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Napoleon Hill's Philosophy To Become A Millionaire

Updated on July 10, 2014

Napoleon Hill Would Agree: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life, Be All You Can Be!

Napoleon Hill would agree that this is a Universal Trick Of Opportunity: Change Your Mind, Change Your Life. The purpose of this Lens is to see if we can duplicate the success of the people who have gone before us like Napoleon Hill himself, and women who have achieved greatness. too.

Please take this opportunity to meditate on Hill's 13 principles and in-joy the original articles I've written for several Napoleon Hill forums over the last few years!!

Napoleon Hill Philosophy Is Still Going Strong!!

The Napoleon Hill philosophy has received many modern day re-evaluations.

Much has been added to it in the last forty years, since the human potential movement began in the 1960s.

Most recently, "The Secret", "The Shift" and "What The Bleep Do We Know" has added to the enormity of the subject.

The Law of Attraction. although controversial after the rise in popularity of "The Secret," certainly was hinted at time and time again in Napoleon Hill's original work.

Are business people closet manifestors? Business people believe universally that a goal must be focused on day after day at all costs.

Yet Divine Purpose is often missing in normal business activities.

But when we connect to divinity, we become more efficient manifestors. At the same time, in the process of aligning to a higher power, the

physical body opens to the flow of this faster, higher frequency.

The area between the throat and lower stomach is where a person can learn to feel and heed the the messages of his or her body.

For instance, if you are in tune with your purpose here on Planet Earth, you will feel an opening up, a sense of joy. If you feel constriction in this area of the body, you are out of alignment.

The truth of who you are is in a state of imbalance.

This area between your throat and lower stomach is where you listen and feel your internal guidance system.

You may have a Big Vision for your life. But the little desires along the way, such as the impulse to call someone, to write a letter or an

email, to write an article, to compose or play a song, are steps along the way leading to the Big Vision of your life.

You may think you know what you want, but Divinity may have different plans.

Listen to your body, your internal guidance system. Stay with the desires that speak to the feeling of an opening up within your body.

Stay with what you want in each moment, whether it's to experience more patience, compassion or more joy.

Mining Your Master Mind

Your Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste! And Influence Of Andrew Carnegie

As a student of Napoleon Hill, with a Napoleon Hill forum and lens, I keep attuned to the Napoleon Hill principles which were channeled to Hill by a divine source.

Since the publication of Hill's book, "Think and Grow Rich", whole empires exist because of these principles.

Since reading "Think and Grow Rich", I wanted to be apart of a Master Mind group.

But this opportunity was not available anywhere in my life.

My friends in the nursing or teaching fields don't necessarily partake in the entrepreneurial vision. They are content to complain about the realities of the workplace and feel powerless to change some of the idiocies we all confront.

But nurses love their patients, and teachers, their students. Often we stay stuck because of this love we have for our charges.

My adventures as an Internet Marketer has elevated my vision. My first e-book and web-page is laying the foundation for my success in building my own Portable Empire.

I joined Pat O'Bryan's Portable Empire University prior to the launching of his book: Your Portable Empire: How To Make Money Anywhere Doing What You Love.

Soon after, Pat O'Bryan created Your Portable Empire Island over at Second Life, with the original intention of promoting his book.

Portable Empire Island has been a powerful experience for those of us who visit regularly.

For instance, we meet people we already knew from the University Forum at the island, and in the 3-D setting of Second Life where our little avatars communicate with everyone else's little avatar, these relationships are deepening.

Last night, we spontaneously formed a Master Mind group for Internet Marketers specifically to gain clarity on the projects we already have in our minds or have already started.

Napoleon Hill describes a Master Mind as: When two or more people meet, an unseen power is also present to lead and guide the group to further inspiration and insight.

Each person in the group comes to the meeting with a specific question or challenge and puts these before the group. Then each person decides what he/she will accomplish towards his/her goal by the time the group meets again.

For instance, if my challenge is an unfinished sales letter that needs to be written before I can write my e-book, then the group may offer suggestions for the major headline and body of the sales letter.

My goal may then be to have the sales letter written by the time of the next meeting.

Each Master Mind member in turn describes her/his challenge, and each member contributes her insight and intuition as to how to remedy the challenge or problem.

The unseen forces influence the minds of everyone there.

