Some people think it’s mumbo jumbo, but transmutation, The Secret, “Fake it ’til you make it” – all worked for me!
I was watching a periscope this morning by Luke Hessler, a MSU student and entreprenuer whom I had the pleasure of meeting last Fall at the LCC AMA Business Ettiquette dinner and he was passionately and ferverently reading from – and re-reading sections as he highlighted – Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill.
Think and Grow Rich is a 1937 personal development and self-help book by Napoleon Hill. The book was inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American business magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. (via Wikipedia)
Think and Grow Rich is considered by many to be the most inspirational and authentic self-help book of its kind. This book was the culmination of a project that took Hill over 20 years to complete and was based on interviews with many of the most successful business men and women of his time. Among those he interviewed were: HENRY FORD, WILLIAM WRIGLEY JR., GEORGE EASTMAN, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, THOMAS A. EDISON, FRANK A. VANDERLIP. F. W. WOOLWORTH, WOODROW WILSON, WM. HOWARD TAFT, LUTHER BURBANK, & DR. ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL. The book continues to inspire, and it remains an all-time bestseller due to both the universality and the timelessness of its message. Many new and ‘modern’ versions of this book are abridged and lack the beauty of the original writing. This beautifully crafted hardcover edition faithfully reprints the complete, unaltered text of the original 1937 classic. (via Google Books)
I highly reccomend reading this book, especially if you are a new entreprenuer! In the meantime here are 6 tenants of the book to get you started (via Business Insider):
1. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient merely to say “I want plenty of money.” Be definite as to the amount. (There is a psychological reason for definite- ness which will be described in a subsequent chapter).
2. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. (There is no such reality as “something for nothing.”)
3. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.
4. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.
5. Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
6. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after arising in the morning. AS YOU READ, SEE AND FEEL AND BELIEVE YOURSELF ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF THE MONEY.
I definitely believe in the power of positive affirmations and this book really breaks down how to get yourself rolling in the dough in no time!
In the meantime, find me on Periscope @MakiLane!