Earl Nightingale

Earl NightingaleAs a Depression-era child, Earl Nightingale was hungry for knowledge. From the time he was a young boy, he would frequent the Long Beach Public Library in California, searching for the answer to the question, "How can a person, starting from scratch, who has no particular advantage in the world, reach the goals that he feels are important to him, and by so doing, make a major contribution to others?" His desire to find an answer, coupled with his natural curiosity about the world and its workings spurred him to become one of the world's foremost experts on success and what makes people successful.

Earl Nightingale's early career began when, as a member of the Marine Corps, he volunteered to work at a local radio station as an announcer. The Marines also gave him a chance to travel, although he only got as far as Hawaii when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. Earl managed to be one of the few survivors aboard the battleship Arizona. After five more years in the service, Earl and his wife moved first to Phoenix then Chicago to build what was to be a very fruitful career in network radio.As the host of his own daily commentary program on WGN, Earl Nightingale arranged a deal that also gave him a commission on his own advertising sales. By 1957, he was so successful, he decided to retire at the age of 35.

In the meantime, Earl had bought his own insurance company and had spent many hours motivating its sales force to greater accomplishments. When he decided to go on vacation for an extended period of time, his sales manager begged him to put his inspirational words on record. The result later became the recording entitled The Strangest Secret, the first spoken word message to win a Gold Record by selling over a million copies.In The Strangest Secret, Earl had found an answer to the question that had inspired him as a youth and, in turn, found a way to leave a lasting legacy for others

About this time, Earl met a successful businessman by the name of Lloyd Conant and together they began an "electronic publishing" company which eventually grew to become a multi-million dollar giant in the self-improvement field. They also developed a syndicated, 5-minute daily radio program, Our Changing World, which became the longest-running, most widely syndicated show in radio.When Earl Nightingale died on March 28, 1989, Paul Harvey broke the news tothe country on his radio program with the words, "The sonorous voice of the nightingale was stilled." In the words of his good friend and commercial announcer, Steve King, "Earl Nightingale never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn, pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion." Click here to hear an excerpt from Earl Nightingale's classic program - "The Strangest Secret." 

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How To Live The Life You Desire
"Do YOU know the strangest secret in the world? If you understand completely what I am going to tell you, from this moment on, your life will never be the same again." — Earl Nightingale
Out of every 100 individuals who start out at the age of 25 believing they will be successful in life, only five will have actually achieved their definition of success by the time they’re 65. Learn More
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Secrets to Jump from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
No motivational speaker delivers the goods like Earl Nightingale. His work shows his incredible research abilities, drawing ideas from some of the greatest minds in history. From the ancient Greek philosophers to present day commentators, he has read and digested the great works. And he has added to the library of human knowledge with his own original and creative commentaries on life and the ways of successful living. He is everyone’s mentor and his words can be your inspiration for achieving success. Learn More
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Earl Nightingale's classic, The Strangest Secret, earned the 1st Gold Record for the spoken word, with sales exceeding one million copies. Nightingale, known as the "dean of personal development," reveals how he discovered and lived the secret to success. Earl Nightingale’s famous words are presented in a beautifully designed gift book with a CD of his original recording. Learn More

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