I decided to send a few cold emails to some bloggers I followed and asked if they wanted to start a mastermind group with me. A few others joined us. We began meeting virtually every week to help each other grow our online businesses. More than six years later, each of us has achieved more success than we could have ever dreamed.
The second way Think and Grow Rich changed my life was more directly related to my business. I really connected with how Napoleon Hill learned from successful people of the early s. Because of that, I decided to model Eventual Millionaire after Think and Grow Rich , interviewing the most successful people in the world to discover the secrets to their success. The lessons I learned from those interviews further shaped my business and personal life, and helped countless readers, listeners, and clients of mine, too.
Needless to say, Think and Grow Rich was a big influence on me. From a personal perspective, the article suggests he was an abusive father, violent husband, a polygamist, and broke. Professionally, it says he was a fraud, and con-artist, and suggests almost everything he claimed he did was a lie. Even after all the growth I experienced since I read Think and Grow Rich and started my mastermind , I started wondering whether I had been scammed because it was a well-researched article on a reputable site.
I decided to share the article with some friends and asked for their thoughts. I was surprised when I read the article, to say the least. My friends were surprised, too. None of them had heard any of this before either.
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At the end of the day, Think and Grow Rich changed the lives of a lot of people. To date, my data supports many of the thirteen steps to riches, especially the power of using a mastermind in business, which has been proven by others time and time again, as well. Have you read Think and Grow Rich? How has it changed your life? Each and every week I bring you the top business advice from the people who know best.
And, Mr Carnegie stated that he asked Mr Hill to continue in his research for twenty plus years. I hope this helps — resource: Thank you for this great help! I read several books about Napoleon Hill before, but when I read your comments make me feel to come back to read them again. Your comments are very helpful. Keep it up Jaime! Greg Eschmeyer and a Mr. It offers no support that this interview ever took place. Carnegie have been given credit as an author? Regardless, the principles that Hill endorses to each of us are based on eternal laws that promote a quality life, empowering, life-enhancing ….
I cannot judge Mr Hill for anything because I cannot step into his shoes. He wrote a doozy of a book though. I give thanks to all, who has contributed tremendous encouragement toward this good news of this book. I have had learnt a lot of principles how to get successful in business. Therefore, les cooperate as cooperation increases the chances of success in life. No internet at the time and its quite long ago now. There is quite a competition in self help genre. Nepoleon hill is one of the big fishes.
Thus,just because an article was written on a reputable website does not mean it was with right intentions. I have nit read the boom but his books have created many successors. Something surely is missing from those claims. I would question just how reputable that web site is.
The author did a lot of research for sure. Some of the claims sounded dodgy to me. Regardless of what or who Napoleon Hill was , he lived life and had experiences. Think And Grow Rich has always been in print and that has to tell you something. I am 18 year old I am reading it now, but the main problem I am facing is that there is no people around me who is interested in business! I have no Internet services around me , only a crap phone with limited uses.
So where are you? As far as iam concerned, I think you ought to read alot and make reading a best friend for you!! The sun is on the rise just before the darkest time of Night!!! The success comes for sure if you in the worst situation and still hanging on!!! So in this age if you do not have any of this and till manage to leave your footprint here you have desire drive determination to do something so plz convert it into action….
I started reading this book two months ago and my sales performance has more than doubled. The man was and is truly inspirational. As for that sex drive. I have cut back on the love making and my mind is more focused on building wealth. Such a fabulous book I have ever read……this gives a lot to tackle the hardships leading to success.. There was a version before Will definitely look into this. I just came by this article. Hi, am Gisiri Maroa from Kenya. Am one of the few people who would be open. I have read many of the inspirational books out there. I found one aspect that has been factual.
COULD you please add me to your master mind group. I could use a hand in the force. Someone just tells you I worked hard. Without showing you the steps. Capital has been a problem to many great minds some of us posses so would someone recommend a book that help one create capital to start and implement ideas…. Anyone who would call Hill a fraud is probably a fraud themselves. Another book that he wrote that would have had a dramatic impact to our society was Outwitting the Devil.
