Think and Grow Rich (Ch 4)
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Thank you very much and thanks for everyone for being here. For this, I think real meat of the matter, the special part, the heart and soul of everything we do in the Wealth Creation Mastermind – Mastering The Creative Method of Thought. This is the heart of the matter. This is the creamy vanilla center. This is the apex. It’s the most critical important part of everything that brings the whole concept, the entire method together. So congratulations for being here, for being in the material and for being part of the wealth creation mastermind. What we’re doing in this exercise is we’re into Chapter Four – Autosuggestion, in Napoleon Hill’s masterpiece, Think and Grow Rich, and what Napoleon Hill says of all the other principals, 13 principles in Think and Grow Rich, they are all in support of this one principle. That is the matter of importance that we’re dealing with.
I’m all unapologetically excited that we are at this exercise right now because you see autosuggestion, self-suggestion, self-talk is the medium for influencing the subconscious mind. It’s the third step towards riches of course, desire, faith being one and two. And what we have with autosuggestion is this is your ability to use this principle of autosuggestion, and it’s going to depend largely on your capacity and your ability to concentrate upon the given desire, your chief aim in life, and to the point that becomes a burning obsession, this vibrating, resonating, pulsating, burning desire that you know, that then permeates and penetrates throughout our mind.
Now, autosuggestion, all that means is that it is the way that our conscious mind, the volitional part of the mind that thinks, communicates and plants a seed of thought into the subconscious mind is the agency of communication between those two parts of the mind. And we have five senses as we know we have sight and hearing and smell and touch or taste and touch. Anything that we read, hear, see, anything that we then start thinking about as a result of the stimuli that it’s reached our conscious mind and then we choose to take an idea and planted over and over systematically, consistently, repetitively from the conscious into the subconscious part of the mind is what causes the body to actually act. So the critical question is what is on your mind? Are you controlling your thoughts consciously and consistently and with absolute commitment to getting the desires that you want, transmuted from a thought into physical equivalent.
So, the dominating thoughts that we all carry with us at all times and that we allow to remain in our conscious mind whether they’re positive thoughts or negative thoughts, those are the messages that we are sending to our subconscious mind. The law of attraction is working 100% of the time whether we like it or not. We’re attracting whatever our predominant thoughts are. So you’ve got to become cognizant of controlling your thoughts on a regular, ongoing basis.
And you know the sad part, the reason most people fail at affirmations and autosuggestion and getting what they want in their lives is that they exert no effort to this most vital principle of autosuggestion and mental discipline. See, the thing that we’ve got to be cognizant of is that the one thing that you have total 100% unremitting control over in your life is the thoughts that you voluntarily allow to reach your subconscious mind. Because your mind is a garden, and if you think about a garden plot, what happens to that garden plot, if its unintended. Well, autosuggestion is the agency, it’s the method, it’s the means that you control, you know, through which you can either voluntarily feed your subconscious mind with thoughts of a creative nature, thoughts of growth, thoughts of prosperity, thoughts of abundance, thoughts of meaning and purpose, or by neglect. You can allow thoughts of a destructive nature to reach this fertile garden and allow weeds to grow, and it’s really up to you now. When you start working on this, you’ve actually got to see and feel yourself in possession of what you want.
So again, money as Wallace Wattles says, is where you’ve got to start. We’re living on the physical plane and what money does is it enables you to enrich yourself intellectually and physically as well as spiritually, and it enables you to enrich the planet as well. So, you know, let’s just take, can you really truly visualize yourself as a millionaire? Can you see yourself in possession of a million dollars, right? Can you see yourself? How many hundred dollar bills for example does it take to make a million? Well, if you have a 10,000, $100 bills. Think about it this way and what I would do, when I started this 40 years ago, I had nothing. I was deep underwater. There was more month than money all the time. I was wondering how it was going to keep a roof over their head and keep my children and clothes and food, but what I started doing is I would start counting these out on this desk in my mind because I didn’t have these. So I would count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10 of 100 is 1,000. Then I would make 10 stacks of a thousand or 10,000. Then I would make 10 stacks of 100,000, 10 stacks of $10,000 to make 100,000. Then I would make 10 stacks of 100,000 to make 100. I would literally count out 10,000, $100bills in my mind, while I didn’t count sheep, I counted benny’s, right, I counted benjamins, and so you’ve got to be able to do that.
