INformed People Magazine, Special Edition featuring The Napoleon Hill Foundation, September 2020

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The iconic rise of Think and Grow Rich author Napoleon Hill

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Meet Mr. PMA, W. Clement Stone, Napoleon Hill’s friend and promoter

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NAPOLEON HILL by Don Green Napoleon Hill was born in 1833 in the mountains of southwest Virginia in a two-room cabin in an area that he often told his audiences was noted for three things: feuds, moonshine, and ignorant people. In an unpublished biography, Hill reflecting on his childhood, said, “For three generations my people had been born, live, struggled in ignorance and poverty, and died without having been outside the mountains of that section.” Being born in such a remote area with little opportunity for success, Napoleon Had no reason to expect that he would ever amount to much either. Then everything began to change. He lost his mother when he was only eight years old, his father remarried a year later, and stepmother Martha Ramey Banner entered his life. She was well-educated, cultured, the daughter of a physician, a teacher, and the widow of a school principal. When Martha looked at her new stepson she didn’t see another backwoods boy who was going nowhere, she saw a boy with boundless energy, imagination, and initiative. By the time Napoleon was twelve, Martha had taught him how to use a typewriter. By fifteen, he was writing stories for the regional newspapers.

region, and asked him for a job. Rufus Ayres, a lawyer by profession, was a true entrepreneur, having his own banking business, coal business, and lumber business. Hill went to work for Ayres, and even though he was very successful and rose quickly in the company, within a couple of years he realized his true passion was to become a lawyer himself. Napoleon also convinced his brother Vivian to apply to Georgetown Law School and, being the eternal optimist, Hill told Vivian he would support them both. To achieve this, Hill then got a job writing for a magazine owned by Bob Taylor, the former governor of Tennessee and a United States senator. Writing success stories compiled from Napoleon Hill’s interviews would come to define his life’s work.

After graduating from the local two-year high school, Napoleon chose to attend a business college. It was his goal to prepare himself for the job of secretary, which at the time was the entry-level position for a young man who had his sights set on becoming an executive. Upon the completion of business college, Hill wrote to General Rufus Ayres, one of the wealthiest men in the 2 Informed People Magazine

Home of General Rufus Ayres in Big Stone Gap, Virginia


One of Hill’s first interviews was with the famed steel baron and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie’s entire life was a study in the application of what he called his success principles. Carnegie came to the United States as a twelve-year-old with very little education, but by advancing himself from menial job to better job and from minor opportunity to bigger opportunity, by the age of thirty-five Andrew Carnegie had elevated himself to the top rank of America’s empire builders. His crowning achievement was the combining of numerous steelmakers into the huge conglomerate known as U.S. Steel. Carnegie saw his humble origins as an inspiration to overcoming obstacles and attaining worthy goals, and before their meeting was over, he had challenged Hill to undertake a study of successful men and great leaders so that Hill could compile the information and make it available to others. Hill accepted this challenge, and although Carnegie offered him no salary, he did something that proved to be more important: he introduced Hill to the most creative and successful entrepreneurs, inventors, businessmen, industrialists, and political leaders in America. 4 Informed People Magazine

Self-mastery is the hardest job you will ever tackle. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.

—Napoleon Hill

Ten years later, Napoleon Hill found the perfect outlet for his research into the secrets of success. Between 1918 and 1924, he launched and published two monthly magazines—first Hill’s Golden Rule and later Napoleon Hill’s Magazine. Articles written for Hill’s Golden Rule and Napoleon Hill’s Magazine also provided a glimpse into what would become Hill’s future books. When his first book, Law of Success was published in 1928, it was an instant success, paying Hill up to $3,000 per month—­a lot of money 92 years ago. In 1937 Hill completed the book Think and Grow Rich which was so well received that it was reprinted three times in its first year—despite its sale price of $2.50 a copy when the country was in the midst of the Depression. And this was before the mass media and marketing that is available today. Think and Grow Rich continues to sell hundreds of thousands of copies each year worldwide, and has a following of devout individuals who realize that its philosophy-of-success message is as relevant today as when it was first written. Hill continued to communicate success principles via radio in the 1940’s at the Warner Brothers Studio in Hollywood and later at WGN-TV in Chicago. Seminars, lectures, and personal appearances would continue, and finally the founding of the nonprofit Napoleon Hill Foundation to spread information about the principles of success throughout the world. Although Napoleon Hill died in 1970 at the ate of 87, today his writings are more popular than ever.

Top center, Powell Valley, Virginia, an area frequented by Hill; Lower left, a bust of Hill and an original copy of Think and Grow Rich located in the Napoleon Hill Foundation Archives, Wise, Virginia; Middle right, Hill with a copy of Think and Grow Rich; Bottom right, an original copy of Hill’s Golden Rule Magazine


