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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.

Now available on Amazon.com



“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,

Belief is a state of mind that is essential for maximum results. You may say that belief is faith that you will reach a positive outcome that can be used to achieve success. Belief is faith that should be active or applied in your everyday plans.

You should relate to your belief system or faith as a source of energy, but if there is a secret, it is this: action is a key component. Having your mind under your complete control will allow you to remove limitations that you have previously applied to yourself or allowed others to apply to you.

Belief in yourself is a quality that you can develop. It does not mean having an ego that tells you that anything is possible with little or no effort.

Belief must be developed by removing all negative thoughts of poverty, illness, and lack, and selecting a goal that you are passionate about. Having a definite goal or purpose is where all of your future successes will start.

Making your working plans, altering them when necessary, getting the cooperation of others when needed, and persisting without quitting will help to give you a belief system that will reward you throughout your life. Remember that with desire, plans, and the assistance of others, action is the key. Remember the little quote, “Faith without action is dead.”


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


New book release:

Napoleon Hill’s Master Course is his ultimate gift to mankind. It is the easiest, most direct path to fulfilling your greatest potential, and one of the most complete self-improvement books available today. These never before published, original copyrighted lectures given by Napoleon Hill himself for the Master Course were delivered in Chicago in the mid-1950s to individuals who were being trained to teach his philosophy to help others achieve their goals. Through this exclusive course designed to improve every facet of your lives and authorized by the Napoleon Hill Foundation, you will discover how to uncover your true purpose in life, achieve any goal you set, develop a pleasing a personality, step up to leadership, acquire a positive mental attitude, attract opportunities, and develop enthusiasm.

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by Napoleon Hill


“Faith is the gateway through which one may draw upon Infinite Intelligence.”

Faith is a state of mind which has been called “the mainspring of the soul” through which one’s aims, desires, and plans may be translated into their physical or financial equivalents.

The fundamentals of APPLIED FAITH are these:

  • Definiteness of purpose, supported by personal initiative or action.
  • A positive mental attitude, free from negatives such as envy, hatred, jealousy , and fear.
  • A “Master Mind” alliance with one or more people who radiate courage based on faith, and who are suited mentally and spiritually to one’s needs in carrying out a given purpose.
  • Recognition of the fact that every adversity carries with it the seed of an equivalent benefit, that temporary defeat is not failure until it has been accepted as such.
  • The habit of expressing gratitude for one’s blessings daily, in the form of a prayer.

To create a mental attitude favorable for the expression of Applied Faith follow these instructions:

  1. Know what you want and determine what you will give in return for it.
  2. When you affirm the object of your prayers let your imagination see yourself already in possession of it.
  3. Keep your mind open for guidance from within, and when you are inspired by hunches, take heed of them immediately for they may bring the answer you seek.
  4. When you are overtaken by defeat, as you may be many times, remember that man’s faith is often tested in many ways, and defeat may be only your testing time; therefore accept it only as an inspiration for greater effort.

There is no such reality as a “blanket” faith. You must have a definite objective, purpose, or desire before you can enjoy the benefits of Applied Faith.

Faith is guidance from within which will not bring you that which you seek, but it will show you the path by which you may go after that which you desire.

Faith is the gateway through which you must pass in order to communicate with Infinite Intelligence and draw upon it for help. And it is the only thing that will make your prayers effective.

Source: Success Unlimited


What students are saying about the Distance Learning Course

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“Words cannot express the profound insight into the science of success this course has brought me. This course is a solid vein of gold that a person could mine for the rest of their lives if they are ready to receive it. I was ready.”
– David Conway

“I feel I have developed new desirable habits over the last few months, by becoming conscious of better alternatives. I have a new direction. I have become more educated and informed. I feel like there is something guiding my pathway and opening me up spiritually in a different way than ever before. By continuing on this path, I feel a definite connection to my cosmic habitforce, and am feeling the guidance, so I am going with the flow.
– Lana Spitz

Now is your time to Up your Wow Factor, and get ready to transform every area of your life. If someone had said that was what was going to happen to me I would not have believed them. The reality of it is the training and the global relationships have not just supported the transformation of my mind, resources, and life, but supporting me to live legacy. Do not put off your next steps to invest in your pathway to success, do like I did step into this limitless opportunity. It just works, and now is your time.
– Johnie Lloyd, Napoleon Hill Certified Instructor

“If you are looking to connect to like-minded individuals from all over the world, step up in your personal development, and teach Napoleon Hill Philosophy worldwide, the distance learning and leader certification program is for you. Napoleon Hill Philosophy is the cornerstone of modern motivation and there is no other program that can compare like learning from the Napoleon Hill Foundation itself. The first time I visited the foundation in Wise, Virginia my heart was pounding knowing that Napoleon Hill grew up there. I was exposed to see all the original books that could not be found in any other place in the world. I feel so blessed to be a Certified Instructor from the foundation and I would love to see many of you receiving the most prestigious Leadership Certification Program.
– Sandra Valencia, Napoleon Hill Certified Instructor

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Making Choices and Decisions
by Jim Stovall

When speaking at an arena event, business convention, or corporate meeting, I can count on the audience being completely silent when I tell them, “You are where you are in every area of your personal and professional life because of the choices you’ve made in the past. Or if I were to put that another way, all of the decisions you have made in your entire life have brought you to this place, at this time, sitting in that chair right now.”

