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Napoleon Hill on Faith for 2021



In the 1930s and 40s while World War II was brewing in Europe there were many in the USA who were sounding loud alarms. The parallels with 2021 are disturbingly similar. Let’s stay alert and be proactive before it is too late.

Napoleon Hill, the author of the most successful and famous “Success Book” of all time, Think and Grow Rich, was the son of a Primitive Baptist church founder who grew up in the moonshine region of Virginia’s western mountains. He became a protege’ of Andrew Carnegie and earned millions as a speaker, teacher, author and journalist. His students, to this day, include the most successful and influential people in the world.

From the book Napoleon Hill’s Greatest Speeches:

“Oftentimes Hill’s speeches were reprinted in newspapers and magazines. The following speech by Hill appeared around 1940 in print in Plain Talk. Each issue was about sixty pages long and sold for twenty-five cents. The purpose of the magazine was to alert readers of the dangers of Communism. It was a bold publication to say the least, covering such topics as the murder of the Jewish Polish prisoners.”

“The range of topics in Plain Talk in the 1940s was broad, covering such subjects as Palestine, China, Soviet spies in the US government, Korea and much more.” (Sounds like current news reports for 2021.)

Other contributors were Margaret Mitchell (author of Gone With The Wind), Sir Bertrand Russell, Ayn Rand (author of Atlas Shrugged), and Clare Boothe Luce. This article on Faith by Napoleon Hill was found during a renovation behind the fireplace mantel in a Wise, Virginia house in the area where he grew up.


“Faith permits one to approach within communicating distance of Infinite Intelligence (or God, if you prefer that name). Fear holds one at arm’s length and makes communication impossible.

Faith creates an Abraham Lincoln; fear develops an Al Capone.

Faith evolves a great leader; fear creates a cringing follower.

Faith makes men honorable at trade; fear makes men dishonest and stealthy-minded.

Faith causes one to look for and to find the best there is in men; fear discovers only their shortcomings and deficiencies. 

Faith unmistakably identifies itself through the look in one’s eyes, the expression on one’s face, the tone of one’s voice, and the way one walks; fear identifies itself through the same avenues.

Faith attracts only that which is helpful and constructive; fear attracts only that which is destructive.

Right works through Faith; wrong works through fear.

Anything that causes one to be afraid should have close examination. 

Both faith and fear have a tendency to clothe themselves in physical realities, through the most practical and natural media available.

Faith constructs; fear tears down. The order is never reversed!

Faith and Fear never fraternize. Both cannot occupy the mind at the same time. One or the other must, and always does, dominate.

Faith can lift an individual to the great heights of achievement in any calling; fear can and does make achievement impossible in any calling.

Fear ushered in the worst panic the world has ever known; faith will usher it out again.

Faith is nature’s alchemy with which she mixes and blends the spiritual with the physical and mental forces.

Fear will no more mix with spiritual force than will oil with water.

Faith is every man’s privilege. When exercised, it removes most of the real and all of the imagined limitations with which man binds himself in his own mind.

The fact that most men of science are free from all forms of fear, while those who know but little or nothing of science and natural laws are steeped in it, is most significant.”

The significance of this message is profound. Remember FDR’s famous quote, “The only thing we have to fear is Fear itself”? Napoleon Hill wrote that line while advising President Roosevelt. And it is still true!

FEAR is the enemy. 

Our adversaries understand that. Freedom’s opponents in the Media, White House, Congress, State Houses, City Councils and throughout our Education and Labor Unions love fear because it makes people cooperate. The entire Covid 19 shut down was about testing the limits of fear and compliance. They proved that you could take a disease that ranks low on the risk scale and blow up the fears of it all out of proportion, and the people would accept some of the most draconian oppression imaginable. You could use fear to keep people hiding in their homes, afraid to contact even family members. You could make them shut down their businesses and risk or even endure bankruptcy.

You could change an entire society from openness to apprehension by convincing them that any human was a life threatening disease carrier. Masks on everyone’s faces, handshakes discontinued, public gatherings cancelled. Churches sitting empty. Businesses threatened with huge fines if they allowed people to enter without a mask. Never mind that masks had been proven not to work on Covid, everyone fell in line. Fear persists long after the official medical authorities have given the all clear. And those who aren’t afraid are viewed as if they were traitors and carriers.

