Book Review – Think and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich Summary: One of the greatest self-help books of all time, which is based on the 13 principles or steps to success. 

Title:  Think and Grow Rich

Author: Napoleon Hill

Publisher:The Ralston Society

Date Published: 1937

Subject: Self Help

Pages: 320

About the author:Born in 1883 Napoleon was an American author who wrote one of the top self help books of all time.  Napoleon had other books which included “The Law of Success”, “The Magic Ladder to Success”, Outwitting the Devil, How to Sell Your Way Through Life, The Master-Key to Riches, How to Raise Your Own Salary, Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude, Grow Rich!: With Peace of Mind, Succeed and Grow Rich Through Persuasion, and You can Work Your Own Miracles. 

Think and Grow Rich PDF: No this book is not available for free download, you will be required to purchase the book.

Chapter Layout:

Chapter 1 – Thoughts Are Things

Chapter 2 – Desire

Chapter 3 – Faith

Chapter 4 – Auto Suggestion

Chapter 5 – Specialized Knowledge

Chapter 6 – Imagination

Chapter 7 – Organized Planning

Chapter 8 – Decision

Chapter 9 – Persistence

Chapter 10 – Power of the Master Mind

Chapter 11 – The Mystery of Sex Transmutation

Chapter 12 – The Subconscious Mind

Chapter 13 – The Brain 

Chapter 14 – The Sixth Sense

Chapter 15 – The Six Ghosts of Fear

Think and Grow Rich Book Review


Think and Grow Rich Review: 

The overall concept of Think and Grow Rich book is in order to develop riches you need to create the right state of mind. To do this there are thirteen steps, which will enable you to be money conscious. You need to be money conscious and control your mind and thoughts in order to become rich. So what does money conscious mean? 

The book explains it as when one’s mind is so consumed with the desire for money, that you already see yourself in possession of it.  This concept when I first read it I likened it to being delirious or having delusions of grandeur. The book goes on to say only those who are money conscious ever accumulate great riches, how can this be? Only those who are so delirious and obsessed with money and obtaining it never do. But then it made more and more sense. Those people who have so much thirst for money, insane amounts that they will never stop until they get it will achieve it. The average Joe who has no desire for money will never really obtain it, he wont do whatever it takes to achieve it, he will just dilly dally around his entire life just being content with what he has. He has no desire. 

The thirteen steps are as follows: 

1. Desire

2. Faith

3. Auto Suggestion

4. Specialized Knowledge

5. Imagination

6. Organized Planning

7. Decision

8.  Persistence

9. Power of the Master Mind

10. The Mystery of Sex Transmutation

11. The Subconscious Mind

12. The Brain

13. The Sixth Sense

Now there is a lot of content in the book, so I am going to mention some of the really interesting chapters. My three favourite chapters were desire, faith, the mystery of sex transmutation. One of the chapters I didn’t like was organized planning. I felt it waffled on too much about irrelevant information that was on a different tangent to the rest of the book.

To begin with you must have desire. In the book Hill mentions a story where a great solider and his small army were about to enter into a war on in a foreign country only accessible by boats. The men were heavily outnumbered but had so much desire to win the fight that they burned the boats so they cant leave the country. The only way to leave was to win the fight. They were to either win or die.  

The second chapter I thoroughly enjoyed was on Faith. Faith is a state of mind, faith is infinite, faith is closely linked to love, sex, desire and belief. Autosuggestion leads to faith.

The chapter on sex transmutationis a concept, which converts sexual energy into some other desire or goal. Pretty much behind every great man is a great woman, having a lot of sexual energy is closely linked to achieving riches and goals.  Now I’m not saying that this is right or wrong, but it was an interesting chapter nonetheless and got me thinking. It made me think about a Joe Rogan and Mike Tyson podcast, which they spoke about having sex before big fights and then they spoke about the sexual energy in an Olympic village. 

One of the main references in this book is to Andrew Carnegie who was a Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist. Andrew was heavily involved in the Steel industry and led to the development of the U.S. Steel Corporation.

When I think of passive income there are two main streams of books that relate:

 1 – Books on actually generating income through drop shipping, affiliate income etc.

2 – Books on changing your mindset to help you create ideas and develop confidence to move forward with your ideas.

This book falls into the second stream. If you are starting to read a few more books about passive income and you haven’t necessarily thought about changing your mindset then this is one of the quintessential books on generating wealth through changing your mindset and thinking and becoming rich. 

Make sure you grab a copy and check out Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill.

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