Much of his story is in there. Regardless of what Hill was like in real life, the amount of positive things people have taken from Think And Grow Rich far surpasses any of the negative chatter. I really enjoyed your blog post and especially liked this video cliff notes of the book by author Jake Ducey http: Practicing these 13 steps into my life is what I care about.
There is a lot of fake news out there and many haters full of jealously. Take it for what it is worth. Thank you for the free link. I have read many Abraham Hicks books and one Seth Speaks. Yes, I was reccommended to read this book by a very successsful business man, I met on an plane. I think it has what you need to focus on the objective.
My issue is deciding the best areas to achieve. I could read part of the book online I could not download the pdf. Please email me the pdf to. Kindly email me the PDF. I have started reading the book, thank you for the link. I think it is quite wise, not at all a sham. It seems to me that Mr. Richard Bandler, Tony Robbins, Dr. Maxwell Maltz among others nd even the Bible all say about the same thing.
Think and grow rich is the one book anyone who seeks success MUST read at least twice a year. It will change you each time you read it and gradually propel you to the top. Thank you so much for this! Whether the story of Napoleon Hill is true, fact or fiction is purely down to what we choose to believe. Thats is the whole point.
Uhhggg; let me know when someone who has started a business from scratch and WORKS at something is around. The negative article mentioned in this article about Sir Napoleon Hill is well researched. However, the author has subconsciously revealed how he ended up applying the same principles which Mr. Hill has taught for years to enable himself to write against all his teachings. The truth stands clear. Whatever we focus upon, expands.
I have personally experienced this multiple times in my life, both positively and negatively. I had reached the point where if I had any issue or challenge at all, I knew that somewhere I would find a solution in the book itself. Never failed to do so. Email me a copy please. Nice article, and thanks for the pdf! If you can, email me the pdf of Think and Grow Rich Thanks.
Hi could you please email me a PDF of the book. I could open the link but not download it. Some interesting comments being posted. Then, they might understand what the actual secret is. Look at what you are wearing, your clothes, shoes, socks, even the shoe laces. Thanks for the great insight, very interesting book indeed, could i have the pdf copy sent to my email.
The book makes an interesting piece and would like to have a PDF version of it. A best-seller book, especially in the thirties and forties — containing all the names of famous rich people who made a contribution to its existence, would have been sentenced to numerous lawsuits by those well known and wealthy people — if it was a lie. In contrast, the article you mentioned is full of question marks.
There are plenty of people who want to be built on the glory of others, by slandering them Thank you very much for the fascinating article and sharing your wonderful story! This is a very interesting concept, that I truly believe. Please send me a pdf copy to my email. Please email me to: I think the books of Napoleon Hill are a very good starting point to do your own research about success.
In my opinion his books are not a scam. If you are open to try them, I think everyone can learn a lot! Hi Jaime, great write up. Thanks for the PDF link. I will journey through this book,and get back to this page. I will also love to get more personal development articles. Can you please email me the pdf book. You can look at podcast page — https: Please can anyone send me the PDF on my email address. I had about the book I become having interest to read the book. He is a real hero and his experience makes the lessons more practical and potentially on the run in me. I think we should keep in touch, we have all read this great book.
Courage and luck in your business. The individual steps are really amazing and the author explaines every single step really clearly and in a methamatic way. Thanks for this work and pleasure you paid to us. I love to read this book. Can you please send me a copy of the book? Insightfully encouraging for a good soak read. I skipped through the book many years ago. Thanks you my best author. Any One can send me this book If Anyone have This book plz …!!! Having so much desire for some encouraging , coaching and life changing books and I think this book will help.
Hi can one send me the PDF of the book. Here is my email address: Can someone please email me a PDF copy please, please guys. Hi, Jaime has not opened any mastermind group right now. If you are interested in what Jaime can offer, you can go to our coaching page and submit your coaching application. Am interested in copy. I read the articles about this book and they are fabulous. Can you please send me a pdf copy of this book. I am so keen to read and learn.
Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich (pdf) and book changed my life. But was he a fraud?
I want to pursue in a good way.. I would really like to have this book! So much that we take for granted.