The Master Mind IS the power of the unseen, operating as creativity, flow and the higher acquisition of enlightened manifestation of all that is possible to achieve in this lifetime.

What you may think is impossible to achieve at point A of the journey suddenly becomes real.

I am new to the Master Mind game, but because I asked the Universe to provide me with the perfect group, I believe the perfect group appeared.

Pat O'Bryan was there when this Master Mind was born.

He was on the phone with Bill Hibler when I mentioned to the group that I was reading Bill's (and Joe Vitale's) book: "Meet and Grow Rich." The book is about the way to form a Master Mind group.

Pat wrote about this in his blog.

Synchronicity, master minds and destiny---all the components for the perfect hair raising, goose bumping, AHA moment--at the Meeting Of The Minds.

Love Of Dog: 1960s And 70's Baby Boomer Commune Stories--On Amazon - My Latest Prayer Prescription Book!

The Prayer Prescription Series evolved organically since its inception in November 2008, when I started writing 365 prayers, one prayer a day, on a community blog created by a fellow Squidoo member. Yet writing prayers may have given people the wrong impression of me.

Prayers are a spiritual practice, often the cornerstone of religion. People may also feel that prayer is somehow in the domain of the Christian Church yet prayer is universal to all religions and spiritual traditions, too.

My ninth Prayer Prescription book was published, in part, to show the world that I am anything but Miss Goody Two Shoes, as writing prayers might suggest.

Love Of Dog is a prime example of Prayer Comes In Many Forms. In this case, they come for in the form of DOG/GOD.

In-Joy!

Love Of Dog: 1960's And 70's Baby Boomer Commune Stories (The Prayer Prescription Series)
Love Of Dog: 1960's And 70's Baby Boomer Commune Stories (The Prayer Prescription Series)

I kept the stories in this book to myself twenty years after their inception. The stories revolve around my wild youth living on communes from 1969 to 1974, culminating in a local redneck neighbor shooting all eight of my dogs because he hated hippies.

The dogs were our guardian angels. And still are.

Instead of going out after him for animal cruelty, we all caved, wept, mourned and went our separate ways.

The stories are told with spiritual commentary by me, the author.

 

The Prayer Prescription Series

Kate has five Prayer Prescription Books published on Amazon!

Prayer Prescriptions For Nurse Healers (Volume 1)
Prayer Prescriptions For Nurse Healers (Volume 1)

Nurses are healers, but many do not know it! You don't have to be a nurse to enjoy this book! In fact, you may decide to become a nurse after reading this book!

 
365 Prayer Prescriptions For Dog And Cat Lovers (The Prayer Prescription Series) (Volume 2)
365 Prayer Prescriptions For Dog And Cat Lovers (The Prayer Prescription Series) (Volume 2)

Love Dogs and Cats? This book will warm your heart! It may inspire you to write your own Prayer Prescriptions!

 

Focus With Determination; Act; Never Give Up! This Is The Law Of Success!

If you desire to have a good night's sleep, then follow through with

that guiding impulse.

As you experience many small successes, celebrate each of these. You may have

hundreds of small successes in any given day.

In order to realize the Big Goal, follow through with the small desires,

keeping track of the synchronicities that arise from these.

In the end, it's not about achieving your goals, it's about experiencing the

emotion of completion, love and satisfaction that arise from the everyday joys.

It's all about the journey, not the destination.

Enjoy the life you are living. Experience every sensation. Take the

opportunity to feel, sense, taste, hear and see.

Your only job is to stay open from moment to moment.

The Big Dream may take years to manifest, but because you are having so much fun

along the way, time becomes inconsequential.

Happiness in the Now is the one great achievement.

Grasping for a goal lays the foundation for fear, doubt and lack. Write down

the goal and visualize it but release the worry, want and fear.

Be happy now in order to facilitate your fondest dream.

Be your own personal joy.

Follow the next desire that opens you to the joy of living. Ask Divinity,

the Angels and the Higher Guides to help you whenever you feel constriction

in your body.

Live your life purpose NOW.

This is the life you were meant to live.

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Adversity Blessed In Wolf's Clothing!!

The true test of these principles is to lose everything you ever had, and to rebuild again, using the Napoleon Hill's ideas.

Is this possible?

Did anyone ever do it?

