Think And Grow Rich PDF And Book Summary
In today’s episode, we are going to be going over the book. Think and Grow Rich, which has been hailed throughout history as the best book for generating a fortune.
Even the title says this could be worth a million dollars to you and read yourself into a fortune. Now, out of this book, this was written in the thirties and a lot of things have changed since then. Out of this book, you’ve had lots of things come of age or come to popularity. One of those was the secret or the law of attraction. You see in this book, they talk about some metaphysical things, about how the fact that your thoughts are actually things and what you think about is going to change what your reality is.
Now, a lot of people agree with this. What you think about changes your reality, your perception. Of course, that’s real. That makes sense.
But is it going to change the world? Can I think and make a tree grow?
Can I think myself into a fortune? And we look at this and a lot of people say that in order to get money, which is pretty much what this book is about, it’s about money and positive thinking.
They say in order to positive. Right. That says positive money and positive thinking. And they say in order to get this money, you need to attract it to you. But the fact of the matter is they’re ignoring the basic idea that money is not a thing. Money is money is not an entity. Money is not something living. It’s just an inanimate object. It’s something that we use as a form of measurement. It’s something we use to determine how much you owe the community and how much the community owes you. Now, with that in mind and with the quote that I brought up at the beginning of this, I want to dive right in and talk about this, because in chapter one, page one, he goes on right in the first sentence. He says, truly, thoughts are things and powerful things at that.
And he’s talking about this idea that thoughts are things, that thoughts are something bigger than us. Thoughts are something that are out there. Right. And he goes on and he says on page three, he talks about opportunity. So he’s talking about thoughts. He’s talking about changing your thought pattern. And then he dives right into opportunity and he says that is one of the tricks of opportunity. It has a sly habit of slipping by the bin, by the back door, and often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat.
Perhaps this is why so many people fail to recognize opportunity. So many people are failing to recognize opportunity because it doesn’t look like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. They’re not seeing it for what it is, the hard work and everything like that. And he goes on and talks about this and he talks about how the common cause of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat. Now, right away, we’ve gone into like three pages here and we could see that all this mumbo jumbo about our thoughts creating everything isn’t really what this book’s talking about. That’s not really what it’s going into. The people who created the secret and the law of attraction are extracting something that’s not really there. Sure, he hints at the fact that, you know, these thoughts are going to change your life, but only with practical application. Very important because a lot of people say, hey, there’s a secret to success. Here it is. Right. And it usually sounds something like this.
Go to work, do a lot of work. Do a really good job. Provide value. And you’re gonna get money, right? That’s like the crux of it.
So when people say, hey, you can make money easy. Yes, this stuff is easy. But you have to do it right. You have to apply it. And he goes on and he says, one of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat. Right. Are we quitting before the magic happens? After quitting when we get temporary defeat? Now, I believe that in our society and our culture, we are plagued by the fear of failure. We’re taught in school to fear failure. Our teachers are crazy. Just last week I was hearing about my daughter has this class.
And whenever anyone gets a wrong answer, according to the teacher, it’s a Bible class. So it’s like totally subjective, right? It’s totally opinion based. There are no real facts there. And she says, hey, whenever one whenever someone disagrees with me, she hits a little balance. She rings a bell. And, you know, my daughter’s getting kind of angry at it and rightly so. But it’s teaching them the fear of failure. And throughout school, we teach the fear of failure. It’s not try math and try this and do your best and see how you do.
It’s ABC d e there’s no ABC d f right. You get f, you’re going to fail. You get a D, you suck. You get a C your average. You get an A. Yeah, you win. Now life is different. Life is different than that. And we look at this and we take a look at what he says here in this example, he talks about a guy who buys a field and buys all this stuff to mine for gold. And he digs and digs and digs and gives up. And the guy who comes along and buys the field and all the equipment after him at a bargain price because the guy gave up. Three feet and finds gold. Are you three feet from your gold, are you three feet from your breakthrough? Now, the cool thing is, is that in life, in today’s day and age, we don’t have to guess that the gold is there.
We don’t have to guess that the money’s there. We can see it and we can go after it. Right. It’s kind of like fishing in the old days, you know, the people or we’re out there fishing and Jesus like, hey. Cast your nets over there because he knew where the fish were, but he was the only one because he couldn’t see under the water. Now, today, we have these little finders that find the fish. And, you know, my uncle goes out there, he finds a fish. He’s like, oh, there they are. Throw your thing there. Whoo! We get fish, right? Very cool. So today’s day and age is a lot different. Now he goes on in page seven to say, the better portion of all sales I have made were made after people say no. So this is where we look at this and we’re like, OK, well, is this book like the magic bullet? No, but there are a lot of practical things, like the better portion of all sales I made were after people said no. That’s a key to life. That’s a key to sales. And we look at that and we’re like, okay, cool. So we got this key. We got this stuff going on. And now I know that after someone says, no, I can keep going right after I dig for gold. And I say, hey, you know what you want to buy now? It doesn’t mean no. It means maybe they have more questions or something like that. Right. So he’s talking about a lot of practical things. He says when you begin to think and grow rich, you will observe that riches begin with a state of mind. Now, this is very important, he says, a state of mind with definiteness, a purpose with little or no hard work. You and every person ought to be interested in knowing how to acquire the state of mind. I was talking about this state of mind. Right. Are you poverty conscious or are you wealth conscious now? A lot of people look at this and they put meaning to it like, oh, this means something different if you’re poverty conscious and you’re broke.
