Hello virtual enterpreneurs. Welcome to today's episode of the venture intrapreneurs. Today we are reading chapter seven of the book, The Science of Getting Rich by W D. Wattles.
Now, if you're new to this podcast. I am your host Herbert innocent, and in the past few days we had been reading the book, The Science of Getting Rich, and the goal has been to read the book, take the chapters break them down, take key points that we can use in our business, and see how we can practice them today. The formula has been made, and all we have to do is take action, and that is what we are doing. So chapter six of the science of getting rich.
0:47 Sorry chapter seven. That's chapter seven.
0:51 Chapter Seven, gratitude.
0:54 The illustration given in the last chapter will have conveyed to the reader the fact that the first step towards getting rich is to convey the idea of your once to the Formless Substance.
1:08 This is true. And you'll see that in order to do so, it becomes necessary to relate yourself to the Formless Intelligence in a harmonious way to secure this harmonious relationship is a matter of such primary, and vital importance, that I shall give some space to its discussion here and give you the instructions which, if you will follow them, will certainly bring you into perfect unity of mind with God.
1:48 The whole process of mental adjustment and atonement can be summed up into one word.
1:55 Gratitude. First, you believe that there is one Intelligent Substance, from which all beings proceed.
2:04 Second, you believe that this substance, gives you everything you desire. Third, you relate yourself to eat by a feeling of deep and profound gratitude.
2:22 Many people who order, they are leaving. Riley. In all other things are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude. Having received one gift from God, they cut their wires which connect them with him. By failing to make acknowledgement. It is easy to understand that the Neil will leave to the source of wealth, the more wealth, we shall receive. And it is easy to also understand that the soul that is always grateful leaves in closer touch with God, than the one which never looks to Him in thankful, acknowledgement.
3:05 The more grateful we fix our mind on the Supreme when good things come to us, the more good things will, we will receive, and more rapidly. We will, they will come. And the reason simply is that the Mental Attitude of Gratitude draws the mind into closer touch with the source from which the blessings come.
3:31 It is a new thoughts to you that gratitude brings you the whole mind into closer harmony with the creative energies of the universe. Consider it well, and you will see that it is true.
3:45 The good things, you always have, have come to you, along the lines of obedience of certain laws. Gratitude will lead your mind out along the ways by which things come, and it will keep you in those harmony with the creative thought and prevent you from falling into competitive thought grid gratitude alone can keep you looking towards all and prevent you from falling into the era of thinking of the supply as limited.
4:21 And to do that, to be fatal to your hopes.
4:25 There is a law of gratitude. It is absolutely necessary that you should observe the law.
4:33 If you are to get results, the results you seek.
4:38 The Law of Gratitude is the natural principle that action and reaction, always equal and opposite reaction direction.
4:50 A grateful outreach of your mind in thankful praise to the Supreme is a liberation of expenditure of force, it cannot fail to reach that, to which it is addressed. And the reaction is an instantaneous movement towards you.
5:14 Draw nigh on to God and He will draw nigh on to you. This is a statement of psychological truth. And if you, your gratitude is strong and constant.
5:29 The reaction of the Formless Substance will be strong and continuous. The moment the movement of the things you want, will always be towards you. Notice the grateful attitude that Jesus took. He always seemed to be thinking. I think the father to heart.
5:52 Here, trust me, you can exercise much power without gratitude for it is gratitude that keeps you connected with your power.
6:03 But the value of gratitude does not consist solely of getting you more blessings in the future. Without clarity you cannot long keep from dissatisfaction thoughts regarding things as they are.
6:19 The moment you permit your mind to deal with the dissatisfaction upon things as they are, you begin to lose ground, you fix your attention upon the common, the ordinary, the poor and the squealed and mean and your mind, take the form of these things, then you will transmit these forms or mental images to the Formless, and the common and the poor and the squealed. and the mean will come to you too to permit your mind to do upon the inferior, is to become inferior and surround yourself with inferior things.
7:05 On the other hand, to fix your attention to the best you surround yourself with the best and become the best, the creative power within us, makes us into the image that of which we give our attention.
7:25 We are thinking substance, and thinking substance always takes the form of which it thinks about. The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best, therefore it tends to become the best. It takes the form of character of the best. It will receive the best also faith is born of gratitude. The grateful mind continually expect good things, and expectations become faith.
7:59 The reaction of gratitude upon one's own mind produces faith.
8:05 And every and an every outgoing wave of gratitude, thanksgiving increases faith.
8:13 He who has no feelings of gratitude can no longer retain and leaving faith, and without a living faith, you cannot get rich by the creative method, as we shall see in the following chapters.
8:28 It is necessary, then, to cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you and to give thanks continuously.
