The simplest definition of the 6th sense is the ability to sense things by means other than the common senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. This begs the question, the 6th sense in humans – does it exist?
Psychology Today wrote an article called, “Yes, You Have A Sixth Sense And You Should Trust It!” This goes on to present a discussion to prove why this is so.
It is interesting that this article was published in 2015, 78 years after Napoleon Hill made his discovery that a 6th sense existed. Discovered that it existed when he researched material for his iconic book Think and Grow Rich.
Think and Grow Rich Blog Post Series
This is the 15th blog post in the series I am writing on this book – Chapter XIV – The Sixth Sense. My purpose is to examine how well the lessons taught back then, decades before the Internet was even a glimmer in anyone’s eye, apply today in building our modern affiliate marketing businesses.
I have placed links in the first introductory blog post that you can reach through this link:
Genesis of This Book
Napoleon Hill wrote this book over a period of two decades when he interviewed the leading entrepreneurs of his day to find out what was their secret for success. Andrew Carnegie encouraged the young Napoleon to undertake this major task.
The results have shaped the world of motivational and self-help gurus ever since it was published in 1937. Near the end of this article I shall give you a free copy of this book in digital form.
If you have a copy and read it, you will know that although an easy and captivating read, the amount of wisdom it contains demands multiple reads to fully take it all in.
I feel he is playing games with his readers as he wants us to discover this secret by ourselves. He says that when we are ready, it will jump out at us.
Since I do not want to spoil your experience of discovery, I am going to leave it to you to find out.
May I quote an excerpt from this chapter as it is pivotal to Mr. Hill’s exploration of the Brain:
“…man understands little or nothing of thought. He knows but little concerning the physical brain, and its vast network of intricate machinery through which the power of thought is transmitted into its material equivalent, but he is now entering an age which shall yield enlightenment on the subject,”
When we consider that Napoleon Hill wrote this 78 years ago, we have a much better understanding on the workings of the brain. I feel that even with that great progress, we are still only scratching the surface.
Sixth Sense – The Movie
When I came across this chapter, my first thought was of the movie, The 6th Sense by M. Night Shymalan released in 1999. The boy Cole Sear, acted by Haley Joel Osment, had a 6th sense where he could see dead people.
The saying, “I see dead people!” has become so famous to be joked upon and parodied in the years since. I don’t think our 6th sense can go that far. But who knows!
The best way to think of our 6th sense is how our intuition works. Often we get a hunch and act on it. When I do, more often than not, the decision I made resulted in a positive outcome. This doesn’t always work that way. So don’t bet the bank on it.
Can we use our “6th Sense” in our online businesses? I feel we can. But not blindly. If we take the lessons in Think and Grow Rich seriously and put them into practice, we will be better equipped to trust our intuition when making business decisions.
The business I am recommending is Affiliate Marketing. The title shouts it out loud.
Three Critical Factors For Success
In order to meet our goals in Affiliate Marketing, or any other business or personal goals we need three components.
- The know how necessary to build the business
- The discipline to work hard and smart.
- The patience so that we do not give up.
Know How – The 1st Critical Factor
The reasons why I feel that Affiliate Marketing is the best home based business one can create are many. You can get an overview on Affiliate Marketing from my Home Page. While there, you will find links to an article on this website that provides an in depth analysis on what Affiliate Marketing is all about. Even if you already know what it is, I still suggest you check out my Home Page as it provides an insight into the purpose of my website.
After wasting loads of money on courses that inline gurus told me I needed to create a successful online business, I was rescued by an Australian entrepreneur who showed me a better way that was infinitely more affordable than those exorbitant courses.
I am eternally grateful to Tim who introduced me to a visionary company called Wealthy Affiliate. Their training platform is so effective they have all the information, tools and support to create successful online entrepreneurs. Within a span of three years of hard work building his business Tim is now earning 5 figures a month.
You can read how Tim introduced to Affiliate Marketing via this link.
Discipline – The 2nd Critical Factor
Having the know how to build an Affiliate Marketing business alone is not enough to create wealth. One also needs the discipline and the commitment to work hard and smart to implement that know how effectively and with urgency,
Here is where Think and Grow Rich can help enormously. The “13 Steps” to riches is very aptly titled for Affiliate Marketing. Or for that matter, any business.
The main purpose of any business is to offer products or services to provide value to paying customers.
When we can help more people, we also earn more income. This is a byproduct of the value we provide to others.
The Patience – The 3rd Critical Factor
I can promise that you will most likely loose whatever money you do have quick. Been there. Done that.
It takes a while to build a firm foundation for any business. And that also applies to Affiliate Marketing. This takes time and hard work.
When your business is up and running you want it to sustain itself with little input from you. This is the Holy Grail of Passive Income.
But this will only happen if the foundations of your business are firm and secure. If it is hastily put together it will also fall apart when you least expect it.
As you can guess, I am a big fan of Think and Grow Rich. I felt so strongly that the lessons it taught can help us instill work habits that will lead to success This motivated me to share my insights with members of Wealthy Affiliate.
I wrote a weekly blog series in the form of a Book Study. I was amazed at the response. After I concluded that series a few weeks ago, I decided to do something similar on my website. With a twist.
Google doesn’t like duplication and when detected, they penalize the offending website. Hence, I am inviting you to check out the more detailed analysis of these 15 chapters on Wealthy Affiliate.
My Original Book Study Article
In each of these posts on my website I provide a link to the respective chapter on my Wealthy Affiliate blog. Here is that link for Chapter XIV – The Sixth Sense – The Door To The Temple Of Wisdom
While there you will get the opportunity to check out what Wealthy Affiliate is all about. There is no cost involved, All you need is a valid Email address. No credit card is required. I feel this would be a great way to check out a one stop platform that provides everything you need to create a successful affiliate marketing business.
You will even have the opportunity to learn and create your own website and have it hosted for free.
But this is entirely up to you.
Here is the link for the Think and Grow Rich free eBook
I would love to hear your thoughts on this article. If you decide to check out the detailed post on this chapter on Wealthy Affiliate, please let me know as well. I will be looking out for you if you decide to enter the amazing world of Affiliate Marketing through Wealthy Affiliate like my sponsor Tim and I have done.
In the meantime, I am honored that you took the time to read this post. I wish you much success in whatever you do in life.