This means something different. If you’re wealth conscious. Now, another reason I put the quote up before this book review is because of the fact that I want you to know that states of mind, beliefs about money and success and everything was given to you by culture. OK. We put meaning on this stuff and we say, well, that guy’s worth this or that guy has this or money is hard to get or life is hard. Things are difficult. But these were all things that were inherited by society. Right. Society has taught you to believe these things. And when we look at this, we say, well, can I take the fluff away and can I apply a practical set of systems and solutions to get where I want to go? And that’s what I believe this book is telling us. He says success comes to those who have become success conscious. Okay, good. That makes sense, right? If you’re not success conscious, you’re probably just gonna spend all your money and you’re not going to care about it anyway because you’re not conscious of it. He also says on page nine, we foolishly believe that our own limitations are the proper measure of limitations. Here’s another thing. Right. Our limitations in life. We have limitations that we set on ourselves. I could never be Steve Jobs. I could never be Bill Gates. I could never make a million dollars. I’m never gonna do this. I’m never going to do that. And we have these limitations and these limitations, again, are put on us by society. Right. We look at these things thing. I could never amount to that. I could never achieve that. And these limitations are just figments of our imagination. Right. He’s going on to say something very important. And he’s saying that most of your struggles, most of the things that happen in your life are a problem of thinking. Right. It’s a problem of your belief set. It’s a problem of what you think, what you feel and the meaning you give it.
I dug for gold. I gave up. I failed. OK. Interesting. Now, this guy who who dug for golden failed could also look at the next guy and be like that lazy S.O.P. He dug three feet with my equipment, my stuff, my hard work. I did everything for him. He got rich. You could actually live your life as a victim if you were that person or you go on and do something else. It all is in your mind. It’s all in your thoughts. He goes on and says on page 10. One of these is desire. Right. This is a principle of success. So he goes into these principles now. OK. He says we’ve got to get rid of these limitations. They’re only in your mind. What we need here is we need desire. OK, we need desire. What do you want? Desire is a huge motivation.
It’s like, you know, a guy going after a girl. It’s a base of desire. Someone going for food, someone going for something. You tap into the power of a desire. And things start to change. And he says, desire. OK. Then he puts a little quote, Things are little Kolan things. And he says, knowing what you want, OK?
Desire co and knowing what you want. Why is this important? Well, one to desire. This money is fine. That’s great. Whatever. You know, you desire success. That’s good. Don’t make it too big of a thing. But you don’t put your desire in perspective. And he says, OK, good. Now you could. Say, well, you know, I just want money. A lot of people come to me, they’re like, Marcus, I want to make money online. Great. Fine. How much do you want to make? As much as I can. OK, great. Can you put a dollar amount? Because when you put the dollar amount or you say what you want. Or more importantly, you describe what you want. So instead of I want to make one hundred thousand dollars a year or one million dollars a year or whatever. What if I said here is what I want my life to look like?
Would you want it to look like years ago when I was about 20 years old. I met my girlfriend and we got pregnant and I said, here’s what I want my life to look like. I want to stay home. I want to hang out with you. I want to have a pool. I want to have a house. And I want to play with the kids all the time. Don’t want to go to work 17 years later. I played with the kids, have gone in the pool. We’ve had some hard times, of course, because of my bad thinking, which we’re going to talk about. But all in all, it’s been pretty good. I’ve gotten pretty much what I’ve wanted. Right. So put in terms not just the money, but what it’s going to do for you, because a lot of people just want money for money’s sake. And that’s that’s absurd to me. It doesn’t make any sense. Right. What good does it do if it’s not giving you the life you want? So many people that have lots of money are absolutely miserable because they haven’t taken the time to say, what do I want my life to look like? He goes on here on page eleven to say that we have the power to control our thoughts. Now, this this thinking to me is dangerous, right? He’s talking about the idea of controlling one’s mind, controlling the mind.
Right. And this is kind of ludicrous because it’s like, OK, controlling your mind. Can you control your mind? Right. Can you really control your mind? I don’t think so. You can direct your mind and direct your thoughts. And the way that I look at it is there’s a big stream of thoughts going along. There’s thoughts going along and you choose and pick what you pick up. This is where he’s talking about wealth, consciousness. You see, there’s a stream of thoughts going along. Some of them have wealth ideas. Some of them have good ideas. Some of them say, you can’t. You won’t. You’re not good enough. Your this. Your that. You don’t have enough money. And what happens is you’re going to tune your mind to see what’s in that river and you’re gonna pick it up automatically. Now, when you go to buy a new car. Right, let’s say you’re going to buy a red Toyota truck. Okay. You’re gonna buy a red Toyota truck. Now, all of a sudden, when you decide to get this right, when you have the desire for it, what happens is your brain now tunes in to all the trucks on the road that are red Toyota and you like. There it is. There it is. There it is. And you start to see them everywhere. And it’s almost like they manufactured more just because you started thinking about it.
But that’s not the case. The cases is you’ve trained your mind to pick up those thoughts and to pick up what it sees. Same kind of thing here. We don’t control our mind or our thoughts. We just choose where we want to direct it. Now he goes on in Chapter two after the chapter on Desire. He talks about the chapter on faith. Now, faith is a very difficult subject to talk about in a video about money, because when you put faith with money and health, OK, people are going to have results.
