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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,

You look up the statistics: an average person watches six to eight hours of television a day. Napoleon Hill says “Tell me how you use your time and how you spend your money, and I will tell you where and what you will be ten years from now.” You can become a brain sur­geon if you put in enough years of studying and work.

We learn it a thousand times in our reading: simply keep your mind on the things you want and away from things that you do not want. We do have a choice. We can sit down and do some planning; we can work on goals for which we have a passion. We can’t be working on something with a passion and worrying at the same time. We get to choose. Do I spend my time concentrating on what I want to happen, or do I sit and think about something bad that I most likely can’t do anything about?

In this except from Keys to Success, Napoleon Hill reminds us to have a Definite Major Purpose and be very careful how we spend our Time and Money.


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

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Tell me how you use your time and how you spend your money, and I will tell you where and what you will be ten years from now.

Time and money are precious resources, and few people striving for success ever believe they possess either one in excess. Understanding how you use them is an important part of evaluating your progress toward success and analyzing what may be holding you back.

We’ll begin this chapter by taking an inventory of your progress toward success with a special emphasis on the role of time. Once you’ve seen how to improve your use of time, you’ll be able to devote more of it to managing your money. And any review of the overall path you are following is always valuable.

A Personal Inventory

Ask the following questions of yourself, and answer them honestly; you want to identify areas needing improvement, not win a prize for a high ranking. Feeding your ego by lying to yourself about the truth will only waste the time you spend on the inventory and undermine your self-confidence.

1. Do you have a major definite purpose? What plans do you have for attaining it? How much time are you devoting to those plans on a persistent, daily basis? How often do you work on your plans; only when the notion strikes you or when you can snatch a few minutes during commercials?

2. Is your definite major purpose a burning obsession? When and how often do you fan its flames?

3. What have you planned to give in return for realizing your definite major purpose? Are you doing it yet? When will you start?

4. What steps have you taken to build your mastermind alliance? How often are you in contact with the members? How many of them do you speak to monthly, weekly, and daily?

5. Have you made a habit of accepting temporary defeat as a challenge to greater. effort? (Let’s hope your temporary defeats are few, but they are inevitable.) How quickly do you seek out the seed of equivalent benefit when adversity strikes?

6. How do you spend more of your time: carrying out your plans or brooding over the obstacles you face?

7. How often do you forgo personal pleasure in order to have more time to work bn your plan? How often is it the other way around?

8. Do you seize every moment of time as if it were the only one you were sure you had?

9. Have you looked at your life as the result of the way you spent time in the past? Are you happy with your life to date? Do you wish you had spent it some other way? Do you regard each second that passes as the opportunity to change the course of your life for the better?

10. Is your mental attitude always positive? Is it positive most of the time? Some of the time? Is it positive now? Can you make it positive in the next second? How about the one after that?

11. How often do you display personal initiative by backing your positive thoughts with action?

12. Do you believe that you will succeed by luck or a windfall? When are these things going to happen? Do you believe that you will succeed as the result of your own efforts? When are you going to make those efforts?

13. Do you know anyone who inspires you with his or her personal initiative? How often do you seek that person out? How often do you actually model your behavior on him or her?

14. When do you go the extra mile? Does it happen every day or just when you think someone is paying attention? Is your attitude good when you do it, or do you begrudge the additional work?

15. How attractive is your personality? Do you look at yourself in the mirror every morning and work to improve your smile, your facial expressions? Or do you just brush up before an important meeting?

16. How are you applying your faith? When do you act on the inspiration from Infinite Intelligence? How often do you ignore it?

17. Are you building your self-discipline? How often do uncontrolled emotions cause you to do something you quickly regret?

18. Have you mastered your fears? How often do you display their symptoms? When do you replace them with your ambitions?

19. How often do you accept other people’s opinions as fact? Do you question those opinions every time you encounter them? How often do you call on accurate thinking as the solution to your problems?

20. How often do you inspire cooperation by giving it? Are you doing it at home? At the office? In your mastermind alliance?

21. What opportunities do you allow your imagination? When do you apply yourself to problems with creative vision? What dilemmas do you have that need to be solved this way?

22. Are you relaxing, exercising, and paying attention to your health? Were you planning to start at the new year? Why can’t you start right now?

