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SUCCESS INFORMATION WITH A DEFINITE MAJOR AIM April 16, 2021 ISSUE 744

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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

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,

Cooperation is a two-way street. We meet people coming and going but what is necessary is friendly cooperation. What we leave behind will and does affect the next generation. TEAMWORK is a principle of success that we use now and the results of an unselfish team will affect generations to come. Friendly cooperation is necessary for personal and business endeavors. Even when a crisis arises such as the pandemic, we get better outcomes when we work in a spirit of harmony as a team. We gladly work together to achieve our goals in the true spirit of TEAMWORK. Napoleon Hill tells us that “Greed and selfishness have no part in this spirit.”

 

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

Source: Everything I Know About Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill by Don Green

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What Is Teamwork?

In your mastermind alliance you build a small group of individuals committed to the same definite purpose. You all share the same burning obsession, you each benefit from the increased enthusiasm, imagination, and knowledge, and you are in agreement on the division of the rewards of your labor. Teamwork establishes much the same relationship, but since it involves working with people who probably don’t have the same burning obsession you do, it requires more effort on your part to maintain a commitment to the work you seek from others and for them to discover their own desires.

Management guru Peter Drucker says that all employees “have to see themselves as executives,” so that they see the work they do in the context of an entire operation. Managers must learn to subordinate themselves to the work they are doing and not become concerned with promoting their own positions at the expense of their employees. Drucker recalls the example of General Douglas MacArthur, who started every staff meeting with a presentation from the most junior officer present. MacArthur allowed no one to interrupt because he knew it was important to build the confidence of his officers. He wanted and needed that confidence.

Your habit of going the extra mile must extend to your associates. Even if your benefits are generous and your salaries good, people can come to take these things for granted. You should anticipate your associates’ needs and act before they even recognize them.

Teamwork sometimes appears among people who are forced by necessity to work together, but it is undependable and never lasts. The United States and the Soviet Union were allies against Hitler, but the alliance evaporated as soon as he was vanquished.

True teamwork depends on relating yourself to others in such a way that they work with you willingly. It is up to you to supply the motives for that willingness and to be alert to any changes in it. Teamwork is a never-ending process, and even though it depends on everyone involved, the responsibility for it lies with you.

Teamwork as a Model for Business

Years ago an article by Robert Littell in Reader’s Digest described a management system in use by the McCormick spice company in Baltimore. This system was revolutionary in its time, though more and more companies have now adopted something similar. McCormick called it “the multiple management plan,” which is just another way of saying
“teamwork.”

When Charles P. McCormick succeeded his uncle as head of the company, he decided to share the responsibilities of running the show with those who could be taught to take it. He picked seventeen young people from the company’s front office and made them the Junior Board of Directors. They were charged with examining and discussing everything the company did, then presenting their findings to the regular board as long as they were unanimous in their decision.

As Littell wrote, “A flood of energy and new ideas was released. Men who had felt themselves to be merely glorified clerks tasted responsibility and clamored for more. Even in the first year and a half practically all of the Juniors’ recommendations were adopted.”

The same policy was applied to the assembly line, where a Factory Board was formed with the same charge. The three boards met together weekly in a spirit of harmony, everyone seeking ways to improve business and efficiency, to raise McCormick another notch higher.

McCormick’s personnel policy was truly forward-thinking. Dismissing a worker required the signatures of four superiors who thought the action was necessary, and anyone threatened with dismissal was allowed to plead his or her case. As Littell noted, “McCormick & Company charges itself with an error if it lets a man go until he has been helped to see that his going is just and necessary. . . .”

The multiple management plan worked for McCormick & Company because of the spirit of human understanding and teamwork the individual workers put into it a spirit which began with management and was readily embraced by the employees. And obviously this spirit of understanding and teamwork served to provide sound economies in the management of the company because it recognized and appropriately awarded merit, down to the humblest employee, and at the same time eliminated the unwilling and unfit from the organization.

People will work harder for personal recognition and a word of commendation where it is deserved than they will for money alone. No one wants to feel as if he or she is merely a cog in a wheel. Your job as a leader is to see that everyone has a role in your group or organization and that he or she recognizes the importance of that role.

Through the multiple management plan McCormick put the soul back into its firm and provided every worker with a very real desire and worthwhile motive to go the extra mile and to do it with a positive mental attitude. That is the essence of teamwork.

There is no record of anyone’s ever having made a great contribution to civilization without the cooperation of others. Even great artists like Michelangelo depended upon assistants, craftsmen, and patrons to make their work possible.

There is a state of mind that tends to make people akin, establishes rapport between minds, and provides the power of attraction that gains the friendly teamwork of others. This state of mind, like so many of the other priceless assets of life, is usually attained by the concentration of the mind on attaining a definite major purpose backed by an appropriate motive and self-discipline.

That state is enthusiasm. It is contagious. Infect others with your enthusiasm, and teamwork will be the inevitable result.

Source: Keys to Success by Napoleon Hill

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TEAMWORK
by Raphael Aguayo

 

According to Napoleon Hill, “Whenever the spirit of TEAMWORK is the dominating influence in business or industry, success is inevitable.”

This principle of success refers to the cooperation between people to achieve a common goal. It should NOT be confused with the “Mastermind,” because the difference is that the members of the work team do not necessarily have to have a defined common purpose and a burning obsession to achieve it. Their interests may be different among them, but if an organization is basic, that there is a reciprocal cooperation agreement, availability to meet the needs of the team and that each one commits to fulfilling the part that corresponds to him in the most efficient way; and will integrate as well as possible to the other parts, as if it were the assembly of a larger piece that is made up of smaller parts, each one working in perfect individually but at the same time as an integral part of the whole that makes up that part.