Changing the world ONE SPEECH AT A TIME

by J.B. Hill Napoleon Hill rarely used more than a single page of notes to deliver his speeches. While many of these notes still exist, little of what he actually said has survived. It took me many years to locate one of my grandfather’s speeches in print. Finding one was more than just exhilarating to me; it was miraculous. The document I found was a transcript of a commencement address that Napoleon gave at Salem College (now Salem International University) in 1922. It had been published in a local newspaper under the title “The End of the Rainbow.” A copy was preserved on microfilm in the archives of Salem College. When printed, it required magnification to read, and the text was so faded that it took more than a day to recover, which I did by dictating it one word at a time to my wife. Napoleon wrote many times that adversity should be viewed as a blessing in disguise. In the 1922 commencement address, Napoleon shows how his many business failures were actually turning points that led him to greater opportunities. Each failure had therefore been a blessing. He attributes his success to following failure to the habit of performing more and better service than he was being paid for. This trait was the precursor of two of his principles of success: “Learning from Adversity and Defeat and Going the Extra Mile.” Napoleon delivered the 1922 speech in Salem, West Virginia, not far from his wife. Florence’s family home in Lumberport. Although he was the editor and publisher 6 Informed People Magazine

of Napoleon Hill’s Magazine at the time and a success by every measure, he had much to prove to family. Ten business failures in a dozen years had soured family attitudes toward him. So, the commencement address was Napoleon’s opportunity to be applauded before his wife’s friends and family, and in this, he succeeded. His delivery rhythm was mesmerizing to his audience. He used his personal history of failures to demonstrate how he was able to overcome adversity. The speech was touted to be the greatest ever given in that part of the state. When it ended, amid resounding applause, Napoleon stood before family, vindicated. I sent a copy of the speech to Don Green, who is executive director of the Napoleon Hill foundation. Don immediately saw the potential for a book and began searching through the archives of the foundation for additional material. over several years, he discovered a few more speeches and a number of articles that he collated for this book. One of the articles, “This Changing World,” had been discovered behind the mantel of a fireplace in Napoleon’s boyhood home. It was written during the Great Depression, probably near the end of 1930. When the Depression struck, Napoleon was living with family who provided him with secure employment. However, to him, his acceptance of that security meant that he had failed. So, in March 1931, Hill did exactly what he needed to do - and perhaps exactly what he shouldn’t have done: he quit his job and left for Washington, DC.

Top: Hill and his Principles of Success; Lower, left, Carnegie and Hill; Lower right, Hill at a speaking engagement


Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.

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—Napoleon Hill

By this time, Napoleon’s list of failed business ventures was impressive. His decision to try once more to succeed on his own must have been founded in faith he certainly possessed little else. The article retrieved from behind the mantel provides an understanding of that faith and insight into why Napoleon later left family and security for Washington, DC, during a worldwide depression. “This Changing World” answers many persistent questions concerning Napoleon’s spiritual views. Don also located two copies of one of Napoleon’s earliest speeches, “What I Learned from Analyzing Ten Thousand People.” One had been stored in the Napoleon Hill Foundation archives, and the other had been published in the February 1918 issue of “Modern Methods.” Napoleon wrote the speech while serving as dean of the George Washington Institute of Advertising (now the Bryant & Stratton Business College of Chicago), where he later became president and director of the Salesmanship and Advertising Department. In this speech, Napoleon talks about the five “requisites” for success: self-confidence, enthusiasm, concentration, a working plan, and the habit of performing more and better services than paid for. It reveals Napoleon’s early thinking about three of what would become some of his principles of success: Enthusiasm, Controlled Attention, and Going the Extra Mile. Later he grouped the requisite of “self-confidence” under the heading of Enthusiasm, and “a working plan” became part of the process of achieving a Definite Major Purpose. Although Napoleon understood the importance of Andrew Carnegie’s “Master Mind” idea, he did not mention it in this speech. I suspect it just wasn’t pertinent for an audience of a salesman who tend toward having individual pathways to success. At the end of 1952, Napoleon left his wife, Annie Lou, in California for a year while he worked with W. Clement Stone on a number of projects. For several months he and Stone toured together on the lecture circuit, with Stone often introducing Napoleon as a keynote speaker. Don discovered a recording of one of these keynotes titled “Maker of Miracle Men” and had it transcribed for this book. It is perhaps the most interesting of his finds because it faithfully depicts Napoleon in extemporaneous mode. Napoleon’s wit and spellbinding oratory is palpable in the prose. By the middle of the 1950s, Napoleon was well known nationally as a speaker. His lectures had spread to radio and television, and Pacific International University had awarded him an honorary doctor of literature degree. In 1957, Salem College invited him back to give a baccalaureate sermon and to receive a second honorary doctorate. Left, Hill and wife, Annie Lou

Get Your Copy of Napoleon Hill’s Greatest Speeches We are pleased to present this exclusive Napoleon Hill Foundation exclusive with never before published collection from the one and only, Napoleon Hill. Along with other never before published material, this volume includes the speech that inspired the worldwide bestseller Think and Grow Rich. It is a revealing look at one man’s quest for understanding why some men succeed, why others do not, and what makes success something that can be replicated. This collection will provide you with some of Napoleon’s finest speeches including: * What I Have Learned From Analyzing 10,000 People * The Man Who Has Had no Chance * The Commencement Address at Salem College in Salem, West Virginia, 1922—likely his best-remembered and most- influential speech. Napoleon Hill dedicated much of his life to solving what he called “the most stupendous problem confronting the human race today.” That is, “How can I get what I want?” As W. Clement Stone and thousands of others can attest, Hill succeeded in this venture, and we now have a success philosophy that Andrew Carnegie once saw as a possibility. The pages within this book will tell you of the origins of a personal development legacy. Order your copy today! 9

By this time, Napoleon’ ideas about success had matured until they had morphed into concrete principles. Instead of lecturing about the five requisites for success, he covers in the baccalaureate sermon, titled “The Five Essentials of Success,” the five most important principles of success. Like the 1922 commencement speech, it too was applauded wildly by his audience It is interesting to note that after thirty-five years of thought, only Going the Extra Mile among the original five 1922 requisites for success remained essential in Napoleon’s mind. The other requisites had been replaced by four essential principles: Master Mind, Definiteness of Purpose, Self-Discipline, and Applied Faith. While each of the speeches and articles in this collection stands alone, together they show how Napoleon’s ideas evolved as his thought matured and coalesced into a comprehensive philosophy of success. The aggregated material truly has greater significance than its parts.

