Original 1937 edition. You are currently reading one of the most influential books in the world. Within the pages of this book, you will find the tools, methods, and skills necessary to become a wealthy man. You will learn how to successfully influence the people and situations around you. You will learn about what helps a person propel his life forward, achieve happiness, and increase wealth while others can’t seem to even get out of the starting block. What is it that equips some with the strength and energy for the fight while others are left listless? How is it that some can spot potential amidst a tangle of problems and work towards their dreams without stumbling under the cruel winds of fate, while others struggle desperately, making mistake after mistake, without encountering any form of success? Years ago, Napoleon Hill glimpsed the mysterious sparkling gem of success while speaking to Andrew Carnegie, one of the richest men on the planet. Carnegie advised Hill to examine how other successful people obtained wealth and to develop a formula for success that could be an example the world over. This book reveals the Secret of Success and an action plan for achieving it. Since the original 1937 edition, the book has been reprinted 42 times in the United States, selling out immediately upon publication. The book describes the road to sure success: overcoming all obstacles and achieving one’s dreams with the sureness of a movie plot propelling the viewer towards the end along the eternal river of time. The book will shake and transform your life with its motivating energy. As you read it, you will understand how self-confident people amass wealth and achieve happiness. Most importantly, you will become such a success story. Napoleon Hill was born in a small cabin in the mountains of Virginia. As a young man, he worked as a newspaper reporter in order to afford his studies at Georgetown University. During WWI, he worked as a public relations expert for President Woodrow Wilson’s administration. In 1933, Jennings Randolph, a senator from West Virginia, introduced him to Theodore Roosevelt. Hill again found himself in the role of presidential advisor. After establishing the Napoleon Hill Association in 1952, he actively promoted the philosophy of personal success. He also headed the Napoleon Hill Foundation, a public organization aimed at educating people in the “science of success”.
Other notable works: Benjamin Franklin - The Way to Wealth, Charles F. Haanel - The Master Key System, Florence Scovel Shinn - The Game of Life and How to Play it, Wallace D. Wattles - How to Get What You Want The Science of Getting Rich,The Science of Being Well,The Science of Being Great, P.T. Barnum - The Art of Money Getting, Dale Carnegie - The Art of Public Speaking, James Allen - As A Man Thinketh, From Poverty to Power, Eight Pillars of Prosperity, Foundation Stones to Happiness and Success, Men and Systems, Above Life's Turmoil, The Life Triumphant, The Mastery of Destiny, The Life Triumphant, Eight Pillars of Prosperity, Foundation Stones to Happiness and Success, Above Life's Turmoil, From Passion to Peace,Man-King of Mind, Body and Circumstance, Light on Life's Difficulties, The Shining Gateway, Out from the Heart, Through the Gates of Good, The Divine Companion, Morning And Evening Thoughts, Book of Meditations for Every Day in the Year, Poems of peace, Khalil Gibran - The Prophet, Orison Swett Marden & Abner Bayley - An Iron Will, Orison Swett Marden - Ambition and Success, The Victorious Attitude, Architects of Fate; Or, Steps to Success and Power, Pushing to the Front, How to Succeed, Cheerfulness As a Life Power, Marcus Aurelius - Meditations, Henry Thomas Hamblin - Within You is the Power,William Crosbie Hunter - Dollars and Sense, Evening Round Up, Joseph Murphy - The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Ralph Waldo Emerson - Self-Reliance, Compensation, Henry H. Brown - Concentration: The Road to Success, Dollars Want Me, Russell H. Conwell - Acres of Diamonds, The Key to Success, What You Can Do With Your Will Power, Every Man is Own, William Atkinson - The Art of Logical Thinking University, The Psychology of Salesmanship, B.F. Austin - How to Make Money, H.A. Lewis - Hidden Treasure, L.W. Rogers - Self-Development and the Way to Power, Douglas Fairbanks - Laugh and Live, Making Life Worth While, Sun Tzu - The Art of War, Samuel Smiles - Character, Thrift, Self-Help
Every Man His Own University by writen Russell Herman Conwell (February 15, 1843 – December 6, 1925) was an American Baptist minister, orator, philanthropist, lawyer, and writer.
