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Dear Student of Napoleon Hill,

This online distance learning course presents and examines the principles of success researched and developed by Dr. Napoleon Hill and others. It provides a framework for students to better understand life’s opportunities and the need for definiteness of purpose.

The class is based on and structured around Hill’s 17 Principles of Success. Each lesson focuses on one principle and contains online reading assignments, points to ponder, chapter quizzes, Napoleon Hill vintage audio and just released video, articles from the Think and Grow Rich and PMA Adviser newsletters, class discussion questions, journal writing assignments and, other activities that help reinforce the principle being studied. Each student in the class has a personalized relationship with a fully accredited and approved instructor for Napoleon Hill Distance Learning Courses. The class concludes with an assignment dealing with an individualized plan for personal success.

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, Invention.

Don’t waste your own precious years blindly searching for the hidden road to the heights. Profit by the dearly brought experience of America’s leaders. Over 500 great and prominent men of America were minutely analyzed — their methods, motives, strategy — to find out the secrets that put them on top. No matter whether you are rich or poor — you have one asset as great as the richest man living — and that is TIME. But with each setting sun you become one day older, and have one day less in which to attain the success and wealth you desire. Thousands of progressive people throughout the North American continent have realized this mighty truth, and have sought the help so clearly and inspiringly taught in Napoleon Hill. You cannot afford to let day after day slip into eternity, without getting possession of this course. You will profit greatly from the lessons in Think and Grow Rich. You will take even more brilliant and gratifying rewards from this course. The cost is trifling; the benefits are tremendous.

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Success Habits
by Napoleon Hill

Never-before-published wisdom from famed self-help author, Napoleon Hill


Napoleon Hill, the legendary author of the classic bestseller, Think and Grow Rich, has been immortalized for his contributions to the self-help genre. In this never-before-published work, Hill shares his principles of success, key habits that provide the basis for life-changing success. Success Habits explains the fundamental rules that lead to a prosperous life. From the importance of having Definiteness of Purpose to the inexorable influence of the Cosmic Habit Force, Hill’s principles offer a new way of thinking about intention, self-discipline, and the way we lead our lives.

Originally a series of radio talks delivered in Paris, Missouri, Success Habits is filled with personal anecdotes and stories and is written in an approachable, conversational style. Hill’s insights apply to every facet of life, inspiring readers to leverage his principles to achieve their own aspirations and create the successful lives they have always dreamed of.

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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.


“I am a graduate of my Grandfather’s philosophy. I studied Napoleon Hill for years, reading Think and Grow Rich now eight times. I even used his philosophy to change my life —twice! In spite of this, the course pulled the philosophy all together for me and gave me a deeper understanding!”

~ Dr. J.B. Hill
(Napoleon Hill’s Grandson)

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

Dear Readers,

In one successful Mastermind that I was involved with in changing our local college name from Clinch Valley College to the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, I saw how many of the principles of success interlocked with this principle. First, we who wanted a name change had a burning desire to achieve this goal. We all believed that changing the school’s name would be a monumental accomplishment in terms of marketing prestige and the ability to attract students. We believed that our trip to the Virginia State Capitol would not be in vain. We literally went the extra mile! Teamwork was demonstrated from the first and we were in constant communication with all our members.

Don Pippin, a good old country lawyer, made a speech to the senate committee, and the members were astounded by the energy that they had been confronted with. The name change passed the legislative committee—surprising a lot of people. The next move was approval by the legislature itself.

Of course, a great deal of work was done through individual meetings with the members of the Virginia Senate, such as Yvonne Miller from Norfolk. Being a member of a minority group, she sided with the “little people” in the cause, and her help was just outstanding. The final vote to approve the name change was 35 yeas and 5 nays. The college’s name became the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. The name generally used today is UVA-Wise.

Our group had a creative vision and we all knew what our tasks were in order to accomplish our goal. After much concentrated persistence and personal initiative, we were able to achieve our vision in 1999 despite our Goliath-like opposition.

Napoleon Hill reveals to us how the Mastermind principle interlocks with all the other principles of his world-famous philosophy of success. This concluding statement for the Mastermind, from the PMA: Science of Success, is a very powerful revelation of how all the principles work in tandem to achieve any goal.