So say I had faith. I got rich. I had faith. I got healed. Can you duplicate the result? I don’t know. I don’t know if it was a product of your thoughts. I don’t know if it’s a product of this. I don’t know whatever. But what we do know is that faith comes from belief. Right. Do you believe you can get what you want? Do you believe you can do this now? Sometimes this gets dangerous because people talk about belief and they’re like, well, I believed it enough.
I sat there and I thought about it enough, but it didn’t happen. That’s where the practicality comes in. Right. The practicality comes in where it’s like we can do the stuff right. I believe I can get healed. It’s like the old story of the guy who is lost at sea. And he’s treading water. He’s treading water. He’s treading water. And he’s like, God, rescue me from the sea. And a boat comes by and they’re like, Hey, man, you want a lift? We’re here. And he’s like, No, man. I just prayed that God would rescue me. He’s going to rescue me. And you do do do do do. A helicopter comes down. And they’re like, here’s the guy who comes down. He’s like, hey, dude, we’re here to rescue you. He’s like, oh, we’re about it. God’s got it covered, old buddy. Right. The guy ends up dying and he goes to heaven. And God’s like, Well, I tried to rescue you. I said to helicopter in a boat which didn’t get in. Same kind of thing here. It’s like, hey, the secret to success is there. But you got to get on the boat and go do it. You have to have the practical plan. And he talks about faith being the head chemist of the mind. This is interesting. I like this, right? Because now we have desire. We have faith and belief.
Faith and belief not only is difficult for me to spell, but it also changes your mindset. Right. A guy who believes he can do something is a lot. More able to get it than someone who doesn’t believe someone who believes they can be healed. You know, stuff like that is going to change the way you are. But he says it’s a chief chemist to the mine. Now, here’s something interesting. OK, we have controlling mine. We have chemist mined. Now, this is interesting because if the mind is based on chemistry and chemistry changes, your mind could. Things that you’re thinking about change your chemistry.
Could things you eat change your chemistry, which in turn is changing your mind? Have you ever noticed how if you drink too much sugar, you have too much alcohol or something like that? Your mind is going to change for me. When I was an alcoholic, my mind went to depression.
Right? Automatically, boom. The chemistry changed it. So he’s saying Faith is the head chemist of the mind. So if you have this faith, this belief, it’s going to change the chemistry in your body. Very important. Very interesting and very practical. All right. He goes on to say how to develop faith. Well, affirmation repeated instructions to the subconscious mind through the principle of auto suggestion. So it goes on to say this principle of auto suggestion. OK. Now, this is a proven known fact. It’s something that I’ve learned numerous times throughout my life when I wanted to change my situation. And that is that repetitive affirmations work. Right? It’s like the old adage, if you can tell a lie long enough, people will believe it as truth, including yourself. Right. You tell yourself these stories. I’m not good enough. I’m not strong enough. I’m not whatever. No one’s going to like me. Boom. You’re not going to get where you want to go because the affirmation is there fighting against you. Right. You ever feel like you’re fighting a huge uphill battle to get where you want to go? We’re going to tell you that uphill battle. It’s because you’re trying to control your mind. You can’t control your mind. All you can do is relax. It’s kind of like the old adage of the only way to catch your breath is to lose your breath. The only way to find your mind is to lose your mind in a sense. And we look at this and we’re like, wow, wait a minute. This is starting to make sense to me because now we have this idea of faith and belief as a practical solution that can be put through without a suggestion. Right. That’s why the majority of the people who grew up in churches end up believing the same stuff later. Whether it’s right, wrong or indifferent doesn’t matter. What matters is the auto suggestion. The same thing happens with the stories you tell yourself. Let’s take a look again over here on page 32. He talks about thoughts which have been emotionalized.
I like this. Thoughts that are emotionalize right there, certain thoughts that are emotionalize.
Just last night, I was reading the comments on YouTube. If you’ve never been a YouTube publisher, for some reason, there’s some of the meanest people in the world on YouTube, and they are not grateful that people put out good videos and videos at all. They act like you forced them to sit there and watch a video and then they’re like, hey, you’re terrible. One guy said I should be shot by, which is stupid, but, you know, to each his own, I don’t think anything like that.
But again, that goes to show the thought of the person. Right. They have the thought they have this thought in life that this person owes me something. Therefore, he didn’t give it to me. Therefore, he is at fault. No. We need to start taking responsibility.
It’s not the guru. I don’t teach you anything. I am incapable of teaching you anything you learn. Learning is an active process. And he goes on to talk about emotionalized. And I was going with that because my thoughts about this guy made me sad. I was emotional about it and my thought was emotional, saying, wow, is the world really this bad that people sit around and comment on things where people are trying to help and say these terrible things? Right. What’s the deal? And my thought was emotionalize. Now, I could take that emotionalize thought and I can run with it and I could say, well, this is bad. I shouldn’t put out more videos. I shouldn’t put out more content. What the hell am I doing? I don’t have a real job. I’m a failure. OK, because it’s emotionalize. Or I could take the emotion out of it and say what? He’s one of eight billion people I got other people to reach. That’s cool. Now he goes on to say that the emotions or the feeling portions of thoughts are what gives your life vitality. Pretty cool, right? The emotional part is what gives you the vitality to go on. He also goes on to say that perfection will come through practice. Good. So you want perfection? OK, practice.
