Service: The Secret to Abundance
by Alex Alfaro
Abundance: That elusive quality most have thought about, dreamed about, talked about, but only merely wish for. To have the life you want for yourself, your family, and the ones you love. The ability to travel the world. To have anything you want when you want it. To see anything and experience everything. To do anything you want without violating the rights of others. In the words of Napoleon Hill, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.” You can find that quote written on my office walls, it is my favorite of all of Napoleon Hill’s teachings. I look at this statement and the most significant word, the one that stood out to me early on in my studies, is “believe”; or, in other words, faith. Principle 3 of the 17 Laws of Success is Applied Faith. I asked myself some questions: What does faith mean? How do you get faith? How does this apply to my business? At one time or another we have been told or taught to have faith and that faith is a state of mind, you simply have to believe. Problem is, how do you just have faith? There isn’t a switch we can simply turn on, is there? We have never been taught how to develop the state of mind required for faith. We were never taught that faith is a state of mind which can be induced or created. We were never taught that without faith we could never create abundance.
My name is Alex Alfaro, Founder, and CEO of SCL Group, a Logistics Consulting Firm. Although I have been in the logistics industry since 1999, I founded my firm in 2013 immediately after reading Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. It was at this time that I began my quest for self-development, or what I call self-mastery, and it started when I found the Napoleon Hill Foundation. I enrolled in the three-step process to become a certified instructor for the foundation. I built my company using the core principles of Napoleon Hill’s teachings. My employees are required to read Think and Grow Rich. My marketing material for prospective clients is wrapped around Think and Grow Rich, and everyone who has ever agreed to a meeting with me has received a copy of the book. My head of operations, Beny Bravo, has finished the Science of Success course and has also become a certified instructor.
Napoleon Hill instructs us that faith is a mindset that can be induced, created by affirmation, or created by repeated instructions to the subconscious mind through the principle of auto-suggestion. Positive thought that is repeatedly passed to the subconscious mind through auto-suggestion is inevitably accepted by the subconscious and immediately translated into its physical equivalent. At SCL Group we have created a statement that everyone must write down, memorize, and then repeat to themselves on a daily basis. This is our daily auto-suggestion exercise. This not only helps us win in business, but it helps us win in life. It will, in turn, create that elusive quality of abundance which we all are interested in attaining. Our statement is:
“ADD MORE VALUE, do more for our others than anyone else on earth.”
If you can do that, then you have a solid foundation to build a brand, a company, a life with abundance, as well as friendships that are beyond compare. In scripture, it says, “If you wish to become great, learn to become a servant.” If you can serve a large number of people at a deep level it is imminent that you will have faith, self-confidence, and you will be successful in anything and everything you do. You will have the life you want for yourself, your family, and the ones you love. You will have, be, or do anything you want. All you have to do is add more value.