The wolf is a symbol of adversity, yet is disguised as such. In reality, the wolf is a powerful symbol for overcoming adversity. As we do so, we come to discover that adversity is just another word, an assumption, a belief system. When challenges strike, we persist our way through them. We have faith that we will find our footing, and tread tenderly through the maze.

We know that by loving ourselves, opportunities arise to guide us to success. We know that by practicing principles outlined here in this lens, we cannot fail.

We put forth the intention and the vision of what we want, but do not come to expect that what shows up is going to fit into a tidy mold.

Sometimes Life is messy, and in order to reap the benefits, we get dirty too.

This is the way of the Journey.

Napoleon Hill's "Secret" Revealed

This Secret May Mean Different Things To Different People

The Carnegie Secret

The "Carnegie Secret" is a concept that Napoleon Hill studied extensively.

Carnegie told Hill that the formula for success was so powerful that if learning

how to apply it was taught to students, the time they needed to spend in formal

schooling could be cut in half.

This formula, Carnegie repeated, was used by all the leading businessmen

and inventors of the late 19th and early 20th century.

Carnegie asked Hill to go out and confirm the application of the formula

by the 500 richest Americans (and others).

Hill in his introduction to Think and Grow Rich refers to the "formula"

as a conception which is the foundation of all success, and necessary to

achieve the premise of the book. Hill describes the secret in every

chapter but never states it plainly, believing its use is only available

to those who possess a 'readiness' for the secret: a disposition Hill

states as essential to the concept itself.

Hill spends a great deal of time in Think and Grow Rich discussing the

life of inventor Thomas Edison, whose personal belief in the practical

electric light is now legend; it is stated in the book that the great

inventor personally put his stamp of approval on the formula as being

necessary for the attainment of all achievement, including riches.

However, personal belief alone is not enough for success, requiring

"The Secret" of achievement for that all important next step.

One of the basic premises of the 'Carnegie Secret' or 'Carnegie Formula'

is that whatever your mind focuses on will attract like-minded people

to you. As one element necessary for Achievement, it can also lead

to failure when internal focus is so strong that like-mindedness

cannot be achieved; examples are all around us, and Hill pointed them

out repeatedly in his writings.

Hill talked at length about the major importance of DESIRE in the

lives of successful people to help achieve focus.

Hill's proposition was that if you have a desire that is great enough,

literally nothing can stop you from achieving your aim(s) through the

power of like-minded attraction; but only as long as this desire does

not have selfishness as a component.

He offered six steps to 'fuel' desire so that it will become the

'motivating master' of those who use the formula. Riches are what Hill's

teachings promise the reader; these riches can be in the form of money

or any other result aimed for, if the person applying the formula

uses focus and desire properly.

'Carnegie Formula' Is The Secret

Personal Belief Alone Is Not Enough For Acquiring Success

However, personal belief alone is not enough for success: Right Action is also a prerequisite.

One of the basic premises of the 'Carnegie Secret' or 'Carnegie Formula'

is that whatever your mind focuses on will attract like-minded people

to you. As one element necessary for Achievement, it can also lead

to failure when internal focus is so strong that like-mindedness

cannot be achieved; examples are all around us, and Hill pointed them

out repeatedly in his writings.

Hill talked at length about the major importance of DESIRE in the

lives of successful people to help achieve focus.

Hill's proposition was that if you have a desire that is great enough,

literally nothing can stop you from achieving your aim(s) through the

power of like-minded attraction; but only as long as this desire does

not have selfishness as a component.

He offered six steps to 'fuel' desire so that it will become the

'motivating master' of those who use the formula. Riches are what Hill's

teachings promise the reader; these riches can be in the form of money

or any other result aimed for, if the person applying the formula

uses focus and desire properly to achieve them.

Selfish use of focus and desire, Hill warned, often leads to

poverty or far worse.

Thoughts Are Things

Hill spent most of his effort on describing to his readers and

students the paradox that "Thoughts Are Things." In fact, the subtitle

of the introduction chapter of "Think and Grow Rich" is "The Man Who

'Thought' His Way."

The ability of people to share thoughts underpins achievement, and Hill

stated that this allows the success-oriented individuals to attract

like-minded people in order to accomplish anything.

Most of the examples in Think and Grow Rich concern the great

difficulty of creating and maintaining like-mindedness, and Hill

termed this concept "The Master Mind". Hill's numerous examples of

racism, prejudice, war, poverty, discouragement, and fear illustrated

the significant barriers that existed in his time (and still exist today)

as the road-blocks to Achievement through the coordination of

like-minded individuals.

