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  • Hey there!

  • I want to welcome you to the 13 Steps to Riches Series!

  • This video is going to be the start of a brand new in-depth playlist series in which we'll

  • get to dive into one of the biggest successful books of all time in the personal development

  • space that has made the biggest impact to me personally and to millions of people around

  • the world.

  • And that very book that I'm talking about is called Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon

  • Hill.

  • Here's some intriguing facts about it!

  • Originally the book was published in 1937 and surprisingly, by the latest record in

  • 2015, Think and Grow Rich has sold over 100 million copies worldwide.

  • How this book was created is quite fascinating.

  • It was created by a man named Napoleon Hill who interviewed and studied the habits of

  • more than 500 of the richest men and women in the early 19th Century, many of them who

  • started life in poverty, with little education or influence.

  • It took Hill over 20 years to compile all the wisdom from these interviews into a book

  • containing 13 main principles of how anyone can change his or her way of thinking and

  • become rich.

  • Among these men were many famous historical figures such as Henry Ford $200 billion dollars

  • (adjusted for inflation), Theodore Roosevelt $125 million, John D Rockefeller $318.3 billion,

  • Thomas Edison $170 Millon, Wilbur Wright $10 million.

  • And many more...

  • Almost every successful entrepreneur in today's modern age such as Tony Robbins, Dan Lok,

  • Brian Tracy, John Maxwell, has been impacted from this book.

  • And since this book contains so much powerful principles, I've noticed there's a common

  • issue for many first time readers finding themselves not completely understanding couple

  • of the important chapters from the book.

  • So that is why I'm creating this 13 steps to riches series dissecting each principle

  • aka each chapter into a fun simple format to help you visually learn the important key

  • lessons that Napoleon hill conveys.

  • So... without further delay, let's begin.

  • Before we dive into the 1st Step to Riches which will be in the next video, Hill demonstrates

  • the power of your thoughts and how it has the power to shape your life and in this chapter,

  • it sets itself up as the foundation of the book.

  • One of the greatest strengths of this book that I always appreciated was how Hill used

  • real life stories with the lessons.

  • Let's take a look how the power of thought comes into play...

  • There's a story about a man named Darby, who became one of the most successful insurance

  • salesman in the country.

  • He used to share a powerful life experience he had with the Gold Rush back when it was

  • booming.

  • He went there with his uncle and after weeks of labor, they've suddenly struck gold in

  • the midst of their mining.

  • In the beginning, things looked great!

  • It was so successful that they brought a drill, but then something unexpected happened.

  • There seemed to be no more gold left as they mined further into the ground.

  • They continued to drill on, desperately trying to pick up any gold, but unfortunately, there

  • was no sign of it.

  • At the end, they finally decided there's no use of trying to mine anymore and so they

  • quit.

  • They sold the machinery to a junk man for a few hundred dollars and took the train back

  • home.

  • But here's where the story gets interesting.

  • The junk man who bought the machinery called in a mining engineer to look at the mine and

  • do a little calculating.

  • An astonishing discovery was made by the hired engineer that the project had failed because

  • the owners were not familiar with fault lines.

  • And even more surprising was their calculations showed that the gold would be found just three

  • feet from where the Darby's had stop drilling and that is exactly where they found all the

  • hidden surplus of gold.

  • You can already guess what happened after that.

  • The junkman took millions of dollars of gold in from the mine all because he knew well

  • enough to seek expert counsel before giving up.

  • Let's observe what happened from this story

  • Napoleon Hill points out that...

  • Darby and his uncle thought there was no gold left, so he thought there's no use to continue

  • on and gave up.

  • On the other hand...

  • The junkman thought about not giving up on the abandoned project, went the extra miles,

  • and at the end, reaped success.

  • Hill demonstrates success comes to those who are success conscious.

  • One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken

  • by temporary defeat.

  • In fact, one of the main weakness of mankind is the average person's familiarity to the

  • word impossible.

  • To add to this lesson, the 21st Century Revised Version of Think & Grow Rich provides a modern

  • example about Steven Spielberg, one of the all-time greatest Motion Pictures directors.

  • There's a funny story in the movie industry how Steven broke to University Studios and

  • eventually became a movie director.

  • Before he was famous or anything, Steven took a Universal Studios tour, which enables visitors

  • to take a good look inside at the movie business.

  • Steven somehow snuck off from the tour group and hid between two stages until the tour

  • ended.

  • When he left at the end of the day, he said few words to the gate guard.

  • Afterwards, day after day he went back to the studio for 3 months.

  • He walked past the guards, waved at him and he waved back.

  • What's funny is he always wore a suit and carried a briefcase, letting the guards assume

  • he was one of the students with a summer job in the studio.

  • He got to the point of becoming friends with the directors, writers, and editors.

  • He even got to become friends with the head of the production of the Universal Studios

  • television arm, and one day got to show the director his college film project which impressed

  • him so much that he placed Steven Spielberg under the contract with the studio.

  • Over the next few years, Steven Spielberg directed several movies including the popular

  • Indiana Jones series, Jaws, and later directed Jurassic Park which became a hit at the time

  • as the most successful movie in history.

  • And we saw with Steven Spielberg, becoming a movie director dominated his thoughts so

  • much that we went beyond what others would do, sneaking into guarded buildings to get

  • the chance to become friends with a directors.

  • Remember this lesson.

  • In order to achieve something great, your thoughts has a great effect on your actions

  • and habits which ultimately has an effect on your outcome.

  • That is why it's important to change our minds from failure consciousness to success

  • consciousness.

  • So before we continue to the next chapters...

  • Question for you.

  • Assuming wealth is what you want to accomplish, are you determined enough and willing to try

  • harder to achieve it, no matter what and how many times you'll face adversities?

  • Think about that...

  • Hey everyone!

  • If this so far peaked your interest and if you wish to join along with us in reading

  • this legendary book, perhaps you're like many of us who just don't have that free time

  • to read because you're always traveling, driving, or working, but….

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  • Let me share with you why I'm so captivated by Audible and so will you!

  • Personally, I found using Audible as an efficient alternative to reading for those times when

  • my eyes are just occupied with different tasks.

  • For example, I usually enjoy listening to audiobooks the most when I am driving or when

  • I'm at the gym working out which is great because I can listen as I work out

  • Sometimes I'll pause it when I'll do a set and then I'll resume listening to the

  • audiobook when I'm resting.

  • So, let's say you're commuting to work or wherever you're headed, if you just add the

  • habit of just listening to an audiobook, you'd be surprised that you can usually finish a

  • book less than a month without having to add any extra effort or time to your life and

  • that's obviously an rewarding perk!

  • And let's say you already have the book, a mind-blowing hack I love to do which you can

  • try out too is to read the actual book and listen to the audiobook at the same time at

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  • comprehension.

  • I truly believe if more people read or listen to Think & Grow Rich, the principles learned

  • from it can truly help direct your ambitions and life goals towards real success!

  • It's that incredible of a book, which you will soon realize.

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  • Up Next!

  • Stay tuned for the next video that will start with the First step to riches….

  • Which is Desire, the starting point of all achievement.

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