Excellent practice. That’s how you get perfection. Pretty simple. Can’t come by merely reading instructions, reading this book. So he says, think and grow rich. Read to self. Read yourself into a fortune. Perfection is not going to come by reading a book. OK. So like perfection. If you define perfection as your life or your money or happiness or whatever. Right. We look at that.
And he says to himself, perfection comes through practice, it cannot come by reading. So we’ve got to practice. I’ve got to do this stuff. He goes on to say, Faith is the only known antidote for failure. You want to feel better about failure. Have faith and do something different next time. Faith is the element which transforms the ordinary vibration of thought created by the finite mind of man into the spiritual equivalent. This is where it starts to get a little weird. Does that happen? I don’t know. I don’t live in like ghost land. Apparently he did. But, you know, to each his own. It goes on again. Page thirty five, talking about auto suggestion. He says it’s a well-known fact that one comes finally to believe whatever one repeats to oneself whether the statement is true or false. Right.
If you say something to yourself over and over or you hear something over and over, you will be indoctrinated to believe that it is so, whether it is so or not. And what we want to do is we want to stop being a victim of life, having life come at us and taking these things and saying, well, this is what it is and we want to start analyzing it and make a plan to change it through desire. Faith, auto suggestion and all these other things he talks about. He says, let’s see here, two, to do thoughts which are mixed with any of the feelings and emotions constitute a magnetic force which attracts other or assimilated relate similar related thoughts. Now, this is important because it’s like the car thing we talked about earlier. Right. Your thoughts that are mixed with emotion are going to start to attract like thoughts. Have you ever noticed how? Like, for me. I had a weird childhood, had some abuse, and automatically because of that, my mind has preconditioned to watch out for certain things. Watch for people that look like this. Watch for people that feel like this. Watch out for it. Right. I had a magnetic force in my mind that says, watch for this. People who are conscious of money, people are into money are conscious about that. People are into weightlifting. They’re conscious about that. It’s kind of like what you decide to focus your energy on is what it’s going to get. Now, personally, I believe that everyone in life is given the same amount of intelligence. Right. Very important, you might say. Well, are there dumb people and smart people?
No, there’s people with intelligence. Just matters what they choose to use the intelligence on. For example, my brother is an expert on drums and music. He will tell you that riff right off the bat. He’ll listen to something on the radio. He’ll be able to play it. He picks up a guitar. Boom. He’s. He’s on, right. He’s good at that. Me? Not so much. I don’t know the difference between, like, a Stratocaster and a bass guitar or whatever. I probably know that one. But the drums, I don’t know so much like we look at that and it’s because he trained his brain to look for it. Remember, practice is what makes perfection very important. You practice money stuff. Get good at it. Be perfect at it. Right. He goes on on page 37 to say, I will. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness and cynicism by developing love for all humanity. Because I know that a negative attitude towards others can never bring me success. This needs to be taped to the world. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness and cynicism by developing love for all humanity. Everyone, even the people who hate you. Even the guy on YouTube who said I’m terrible. Right. I said terrible things, but I care about him too. He’s totally entitled to watch my video. He’s totally entitled to everything I’m entitled to. Right. When we look at everything as equal playing field and we start to look at people differently, things start to change. Right. You can have everything you want in life.
If you help enough other people get what they want in life. Quote by I believe that was Jim Rohner, Zig Ziglar. He also says on page 47 that riches begin in the form of thought. Right. You can’t have something you don’t think about. You can think about it. Kate goes on the in the auto suggestion chapter to talk about how that works, how the mental power works, everything like that. Then he goes on in Chapter five to talk about specialized knowledge. OK. So here’s the plan, right?
We got desire, belief, and now we have specialize. Knowledge. OK. My brother wanted to make a fortune. He could go use his specialized knowledge of drums and guitars and go make a fortune. OK. It’s just what we choose to use. Remember, we all have the same intelligence. It’s just what we choose to use it on. Unfortunately, some people like to use it on TV and they know every person on the TV show, unlike me, who I drive my wife nuts because we’ll watch a show for five seasons and I’ll be like the guy with the hat. And she’s like, That’s the main character, John. And I’m like, Why? Didn’t know that. Right. A lot of people choose to use that. So what are you choosing to use your knowledge on? What are you choosing? Right. So he says lots of people specialize on teaching knowledge, like in schools and things, but they do not specialize on the organization or use of the knowledge.
What if you had specialized knowledge and the ability to use it? What if you knew how the Internet worked? What if you knew how advertising work? What if you knew how to get these companies to buy things or how to get paid or whatever? And he says that this missing link on page fifty six in all systems of education maybe found in the failure of educational institutions to teach their students how to organize and use knowledge after they acquire it.
Do you know how to use knowledge after you acquire it? If I tell you how to do something, do you know how to apply it?
Wisdom is applied knowledge and experience.
