Think and Grow Rich by Napolen Hill

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  • 27 Sep, 2016
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Thousands of personal finance books today promise to teach you just about anything under the sun, but perhaps none said it better than a 200-page book published in 1937, which went to become one of the bestselling books of all time.

Napoleon Hill, former advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, explains entrepreneur Andrew Carnegie's secret to success, revealed to him during private interviews with Carnegie (the richest man of his time), and during more than 20 years of research into the lives and philosophies of more than 500 of the most successful people in America.

This little gem presents a systematic approach to developing the skills and mindset required to achieve exceptional success in any field , personal or professional. It was the first book to ask, "What makes a winner?"

The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world's winners himself.  The most famous of all teachers of success spent "a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort" to produce the "Law of Success" philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarised in this one, helping people overcome the psychological barriers that keep them from wealth.

"Wishing will not bring riches, but desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognise failure, will bring riches." (Napoleon Hill).

In one passage, he sums up six steps to turning a desire for wealth into "its financial equivalent":

  • Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. Be definite as to the amount (There is a psychological reason for definiteness).
  • Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire (There is no such reality as “something for nothing.").
  • Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.
  • Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.
  • Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
  • Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before bed at night, and once after waking up in the morning.

The only way to achieve true wealth is to understand that more often it is our emotions and mindset that keeps us from succeeding, and that it's our job to come up with a plan to overcome them.
I though subscribe to the same train of thought of  Joe Vitale  and I do believe that the real "secret" to Think and Grow Rich is in his Law of Success, where he really reveals it all... for that, you will need to read my blog tomorrow :-)

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By The Alchemist About Town 22 Sep, 2017
I am so utterly delighted that my book is now out, available to order both on paperback and on Kindle edition just in time for Business Women's Day - YES!!!!!! :-) 

STOP IT! It's all in your head   is my labour of love and my way to encourage, inspire and empower women to achieve what they want professionally and not be confined by societal, religious, family paradigms of what " women should do/are like" and, most importantly, the restrictions in their head.
If that is being CEO of a Global Company or a stay-at-mum or Director of Paperclip ( whatever grabs your fancy) so be it.

Writing this book was also a personal challenge ( the 30 days thingy) which confirmed to me once and for all that you can really do whatever you set your mind to, if you really want to that is.

Couple of tips for writing a book from me:
  • write about what you are passionate about, you know more than you think.
  • free-write about the parts/chapters in the book you like the most and you are most interested in first - that will give you a great boost at the beginning - you can edit and add the boring bits later - by then most of the book will be almost there
  • keep your own voice - write as you speak so to speak ( people do need to understand you though..)
  • keep an open mind, ideas will flow into you mid-way through the project
  • a deadline and going public is good to beat procrastination ( but if that stresses you out too much don't do it) - the deadline certainly helped me.
You can do it too!!!

If anyone would like to be part of the book launch, the event is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it- I hope to meet you soon, in person or through the pages of my book.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



By The Alchemist About Town 19 Sep, 2017
The time is getting closer and closer to the release of   STOP IT, It's all in your head   my new book ( 22 September for Business Women's Day - US) .

I have now  received the proof copy of the paperback which looks absolutely fabulous: a couple of things to correct but overall I am super happy with the result.
A lot of marketing to do now between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ ( which is PS: looking like more work than the actual writing of the book).

The book event/launch/talk is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



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