This inventory is designed to get you thinking. Your use of your time reflects the degree to which you have made the principles of personal achievement a part of your life. Don’t be discouraged if your answers to these questions are not yet what you’d like them to be. I have sold books to millions of people and lectured to thousands more. Many of them gained great success afterward, but none of them did it overnight. Although the benefits from success can accrue very quickly, most truly successful people need much of a lifetime to get everything they want. Those are lifetimes well spent.

Source: Keys to Success by Napoleon Hill

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Budgeting Time and Money
by Johnnie Lloyd


Answering yes to 5 out of 6 questions could be good, however not that day. The day that my reality answered yes to being homeless, divorced, judged by others, and facing possibility of death due to illness. It was not a choice I volunteered for; however, it was reality until the book my parents gave me years ago, Think and Grow Rich (TAGR) resurfaced. I say resurfaced because it was a gift, I never read or put into practice, but now desperate, hurting, and hungry. My newborn baby; became my why. Knowing why intensified my intentions.

Yes, I had a degree, and a job but still homeless, me and my baby sleeping on orange shag carpet in this ladies home. Then one day I snapped and realized this was reality but was not our truth with tears flowing; I took responsibility not blame and harnessed my control. The next step was just start, every available moment reading and immediately applying the principles. It started with fighting for my life and stepping from fear into actionable faith. Persistent and bold actions presented opportunities to transform my mindset, grow, and heal. Faith in God and TAGR principles allowed us to travel the world, impact lives internationally – grow from homelessness to millionaire status. Not to impress anyone but encourage us to work the principles daily as we continue to be a guiding light in communities and globally. Anyone can and everyone should “Think and Grow Rich”.

“Tell me how you use your spare time and how you spend your money, and I will tell you where and what you will be 10 years from now.” -Napoleon Hill
Fear is a real emotion, however, the key is not to allow it to take control. We have the power through the activation and focus of our time and money to come against fear. Peace of mind against fear can start with control over our time and money. We all get 24 hours a day, regardless of our age, race, gender, education, or social-economic status. Time has no pre-judgment or qualifications as long there is breathe in our body; we exchange time for what we value. The question “Is what you exchange your time for today giving you value and does it align with your purpose.” Time is one and done, once it is used you do not get it back, now money is different.

Yes, money is different since you can get more of it. Remember money nor time is good or evil; it is not emotional, intellectual, or spiritual, it is factual. You have it or you don’t, each breath confirms we are alive at this moment. Money takes on the value we give it and magnifies who has possession of it. When we direct money and time toward our purpose it counteracts fear, releases power, faith, and self-control. Utilizing our time and money toward our purpose, casts our vote to live and leave a legacy.

Consider each moment and money as an opportunity to go towards your burning desire, hope, faith, purpose, passion, and dreams. Fight for it – go for the greatness that is within you with persistence, patience and yes perspiration. Fight to be all you can by establishing wealth consciousness through principles of Budgeting your Resources (Time and Money)

Utilizing these two tools to transform to your next level of success in any area of your life, profession, and or company starts within. Yes within, the focus for so many is the money and yes that is a measuring stick that is easy to see externally. The deeper truth, however, is that people are more important than money, without people what is the purpose of success, money, passion, purpose. We need never forget the power of people and start working from the inside out to be our best – the money will show up with the right people, in the right place doing the right things. Value your greatest asset – value yourself and value others as you continue to Think and Grow Rich.

Johnnie Lloyd, MOL

Johnnie can be reached at:
www.JohnnieLloyd.com (financial guru, speaker, author, consultant)
https://anchor.fm/mindyourlegacy (weekly podcast)
4RiversConsultants.com (financial services)

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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:

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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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Hill devoted his life to studying the question of what makes someone successful. After analyzing the success of more than 500 of the 20th century’s greatest achievers, his exhaustive research proved that the essence of success lies within 17 principles that when used together serve as an infallible formula for achievement.

In this book, you will read these never-before-published lectures delivered to individuals who were being trained in his organization to teach his philosophy.

Through this exclusive course authorized by the Napoleon Hill Foundation, you will learn how to acquire these 17 necessary skills:
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