Napoleon Hill, a smart man who lived close to a century ago, made the decision to research how the most successful people in America—people like Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Andrew Carnegie—came up with their amazing ideas and succeeded as businesspeople and entrepreneurs. Since then, what he learned has astounded people and encouraged thousands to believe in the power of thinking. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill has influenced people like Jerry Hicks and Norman Vincent Peale over the years. The author of the new book Vibrational Money Immersion: Think and Grow Rich for Network Marketers, Ray Higdon, is among those who were most influenced by Think and Grow Rich.
Napoleon Hill is frequently cited by Higdon, but what distinguishes this new book from Hill’s classic is that it adapts Hill’s concepts for the twenty-first century, focusing on the subject of network marketing as a way to attract the success and wealth that people want. Higdon also includes numerous personal anecdotes on how adopting a positive outlook and using it to his advantage have aided in his success.
This book about picturing wealth is not for those who like to live in the sky. Instead, Higdon is brutally honest when he says that we must take action in addition to visualizing the lifestyle and wealth we desire. Higdon has experienced being completely broke twice in his life and has since gone on to achieve enormous financial success. As he puts it “What is the topic of this entire book? It’s important to raise your vibrational level in relation to money. Raising that vibratory quotient and converting desire into its monetary equivalent requires persistence.” Higdon firmly believes in the Law of Attraction, but he also understands that nothing comes for free.You must not only express your desires to the universe, but also choose the measures you are ready to take to obtain them, as well as make preparations for when you obtain them. He correctly points out that most lottery winners are worse off than they were before because nothing comes for free and they did not make any preparations for what they would do with their winnings.
Higdon believes that network marketing, particularly real estate, is the best thing to do in exchange for the money you will attract; he has had great success in this area. Naturally, a lot of people are turned off by network marketing because they think it doesn’t work or because they don’t understand why some individuals succeed at it while others they know struggle. In response, Higdon states that these findings are “related to people’s relationship with money, their perception of money, their perception of wealth, and their perception of successful individuals.
In addition, they have a poverty mindset that believes they can’t acquire money so they give up before they’ve even given themselves a chance, according to Higdon, who notes that too many individuals focus on their lack of money rather than picturing having it. However, Higdon’s book can assist readers in breaking this pattern by providing the strategies required to adopt a prosperity mindset. One of the most impactful quotes in the entire book is one that Higdon’s friend Mark Hoverson once uttered: “Your poverty is not benefitting anyone.”
Higdon gives readers several techniques, such as how to stop using the past as an excuse to keep you from a successful future and how to harness the power of affirmations to transform your impoverished mindset into a successful one that will attract money and everything else you desire in life.
One of Higdon’s quotes that strikes me as particularly wise is, “Knowledge is not power.” Many individuals pursue education, devour books, and attend seminars in the hope of discovering the keys to success. While some of them may succeed, most of them are simply deluding themselves into believing that being busy equates to being effective. He uses a quotation from Napoleon Hill to make his case “Only potential power exists in knowledge. Only when and if it is organized into clear action plans and directed toward a clear goal does it acquire strength. This “missing link” in all educational systems now used by civilization can be attributed to educational institutions’ failure to instruct students on how to organize and apply knowledge after it has been acquired.”
Higdon’s emphasis on the power of imagination is possibly my favorite aspect of this book. He advises us to make a distinction between our desired reality and the present one “Too many people are only taking in what is going on in their life. “Ray, I’m just telling it like it is,” they claim. Telling it as it is, though, keeps it that way. Justifying your current location keeps you there. It doesn’t take much imagination to see your present financial account. It’s important to expand your imagination and feel more deserving of larger, better, and more things. You can access your creative side thanks to the development of the synthetic.”
The idea of invisible counselors to assist us caught my eye the most, and Higdon borrows it from Hill. He goes on to explore numerous more methods that help people utilize their imagination to attract money. He encourages us to consider someone whose achievement we respect, and more precisely, whose qualities we would like to possess, as those qualities helped them achieve that success. This person might be anyone. For instance, we might select a well-known athlete as our counselor if we want to be more persistent. Jesus may be our best option if we want to be gentler.We can picture these counselors present and interacting with us. This concept strikes me as the equivalent of asking “What would Gandhi do in this situation?” instead of “What would Jesus do?” What steps would Andrew Carnegie take in this circumstance? How would Abraham Lincoln react? I adored this concept and have started to apply it to my own writing life by considering what other authors—not just those I admire as great writers, but also those who were successful businessmen like Charles Dickens, as well as those in other professions I greatly admire for their courage and personal convictions—might do.
Higdon clarifies the following to wrap up the debate on unseen counselors: “Too many people think, “Well, if I only had their money,” or “If I only had this or that,” when they see successful people. Do you realize that all you require is a tiny bit of their thinking, attitude, and knowledge? You should make that request because that is what you genuinely need.” I’ll be requesting that and then applying for it, believing that the money would come as a result.
More information on how to adopt a mindset of abundance and take motivated action to attract money to you may be found in Vibrational Money Immersion. By reading this book and adopting a prosperity attitude, you can achieve anything.