The Spirit Of Giving

Unconditional Giving From The Heart

Hill stated many times in his writings that the success formula

required a complete and total understanding of the spirit ofgiving. He named this concept "The Golden Rule". Many times he was quoted as saying "There is no such thing as something for nothing".

Hill was a devout Christian, and did not see any conflict between his success philosophy and his religious faith.

Acquiring the Carnegie Secret of Achievement, Hill said after his own books were in wide circulation, could only be had by those "ready"

for it; this meant understanding the entire Philosophy including elements such as the Golden Rule, Faith, and Desire. Once ready, anyone could go on to acquire great wealth as it required only application of the formula.

The Creation of the United States of America

Hill never directly provided a written definition of the secret of Achievement, for he was adamant it would deprive people of the ability to learn it for themselves.

Hill's belief was that the US Constitution was one of the finest living examples of the Philosophy of Achievement in existence, and the same

power was available to all; to which there is no doubt just as much disbelief in our times as in Hill's.

And yet the Constitution does exist, making Hill's claim all the more tantalizing that such a power is available to the average person; this claim alone is mainly responsible for the millions of copies of his books in circulation.

There is no hard-copy record of the Carnegie Secret in existence, beyond Carnegie's own stupendous fortune which still exists today as

the Carnegie Foundation. Carnegie's wealth was so great in his time that its share of the US Gross National Product was far in excess of

today's largest fortunes, rivaling the USA so much that is was once thought Carnegie could become "an Emperor in Washington".

And yet, Carnegie achieved this wealth as an individual, and not completely without controversy; but as a historical fact it is indisputable that one man was responsible.

On this basis, Carnegie's secret formula is considered by some to be a long lost secret, awaiting rediscovery.

The award winning BBC director, Martin Dunkerton, set out to put Hill's famous principles to work, and shows everyone how to do the

same in the Blockbuster, "Millionaire: Awaken Your Secret." This movie is currently being remade.

The success secrets can be applied by all.

After I came home from my online business building "bootcamp", I decided I would put these principles to the test.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow What A Wonderful World - A Baby Was Born While This Song Was Playing Last Night

And I was the labor and delivery nurse as this beautiful song played melodiously, and all of us there prayerfully ushered this new soul into this world.

This is an example of True Riches--The Pot Of Gold Is, indeed, at the end of the rainbow, first in the mind as an idea, then as a vision, as in this song, then as a manifestation of our true desires beamed with love to all the world.

Yet it all begins in the mind as an awareness, an impression, a daydream.

The trick is to release the vision, allowing it to transform your life.

The Napoleon Hill Principles For Nurses (pictured here is Florence Nightingale)

The Lamp Lady

Think and Grow Rich! is a classic motivational book. Written by

Napoleon Hill and inspired by Andrew Carnegie, it was published

in 1937 at the end of the Great Depression.

The following 13 principles are now seventy-four years old this year:

1)Desire

2)Faith

3)Auto-suggestion

4)Specialized Knowledge

5)Imagination

5)Organized Planning

6)Decision

7)Persistence

8)The Master Mind

9)The Mystery of Sex Transmutation

10)The Subconscious Mind

11)The Brain

12)The Sixth Sense

13)Outwit your Fears

We don't usually equate Nurses with the Napoleon Hill philosophy. Yet by applyingthese Success Principles, we can become much better nurses.

The Napoleon Hill philosophy has received many modern day re-evaluations.

Much has been added to it in the last forty years, since the human potential movement began in the 1960s.

Most recently, "The Secret", "The Shift," and "What The Bleep Do We Know" has added to the enormity of the subject.

The Law of Attraction. although controversial after the rise in popularity of "The Secret," certainly was hinted at time and time again in Napoleon Hill's original work.

Are business people closet manifestors? Business people believe universally that a goal must be focused on day after day at all costs.

Yet Divine Purpose is often missing in normal business activities.

But when we connect to divinity, we become more efficient manifestors. At the same time, in the process of aligning to a higher power, the

physical body opens to the flow of this faster, higher frequency.

The area between the throat and lower stomach is where a person can learn to feel and heed the the messages of his or her body.

For instance, if you are in tune with your purpose here on Planet Earth, you will feel an opening up, a sense of joy. If you feel constriction in this area of the body, you are out of alignment.