Fear is the goal of the dark forces.

At first we feared the disease, then we feared each other, then we feared government fines or lawsuits. All of these were Fears most of all. Fear replaces faith. 

While people are afraid that’s when you pass new laws, create new regulations, form new policies…so that things don’t return to “normal” and threaten your newly acquired power over others. We hear quotes like, “Be afraid, be very afraid”, used as a form of humor. They say, “Better to be safe than sorry.” There is no permanent safety, except in self-reliance. All of the news feeds your fears. “If it bleeds, it leads” in the news. Disasters, threats and scary news outsells kittens and puppies on video.

But when others are playing with fear, they are testing our power to live in freedom and faith. When people talk about fear, change the energy. Talk about hope, faith, optimism. Look toward the light, not the dark. When they talk about safety, you can talk about reason and logic and truth. Don’t buy their weakness, even if it does feel safe.

Following is a poem I wrote to explain Optimism to a pessimistic friend. You are welcome to share it.

Think-Feel-Do “Contagious Optimism Poem”

© Jim Cathcart 9-24-2014

Think, Feel, Do

When you think you can, and when you think you can’t…you’re right

It’s a matter of mind not just a matter of might

To see it through your point of view is key

And you don’t need to think the same as me

It seems completely plausible to say something’s impossible

When you don’t see how … you just assume – You Can’t

But pessimism leads to less

The doubters don’t clean up the mess

It takes no talent to tear others apart

The critic may be smart but has no heart.

Or you can choose to be among the Brave

The one who stands and faces every wave,

with certainly that peace and joy are near

if you only learn to look beyond your fear

Think, Feel, Do

If you think you could, you might

When you think you can, you’re right

If you’re pretty sure that somehow there’s a way

Then you’ll stay the course until you find

the success you hoped for in your mind

Hope sustains, Doubt refrains, Dreams appear when we avoid the fear

What you think defines the way that you’ll feel

If you doubt and criticize you’ll make it real

But with Optimism you can make it so (Yes you can!)

You’ll gain the strength to still get up and go

How you think is what you do

What you see can make things new

When you think you can or think you can’t your right

It’s a matter of mind not just a matter of might

See what you want, feel the positive flow, think of the best

And Make It So!

Think, Feel, Do.

Here’s the audio Recording of this poem delivered by Jason Cathcart, grandson of Jim Cathcart the author.


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Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE is an Executive MBA Professor, Author of 21 books, Hall of Fame Professional Speaker, Top 1% TEDx video (2.4 million views), US Army veteran, Singer/Songwriter, and Lifelong Motorcyclist. He is known as "Your Virtual VP" for his Advisory/Mentor work with organizations worldwide. Based in Texas...and proud of it!

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Beware the COVID Variant Called Tyranny



We have skipped all the Greek letters to now arrive at the “T’s” with the Tyranny variant of Covid-19. This mutation is not really new it is just manifesting itself in ways unheard of just a few short years ago. Where the elderly and those with underlying conditions seemed more susceptible to Covid, tyranny variant seems to affect people of all ages, sexes and colors. It seems to be found most often in people with government jobs. Others have caught it but the symptoms are fleeting.  The more power the more susceptible they seem to be. Some of the signs to look for are an inflamed ego, an elevated temperature when questioned, muscle contractions that cause a self-satisfying smug look, and the inability to follow even the simplest of their own edicts.

The severity of the tyranny infection seems to vary by country, leadership and the amount of freedom its citizens once enjoyed. In a country such as China the variant is hardly noticeable with the exception of Hong Kong. Any resistance to the infection is immediately met with unyielding force, crushed and washed down the drain for safety’s sake. (See Tiananmen Square) This ensures the tyranny can continue to spread throughout the leadership of the CCP.