I want all of my audiences and you, my reader, to understand that only when we accept the responsibility for the choices we have made that have brought us to this point can we then accept the potential surrounding the fact that tomorrow will be anything we want it to be based upon the decisions we make today.

I cannot tell you what constitutes the right choices or decisions in your life, but I can give you three tips that can help you through the process.

1. Choose what will make you happy tomorrow. Almost all decisions come with an option that will make you feel good now as well as a choice that will make you feel good later. As in most situations in life, delayed gratification will always lead to the destiny you seek.

2. Don’t make any decisions until you have to. Good decisions come from evaluating all the facts objectively. Making a decision before you have all the facts is a sure road to failure. While you don’t want to make decisions too late after some of the doors of opportunity have closed, you never want to make a decision before you have to.

3. Choose the option that will leave you more choices. When in doubt about the course of action to pursue, lean toward the one that gives you more choices and options for the future. Choices and options are a valuable commodity. If deciding on one course versus the other will keep your options open, this is always a benefit.

Seeking advice from experienced people is always a wise course of action, but never take advice from anyone who doesn’t have what you want. Fat diet doctors, broke investment counselors, and incarcerated defense lawyers should be avoided. Once you have identified all your options, weighed all the information, and made the best decision you can, don’t look back, and never second guess. When it comes to making good choices and proper decisions, all you can do is all you can do.

As you go through your day today, build the tomorrow you want by making good choices and right decisions now.

Today’s the day!

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

The Master-Key to Riches

by Napoleon Hill

The Master-Key to Riches, a powerful formula for self-improvement, shows you how to harness the powers of your will and mind so that you can achieve mental happiness, business success, spiritual vitality and financial superiority.

Millions of readers all over the world are grateful to Dr. Napoleon hill for his now classic Think and Grow Rich. The Master-Key to Riches provides the key to why some people become successful and how you can become one of them. The Master Key is a marvelous device which, once discovered, may be used to:

• Open the door to sound health
• Reveal the method by which every disadvantage and disappointment can be turned into advantages of priceless value
• Open the door to love and romance
• Renew the spirit of youth
• Lift humble men to positions of power, fame and fortune

Based on the Andrew Carnegie formula for money making, The Master-Key to Riches describes in step-by-step detail the greatest practical philosophy of success. ”Riches means all riches not merely those represented by bank balances and material things,” says Napoleon Hill in the introduction to this master-manual for personal achievement.

This amazing philosophy, culled from the success experiences of many of the world s most powerful and wealthy men, will show you how to succeed in any path of life, whether it be love, wealth, personal satisfaction, faith, or any number of other goals.

The material woven by Napoleon Hill into The Master-Key to Riches has the endorsement of many men whose names have become synonymous with great achievement in the fields of industry, finance and statesmanship.

Available on Amazon!

Andrew Carnegie’s Mental Dynamite

by Napoleon Hill


Based on a series of booklets written by bestselling motivational writer Napoleon Hill, Andrew Carnegie’s Mental Dynamite outlines the importance of three essential principles of success: self-discipline, learning from defeat, and the Golden Rule applied.

In 1908, Napoleon Hill met industrialist Andrew Carnegie for what he believed would be a short interview for an article. Instead, Carnegie spent hours detailing his principles of success to the young magazine reporter. He then challenged Hill to devote 20 years to collating a proven formula that would propel people of all backgrounds to happiness, harmony, and prosperity. Hill accepted the challenge, which he distilled in the perennial bestseller Think and Grow Rich.

Now, more than a century later, the Napoleon Hill Foundation is releasing this epic conversation to remind people that there are simple solutions to the problems troubling us most, everything from relationships and education to homelessness and even democracy. This is revealed in three major principles: self-discipline, which shows how the six departments of the mind may be organized and directed to any end; learning from defeat, which describes how defeat can be made to yield “the seed of an equivalent benefit” and how to turn it into a stepping-stone to greater achievement; and the Golden Rule applied for developing rewarding relationships, peace of mind, and a strengthened consciousness.

Each chapter draws on Carnegie’s words and advice as inspiration, with annotations by Napoleon Hill scholar James Whittaker explaining why they are essential for reaching your goals and prospering—for you, your family, and your community.

Available on Amazon.com Sept 8

Truthful Living

by Napoleon Hill, annotated by
Jeffrey Gitomer

What readers are saying:

“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

“A Masterclass in Napoleon Hill’s Foundational Wisdom and Real-World Application – There is a reason why I ordered copies for my entire team and all of my mastermind students. Don’t just buy the book, buy additional copies for those you care most about. They’ll thank you and you will have given them a gift that could change their life.” ~ Joe Soto

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.

Thank you to everyone who has bought this book. Please leave a review here.

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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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