Mindset Mastery 31 – All The Answers You Need

Mindset Mastery Ebook By Sean RasmussenIf Napoleon Hill has taught you one thing from the experiences of Mr. Darby, learn that you do not need to go far to find the answers to the questions of your own personal wealth creation.

The Secret Leading to Success

“Life is strange, and often imponderable! Both success and failure find their roots in simple experiences. Darby’s experiences were commonplace and simple enough, yet they held the answer to his destiny in life; therefore they were as important (to him) as life itself. He profited from these two dramatic experiences, because he analyzed them, and found the lesson taught in each respectively. But what does that mean for a person who has neither the time nor inclination to study his/her failure to find the secret leading to success? Where and how will that person learn to turn defeat into a stepping stone to opportunity?

These are the questions this book was written to answer.

The Thirteen Principles

The answer to these questions consists of thirteen principles, all working in conjunction with each other; but as you read, remember–the answer(s) you may be searching for, the answers to the questions that have brought you to contemplate the irony and complexity of life, may be found in your own mind, through some idea, plan, or purpose which may spring into your mind as you read.”

So you already have all the answers you need; but like nearly everyone, you may be in need of some help unlocking and deciphering them. That’s what this book was written for to help those with the inclination and motivation figure out what they need to do differently to create wealth for themselves, and their loved ones.

I will see you back here every Monday and Thursday for the continuation of the Mindset Mastery series.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
SeanRasmussen.com © 2004 – 2008

About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.


  1. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,
    I think if we aren’t experiencing the success we want, we have to be willing to change our approach. I’ve been guilty of the old saying; doing the same thing but expecting a different result. I thought if I worked harder I would succeed. This didn’t work. Then, someone told me I needed to work smarter, so I spent time trying to analyze what I was doing wrong and trying to be more efficient. Some improvement.
    It wasn’t until someone gave me my first ‘self-improvement’ book that I began to realize what I needed to become in order to be successful. I needed someone to teach me how to be successful. So, for me, working out what I needed to do was simply a matter of reading a book like ‘Think and Grow Rich’ and applying the lessons I learned. Mind you, I’m still a work in progress.

    • Ah ha! That’s the question I’ve been needing to answer. All along I’ve been asking why people aren’t responding to my queries but now realize I should be asking myself what I need to change to encourage them to. Sending the same type of email to all the people is getting no result and I kept blaming them when in reality I need to be changing my method!

      Spending the time to do that tonight 🙂
      .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..You Are the Reason I Know It Will Happen =-.

  2. Knowing the principles is one thing. Applying them is the challenge. Constant, daily application and renewal. And forming effective habits.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Richard Branson Business School: A day visit =-.

  3. In reply to both Jazz and Lina,
    You both strike me as ones who are decidedly mastering the habits of success.
    .-= Jo Carey-Bradshaw´s last blog ..Empowering Mindset – Mindfulness =-.

  4. 13 principles sounds like a lot. But I guess it’s a small number of good habits to create – and it’s definitely worth the time to get what you want long term.
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Definition Of Motivation =-.

  5. Hello Sean,

    “Life is strange, and often imponderable! Both success and failure find their roots in simple experiences.” – I like that quote. Life is a journey, and has many different paths and turns to take. Sometimes we take the right path but its long. Other times we take the short path and again its the right path. Sometimes we are being put to the test and take a path that is so far off the tracks that we have trouble seeing how to get back on board. I am finding (lately) that I am taking paths that are presented and they feel right. The Answers are being given before the question is leaving my thoughts. Life is full of surprises, and its how we respond to the 13 principles that will lead us to success.
    Thanks for your thoughts about the book by Napoleon Hill.
    .-= Lisa Wood´s last blog ..My Kids Watch The Fridge =-.

  6. When I am in the shower, and that’s twice a day or going to the ‘bathroom’, that’s where I do a lot of deep thinking. I apologise if I got too personal there and I promise you it’s going to get a lot worse so look away right now & read someone else’s comments… but if your willing to go with me on this then I love ya’ for it.

    I tend to lose track of time during these deep moments I have with myself. I either ‘come up’ with a crazy idea for a blog and I wish I had pen & paper to write it down – but that’s impossible. Especially when I am having a shower. I can’t stop this from happening… it’s actually increasing. I am thinking about hiring someone to take dictation during these bathroom sessions. Or is that too weird? (yes… it’s weird for me to, don’t worry).

    The other thing is that I start to analyse ‘stuff’. It’s a mixed bag really. I usually get ‘a-ha’ moments. Which is awesome – & I can’t wait to get out of the shower or the other place to share them with my buddy.

    Now, here’s the GOLD!!! Ever since I got stuck into reading Sean’s blog – and I mean really soaking it up, I’ve had some DEEEEEEP, deep stuff that has come up. I think it’s the start of something that I hope is THE answer I have been looking for a long time. Two nights ago towards the end of my shower, I had just finished going over in my head a few blogs of Sean’s when BAM!!! out of nowhere this massive voice said, “TRUST is the problem” and it stopped me dead. It was so weird because it came from left field.

    It kept going, “you’ve never been able to trust anyone or allow trust into your life – but it’s not about pushing people away – or about OTHER people – not even your Dad that you have had massive trust issues growing up, or the jobs you’ve had, or the people you have worked with, or your own best friend, or even the people you meet anywhere – IT’S YOU!!!!!! YOU can’t trust YOURSELF! Because you can’t TRUST yourself you have not been able to LET ANYONE in your life. Huge massive brick walls not to protect yourself as you thought you did – but to protect yourself from yourself. And yet somehow, you still manage to do so much damage to yourself with the walls up. And that’s why you have not reached the level of success that you seek yet push away!”

