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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 to
the 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.”

 

Articles by Earl Nightingale

6 Techniques for Creative Revolutions

by: Earl Nightingale

To spur your mind to new action, think combination, adaptation,substitution, magnification, minification, and rearrangement.

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A Commitment to Laughter

by: Earl Nightingale

THE ONE SERIOUS CONVICTION THAT A MAN SHOULDHAVE IS THAT NOTHING IS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY.

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A Pain in the Colon

by: Earl Nightingale

A Witty Play on Punctuation

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A Time to Risk or Sit

by: Earl Nightingale

THERE IS A TIME WHEN WE MUST DECIDE EITHER TO RISK EVERYTHING TO FULFILL OUR DREAMS OR SIT FOR THEREST OF OUR LIVES IN THE BACKYARD.

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Acres of Diamonds

by: Earl Nightingale

Every kind of work has enormous opportunity lurking within it. The opportunities are there now, clamoring to be noticed. But they cannot speak or print signs for us to read. Our part of the bargain is to look at our work with “intelligent objectivity”. If we have the wisdom and patience to intelligently, effectively explore the work in which we’re now engaged, to explore ourselves, we wouldmost likely find the riches we seek.

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Don’t Follow the Follower

by: Earl Nightingale

95 percent of people never succeed because they’re following the wrong group

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Fake It Till You Make It

by: Earl Nightingale

THE MUNDANE LITTLE THINGS YOU DO TODAY WHILE PREPARING FOR TOMORROW’S SUCCESS MAY WELL BE THE THINGS THAT GUARANTEE THAT SUCCESS. GIVE IT YOUR BEST — ALWAYS.

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Falling Isn’t Failing

by: Earl Nightingale

MANY PEOPLE NEVER ACHIEVE SUCCESS BECAUSE THEY EQUATE FALLING TO FAILING. HOWEVER, FALLINGISN’T FAILING UNLESS YOU DON’T GET BACK UP.

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Follow Your River

by: Earl Nightingale

Are you immersed in your “river of interest” or simply watching your lifefrom the shore … afraid to get your feet wet?

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How to give a great speech

by: Earl Nightingale

Congratulations if you are already an accomplished presenter; you are in an elite minority. For the rest of us, the prospect of having to give a speech can feel like the terminal stages of some kind of tropical fever. Fortunately, there are secrets thatanyone can leverage to make a great speech. You may even learn to enjoy it!

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How to React to Stress

by: Earl Nightingale

It is not what happens to you in life that makes the difference. It is how you react to each circumstance you encounter that determines the result.

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Is Your Destination Clear?

by: Earl Nightingale

People can have anything they want. The trouble isthat they don’t know what they want. The person who knows what they want knows what they must become, and they then fix their attentionon the preparation of themself toward that end.

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Is Your Personal Corporation Growing?

by: Earl Nightingale

ALL RESPONSIBLE COMPANY OFFICERS KNOW THAT UNLESS THE COMPANY IS GROWING, IT’S DEVELOPING THE FIRST SIGNS OF DEATH. THE SAME LAWAPPLIES TO YOU.

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It’s Not the Destination

by: Earl Nightingale

“Though we travel the world over to find thebeautiful, we must carry it with us, or we findit not.”

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Life of the Unsuccessful

by: Earl Nightingale

What separates the unsuccessful from the successful?

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Lloyd Conant: This I Believe

by: Earl Nightingale

The story of Lloyd Victor Conant, a brilliant entrepreneur who started a company founded with the dream to empower the world to succeed.

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Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich

by: Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale

Napoleon Hill has arguably influenced the success of more men and women than any other person in history when he researched and organized the world’s first philosophy of individual achievement, Think and Grow Rich.

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Nine Steps for Solving Any Problem

by: Earl Nightingale

For any problem, no matter how big or complex it may be, there is a solution. Use these nine steps to find it!

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Success: a worthy destination

by: Earl Nightingale

It’s been said that Americans can have anything they want. The trouble is, most don’t know what they want, and so they drift through life taking circumstances as they come and settle for “good enough.” Yet, 5 percent of the population does achieve an unusual level ofsuccess. And here is their secret.

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The $25,000 Idea

by: Earl Nightingale

A successful life is built on the foundation of successful tasks —each completed in the pursuit of perfection — one day at a time.

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The Boss

by: Earl Nightingale

You have only one boss and every person from the president of the largest corporation to the shoeshine boy has the same — he is simply the customer.

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The Boss

by: Earl Nightingale

You have only one boss and every person from the president of the largest corporation to the shoeshine boy has the same — he is simply the customer.