In the United States of America the tyranny infection takes the form of restricted property rights, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It seems the infected have deemed they can decide who and when rent can be collected on personal property, but you still must pay your taxes on the same. If your lifetime dream of pursuing a small business the infected have issued edicts on when you can open, who you can serve and who you cannot. Because “we say so” commands have been issued demanding that everyone wear masks whether they work or not. Now the citizens are being told to take an injection to ward off Covid that is still not approved 10 months after its conditional release. Soon booster shots will be required for the full rights as Americans. (The current FDA is approval for emergency use)

The push is so hard the tyranny infected are pulling out all the stops for the vaccine. Using every useful idiot from internet influencers, ordinary looking crisis actors, to Hollywood stars to convince the sceptics. Anyone that questions why if you get the shot you need to wear a mask is labeled anti science. The same cheerleaders that promised to end Covid with the shot are now scrambling to excuse the booster shot. Some companies and business are requiring the shot to continue employment. But not the CDC, White House, FDA, or those that work at Pfizer and Moderna.

This variant hasn’t just struck in America. If you look around the world it has spread faster than a virial video. In EU and England every country is using some form of trace app to follow citizens around in the name of safety. Every nation there has experimented with some form of lock down.

The strongest strain of the tyranny strain is in Australia, with a close second New Zealand. Down under the latest lock down is labeled “no regrets”.  Citizens of Australia can’t enter of leave the country without permission from their government. If you fly to different parts of the country you have to endure a 14 day lockdown. During this imprisonment you must check in with the authorities at their whim. Usually every other day. Even if you are not quarantined you are not permitted to leave your house for any reason except medical appointments or food, even then you are restricted on the distance you may travel.

But all is not lost. In some countries herd immunity is fighting back against the tyranny variant. In England in preparation for another lockdown the defunded unarmed police parked unmanned vehicles around the cities to give the appearance of a larger force. Local yobs pelted the vehicles with eggs and fruit. France after insisting on vaccine passports for everyday interactions had to contend with protests as large as last year’s yellow vest protests. Proving they are no longer a prison colony Australians are taking to the streets and defying government orders despite hefty fines. The nations trucker hoping to recreate the success of 1979 Razorback blockade intend to bring the country to a halt on Aug 31st.

The founding fathers had hoped to hand to us a vaccine against this type of infections they saw coming. Unfortunately the Bill of rights and the constitution need an informed and educated public to be 100% effective. This tyranny strain is so strong that attempts to redress these grievances on January 6th were met with an overwhelming force. Percipients not part of the unindicted coconspirators have been thrown in jail without their due rights. Any information contrary to the approved narrative is met with censorship or outright banning. Attempts to protest any edicts issued by the infected is met with violence from Antifa the brown shirts of today.

So how to protect yourself from this variant. Unlike the original Covid, being rich and famous so you don’t have to follow mask edicts, travel restrictions or keeping 6 feet apart doesn’t work. This tyranny variant is much more transmittable. You should at all times mask up you social media so as not to be infected by those that believe in their lord and savior Dr. Fauci. Quarantine yourself from news sources that rely upon fear mongering for ratings or internet hits. Make sure to stay at least six feet away from those most likely to be infected, like government bureaucrats, single cat ladies and anyone that works in media.

Stay safe out there

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Is Andrew Cuomo’s Reelection a Bridge too Far?



The sexual allegations investigation against Andrew is reaching a critical mass. He has decided to take his brother Fredo’s advice and go to the mattresses. His method of defense is the “nuts and sluts”, “he said she said” defense. This might seem familiar to those that follow the Clinton scandals. It’s also important to note Andy’s reelection is not until 2022 and in politics that is several lifetimes away. This latest show might be just theater so he can claim when running for reelection that this is all behind him, its old news.

Cuomo’s entire political career has been plagued by scandals that would have brought most others down or even lengthy prison sentences. He worked on his daddy’s campaign as what insiders called an enforcer. Mario was the good guy, Andy the muscle. As a reward for his work Andy was appointed assistant district attorney the year after his father was elected governor. Before his father left office Clinton appointed him HUD assistant secretary and later promoted to secretary. It was during his tenure there, out of the shadow of Dad the stories began to accumulate but never gained traction. Andy as the youngest HUD secretary called older staffers white heads, F**k heads, and Dumb F**ks. When the HUD inspector general confronted Cuomo he went on the attack and tried to smear her as racist.  By the time Andy moved on from HUD $59 billion was needed for an un-documentable adjustment. (That is government speak for missing money)

Fast forward ten years of an unimpressive career and Andy runs for the Governor slot. He runs on the tired old transparency platform. Implying his opponent is corrupt he also runs a restore trust in government platform. After he is elected he needs to follow thru so he hand picks the Moreland commission. Andy promised to “convene the best minds in law enforcement and public policy from across New York to address weaknesses in the States public corruption, election and campaign finance laws, generate transparency and accountability, and restore the public trust.” When they took their job too seriously and started to question Cuomo and his cronies it was quietly disbanded.  It did dig enough dirt up to send two of Cuomo’s allies Skelos and Silver to prison.

