From celebrating women’s accomplishments to propelling women forward, Sharon Lechter’s new book, "Think and Grow Rich for Women" is a must read. In a recent interview, Lechter herself acknowledged that since young adulthood, the original "Think and Grow Rich" written by Napoleon Hill has impacted her personal and professional life.
She was asked by The Napoleon Hill Foundation to progress the book’s teaching with a modern approach to the challenges and triumphs of women. Lechter applies her expertise and life lessons to this encore edition. She enhances each chapter with a Sisterhood Mastermind, which includes insightful quotes from successful women.
When picking up this book, women will put down the gavel often used to judge themselves and notoriously other women. Healthy patterns both in mind and spirit are encouraged with each chapter ending in an Ask Yourself section to promote personal growth.
EmpowHER Chairman and Founder Michelle King Robson is highlighted in Lechter’s book as an advocate for women’s health. In addition to Michelle’s incredible advocacy and successful creation of EmpowHER, this book celebrates the advancement and impact other women have made nationally and globally.
Those accomplishments include the positive changes in education, the economy, and the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds. Statistics on the progress women have made in areas such as education are also mentioned. “In 2013, 140 women graduated with a college degree at some level for every hundred men.”
And we are starting to close the gap in pay significantly for women, with women in their early 20s now making approximately 93 percent of men’s earnings as compared to those approaching retirement who are only reaching about 75 percent.
This book encourages female collaboration, mentoring and giving back without expecting anything in return. In its first chapter, following the format of the original "Think and Grow Rich," Lechter asks us to find our “Burning Desire.” She elaborates saying, “it could be a personal, business, financial, physical, or spiritual goal.”
Like Hill, she debunks the evil connotation money can often conjure up and replaces it with one of “money consciousness.” She focuses on what good money can do in making one who acquires it “more generous,” giving Mother Teresa as her prime example.
Lechter underscores the importance of love and compassion meshed with monetary contributions. Her tireless, selfless and philanthropic efforts are, in Lechter’s words, “proof positive that one woman can change the world!”