Right. Wisdom is applied. Knowledge and experience. Do you know how to use the knowledge? If I teach you to build a Web site, go build a Web site a day for people, or you can teach people about a Web site or you can do whatever you want. Right. If I teach you how to make applications, it takes you like a year to learn it. Maybe maybe six months, maybe three months. I don’t know how fast you are. Right. But once you do it, what do you do with it? You can go get a job with it and that’s fine. But getting a job will make you a living. Working for yourself can make you a fortune. And of course, the lifestyle I want requires me to work for myself. So we look at this and we’re like, okay, cool, now we’re getting the plan. Okay. So, one, we got to know how to apply the knowledge. Also, we got to know how to get knowledge in this day and age. I’m kind of torn with the idea of free college. I like the idea. I think college should be free. I like that idea. OK. But I also don’t like the idea because free college is kind of available now. You could learn anything you want on YouTube, on Google with PDAF. You could learn anything you want. Anything you could learn. Any trade. All right. Well, you know how to do like test tubes and science. Probably not go to school for that. But if you want to learn, like websites or whatever gardening, you can learn that. And it’s available everywhere. So the fact of the matter is, is if you feel like you should get a hand out of information or a mentor should come and shake your hand and say, come on, buddy, I’m going to teach you everything, you are sadly mistaken because this is about you and no one cares about your success as much as you do or don’t. Very important. So we look at this and we’re like, oh, cool knowledge has no value except that which can be gained from its application toward some worthy. Yet knowing all these things about drums doesn’t mean anything unless you can use it for an end, knowing all the stuff that I know on the Internet. There are people in Internet marketing that know far more than me, and they’re broke. There are people that know far less than me. And they make 50 times what I do. What’s the difference?
The difference is in applied knowledge, how are you applying it? How are you using it? He says going on to that college example and all this other stuff. Anything acquired without effort and without cost is generally unappreciated. How many people watch videos? How many people consume knowledge and they’re unappreciative. They’re like, hey, did you know? I know you taught me some cool stuff, but dude, like, can’t you just teach me how to push a five and make money fly out of my computer? No, F5 five doesn’t make money. Fly out of your computer. Printing money is actually illegal and shouldn’t be done. But I can show you something pretty cool. Like right here we are showing you the principles of success. Some of you guys will watch this and you’ll be like, this is a bunch of horseshit. And you know what? You’re right. It’s total horseshit if you don’t use it. But to the person who uses it, it’s going to be some good shit. Right. So we go on and we look at that. Anything acquired without effort and without cost is generally unappreciated. It goes on to say, one of the strange things about human beings is that they only value that which has a price. Interesting. So this idea of price tags.
Right. Make a little price tag here.
This idea of price tags and putting numbers and figures to something is what triggers your brain to value it. And the flipside also works to. Triggers other people’s brains to value it. How do you charge a thousand dollars for a one hour coaching session, Marcus? Well, I ask for it. And then I darn well make sure that that call will make you at least ten times as much. OK, we look at it, we’re like, what value can I provide? OK. Now, again, what’s the value? What I choose it to be. So it says in this book, do we go on?
He says they have learned from experience that any person who has the ambition to give up part of his spare time studying at home has an M the qualities which make for leadership. Are you taking the time to learn and organize what you learn for a reason, for an end, for a goal? Right. We look at this and we’re like, OK, what is the goal? If you do, you already have some of the makings for success, he says on page 62. OK. He goes on to say, in page sixty three, he took inventory of himself. It pays to know how to purchase knowledge. Very important. Do you know how to purchase knowledge when you go to school, or are you just hoping the degree gets you a job, or do you know how to purchase it with the intent of using it? Do you know how to purchase courses about making money online or off line or building a business? And do you know what you’re looking for? Most people don’t.
And that’s a sad fact. And people look at my YouTube videos and they’ll say that is the worst video in the world. And I just gave them a secret that can make them hundreds of thousands a year or possibly a month. And they missed it because they don’t know what they’re looking for. Very, very important. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, you’re not going to find it very, very interesting. We go on in page seventy five. He talks about the example of Coca-Cola and imagination, which is his next part. Right. Imagination.
Do you have an imagination? If not, train yourself to have one. Right.
I used to think I wasn’t creative because I worked for this guy who came up with ideas all the time and he acted on his ideas back when I was a kid and I was like, why can’t I be creative like that? And I learned I can be. All I need to do is train myself. And I’ve actually, in my opinion, far exceeded that creativity. And we go on and we’re like, okay, cool. That’s how it works. Gotta have imagination. Oh, master salesman. No. On page 79, that ideas can be sold everywhere. Merchandise cannot. This is where we talk about getting butt ass rich, selling ideas. Right. You can go import a bunch of stuff from China. You can sell it. That’s good. You can make money on it. Great. Sometime or another it’ll probably dry up, but you can never run out of ideas. Ideas are only stored in my head and if I can sell them, we’re merchandise cannot be sold a.k.a. the internet, which merchandise can be sold online, but not instant deliverable usually. And so we have that. And then he says there is no standard price on ideas. What’s it worth? What’s an idea? What is it worth to you? If I tell you that this niche with this Web site and this affiliate offer, like my high ticket neches program, it’s going to make money. What is that worth, 1000 bucks? Well, I don’t know. What if it makes you a hundred thousand a year for the next seven years? Right. Well, then it was worth like almost a million bucks. So there’s no standard price on ideas. The creator of ideas makes his own price. And if he’s smart, he gets it right. And you say, well, Marcus, you know, there’s a lot of people that have no money and it’s very difficult in this economy. Well, if you think that way. Yeah. But there’s also a lot of rich people that have money just sitting around. Right. Like the example I used in my last video. We’re talking about people buying Ferraris versus buying Toyotas. The guy buying the Ferrari doesn’t give a rip about saving a thousand bucks. He just wants his Ferrari. The guy on the Toyota, he’s Grindin and Grine, and he’s got to get payment plans. He’s got to get this on the Ferrari. You’re making like 30 grand commission on the Ford or whatever Toyota. You’re making, you know, a couple hundred bucks or couple of thousand.