Andy’s own enforcer and right hand man Joe Percoco was close enough to attend Mario Cuomo’s funeral but evidently not close enough to share his skimming of bribes from contractors hoping to build a power plant in the Hudson valley. Mr. Percoco got six years for that. When Cuomo won the election but lost upstate in his reelection he decided the he could fix it with tax dollars spread around Buffalo. He appointed Alain Kaloyeros, to run the Buffalo Billions project to build a solar plant in depressed Buffalo. Alain was the right man for the job as he made sure only Cuomo’s large donors were qualified to bid. They received $850 million in contracts as a return on their investment. Mr. Kaloyeros received 3 ½ years in prison. Cuomo just moved on. By the time Cuomo and friends were done the Buffalo Billion investment had yielded only 54 cents per dollar invested.

Speaking of bridges, everyone visiting New York City by car, bus or subway can attest to the deplorable state they all are in. Like the bidding system to repair this infrastructure everyone pays a premium price for an inferior product. All repair and outside maintenance work is controlled by a lack of comparative bidding process so there is no competition. Although Cuomo likes to deflect any and all criticism of himself it is not New York City and Comrade DiBlazio in charge of the MTA but our governor Andy. It’s enough to give you a thrill ride when crossing the Tappan Zee Bridge to know that Cuomo and friends were investigated over the one million bolts used to hold the bridge together. It seems the bolts used may not have been up to standard.

Now with the election infection Andy saw his chance at the greatest power grab yet.  Damn the constitution full speed ahead! He starts ordering around all the people of New York not just those that are unfortunate enough to work for him. He goes along with confining people at home, closing businesses, and restaurants, and mandatory masks. His worst directive, Covid patients should be returned to nursing homes. It wasn’t confined just to nursing homes but group homes also. Of the 613 nursing homes in NY, 365 took in patients diagnosed with Covid. Estimates are hard to come by but it is figured his directive caused over six thousand new infections resulting in 15,000 deaths of both patients and front line workers. But just ask Cuomo and none of these deaths were his fault. You see the legislators could have stopped him, nursing homes could have jeopardized their state money and refused, and his experts could have been more expert and told him not to. Andy admitted he would never place his own mom in a nursing home knowing the dangers. What was the price he had to pay for his incompetence? A $5.1 million dollar book deal with Penguin Random house on how he managed to remove conservative voters and non-taxpayers from New York. Quite a prize since his last book sold less than 4,000 copies in hardcover.

Despite all this Andy faces his toughest fight yet. The dreaded sexual harassment accusation. As of this writing eleven women have accused “The Love Gov” of unwanted harassment. But fear not, there are still some that support Andy, his mom, CNN, his brother who helped along with the nonprofit Times up to draft his response to this crisis. In the other corner is almost everyone else on both sides of the isle calling for him to resign and if not impeached. So far Cuomo has hunkered down in the Governor mansion and released a statement with video proof of his unwanted attention to a diverse number of citizens. So is it Cuomo has outlived his usefulness to the democrat party? Did he bully the wrong powerful person or is this just Kabuki Theater to placate the masses.

Don’t expect Cuomo to bow out gracefully. He already has 18 million left in his war chest. He hasn’t had to spend a dime defending himself from either the nursing home scandal or the sexual abuse. Taxpayers are footing the $900 per hour rate of his lawyers and already the legal bill has topped 2.5 million. He has seen a drop in his donations as business leaders with contracts before the state hedge their bets. Cuomo did lose his chief of staff Melissa DeRosa, whose father is a lobbyist for CNYHA. CNYHA represents the hospitals and nursing homes that were handed immunity from Covid lawsuits. They are also among the millionaires and billionaires that are the bulk of Andy’s donations.

If Cuomo skates on these charges it’s a guarantee he would not entertain any questions about scandals “in the past”. If Cuomo is impeached then indicted and convicted it would go down in history like Al Capone going to jail for tax evasion.

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