The truth of who you are is in a state of imbalance.

This area between your throat and lower stomach is where you listen and feel your internal guidance system.

You may have a Big Vision for your life. But the little desires along the way, such as the impulse to call someone, to write a letter or an

email, to write an article, to compose or play a song, are steps along the way leading to the Big Vision of your life.

This Is The Life You Were Meant To Live

So Live It NOW!!! And celebrate your successes!

As you experience many small successes, celebrate each of these. You may have

hundreds of small successes in any given day.

In order to realize the Big Goal, follow through with the small desires, keeping track of the synchronicities that arise from these.

In the end, it's not about achieving your goals, it's about experiencing the emotion of completion, love and satisfaction that arise from the everyday joys.

It's all about the journey, not the destination.

Enjoy the life you are living. Experience every sensation. Take the opportunity to feel, sense, taste, hear and see.

Your only job is to stay open from moment to moment.

The Big Dream may take years to manifest, but because you are having so much fun along the way, time becomes inconsequential.

Happiness in the Now is the one great achievement.

Grasping for a goal lays the foundation for fear, doubt and lack. Write down the goal and visualize it but release the worry, want and fear.

Be happy now in order to facilitate your fondest dream.

Be your own personal joy.

Follow the next desire that opens you to the joy of living. Ask Divinity,

the Angels and the Higher Guides to help you whenever you feel constriction

in your body.

Live your life purpose NOW.

This is the life you were meant to live.

Success Requires No Apologies

Failure Permits No Alibis

"Success Requires No Apologies.

Failure Permits No Alibis."

Napoleon Hill

Examine yourself carefully as you read the follwing list of alibis--and remember, the philosophy presented in TGR makes everyone of these obsolete:

1) if I didn't have a wife (husband) and family...

2) if I only had enough pull...

3) if I only had enough money...

4) if I only had enough education...

5) if I could only get the job...

6) if I only felt better...

7) if I only had the time...

8) if times were better...

9) if only other people understood me...

10) if only the conditions around me were different...

11) if only I could live my life over again...

12) if only I didn't fear what "they" will say...

13) if only I were younger

14) if I had been given a chance...

15) if only other people didn't have it in for me...

16) if only I had been born rich...

17) if I could only meet the right people...

18) if I had the talent that other people have...

19) if I could get an inheritance...

20) if only I were born rich...

And there are many, many more--

These all point to limiting beliefs and the resistance we have to rising above them. They also point to deeply rooted habits of thinking that people often refuse to give up.

They see these alibis as truth, as opposed to erroneous perception.

These alibis are all obsolete because those of us in possesstion of these 13 principles hold the Master Key (to riches). There is no penalty for using the Key, but there is a price you must pay if you do not use it.

Plato said: "The first and best victory is to conquer self. To be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and vile."

"Riches come based upon the application of definite principles, and not by chance or luck, (and not by hard work)." Napoleon Hill

So play and relax and in-joy, but above all else, permit no alibis!

The Wisdom Of Napoleon Hill - The Great Mystery Of Wealth Revealed Here..........

Relax And In-Joy..........

PERSISTENCE

This Is One Of The Keys To Manifestation

Persistence

Napoleon Hill devoted an entire chapter in Think and Grow Rich to persistence. In that chapter he said, "there may be no heroic connotation to the word persistence, but the character is to the quality of man what carbon is to steel."

Hill also pointed out in another part of the same chapter, that the only thing which separated Thomas Edison or Henry Ford from the rest of the people in the world was persistence. For both of these great men had an image and they would not let anyone or anything dissuade them - they were persistent. One illuminated the world; the other put the world on wheels. Both were, of course, richly rewarded.

What are your experiences with Persistence?

FAITH

As We Meet With Resistance To The Realization Of Our Desires, Faith Will Help Us

FAITH is a state of mind that may be induced by autosuggestion

FAITH is the "external elixer" which gives life, power and action to the impulse of thought!

(Read this aloud several times!!)

FAITH is the starting point of all accumulation of riches!

FAITH is the basis of all "miracles" and mysteries that cannot be analyzed by the rule of science!

FAITH is the only known antidote to failure!

FAITH is the element, the "chemical" which, when mixed with prayer, gives one direct communication with Infinite Intelligence.