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Top: Hill at a speaking engagement; Lower, a letter from William Taft, former President of the United States and tenth Chief Justice, written to Hill in 1927

This edition of Napoleon Hill’s Classic Think and Grow Rich is a reproduction of Napoleon Hill’s personal copy of the first edition, the ONLY original version recommended by The Napoleon Hill Foundation, originally printed in March of 1937. The most famous of all teachers of success spent a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort to produce the Law of Success philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized and explained for the general public in this book. In Think and Grow Rich, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. This book will teach you the secrets that could bring you a

fortune. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success. Money and material things are essential for freedom of body and mind, but there are some who will feel that the greatest of all riches can be evaluated only in terms of lasting friendships, loving family relationships, understanding between business associates, and introspective harmony which brings one true peace of mind! All who read, understand, and apply this philosophy will be better prepared to attract and enjoy these values. Get your copy today!


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Don Green selected as recipient of

Helping Heroes USA AWARD Don Green, Chief Executive Officer of The Napoleon Hill Foundation has been named as the recipient for the Helping Heroes USA Hero Award 2020. The award is given to an outstanding citizen who has served to create a domino effect of unselfish positive team developments in both business and society because of their contributions and efforts on behalf of the betterment of others. “Dr. Napoleon Hill, and the Napoleon Hill Foundation executive team, which is now led by a true leader, Mr. Don Green made themselves available and are helping Heroes USA, every day,” said Tony DeMaio, Founder of Helping Heroes USA and Heroes Everywhere. “The veterans join me in saying a BIG Thank You for your treasure trove of shared wisdom. We have used many of your lessons to help us grow numerous businesses and get them started down the right path of thinking and growing rich.”

Nothing gives me greater pleasure than being afforded the opportunity to help others discover their true potential.

—Don M. Green

Left, Don Green at the Napoleon Hill Foundtion Archives; Above, The Helping Heroes Award given to Green

Helping Heroes USA is a non-profit organization founded by dedicated and committed to assisting military veterans first responders and others combating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury with innovative solutions. LuAn Mitchell, President of Helping Heroes USA and Co-owner of Big Media USA shared, “I am thrilled to have been chosen as the fortunate woman who has been given the honor and privilege to announce that Mr. Green is the recipient of our Hero Award!” 13

“I cannot think of anyone more deserving than him for this prestigious award,” she said. “He does us all proud.” Green is a guest on an upcoming podcast with Mitchell and is featured in the upcoming edition of Informed People Magazine set to be released this month. Graduating with a BA (Accounting and Business) degree from East Tennessee State University, he went on to study advanced phases of banking at the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers. With banking as his youthful passion, Green worked his way up from the bottom rung of the banking industry to bank president and CEO—a position he served for nearly 20 years. His accomplishments were matched by his diverse contributions to community and the commercial fraternity. His public offices spanned a spectrum that included educational institutions, hospitals, charitable causes, community service organizations, and arbitration boards. He was president of his county’s Chamber of Commerce and president of the Foundation Board of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise—a position in which he still serves. Green is also a board member of the UVA/Wise Board of Trustees. His memberships include the Hoge Masonic Lodge, the Kiwanis Club, and the Shriners movement. Green received the Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award in 1996; the Sam Walton Business Leader Award in 1998; the William P. Canto Memorial Education Award in 1999; and the Volunteer of the Year Award (University of Virginia) in 2000. He organized and was successful in getting the 3-hour credit course, Keys to Success, included in the UVA/Wise curriculum based on the success principles of Napoleon Hill. Green taught the course for several years. Under his leadership, many scholarships have been endowed as well as fully funding a Napoleon Hill professorship. 14 Informed People Magazine

Click here to view LuAn Mitchell’s exclusive interview with Don Green!

GREEN SHARES HOW HE USED NAPOLEON HILL’S PRINCIPLES TO FIND HIS OWN SUCCESS In 1937, Napoleon Hill changed the world with THINK AND GROW RICH. Now his legacy can be yours. In 1937, one man changed the face of entrepreneurship forever with a single book. Napoleon Hill’s landmark Think and Grow Rich remains one of the biggest bestsellers of all time, with over 100 million copies in print and translated into more than 50 languages. Hill’s philosophy of personal achievement, wealth, and empowerment created millionaires the world over. At the present time, the principles behind Think and Grow Rich are more vital-and relevant--than ever before. Are you ready to put the power of Napoleon Hill to work for you? In this new book, the Napoleon Hill Foundation’s own executive director puts Hill’s essential principles right at your fingertips. Filled with fascinating stories from Dolly Parton, Jeffrey Gitomer, Chief Poly Emenike, and Joe Dudley, Jr.-iconic figures who each applied Hill’s principles to their own lives, Everything I Know About Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill lays out the tools needed to uncover the secrets of growth, creativity, power, and achievement inside all of us. It’s an essential playbook for any business professional seeking the knowledge and inspiration necessary to discard fear and attain the goals of personal and professional triumph.