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


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by Napoleon Hill


This is how the master mind principle interlocks with certain other principles of this philosophy:

First. Number one is definiteness of purpose, the starting point of all achievement. It is the first thing you must have in creating and maintaining a master mind.

Second. You must have personal initiative. In other words, you must take the lead. You can’t wait for somebody else to come along and help you out. For example, in developing this philosophy it was necessary to find out who had certain knowledge, and then go after him to get it. We had to take the initiative, which sometimes meant traveling a great deal in order to secure the collaboration of a successful man.

Third. Applied faith. There cannot be a master mind in the true meaning of the term without applied faith. Faith is a necessary foundation to harmony. And continuing applied faith in the possibility of achievement is essential to final success.

Fourth. The principle of going the extra mile. You will be surprised how easy it will be to obtain cooperation from others when you follow the habit of going the extra mile. The mental attitude you show when you go the extra mile will cause others to help you.

Fifth. Self-discipline. You cannot have a real master mind until you learn to discipline yourself. Learn to control yourself before you try to control others. One of the most difficult jobs you will encounter is to discipline yourself to concentrate on your definite major purpose, excluding all other ideas from your mind.

You cannot succeed in life by scattering your forces and trying to do a dozen things at the same time. You have to concentrate on one thing. Even then a lifetime may be too short to realize a major purpose completely.

In closing this discussion of the master mind, we want to stress the fact that in this principle there exists a fountain-head of inspiration and a formula for generating personal power which you can use to achieve success beyond your fondest dreams. If you accept it and do something about it, you can use it in the following ways:

Begin at once to establish a true master mind alliance. The most important one, you know, may be with the one you love – your sweetheart, your wife, or your husband as the case may be. In addition to this, select some person who can qualify as your ally. Do not select a person simply because you happen to like him. Consider how he can help bring success to your plans and how he can also benefit by what he does to help you. It should be someone who will accept you as you are, and with whom you can work harmoniously. The size of your group depends upon the size of your undertaking and its relative complexity.

When the members of your alliance have been selected, take them into your confidence regarding your purposes and plans. lf true harmony exists you can consider the mind of each member a literal extension of your own faculties. Tell your plans and get the ideas of your allies about them. Perhaps they can improve them. They should be able to, if they are the right members. This is not a mutual admiration society, but a practical working alliance with a definite objective, and each member must make a distinctive individual contribution, and share in the returns.

At the first sign of any lack of harmony among the members, find out immediately what is causing it and, if it is the negative attitude of any particular member, deal with the problem at once. Do not permit one negative member to influence the minds of the others, thus causing the disintegration of the whole group. Democracy, of course, is the prevailing philosophy in your meetings, but it is sometimes necessary for the leader of the group to exercise authority to keep the ship on an even keel and on course.

You, as the leader of the group, should keep your own mind positive and receptive at all times, especially when you appear before your associates. It is your job to maintain interest. If it should lag for any reason, you should give each of the other members a strong motive for lending their wholehearted support and cooperation in the venture.

So far as possible, convert the other members of the alliance to the principles of this philosophy. This can go a long way toward maintaining harmony in your group.

And remember: the first step to take toward a successful master mind alliance is to get on good terms with yourself. Do some master minding with your other self until you are thoroughly acquainted with each other. This is one alliance you cannot do without.

Source: PMA: The Science of Success by Napoleon Hill.

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Talking, Listening, and Communicating
by Jim Stovall


Recently, I have been devoting considerable time to studying the topic of communication and how we communicate. I became intrigued with the inner workings of communication when I heard Dr. Ray Hull, a noted expert on the topic, presenting at a U.S. Department of Education event in Washington, DC. The interest Ray created in me has grown and will culminate in a book I am co-authoring with Dr. Ray Hull entitled The Art of Communication.

In the course of my study, I ran across an account of a psychological experiment. In this experiment, a man was seated at a table by himself in a busy Starbucks coffee shop. On the man’s table, a sign was placed that read, “Free coffee if you’ll listen to my story.” The man sat there patiently for several hours, but no one accepted his offer of free coffee in exchange for listening to his story.

