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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

“Any business whose management has the foresight to adopt a policy which consolidates management, employees and the public it serves in a spirit of team work, provides itself with an insurance policy against failure.” ~Napoleon Hill

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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 qualities associated with a strong purpose are a well-disciplined intellect, character, influence, tranquility, and cheerfulness within—and those are what lead to success. Whatever a person’s talents and advantages may be, if he has no aim or a low one, he will be weak and despicable; if he has a high purpose, he cannot be other than respectable and influential. Without some definite object before us, some standard that we are earnestly striving to reach, we cannot expect to attain any great height, either mentally or morally. But setting high standards for ourselves and wishing to reach them without any further effort on our part is not enough to elevate us to any great degree.

It has been said, “Nature holds for each of us all that we need to make us useful and happy; but she requires us to labor and wait for all we get.” We are given nothing of value that does not include the need for labor; and we can expect to overcome difficulties only by strong and noble work. In our striving for “something better than we have known,” we should work for others’ good rather than for our own pleasure.

This month we are starting a new division of our Distance Learning by Napoleon Hill. It will begin on November 9, 2020. I hope that many of you will be able to sign up and take advantage of the rich knowledge Napoleon Hill has gifted us. When you sign up for this course you are committing yourself to a worthy and higher standard that does require self-discipline in order to complete the course. I challenge you to commit to learning and applying all the principles of success to your everyday workplace and living. I believe you will make a difference in the world!

As an added incentive I am offering to those who sign up this month a very special book offer. This book offering can be used as a special gift to a friend or colleague that has not yet heard of Napoleon Hill’s philosophy of success. The Christmas season is coming very soon and you can add this as a special stocking stuffer. I look forward to your participation!

You can choose to get five copies of four titles, or you can choose to get four copies of all five titles. Either way is fine.

These books are hardcover editions.

Think and Grow Rich, 1937 edition – This is an exact replica of Think and Grow Rich as it was printed in 1937
Napoleon Hill’s Positive Thinking
The Magic Ladder to Success
The Master Key to Riches
Success and Something Greater


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


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Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you do not control your thoughts, you cannot control your deeds. Therefore, in its simplest form, self-discipline causes you to think first and act afterward. Almost everyone automatically does exactly the reverse of this. People generally act first and think later—unless they take possession of their minds and control their thoughts and deeds through self-discipline.

Control of the Emotions

Self-discipline will give you complete control over fourteen major emotions listed below. Seven of these are positive, and seven negative:

Positive Emotions

Negative Emotions

All of these emotions are states of mind and are, therefore, subject to your control and direction. You can see instantly how dangerous the seven negative emotions can be if they are not mastered. The seven positive emotions can be destructive too if they are not organized and released under your complete, conscious control. Wrapped up in these fourteen emotions is power of a truly explosive nature. If you regulate it properly, it can lift you to heights of distinguished achievement. But if you permit it to run rampant, it can dash you to pieces on the rocks of failure. You should realize that your education, your experience, your native intelligence and your good intentions cannot alter or modify these possibilities.

Source: PMA Science of Success Course.

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Making All the Principles Work For You!
by Dr. Andreas Baumgartner

“Self-discipline” – a term considered a virtue in most cultures. Yet, also a term that, somehow, has a bit of a negative connotation. A term that is often perceived as the opposite of fun. The opposite of spontaneous. The opposite of “enjoying life”. The opposite of pleasing to be with, of creative, of colorful?

Wrong. If this is your perception, think again. Self-discipline is your friend, it is an enabler, a powerful ally for achieving your dreams, your purpose, in a sustainable way!

Let me share an impressive example from the world of sports. I am enthusiastic about alpine skiing. Marcel Hirscher, an Austrian racer, won the World Cup unimaginable eight times in a row, plus multiple World Championship and Olympic titles. He was certainly very talented, with a clear vision and a plan how to make it happen. Yet, his amazing victories didn’t just happen. To put it into the words of Napoleon Hill: “The other principles can’t really be put into action without self-discipline”. Indeed, all observers agreed that it was Marcel Hirscher’s incredible level of self-discipline that made the difference. He demonstrated the self-discipline of preparing properly during the summer months. He had the self-discipline of conducting outstanding material testing. Plus, there was also the self-discipline of actually not – yes: not – competing in all races but sticking to strategic choices. The self-discipline of putting his focus and physical strength where it mattered most made the difference. And: he had the self-discipline of moving on at the peak of his career, as a true and admired (as well as unbeaten) champion – rather than a few years further down the road, after losing his competitive edge. Think of it: How many of us, whether in sports, politics, or business, actually manage to move to the next step while still at the top, rather than on the decline? Choosing that point of time yourself and actually acting on it when it arrives is a strong expression of self-discipline.

Marcel Hirscher’s example of making strategic choices is also an excellent demonstration of another point to ponder: Often, it is considered an expression of outstanding self-discipline if someone “keeps working and working”, putting in long hours and night shifts until (s)he almost collapses. But is that really self-discipline? Let’s reflect for a moment and take a look at what Napoleon Hill has to say: Self-discipline means releasing power “in precise quantities and specific directions”. Being a workaholic is not an expression of self-discipline. It may indicate a lack of self-discipline to keep balance, and to maintain favorable mental and physical health. It may indicate that you lack the self-discipline of maintaining focused attention. It may indicate that you lack a clearly defined path to your ultimate purpose (or even that you may struggle with the self-discipline required for defining and internalizing your definite purpose). Self-discipline is not about putting on more and more burden (and thereby burning your power), it is – look above – about “releasing power in precise quantities and specific directions”. In precise quantities and specific directions, to serve your definite purpose!

Self-discipline enables you, it empowers you, it is your tool to use. If well applied, it is your best friend: “The power of a will trained by self-discipline is an irresistible force” (Napoleon Hill). Use that force!

Dr. Andreas Baumgartner
Certified Instructor

In addition to being a passionate trainer and coach as well as an Instructor certified by the Napoleon Hill Foundation, and a graduate of the PMA Distance Learning course, that has had a major influence on his thinking, Dr. Andreas Baumgartner is a globally recognized economic development and special economic zones expert, having worked for years at the overlap of business, law, and politics. He is passionate about creating opportunities for people, applying the principles of Napoleon Hill. You can reach Andreas at andreas@highup-partners.com or a.baumgartner@stir.global

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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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