The author also details Napoleon Hill’s influence on his own success, growing up in rural Virginia and moving on to become a bank CEO at just 41 years old. Everything I Know About Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill teaches you how to: * Utilize creative visualizations * Formulate actionable plans * Lift yourself out of the “rut of mediocrity” * Incorporate discipline and practice into your game plan for success If you’re ready to apply Hill’s timetested tools for success and make your dreams a reality using the original principles of personal achievement, this is the book for you. “This book is proof that dynamite comes in small packages.” -- Les Brown, noted author and motivational speaker “Life lessons come in two forms: theoretical lessons and life experiences. In Everything I Know About Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill, Don has married the theoretical and the practical into one powerful tool. He weaves the timeless truths from the master, Napoleon Hill, with his own life’s experience of overwhelming success.” -- Jim Stovall, bestselling author of The Ultimate Gift

“[Don Green] shares his brilliance and lifelong formula for success with you in Everything I Know About Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill.” -- Sharon Lechter, co-author of the Rich Dad Poor Dad series and editor, Napoleon Hill’s Outwitting the Devil “Don Green has walked in the footsteps of, and sat in the chair of, Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone. That alone would not make him successful, were he not the consummate student, the tireless worker, and have the burning desire to succeed. Combine that with his wisdom and his ability to maintain the highest level of ethics. Don Green’s career has been a book that has finally come to life--a book that will inspire you to a thousand new thoughts, and a million new dollars.” -- Jeffrey Gitomer, author of The Little Red Book of Selling “Don has a simple way of sharing meaningful insights that make you want to stand up and cheer.” -- Ron Glosser, former bank CEO and CEO of Hershey Foundation Get your copy today! 15

A letter from the founder of Helping Heroes USA Dear Don, Over the years I have been very fortunate to be coached by many great mentors that taught me a variety of lessons from the Classic Think and Grow Rich. The Internet has presented great potential to grow a business, yet many people are just starting to take advantage of these vehicles to build their own business. So many people want a guarantee that this is “here to stay” and others never thought that it would have impact on the way they do business. Even today we have to give a big nudge to people for them to get started using this great tool “the Internet,” to grow. Back in 2006 (when Big Media USA got started) we were presented with the opportunity of a new frontier - internet business – and Big Media USA was all in. As the founder of this brand new company I had applied many principles taught in Think and Grow Rich to my corporate life and practice. Some of those were these, number one, not procrastinating that one was one of the most important. I have watched many businesses succeed and fail over the years because they either embrace or reject a few key principals that Napoleon Hill addresses in the quotes below. Napoleon Hill’s recipe for getting ready to get started: “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” “Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.” Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action. Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday. Think and Grow Rich on Faith: “Your own success or failure is based largely on your self-belief, and a mind-set of positive expectancy is the foundation of which your success can be achieved.” Back in 2017 I founded “Helping Heroes USA,” to help veterans and first responders combat PTSD. The included picture is one of our bike rides from Jacksonville FL. To Atlanta GA. Our route was 700 miles with many challenges. The encouragement and belief of all 150 esteemed veterans who teamed with us made this ride possible. Dr. Napoleon Hill, and the Napoleon Hill Foundation executive team, which is now led by a true leader, Mr. Don Green made themselves available and are helping Heroes USA, every day! The veterans join me in saying a BIG Thank You for your treasure trove of shared wisdom. We have used many of your lessons to help us grow numerous businesses and get them started down the right path of thinking and growing rich.

Tony DeMaio

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The Napoleon Hill Foundation Board of Trustees: Robert Johnson, Jr., General Counsel / Assistant Secretary, Mike Battle, Vice President / Treasurer, Don Green, CEO / Executive Director, Phil Fuentes, President, Jim Oleson, Chairman, the late Charlie Johnson, former President, and James B. Hill, Vice President of Communications


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MR. PMA Known world-wide as both “Mister Positive Mental Attitude,” and as, “Mr. PMA,” he started-out with nothing, saved a hundred dollars as a young man, then went on to build an insurance empire. In the process of achieving major success with insurance he became both a tycoon and a philanthropist. When W. Clement Stone died, after reaching the age of 100, he was highly respected, a beloved American citizen, and one of the world’s wealthiest men. Throughout his life, Stone continually credited the self-help teachings of Napoleon Hill for his success in the highly competitive insurance industry, Stone served as Executive Director of The Napoleon Hill Foundation for over forty years. Stone credited the principles contained in Dr. Hill’s classic best-selling book, Think And Grow Rich, for his ability to grow a $100 start-up company into a twobillion-dollar insurance empire. During his life Stone lost track of the number of copies of Think And Grow Rich that he gave away. to individuals, to groups, and to organizations. Stone also gave many copies of Hill’s How To Sell Your Way Through Life. Stone, married for 78-years to wife, Jessie, loved to talk about self-help, inspirational guidance, and personal motivation. He enjoyed dancing and motivating others to greater achievements. During his lifetime he gave away over $275 million to civic 20 Informed People Magazine

groups, charities, and worthy causes, including to helping the needy. Stone enabled large numbers of children to complete their schooling. For over 50-years he was associated with the Boys Clubs of America and the Girls Clubs of Chicago. He gave one million to Rev. Dr. Robert Schuller to begin construction on the now worldfamous Crystal Cathedral. When the church was completed, Rev. Schuller invited Stone to be the first to speak to the congregation (in the finished cathedral) as a lay person. Stone told the congregation: “You need to read Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude. I will get each of you a copy.” Later, a truck delivered over 7,000 copies of this book co-written by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone. The Napoleon Hill Foundation teaches Dr. Hill’s success principles, or licenses them to be taught, around the world. Stone’s financial legacy still supports the Foundation. Today the Napoleon Hill Foundation accomplishes worthy objectives world-wide. Courses such as the distance learning course, the home study course, and the “live” courses at the University of Virginia, College at Wise, all contribute greatly to the dissemination of Hill’s success philosophy. Specialized courses offered at correctional institutions by trained onsite counselors help enable inmates to turn their lives around prior to, and more importantly, after release. Prisoners basically are people who do

