Think and Grow Rich by Mr Napoleon Hill. Is a bestseller and one for all ages, a modern day classic filled with ideas which have the power to change your life and set you upon the path of learning and self development.
This book conveys the experience of more than 500 men of great wealth, who began at scratch, with nothing to give in return for riches except THOUGHTS, IDEAS and ORGANIZED PLANS. Here you have the entire philosophy of moneymaking, just as it was organized from the actual achievements of the most successful men known to the American people during the past fifty years.
It describes WHAT TO DO, also, HOW TO DO IT!
It presents complete instructions on HOW TO SELL YOUR PERSONAL SERVICES. It provides you with a perfect system of self-analysis that will readily disclose what has been standing between you and “the big money” in the past. It describes the famous Andrew Carnegie formula of personal achievement by which he accumulated hundreds of millions of dollars for himself and made no fewer than a score of millionaires of men to whom he taught his secret.
Perhaps you do not need all that is to be found in the book- no one of the 500 men from whose experiences it was written did- but you may need ONE IDEA, PLAN OR SUGGESTION to start you toward your goal. Somewhere in the book you will find this needed stimulus. The book was inspired by Andrew Carnegie, after he had made his millions and retired. It was written by the man to whom Carnegie disclosed the astounding secret of his riches- the same man to whom the 500 wealthy men revealed the source of their riches. In this volume will be found the thirteen principles of money-making essential to every person who accumulates sufficient money to guarantee financial independence.
It is estimated that the research which went into the preparation, before the book was written, or could be written- research covering more than twenty-five years of continuous effort – could not be duplicated at a cost of less than $100,000.00. Moreover, the knowledge contained in the book never can be duplicated, at any cost, for the reason that more than half of the 500 men who supplied the information it brings have passed on.
Riches cannot always be measured in money! Money and material things are essential for freedom of body and mind, but there are some who will feel that the greatest of all riches can be evaluated only in terms of lasting friendships, harmonious family relationships, sympathy and understanding between business associates, and introspective harmony which brings one peace of mind measurable only in spiritual values!
All who read, understand and apply this philosophy will be better prepared to attract and enjoy these higher estates which always have been and always will be denied to all except those who are ready for them. Be prepared, therefore, when you expose yourself to the influence of this philosophy, to experience a CHANGED LIFE which may help you not only to negotiate your way through life with harmony and understanding, but also to prepare you for the accumulation of material riches in abundance.
Imagine a workplace where everyone chooses to bring energy, passion, and a positive attitude to the job every day. Imagine an environment in which people are truly connected to their work, to their colleagues, and to their customers.
In this engrossing parable, a fictional manager is charged with the responsibility of turning a chronically unenthusiastic and unhelpful department into an effective team. Across the street from her office is Seattle’s very real Pike Place Fish Market, world famous and wildly successful thanks to its fun, bustling, joyful atmosphere and customer service. By applying ingeniously simple lessons learned from the actual Pike Place fishmongers, our manager learns how to energize those who report to her and effect an astonishing transformation in her workplace.
Addressing today’s work issues (including employee retention and burnout) with an engaging metaphor and an appealing message that applies to any sector of any organization, Fish! offers wisdom that is easy to grasp, instantly applicable, and profound–the hallmarks of a true business classic. Based on a best selling ChartHouse training video which has been adopted by corporations including Southwest Airlines, Sprint, and Nordstrom.
Here are the seven most common mistakes I see people make when it comes to setting personal & professional goals. Read these to be better prepared to set & achieve your goals:
- They don’t write them down. Unless a goal is written, it is merely an aspiration, like a New Year’s resolution or birthday wish as you blow out your candles. By making the time to commit it to writing, you set something in motion. You have taken the time to clarify what you truly want.
- They don’t make them specific. Most goals—even written ones—suffer from being too vague. “I want to more money” this is too general. Exactly how much do you want to see in your bank balance? What exact date do you want it there by? With this date you set a deadline for your goal.
- They create too many. If you set 52 goals how do you decide which ones to focus on. Think of the Confucius proverb, “Man who chases two rabbits catches neither.”
- They only set them for one area of their life. Many people are accustomed to the idea of setting career goals. But life is far more than your job. If you are going to be happy and fulfilled, you need goals spread over each of the major areas of life—spiritual, physical, marital, career.
- They don’t keep them visible. How many times have you written down a set of goals and never looked at them again? Or put by your bedside, they slip under the bed to get covered in dust along with 3 self-development books you started last year. Everyone has done this, I’ve done this in the past too. That’s why your goals need to be so amazing that you are inspired to look at them daily.
- They don’t stretch you out of your comfort zone. Safe goals are boring goals. We are fooling ourselves and limiting our capacity to do, be and have more by setting safe goals. Unless we set our goals outside our comfort zone, we won’t find them inspiring and challenging enough to actually follow through and achieve them.
- They don’t make them personally powerful. If you look at your goals and think “I might do something towards this goal today” then you have set the bar too low. This is why you need to identify your WHY. Your motivation for each goal. When you pursue inspiring goals, it is exhilarating. When you achieve them it is empowering.
Now that you know the 7 common mistakes people make, look out for our upcoming short article on ways to set huge achievable goals using MindStore’s proven techniques and tools.