Ezine 633 | 08 March 2019




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by Napoleon Hill, annotated by
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“Another Gem Amongst His Many Gems – Truthful Living is NOT just a book for people in sales; it is for people who are still breathing or in other words, EVERYONE!” ~ Gymbeaux

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The foundation of Napoleon Hill’s self-help legacy: his long-lost original notes, letters, and lectures – now compiled, edited, and annotated for the modern reader, brought to you by New York Times bestselling author, Jeffrey Gitomer.

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THE BOOK: Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy is the essential modern companion to the bestselling self-help book of all time, Napoleon Hill’s 1937 classic, Think and Grow Rich.  This book, released in conjunction with the major motion picture, Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy.

Readers will be inspired through unflinching accounts of some of today’s most successful entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and cultural icons who rose above the unlikeliest and in some cases, most tragic of circumstances to find personal fulfillment and make their mark on the world.

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

Dear Readers,

A good friend and mentor of mine, James A. Brown, Jr. once told me the following story:

I remember the seventh grade when I was encouraged to read books. It was the first time I had been tested as to what grade level I had reached—and guess what? Here I was in the seventh grade, and I tested at fifth-grade level. My teacher told the class she would make a record of the books we read by putting a star by each name every time we read a book and gave her a two-page report. By the end of the year, nobody in my class was even close to the number of books I had read.

I was, along with my sister, being raised on $125 per month by our mother, and knowing I faced poverty every day. I worked at anything, including fixing flats or whatever, to make money, and I developed a work ethic which is still with me today.

Jim went on to finish Grundy High School, located in the mountains of southwestern Virginia where poverty that endured from one generation to another was common. He then attended Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, where he obtained a degree in engineering. Jim began working at a coal company for $600 per month, but he had much bigger plans for his life. By age 29, he had started a coal company of his own and organized a bank. Among his accomplishments, in addition to mining coal and drilling for natural gas, he has bred and raised some of the finest Arabian horses in the world. Jim has also been successful in land development and manufacturing on a grand scale.

Jim Brown would fit almost anyone’s definition of success—he’s still married to his college sweetheart, Bliss, and they are the parents of a son and a daughter who have both been successful on their own. If success begins in the home, he is a perfect example.

I can only fathom what Jim’s career might have looked like if that seventh-grade teacher had not encouraged him to read.


I wish you the best,
Don Green
Executive Director Napoleon Hill Foundation

Source: Everything I Know About Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill


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The Law of Success

You Can Do It!

by Napoleon Hill

This is the fifth in a series of excerpts from Napoleon Hill’s First Editions.

Unless you are one of that small minority of human beings whose positive, self-reliant attitude toward life makes it unnecessary for them to be encouraged and who need no refuge in moments of distress, you will be wise if you cultivate some person who will take you by the shoulder in a kindly sort of way and say: you can do it!

If you visited the New York office of this magazine you would be greeted with these four words —You can do it!—the moment you stepped into the elevator, where they hang on a neatly framed card. When you stepped off the elevator you would be greeted with the same words on the front door.

As you entered the reception room you would see those words on every door to the private offices, and unless you happened to be in an unusually bad humor, you would be apt to feel the psychology of those words taking hold of you and filling you with belief in yourself.

If you stepped into the washroom of the offices you would see those same words on the mirror. You would find no other lettering of any sort on any of our doors. On the desk of every stenographer, you would see these “you can do it!” cards, and you would find one of them as the only adornment of my private desk.

Perhaps you would get the impression that those “you can do it!” signs were designed for the benefit of those who visit our offices, but they were not. They were created for the psychological effect they have on those who work in our offices, from the editor on down to the office boy.

What we all need, more or less, is self-confidence in abundance. Suggestion is a powerful factor in the development of self-confidence, and we all need such suggestion. These “you can do it!” signs are working wonders in our offices. They remind us, constantly, that we demand self-reliance.