not have the needed skills to make a good living. Many prisoners can barely read at the standard 6th-grade level. Research shows that people who cannot read have the odds for success stacked against them. Napoleon Hill was commissioned by Andrew Carnegie in 1908 to research and distill the principle of personal achievement. Accepting the commission, Napoleon Hill spent over twenty years of his life completing the material for his inspirational best­seller Law of Success (1928) and Think And Grow Rich (1937). These and other works by Dr. Hill earned worldwide acclaim and many-many people credited Dr. Hill’s philosophy as the blue­print for achieving goals and success. It was W. Clement Stone who stated, ‘Regardless of what you are or what you have been, you can still become what you may want to be.’ This vision of further success in the future was the reason W. Clement Stone coaxed Dr. Napoleon Hill to come out of retirement. Because of Stone’s strong insistence that Dr. Hill’s work was not yet complete, this well-proven and highly respected philosophy has since spread to private schools, corporations, associations, prisons, and college and university classrooms both nationally and internationally. Japan, Malaysia, China, South Korea and India are just a few of the international associates that

support the instruction conducted by the Napoleon Hill Foundation. Additionally, the Foundation maintains a self-help library that is unique because it houses volumes owned by W. Clement Stone and donated to the library that bears his name. Foundation CEO, Don Green had the opportunity to speak candidly with W. Clement Stone not long before his passing. Here are a few excerpts from those conversations: Don M. Green: What does PMA mean today? W. Clement Stone: At the age of six, I sold newspapers on 31st and Cottage Grove in the city of Chicago. Today I am Chairman Emeritus of a vast insurance group. There is a relationship between the newsboy and the chairman. Experience, know how,

and sales activity knowledge. It is also true that a successful president, or financial planner, insurance agent, executive, teacher, lawyer, professional speaker, doctor, inventor, scientist, philosopher, or artist is not born. Each is self­-made! Each is measured by the results he obtains in achieving. There are relatively few true geniuses. Every normal person has a brain and a nervous system and is, therefore, endowed with great mental capacities. Few use and develop their natural abilities sufficiently to reach the many goals they could achieve. They don’t pay the price to learn the art of motivation with a positive mental attitude. This applies to many of us. You can develop your abilities more fully in the future if you are motivated to pay the price. This is what PMA means today!

You can begin right now to develop the wanting to and acquire the necessary activity knowledge. Your price? Regular invest­ment in study, thinking, and planning time, plus following through with action work! Given the necessary experience of doing the right thing the right way, you get the right results con­sistently. And when you do, work becomes fun. This I learned from experience. Green: Would you explain your theory that every problem has a solution? Stone: As a paperboy, I learned a lot that helped me later as a salesman, sales manager, and executive, even though I didn’t realize it at the time. I know now that I began to learn then. l tried to sell papers at 31st and Cottage Grove, a then busy inter­ section. The newsboys who were older and bigger than me beat me up to keep me from interfering with their sales. That’s why I walked into the old Hoelle’s Restaurant and completely sold out my stock of newspapers. I did not experience a personal defeat. Green: What is a personal defeat? Stone: A personal defeat may be a final end, a stepping stone, or a stumbling block, according to the way you accept it. Green: Can you tell me more about being a paperboy? Stone: As a paperboy, I also began to learn how to overcome fear through direct action. l learned the value of persistence, and how to sell by using a method others were afraid to use! Cold can­vassing! Calling on business people in business places without an appointment. That’s the way I sold newspapers. How Stone Sold Insurance That’s also the way I sold insurance! And that’s the reason I sold as many accident policies in a single week as many insur­ance men sell in months.

W. Clemement Stone and Don M. Green

Why? Because I had learned how to recognize the principles of a given activity, relate them to the needs of a


Regardless of what you are or what you have been, you can still become what you may want to be. —W. Clement Stone

different activity, assimilate them into the new cir­cumstances, and apply them effectively. Green: Do you think the principles you learned long ago still apply today? Stone: As a paperboy, I was motivated by necessity. I had borrowed the money to buy the papers. I had to sell them to repay the loan and make a profit. Also, as an executive, necessity became a wholesome motivating factor in the solution of prob­lems. In many of my business activities, I have been able to apply the principles I learned between the ages of 6 and 14 when I was selling newspapers. Here are a few examples: As a newspaper boy, I had borrowed money and paid off my loan. As a businessman, I borrowed large sums from banks and, like the newspaper boy, I recognized the value of repeat business and returned to Hoelle’s Restaurant daily. As an insurance man, I called back at the renewal date of the accident policy to service my customers and sell them the addi­tional insurance. I realized the value, as a newspaper boy, in sell­ing in large places of business, and I applied this knowledge later. As a paperboy, and as a business man, I always made it a practice to get the money at the time of sale. Green: Is sales worth it? Stone: When endeavoring to come to any decision concerning your future, you may ask yourself whether 22 Informed People Magazine

it is worth it? A traveling salesman may ask himself whether he is doing poorly or well financially. This applies to executives too, at all levels. I know from experience.

