Ezine 569 | 15 December 2017

Napoleon Hill Yesterday and Today!


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It is because we sincerely feel that every reader of Think and Grow Rich should go on into this post graduate course, that we take the liberty here of giving a few brief side lights upon this brilliant work. Napoleon Hill’s Course presents the true Philosophy upon which all lasting success is built. Ideas, when translated into intelligent plans of action, are the beginning of all successful achievement. So this course proceeds to show you how to create practical ideas for every human need. It does it in easy-to-understand lessons. Napoleon Hill spent the better part of twenty-five years in perfecting this Philosophy of Success. During the long years he has worked on it, some parts or the whole of it, have been reviewed and praised by many of the greatest Americans of our times. Among them are included four Presidents of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Wm. H. Taft; Thomas Edison, Luther Burbank, Wm. J. Wrigley, Alexander Graham Bell, Judge E. H. Gary, Cyrus H. K. Curtis, Edward Bok, E.M. Statler—dozens of glowing names in Politics, Finance, Education, and Invention.

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

Dear Readers,

David Rockefeller was a banker and Chief Executive Officer for Chase Manhattan Corporation before his death. He was also John D. Rockefeller’s son, and was the oldest living member of the Rockefeller family until his death in March 2017. David was listed in Forbes Magazine among the 400 Richest People, and was worth over three billion dollars.

In a recent Wall Street Journal publication, there was an interesting article about David’s five foot Rolodex. The Rolodex began years before computers and technology were common, and supposedly contains 200,000 contacts.

At an early point in my career, I began filling out 3×5 index cards on the people I met in business. I often wrote little notes about the person I met, so I would have the information in the future. I also used these cards to write handwritten notes to various people such as customers at the bank, employees, etc.

If you are not keeping an accurate record of the people you meet in business, it might be the reason you are not achieving the success you want. Today, you don’t have to use index cards or a Rolodex. You can simply put the information in your phone or tablet.


I wish you the best in all that you do, 
Don Green
Executive Director Napoleon Hill Foundation

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The Law of Success


Serving Others Will Help You
by Napoleon Hill

One of the surest ways to achieve your own success in life is by helping others to attain theirs. Almost anyone can contribute money toward those less fortunate.

But the truly affluent person is the one who can afford to give of himself, of his time, and energy, to the benefit of others. In so doing he enriches himself beyond measure.

John Wanamaker, the Philadelphia merchant king, once said that the most profitable habit was that of “rendering useful service where it is not expected.”

And Edward Bok, the great editor of the Ladies Home Journal, said he rose from poverty to wealth through the practice of “making myself useful to others, without regard to what I received in return.”

Helping Takes Effort

It takes conscious effort to give your time and energy to others. You can’t simply say, “All right, I’m willing to help anyone who needs my help.” You must make a creative project of rendering a service to your fellow men.

Perhaps some down-to-earth examples will help you think of ways you can win friends by helping others.

There is, for instance, a merchant in an eastern city who has built up a very successful business through a very simple process.

Every hour or so one of his clerks check the parking meters near the store.

Pennies Win Friends

Where the clerk spots an “expired” sign he drops a penny in the slot, and attaches a note to the car telling the owner that the merchant has been happy to protect him against the inconvenience of a traffic ticket. Many motorists drop in to thank the merchant — and remain to buy.

The owner of a big Boston men’s store inserts a neatly printed card in the pocket of each suit he sells. It tells the purchaser that if he finds the suit satisfactory, he may bring the card back after six months and exchange it for any necktie he chooses.

Naturally, the buyer always comes back pleased with the suit — and is a ripe prospect for another sale.

The highest paid woman employee of the Bankers Trust Co. in New York City got her start by offering to work three months without pay in order to demonstrate her executive ability.

And Butler Stork gave of himself so freely as a prisoner in the Ohio State Penitentiary that he was released, beating a 20-year sentence for forgery.

Stork organized a correspondence school that taught more than 1,000 inmates a variety of courses without charge to them or the state. He even induced the International Correspondence School to donate textbooks.

The plan attracted so much attention that Stork was given his freedom as a reward.

Put your own mind to work. Assess your own ability and energy. Who needs your help? How can you help them? It doesn’t take money. All it takes is ingenuity and a strong desire to be of genuine service.

Helping others solve their problems will help you solve your own.

Source: Miami Daily News 1956.

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You Never Know
by Jim Stovall

I remember, as a very young businessperson, the first time i dealt with a lawyer. We needed to get incorporated and, due to a referral, I found myself sitting before one of the most prominent attorneys in our area. I began by apologizing for the fact that I was nothing more than a start-up venture and would probably not mean much business for his law firm.

That attorney explained something to me that day that has stayed with me ever since. He said, “This firm is very large and successful because we have some very large and successful clients; but they didn’t start out that way. Most of them came to us when they were in their initial stages of growth just like you. If there is any reason we are successful it is because we understand that little clients grow to be big clients. You can’t always tell which ones will be big someday, so you have to treat everyone right all the time.”

It’s the same mentality demonstrated by a little boy standing outside of a television studio. When a good looking man in an expensive suit emerged, the boy held out his autograph book and pen and asked, “Mister, are you somebody famous?” When the gentleman assured him he was not, the boy thought for a minute and replied, “Well, why don’t you go ahead and sign this anyway, because someday you might be famous.”

In Joe Girard’s book How to Sell Anything to Anybody, which in my mind is the bible of sales and marketing, Girard describes relational marketing. He explains that while attending a funeral he was handed a small card on the way into the service which told a lot about the life of the deceased. After the funeral, Joe Girard was speaking to the funeral director and happened to ask how people in the funeral industry know how many cards to print. He was shocked to learn that with rare exceptions, the average funeral has 200 people in attendance. Girard realized the significance of this, because if someone will take the time and effort to attend your funeral, you have influence over them. Therefore, we can assume that the average person you deal with on a day-to-day basis can influence the decisions of 200 different people.

The next time you even think of being less than polite and professional, instead of seeing one person in front of you, visualize all 200 people that they have influence over. You know who you know, but you may never know who they know.

Today’s the day!
Jim Stovall

Source: Wisdom for Winners, Volume 1.

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