Napoleon Hill, the author of Think and Grow Rich, may be one of the greatest inspirational speakers of all-time (which is still in print in several versions, and has sold more than thirty million copies). Reading the book is one thing but listening to the man on audio CD is amazing. The enthusiasm, the passion and authority he commands can make any long trip skip by in a flash. I always leave the car energized and pumped-up to accomplish amazing things after listening to his tapes.
Many of these tapes I am referring to were recorded more than 50 years ago but they are as relevant as anything today and certainly more genuine than the so-called guru’s of modern personal-success literature.
I am not speaking about the audio CD of the book Think and Grow Rich but rather the actual recording of the lectures that Hill held around the country while rising to and after achieving prominence.
If I had to recommend one set of tapes, it would have to be Your Right to be Rich which includes inspiring lectures by Hill himself.
In these rare recordings on CD you will hear a complete and thorough exposition of Napoleon Hill’s philosophy as you listen to him interpret and amplify the 17 universal principles of success. These lectures are designed to motivate you and teach you the goals and strategies that will carry you to new heights of personal success. Before there was The Secret, Napoleon Hill was the father of success around the world.
The lectures in this audio, recorded in the 1950s, are fascinating glimpses into his steadfast, somewhat authoritarian, and eminently relevant teachings. Though his speaking style often has an overly aggressive quality, there’s something magical about hearing it. We are handed many gifts, Hill says, many opportunities for meaning, but we can tap into them only when we connect with the guiding force that put them there. We do this by dedicating ourselves to a single purpose in life, and paying daily attention to programming our subconscious minds. This is a seminal work on the basics of personal motivation.
For those of you that are not familiar with Hill’s work, I can tell you that he personally studied some of the most successful businessmen and leaders of his time, including but not limited to Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, George Eastman, Henry Ford, Elmer Gates, John D. Rockefeller, Charles M. Schwab, F.W. Woolworth, William Wrigley Jr., John Wanamaker, William Jennings Bryan, Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Charles Allen Ward and Jennings Randolph.
By listening and understanding the keys to success, you can achieve a level of mental self-mastery that will enable you consistently to:
- Overcome fears to reach your achievements
- Maintain self-discipline and self-confidence
- Develop strong personal initiative
- Focus your thoughts into clear plans of action
- Mental skills needed to meet the challenge of transforming your ideas into realized accomplishments.
- Discover proven strategies for bouncing back from failure.
- Manage your time effectively.
- Inspire others to work with you.
These teachings and recordings have helped with all aspects of my life including trading, business, marriage, personal relationships and my own emotional and mental makeup.
For further reading on Hill, please visit his wonderful page over at Wikipedia:
Napoleon Hill Biography
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill