On the journey to creating the life desired, having a mentor is very beneficial. A mentor has knowledge which can shorten your journey significantly.
When we think of a mentor, most of us think of a living person sharing their wisdom with us, to help guide us to victory at a substantial cost. But a mentor can also be someone who has left a body of work for us to use to obtain their knowledge. People who have been successful and helped others achieve their goals, are the people whose work we can examine to learn the secrets of success.
Some such people are Napoleon Hill, Neville Goddard, Florence Shinn, Charles F. Haanel & Wallace Wattles just to name a few. Each taught success principles using varying techniques but they all had a few things in common. They all believed that you experience in life, what you think and say about yourself daily with emotion. They also believed in order to achieve your goal, it must be clearly stated.
Some of the books of the above named authors may be found in the public domain, thus reducing the cost of obtaining their knowledge drastically. Their work is also offered in audio form on YouTube, another budget friendly venue. Search their names on either platform to obtain a complete list of their work.
I would suggest the following as must reads:
Napoleon Hill- “Think and Grow Rich” and “The Law of Success in Seventeen Lessons”
Neville Goddard – “Your Faith Is Your Fortune” Also check out this website dedicated to his work & writings. Freeneville.com
Florence Shinn – “The Game of Life & How to Play It
Charles F. Haanel – “The Master Key System” You an get a copy of this book at The Secrect TV under the advance tab.
Wallace Wattles- “The Science Of Getting Rich” You an get a copy of this book at The Secrect TV under the intermediate tab. A list of other authors (potential mentors) and their work can also be found there.
Sometimes learning a new skill can seem like a daunting task. I remember when I was in school, the things I learnt quickly, were the things which were presented in a fun manner. To this day I am amazed at the song lyrics I remember from more than twenty-five years ago which were performed at a school function. Yet I am at a loss to remember certain math equations. When new information is acquired in a fun manner, the results last longer.
I never played much card or board games when growing up and now realize just how beneficial they could have been. Certain games like chess, domino and poker help you develop critical thinking. Others help you increase you vocabulary, learn more about a particular topic such as real estate, investing or being an entrepreneur.
Games are a great learning tool because they inform while they entertain. They allow individuals with like minds to come together and have fun as they increase their skills. Games that families can play together and which can be used by parents as a tool to aid their children and young adults acquire useful life skills are a plus.
Telling some one to think before they act, my not get through but teach them chess or some other game which requires thought before action and that skill will most likely translate to other areas of their life. Some one who does not like math suddenly realizes how important it is when taught a game in which buying, selling and making a profit is important. Let us not forget how playing word games help build vocabulary, and confidence.
Some of the best games I ever played, reprogrammed my thinking to look for the opportunities life constantly offered. As with most things, doing them once had little effect but playing them often changed my thinking. I began to realize I was developing new skills which were translating to other areas of my life.
Consider adding a game night to your life because learning can be fun!
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