He goes on and page eighty three to say if the first plan which you adopt does not work successfully replace it with a new plan. And he goes on to say, the next one here under imagination, hopefully we can embrace this under imagination.
OK. Next one under imagination is organized planning.
OK, cool. Organize planning. So we got desire. We got faith. We got imagination. We got organized planning. And he says the first is the first plan doesn’t work. Replace it with a new plan. OK. So many people try their first plan and they expect it to work. Very few of my first ideas work right out of the bat until I got good at it and really knew what I was doing right. But oftentimes, if it fails, do a different one, similar, and then on and on until you find one that works. That’s what that’s what this is about. Right. If you are going to work for yourself, whether it’s an online business or whatever, you don’t have a boss telling you what to do. This is the problem. So many people need to be told what to do because they’ve been trained, that they need to be told what to do. They aren’t able to go out and plan and say, this is what I’m going to do. Here’s how I’m going to do it. And he says, right here is a point where a majority of men meet with failure. They meet with failure because they don’t have the plan. And if the plan. Fails, they they say, oh, well, you know, I built a Web site, only got a couple of clicks, but a YouTube video up, nine people saw it. One guy didn’t like it. He got thumbs down. Right. And it’s like, whatever we look at it, we’re like, OK, well, let’s make stuff that they do like. Let’s try another one.
Let’s try a different angle, because their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
You got to persist, persist, persist.
OK, do you want something in life? You’ve got to persist to get it right. Very, very, very important. So many people work harder on, like, getting tickets for a concert than they do, like on their Internet marketing, which is silly. Right. And that goes on to say this whole price thing. Most people would do more work to save ten thousand bucks than to make ten thousand bucks. Right. So they’re like, okay, well, I’m going to work harder. I’m not losing ten thousand. Then I am going to make I’m the opposite. I’m like, whatever, whatever I lose is gone. I’m going to make some more. Because that’s what I know how to do. And I know how to protect it that well. Right. I know how to make it. And that’s what I do. Millions of men go through life in misery and poverty because they lack a sound plan. Very good stuff there. No man is ever whipped until he quits in his own mind. And he goes on to talk about this idea of temporary defeat and how it’s only temporary. We look at defeat as if it’s like the end of the world, right? Oh, man. I only got, you know, five people to the site. No one ordered. No one did this. No one collect. Google wants too much money for clicks. Yeah. The affiliate company won’t accept me. Get over it. Right. You want to make it work. The best things in life are worth working for. And the fact of the matter is, it doesn’t take that long. Right. I could outpace someone who goes and says, I’m going to spend eight hours today doing this and gives up by just focusing for 15 minutes a day on one simple task. Focus on one thing. Specialized knowledge, one thing. Do it really good and do it over and over and make a bunch of money as an efficient. Any efficient meter. You can’t talk today. Any efficient leader may, through his knowledge of his job and the magnetism of his personality, greatly increased the efficiency of others and induced them to render more service and better service than they could render without his aid. Right. It talks about inspiring others. And he says in selfishness because he knows that most men will work harder for recommendation and commendation than they will for money. Right. That’s interesting. Most people would work harder for a pat on the back than they would an extra thousand dollars on their check. Can’t spend a pat on the back, but it sure does feel good. Find ways and means of teaching people how to apply the knowledge they read and they receive in school. If you could teach people how to apply knowledge, which is what I’m trying to do for you now, you can make a fortune because people don’t know how to do that. And the economy is changing. The world is changing. The way business is conducted is changing and either get on board or you don’t. Right. Very important. Remember, this is it’s not the lawyer who knows the most law, but the one who best prepares his case, who wins. If your case is properly prepared and presented, your victory will have been won. You your victory will have been more than half won at the beginning or the outset or whatever. All right. Page one to one. He says men are paid not merely for what they know, but more particularly for what they do with what they know. Very practical stuff. It’s like, OK, we’re gonna do something with this. We just can’t sit around and think and grow rich. We have to, like, work and grow rich. We have to do and grow rich. But it’s not that hard. And here’s a plan before you can start to negotiate for a readjustment of your salary and your present position on page one O six or to seek employment elsewhere. Be sure that you are worth more than you now receive. This idea of worth worth. What are you worth? You want a raise.
Be worth more. Do more. Sell more. Be better. Learn. Make yourself more valuable to the marketplace. It’s one thing to want money. Everyone wants more. But it’s something entirely different to be worth more. Right.
Are you worth more in terms of what you’re providing to the marketplace that you can be worth a little bit to a lot of people or a lot to a little people? It’s up to you. And we look at this and he says, most of us have never taken inventory of the advantages of this freedom. We’ve never compared our unlimited freedom with the curtailed freedom in other countries. He goes on to talk about what it means to be an American. And he says America provides the freedom and all the opportunity to accumulate riches that any honest person may require. Right. If you’re born in America and you’re not getting this is because you’re not doing it.
Plain and simple. It’s like, OK, well, here’s a plan. You’ve got to do it. Well, Marcus, I don’t know this. I don’t know that will then go figure it out. It’s all out there for you. And we got the Internet. OK, very cool. So after organize planning, he goes on to say Decision.