Many years ago, I was selling in Macomb, Illinois. I awakened at three o’clock in the morning. The idea of being away from my family was particularly disturbing. “Is it worth it?” I asked myself. In my thought process that night, I saw that I could achieve wealth through building an organization and saving money. Money could do a great deal for my children, my wife and me; also, we could be benefactors to others. I realized that within a specific period of time, when my debts were cleared and the business arrived at a given point, I wouldn’t have to make the sacrifices. On weighting the disadvantages and the advantages, I decided that yes, it was worth it. And, it has been. Green: What specific tips or advice would you like to leave for those working as financial services advisors? Stone: There are six important keys: • Direct your thoughts, control your emotions, and you ordain your destiny! • You can develop your abilities more fully in the future if you are willing to pay the price. • Use your mind power to achieve high objectives through developing your PMA and eliminating your negative mental attitudes. • Learn how to use the greatest machine ever conceived, so awesome

that only God Himself could create it; your brain and nervous system. • A part of all you earn is yours to keep, and if you cannot save money, the seeds of greatness are not in you. • Set a definite major goal. When you set a definite major goal, you are apt to recognize that which will help you achieve it. Green: How did you acquire your philosophy of success moti­vation? Stone: When I was twelve years old, I did not realize it then but the fifty or more Horatio Alger books I read that eventful summer had a lasting, wholesome effect upon me. They stimulated my imagination. They subsequently motivated me to desirable action. The theme in each Horatio Alger book: From rags to riches. The principles in each: The hero becomes a success because he was a man of character, the villain was a failure because he deceived and embezzled. The poor boy could go from poverty to wealth, from failure to success, he always strove to do the right thing because it was right. The teenager of today has personal problems. As a high school freshman, I did too. And because I had personal problems, I wanted to develop selfdiscipline and will power to acquire good habits and eliminate those I felt were undesirable. I found no books in our library that would inform me how to do what I want­ed to do. There were plenty that told me what to do but not how to do it! However, when you know what you want you are apt to recognize that which will help you get it. Because I knew what I wanted, I recognized what might help me get it, a coupon advertisement in a Chicago newspaper for The Power of Will by Frank Channing Haddock; I bought it. This was my first inspirational selfhelp action book. The Power of Will gave me insight into the functioning of the human mind. More importantly, I began to see the principles that are so obvi­ous they aren’t generally seen. What a thrill it was to know that I

possessed the greatest machine ever conceived, so awesome that it could only be creat­ed by God Himself, a brain, nervous system, and the un-defin­able human mind! And even more exciting to know how I could operate and use this machine effectively to deliberately direct my thoughts, control my emotions, and achieve a worthwhile goal that didn’t violate the laws of God or the rights of my fellow man. I learned how to motivate others and how to motivate myself at will through such simple techniques as the use of suggestion and self-suggestion.

himself or herself?

Green: What is motivation?

Learn how to use your mind power to achieve high objectives through developing PMA and eliminating negative mental atti­tudes.

Stone: Motivation is that which induces action or determines choice. It is that which provides a motive. A motive is an urge within the individual, such as an instinct, emotion, habit, impulse, desire, or idea that incites him to action. It is the hope or other force that moves the individual to attempt to produce specific results. Green: What are the principles of success? Stone: It isn’t necessary to think as you read. But it is impera­tive to think, study, and learn how to consciously use your brain power to motivate yourself and others to desirable action. If you do, you can achieve anything in life you may desire that doesn’t violate the laws of God or the rights of your fellow men. To motivate yourself to desirable action in the future, prepare yourself now. Be ready to recognize and grasp each opportunity when it comes. To be ready, decide now whether it is worth it to you to pay the price to think, concentrate, understand, compre­hend, and relate to yourself the principles applicable to you as you read self-help literature, be it an inspiring poem, story, news­paper article, or magazine feature, book, or when you listen to a motivating cassette, lecture, sermon, the advice of an expert of proven experience who is trying to help you. Green: How does a person motivate

Stone: By learning how to use the greatest machine ever con­ceived! The machine that is so awesome only God Himself could create it -your brain and nervous system! Master the art of tapping into the power of your subconscious through your conscious mind regarding emotions, instincts, feel­ings, tendencies, moods, the formation of desirable habits, and the neutralizing, or elimination, of the undesirable objects of attention.

Green: Do you believe PMA is essential for success? Stone: A positive mental attitude is necessary for achieving worthwhile success. Achievement is attained through some combination of PMA and definiteness of purpose with one or more success principles. PMA is the right attitude in a given environment. We in America know what it is for us, for we have inherited the tenets of the Judeo-Christian faiths on which our Constitution, laws, and customs have been based. A few illustrations on how you can develop PMA: Strive to understand and apply the golden rule, be considerate and sensi­tive to the reactions of others, be sensitive to your own reactions by controlling your emotional responses to environmental influ­ences. Believe that any goal that doesn’t violate the laws of God or the rights of your fellow men can be achieved. Develop what are understood to be effective habits of thought and action. Green: Is more required? Stone: Definiteness of purpose combined with PMA is the starting point of all worthwhile achievement. Some authors use the term “singleness of purpose” to indicate definiteness of pur­pose. However


expressed, it means that you should have one high, desirable, outstanding goal and keep it ever before you. You can have many goals that are nonconflicting which help you to reach your major definite goal. It is advisable to have immediate, intermediate, and distant objectives. Green: After PMA and definiteness of purpose, what is needed? Stone: A burning desire suggests a compulsive intent, an ardent, intense feeling. An effective wat to turn a want, wish or desire into a burning desire is to write down your goal and each day review it to constantly keep your goal before you. A you develop successful habits and learn through experience; an evolutional process will take place whereby you will be warranted in selecting higher goals. Aim higher and higher with each achievement. Your Extra Miles Bring Success! Green: What is essential for achieving any goal? Stone: To achieve any objective, or goal, including that of creating a burning desire, it is imperative that you go the extra mile. You must apply extra concentrated effort in your thinking and planning time with regularity; establish desirable goals by learning how to tap the power of your subconscious mind through the conscious; learn and apply successful technique that motivate you to action at will; and engage in personal inspection with reg­ularity to determine whether you are on the right track and head­ed in the right direction so that you don’t deviate from the path that leads to the achievement of your objectives. Green: What is the new dimension in going the extra mile that will prove most beneficial? Stone: It is the deliberate application of additional effort to think and act in order to achieve worthwhile goals for self-devel­opment through the use of your mind powers, to establish desir­ 24 Informed People Magazine

