Earl Nightingale inspires on so many levels. His daily syndicated radio feature “Our Changing World” was an entertaining and informative staple in our home growing up. Choose to study either radio or personal development, and soon you will find that all roads lead to Earl.
The U.S. Marines provided a path out of the tent city of his youth. One of only 15 survivors of the attack on the U.S.S. Arizona by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, Nightingale began a broadcasting career after WWII, migrating from from Arizona to Chicago on his way to syndication. He retired from broadcasting at 35, and invested his earnings in an insurance agency. Weekly motivational speeches that he gave to his sales team were key to his success.
In 1956 Earl was planning to take an extended vacation, much to the dismay of his sales manager. The latter implored him to record a motivational speech to be played for the troops in his absence. The resulting record, “The Strangest Secret”, not only produced the desired effect but went on to become the first spoken word recording to reach Gold Record status.
Partnering with Lloyd Conant, the Nightingale-Conant Corporation became the first brand in the brand-new Personal Development industry. Earl became known as “The Dean of Personal Development”. His satori moment came while reading Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich” - the chronicle of success created by yet another of my heroes.
Seek out The Strangest Secret - here’s a link for a free copy directly from Nightingale-Conant
I trust that the lessons therein will contribute to your continued success!