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Positive Mental Attitude:
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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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Unlocking Think and Grow Rich. Based on years of research into Napoleon Hill’s published and unpublished work, this program is unlike anything you’ve read or learned before.

Some of the ground-breaking concepts you will learn about include:
• The Mind Filter
• Positive Mental Attitude
• Physical & Social Heredity
• Man-made laws and Mind-Made laws
• Going the Extra Mile

“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,

People sometimes ask me if these principles still apply in the age of current technology. As I see it, certain principles never change. Think of gravity. Say you visit your grandpa on a week­end, and he’s got a barn that’s seventy-five feet high. You’re up in the loft, and you decide to jump off. Gravity is going to cause you to hit the ground. It doesn’t matter if you did this last summer or today or five years from now. It’s the same thing. You get the same results.

These universal principles have really been practiced from long ago. All Napoleon Hill did was put them together. For example, in Jesus’s time, the Jewish people were being made into beasts of burden for the Roman army. They complained, and Jesus said, when a man asks you to go a mile, go two: that means do more than is expected. It’s still true when we talk about success today. It’s following the principle of doing your job and then some; do what’s required and then some. If you have a friend, do more than normally is done, and then some. “And then some” pretty well explains it. It has never changed.

You can learn about Going the Extra Mile and all the essential principles of success when you enroll in Napoleon Hill’s Distance Learning Course. They have withstood the test of time. I hope you can join us as we journey to success with Napoleon Hill.


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

Source: Napoleon Hill My Mentor by Don Green

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Andrew Carnegie had a story about this principle of going the extra mile which he often liked to tell. “Several years ago,” he would say, “a policeman noticed a light burning at a late hour in a small machine shop on his beat in which he knew that no night work was being done. Becoming suspicious, he telephoned the owner of the shop who came down immediately, unlocked the door and cautiously crept inside with the policeman.

When they reached the small room where the light appeared, the owner of the shop looked in and, to his amazement, found one of his employees at work at a machine. The young man quickly explained that he had been in the habit of coming to the shop at night to learn how to operate the machine and thereby make himself more useful to the employer.

“The newspapers carried the story, and I happened to read it. The newspaper article made it appear that it was all a big joke on the employee. But it turned out to be a big joke on the employer. For I contacted this young man and employed him at double the wages he had been getting in this small machine shop. Today he is head of one of our most important plant operations at a salary four times what he was getting at the machine shop, and if he keeps on as he is going and continues to exhibit the same wonderful mental attitude, he will someday have our top plant job – provided he doesn’t first go into business for himself.

“There is no way to hold down people who spend their spare time preparing to render greater and better service for others. These persons go right to the top of their profession or calling as naturally as a cork rises to the top of water.”

There is little one can add to a story like that. It would be like trying to gild the lily. If you are ready to grasp the secret of real success, somewhere as you study the lessons in this course, you will find it. You will grasp the significance of each of these principles, and will be on the way to the achievement of your own definite major objective.

Benefits of Doing More Than You Are Paid For

First of all, going the extra mile calls the law of increasing returns into action. This means that the quality and quantity of the service you give will come back greatly multiplied. Recall the story of the farmer and the grain of wheat he plants. For every grain he plants, he receives a stalk of wheat containing many, many grains. Nature rewards him a hundredfold in return for his work and intelligence. And so it is with everything you do in the way of rendering service. If you render service which is worth one hundred dollars, the chances are that eventually, you will get back not only that one hundred dollars, but perhaps ten times that amount – if you have rendered this service with the right mental attitude.

Sometimes your increased return may not come back in dollars at all, but in increased opportunity for you to get ahead – promotion, or the making of a new friend or group of friends. It may come to you in a variety of forms, but always in an increased ratio.

There is another law which is the converse of the law of increasing returns. This is the law of diminishing returns. If you render service beyond that for which you are paid, or go the extra mile, unwillingly or with some other form of negative mental attitude, this law will come into play and you will get back very much less than your effort was worth, and possibly nothing at all!

An example of how the law of increasing returns multiplies the reward for abundant, cheerful service can be found in the life of Charles Schwab. He began his career as a day laborer in a steel mill owned by Andrew Carnegie. When he first went to work, he displayed no special ability – except that he had a positive mental attitude and a pleasing personality which won him friends among all classes of people. He also had the willingness to do more than he was paid for. He actually went out of his way to find extra work to do. He did not stop at one extra mile, but added two or three extra miles, and each one of them with a smile and a wholesome attitude.