able habits of thought and action in following the principles of universal law pertaining to your mind and body. You can do it. You can prove it. You can start right now. Anything in your life worth having is worth working for, and any­thing worth working for is worth praying for. Prayer is your greatest power! Those who pray daily for desirable achievements intensify their desires. Each of us has this ability. Many authors in the inspirational self-help action field, such as Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and the great Napoleon Hill, encourage people to visualize the achievement of the goal they sincerely desire. To guarantee success, engage in daily study, thinking, and planning time with PMA regarding yourself, your family, and how you can achieve your definite goals, and learn how to use the power of suggestion to influence others and self-suggestion to influence yourself as well. Green: What are the two most important self-motivators that you advocate? Stone: The two additional selfmotivators are ‘With every adversity there is a seed of equivalent or greater benefit for those who have PMA,’ and ‘Success is achieved and maintained by those who try with PMA.’ Green: Is personality important? Stone: To think and grow rich it is imperative that you develop the habit of being sensitive to your reactions to individuals, circumstances, and events, and to the reactions of individuals and groups to what you say, write or do To acquire the true riches of life, it is essential that you develop a pleasing personality, pleasing to yourself and others. And when you sense your personality is displeasing to yourself, you can make a change for the better by developing inspirational dissatisfaction. Keep Your Big Mouth Shut! Green: Do you advocate any ‘self-

tough love?’ Stone: Yes! Why always argue, or try to prove another person wrong, regardless of how foolish his or her logic may seem to you? In the words of Frank Bettger, in his book, How I Raised Myself From Failure To Success In Selling, “Oh Lord, help me keep my big mouth shut!” When you have a problem with another person, instead of always blaming him or her, start with yourself. Analyze what you can do to bring about harmony, friendship, respect, and desir­able results. It’s an interesting phenomenon: Those individuals who are insensitive to the feelings and reactions of others are generally persons whose own feelings get hurt the easiest. To effectively be sensitive to the reactions of other persons, memorize the essence of the golden rule as a self-motivator, and repeat it many times daily until this becomes imprinted in your subconscious mind and flashes to your conscious mind in time of need: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you, and don’t do unto others that which you wouldn’t want others to do unto you. The last portion contains the principles that will help you become sensitive to the reactions of others. Green: How important are habits? Stone: Habits? You have them. Everyone has them. Some habits are good, perhaps others are bad. Many of you are aware of them, but some that are undesirable you are blinded to. Each begins in your mind consciously or subconsciously, and each can be developed and neu­ tralized or changed at will through the proper use of your mind powers. You have this power. In school we are taught deductive and inductive reasoning and the fallacy that will result in starting with the wrong premise in the one instance and making the wrong inference in the other. Accurate thinking and common sense are in part the result of experience. You can learn from

your own experience as well as that of others when you learn how to recognize, relate, facilitate principle, and apply them in order to achieve your goals. Green: What is the price a person must pay for success? Stone: Pay the price to recognize, understand, comprehend, relate, assimilate, and apply the following universal truth (use a dictionary if necessary and check on the synonym of any word that does have a synonym). You are the product of your heredity, environment, physical body, conscious and subconscious mind, experience, habits of thought and action, plus your particular position and direction in time and space and something more, involving powers known and unknown. Green: If a person could ask you, “Who is responsible for my success?” What would you answer? Stone: You are! You are responsible for your own success. Green: Starting when? Stone: Starting now!

Andrew Carnegie’s Mental Dynamite is now available! Along with other never before published material, this volume includes the speech that inspired the worldwide bestseller Think and Grow Rich. It is a revealing look at one man’s quest for understanding why some men succeed, why others do not, and what makes success something that can be replicated. This collection will provide you with some of Napoleon’s finest speeches including: * What I Have Learned From Analyzing 10,000 People * The Man Who Has Had no Chance * The Commencement Address at Salem College in Salem, West Virginia, 1922—likely his best-remembered and most- influential speech. Napoleon Hill dedicated much of his life to solving what he called “the most stupendous problem confronting the human race today.” That is, “How can I get what I want?” As W. Clement Stone and thousands of others can attest, Hill succeeded in this venture, and we now have a success philosophy that Andrew Carnegie once saw as a possibility.

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Legacy? Are you living a

A new publication titled The Gift of Giving, Living Your Legacy, co-authored by Napoleon Hill Foundation CEO, Don M. Green, and Olympic weightlifting champion, Jim Stovall, has just been released. The book, endorsed by the Foundation, traces the giving journeys of Stovall and Green, who have implemented Napoleon Hill’s timeless achievement principles to live a legacy of generosity.

