in every chapter.

He even calls it a “magical formula” and that those who discover and use the formula will be swept on to success. He even says that it sits there in plain sight for those individuals that are supposedly “ready for the secret” will be able to see it.

And here is the final part to the beginning of his book. He actually gives you a clue to his secret. He says it’s one half of the secret. This is exactly what he says…

ALL ACHIEVEMENT, ALL EARNED RICHES, HAVE THEIR BEGINNING IN AN IDEA!

It has taken me years and years to discover the other half of his secret. And now, I will unveil it here and I have 100% no doubt in my mind that this is the secret. In fact, I believe it is irrefutable.

Here it is.

The Secret That Napoleon Hill Is Talking About Is

“The Law Of Affection”

All earned riches have their beginning in an idea is the first half. The second half is the idea must affect people, preferably millions.

That’s it. Clear as day. Your idea MUST affect people. Millions of people must be effected preferably in order to bring in riches. And to me, this is absolute and irrefutable. To me it is law.

Like the law of gravity. It never fails. If I pick up my laptop here and slide it off of my table it will fall to the ground 100% of the time. If I do it one time, or if I spend the rest of my life pushes laptops off of desks, those things will always hit the ground. Always. It’s law. It can’t be argued.

It is the law.

So is this law of affection. Affect enough people and you will acquire money.

Impact millions of people and you will make millions. It’s as simple as that.

Do you want proof?

Do you have a bottle of ketchup in your house? It’s probably Heinz Ketchup. How many people do you think squirted ketchup on fries, burgers, hot dogs, eggs, and things we can’t even think of at the moment? I’m willing to bet it is millions. Heinz is worth over $900 million dollars.

Ever popped a tic tac into your mouth? Guess how many people worldwide have done the same? Probably billions because I heard that the company that makes has an annual sales of $19 Billion dollars.

Albert Pujols signed a 10 year $240 million dollar contract. Guess how many people buy Angels baseball game tickets?

They can fit about 50,000 people in a stadium and he plays half his games there and the other half nationwide in front of those fans who pay to watch him play. Also, there are all the games that are televised and aired every night to tens of thousands that advertisers pay huge money to air their ads during the games. Same with games aired on radio.

Why do you think Super Bowl ads cost so much? The ads are aired in front of millions and millions of people. Those super bowl ads have the potential to influence hundreds of millions in one single moment, therefore, the ad airtime is worth millions.

Here Are Handful Of Some Of The Hundreds Of Times Napoleon Hill’s Secret Is Mentioned In His Book

Napoleon Hill talks about Thomas Edison and his inventions including the light bulb. Thomas Edison’s ideas (one half of the secret) not only were great ideas but they impacted millions of people (the other half of the secret).

He talks about Edwin C. Barnes and how he was determined to have a partnership with Thomas Edison. Barnes idea to become a partner was his burning obsession that …

Why You Are Broke

There Is Only One Undisputable Fact Why You Don’t Have Any Money

Have you ever wondered why there are some terrible, mean, dreadful, awful, and just flat out rotten people that have a shit load of money?

Similarly, have you ever wondered how so many kinds, caring, loving, happy, and wonderful people barely have enough to pay their bills?

But let’s be real here…

We all know that there are some very good people that have money and some very rotten ass people that don’t have a dime to their name too.

There is a reason certain people have money while others have nothing at all. It’s the very same reason you have very little money or no money at all. It can be summed up in one word. Are you ready for it?

The word is an impact.

What Impact Are You Making To Your World?

What do I mean by that? Let me give you an example…

How can a baseball player make $10,000,000 a year playing a kids game, while a nurse that tends to patients nonstop 10 to 12 hours a day make $70,000 a year? The reason is irrefutable. The ballplayer makes a bigger impact.

 

Sure, the nurse is busting ass and tending to her patients’ needs tirelessly but a ballplayer makes a bigger impact. You see, we as human beings are rewarded monetarily by the number of problems we solve for other human beings. This makes an impact on other people’s lives. So, you might think that a nurse helps to solve a patient’s problem, but so does a ballplayer. A ballplayer solves the problem of boredom.

You’re probably thinking “Boredom!? Seriously!? That’s a problem?”

You bet it is! That’s why we watch so many movies, listen to movies, watch TV shows, play video games, and play candy crush and stuff like that.

The reason a ballplayer makes more than a nurse, even though many would consider that profession to be a lot nobler, is that the ballplayer makes a much bigger impact. In fact, the impact is absolutely staggering!

