Ben van der Poel

Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

Ben van der Poel

Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa

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Father – Friend – Entrepreneur – Author and Philosopher
Thank you for visiting. My story is not complicated. Born the oldest of three, we didn't have a hard life nor did we have our heart's desires. I was an average academic student although not exactly a model student playing the same sort of mischief boys of that age do. I found it hard to fit in the general social groups and had few friends. I love to do things my way, not as a rebel but just different which was not always acceptable to everyone. Yes it got me into some trouble at times and I had some very adventurous times.
I studied Food Science and Technology at the Pretoria Technicon - from there my chemistry and biology background. In the corporate world I discovered money is the main aim and that everything will be steam rollered which stood in the path of attaining that goal. The company I worked for was incorporated into a much larger organization and a few months later I was retrenched.

I believe that all things happen in divine order and experiences are never wasted. I started to work for myself from home, before internet arrived and I made a comfortable living. 2008 saw the USA housing market collapse, shortly thereafter it affected our local market too. Then I got to read Napoleon Hill’s book “Think and Grow Rich” In 2011 I met Bob Proctor here in SA. I educated myself in the fields of quantum physics, natural laws and human behavior.
In the process I got to know many people like Jack Canfield, Anthony Robins, Dr. Wayne Dyer, and more. An in-depth study of what makes people successful revealed success doesn't come from the business but the mindset that you are in. Capturing what I have learned I authored a book “Rapid Wealth Creation – 7 Principles to achieve financial freedom”

Why do some people succeed at whatever they touch yet others fail at whatever they try? Do you think it's that successful people are smarter? Is it that they work harder? I think not! It is because their drive to become all that they are comes from their heart and their soul. It's their thinking and beliefs that drive their behavior and their behavior create their results. If I do not like my results, I have to change my behavior and to change my behavior I have to re-examine my belief system.

My favorite quote “If you are going to work hard anyway, you might as well get rich ... and the quicker the better.” T Harve E