FAITH is the element that transforms the ordinary vibration of thought, created by the finite mind of man, into the spiritual equivalent.

FAITH is the only agency through which the cosmic force of Infinite Intelligence can be harnessed and used.

Napoleon Hill, in the Chapter entitled Faith in "Think And Grow Rich"

When persistence brings us up to resistance and cessation of movement towards the goal we seek, FAITH then allows the mind to calm down and relax, and Patience can til the soils for the future manifestation of a beloved dream.

What are your experiences with Persistence and Faith?

These 13 Keys Can Change Your Life - If You Are Ready To have Your Life Changed

Jerry Hicks (of Esther Hicks and Abraham) said on a DVD I recently watched called "Beyond The Secret," that Think And Grow Rich was inspired writing.

Napoleon Hill used his inner self to write Think and Grow Rich!!!

These 13 principles were created by Divine Inspiration!!!

What Do You Believe?

Do Your Beliefs Help Or Hinder You?

The Optimist Creed

This Is The Key To Riches

Optimist Creed by Christian D. Larson, 1912.

PROMISE YOURSELF

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all timed and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for rear; and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Get the Book, "Think and Grow Rich." - And Experience Miracles!!

If You Have never Read "Think and Grow Rich" you owe it to yourself to do so.

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What Do You Think Napoleon Hill's Secret Is? - Is There Just One Secret?

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      Vantis 3 years ago

      I'm a great admirer of Napoleon Hill's life's work. I read a few versions of his Think and Grow Rich masterpiece. This is a wonderful lens :) I just made a lens about life-guide-books. I think I add this one as a related lens to it. Check it out if you want to: http://www.squidoo.com/earthling-readings

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      David Stone 3 years ago from New York City

      I don't think there is no secret. It's something we all know, and Napoleon is a reminder and lesson in how to "just be."

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      The_Revelator 3 years ago

      Are you familiar with the law of attraction? It's shown on YouTube as 'The Secret'. Essentially the message is the same, the focus of your thoughts and mind is what inevitably becomes attracted to you.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Got it!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Oopsy, looks like I'm out of likes...I shall return!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      He was certainly positively tenacious! You have a feast here and I've been enjoying each tasty offering....there sure is plenty to chew on and it will take some time to digest. Congratulations on your very well deserved purple star. I FB loved this an hour or so ago. Excellence! :)

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      smartbiz38129 4 years ago

      Great lens! My copy of Think and Grow Rich is in tatters but I refuse to change it out. That section on faith and the story about 3 feet from gold help me to get motivated!

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      Suunnyy 4 years ago

      I'll bookmark this one..I really like it. Keep up the great work!

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      ProsperityFairy 5 years ago

      A superb lens... absolutely loved it! Your work on 'healing for nurses' is so needed. Thank you Kate...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

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      AnnieMoril 5 years ago

      Very inspiring lens. I have bookmarked so I can come back to it when I am feeling down.

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      scottsgr 5 years ago

      Great lens, and timely for me. Napoleon Hill says in his books that the teacher will appear when the student is ready. I came home today NEEDING this lens and then just blundered into it. Thanks a million!

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      Great lens :) One of the best what I have read :)

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      His secret is simple: he never stopped learning and making progress.

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      Stephan Hokke 5 years ago

      I did not read all of it, but I liked what I saw. All my favorite Napoleon Hill stuff is there. I have favorited it and will be back.

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      jEsChrDs82 5 years ago

      A very inspiring lens indeed, it made me think of how I'm living my life and my definition of success. Thanks.http://econstitutionforkids.com

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      I just had to re-read this one for the new year!! Happy New Year and thank you for this inspirational page!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I believe that it is 'to each his/her own'! Attitude is an individual criteria and determines the course in life IMO! Thanks for sharing this beautiful lens!

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      Linda Pogue 6 years ago from Missouri

      I taught a skills for success class to college students for over a year. I think I got more out of it than they every will, since I basically went through it over and over every five weeks for that entire year. I have been surprised at the difference in myself after using the training on myself. Napoleon Hill was the first in a long line of men and women who have helped others visualize and achieve their goals. Thanks!

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      MBradley McCauley 6 years ago

      BTW--more than an excellent lens, beyond words of praise. Good job.

