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Welcome back to SEASON 11 of The Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast, where we connect the science-based evidence behind social and emotional learning (that’s finally being taught in our schools) and emotional intelligence training (used in our modern workplaces) for improved well-being, achievement, productivity and results—using what I saw as the missing link (since we weren’t taught this when we were growing up in school), the application of practical neuroscience. I’m Andrea Samadi, an author, and an educator with a passion for learning and launched this podcast 5 years ago with the goal of bringing ALL the leading experts together (in one place) to uncover the most current research that would back up how our brain learns best.

On today’s episode #319 we will cover:


✔ Where we learned to listen to the desire that’s seeking expression with and through you and think “how can you create something that give others more USE value than you are taking from them in cash value.”

✔ Ideas for creating Multiple Sources of Income in your life.


✔ Where we learned “You must have a clear and definite mental picture of what you want. You cannot transmit an idea unless you have it yourself.” (Ch 8, SGR, Wattles).

✔ Reminders to go back and PRACTICE the skill of putting the image of what you want on the screen of your mind, by reviewing The Silva Method (our most downloaded series from 2023).



✔ Reminders to keep developing our WILL to eliminate doubts and fears, and stay focused on whatever it is that we are working towards.

Welcome back to PART 6 of our review of Wallace D. Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich. In this classic book on thinking, this book describes how each of us shapes the events around us, creating much of the positive riches in our own personal and professional lives. Rhonda Byrne, creator of the movie The Secret[i], said she stumbled across The Science of Getting Rich and has “never been the same.” This was one of the first seminars I sold when I worked with Bob Proctor back in the late 1990s, and he mentioned to me in our interview on EP 66[ii] that his business took off after Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret took off. There is true magic within the words written within these pages, and like all of the books we dive deep into, it’s the application of what we read here that has the potential to change our life forever.

If you enjoyed our Deep Dive into Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich[iii] book, or the 4 Part Series of The Silva Method,[iv] (that I’m going to revisit after this study is complete) the concepts we will cover in this review go hand in hand with those Deep Dives. I’m currently studying Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich” with Paul Martinelli[v], who teaches this book like no one else and I’m constantly reminded of how important our ability to “think” really is. Napoleon Hill titled his book with four simple words. He picked “think and grow” as the first three, and we covered in this series the power of our thoughts. Now, we are learning through the words of Wallace D. Wattles, that once we know how to think and grow, we can next add the rich part, and he shows us there is a science to this.

I always add that it’s not just rich financially, but we grow rich in our knowledge, rich in our potential, and we need money to keep learning, and growing, so yes, rich financially.

Bringing us to Chapter 6: HOW RICHES COME TO YOU

How do riches come to you? My goal for the END of this review, (after our next episode) is to show that without a shadow of a doubt, we ALL have the ability to “Think and Grow Rich” and That there is a Science to Doing This.  If we can do the hard work involved (using persistence like while reading chapters 4/14/7 for 90 days) we will sharpen our ability to think, make connections and grow from what we’ve learned. Once we APPLY what we’ve learned, we will see that failure is not possible. We just need to keep “thinking and growing” and then “Acting in This Certain Way.”

Chapter 6 opens up with Wattles urging us to “Give people more in use value than cash value of the thing you take from them” explaining:

“The paper, ink and other material in this book may not be worth the money you pay for it, but if the ideas suggested by it bring you thousands of dollars, you have not been wronged by those who have sold it to you. They have given you great use value for small cash value” (Ch 6, SGR, Wattles) “especially if the ideas in this book brings you thousands of dollars.” (Ch 6, SGR, Wattles).

So, while acting in this “Certain Way” that Wattles describes, now add, that you must give every others more in use value than you take from them in cash value. In doing so, you are adding to the life of the world.

This is why I give my best work away for free on this podcast. I’m putting this chapter into practice by giving more in “use value than I expect back in cash value.” This is also the value behind volunteering our time. Give more in use value to others, than we expect back in cash value.