    Woop-a! That was it. I toweled myself off, shocked & enlightened at what I had discovered and got ready for bed. I have not shared that with anyone, until now. I have yet to hit submit – and with a lump in my throat I fear one of 2 things. Hitting the submit button, sending this out to the entire internet community & for all to see who know me or know of me. Secondly, I may not submit at all. I have never been one to share ANYTHING about myself as a person – that would be nuts. Why would I want to risk getting rejected or hurt by other people???

    Then the blogs come back to me – do I love myself enough to follow through with the process, do I like Sean let my raw emotions show so others may learn, do I persist in the lesson and just share it? How can I come this far and not continue… so here goes.
    .-= Samantha Banfield´s last blog ..Sean Rasmussen and his crazy talk! =-.

    • Sam, my dear
      You have inspired my new post today – topic ‘Mastering Self’. You are so awesome, and your journey is so expressive and revelatory to a lot of us – who are walking this path with you. Thank you for sharing yourself with us, and know that we are with you all the way!
      .-= Jo Carey-Bradshaw´s last blog ..Empowering Mindset – Mastering Self =-.

    • Jo is right – you are awesome. To be able to discover that about yourself and submit the comment with so much raw emotion is awe inspiring. I know I’ve commented a lot here and let myself out of the box more times than I usually do but nothing like this. I did read the comment in its entirety as I couldn’t stop.

      *hugs* from me to you

      I would recommend getting a computer program that types your dictation – it’s what Stephen King now uses to complete his novels as he can no longer see the computer -as I suspect you wouldn’t be able to while in the shower. Or get a water proof tape recorder
      .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..You Are the Reason I Know It Will Happen =-.

    • Hi Sam,

      you are an awesome and brave woman! To put yourself out there like you do proves to me that you are on the journey to yourself and that you dare to be yourself. That is something a lot of people (including myself) struggle with a lot.
      It’s crazy how we all fear to be hurt by others and in the process often hurt ourselves even more.
      I haven’t met you in person (yet) but I hope you stay true to yourself, because whatever I have read from you so far makes for an awesome, incredible sensitive woman with a wicked sense of humor who goes past her fear to put herself out there. Thank you for being you!

      And on a practical note – go to a dive shop and get one of their under-water writing things (like a marker-board), that should work under the shower 🙂
      .-= Renee´s last blog ..The Best Way To Get Motivated =-.

    • That’s a great story, Sam. I would call it ‘an enlightenment’. It sounds as if you would benefit from an NLP process called ‘Parts Integration’. Trust is usually about the inner child and something called the ‘Dark Side’. Heal the inner child, transform her so she becomes fully relaxed and happy, take a journey through the Dark Side and discover why it doesn’t trust and transform that. It is common for these things to stand in the way of abundance.
      .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Think And Grow Rich Mindset Mastery =-.

      • Thank you Jo, Sarah, Renee and Wal.

        I feel like I am in one big, giant group hug! And don’t we all feel the love… cause I know I do. Never thought of myself as ‘awesome’ before so I have to thank all you lasses for that tremendous gift. I wrote it down on a post-it note just now and will keep it in my purse to remind myself of who I am and who said it (yes, I wrote all your names down as the gift givers).

        I will need reminding as I take these next steps of approaching radio stations to tell them of my gift, so hopefully they will see the gift that has come to them that they would not want to slip through their fingers. Now, I have started but I need to keep persistant & try to find interesting ways to get their attention!!

        Wal, interesting that you should mention NLP as I have done a few courses with Universal Events (Breakthrough to Success etc). And on stage one of the first times I went to BTS, I went on stage with Chris Howard & done parts integration. very interesting! My flatmate is done all NLP courses via Univ. Events. She even did a little NLP to get me to dislike Mint Choc ice-cream – and it worked!! I hate it now – can’t stand the taste when I used to eat heaps of it. Now, she needs to do the same thing with Chocolate ice-cream!! And chocolates altogether!!

        Talking about the ‘dark side’ – it is something that I am well aware of as a writer. There are parts of it that do fuel the writing in such a positive way. Even the comedy stuff! But since I made some decisions around how I see life the ‘darkness’ is fading. What I have been getting upset over the past few days is that I HATE where I am working!!! I can’t stand it!! The people, the travel – I get frustrated that I don’t have any time when I get home to do what I need to do to move out of this job. I have to fit it in!!!!

        But dang… I am going after radio! The strength!!! Use the force Luke, use the force! I AM AWESOME!!! But I am going to need as much support as possible… and any ideas – I am open and ready for business!

        Now, I love all your ideas re: underwater dictation and writing! Must look into the Dive shop idea… and I didn’t know Stephen King can’t see computers anymore. That just opens himself up for practical jokes!!!

        Lots of hugs back to you all!!!!

  7. We all have a magnificent tool but we were not born with the handbook that tells us how to use it. Napoleon Hill seeks to give readers 13 principles that if followed enable the tool to produce a certain result.
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Think And Grow Rich Mindset Mastery =-.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    I”m so glad I found this competition and joined it. It’s exactly what I needed for that final boost and the nudge I needed. Thank you, Sean.

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