I Was Dreaming When I Wrote this Forgive me If It Goes Astray….

Prince said, “I was dreaming when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray.”

But when I woke up this morning…

I wrote you this email.

An email that literally (and yes I know the definition – unlike most that use it) brought tears to my eyes.


We’ll get to that.

First this.

On Saturday morning, I wrote today’s (original) email. The email was penned immediately after a shocking discovery.

A shocking discovery that hit me like a frying pan. A discovery about Stacey and I. A discovery about the very reason we still disagree about money.

A discovery about each of our money mindsets. Money psychology. Money story. Whatever you want to call it. We ALL have one.

The very reason (unbeknownst to either of us) as to why we still disagree about money.

This discovery applies directly to you.

If you don’t have enough money. If you worry about money. If you want more money – but for the life of you cannot figure out Why you don’t have it…

This discovery (that I’ll share with you next week) will make you poo your pants!

Ok, where was I?

Oh yes, the tear inducing importance of THIS email. An email that shoved aside the Money series of emails that I’d planned for you this week. (make a note of the word series.)

So let’s get to it!

My mentor, Napoleon Hill, wrote the most successful personal development book in the history of the world – Think and Grow Rich – in 1937.

The following year, Mr. Hill wrote the manuscript of his next book. A book based on the success principles not discussed at cocktail parties. A book about the Laws of the Universe. Laws, that when heard for the first time, will have your eyes spring from your head (like in the cartoons).

The first manuscript ever written to include a detailed account and description of the “Monster”.

The book, and title to the book, were deemed too controversial to publish at the time (1938).

Napoleon Hill went to his grave never having published this book.

Well, my Good Life friend… I was able to get my paws on this manuscript.

And it’s life changing!!!

Each page will have you nodding your head like, “Yeah!” (Did you sing it like Miley?)

“Yeah, I do that!”

“OMG, that’s me!”

This manuscript applies directly to each and every one of us in the Good Life.

Without understanding its concepts and principles – We’ll NEVER reach the Good Life.

I’ll give you the title to the manuscript in just a moment (LOL! Another open loop.)

First, a quick back story (umm, nothing you write is quick Bart).

The manuscript to the book was written as a confession about the process of writing the book: Think and Grow Rich.

Think and Grow Rich was all but killed by the “Monster”. Never to be published.

That Monster that attempts to derail us from all of our hopes and dreams. Inside the manuscript, Napoleon gets the Monster to admit this. He also gets the Monster to confess to all the tactics used to keep us small and fearful.

Reading just the first few pages of this manuscript (this morning) brought tears to my eyes.

This week I’ll be sharing with you these tactics.

Tactics used by the Monster to prevent the Good Life.

Before I do, let’s back up to 1908.

It was in 1908 that Napoleon Hill first met the wealthy business tycoon Andrew Carnegie.

Let me just have Napoleon tell you about that meeting:

“For more than a quarter of a century my main purpose has been that of isolating and organizing into a philosophy of achievement the causes of both failure and success, with the object of being helpful to others who have neither the inclination nor the opportunity to engage in this form of research.

My labor began in 1908, as the result of an interview that I had with the late Andrew Carnegie. I frankly told Mr. Carnegie that I wished to enter law school and that I had conceived the idea of paying my way through school by interviewing successful men and women, finding out how they came by their success, and writing stories of my discoveries for magazines.

At the end of our first visit Mr. Carnegie asked whether or not I possessed enough courage to carry out a suggestion he wished to offer me.

I replied that courage was about all I did have and that I was prepared to do my best to carry out any suggestion he care to offer.”

What Mr. Carnegie says next to Napoleon Hill brought tears to my eyes this morning when I read it.

I’ll share every word of it with you tomorrow.

Until then, here’s a quote from Carnegie from the conversation to set the tone:

“As inconsistent as it may seem, you will learn more about how to succeed from the failures than you will from the so-called successes. They will teach you what not to do.”

Talk to you tomorrow.


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