From this time on, you will see these four words on every magazine published by the Hill Publishing Trust, including Napoleon Hill’s Magazine. You will see these words on practically every letterhead that leaves our offices, and you will see them on the outside of every envelope. Very soon you will see these four words on neatly designed cards, printed in colors, on the walls of every office you visit, because we have made up such cards for free distribution to all who ask for them.

This is a “you can do it!” age in which we are living and we want the whole of America to catch the thought and be guided by it. I am preparing to have a radio station installed in my office, through the aid of which I can speak to an audience of more than fifteen million people every Sunday afternoon, for the purpose of rendering them a service that will supplement the work being done through my pen. My decision to provide this additional means of serving came as a result of the “you can do it!” sign that looks up at me from under the plate-glass top on my desk and smiles out at me as I walk into my office.

These “you can do it!” signs were installed in our office only a week ago, yet everyone here has caught the spirit of them and it is manifesting itself in the quality and quantity of work we are performing. Write for one of these “you can do it!” cards and place it where it can work for you, quietly, silently, and subtly.

You can do it!

Source: Napoleon Hill’s First Editions. (First published in Hill’s Golden Rule Magazine, April 1922)

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A Story of Encouragement


One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, “Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd.” I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friend tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on. As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him. They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt. His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him. He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes. My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him and as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye.

As I handed him his glasses, I said, “Those guys are jerks. They really should get lives.” He looked at me and said, “Hey thanks!” There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.

I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before. He said he had gone to private school before now. I would have never hung out with a private school kid before.

We talked all the way home, and I carried his books. He turned out to be a pretty cool kid. I asked him if he wanted to play football on Saturday with me and my friends. He said yes. We hung all weekend and the more I got to know him, the more I liked him. And my friends thought the same of him.

Monday morning came, and there he was with the huge stack of books again. I stopped him and said, “Damn boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books every day!” He just laughed and handed me half the books. Over the next four years, we became best friends. When we were seniors, began to think about college. He decided on Georgetown, and I was going to Duke. I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never be a problem. He was going to be a doctor, and I was going for business on a football scholarship. He was valedictorian of our class.

I teased him all the time about being a nerd. He had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn’t me having to get up there and speak.

He looked great. He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school. He filled out and actually looked good in glasses. He had more dates than me and all the girls loved him! Boy, sometimes I was jealous.

Today was one of those days. I could see that he was nervous about his speech. So, I smacked him on the back and said, “Hey, big guy, you’ll be great!” He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled. “Thanks,” he said.

As he started his speech, he cleared his throat and began. “Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach … but mostly your friends. I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story.” I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the story of the first day we met. He had planned to kill himself over the weekend. He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn’t have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home. He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile. “Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable.” I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment.

I saw his Mom and Dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile. Not until that moment did I realize its depth.

Never underestimate the power of your actions.

With one small gesture, you can change a person’s life. For better or for worse. God puts us all in each other’s lives to impact one another in some way.

Source: Internet. There are different versions of this parable that promotes kind acts of encouragement.

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by Napoleon Hill Foreword, Actions and Annotations by Jeffrey Gitomer


New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Gitomer brings you the very foundation of Napoleon Hill’s self-help legacy: his long-lost original notes, letters, and lectures—now compiled, edited, and annotated for the modern reader.

Twenty years before the publication of his magnum opus Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill was an instructor, philosopher, and writer at the George Washington Institute in Chicago, where he taught courses in advertising and sales. These rare, never-before-seen lectures were thought to be lost to history. Until now.

Given exclusive access to the archives of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, Jeffrey Gitomer has unearthed Hill’s original course notes containing the fundamental beliefs in hard work and personal development that established Hill as a global leader of success and positive attitude.

In Truthful Living, Gitomer has captured Hill’s foundational wisdom for the twenty-first century. These easy-to-implement real-world strategies for life, family, business, and the bottom line prove as energizing and inspiring today as they were nearly one hundred years ago.

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