I hope i can learn much from you Jaime Keep the good intentions, keep the good works, I hope you reach the best of your life. Just downloaded the law of success from the link given by one of the commentators. Time to start reading. Absolutely love this book! I may have already read it twice and now after reading this I might as well go for my third charm.
Your post was really inspiring. Mind emailing me a pdf copy please? I read that Henry Ford was upset because he did not want people to know the true secret of wealth and success, that he told Napoleon Hill to dillute, or take something out. So Think and Grow Rich is not complete in a true sense, or watered-down, and not the original. Open Preview See a Problem?
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill ,. Ben Holden-Crowther Goodreads Author. Think and Grow Rich 4. This is the original version of Napoleon Hill's Classic Book: Think and Grow Rich. To the greatest extent possible, the text and formatting have been kept exactly the same as in the original release with the exception of some minor formatting changes.
Paperback , pages. Published April first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Think and Grow Rich , please sign up. I liked this book a lot. It changed the way of my thoughts. Where can I buy such self-help books at affordable prices? Nicki I order from Thriftbooks. Think and Grow Rich is one of the best books I have ever read on money. Very realistic with true life illustrations. Where can I buy popular self help books at low prices?
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This is one of the greatest text books that I have ever read. This book has done so much for me, well I would be doing a great disservice trying to explain how great it is, purchase it and experience for yourself. I bought this book at special price from here: View all 6 comments. I was looking through some of the reviews and see that some people gave it five stars and some gave it only one. I think if the people who gave it one star would practice the principles given in this book they would quickly upgrade their rating.
This book was published in , during the Great Depression, and if the people who suffered during that time had read this book their lives might have been better. It is really about convincing yourself to become wealthy. It outlines the steps you need to I was looking through some of the reviews and see that some people gave it five stars and some gave it only one. It outlines the steps you need to take and the steps you need to avoid.
There are also a lot of interesting ideas in this book. For example, sex transmutation is where you transfer the energy of your libido into other purposes. Great people have done this. Most people do not succeed until they are older. In fact, most success does not come until after you are 40 years old. He forgot to mention that George Washington was 43 when he took on the greatest military on earth. His roundtable idea is very intriguing. I do not see why anyone would not want to read this book.
View all 31 comments. Let's be honest to ourselves and face the truth: Keep this constantly in mind. So, if your business is not successful, you are to blame, because you simply failed to desire it enough? This book is a perfect example of everything that is wrong in today's first-world-white-heterosexual-male-dominated economic culture.
Tell me that such ideas as "desiring it enough" would work in Somalia, hell, even in Egypt, and then we'll talk. Don't waste your time with this codswallop. Read real literature instead: View all 63 comments. As some of you know, I have an aunt that I love to bits. She has been my anchor in childhood chaos, my wise teacher, my introduction to literature and opera, my favorite playmate and a believer in "Jaidee" through all my trials, challenges and tribulations.
Anyways back to the story. I am about six and I am spending the day with her. We went to Woolworth's for grill cheese and coke, walked in the park and came to the second hand bookstore where each week we would each choose a book. I said "Auntie what is that book about?
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
- The Genealogy Sourcebook (Sourcebooks).
- Party of One.
- Nimmersatt (German Edition).
- Missing In Action: A Sequel of Jadon and Gabe: The Not so Saintly Horses.
- Pechvogel (German Edition);
- Million Dollar Mates: Super Star?
O how I loved her winks, with her long dark blonde hair, bright red lipstick and brightly colored polyester dresses she looked like a movie star. She whispered, "Jaidee, if you close your eyes hard enough and wish hard enough and if you are good enough- money will appear". My brown eyes must have grown huge because she said- "but only when you are with me. That whole day my eyes were closed so tightly and at the end of the day I found a quarter in my pocket. This game went on for two years until I found out the truth and I mist over thinking of the magic that wonderful woman made for me and that is only one example.
Now enough sentimentality and onto the book: I have wanted to read that book since then and finally I have. I read the updated edition and it was absolutely fascinating in a scary kind of way. Napoleon Hill was a motivational speaker who was friends with Edison, Ford and some other wealthy people and he "studied" them and came up with thirteen steps to riches. The book is engaging and full of "convenient" examples. The book is a real slice of Americanah with many examples taken from the depression and it is infused with common sense, populist thought, pseudo-mysticism, quasi psychology and philosophy and a lot of silly little exercises that if somebody tries hard enough will lead to untold riches.