And what you’ve got to know about Think and Grow Rich is this is all practical, not a bit of it is theoretical. In other words, it’s meant to exercises that are meant to be employed. So you know, in the chapter two on desire, you’re given six steps, returning desire into goal, and the question you’ve got to ask yourself, have you done it or did you blow right by that and go, oh, I don’t need to do that, that’s not important to me. Look, by following those instructions, what you’re doing is you’re communicating the object of your desire directly into that powerful creative force in your subconscious mind, and you’re doing it in a spirit of absolute faith. Now, the way you do that is you emotionalize those words, emotionalize that affirmation with love and feeling, feeling is the most power faith, faith is the most powerful positive emotion.
And what’s going to happen is your subconscious mind, boom picks up on that and it starts to act on that thought that’s been well mixed with emotion. And you look, if you’re just using plain unemotional words, you got no hope of influencing the subconscious mind. So boom, you know, blow it up really, you know how exuberance and well excitement and love and faith and hope and joy, and what happens is that is how you get the results, but if you don’t emotionalize them, if you’re just repeating words like saying a prayer, you’re going to get no appreciable results until you learn to reach that subconscious mind with thoughts and spoken word that had been well emotionalize with positive, positive emotions like belief in love.
And look, there’s a price to the promise, and what it is never ending unremitting, unrelenting consistency to be conscious, be mindful, watch what’s going on, watch what thoughts you’re allowing to permeate and penetrate into that rich garden, so you know the price of the ability to influence your subconscious mind is everlasting persistence in applying these principles. Now, you’re going to be the only one that can make the decision if it’s right for you or not it’s worth the price, look as we’re talking about discipline, mental discipline, and the hardest work any of us are ever going to do in life and only you can decide whether or not the reward, which is why you’ve got to have a big bodacious goal. I mean, you know, b-h-a-g, big horrendous audacious goal. You know, there’s got to be something that really grabs you and excite you, you know, if it doesn’t, you’re going to go, man, the price is too high because repetition of thoughts is the thing that is absolutely required repetition, belief, visualization of faith, it’s all part of persistence.
And you know, one of the interesting things that we’ve got with the WCM, the wealth creation mastermind is in Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill says, get going on these exercises before you even have a plan, beautiful thing about the WCM, we’ve got a plan for wealth creation. These episodes are all about thinking in a certain way. On Tuesday night we do the lifestyle and financial freedom zoom, which is all about the plan, so we’ve actually got a way to influence and affect millions of others. And when you visualize the reward you desire, when you see yourself rendering the service that we talk about on Tuesday night that you intend to give in exchange for the reward, then you’re able to actually see it, believe it, and start the ball rolling.
Now look, yes, you’ve got to read this chapter, Napoleon hill recommends that after you read the whole books come back and read this chapter every night for a full month. And I agree with that. It’s a great exercise. There’s so much material in this one short, everybody says such a short chapter because; it is any longer, you’d never be able to get through it all. I mean, there’s so much content here. So understand that without doing the application, without actually applying what we’re learning here, it’s wasted time, it’s a fool’s journey, it’s a fool’s errand, there’s no point in even beginning if you’re not going to do the work. So put the instructions into practice at least twice a day until they become a fixed habit.
And then while you’re doing it, really be cognizant of what is your mental state? Are you in a state of joy? Are you in a state of belief in yourself and in the power of the infinite? Because those are the two things, you’ve got to believe in yourself and you have to believe in infinite intelligence. This is why we stay in the trilogy of books so that you understand intellectually how and why this material actually works over a period of time of study, you gained knowledge, knowledge precedes understanding, understanding precedes action. So you follow this methodically and systematically stay in and make a 9 month commitment, then embed in your mind this quote, “I realized the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves and outward physical action and gradually transform themselves into physical reality”.
Therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for 30 minutes daily upon the task of thinking of the person that I intend to become, what do I want to be, what do I want to do, I want to have, and thereby what you’re doing is you’re creating a very clear mental image that you’re programming into your subconscious mind. And then spend 10 minutes every day on self-confidence. You know, I know the principle of autosuggestion, any desire that I persistently hold my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of attaining the object back of it, therefore, I will devote 10 minutes the demanding of myself self-confidence.
Now, here again is the beautiful part of what we do together at the WCM is we know what we want. We want to have a team 1 million strong by January of 2020. And when you start looking at what that will mean to you, us, you understand us complete financial freedom. So we will help you write down a very clear set of those six steps. But you’ve got to have a clearly written down description of your chief definite aim in life, you know what you want to be, do, and have, and you’ve got to also commit to yourself that you will never, ever stop trying until you’ve developed the confidence and you have attained the desire or the object of your desire.
And understand that it’s a combination of spirit and action – it’s we are trying beings, we are physical beings, with an intellect, we are indeed spiritual in nature. That is the only eternal part of ourselves as the spiritual part. The intellectual and the physical are temporal, so the time is going to come by staying in this material. As long as you’re doing it, as long as you’re reading it and applying it and staying consistent on a daily basis, as long as you’re believing it, do it in spirit and action, right, that a whole new universe of power is going to open up to you and you’re going to realize, oh my gosh, I’ve got access to the same creative ability that has created the stars. I mean that is the absolute unvarnished truth. So know that the secret of mental power is your ability to influence your own subconscious mind, and as you become a master of programming your subconscious mind, you take mastery over your earthly destiny because you, unlike a fish or a cat, or a dog or a goat, you’ve got the ability to consciously choose the thoughts that you’re going to program your subconscious.
Now here’s the statement, the actual performance of transmuting desire into achievement involves the use of autosuggestion. The other principals, all of the other principles that we study are simply tools with which to apply autosuggestion. That is the importance of this chapter. Now I understand life is a life is a short ride, it’s a rocket shot, so get into action, put this material into application, study this material on a daily basis. For next week, we’re in such specialized knowledge, chapter five, we’re getting into the mastermind principle and think in a certain way you do that by reading book one – Science of Getting Rich, book two – Think and Grow Rich, book three – The Kabbalah. And you get every one of these Monday night calls. You subscribe to the weekly newsletter, you follow it, you read it, you stay in it, and then when it comes out on Friday morning, you open it up, you rewatch the episode, you reread the chapter, you really act like a student.
And then you also commit to, in addition to thinking in a certain way, to acting in a certain way, get very clear. Determine in your mind, who do you want to be, what do you want to have, what do you want to do with your life, be doing, have, see it clearly, design it, understand what that’ll take, what a month in your life cost you, How are you going to get there? Employ the vehicles that we talk about in Tuesday night, pay it forward to others so they can begin to live the life of their dreams, and I again want to commend you for being the wealth creation mastermind. We’re making a decision to uplift, to become the highest and best version of yourself possible and to pay it forward to millions of others around the world. Thank you everybody. Have a fabulous week!
John Rogers has been in the network marketing industry for over 20 years. He has earned the prestigious Blue Diamond rank with Univera, the highest rank that the health- and wellness-focused network marketing company offers. His team represents 60% of Univera’s annual sales in North America. John was recognized as the Univera Associate of the Year in 2015.
John has also been associated with 2 other network marketing companies and achieved a Platinum rank with Nikken, a Japanese health and wellness company.
John is the former CEO of Premium Enterprises. He has a Masters degree in education (M.Ed.) from the University of Northern Colorado (graduated 1973) and is passionate about teaching fellow network marketers to replicate his success.