Conwell's capacity to establish Temple University and his other civic projects largely derived from the income that he earned from this speech. The book has been regarded as a classic of New Thought literature since the 1870s. After Conwell's death, proceeds from this speech were dedicated to the Sunday Breakfast Association, a homeless shelter in Philadelphia.
Originally published in 1917. The lecture consists of six parts:
I. Every Man's University
II. Animals and "The Least Things"
III. The Bottom Rung
IV. Home Reading
VI. Instincts and Individuality
Other works by Conwell include:
Every Man His Own University
Acres of Diamonds
Increasing Personal Efficiency
The Key to Success
Health Healing and Faith
Praying for Money
Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)
A great start to shaking off public speaking jitters, socializing and mastering the art of small talk.
The principles of public speaking written by Dale Carnegie decades ago in this book are timeless. They are just as effective in working a crowd in today’s society as they were back then. He delves into ways of commanding and charming an audience with the right energy, tone of voice, pitch, pronunciation and vocabulary. Armed with the principles highlighted in this book, you can do more than convey a message to a group of people, you can move them.
Carnegie gives useful advice and hints on public speaking stating that when you have something to say, are adequately prepared and have mastered an audience then public speaking success is eminent. He delivers a topic by topic approach offering solutions to common public speaking problems. Moreover, each chapter features practice questions and exercises to help the reader understand the subject better.
By reading this book, you can acquire confidence before an audience; efficiently convey your message by inflection, change of pace, emphasis and subordination. You can learn to influence people through exposition, description, narration, suggestion, argument and persuasion.
Throughout the book there are numerous quotes and references from influential individuals and institutions to emphasize the subject. The book is also riddled with numerous stories and examples to expound on the subject and to paint a picture in the reader’s mind on what constitutes an effective public speaker as well as what kind of speech is considered effective.
Many people who think they are good public speakers are left in doubt after reading this book. ‘The Art of Public Speaking’ is an essential tool to help you learn to work a crowd, leave them charmed and hanging onto your every word. A great start to shaking off public speaking jitters, socializing and mastering the art of small talk.
He Can who Thinks He Can, is a treaty on Happiness, Originality, Luck, Dreams, Standing for your ideas… After you read this incredible masterpiece, you will realize that the power of “can do it” is completely within yourself!
The author dedicated his life to gather the messages engraved in the wisdom of the ages, and to transfer them into dozens of volumes and thousands of pages, each and every one a true gem of the ages.
In them, Marden is able to capture the essence of life, self-development and true success, and therefore, his books are considered ‘the premiere self-help collection of all times’.
Although they are one hundred years old, his books are so current that it seems to have been written precisely for our time. A time where, more than ever, we need values, we need achievers, we need happiness and we need love.
The broadness of Marden’s education in history, philosophy, spirituality and more, and his ability to condense and transmit knowledge with remarkable clarity -in an entertaining and engaging way, make these readings a requirement for whoever in this life is searching for success, or just looking for life’s answers.
This book is a nice reading for any one who believes in "The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone," which was one of Orison Swett Marden's famous dialogues.
Famous works of the author Orison Swett Marden: Pushing to the Front, Success Magazine, An Iron Will, He Can Who Thinks He Can.
The Science of Being Well
Wallace D. WATTLES (1860 - 1911)
If you are seeking better health and ways to stay well… Wallace D. Wattles was an American author and a pioneer success new thought movement writer. His most famous work and first book is a book called The Science of Getting Rich in which he explains how to get rich. Additionally, In the Science of Getting Well, Wattles suggests the reader to think and ACT in a Certain Way. As with his first book, Wattles explains in simple concepts the keys to Getting Well. With faith and discipline, Wattles suggests you can stay well. Says Wattles “for those who want health, and who want a practical guide and handbook, not a philosophical treatise. It is an instructor in the use of the universal Principle of Life, and my effort has been to explain the way in so plain and simple a fashion that the reader, though he may have given no previous study to New Thought or metaphysics, may readily follow it to perfect health”.
From the author of The Science of Getting Rich comes the Science of Being Well. In these pages you will find out how the power of positive thinking can improve your health. This practical guide will help your explore the principles of health and lead you to a healthy, happier you.