Let’s put some thought into this. Albert Pujols from the Angels makes a monstrous amount of money. Is what he makes justified? Absolutely! How many people pay for a ticket to watch him play “for entertainment” for 160+ games a year? How many people tune in on television (that multi-million dollar companies pay for TV ads into the millions of dollars) to watch him play first base and hit 3 to 4 times a game simply out of boredom? How many people tune in to listen (again, money made with radio ads) on the radio while they’re on the road or at work? How many fans buy jerseys, hats, posters, memorabilia and everything else?

That number runs into tens of millions.

He impacts millions of people daily. He doesn’t impact people in a huge way but impacts millions in a small amount every day. He solves millions of people’s problem with boredom.

Money Is Made When You Solve Problems.

This is why a guy that owns a portable potty business can end up making a million dollars. Have you ever heard of tallow companies? They suck the grease outta restaurants that they do not want and they recycle it for profit. There are people that make great livings from trimming trees in their cities when people need their trees trimmed. There are literally millionaire plumbers out in the USA because people need their toilets unclogged.

Want to be a billionaire? Own toilet paper companies, aggregate companies (concrete, sand, cement, asphalt), oil company or a company like that. Huge items that solve billions of people’s problems make people billions of dollars.

It’s solving other people’s problems that make you money. The more problems you can solve, the more money you will make.

McDonald’s clearly displays why they are a billion dollar company at every location with a sign that says, ”Billions and billions served”. What that sign is really saying is, “We have killed millions of people’s hunger, or problem, therefore we are entitled to the billions of dollars we have earned.”

How many people’s problems can a guy just working as a cashier at McDonald’s solve? I’ll tell you. It’s one. He solves the owner of that franchises problem of filling that cashier position. Impact only one person and you will only make what solving that one person’s problem will pay you. It’s as simple as that. Hell, even providing junk removal services impacts people more than being a cashier!

This is why a person that can be a total asshole, but yet owns a dry-cleaning store in a big town can have a lot of money, own a luxurious car and live in a huge beautiful home. He impacts hundreds of …

One Of My Biggest Failures

How MLM Almost Ruined My Life

If I can talk about one of my biggest failures in lives is getting involved with MLM, or network marketing.

When I was a younger guy I was already starting to get involved in thinking of a bunch of different ways to make extra money on the side along my with my full-time work. I thought about becoming a handy guy like a friend of mine doing handyman services in Fresno successfully. I had already tried and failed at several things and even succeeded a bit in buying a cheap rental property that made me about $100 a month in positive cash flow.

Wasn’t long before a coworker where I worked started to introduce me to a nutritional based MLM company and tried to sell me on the entire concept of it.

Being a young go-getter, naturally, I was lured. I attended an event in my town and witnessed the single most charismatic, energetic, inspiring individual I had ever seen! The guy was amazing and he claimed to be financially free because he had “leveraged” his work with a network of people that helped push these mind-blowing, patent pending, cure everything, nutritional supplements that everyone, and I mean EVERY PERSON ON PLANET EARTH!!

I Was In And I Was In 100%!!

I immediately signed up for their biggest package (cuz you gotta go in big if you want to win right?) at the cost of $1000. That was a staggering amount of money at the time for me.

I went out, made my list of friends and family, listened to their teleconference training calls every Sunday, and hit the streets to sell my new business.

I quickly signed up a few family members, a few friends, a couple coworkers and then made my very first $300!! Wow!! I thought I was on a roll!

Then month 2 came around and suddenly my list was starting to dry up. Nobody else wanted to buy. The people that bought on the first month stopped buying. My business was dying.

Then I decided I needed more training. I was invited to attend a corporate event (which I, of course, had to pay for the plane, lodging, food and to even attend the event.) People said that once you attend you will come back to town with added momentum and a head of steam. I was pumped once again!

This time I hit my warm list again and hard. I decided to purchase hundreds of dollars on videos, marketing materials, DVD, audio tapes to hand out to people showing them the wonders of these nutritional products I offered. I went door to door. I handed out materials. I made a few bucks but in no way would it justify the work and money I was putting in.

I must have spent thousands on that company only to finally realize that it was a complete waste of time. Not only that, it cost me friendships. It was a horrible experience.

The odds of a guy like me making it in MLM are pretty much non-existent.

Do you want to know why?

This goes back to solving problems in order to make money. You have to solve people’s problems in order to generate money. What problem was I solving with nutritional products that thousands of other distributors were already peddling?

Better health? Financial freedom? Sure those are problems but why would anyone come to me to solve those when there are millions of other people that can help them with those problems?

They would never come to me.

I’m glad I figured that out. If I hadn’t, that whole MLM business would have ruined my life.…

Blaming Others Is Stupid

Why Is It So Easy To Blame Others For Our Failures?