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      MBradley McCauley 6 years ago

      Have used the 'counselors'' when in a very successful writing period. They never let me down but I'm afraid I let them down.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      I so agree with this quote "Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life"

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      Thank you for such a fabulous lens!

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      TapIn2U 6 years ago

      A very inspiring lens and a well-deserved purple star! So much info from the videos, too. Fantastic lens! Hey, I just published my fourth lens called the 3 Shortcuts to Happiness and would love to know what you think of it. Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated. Blessings! Sundae ;-)

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      Ronald Tucker 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      I think Napoleon Hill's secret is the same as mentioned in the Bible and that is..."Greater is he that is in you, than is in the world".

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      This book is on my short list. I'm looking forward to absorbing and applying these time-tested principles. Thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hi KateI've really enjoyed reading your writings on NH here. I have a question about the self confidence formula I thought you might be able to answer: steps 2 and 3 seem pretty much the same; in step 2 we imagine for 30 mins the person we want to become and in step 3 we use auto-suggestion for 30 mins to develop self-confidence. What is the difference here and how do we develop self-confidence using auto-suggestion, other than picturing the self-confident person we wish to become?Thank you!

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      I have learned more about Napoleon Hill here. This lens is very insightful also. Great job!!

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      shandigp 6 years ago

      Excited to take a more thorough look at this lens when I have more time! I haven't read Think and Grow Rich yet, but I bought it and do plan to read it soon. I have listened to The Secret audio book, which uses the same principle, and LOVED it! For more great reads I've listed some other fantastic books, leadership books, on one of my lenses, The 5 Best Leadership Books Ever.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very nice lens.Thanks for sharing.TASKey.com

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens with lots of insights.

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      Nightowl John 6 years ago

      Very nicely done lens! Squid Angel blessed and will be featured on A Nightowl Angel's Journey.

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      LouieWrites 6 years ago

      Great lens, very inspiring! It inspired this noob! =)Anyway, there's a typo in the section "Success Requires No Apologies" -- as you read the follwing lis.

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      termit_bronx 7 years ago

      Great lens, I love it!! I read Napolen Hill's book (Think and Grow Rich) and I like it very much. I read a lot of self-help books, I just adore them.

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      andrasnm lm 7 years ago

      These principles can be applied in business and in personal life. It is so shortsighted and myopic to look at every aspect of life from the perspective of making money. This is the problem with American spirituality and the Secret.It is too commercialized, in stronger terms prostituted an idea that can bring happiness and well being to many with some bastardized version.

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      Sensitive Fern 7 years ago

      I've just started listening to Think and Grow Rich. I've noticed that on a deep level some of my knee jerk reactions are shifting to more of a feeling that I'm not really being threatened so there's nothing to react to. I'm a long time member of Second Life. I'll have to check out Your Portable Empire there.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 7 years ago

      I wasn't aware of the special nurses connection. Nice lens!

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      sukkran trichy 7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      great useful lens. posted this lens in some of my social pages.

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      RebeccaE 7 years ago

      I am off to reread this book, I read it a while back got a bit confused but now seem to underrstand,,, call it the old computer needing to reboot.

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      piedromolinero 7 years ago

      An awesome lens. I read the book a few times and I am still working on it.

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      RuthCoffee 7 years ago

      Good info, and inspiring. It's all in our hands. We must believe it and in ourselves.

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      Kate Loving Shenk 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      @Gamganny: Thank you for the Blessing! You Rock!

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      Gamganny 7 years ago

      Awesome Lens, read the book a few times. Blessed by an Angel

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      Kate Loving Shenk 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      @Heather426: Thanks Heather! I appreciate it!!

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Love this lens! I'm rereading this book right now! Thanks for posting the Over the Rainbow song too. I miss him:( Wow, Napoleon Hill and Andrew Carnegie were gifts to the world. fantastic lens!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Hi Kate, thanks for this lens, I enjoyed it. 5 stars from me.CheersRick

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      Kate Loving Shenk 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      @anonymous: I see you have a BTR show on Naploleon Hill!! I will listen in sometime!!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This page is RICH with content! It's refreshing to come across the path of another individual who's life has been greatly influenced by Napoleon Hill's work. May you enjoy a long life of success. Let life come & Live generously,Host and PhilosopherJuddha Shaddai Fitzgerald http://www.blogtalkradio.com/juddha-fitzgerald

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Enjoyed reading this lens! "5 stars-favorited". Happy New 2010! God bless.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      What an awesome lens! great read! 5 *****'s and favorited too! Happy New Year!

