Knowledge is power. Well, not exactly. The application of knowledge is power. I had a question posed to me about seven years ago by a coach of mine. She said, “Michael, did you ever read the book, Think and Grow Rich?” My answer was, “Of course I had.” “Well, how many times did you read the book?” “My God, I’ve read it dozens of times.” She goes, “Great. Did you read the book the way the book was supposed to be read?” Never been asked that question, I obviously didn’t know how to answer it. So, I guess the answer was no.
She then shares, “In the book, one of the principles is the mastermind,” and masterminding is where two or more people in harmony in the same conversation, directed towards the same outcome, is where you tap into the infinite intelligence. It’s where all the Aha’s like, “Oh my God, what a great idea. Where’d that come from?” That’s infinite intelligence.
Her next statement was, “if you read the book alone, how could you possibly administer one of the principles you’re actually reading about?” Good question. Didn’t have a good answer to that. Then she asked me another question, “Great. So, you read the book a couple of dozen times. What’s the secret?” And once again, I didn’t know how to answer the question. She shares, “Well, did you read the preface?” I said, “Of course I had.” “Well, in the preface, it talks about the secret. Be ready for the secret. The secret is going to be revealed in this book.”
I proceeded to go back and read the preface and highlighted the secret about 22 times. So here I’ve read the book a couple of dozen times. It positioned me a couple of dozen times upfront to be ready for the secret. I read the book, right over my head. Didn’t ever get it.
The book once again is, Think and Grow Rich. It was written in 1937 by Napoleon Hill, who took 25 years of his life with zero pay to research and analyze the most powerful people on the planet of that time. Of which, over that time, he came up with 13 principles that, if applied, will make you extraordinarily successful. Time-tested principles.
After I had my aha moment of which I obviously didn’t siphon much of the knowledge from the book, I read the book with a group, and I can’t tell you how it opened up my realm of thinking and understanding of the principles in this book. I’ve applied these principles to my life to such a degree that I now teach these principles every year from the book, Think and Grow Rich.
Once again, every year, I’ll be teaching these principles March through May, starting on the first Tuesday evening of the month, with a group, virtually. We will explore and dive deep into the principles of this time-tested book, to reveal what it takes to be truly successful in business and life permanently.
If anybody would like to join us, I’ve attached the link at the end of this blog. I will tell you, first of all, many of you maybe have never read this book. Some of you probably skimmed over this book. Many of you probably read it numerous times, but I will guarantee you, if you do not read it with a group the way it’s supposed to be read, you’re leaving 80% to 90% of it on the table. I say this because I experienced it. Again, I read it dozens of times. Two questions couldn’t answer either one of them. After reading with a group and teaching it as a group, I fully understand the principles and it’s changed my business and changed my life.
If any of you are up for it, join us in March, 12 weeks, deep dive. I guarantee you when you’re done, it’s going to change your business and change your life as it has mine.
COACH MICHAEL DILL is an Award-Winning, Certified, Business Coach, Speaker, and Trainer. He brings more than 40 years of business and entrepreneurial experience in his leadership, team training, and mentoring practice. Michael’s passion is to both encourage and challenge business owners and entrepreneurs to become their best selves both personally and professionally to obtain all they want in their business and life. Businesscoachmichaeldill.com