A Year of Growing Rich: Work with Your Team

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Venture Realty International

A Year of Growing Rich:  Work with Your Team

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This is the 24th week of a 52 week motivational journey and I want to invite you along.  Each week, I will touch on one of the chapters from Napoleon Hill's book titled  A Year of Growing Rich and subtitled "52 Steps to Achieving Life's Rewards."  

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"Cooperation is indispensable in your home, your job and in your social life. It is an absolute necessity in our democratic form of government and our system of free enterprise," says Hill.

Hill describes two kinds of cooperation. He says, "One is motivated by fear or need, the other is based upon voluntary willingness".

Andrew Carnegie developed an excellent formula for building teamwork and Hill describes it.

Hill says, "First he established a monetary incentive through promotions and bonuses designed so that a part of every individual's job depended on the sort of service he or she rendered. Second, he never reprimanded any employee openly, but he caused employees to reprimand themselves by asking carefully directed questions. Third, he never made decisions for his executives. He encouraged them to make their own decisions and be responsible for the results".

Teamwork only works well when both parties give as well as receive.

"Selfish leaders will get little cooperation from their subordinates because cooperation is like love in that one must give it in order to receive it, said Hill.

Hill concludes saying, "Work well with your team --- and your team will carry you to success".


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Vickie Nagy
Palm Springs, CA

Seemed like an odd thing that you specialize in Latin America working out of Las Vegas. Then I thought about it and decided I needed to park my thoughts at the door. If you have a team in place you can make it work!

Jun 22, 2011 07:25 PM #1
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Gary, Thank you for sharing this series with us!  I know that I have said that I need to pick up this book, but it is true, I do need to get it!

Jun 22, 2011 08:07 PM #2
Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Hi Gary, very interesting and thanks for sharing..One of my previous managers always used to say. come on folks there's no I in TEAM.

Jun 22, 2011 08:09 PM #3
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gary-What an excellent post. I hope you are doing well. How is your Mom's house coming? Have yourself a wonderful Thursday

Jun 23, 2011 01:22 AM #4
Judi Boad

Hi Gary~ This is one of my favorite sections of Napoleon Hill's work!

To rule with tyranny will create dissension and ultimate ruin. To build a strong team full of leaders will create success!

I am looking forward to photos of your Mom's home! 

Jun 23, 2011 06:26 AM #5
Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

Gary...Napoleon Hill is a grand author; he not only writes well, but his work indicated that he knows / knew the Business world thoroughly.

Had seen you earlier posts upon this subject, but must have missed the "Series" part.  Sorry, sometimes the 'syntax's' don't fire on the same 'endings' . or defined as 'my brain is often on a trip of it's own' LOL

These are good points / quotes/ & lessons from N.Hill.
Have a good rest of the week.


Jun 23, 2011 09:01 AM #6
Andre R. Aragon
Greater Tampa Real Estate Photographer - Tampa, FL
Real Estate Photographer

Hey Gary - i've become a big fan Of Mr . NH in recent years.

I was in Costa Rica earlier this month - thought of you. Had a blast!

Jun 28, 2011 07:46 AM #7
Elizabeth Byrne
Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, VA
Arlington Virginia Real Estate

Gary, this is a great book - I look forward to your summaries. Cooperation is essential not only at work but also at home. I need to re-adjust my approach when dealing with my kids. I believe that they would be more willing to do what asked of them if I applied some of the methods you refer to in your post. Thank you for the great advice.

Jun 28, 2011 03:29 PM #8
Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Hi Gary, you do a great job with your summaries.  I hope all is going well in your world. 


Jul 16, 2011 05:58 AM #9
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Happy Hump Day!

Jul 26, 2011 07:02 PM #10
Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Dear Gary -
ActiveRain just isn't the same without your presence!
Hope you are well and will be writing again SOON!  With this comment I am at 99,950 points. You are the one who "subscribed" to my blog before I even wrote anything other than comments!  I credit you with getting me going! 
Thanks - I have so much fun here in the rain!
Have a happy day -

Aug 26, 2011 03:10 AM #11
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Gary, where did you go?  I thought we were going to explore Napoleon's book.   Hope you are okay.

Aug 31, 2011 09:31 AM #12
Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Hi Gary, just stopped by to say hi.  I miss seeing you around in the Rain.  I sure hope that you aren't still stuck in snow there. :) 

Hopefully all is well in your world.  Give us an update if you get a chance. 



Sep 12, 2011 01:48 PM #13
Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®
DPR Realty LLC - Gilbert, AZ
Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona

Hi, Gary -- glad you commented on my blog post as it gave me a chance to read your blog and get to know you a little bit.
I am intriqued by your business and will be interested to learn more about real estate opportunities in Latin America.

all the best, Eric ^0-0^

Oct 15, 2011 05:08 PM #14
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Gary so true, we need co-operation in order to get things done, and this applies both in the home and work life.

Oct 16, 2011 04:09 PM #15
Marge Piwowarski
Phoenix AZ Horse Property - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC

Gary, I love this chapter!  Cooperation is key, everywhere in life. 

Oct 19, 2011 04:57 AM #16
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Hi Gary.

A great post indeed.

Oct 19, 2011 07:46 AM #17
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Gary, this is a great way to explain humility and it's benefits as it relates to success and personal growth.  Well done.

Oct 20, 2011 03:47 AM #18
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