This is the part in this book that dates it back to the early 1900s. He says next that:

“If you want a sewing machine (he would) suggest that before you impress the thought of a sewing machine in the thinking substance that you first make sure the image of the machine is clearly formed in your mind.” (Ch 6, SGR, Wattles). This to me is where this book aligns directly with what we learned from Think and Grow Rich, as well as The Silva Method.

“After you form the thought, you must have the most and unquestioning faith that the sewing machine is coming.” (Ch 6, SGR, Wattles).

This is important. How many times have you heard someone going for something they really want (a sewing machine in Wattles’ time or something else in our time- a new job, or something) and they speak about it showing they aren’t confident in their attainment of whatever it is they are going for.

Wattles says “NEVER think or speak of (what you want) without feeling confident that it will arrive.” (Ch 6, SGR, Wattles).

“It will be brought to you by the power of the supreme intelligence.” (Ch 6, SGR, Wattles) who insists that we must not “forget for a moment that the thinking substance is everything” (Ch 6, SGR) and that “you can have anything you want, as long as you use it for the advancement of your life and the lives of others.” (Ch 6, SGR).

Next, Wattles talks about a boy who said to him while sitting at a piano “I can feel the music in me but I can’t make my hands go right.”

He’s explaining the boys’ desire seeking expression with and through him. The boy knows and feels what he’s meant to do, but it’s going to take PRACTICE and the right mindset (Thinking in this certain way) to develop this talent in him that could by all means lead him to riches if he works diligently at his skill.

We asked this question at the end of our last EPISODE 319, PART 5[vi] of this review.

What is YOUR desire that’s seeking expression with and through you?

This desire in you is “the urge of the Original Substance, containing all the possibilities of life.” I’m not going to skip this part, or leave it out. I will say that Wattles is telling us that it is God who seeks expression with and through us.

So, it’s TRULY impossible to fail when you feel this desire within you.  But it is up to each one of us to fully develop these God-given talents and abilities within us.

It’s in Chapter 6 that in the seminar industry, while studying this book, Bob Proctor would always teach the importance of having income from multiple sources, to create wealth. It’s not another job, but just adding another income stream to what you’ve already got. While working in the seminar industry I met many people from all walks of life, and they ALL understood this principle. I talked about what a paradigm shift this concept was for me when I first started to see different ways I could earn money, that were outside of working a job, that runs 9-5 hours on EP 67.[vii]

Putting Chapter 6 into Practice:

Listen to The Desire That’s Seeking Expression with and Through You and think “how can you create something that give others more USE value than you are taking from them in cash value.”

Multiples Sources of Income Ideas Using This Principle:

If you want to build income outside of what you do full-time, Russell Brunson[viii], the co-founder and owner of Clickfunnels is a master as teaching The Value Ladder, that’s based on offering people products with high use value, and low cost, to bring them into your “funnel” and offer them more and more cost as they progress along the way. See if any of the ideas I’ve written below are of interest to YOU to create multiple sources of income over time.

    1. Writing a Book: (is one way) to create another source of income, but anyone who has written a book will tell you that the book itself won’t make you a lot of money unless you sell thousands of copies. A book can lead you to earn income from other sources like speaking engagements, workshops and courses where you share your knowledge with others, and they would gratefully give you’re their money, to learn more. Looking at Brunson’s Value Ladder, you can give away a book, or offer it for a low price (have you ever noticed some books are FREE, but you just need to pay for shipping)? This is a common strategy that can lead you into the author’s “funnel” where they will upsell you other programs and services.
    2. Online Courses: When I first started putting some of my old courses online, I was amazed when I would receive money into my bank account from people who purchased those courses. The more people want to learn what you are teaching, the more they will purchase the course you have created.
    3. Mastermind Groups: You can now take people who come your way from your training, and offer specialized training for smaller groups. The more people are interested in learning what you “know” they will be happy pay you to be “trained” by you in smaller groups.
    1. 4. Monetizing YouTube: As more and more people want to learn from you, you will have more followers on social media. Once you have 1,000 followers on YouTube, you can begin to earn money for ads that show up during your videos. To earn a lot of money this way, you do need to have a lot (meaning thousands of views of your videos). This one took me some time to build, but since building this one since 2019, I now receive ad funds directly to my business bank account, allowing me to put those funds towards research and development. You can see the progression of our interviews since 2019