Of course if you don't- you didn't try hard enough and there are fears tied in your subconscious that you have not yet overcome. There was an interesting chapter on sex transmutation. In short- turn your horniness into money- read the chapter and you will found out how. This positive thinking book is really well meaning but I just cannot give it any more than three stars despite its interesting nature due to the fact that it blames a complex problem of poverty right on the poor rather than the greed of capitalism or the myth of socialism.
Sociologists, Economists and Psychologists must cringe when they read this. It was however very interesting, lures you with its common sense, feeds on your sense of greed and if you are middle class is no more dangerous than a lottery ticket or small trip to the casino. For the millions of poor however , I think this is a harsh and dangerous slap in the face.
Read it with a grain of salt, no make it a shaker of salt and for entertainment value only. View all 51 comments. Want to get rich? Don't waste your hard earned money on "Get Rich Quick" books. View all 44 comments. About his deaf son on page We were determined that he should live a normal life and associate with normal children, and we stood by that decision, although it cost us many heated debates with school officials. As someone who is hard-of-hearing and can function well in "normal society", yet, knows sign language, I take offense to this. I take offense that he thinks knowing sign la About his deaf son on page I take offense that he thinks knowing sign language isn't "normal" and that he wanted his son hanging out with "normal" children.
By the end of Chapter 2, I didn't want to read anymore. Not only did I dislike his opinion about deaf children, but this entire book is about making money. And how to do so. And while his methods may work, I don't want to make a lot of money -- just enough to pay the bills. Life is about much more than getting rich. Perfect book for you if all you care about is getting rich. View all 47 comments. I expected a practical guide to managing personal finance, but got something a little kooky. On to the next one. This is the best self help book any entrepreneur could ever read.
Perhaps the only one they need to. I have it on audio too and listen to it at the gym often. Napoleon Hill was tasked by Andrew Carnegie to write a book on what made a successful person succeed, and he spent 20 years researching and interviewing every great name of the day Ford, Woolworth, Edison, etc , plus lots of people who failed because you have to know what doesn't work too.
This book is the result. I This is the best self help book any entrepreneur could ever read. It basically hammers home a single point, over and over again. Success comes from knowing what you want to achieve and having a burning desire to achieve it. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat. View all 5 comments. When my dad introduced me to this book he made it sound like every second I wasn't reading it was wasted.
After all, the book was written in , and I hadn't ever heard of it. But I gave it a try, just so my dad would drop it. What I discovered is that rich people are rich because they're eccentric. Well, maybe not eccentric, but definitely obsessed with the idea of making money. I guess the one good thing this book did for me was help me realize what it would take for me to be When my dad introduced me to this book he made it sound like every second I wasn't reading it was wasted. I guess the one good thing this book did for me was help me realize what it would take for me to become rich.
I'd have to forget distractions, such as my family, my church, and my health, and develop an all-consuming lust for wealth. The bottom line is that if I want money I have to love it and hunger after it and dream about it every waking minute of my life. I think Napoleon is right. Anyone that obsessed with money probably will get rich sooner or later. But I read another good book recently that took a slightly different view.
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. But the only healthy obsession I can think of is one of reaching out to those around you, lifting up the downtrodden, and in fact laying up treasures in heaven. Why would I need this book to tell me how to do that when we've already got one that does its job pretty well.
View all 16 comments. And while his no-bullshit insights come with a liberal dose of craziness and — well — bullshit, his overarching philosophy is spot-on. Hill's recipe boils down to this: First, the battiness Hill's advice is always useful, even if not always Overview: First, the battiness Hill's advice is always useful, even if not always completely truthful. For instance, he repeatedly claims that "thoughts can affect mother nature.
Because thoughts do profoundly affect you. And if you think you can affect nature by thought alone, and "think" accordingly, the impact this will have on your beliefs and your actions can be profound. He often states that a claim has been "proved" where it's simply been stated.
