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Do not expect something for nothing. Be willing to give an equivalent value for all that you desire, and include in your plans a definite provision for doing so. –Napoleon Hill

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Vintage Essays By Judy Williamson, Director of the Napoleon Hill World Learning Center at Purdue University Calumnet

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ~James M. Barry

Dear Readers:

When you meet someone with a pleasing personality, they stand out from the crowd. Perhaps they hold the door for you as you enter a room, smile for no reason, appear well groomed, and talk with you instead of at you. All of these characteristics and more comprise the 29 traits Napoleon Hill identifies as factors of a pleasing personality. The good news is that you do not have to be born with them. You can cultivate them as you decide to acquire the traits for yourself.

Dr. Hill indicates the following components of a pleasing personality: a positive mental attitude, flexibility of mind, sincerity of purpose, promptness of decision, common courtesy, tactfulness, pleasing tone of voice, facial expression and the habit of smiling, tolerance, frankness in manner and speech, a keen sense of humor, faith in Infinite Intelligence, a keen sense of justice, the appropriate use of words, effective speech, control of the emotions, alertness of interest, versatility, fondness for people, control of temper, hope and ambition, temperance, patience, humility of heart, appropriateness of dress, effective showmanship, clean sportsmanship, the ability to shake hands properly, and personal magnetism.

This is quite a list, but the acquisition of each personal trait increases your potential personal worth.

A children’s story by Tom Robinson and illustrated by Peggy Bacon entitled Buttons was first published in 1938. It details the story of an alley cat who becomes a gentleman due to the intervention of a little girl who rescues him after a fight. Buttons transitions from being the King of the Alley to the Lord of the Manor because he cultivated the traits of genuine purebred behavior. Instead of scratching he started purring, his fur went from matted to soft and smooth, and he worked on forgetting his home on the street, and instead pursued the life of a gentlemen. He learned the traits of spoiled housecats and soon had that coveted title himself. And it was all because he developed a pleasing personality.

Transformation can take place in each of us. First, however, we must learn that there is a better way and discard gruff behavior for polished performance. When we do, we are on the way to developing a pleasing personality and creating a wonderful new home for ourselves too.

Be Your Very Best Always,
Judy Williamson

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The Law of Success


Pleasing Personality
by Napoleon Hill

A pleasing personality is the aggregate of all the agreeable, gratifying and likeable qualities of any one individual. The person who continually practices the habit of going the extra mile and daily employs the Golden Rule will inevitably also acquire a pleasing personality. And a pleasing personality is an asset none of us can do without if we wish to attain success. Why is this?

Because it is through one’s pleasing personality that he motivates others to help him achieve the goals he desires, and, as we discovered in the lesson on the master mind, no one can attain notable success without the help of others.

Put a little differently, from birth until death every person engages in some type of selling every day of his life. And selling in the sense used here means winning acceptance, approval or adoption.

The newborn babe is a salesman from the first moment that it begins to breathe. It requires and desires good, which it procures by the simple sales method of crying to attract sympathy.

Later, during the child’s early activities, he sells himself into possession of that which will gratify his needs and wants by the control of his personal conduct. It is during this time that he can learn how valuable pleasing behavior and right conduct toward others can be to him, for he has nothing else to offer.

After the child reaches the age of maturity, he begins to sell himself into the possession of his wants by a combination of his personal conduct and the service he renders to others. The most important factor at this point of his career is the mental attitude in which he renders service.

Mental attitude continues to be an important factor during the remainder of his life.

Source:  PMA Science of Success. Educational Edition. The Napoleon Hill Foundation. 1983. Pg. 163.

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Napoleon Hill Leader Certification
Caribbean Cruise 2015

Dear Friends of Napoleon Hill,

Why not give yourself the gift of traveling and learning with like-minded people as we journey on our next Leader Certification on Celebrity’s Summit departing from Puerto Rico this November 14-21? This eight day cruise will not only give you the opportunity to sail with people from around the world who are students of Dr. Hill, but it will also give you the personalized training and wisdom from the staff of Napoleon Hill’s World Learning Center – Judy Williamson, Chino Martinez, and Alan Chen – as well as from special guests Dr. J. B. and Mrs. Hill, and certified instructors such as Christina Chia, Loretta Levin, Dr. Judy Arcy, Aris Nielsen, Tom Cunningham and many, many more.

Isn’t it time to place yourself among the teachers who know how to activate Dr. Hill’s principles not now but right now, and gain the fulfillment of your life’s passion?

The goal of this cruise is to have 100 participants whose presence exponentially heightens the global awareness of Dr. Napoleon Hill and his teachings worldwide. Challenge yourself to be your country’s representative who will not only attend the event but capitalize upon the opportunity and become a Certified Instructor who will take the training back home and right here and now begin to make the world a better place from your own doorstep! As we begin at the beginning, we can only guess how far our influence will spread. Remember, step out and be the change that you would like to see in the world!