Decision is the big thing that kills many people, the inability to decide. Sometimes in business you got to decide. Am I going to use this? Am I going to use that? Am I going to buy this? Am I going to do that? Am I going to start a restaurant or am I going to teach recipes online? What am I going to do? He talks about decision. He talked about on page one, 19, lack of decision, procrastination and talking about quick and definite decisions.
Right. You need to be able to make decisions because at the end of the day, it’s up to you. And that’s what comes up with responsibility. That’s what people don’t want to fail because they’re like, well, I’m responsible for failing. I’m going to look like an idiot. Well, no one cares, right? No one cares.
Very few people care about what you do. Good. And what you do bad. Very few. Like, I got millions of people who watched my videos and very few people care. Some of them say bad things and terrible things. And it’s like whatever. That’s their problem. That’s that’s their deal, not mine. Reaching decisions promptly. Can you reach a decision promptly? Let’s see here. Talks about being easily influenced by the opinions of others. Are you easily influenced by the opinions of others? Do you give a rip? I myself am guilty of that. Sometimes I hate when people say bad things. But you know what? To each his own, I got to learn to live with it and can’t be influenced by it because, as he says, opinions are the cheapest commodities on earth. You don’t believe me? Look at the Internet. Everyone’s got an opinion about something. You know what? I don’t give a shit about your opinion. I give a shit about my results and my life. I don’t care about your opinion. Now, with that said, there’s another side of the coin. Can you be willing to listen to the opinions of others without taking offense? I can listen to those guys and say, well, they didn’t like my video. Maybe I did talk too long. Maybe it wasn’t engaging enough. Maybe I should study more. Right. Can I was into it and take feedback because that’s the essence of how marketing works. Talks about people with inferiority complexes, OK, which really easy to get over that. If you have lack of self-esteem, a lack of self value, then be worth more. Very simple, right? You want to be someone of more value. You want to be someone who has more self esteem. Do esteemable acts the best way to get more theme is to help others, right. Find something you’re good at. Everyone has something they’re good at and they can help people with. And you could do that and you could feel better about yourself because you’re going to be more esteemable, right? If you want more self esteem, be more esteemable. Do things that people will hold in high regard and value more in your search for the secret method. Do not look for a miracle because you won’t find it. Well, it kind of goes against what it said on the back of the book. But hey, this is practical. Those who reach decisions promptly and definitely know what they want and generally get it. Do you know what you want and can you get it? If you know what you want, write it down. That is what I want. I wanna live here. I want to do this. I’m going to go get it right after my big downfall, after I was an alcoholic for many years and had a very bad time, almost ended up taking my own life. I look at this and I was like, OK, well, you know, I could have lost everything, literally everything I did nothing else to lose if you lose your own life. And I went on and I said, well, now that I’m sober, whatever I want my life to look like. And within two years, I got most of it back. It’s like, OK, well, this is what I want my life to look like. Let’s do it right. Let’s make it happen.
Because I knew what I wanted and I was able to make those decisions and I had specialized knowledge that I gain. And that’s a thing is learning this stuff is more than just making a few hundred bucks a month or a thousand bucks a month or a million dollars a year. It’s more than that. It’s being able to live how you want. It’s been able to do what you want and get what you desire and help other people and do all kinds of cool stuff. That’s the real value here. Lack of persistence on page one. Thirty four is the major. It’s one of the major causes of failure. The starting point of all achievement is desire. Talks about this idea of habit and ingraining things in your brain through habit. Right. What do you do as a habit?
If you’re habitually looking at Facebook and getting down and commenting and being asked for lack of a better word, that’s what you’re gonna get right? If you’re sitting around talking about how much Hillary sucked or Donald Trump soxer taxes suck or whatever, your life’s gonna suck because you’re focused on suck. But if you’re focused on the good, if you say, hey, you know what, there’s a lot of good going on in the world to focus on that, even though they don’t put it on the news. Let’s focus on that. Let’s do good. He says truly, if one has persistence, he can get along very well without many other qualities. Right. If you have persistence alone, whatever you do, if you persist in it, it’s gonna work, right. If you do it the right way and you learn from mistakes and you look at what didn’t work. Organize planning and you say, I’m going to do something different next time, you’re gonna get. Success. Right. Success will be inevitable. Success is going to be inevitable for you, right? Make success an inevitable by. By doing this stuff, men take on the nature and habits and the power of those of the thought of those with whom they associate with. He goes on with this idea of your group. He talks about the mastermind group mastermind. OK. Now, a mastermind could be a group of physical people that you meet. It could be an online group. It could be a forum. It could be whatever. OK, but where are you hanging out? What are you listening to? You know, people like my dad. He surrounds himself with these Bible people who are depressing. Right. And he’s always depressed. He’s like, I don’t know why I’m not that funny anymore. Sometimes he’s funny, but he always seems to be depressed. And it’s like, well, why? What’s because you’re associating with depressed people? Of course it’s going to happen. Right? It’s like those people who watch movies that are late at night and they’re all about killing and stuff. And it’s like, why do I feel sad? Because you just watch hours and people go themselves. I you can be sad. So your mastermind could also be TV, right? What are you masterminding? So he says get a good mastermind. But I also say don’t have a bad mastermind. That’s an important thing. Just as important. All right. He goes on into and we’ll try to wrap this up. It’s getting kind of long. It goes on on page one. Sixty one 160.