We’re playing baseball in the street as kids and we hit and break a car’s window. What’s our excuse? “That car shouldn’t have been parked right there!”

As a kid in middle school, we are getting a terrible grade in English class. What’s our excuse? “That teacher doesn’t like me!”

We go to work, work hard, put in for a raise for the work that you do only to have your boss tell you that things don’t look good for the company and can’t afford it. What do you say? “This guy cannot see the value I provide, and he’s cheap!”

Why do we always blame other people when we fail or make a mistake?

Is it human nature? Doesn’t a thief always blame the victim from whom he stole from?

I think it’s because it’s an easy way out. It so easy to blame someone else when things don’t go your way. You hear people say things like “I can’t get ahead because this guy is always talking crap about me at work.” and “I can’t move forward because my ex-wife is a pain in my ass.” and “I can’t make any more money because jobs don’t pay shit around here.”

The sooner we realize that it’s our fault and our sole responsibility for the mistakes that we’ve made the sooner we can fix our mistakes. Blaming others is an easy way out. Not only that, it’s a cowardly way out.

I’m amazed to see grown adults in their 40s and 50s still walk around and blame other people for the failures they’ve experienced in their lives. They’ve gotten that old and still haven’t realized that it is them and only them that are to blame for their failures. Either that or they damn well know the blame falls squarely on their shoulders and they seek the cowardly way out and blame someone else.

I love the following clip below that clearly defines what I’m talking about. I understand that everything that everything I have and don’t have in my life is because of me and only me.…

Producers Vs Non-Producers

If You Have No Money…It’s Cuz You’re Not Producing

You Are A Non-Producer

When we sit on the couch and watch a ballgame we consume that ballgame in the form of entertainment. When we stream a show and binge watch an entire season we sit there and consume another product. When we sit and play a video game we are yet again consuming.

Every time we go to the grocery store and buy food, toilet paper, laundry detergent, and dish soap we again consume. Fill up your gas tank, pay your car, pay for its insurance, pay to get it washed and you are on the side of consuming. Every Time you pay your mortgage, pay the utilities, think about remodeling your kitchen you once again are on the side of consuming.

Where am I heading with this?

All of your life, since the day you could walk, you have been taught to consume. Remember those toy commercials? Do you remember the fruit juice, snack, and cereal commercials? You were and continue to be taught to consume everything!

And what does consuming take?

You guessed it! Money!

All we are programmed and taught to do is consume and constantly seek out more ways to entertain ourselves, buy the latest gadget, look into your next home improvement project, or next place you want to eat at.

And guess who supplies it all? The producers!

The Producers

The producers are the ones making the money! For every 10 million downloaders of a popular app, there’s a handful of folks who sat through countless hours to produce it and rake in millions.

For every hundred of home improvement projects started every day in a small town, there are one or two home improvement stores in the town supplying all of the materials for those projects.

For the tens of millions of people “consuming” in the form of entertainment a football game there are only a few hundred production people, pro athletes, commentators, TV personalities pulling in millions of dollars from all the consumers enjoying the product they produce.

Mcdonalds sits there and produces billions of burgers and fries daily for the billions ready to take out their wallets to pay them to consume it.

This is one of the reasons I recently saw the guy in charge of Legos toy bricks is a billionaire! Not a millionaire…a billionaire!

There are Two Teams, You Just Gotta Choose Your Team

To switch teams, all you have to do is to start to change the way you think.

Think about it. People find a funny video and laugh their asses off to it. they share it with their friends and family and talk about it. Those people are “consuming” that video. One person produced it and is invited to TV shows and starts his own brand of comedy and starts to make millions.

Hundreds of homeowners are starting to build decks with a brand new material that looks beautiful and last a lifetime. It’s all the rage! Those people are “consuming” that material. One person sat down and invented it. He went through the process to patent it, produce it and market it. He now makes millions.

Thousands of moms visit a website to give them birthday party ideas. It gets thousands of hits a day and it’s incredibly useful. Moms everywhere love it! They “consume” the information on that site. One mom somewhere sat down and typed it all up. She spent countless hours and it’s paid off. She now earns $10,000 a month from ad revenue from the ads she places on her website.

If you want to make more money, you have to produce. A tiny old job doesn’t produce much. That’s the only production most of us ever really do and yet we sit there wondering why we don’t have any money. Even starting a mowing service and spreading out and doing the lawn care work of the entire town produces more than a single job. Our friends over at lawn care Stockton is a perfect example of that.…

Change Is Good. Painful, But Good.