You'll read about the transmutation of the subconscious, about how thought vibrations travel through the ether, and how to plant creativity in your subconscious via communication with the infinite intelligence. The book is heavy on mystical musings and light on facts. That said, I don't think these bits of battiness detract from Hill's core message, and if anything, my occasional outrage kept me engaged. But Hill's advice cuts much deeper than this. It is not enough to want riches, or to wish you had them. Hill means something more radical: If you fail in this regard, you will fail to achieve your vaguely desired goal.
Hill gives some concrete advice for nurturing desire. First, you must define your purpose. Only then can you become consumed by it. Hill's recipe for making desire concrete is this: Become so obsessed with desire that you already see yourself in possession of the money But don't kid yourself into thinking desire will be enough: Take, then, this burning desire, and put all your effort behind it.
I love Hill's emphasis on action: It's not enough to 'decide' you're totally committed: Cut off all sources of retreat, Hill tells us. Burn all bridges behind you, so that you win or perish. The tone here might be a little extreme, but his message carries crisp and clear: You must have faith: Of course, this is easier said than done. One concrete way to foster faith is through autosuggestion. The idea here is that you can come to believe something by repeating it to yourself sufficiently. Repetition of thought is powerful, and Hill claims it's the best way to influence your subconscious mind — the presumed bastion of belief.
This might come off as a little crazy, but Hill elaborates: The mere reading of words is of no consequence unless you mix in strong emotions. Desire is one such emotion. Thus, if we've followed Hill's first step and developed a burning desire, it will be that much easier to apply autosuggestion to foster a sense of faith. And believing in yourself, and in your plan, is absolutely crucial. This might all be getting a little speculative, but so far, I'm inclined to agree with Hill.
A short aside on transmutation: Hill claims that belief is "picked up by the subconscious mind and transmuted to its physical equivalent. If instead he means 'your beliefs themselves can influence physical reality,' then I disagree - or at least I would love to be presented with evidence. And indeed, you soon discover that Hill does mean the latter. He explains that our brains are connected by vibrations of thought, and that these vibrations connect us to the "infinite intelligence" — whatever that is.
Hill confidently states that there is an undiscovered organ in the brain that receives 'vibrations of thought' — called hunches — from this infinite intelligence. Once these hunches have been captured, our subconscious mind will hand them over to our conscious mind in a flash of inspiration. And this, he claims, is how to get your plan for riches. As best I could tell, this is what Hill means by "transmutation of thought.
We're told that "sex energy" is "creative energy," and you're implored to "harness and transmute" your desire for sex to lift yourself to a "higher sphere of thought. Here, at least, Hill offers some circumstantial evidence: The final ingredient is persistence. Without persistence, you will fail. Unfortunately, lack of persistence is a "weakness common to the majority of men.
The key, again, is to have a definite purpose and a burning desire for its fulfillment. You must then transform that purpose into a definite plan, and immediately act. Consciously conquer procrastination and indecision. Throughout, guard your mind against negative and discouraging influences. And finally, form a "master mind alliance" — a coordination of knowledge and effort, for the attainment of a definite purpose — consisting of people who will encourage you to follow through with your plan and your purpose.
Conclusion Hill might be a little crazy, and his writing style is a bit over the top. More critically, some of the particular things he says are at odds with his philosophy as a whole "these steps call for no hard labor. They call for no sacrifice". The danger is that these are the statements readers latch on to, and lose the forest for the trees.
And this would be a shame, for when all is said and done, "Think and Grow Rich" is terrific book. Hill is passionate, and his advice is refreshingly practical. The above caveat aside, Hill tells it like it is. He decries the "universal weakness of lack of ambition" and our "national pastime of trying to get without giving". He explains that people mistake their wants for their just dues, and is explicit on the fact that you can't get something for nothing: He believes that "riches begin in the form of thought," and he makes this claim concrete.
Desire, believe, act, and persist, he advises. If you do these things, you cannot fail — and never forget that "a quitter never wins-and-a winner never quits. View all 8 comments. Ted, my old boss at KWE Kintetsu World Express first recommended this book to me and told me that it very much changed his way of thinking.