    5. Monetize a Podcast: I did try this one out, but stopped, as it’s important to me that I’m giving the best content I have, for free on this podcast. In the future, I’ll consider putting ads on this podcast (that make sense to my brand), but for now, I’m not using this option. It’s much like the money sent to you via YouTube.
    6. OTHER IDEAS: These ideas show that when you provide value (or something that’s greater in use value than what you pay for it) that can build you towards significant income over time. I’m sure there are many more ideas that you can come up with. Take out a piece of paper and draw a circle in the middle called MSIs (for multiple sources of income) and brainstorm how many ideas YOU can come up. Off the top of my head, I can think of one of my friends who was a child actor in the movie A Christmas Story. Every year, she receives a royalty check for appearing in that movie, with a speaking role. What other ideas can YOU think of?

Find your MSIs, and get to work!

Then, Think and Grow…Rich.


We covered this chapter on EP #317.[x]


Wattles opens up this next chapter by telling us to “go back to chapter 6 and re-read the story of the man who formed the mental image of his house, and this is the initial step towards getting rich.” (Ch 8, SGR, Wattles). He affirms,

“You must have a clear and definite mental picture of what you want. You cannot transmit an idea unless you have it yourself.” (Ch 8, SGR, Wattles).

Which is Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich in action, and the whole concept behind The Silva Method.

Before this month ends, I’ll be covering a review of our Top 10 episodes of 2023 that had The Silva Method in the top 4 spots, just blowing my mind when I saw the numbers and how many people around the world were interested in learning The Silva Method.

I’ve not yet covered a review of The Silva Ultramind System, that’s a step beyond what we covered in that 4-part series but have to mention that there are parts of this program that will expand your thinking, specifically with your ability to create images on your mental screen. No one covers this program like Vishen Lakhiani from Mind Valley[xi].

It’s here I learned how to build my mental screen (day 3), solve problems on this screen (day 4), and day 5 I learned to walk through my home, (and anywhere else I’d love to see) through a unique process that projects my mind wherever I’d like to go.

Putting Chapter 8 into Practice:

  • RE-READ CHAPTER 6: Do what Wattles says and go back and re-read the story of the person in Chapter 6 who formed the mental image of building a house in his mind, before he moved towards what he wanted.
  • LOOK AT THE SILVA ULTRA MIND SYSTEM: Look through the 30-day curriculum and see if you’d like to experience it. I’m not affiliated with Mind Valley, but after my friend Hans Ajay told me “this program would change me forever” I’ve got to agree. There’s nothing out there that I’ve seen so far that teaches Joe Silva’s Method, better than this program
  • PRACTICE! Pick a time of day that you will practice ‘building images” on the screen of your mind. Whether you use The Silva Method, and just plain old visualization, practicing this skill will help you to Think and Grow…

Then it’s up to you to apply what you are learning to Grow Rich in potential and Grow Rich financially with your skills and talents.

This is a program you can study, and learn from, for many years to come.



I thought it was interesting that Wattles picked the use of the Will, for chapters 9 and again in 10, with further uses of The Will. This shows me that he recognized that we can work hard, visualizing what we want, and take action with our goals, Thinking and Acting, but if we don’t know how to execute the proper use of our will, we will struggle with doing things “The Certain Way” that he suggests.

The Will is one of our higher faculties that we covered on EP #294[xii] “Beyond Our Five Senses: Using the 6 Faculties of the Mind” and the Will, gives us the ability to concentrate.  When reviewing the Will on this episode, I mentioned that meditation was one way to strengthen this faculty, along with an exercise of staring at a candle flame until you and the flame become one.