It becomes receptive. He’s talking about your mind and the sixth sense. And this is what is known as unconscious competence, being able to do something like driving without really thinking about it, OK? Unconscious competence. He says your mind becomes receptive to ideas which it could not reach the individual under any circumstances. So under any circumstances, these thoughts wouldn’t reach you. But when you tune into him, it does. Right. This is where the law of attraction stuff came from. Although they took it a little bit too far and a little too mushy for me. He says one of America’s most successful and best known financiers followed the habit of closing their eyes for two or three minutes before making a decision. Right. This is like the book we went through the five second rule. Only the five second rule was kind of a little fluffy for me. I would have liked some more substance. But the idea of, hey, close my eyes, make a decision, close my eyes, do what I gotta do. That way you train yourself to forget about other stuff and just do what you got to do. The mind is a creature of habit. It thrives upon the dominating thoughts, feeding it right. If you feed yourself junk food, you’re going to get fat. If you feed your mind garbage, you’re going to get garbage, right? The dominating thoughts are going to happen if you watch Fox News all day. I’m sorry, guys, but Fox News is Newt is just opinionated and terrible. So is CNN right? All of them are pretty bad stuff. Right. Read the news. That’s the best thing to do. Read the headlines. But if you watch your stuff all day, it’s going to change the way you are. There are articles and videos written of families who their loved ones have gone down into this hole of watching news and being depressed and all these theories and stuff. And it’s a wasted life. And the marketers are getting rich on it. Don’t don’t get me wrong there, but it’s a wasted life. OK. As easy as it is to think about crap, don’t do it. It’s just as easy as going to the drive thru and getting a greasy burger.
Right. Same thing. It’s crap. It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s most mentally stimulating. The chemicals in the fat burgers are going to make you feel good. Just like when I was an alcoholic. Right. Instant gratification. Have a beer. I didn’t even have to drink it and sit on the table. I felt better instantly. Right. It wasn’t even my body yet. I shook when I didn’t have it. Why? Because I was feeding my mind and my body poison.
Are you deliberately taking poison by what you put in your mind? Are you deliberately taking poison by what’s going on? And he says control comes from persistence and habit. This makes sense. We’re talking about controlling the mind. The way you control your mind isn’t trying to control it. It’s changing what you pick up from the sea of thoughts. Very important. All right. Couple more here and then we’ll let you go. Fears are nothing more than state of mind. Your fear of failure, your fear of everything. It’s a state of mind. There’s some fear. That’s good. Don’t touch the hot stove. Don’t get too close to the old Grand Canyon. Those things are good to fear. It’s teaching you. But some things are irrational and silly. He says thoughts which have been released by other minds. OK, interesting. So there’s thoughts that can be released by other minds. And he goes on, goes to fear and he says kill the habit of worry in all its forms by reaching a general blanket decision that nothing which life has to offer is worth the price of worry.
Nothing that life has to offer is worth the price of worry. You can’t worry yourself, Rich, but you might be able to think and act yourself rich through a systemized plan. One desire and know what you want to believe. You can get it and show yourself that you can get it. Three. Imagine. Get an imagination. Think. What can I do better? How can I help more people? How can I change this? How can I make a better mousetrap? How can I teach people better? What can I do? Imagine it for like Walt Disney. A mad. And instead of filming things like this, I can film a flipbook and kids will watch it. And I just went to Disneyland. And I think he got pretty successful off of his imaginations for organized planning.
You got to plan. Then you got to work your plan. And if your plan doesn’t work. Find out why. Learn from it. A smart person learns from his mistakes. But a wise person learns from the mistakes of others. Very important. Organized planning decision. Be able to make decisions. Put yourself in the situation where you can make a decision and you can live with the consequences because they’re usually not that bad. Unless you’re doing something silly or illegal, which you shouldn’t be doing. You’re on the wrong video for that. Number six, get a group a mastermind. And number seven was in here. It was getting rid of the ghosts of fear, subconscious mind. So seven x out. Ghosts of fear.
Right. Focus on your subconscious mind. Train it through auto suggestion. OK.
And who is hot? That is your plan. Can you follow that simple plan? Easier than you think. All it has to do is taking specialized knowledge, applying that knowledge, saying no to the stuff that comes in bad, feeding yourself good, persisting and taking responsibility. It’s very simple. You’re not going to sit and think and count your lucky stars to get rich, right. Reminds me of that movie, the Disney movie Princess and the Frog, where you have the girl that spoiled and rich. Right. And she’s there. She’s like, please, please help me marry a prince or whatever. And the other friend that she has grew up poor. She was actually, you know, for more or less words. She was kind of like a slave, although she was paid back when the things were changing. And she went through and she said, I’m going to do this by hard work. I’m going to do it by that. And that was good. But she didn’t focus on what she really wanted. What she focused on, what she really wanted in life. Things started to change and she got everything she wanted. Very good movie to watch. I know it’s a cartoon and some people don’t like cartoons. If you don’t like cartoons, start liking cartoons because life needs to be fun. But anyway. Right. This is how you do it, right. You start to work your plan. I hope you enjoyed this book review. It was really fun to make it something that’s really, really important to look at. And your mind is the number one block to making everything happen. Start to feed your mind good things, start to change your mind, start to make a plan, work your plan, follow the others who have done this before you and look at the results and your life will start to change. This has changed my life numerous times and there’s a lot more so they can grow rich, get it right. It gets free online through PDAF.
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