Green, a former bank president, has worked to establish several scholarships at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise during his time as executive director of the Foundation and is responsible for initiating more than two million dollars in endowed gifts and scholarship to the College. Jim Stovall, a former investment broker has served as President of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network and has authored more than 40 books, including the bestseller, The Ultimate Gift, which became a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox starring James Garner and Abigail Breslin. For his work in making television accessible to our nation’s 13 million blind and visually impaired people, The President’s Committee on Equal Opportunity selected Jim Stovall as the Entrepreneur of the Year and was also named International Humanitarian of the Year.

privilege of working with Don Green and The Napoleon Hill Foundation is unparalleled. I don’t know of any individual or organization that embodies giving more than Don and the Foundation.” In The Gift of Giving, Jim Stovall discusses his commitment to finding a driving passion and giving away $1 million to it. He was a broke college student whose dreams of playing in the NFL had been sidelined by a rare condition causing progressive blindness. With the guidance of the successful businessman Lee Braxton and a worn copy of Think and Grow Rich, Jim brought himself from poverty to prosperity and became an award-winning entrepreneur and philanthropist. His journey connected him with Don Green, the executive director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, who lives out his calling and continues Hill’s work through the Foundation’s many philanthropic efforts. Together, their stories address the rendering of service and charity at every stage of one’s giving journey by identifying opportunities for generosity and taking action on them.

The Stovall family’s connection with The Napoleon Hill Foundation began years ago with a friendship between Green and Jim Stovall. The Foundation has since compiled a series of articles written by Jim, in the Wisdom for Winners book series published by Sound Wisdom. Stovall was also the featured speaker for The Napoleon Hill Day in 2016. “Over the years, Jim and I have become good friends and have wanted to do this project for some time,” said Green. “Jim has been so helpful to the Foundation, and we both recognize the value education has, so all of the proceeds from this book will go to fund college scholarships.” “The Gift of Giving, which I co-authored with Don Green of The Napoleon Hill Foundation, may be the most important book among the 48 I have authored to date,” said Stovall in his syndicated column. “First and foremost, the 26 Informed People Magazine

Jim Stovall and Don M. Green

Why leave a legacy when you can live one right now?

When you realize that your success journey is really a journey of giving, you will unlock the potential for profound riches. The world’s top entrepreneurs and leaders derive their success and fulfillment from the alignment of their professional endeavors with their search for meaning and impact. Rather than waiting until they feel they have something to offer, they consistently share their resources to better the lives of others. Now is the time for you to discover your unique gifts and create a giving plan so that you can begin to live your legacy. The Gift of Giving traces the ultimate giving journeys of Jim Stovall and Don Green, who have implemented Napoleon Hill’s timeless achievement principles to live a legacy of generosity. Order your copy today!


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Following the success of his 1937 landmark bestseller, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill wrote Outwitting the Devil, an exposé on the methods the Devil uses to ensare and control the minds of human beings. Exploring the innermost depths of the psychology of motivation to understand why so many individuals, including himself, cannot find the initiative and courage they need to consistently implement the philosophy of individual achievement, Hill went so far as to interview the Devil himself. The resulting confession from the Devil made this book so controversial as to remain unpublished for over 70 years. Now it is your turn to break the Devil’s code and free yourself from the hidden methods of control that lead to ruin. Learn more

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THE PHILOSOPHY FOR ACHIEVEMENT AMONG THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AND PROVEN WORKS THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN. Napoleon Hill’s Master Course is his ultimate gift to mankind. It is the easiest, most direct path to fulfilling your greatest potential, and one of the most complete self-improvement books available today. These never before published, original copyrighted lectures given by Napoleon Hill himself for the Master Course were delivered in Chicago in the mid1950s to individuals who were being trained to teach his philosophy to help others achieve their goals. Through this exclusive course designed to improve every facet of your lives and authorized by the Napoleon Hill Foundation, you will discover how to: • UNCOVER YOUR TRUE PURPOSE IN LIFE • ACHIEVE ANY GOAL YOU SET • DEVELOP A PLEASING PERSONALITY • STEP UP TO LEADERSHIP • ACQUIRE A POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE • ATTRACT OPPORTUNITIES • DEVELOP ENTHUSIASM • LEARN THROUGH ADVERSITY • FOSTER CREATIVE VISION AND IMAGINATION • MAINTAIN SOUND HEALTH • BUDGET TIME AND MONEY Napoleon Hill’s Master Course was developed to help change the lives of people throughout the country. Learn more

Never-before-published wisdom from famed self-help author Napoleon Hill Napoleon Hill, the legendary author of the classic best seller Think and Grow Rich, has been immortalized for his contributions to the self-help genre. In this never-before-published work Hill shares his principles of success, key habits that provide the basis for lifechanging success. Success Habits explains the fundamental rules that lead to a prosperous life. From the importance of having Definiteness of Purpose to the inexorable influence of the Cosmic Habit Force, Hill’s principles offer a new way of thinking about intention, self-discipline, and the way we lead our lives. Originally a series of radio talks delivered in Paris, Missouri, Success Habits is filled with personal anecdotes and stories and is written in an approachable, conversational style. Hill’s insights apply to every facet of life, inspiring readers to leverage his principles to achieve their own aspirations and create the successful lives they have always dreamed of. Learn more

On the heels of the New York Times bestseller The Ultimate Gift and the major motion picture from 20th Century Fox based on that book Jim Stovall brings you Wisdom for Winners, A Millionaire Mindset. For more than a decade, Jim Stovall’s Winner’s Wisdom syndicated columns have been read and studied by highly successful people around the globe. Now, that same wit, wisdom and millionaire experience is available for you in this book. Wisdom for Winners contains a unique combination of guidance for the career professional and the entrepreneur combined with spiritual wisdom that prompts self-reflection. Organized into small sections, the material can be read incrementally for greater impact. “Jim Stovall’s life is proof of the effectiveness of the millionaire mindset, and a shining testament to the principles found within this book. In his easy to read style, Jim has put together a collection of practical and powerful success tips and tools.” —Don Green, Executive Director of The Napoleon Hill Foundation Learn more



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