Financial independence and wealth is a dream of many people throughout the world. But dreaming alone won’t make it come true. And as the great Napoleon Hill said in his book Think and Grow Rich, in order to realize your dreams, get rich and find financial independence you need to find that “burning desire” within you.
“Think and Grow Rich” was originally created by Napoleon Hill based on over 20 years of his research and personally studying some of the most iconic business people and innovators of all time, including Thomas Edison, Andrew Carnegie and Henry Ford. The book has gone on to sell more than 70 million copies worldwide.
Now, a who’s who list of some of the most successful people on earth today, including Barbara Corcoran (Shark Tank), Rob Dyrdek (MTV personality) and Lewis Howes (Best Selling Entrepreneur and Podcaster) have teamed up with Docudrama filmmakers and Team Sean Donovan, Joel Franco, Karina Donovan, and Scott Cervine to bring “Think and Grow Rich” to the big screen. THINK: The Legacy of Think and Grow Rich is currently on Indiegogo and is doing incredibly well.
I recently sat down with Brandon T. Adams, who is the youngest featured entrepreneur in the film as well as a campaign manager for the project, for some first-hand insight into this incredible project. Adams reveals some of the things he has learned from these incredible entrepreneurs and as an entrepreneur himself.
1. It all starts with goals and planning.
As Napoleon Hill says on the pages of Think and Grow Rich, it all starts with goals and planning.
And, Adams did exactly that. He set out on a mission to inspire and motivate the millennial generation to do what they love in life through the University of Young Entrepreneurs. After creating over 200 podcasts, getting featured on 100 more, and writing dozens of articles and books. This is on top of appearing on TV multiple times and creating his own TV show Ambitious Adventures. Recently, he accomplished that goal and now thanks to his hard work was invited to be involved in the THINK project.
Adams told me, “Overnight success takes a lot of hard work and time. Eventually, you will see overnight success, just like the opportunity I have with THINK as a campaign manager and the youngest featured entrepreneur in the film.”
2. Have unwavering faith in yourself and your mission.
If you really truly believe in your mission, when faced with failure, you must persevere.
Adams like most of us, wasn’t an overnight success. Sometimes life throws you oranges when you wanted apples, and you have to deal with it. The best of the best pivot, adapt and keep going because they deeply believe in their mission.
Adams told me, “After creating and launching a dozen campaigns, some successful and some unsuccessful, and raising close to 1 million dollars in the past 10 months with crowdfunding, I”ve learned a lot and I’m still learning.”
If Adams were to have given up when a project didn’t do well, he may never have raised that 1 million dollars. It goes to show that perseverance and determination in your mission is above all else, extremely important.
3. Traditional education isn’t always the best option.
The best advice or best knowledge that one may accumulate over their years may not always come from the traditional education system. I know that to be a fact for me personally, as school didn’t serve me very well.
In fact, Henry Ford the automaker didn’t make it to high school, but it never stopped him from becoming an icon and creating an automotive empire.
Adams also agreed that traditional education will not always be your best source of knowledge.
Adams told me, “The best advice that I have got was from my mentor Cactus Jack Barringer.” “He led me to the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. I read that book and it changed my life. I thought bigger. It has led me to creating an amazing life,” continued Adams.
Every huge success has come from a mastermind group, which is a group of determined individuals who work in perfect harmony with a common goal in mind. With the entire THINK team and cast of film, we have the perfect mastermind group to make this film reach people from all across the world. This film will educate, motivate, and inspire others to go after their own greatness in life. We intend to reach 100 million people in the next 2 years with this film. With hard work, persistence, and a burning desire we will reach that goal.
As stated by the great Napoleon Hill:
“Whatever the Mind Conceives and Believes the Mind Achieves”
Anything is possible if you set your mind to it.
Join the THINK team and help them reach their goal by supporting their Indiegogo campaign. Get early access to the film, a chance to meet the cast and crew, and even a chance to be in the film.
Check out the campaign here: www.thinkthelegacy.com/influencive
Brian is an Inc. 500 Entrepreneur, who built the 25th fastest growth marketing and advertising agency in America. Brian is an advisor to many startups and mentor to many entrepreneurs. He is a columnist at the world’s top publications. Brian is the Founder of Influencive and the Founder at BDE Ventures.