Then a second experiment was conducted using the same man at the same table at the same Starbucks. The only variation was the sign that was changed to read, “Free coffee if you will tell me your story.” A line formed at the man’s table and continued to grow until the experiment had to be called off because there were too many people waiting to tell their story.

My late, great friend and colleague, Dr. Stephen Covey, was fond of saying, “Seek first to understand and then to be understood.” I’ve long believed in the adage that people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

Listening to someone else is a supreme compliment and honor. We value others as we listen to their thoughts and ideas. This sets the stage for us to effectively share our own thoughts and ideas.

As a platform speaker, I regularly have the privilege of sharing the stage with many learned and luminary figures. I would like to think that success as a speaker comes from what we say or how well we say it; but in reality, the highest-paid speakers are compensated not for their message or their eloquence but for who they are.

When we meet someone we don’t know, our statements to them carry little weight or impact; but if we will just listen to them, we will create trust and the beginnings of friendship.

Then our words begin to matter—not as much for what we say or how we say it but for who we are.

As you go through your day today, remember to talk better as you begin by listening.

Today’s the day!

Source: Wisdom for Winners, Volume 2 by Jim Stovall

Jim Stovall is the president of Narrative Television Network as well as a published author of many books including The Ultimate Gift. He is also a columnist and motivational speaker. He may be reached at 5840 South Memorial Drive, Suite 312, Tulsa, OK 74145-9082; by email at Jim@JimStovall.com; on Twitter at www.twitter.com/stovallauthor; or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jimstovallauthor.

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Master-Key to Riches

Napoleon Hill’s Success Masters

by Napoleon Hill

Your possibilities for success are endless.

Success is a shapeshifter. Its form changes with the wind, and it cannot be caught or tamed. Often, it feels utterly unattainable. But rather than putting “success” in a box, claiming there’s only one path to achieve it, Napoleon Hill has proven in his work that the one thing you really need to succeed is simple: You.

Napoleon Hill’s Success Masters is your blueprint to discover the winner inside you and earn the success you desire―with essays from motivational powerhouses including Napoleon Hill alums like Paul Harvey, W. Clement Stone, Henry van Dyke, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, and Earl Nightingale. Dive in and learn how to:

· Master yourself with a positive mindset and a winner’s habits
· Create a problem-solving model that works for you in any situation
· Harness the sales pitch that will transform your business
· Turn your day-to-day obstacles into opportunities for growth
· Stay strong through every setback by focusing on moving forward
· Make stronger decisions with curiosity, creativity, and confidence
· Develop an action plan to improve your productivity
· Maximize every hour, even while waiting, driving, or sleeping

Plus, work between the lines, along the margins, and beyond the pages with personal development checklists, exclusive action items, and more from the experts at Entrepreneur.

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by Napoleon Hill


Why leave a legacy when you can live one right now?

When you realize that your success journey is really a journey of giving, you will unlock the potential for profound riches. The world’s top entrepreneurs and leaders derive their success and fulfillment from the alignment of their professional endeavors with their search for meaning and impact. Rather than waiting until they feel they have something to offer, they consistently share their resources to better the lives of others. Now is the time for you to discover your unique gifts and create a giving plan so that you can begin to live your legacy.

The Gift of Giving traces the ultimate giving journeys of Jim Stovall and Don Green, who have implemented Napoleon Hill’s timeless achievement principles to live a legacy of generosity. When Jim Stovall committed to finding a driving passion and giving away $1 million to it, he was a broke college student whose dreams of playing in the NFL had been sidelined by a rare condition causing progressive blindness. With the guidance of the successful businessman Lee Braxton and a worn copy of Think and Grow Rich, Jim brought himself from poverty to prosperity and became an award-winning entrepreneur and philanthropist. His journey connected him with Don Green, the executive director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, who lives out his calling and continues Hill’s work through the Foundation’s many philanthropic efforts. Together, their stories reveal that you can render service and charity at every stage of your giving journey; you simply have to identify opportunities for generosity and take action on them.

You have everything you need to create your legacy. The time has come to live it now, while you can enjoy the gift of giving.

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Truthful Living

by Napoleon Hill, annotated by
Jeffrey Gitomer

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