“Have you heard of Think and Grow and Rich?” Scott Cervine asked.
Sean Donovan paused. He didn’t know it at the time, but this conversation would spark a vision that would not only change their lives but would eventually have a profound impact on the world.
Donovan replied, “As in Napoleon Hill? Of course..”
Cervine continued, “ Would you and your team be interested in joining forces on this?”
But he didn’t have to. Donovan gave the answer before Cervine even finished the question.
Donovan immediately left to negotiate the decision with his partners, Karina R. Donovan and Joel Franco, who are also huge fans of Hill’s work.
If they were to accept this opportunity, some tough decisions would have to be made quickly.
Sean, Karina and Joel had spent the previous six months in development of a streaming TV Channel that would put financial literacy, mindfulness and other proven self-help resources at the fingertips of people around the world. Now only weeks away from launch they made the tough choice to shelve their project to work on making Think and Grow Rich into a movie. A task that would require no less than their full time – undivided attention.
Now at this pivotal crossroads, the three of them unanimously agreed to accept Cervine’s offer and decided to move forward armed with only the barest of essentials. They did something unheard of in the film industry. They jumped full tilt into producing an unfunded film project, with a skeleton crew and a concept, that was at the time half-baked.
“Do not wait. The time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” – Napoleon Hill
Anything was possible, but the book would serve as the blueprint to their future success, as it had done for millions before them. The creative goal was to remain both authentic to the source material and inspirational. “Along the way we have held the vision that if we remain true to the principles of Think and Grow Rich and create content that was profoundly inspiring, not only would we make an incredible film but the fans would rally around us and we would acquire all the necessary resources.” – Sean Donovan
Their leap of faith meant any plans to earn an income to support their families would also be delayed indefinitely, and there was no guarantee that investors would identify with their vision, either.
With the core team in place, Sean, Karina, Joel and Scott went to work on refining the concept. The concept was to create a gripping film of the highest production quality—a film that would invigorate the human spirit and inspire today’s generation to success.
Within 6 months of launch, they had a finished script, their first letters of intent signed for interviews, leads on investors and a growing support base of influential people.
“Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.” – Napoleon Hill
As in any start up project, they have faced numerous obstacles, seen soaring heights and the lowest of lows. At the end of the day, they credit executing their strategy based on having faith in applying the principles as the sole reason that the project has come this far.
“We’ve become obsessed with our mission. Failure was never an option…We live and breath Think and Grow Rich.”– Karina R. Donovan
With a scheduled release date of March 2017, THINK: The Legacy of Think and Grow Rich has captured the hearts and minds of people from all over the world. The project raised more than $50,000 in two days via its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.
With the project nearly ¾ of the way completed, more than 18 interviews have already taken place with contemporary icons, including Bob Proctor, Sandra Gallagher, Shark Tank star and real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, School of Greatness founder Lewis Howes, and TV star Rob Dyrdek.
The film will intertwine inspirational and empowering interviews with breathtaking reenactments of the most pivotal moments from Hill’s book and associated releases, such as “Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice,” “Think & Grow Rich: A Latino Choice” and “Think and Grow Rich for Women.”
Never before has self-help literature received such a revitalization. The film won’t just be a worthy tribute to the ultimate self-help book, but a source of timeless motivation and inspiration for generations to come.
James Whittaker was born in Brisbane, Australia and currently resides in Santa Monica, California. After a successful career in the financial services industry, James co-authored The Beginner’s Guide to Wealth, a personal finance and motivation book that was named a bestseller within four months of its release and named Money magazine’s book of the month for March 2010.
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