For Things To Change, You Must Change

I was once told by an incredibly wealthy guy that I was fortunate to run into and asked him for some quick tips on life and success.

His response with a very serious tone was “In order for things to change in your life, first and foremost it is you that has to change. Do you really think a millionaire would be talking about playing softball and drinking beer with his buddies in the afternoon? You have to change! There is no getting around that fact.”

That was a pretty interesting tip from a guy that was making an easy 7 figure income.

I remember him also telling me, again with a very serious tone, “Over the years I have realized that there is only three ways a human being can change. A person can cause themselves to change by the books they read, the books and other types of audio they listen to, and by the people, they associate with. That’s it.”

The books a person reads, audio a person listens to, and people a person associates with…

Fascinating!

That’s all a person really needs? If that’s it, then why doesn’t everyone just start to do those things?

The problem is the pain.

Changing sucks. Changing is uncomfortable.

Changing even causes you to lose friends! Don’t believe me? Have you ever switched a job? Have you noticed that you slowly start to have the friendships from your old jobs start to fall apart and fade away until you basically never talk to those friends again?

A change of jobs forced you to change. It caused you to change who you associated with.

If you’ve ever wanted to lose weight you know change sucks and is painful! You have to change what you eat right? You have to educate yourself more about the types of foods you eat. You have to start to exercise.

You have to change!

If you’ve ever had problems with drugs, in order to change you have to change everything! You have to change who you associate with. You have to change your environment. You have to change your thinking about life. You might have to take on new hobbies. Read books. Input different things into your mind.

You have to change!

Although it sucks, change is good.

Here is the thing about change. It really sucks and it’s incredibly hard to do. It takes a tremendous amount of effort. I guess the best way I can describe it is like the taking off of a space shuttle.

The amount of energy a space shuttle takes to pull outta earth’s gravity is staggering! It starts with a countdown. Then fire erupts and the engines fire! The noise and heat coming off that first start are mindblowing. There are explosions! There’s some actual earth shaking! You take a look at the rocket…and it ain’t moved an inch.

It continues…

More fire. More fuel burned. More heat. More raw and unimaginable power. The shuttle? Just now starting to creep into the air.

It continues…

More loud and deafening noise. More earth-shattering power. More fire. Now smoke and debris everywhere. The shuttle? finally starting to get moving.

It continues even more.

It’s now burned up hundreds of gallons of fuel. Two of the fuel takes have dropped off. It’s still blowing through unimaginable power to keep it going up and up and up. It’s using all of what thousands of the smartest engineers designed to make it break earth’s orbit. And finally, it breaks free from the gravity pull.

The shuttle is now in space. In space, it uses tiny little rocket boosters to propel it where it needs to go.

Change is hard, but once you break through, it a piece of cake.

That’s exactly what change is like. Like that space shuttle. It takes so much damn effort to change that it almost seems like it’s never going to happen. But once it does, the change is not only good but easy to maintain.

Ask anyone that’s lost weight and kept it off for a long time how hard it was when it first started. They’ll tell you that in the beginning, it seemed impossible. They end up changing what they input into their mind and things change for them.

I have a friend who owns an asphalt paving company that has understood the need to change his advertising strategy for his business but was very hesitant to do so. He’s an outdoor type of guy that hates computers but he knew that people are looking for his business online so he decided to make a change and start to learn how to build his online presence. He says it harder than hell to learn but he’s starting to get …

How To Change Your Life – Without Even Trying

It has been said that you will inherit the characteristics of the people you surround with yourself the most.

Really sit there and think about it for a couple of minutes.

How much money do you make? What type of things do you like to do? What things do you like to talk about? How do you talk? What types of foods do you like?

The chances are that the people you hang around with the most have all the same similar interests.

Or is that really the case?

Could it be? Maybe it is you that has formed all those things in common with those people without you even thinking about it?

I want you to take a look at some stats I have learned from studying up success.

 

There really are not that many super successful people in America. Looks like only 15% of the population is considered to be millionaires. So that leaves the rest, 85%, not being millionaires.

Why is this so?

Well, one of the beliefs that I have, and I have a lot of reasons to believe this, is that…

We As Human Beings Will, Without Question, Without Fail, Whether We Like It Or Not, Become Like Those We Associate With The Most.

Look at the vast majority of people in the USA. Let’s face it. A whole lot of them are not super successful. So, chances are you’re probably hanging out with people that are not super successful.

So how do we combat this? Is this inevitable? Are we all forced to mingle with people that simply don’t want to succeed and aspire for more?

No way!! Here is your way out.

Read.