Wattles takes the use of the will a step further saying “it’s as wrong to coerce people by mental powers as it is by physical power” (Ch 9, SGR, Wattles) so you must only use your Will for yourself, and not to will others to do things for you. You must use your Will “to keep yourself thinking and acting in a certain way.”

“Use your mind to form a mental image of what you want and hold this vision with faith and purpose. Use your will to keep your mind working the right way.” (Ch 9, SGR, Wattles).

Also, use your Will to prevent yourself from thinking thoughts of doubt and disbelief as “doubt and disbelief is as certain to start a movement away from you as faith and purpose are to start one towards you.” (Ch 9, SGR, Wattles).

There are definitely some parts of this book, written in 1910 that you might disagree with, especially when it comes to not talking about poverty, or disease. For those involved heavily in charitable organizations, I do believe that we can all help support organizations, instead of doing what Wattles suggests, and that’s to not think about them at all. Or with health, I believe that studying and learning about health has helped me to become healthier, so some parts of this book, I just don’t agree with, but I can also see what Wattles was intending when he was writing this book.

In chapter 10, The further use of the will, Wattles expands on more uses of the Will to help us to “make the most of ourselves” which is my goal with this podcast.

He ends Chapter 10 by reading the syllabus again.


“There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, penetrates, permeates and fills the interspaces of the universe.

A thought in this substance produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.

You can form things in your thought, and by impressing your thought upon the formless substance, can cause the thing you think about to be created.”

“In order to do this, a person must pass from the competitive to the creative mind. They must form a clear mental picture in their thoughts with the fixed purpose to get what they want, and the unwavering faith that they will get what they want—closing their mind to all that may tend to dim their vision, or quench their faith. “

We now see that we must live and act in this Certain Way.


To review and conclude PART 6 of our review of Wallace D. Wattles’ The Science of Getting Rich, we covered:


Where we learned to listen to the desire that’s seeking expression with and through you and think “how can you create something that give others more USE value than you are taking from them in cash value.”

We brainstormed ideas for creating multiple sources of income in our life, so that money can begin to come our way even while we are sleeping at night.

We learned to THINK and GROW…first, preparing ourselves to be rich in potential and financially second.


Remembering “You must have a clear and definite mental picture of what you want. You cannot transmit an idea unless you have it yourself.” (Ch 8, SGR, Wattles).

We talked about different programs we can use to further develop whatever it is that we imagine on the mental screen of our minds, (The Silva Ultra Mind Course) or by going back to read Chapter 6 on the importance of building the image of what we want on the screen of our minds first.



Finally, we looked at the importance of developing the higher faculty of our will, to prevent us from focusing on our doubts and fears, while keeping us focused on improving ourselves for the better,

I hope that by diving into the 17 Chapters of Wallace D. Wattles’ The Science of Getting Rich, you are making connections with how you can do things in this Certain Way, building faith in the fact that

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE when follow the principles Wattles outlines in this classic book on thinking.

See you next with the final chapters of this book, and conclusion of our DEEP Dive into The Science of Getting Rich.


[i] Rhonda Byrne 2006 The Secret

[ii] Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast EPISODE #66 with The Legendary Bob Proctor

[iii] Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast PART 1 Think and Grow Rich Series

[iv]Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast PART 1 of The Silva Method

[v] Join Paul Martinelli’s Study of Think and Grow Rich for FREE

[vi]Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast EPISODE #319 PART 5 REVIEW of Wallace D. Wattles The Science of Getting Rich

[vii]Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast EPISODE #67


[ix] Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast Interviews

[x] Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast EPISODE #317 PART 4 REVIEW of Wallace D. Wattles The Science of Getting Rich


[xii] Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast EPISODE #294 on “Beyond Our Five Senses: Using the 6 Faculties of the Mind.”