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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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“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,

The following well-known person with a pleasing personality is creating a legacy that is having positive effects on our most prized possessions—our youth. This is a person of whom I have firsthand knowledge.

Dolly Parton, born in the small town of Sevierville, Tennessee, at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, has accomplished remarkable things and influenced the lives of thousands, if not millions, of people around the world with her talent and her philanthropy.

She has a remarkable Pleasing Personality and she always carries a smile on her face. Many have musical talent but not all talented artists have a pleasing personality like she does.

In 1995, singer-songwriter and actress Dolly Parton was looking for a way to help the children of her native Sevier County, Tennessee, become better readers, learn to love books, and bring books to their homes. (Sevier is in eastern Tennessee, mountain country, just over the state line from where I am writing this.) Then, in 1996, Dolly Parton and her Dollywood Foundation launched the children’s book program called Imagination Library.

Within only a few years, the program grew to the point where it is mailing millions of books to more than 40 U.S. states, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Never underestimate the power of your talent and a Pleasing Personality and use it for the higher good!


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


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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


“Your personality is the sample case in which you display what you have to offer.”

The thing which heads the entire list of causes of failure’s inability to get along pleasantly with people. It has been said that the late Franklin D. Roosevelt’s pleasing personality made him the most successful politician we have ever known.

Charles M. Schwab’s pleasing personality lifted him from manual labor to a $75,000.00 per year position, and in addition to this he often received a bonus of ten times that amount. You can have a “million-dollar personality” if you will follow these instructions:

  • Develop a positive mental attitude and express it in all of your relations with others.
  • Train your voice by always speaking in a pleasing tone that will denote friendliness.
  • Follow the habit of alertness of mind and a willingness to listen with interest when others are conversing with you. “Getting someone else told” may feed the ego but it never attracts friends.
  • Make yourself flexible in all your relations with others by adjusting yourself to all circumstances without losing your composure, and remember that the “other fellow’s” silence may be greater than your words when you are angry.
  • Develop the habit of patience and remember that proper timing in all of your words and deeds may give you a big advantage over the impatient person’s.
  • Keep an open mind on all subjects, toward all people, for it is an established fact that favorable opportunities never break down the doors to closed minds, and intolerance does not lead to wisdom.
  • Learn to smile when you are speaking to others and thereby disarm them of any feeling that you are not a friendly person.
  • Be tactful in your speech and manner, keeping in mind that not all thoughts should be expressed even if they are accurate.
  • Follow the habit of promptness in decisions and remember that procrastination reveals to others a negative trait of personality.
  • Engage in at least one good deed each day in which you will praise or serve one or more people without expectation of reward, and observe how rapidly your list of friends will grow.

These ten steps to a pleasing personality are yours for the taking.

Source: Success Unlimited.


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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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Pleasing Personality
by Raul Linares

Mr. Napoleon Hill invites us to have a “million-dollar personality.” It was what I had to cultivate and use in the year 2000 when I started working for a new company in my country of Bolivia. The people who were hired had never met each other before and we had to form a working relationship from scratch.

During the next two years, the company grew to over five hundred employees and I held a position as the IT Manager who was responsible for maintaining and attending to employees as internal customers in the problems that could arise in their work with the computers they handled. As you can imagine they only called me when they had problems and usually, they had to solve them immediately so they could do their jobs.

First of all, I had to develop a Positive Mental Attitude because I was already facing a person who did not have the patience and the humor to wait for a solution. I had to develop the ability to make him feel that at that moment he was the most important person to me and that his problem would be solved. I listened carefully to what his problems were even though I had other duties to attend to. I had to listen to their expressions of anger and impatience and in some cases endure intolerance.

I remember that I always kept a smile on my face because I knew that the problem would be solved. Sometimes the problem was caused by them, but I kept quiet with respect, discretion and manners in order not to make them feel bad.

He had to make immediate decisions and execute solutions, he didn’t have to show any doubt that he could return to work almost immediately, otherwise, that would cause him stress and his job would not be fulfilled.

Many times I had to Go The Extra Mile and collaborate with them in their work so that they could present it on time or be able to give better customer service. This led me to do work that did not correspond to me, but I did it with great desire and a Pleasing Personality collaborating and giving better service to my co-worker without expecting anything in return.

At the same time I continued to encourage them, I did not stop praising their work which was really difficult and sometimes complicated, I reminded them how important it was for the company.

All of these actions led to the forging of great friendships and a great trust which allowed them to be honest in giving me any criticism, observation, and advice that could improve my work.

During the next two years we worked very hard to move the company forward and on the second anniversary at the company’s party they gave several awards and one of them was titled “TO THE BEST COMPANION, FRIEND AND MOST PLEASANT PERSON IN THE COMPANY.” This award was given to me in a vote in which many people from the company participated.

After two months the company made administrative changes in which they introduced new executives and changed most of the department managers, among them was me. When they gave me my letter of dismissal, I really felt great satisfaction because I had fulfilled my job and had gone The Extra Mile and this allowed me, in an unconscious way, to develop A PLEASING PERSONALITY that helped create many lasting friendships.

After many years, I returned to the company to visit some friends that were left, most of them stopped to greet me and walked towards me to shake my hand as if I were someone famous. I even heard someone comment “Who is this? Is he one of the owners of the company?” that pleased me a lot, since I recognize now that what I had sown was the “seed of an equivalent benefit.” The friendships created there have lasted after all these years and I still have contact with many of them.

I have studied the philosophy of success by Napoleon Hill for the last seven years and this last year I was determined to become certified as an instructor from the Napoleon Hill Foundation. I am very proud to have received my certification in September of 2020.

Raul Linares
Newly Certified Instructor

My name is Raul Linares Mesa, I am from Bolivia and I was born in the very small town of Sanandita that has no more than 500 inhabitants, but the characteristic of this region is that we are the happiest, gentlest, and most hospitable people in the region. I had to leave my birthplace at the age of four and move to a city of more than two million inhabitants. I and my whole family had to adapt to this great change. I believe that we would not have been able to achieve this if we did not have the gift of Pleasing Personality in our lives which is one of the most important principles to acquire to live well in these trying times.

On a culinary note, our country is known for its “parilladas” or “asado” which is basically an abundant smorgasbord of grilled meats and vegetables enough for a big gathering of friends and family. It is a time for good wine, good friends, and good conversation that definitely inspires a Pleasing Personality.

Raul Linares heads a consulting company on the Internet from Cochabamba, Bolivia. We have been conducting courses in Spanish of High Performance and Personal Improvement, teaching of soft skills and support for more than 20 years. We are helping people to discover and take the QUANTUM LEAP that must be given to live, be, and to be in “The COMPLETE AND PERMANENT state of HEALTH, SECURITY, TRANQUILLITY and JOY”.

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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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