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The Cure for Procrastination

by: Earl Nightingale

WHAT OVERWHELMS US IS NOT THE WORK ITSELF. IT’S THINKING HOW HARD IT’S GOING TO BE. IT’S SEEING IT GET LARGER EVERY DAY. IT’S PUTTING IT OFF AND HOPING THAT SOMEHOW, THROUGH SOME MIRACLE, IT WILL DISAPPEAR.

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The Devil’s Wedge

by: Earl Nightingale

HATRED, FEAR, OR JEALOUSY MAY LEAD A PERSON TO ACT UNWISELY, TO FIGHT OR RUN, BUT AT LEAST HE ACTS. THE WEDGE OF DISCOURAGEMENT DOES FAR MORE HARM — IT CAUSES YOU TO SIT DOWN, PITYYOURSELF, AND DO NOTHING.

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The Difference Between the ‘Haves’ & the ‘Have Nots’

by: Earl Nightingale

Meet two kinds of people — the “Haves” and “Have Nots” — and the one decision that separates them.

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The Entrepreneurial Adventure

by: Earl Nightingale

It takes longer than we realize, and the journey is an arduous one. But, one day we wake up, and we’ve achieved a kind of independence never known or perhaps understood by the employee, no matter howhigh he or she may travel in the hushed corridors of executive country.

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The Flame of Hope

by: Earl Nightingale

Discouragement seems to be part of life, but the reason people prevail is because of this built-in drive to keep going.

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The Fog of Worry (Only 8% of Worries are Worth It)

by: Earl Nightingale

And if all the things most people worry about were reduced to their true size, you could probably put them all into a drinking glass, too.

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The Great Problem-Solving Tool

by: Earl Nightingale

Successful people are not without problems. They’re simply people who’ve learned to solve their problems.

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The Profile of a Creative Person

by: Earl Nightingale

CREATIVE PEOPLE, THOUGH THEY MAY BE DISSIMILAR IN MANY RESPECTS, SHARE AT THEIR CORE THREE FOUNDING CHARACTERISTICS NOT PRESENT IN PEOPLEOF AVERAGE ACHIEVEMENT.

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The River or the Goal

by: Earl Nightingale

Goal-oriented people do make up their minds about what they want, and they keep their eyes and their enthusiasm on the goal they’ve established until it becomes a reality in their lives. Then they set a new goal, if they’re wise.

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The Strangest Secret

by: Earl Nightingale

The Strangest Secret – transcribed from the original Earl Nightingale gold record. Do you want to go places in your company or your community? Plant that seed in your mind, care for it, work steadily toward your goal, and it can become a reality.

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What Happens When You Run Out of Goals?

by: Earl Nightingale

A person often feels when he’s accomplished everything he’s worked and struggled for so long to achieve, he finds himself depressed more and more of the time.

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What Is Your Intermediate Goal?

by: Earl Nightingale

If you watch carefully Jack Nicklaus play golf, you can learn more than how to lower your handicap. You can learn a key strategy for success.

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Earl Nightingale Video Classics DVD

Earl Nightingale Video Classics is like a “greatest hits” DVD of some of Earl’s most inspirational messages. No inspirational speaker delivers the goods like Earl Nightingale. His work shows his incredible research abilities, drawing ideas from some of the greatest minds in history. He is everyone’s mentor and his words will be your inspiration for achieving success.

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Start Here

He is everyone’s mentor, and his words can be your inspiration for achieving success. “Nothing [...]

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The Strangest Secret – Video Classic DVD

In this unique video presentation, Earl Nightingale — known as the Dean of Personal Development — teaches you why the six simple words “You become what you think about” have changed the lives of millions.

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The Strangest Secret CD and This I Believe CD

The Strangest Secret gift set. Give the priceless gift of inspiration with this set that includes Earl Nightingale’s original recording on CD plus a beautifully-designed book that contains the entire …

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The Strangest Secret – Gift Book, CD & Free DVD

Earl Nightingale’s famous words are presented in a beautifully designed gift book with a CD of his original recording. The Strangest Secret book & CD set is a great gift to inspire anyone…

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Quotes by Earl Nightingale

“You become what you think about.”

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“People with goals succeed because they know where they are going… It’s as simple as that.”

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“What’s going on in the inside shows on the outside.”

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“Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.”

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You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own “acres of diamonds.”

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Lead the Field has created more millionaires and launched more careers than any other audio program. Listen now to a FREE clip and find out for yourself why this remarkable recording

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The Strangest Secret

Discover the single most powerful and life-changing success message you will ever hear. The Strangest Secret on Audio CD now available at a special price!

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The Essence of Success

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