Charles Schwab moved up and up in the Carnegie empire until he was next in line after Carnegie himself and was being paid a very handsome salary indeed for the work which he was required to do. And for the extra service he rendered over and above the call of duty, as it were, Mr. Carnegie often presented him with a very handsome bonus which on occasion amounted to as much as a million dollars. Talk about the law of increasing returns! He was actually paid over ten times as much for this extra mile service as he was for doing his regular job. You can take a valuable hint from this story. The service you render without pay, and without expectation of direct compensation in money, often proves to be the most profitable service you can render.

Source: PMA: Science of Success by Napoleon Hill

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Going the Extra Mile
by Ken Flowers

Going the extra mile is not for the weak or uncommitted. It takes risk and it takes courage. It takes strength to work and believe with faith that you will be compensated beyond your efforts at some point in the future. It takes faith to do the same thing over and over again and expect different or better results—even after past disappointments. And it takes wisdom to determine when you have invested enough, and you need to direct your efforts elsewhere.

Going the extra mile is not an excuse for passivity or allowing oneself to continually be exploited. You must possess a giving spirit to invest in the well-being of others while at the same time having the courage to care about your own well-being.

It is an investment in your integrity, self-discipline, faith, and goals. The biggest fear I always hear about going the extra mile is, “What if people take advantage of me?”

Most people think of Going the Extra Mile as merely doing more than what is expected of them. They frequently cite the Golden Rule, “Treat others the way you wanted to be treated.”

I tell them, “Remember you must diligently examine each matter and situation. Let go of the negative and hold onto those ideas, principles, and values that are good. When you go beyond what is expected on a consistent basis, eventually it becomes visible in life in favorable performance evaluations, good grades, fitness feats, sales, and positive client feedback. All speak well to your effectiveness.”

Yet, if you are overlooked in commendation or promotion, and have demonstrated excellence in the face of adversity, then it may be time to transition into a new situation more palatable for you and your work ethic. Perhaps another job, opportunity, community, relationship, or sphere of influence that suits your needs and matches your drive.

Why? You and you alone have the choice to allocate your time, talents, and resources into areas that are most productive. Find those who appreciate your generous gifts and offerings here on earth.

In short, set clear expectations and time frames around the service you give. Aim at nothing, achieve nothing.

Ignore the naysayers—and shun the procrastinators. Neither possess the stamina nor the commitment to scale the mountain of success. Such people rarely number among the winners in life.

Become a master of your craft and a student of reading people. Give people what they need and not merely what you think they deserve. This ensures that while you go the extra mile, you build a firm work ethic and develop a keen insight into the needs of others.

Put others first and continually expand upon your best efforts, for going the extra mile illustrates your patience, humility, and persistence. Display these qualities even in the face of adversity.

Going the extra mile also tests your commitment and motives like nothing else, because it is at the core of excellence and high achievement in every endeavor.

When you do good for others with the right mental attitude, it is certain that every seed of useful service multiplies itself and returns to you in an overwhelming way.

Ken Flowers
Newly Certified Instructor
with the Napoleon Hill Foundation

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Think & Grow Rich in Ten Minutes a Day

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Now you can quickly and effectively study and put into practice the greatest personal development program of all time. In only ten minutes a day, you can begin to implement the success principles that have made more millionaires and top influencers than any other achievement philosophy.

As Hill said, “There is no point in having such a great potential for achievement unless you do something to convert it into an actuality.” Think and Grow Rich in Ten Minutes a Day extracts the key principles, instructions, and stories from Hill’s original, unedited masterpiece and provides updated, relevant examples – in modernized, easily accessible language – so that all readers, regardless of how busy they are, can benefit from the timeless wisdom found in Hill’s book. Action items added to the original text will help readers expertly apply each chapter’s lessons.

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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.

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Truthful Living

by Napoleon Hill, annotated by
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Turn Virtual Connections into Paying Customers

By: Jeffrey Gitomer


Go Live! Turn Virtual Connections into Paying Customers helps readers understand and take advantage of several online tools to boost their sales and increase their revenue. Accomplished salesperson, consultant, and online personality, Jeffrey Gitomer, describes how tools like Facebook Live and podcasting can drive sales and help you connect with your customers.

You’ll discover:

• How to use tools like YouTube, LinkedIn Live, podcasting, and Facebook Live to connect with and develop your leads.
• How to properly utilize social media like Instagram and Twitter to spread your message and sell to clients.
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Written specifically for a post-pandemic sales audience, Go Live! Turn Virtual Connections into Paying Customers delivers results for anyone expected to deliver sales results in a virtual environment. It also belongs on the bookshelves of those who hope to take their successful offline sales strategies to the online world.

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