Famous works of the author Wallace D. Wattles: The Constructive Use of Foods, Hellfire Harrison, Jesus: The Man and His Work, a long speech made into a pamphlet, and the base of "A New Christ", A New Christ, Letters to a Woman's Husband, "The Science of" trilogy: The Science of Getting Rich, The Science of Being Great, The Science of Being Well.
The Science of Getting Rich is a book written by the New Thought Movement writer Wallace D. Wattles and published in 1910 by the Elizabeth Towne Company. The book is still in print. According to USA Today, the text is "divided into 17 short, straight-to-the-point chapters that explain how to overcome mental barriers, and how creation, rather than competition, is the hidden key to wealth attraction.
This book is based on the Hindu philosophies that One is All, and that All is One (Page one of Preface). The Science of Getting Rich is based upon what Wattles called "the Certain Way of Thinking." According to Mitch Horowitz, the editor-in-chief of the Jeremy Tarcher imprint of Penguin Books, which reprinted The Science of Getting Rich in 2007, Wattles' "Certain Way" descended from the "mental healing movement" that had started earlier with Phineas P. Quimby in the mid-19th century. As Horowitz explained to a reporter from the Washington Post, after experiencing relief from physical symptoms of discomfort or illness through Quimby's mental strategies, people began to wonder, "If my state of mind seems to have a positive influence over how I feel physically, what other things can it do? Can it lead to prosperity? Can it lead to happiness in my home? Can it lead to finding love and romance?" One result of such questioning was Wattles's application of Quimbian "mental healing" strategies to financial as well as physiological situations.
Famous works of the author Wallace D. Wattles: The Constructive Use of Foods, Hellfire Harrison, Jesus: The Man and His Work, a long speech made into a pamphlet, and the base of "A New Christ", Letters to a Woman's Husband, "The Science of" trilogy: The Science of Getting Rich, The Science of Being Great, The Science of Being Well.
Napoleon Hill’s success principles are timeless, and there s a reason. Actually there are a dozen reasons and all of them create an atmosphere and environment conducive to learning, and succeeding.
He’s gentle, and his words are gentle.
He’s insightful, and his principles are sound and time-tested.
He’s easy to ready, understand, and apply.
He’s on target with what s wrong and what s weak.
He’s on target with how to make it right and strong.
His wisdom is right on the money.
His ethics ring true and genuine.
He reinforces his advice with real-world examples.
He encourages you to do it.
He has faith that you can achieve.
He warns you of outside influences that will be jealous of your endeavors.
He has a track record that includes tens of millions of success stories.
“I owe my positive attitude to Napoleon Hill. I realized that by adopting the fundamental Hill principles, and adapting them to my life and family, I could achieve and maintain a positive mental attitude. I became an achiever and a believer and have never lost that belief.” (Jeffrey Gitomer, author The Little Red Book of Selling and The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude)
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Are you satisfied with where you are and the direction you are going? If not, take control of your life and change whatever needs to be changed. You and only you have the power to do this. You can change your world. (Napoleon Hill)
Judith Williamson, Director of the Napoleon Hill World Learning Center, has compiled a book that you can listen to, enjoy, and apply to help you accomplish what you desire in life. She has used her extensive knowledge of Napoleon Hill's writings with her experience as a professor on the principles of success to relate to the work of Hill to create a profound message for the listener.
Listen, study, and apply the messages on the principles that most appeal to you. But not neglect any of the principles because all are necessary if you desire to reach your maximum potential.
Once you have completed the book, go back and listen to it again and take the suggestions and repeat them until they become a part of your being. The end result of your listening, study, and application will help you reach your desires. But, most importantly, the ultimate result will be not what you received in the process, but the person you become while on your journey to success.
This title is also included in Napoleon Hill's Greatest Speeches, which is also an audiobook.
Napoleon Hill put great emphasis in his writings and lectures on the principle of going the extra mile. Hill said this was the one principle that would get a person ahead faster than anything else one could do.
In this speech, Going the Extra Mile, Hill explains that nature’s law of increasing returns means that the service we render with the right mental attitude not only brings back its true value, but is multiplied many times over.