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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.

For more information please go to https://www.naphill.org/shop/education/online-distance-learning-class/ or contact Uriel Martinez at um17pma@gmail.com

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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,

Most successful people have an overwhelming desire to give back to help others. Don’t be afraid to seek help from others, especially in areas where you lack expertise and you know others who have the particular knowledge that you lack. We cannot compel others to always go the extra mile, but there is no reason that each of us cannot apply the going the extra mile principle in our daily life, both in our business and in our personal life. The rewards may not be immediate, but the principle works every time. You simply cannot reap what you have not sown. Going the extra mile entitles you to an increasing return. Try it; you will never regret your action.


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


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Going The Extra Mile
by Napoleon Hill


Render more and better service than that for which you are paid, and sooner or later you will receive compound interest on compound interest from your investment. For it is inevitable that every seed of useful service you sow will multiply itself and come back to you in overwhelming abundance.

If you will do this, you will be rewarded in several definite ways. You will sooner or later receive compensation far exceeding the actual value of the service you render. You will exhibit greater strength of character. You will find it easier to maintain a positive mental attitude at all times. You will find that there is a permanent market for your services. And you will experience the thrill of new and stronger convictions of courage and self-reliance, new surges of the self-starting power of personal initiative and an energizing influx of vital enthusiasm.

Does this sound like a big order for one lesson to deliver? It is. But the power to be gained from the practice of going the extra mile can fill this order and give you extra measure as well.

The law of reaping increased returns by rendering more and better service than that for which you are paid is one of the basic laws of nature and has been recognized by scientists and philosophers for centuries. Its operation was observed and commented upon hundreds of years before the dawn of the Christian era. Perhaps the most classic, modem expression of it appears in Emerson’s essay entitled Compensation. Emerson, however, dealt primarily with the abstract essence of this principle. This presentation is designed to enable you to understand the principle of going the extra mile, to know how it works, and to practice it in your daily life.

Here are a few stories concerning men who have achieved their specific goals by applying the principle of going the extra mile. It is important that you catch the spirit of the idea. You will find there is a subtle, but powerful, mental attitude connected with the successful observance of this principle which must be sensed intuitively. Try to sense this attitude in each of the men discussed in the following stories, and to determine just how their attitudes could apply to your own specific situation in life.

This story is about an insurance man from Los Angeles, California. For years he was just a little better than an average salesman. He made a modest living and managed to save a little money, but he didn’t break any records in his field. Then, through an unfortunate investment, he lost all of his money and found himself once more at the bottom of the ladder.

We said unfortunate investment, but perhaps it should be called a fortunate investment, for this tremendous loss forced him to think things through and ponder on the fates which appear to lift some men to great heights of achievement while condemning others to lives of mediocrity, defeat and failure.

In his efforts to find himself he came across the book Think and Grow Rich. When he read the chapter dealing with the principle of rendering more and better service than that for which you are presently paid, titled Going the Extra Mile, he experienced an inspired awakening. Suddenly there came to him the realization that the loss of his material riches could be turned into a source of far greater riches.

At once he began to look around for opportunities to be of service to others who were faced with problems they were unable to solve. He found his first opportunity in the person of a young man working a supposed gold mine in the desert. This lad had spent his time and money and worked his heart out, but he had not found the gold which he had been promised would be there. Now he faced starvation in the barren wastes of California.

Immediately the insurance man cast himself in the role of Good Samaritan and befriended the poverty-stricken miner. He fed the young man, encouraged him, buoyed up his spirits and entertained him as a house guest .until the man was able to find a job in a local aircraft factory.

Other opportunities to help those less fortunate than he turned up so fast that it seemed to the insurance man that he was a magnet, attracting problems and difficulties. This was part of his testing period and enabled him to demonstrate the sincerity of his purpose. Before you get to the place where the application of this philosophy will pay off in terms of what you want in life, you will be tested many times. Sometimes you may undergo very severe testing. Remember, when these testing periods come, that they are a great privilege, for they give you an opportunity to take inventory of your inner self to see whether you have what it takes. You will find that every adversity carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit . . . if you approach its solution with a positive mental attitude.

As for this insurance man, he passed his tests and made the grade. Then one day the tide of affairs in his own life changed. As if by magic, his life insurance sales began to climb higher and higher, and leveled off at an all-time high. He wrote one of the largest policies he had ever written in his entire career. Here is how it happened:

The miner who had secured employment in the aircraft plant applied himself to his work, and he hit upon a shortcut in a fabricating process which saved his company many man-hours and increased its production. His company was able to patent this process and obtain exclusive control over it. Thus this young fellow came to the favorable attention of his management. He had never forgotten the kindness of the insurance man, so as soon as the time was ripe, he invited the president of his company to accompany him to the Los Angeles office of the insurance man, and a fifty-thousand dollar policy was sold to the aircraft executive without any solicitation on the part of the insurance salesman.

Soon other men of means and responsibility heard about this insurance underwriter who was a friend of men, and they came to seek his counsel. His business grew until he earned the much-coveted goal of all insurance men: a life membership in the Million Dollar Round Table. This distinction is attained by those who sell a million dollars worth of life insurance each year for three consecutive years.

Six years after he began actively to practice the principle of going the extra mile, he wrote over two million dollars worth of life insurance in the first four months of the year. The story of his achievements spread from coast to coast. He was elected president of the Life Underwriters Association. In fact, he was the only man ever re-elected to this office by popular demand of the membership. It was said of him that he spent more time teaching his competitors how to sell insurance than most men devote to their own business.

When this man achieved success, he made no secret of the humility of heart which lay behind it and the simple, effective philosophy which was responsible for his success. In his speeches he always gave full credit to the principle of going the extra mile which had played so prominent a part in his rise. He possessed the qualities of true greatness and well knew the truth of the statement: Help thy brothers boat across, and lo! thine own hath reached the shore.

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

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The Little Things
by Jim Stovall


We are all rushed and crunched for time in our world today; therefore, anything you choose to do should be done with your best effort or not at all. With so many responsibilities and opportunities before each of us daily, there is no time nor reason to be mediocre at anything.

Everyone understands the urgency of performing well in the tasks they consider to be “big things,” but they too often overlook matters they consider to be “little things.” If you really analyze the areas of your life, either personally or professionally, that you consider to be “big things,” you will find, if you look closely enough, that they are nothing more than a series or group of “little things.”

You may run the best, most efficient business operation ever known to humankind, but if your people don’t answer the phone politely and professionally, or if they don’t invest the time and energy to simply get people’s names right, you are wasting your time.

Our most precious possession is our name. One of the elements that distinguishes world-class service from standard service—whether it be business, dining, hotel, transportation, etc.—is that the world-class professionals greet you politely, energetically, and use your name correctly.

There is a certain group of business “experts” who believe that in order to be successful we must practice intimidation. While I disagree with this philosophy, there is an amazing learning opportunity for us all within these intimidation theories. These adversarial intimidators would tell you that the best way to “put someone down” or try to establish your own superiority is simply to mispronounce or misuse their name.

The most amazing, thoughtful, meaningful, and significant message can be diminished by a simple typographical error. No matter how profound the words on the page may be, if they contain sloppy errors, you may as well stamp the words in bright red across the top of the page: “I really don’t care very much about this.”

You’ve heard it said countless times, but it is as true today as the first time you heard it. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. If you want to show people how much you care, pay attention to the little things, and you will find the big things take care of themselves.

As you go through your day today, do everything as if it alone will make the difference between success and failure. You will find that it does.

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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“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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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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