Wish I’d Read This 30 Years Ago

In recent years I have been searching for the key to my success. I wonder if you can relate to this? Today I am a paying member of an entrepreneurial group and I am learning new ideas and broadening my mind daily.

The self emprovement industry is estimated to be worth $11 billion annually in the US alone. To be honest there are no new ideas just the reworking, updating and contextualising of old ones.

I am in the process of reading the classic book written in the 1930’s by Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich:

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Think and Grow Rich is a 1937 personal development and self-help book by Napoleon Hill. The book was inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American business magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. While its title implies that the book deals with how to attain monetary wealth, the author explains that the philosophy taught in the book can be used to help people succeed in all lines of work and to do or be almost anything they want.

The book was first published during the Great Depression. At the time of Hill’s death in 1970, Think and Grow Rich had sold more than 20 million copies and by 2011 over 70 million copies had been sold worldwide. It remains the biggest seller of Napoleon Hill’s books. BusinessWeek magazine’s Best-Seller List ranked it the sixth best-selling paperback business book 70 years after it was published. Think and Grow Rich is listed in John C. Maxwell’s A Lifetime “Must Read” Books List.


This book is not about getting rich quick in any sense, whether you strive for greater monetary wealth or improved relationships and awareness, rather it presents fundamental universal principles which when understood and carefully applied to ones life can enrich a persons individual path.

An enlightening read I surely wish someone had recommended this to me when in my 20’s although I doubt I personally would have been ready for it!

I suggest you too read it real soon.

You can buy it here.