Start to read books about successful people. Read biographies. Read self-help books. Read books on business success. Read about the greats of yesterday and today. Read, read, and then read some more.

Get this…

I checked stats out on reading habits and what I’ve discovered about the number of books Americans read is crazy…

Americans Read An Average Of 12 Books a Year

And guess what? Half of those books are romance novels.

No… one… reads!!

Nobody!!

Guess what I found out about the super successful people, and I’m talking about the top 5% to 10%?

They read! Oh, and they read A LOT!

They read at least 1 book a month. They are always looking to self improve. Always. Being as successful as they are, they still strive to learn even more.

They make the time every month, no matter what (and these people are busy!) to read more books. This is one of the reasons, in my opinion, that they are so successful.

They surround themselves with successful people, not physically, but in there mind, an imaginary way. They control their own reality, and they have complete control of this reality because of what they allow themselves to input into their own minds.

Remember what I said…

We as human beings will, without question, without fail, whether we like it or not, will become like those we associate with most.

I do not know if I could ever prove that to be a fact, but I have lived long enough and read enough to truly believe that to be the case. Since I believe that then why not do that.

Look, I know we are not blessed with being born, growing up, or even living near people that are super successful. There is no way we can get up and go out to talk to multi-millionaires tomorrow morning or anytime soon. We are basically stuck with all of the just average ordinary people we mingle around with every day. There is no helping that, but it still doesn’t mean that you can’t change your life.

Here Is How To Change Your Life, And Start To Do It Easily

Surround yourself with successful people, artificially.

That’s right! Never in the history of the world has there been a better time than today to artificially associate yourself with success because of the technology we have today.

We have iPhones to download audiobooks of success, self-help, business, winning, eating healthy, better living and so on. We have youtube videos, digital books, Bluetooth headphones, and car stereos to fully saturate our brains with words and philosophies of some of the brightest and the best this world has ever given us.

You have time to input this information all the time too. Every bathroom break you take you can read. Every shower you take you can set up audio for you to listen to while you scrub your armpits. Every drive you take can add knowledge to your brain. Think about it…a 15-minute drive to work is 30 minutes of listening to a

Why Do We Fail?

Why Do We Fail?

Over the years I’ve gotten a pretty good understanding as to why it is that we fail in life.

And you know, I used to think that we fail at things in life because we flat out suck at life. We fail because we are not any good at whatever it is we are trying to achieve. We fail at losing weight, we fail at making more money, we fail at a relationship, we fail at pretty much everything.

That’s just the way that is is and there nothing we can do about it right?

Well, that is not true. Not even in the slightest bit.

We as human beings are designed to and intended to fail. Not only are we designed to fail but we are built to fail innumerable times!

Reading books and starting to begin to enrich my mind artificially with nothing but success-oriented people I have discovered this to be an unquestionable fact and I can prove it right now…

I do not know if you believe in God, a God, a higher power, infinite intelligence, or anything like that but I do. I am not super religious by any means but I do believe that there is a God and that it is all loving and caring but yet gave us all a free will to do whatever we want with our lives.

Now this all-powerful, and wise, and incredibly loving God also has made all living creatures on planet earth. And do you know which one of his creatures is the most vulnerable, the most helpless, the single most fragile little thing in the world?

A human baby.

A baby would not last more than a few days on its own before it would perish. It cannot feed itself, clean itself, fend for itself or pretty much do anything for itself.

And yet…

This all-powerful and incredibly loving God that LOVES us all with all he is picks the most brutal way imaginable to teach this innocent little creature the simple act and the ability to walk.

Think about it…

This tiny and fragile little creature learns how to walk be falling down. Not once. Not twice. Not three times. It probably falls hundreds of times!!

Not only that…

This soft and delicate little baby will fall, scrape its knees, bang its head, hurt its hands, cry, get cut, bleed, fall on hard places, and hit objects constantly in learning.

Now let’s think about that…

Why not just let us all be born already walking? Why go through all the trouble?

Unless…

In our first year of living, and our first year as a human being, he, from the very get go, was trying to teach us a lesson. A lesson that we needed to understand in us being human beings.

We are designed to fail and fail an incredible amount of times until we finally achieve what we want.

Why else would this loving God do that to an innocent child? We else would he allow it to get hurt, get bruised, get cut, and even bleed?

He was trying to teach us a lesson, and it’s a damn good lesson.

Don’t worry about failing at whatever we want to achieve. Don’t worry about the number of times we
screw up. Don’t worry if your heart aches and is crushed from yet another defeat. As long as you keep on rolling and chugging along you will succeed. There is no way you will not.

You just gotta remember.

You were designed that way.…

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