Human beings are designed to live in the company of others, to give and receive assistance from our fellow human beings. It is a vital need, fundamental for the development of species and civilizations. It is difficult for an individual to survive in isolation. We obey very basic principles that are shown in all aspects of nature. Most species are grouped together, not only for reproductive purposes, but for cooperation among themselves. In this group, although each individual possesses the same physical attributes as their peers, it is at the collective level that each of these individual attributes empowers the group and makes it strong to face adversities of the same nature. For example, a group of birds flying long distances. Each bird has its own wings and could reach the destination on its own, but by integrating its flight with a group, its load is lightened and facilitates the movement of its peers in the same way that everyone reaches the destination with less effort, faster, more efficiently and protected against predators on the way. There are other examples of TEAMWORK between animals, and it is not necessarily between individuals of the same species, it also works between completely different species, and this cooperation in terms of biology is known as “symbiosis,” and is when an individual or species mutually depends on another to survive, such as birds that perch on elephants and remove insects that are harmful to the elephant, but that is food for the bird.

At the civilization level, TEAMWORK is the most powerful engine of any organization. But these do not work by themselves, they require leaders to manage the strengths and weaknesses of each individual. This represents one of the greatest challenges in any work team, the leader must have certain qualities that allow him to identify the causes of team stagnation, especially when they are derived from the lack of motivation of its members. Human beings are highly reactive to emotions. An intelligent and talented but unmotivated individual is a temporarily useless part of the team. The demotivation of a member or of the entire team can arise from various sources that the leader must wisely identify in order to act precisely on the reason for the demotivation of it.

A good leader knows which buttons to push when difficulties arise. For example, he knows when a member needs recognition, job security, social integration, routine change, enthusiasm, but above all, expectations and goals to meet. Nothing is more satisfying than a goal accomplished and receiving recognition for that achievement.

The efficiency of a work team is not automatic, the human being is selfish by nature; He likes to receive, be it monetary compensation, words, help, recognition, etc. And because of this, neither the leader nor the workers get the best cooperation from others if they don’t start out by giving what they want to receive. Many times, although we are willing to do something, sometimes we do not do it our best because of the way in which we were asked. And this happens in all relationships, be they your partner, family, society or business associate. If you want cooperation, you should use good tact to request it, and make sure that each action by your collaborators is rewarded at least with a sincere appreciation. That is the key that you can use every day when it comes to TEAMWORK. Finally, Napoleon Hill said, “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest when you help others to succeed.”

Raphael Aguayo
Newly Certified Instructor

Rafael Aguayo is an entrepreneur that emigrated from Mexico in 1997. He resides in Las Vegas Nevada. He is the founder of an international publication in the industry of special events. He is also a graphic designer and a specialist in marketing.

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Master-Key to Riches

Self-Confidence Formula

by Napoleon Hill

Your formula to build a strong sense of self-worth so that you can better recognize opportunity, take action on your dreams, and enhance your resilience.

A lack of self-confidence is one of the greatest maladies of today’s world, one that is responsible for the rampant helplessness, lack of self-control, aimlessness, procrastination, and despair that characterize modern society. But as the venerable steel magnate Andrew Carnegie emphasized to Hill, “Confidence is a state of mind, necessary to succeed, and the starting point of developing self-confidence is definiteness of purpose.”

The time for self-doubt and self-criticism is over. Your faith in yourself and your abilities determines whether you fail or succeed. Napoleon Hill’s Self-Confidence Formula enables you to boost your self-confidence through the application of Hill’s strategies for controlling your thoughts. By implementing these principles, you will not only be able to operate at a higher plane of thought and action—attracting more opportunities, gaining influence, and strengthening relationships—but you will also be able to instill this critical quality in others.

Napoleon Hill’s Self-Confidence Formula gives you the keys to success and fulfillment by equipping you to:

• unlearn fears, insecurities, and limitations acquired in childhood and adolescence
• condition your mind to believe in the certainty of your success
• take bold, confident action on your definite chief aim
• conquer your inferiority complex through the mastermind principle
• build the self-reliance and self-esteem of today’s youth

You are now on the journey to confident, purposeful living. As you implement Hill’s principles, you will cultivate a state of mind primed to accept the abundance reserved for you.

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Napoleon Hill My Mentor

by Don Green

 

Napoleon Hill, born in the Appalachian town of Pound, Virginia, is best known for his world-renowned best seller, Think and Grow Rich. Among the ten top selling self-help books of all time, it contains many of the success secrets he learned as a result of a commission from Andrew Carnegie to write the world’s first philosophy of success.

Don Green, the son of a coal miner, was also born in Appalachia. Don always had an entrepreneurial streak and had many business successes. At forty-one he became the CEO of a bank on the verge of collapse. Running it at a profit for the next eighteen years, he was 60 when it was sold and Don was asked by the trustees of the Napoleon Hill Foundation to become their executive director. With his love for books and learning, particularly the works of Napoleon Hill, Don took the foundation’s work to a new level of success.

Don succeeded by applying the principles that his mentor Napoleon Hill taught. In this book, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of both of these outstanding individuals and learn:

The principles of success that made Hill famous
• Don’s personal knowledge of Hill, including stories and insights that haven’t been published before
• The principles behind Think and Grow Rich and why they’re relevant today
• How to put the power of Napoleon Hill to work for you
• Tools to uncover the secrets of growth, creativity, power and achievement inside you

Get ready to apply Hill’s time-tested tools for success and make your dreams a reality.

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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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Go Live!
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.
• How to promote and repurpose content to create as big an impact on your audience as possible.

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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