If each one teaches one soon we will achieve the critical mass of influential people who can truly make a profound difference on this troubled planet and do our small part to enhance the beauty of the world around us by contributing our personal best.

Let’s strive together to make this cruise not only an enjoyable personal experience coupled with training, but a launch pad to take Dr. Napoleon Hill’s teaching to the next level. Ask one person to accompany you and know that with just this small effort you can begin to heal the world by showing others the way to begin.

I invite you to join us and become part of our mission and our legacy. Do it now while the opportunity exists. Our actions determine our outcome and who better than you to be the difference that the world needs now?

Conceive, Believe, and Achieve. It is as simple and as profound as that.

Looking forward to sailing with you this November.

Be Your Very Best Always and in All Ways,

Judy Williamson

P.S. This cruise will be a first time event for our worldwide Hispanic participants. Concurrently, we will be offering for the VERY FIRST TIME our Leadership Certification classes in both English and Spanish taught by Certified Instructors Aris Nielsen and Lupita Williamson. Don’t miss out. Be the first to participate in this historic event onboard Celebrity’s Summit.

Questions about the cruise:
Please email or call Pat Andreatta:
Phone number in USA – 1-708-798-5072

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Please email or call Chino:
Phone number in USA – 1-219-989-3166

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Foundations for Success


Your Right to Be Rich -
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Read. Listen. Watch. Succeed. The only self-paced success course written by Napoleon Hill himself!

You’ve read Think and Grow Rich and Law of Success. You’re inspired and want to enjoy the life you’re now imagining. How do you make your dreams of success a reality?

Napoleon Hill was a life-long proponent of correspondence courses and home study. In Your Right to Be Rich, Dr. Hill worked with W. Clement Stone to produce the capstone to his writing and lecturing career. This is the only Foundation-approved home study course teaching the 17 Principles of Success.

The 2015 edition has embraced online technology and retained traditional audio and video lectures and reading materials. Whatever your style of learning, you’ll find ideas and benefits you can start using today.

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Think and Grow Rich

The Master Key to Riches

Foundations for Success

The Little Book of Leadership

No More Bullies!
The Real Super-mind

by Paul Rushin
Illustrated by Michael Telapary

This story is based on a real person and real events. It offers at least three powerful solutions to a very great, and growing evil we all face in the world today (bullies). The hero of the story (Andy), by chance receives a very powerful principle from his father one day, and uses it to overcome a bully (General Ward) some days later on the way to school. He goes on to become one of America’s greatest industrialists. Parents protect your child, or grandchild from this terrible evil, and they will forever be thankful!

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You Can Work Your Own Miracles Audiobook

Read by J. B. Hill, Napoleon Hill’s Grandson

Everything You Desire is Within Your Reach!
…if you learn to tap the miraculous power that lies within your own personality.

Listen to the full unabridged text of Napoleon Hill’s You Can Work Your Own Miracles. On these CDs you will learn that success belongs to those lucky people who are blessed with successful personalities. With these outstanding human beings, success is a daily miracle, a way of life, a habit.

Businesspeople, preachers, doctors, soldiers, artists — people in every walk of life — are learning to achieve their goals, to overcome all obstacles to their success, to live the life they want … through the miraculous power of the successful personality.

You can be one of these people.

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Conceive It!
Believe It!
Achieve It!:
Your Keys to Personal Achievement

by Napoleon Hill & Judith Williamson

It’s as simple as ABC but only in reverse! Napoleon Hill states, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” This simple statement reminds us that the power of the Universe is within each and every one of us. By directing our mind in the path we wish it to go, we determine our ultimate destiny. Simple truths hold profound wisdom. But, just because the truths are simple, does not mean that they are easy. It is my greatest hope that this little book of 52 essays will inspire you weekly to take appropriate action towards your dreams. Dreams come and go, but those that come true are the ones that you believe in without a doubt. When you believe in the power of your dreams you are compelled to take immediate action to make them a reality. May all your dreams come true!

Be Your Very Best Always,
Judith Williamson

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The Little Book of Leadership

By: Jeffrey Gitomer

This comprehensive book will help you understand your situation, identify your opportunities, create your objectives, execute by action and delegation, and establish a leadership position through enthusiasm, brilliance, action, collaboration, resilience, and achievement.

The time for real-world leadership is NOW. This is a leadership book that transcends theory and philosophy, and gets right down to brass tacks and brass tactics, and adds a few brass balls.It’s full of practical, pragmatic, actionable ideas and strategies that when implemented assure respect and loyalty – and ensure long-term success and legacy.

The 12.5 Leadership Strengths revealed in this book will challenge you, admonish you, guide you, and create new success opportunities for you.

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