8:41 And because of things have continued contributed to advancement, you should include all things in a gratitude to not waste time thinking or talking about the shortcomings or wrong actions of the protocol lots of trust magnets, their organisations to offer the world have made the opportunity, all you get really comes to you because of them.
9:10 Do not rage against corrupt politicians. If it were not for politicians. We should fall into monarchy and your opportunity will be greatly lessened.
9:23 God has worked a long time, and very patiently to bring us up to where we are in industry and government, and he is going right and on to his work. There is not the least doubt that he will do away with plutocrats, and trust magnets captains of industries, and politicians as soon as they can be spared.
9:51 But in the meantime, behold, they are Oh, very good.
9:56 Remember that we are all helping to arrange the lines of transmissions, along with your riches will come to you and be grateful to them. This will bring you into harmonious relation with the good in everything. and the good in everything will move towards you, and of chapter seven of the science of getting rich.
10:23 Now, that chapter seems intense with a lot of packaged information, but I managed to narrow it down into a few notes that we're going to talk about, and it's all going to be centred around the common theme which is gratitude. And before I dig deep into my notes, there is one key point here I wanted to make. Before I forget about the chapter, there's this idea of thinking in a very specific way.
10:54 When I was first learning about social psychology simply because out of my, my, my own interest. I came across the idea that your thoughts become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your behaviour, and your behaviour, become your personality. It becomes a you. Now if that is true, then your thoughts really are fundamental in changing any one thing that you really want to change.
11:25 Right, because there is no way of growing a plant in the ground from scratch without seeds. Right. It all comes down to the way everything originated, and it seems everything seems to be originating from the thoughts.
11:44 Now, with that in mind, let's go deeper into my notes now. Right, so we've already discussed the idea that everything comes down to mindset. And if we take a look at our everyday lives, as intrapreneurs as employees. As you know, brothers and sisters, parents, fathers, mothers, grandparents, if we take a look at our everyday life, everyday we are faced with a new challenge, right.
12:17 We are faced with a new problem.
12:20 We are faced with a new questions, and some of these questions, we do not have the immediate answers to them. Right. And so when we are faced with these things.
12:34 When we are doing our daily routine.
12:39 Leaving ideally lives, we want to achieve a certain goal, we have a project in mind, and then you're faced with a problem or a question or a roadblock, we are facing with something that we don't know how to overcome, then it really comes down to one thing.
12:55 We can either get frustrated about what it is that we are facing.
13:00 Or we can see it as an opportunity. Right, and I can't remember exactly where I learned this, but I remember learning the idea that it really comes down to two things. So one thing that is either a problem or an opportunity now is a business person as an enterpreneur. One thing to really understand is that you are paid to solve people's problems.
13:31 Right. Intrapreneurs have chose to see that within these problems and questions is opportunities. Right. And so one will while one mindset stops you, on your tracks from moving forward. The other ones actually rates you forward. Right. And what I mean here is, you've come to a stop where there's a problem, and you're not moving forward.
14:02 One way to look at this is to say, well, I can't go forward anymore and to stop, turn around. But another way is to say, this is exciting, a wonder what else is beyond. And this becomes a way of looking at this as challenge by overcoming this challenge is the only way to move forward.
14:23 And so, as intrapreneurs we are paid to see problems and questions and roadblocks as opportunities, because everyone has a project in mind, they have work they're doing and they want to go from where they are to the results, and to get there, there is a problem.
14:43 So, being able to see problems as opportunities, becomes the most fundamental thing for us as intrapreneurs. Right. And I think the best way to look at that as well as that, it's a challenge, rather than something that can be rather than a problem that can be solved, because if you've been in business, even for a short period of time, you will notice that every solution creates a new problem. Right. You may have heard the phrase, there is the money is in the follow up.
15:20 And I think this phrase has a double meaning from my take away from it. The first meaning is this phrase is usually referred to in the sales process, that is, by following up with your customers or your prospects. That is when you get them to purchase you make the sale, and that is when you get the money, right, but I think there's also another opportunity in following up with your customers after they've made the purchase, right, so they've bought the product, whether it's headphones, microphones, or computer by following up with them, there's an opportunity to make another sale that could result in, you know, increasing your overall profits. And so, the money is in the follow up really is more of looking at maximising the most of the problem that you're solving.
16:20 And if that is the case then, there really is nothing we can be grateful for because every single problem presents us a new opportunity. Right. And so, I'm going to end this discussion here.
16:37 And the call to action for today what I want you to take from this today is I want you to start looking at every single problem, as an opportunity. See if someone else has solved that opportunity. And if someone hasn't. Perhaps it's your opportunity to solve, because we all paying attention in all these different directions.
16:59 You never know what waiting for you. Right. And I'm gonna live with that nice positive thoughts. Thank you so much for tuning in to this episode, and I'll talk to you on our next episode. Have a wonderful evening.