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There are two kinds of knowledge: general and specialized. General knowledge is of little use in the accumulation of money. Knowledge will not attract money, unless it is organized and intelligently directed, through practical plans of action, to the definite end of accumulation of money. Knowledge is NOT power. It is potential power. It becomes power when it is organized into definite plans of action, and directed to a definite end.

Before you can turn desire into money, you will require specialized knowledge of the service, merchandise, or profession which you intend to offer for fortune. You may need more specialized knowledge than you can personally acquire. In that case, you need a “mastermind group.” A mastermind group is a group of real or virtual authorities on subjects that you are not an authority on.

The accumulation of money calls for power, and power is acquired through highly organized and intelligently directed specialized knowledge, but that knowledge doesn’t have to be in the possession of the man who acquires the money.

Napoleon hill had never heard of the internet, but he would have loved it. He did say that “specialized knowledge is among the most plentiful, and the cheapest forms of service which may be had.” It was true then, and it’s even more true now.

It pays to know how to get knowledge.

The Think and Grow Rich Workbook by O’Bryan and Vitale. Page 25

1. Your own experience

2. Experience from your mastermind group

3. Internet- virtual mastermind group

4. Libraries

5. Paid experts

6. Training

As knowledge is acquired it must be organized and put into use, for a definite purpose, through practical plans. Knowledge has no value except that which can be gained from its application toward some worthy end. Gaining wealth is a worthy end. So is appreciation of fine art or music. These techniques will work to achieve any goal.

Combine your knowledge with your imagination to create ideas. Ideas make money. There is no fixed price for sound ideas. There is no limit to the amount of wealth a good idea can bring.

Behind the idea is specialized knowledge. This knowledge is easy to acquire. What is rare is good ideas. Because of this, there is a universal and ever-increasing demand for ideas in the form of organized plans to make money.

The Think and Grow Rich Workbook by O’Bryan and Vitale. Page 26


1. There are two kinds of knowledge: general and ________ .

2. How does one convert knowledge into power?

3. Name 6 sources for information.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Can you think of others?

4. Combine your knowledge with your ___________ to create


“It is always your next move.”

- Napoleon Hill


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