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      Babitah 7 years ago

      Great lens, 5***** and favorited! Happy new year!

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      Passing through to bless this worthy lens.

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      Laniann 7 years ago

      Kate, you have created a wonderful and inspirational lens. I fully agree with Change Your Mind. Change Your Life.

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      Sami4u LM 7 years ago

      Hi,"Think and Grow Rich" was stood the test of time. The words and thoughts in the book can change your life and your lifestyle. If you have not read the book get it, read it.SamiPS Nice lens BTW.

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      Fermikos 8 years ago

      A real inspiration. Thank you very much.

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      BeautifulGreenB 8 years ago

      Great breakdown of this fascinating book! I started a book club a while back on Startupnation.com using a free online version of the book found here: http://www.sacred-texts.com/nth/tgr/tgr05.htmEvent... I did purchase the actual book for markups, dog ears and the like. Inspirational read, challenging to practice, for me it requires a constant revisit. Thanks for reminding me to revisit. 5*'s and faves Great great lens!

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      dwbraddy 8 years ago

      I read this book when I started my sales career in the early 80's and have followed these principles since, they work. Everything I have accomplished started in my mind first.

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      BlissNow LM 8 years ago

      A masterpiece lens! Napoleon Hill has had a spot on my bookshelf for years!

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      lwhitelaw lm 8 years ago

      Hey Kate - beautiful job with the CSS on this lens. I'm a big fan of Napoleon Hill!!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      This is a great thought provoking, motivational lens. Thank you.

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      Tiddledeewinks LM 8 years ago

      The Prosperity Bible (a book of 19 books in all) and it includes Think and Grow Rich. See my lens about it!

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      AntionetteTate 8 years ago

      Awesome Lens! I am following the principles now. Have you ever read James Allen "As A Man Thinketh" 5stars

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      AlisonMeacham 8 years ago

      An excellent lens about a truly great book. It should be required reading for everyone wanting to make a success of their time on Squidoo..........!

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      FantasyDesigns 8 years ago

      Truly Awesome lens! Love it! 5 *'s

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      dahlia369 8 years ago

      Well researched lens about priceless, timeless truths and formulas for success. All stars more than deserved! :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Isn't amazing how he wrote the book 1937 and it all still applies today? I absolutely loved his book "Think and Grow Rich." The only problem is getting people to read the book. It doesn't look appealing to some. I know because I have tried to get a lot of people to read this book and most of them stop after a couple of chapters. That drives me crazy! It's a solid book that I think they should force kids to read and report on in High School. I think it would have a HUGE impact. 5 star lens!

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      Natalie W Schorr 8 years ago

      A very interesting read.

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      Cheryl Paton 8 years ago from West Virginia

      Nice lens. I've read some of this material before, and it was a nice re-cap.

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      Dianne Loomos 8 years ago

      Success principles never change and can be applied to anything in life. Nice lens.

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      LiStra LM 8 years ago

      Awesome lens. Good job!I just read Think and Grow Rich. Very smart guy that Napoleon.

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      poutine 8 years ago

      Fantastic lens.If only I could FOCUS on the right things...........Poutine

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      Lamar Ross 8 years ago from Florida

      I have read Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich several times over my lifetime. It was a great influence during my teen years. I can't say I have always followed his advice, but I have incorporated much of his thinking into my philosophy of life. I have expanded on some of his ideas in several of my "manifesting" lenses.

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      This is so good. I am bookmarking so I can return and read again and again! Thank you!

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      GrowWear 8 years ago

      Needed some positivity today! This fits the bill perfectly.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      The key to success is attitude. When I started writing fiction, my friends and family enjoyed reading it, but they never thought I would get a book published. It took five years and wrote six different manuscripts before I produced a winner. My Mother's Shoes was released in Sept. of last year.Great lensLizzy

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      roysumit 9 years ago

      I am a great fan of Napoleon Hill and I flip some pages of his book, "Think and grow rich" whenever I feel a bit let down and I get invigorated again. This is such a positive book; amazing! Five star to you.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Kate!Beautiful job on this lens! Everything you need to know about Napoleon Hill! This lens is filled with your positive energy! Keep it up!Rebeccahttp://www.organicbuckwheatpillowinfo.com