Thursday, May 10, 2007

Law of Success Part I

First of a 3 part special series featured in the Hero Soul ezine:

Inside Your eZine Issue:

1. Featured Quote
2. Law of Success Part I
3. Need a Writer?
4. Billionaire Quest
5. Reprint Rights

1. Featured Quote

“After one has discovered what he is called for, he should set out to do it with all of the power
that he has in his system…Do it as if God almighty ordained you at this particular moment in
history to do it.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2. Law of Success Part I

Dear Friends and Subscribers,

Please forgive my rather long absence in writing to you. I’ve been fairly busy working on my next book project (an inspirational novel) which I’ve promised to complete by December 31, 2007. I’ve also spent the last month immersing myself in the teachings of Napoleon Hill and would like to make up my long absence by sharing with you a summary of the main principles from his landmark work, Law of Success: The 21st-Century Edition.

Most of you know who Napoleon Hill is. But for the benefit of those who don’t, Mr. Hill is quite arguably the author of the world’s first practical philosophy of human achievement. Commissioned back in 1908 by the great steel magnate, Andrew Carnegie, Hill spent over 25 years researching the lives of over 500 of the most successful people on the planet.

The amazing thing is that most of Hill’s work was not from second-hand research but first-hand knowledge from personal contact with some of the greatest powerbrokers of the day including Henry Ford, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, Charles M. Schwab, Elbert Hubbard, George Eastman, and US Presidents Woodrow Wilson, William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt.

While “Think and Grow Rich” is certainly Hill’s most popular book based on the results of his exhaustive research, “Law of Success” (which was first published in a set of eight volumes) is Hill’s most comprehensive work of achievement; a veritable tome of success literature, I’d call it the world’s first and foremost “success encyclopedia.”

The only modern day equivalents that readily come to mind is Anthony Robbin’s “Unlimited Power” in the field of applied psychology, Stephen Covey’s “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” on principle-centered leadership, and the success strategies employed in Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles.”

Nevertheless, I would rank Napoleon Hill’s “Law of Success: The 21st-Century Edition” as the foundational book for developing a practical success philosophy that anyone can readily apply. The fully revised and updated 21st-Century Edition comes in at 1035 pages containing Hill’s deep analysis of the 17 proven principles of success, many personal examples and stories from his own life experiences, and new commentary from the editors providing modern parallels with contemporary events and the latest management theories.

I come across a lot of success literature in my line of work; and after thoroughly reviewing Hill’s “Law of Success,” I can quite comfortably recommend purchasing several copies as treasured gifts for friends and family and as a special collection for your own personal success library.

To get your copy or copies at a 37% discount, you can visit the following link:


In this special edition of your Hero Soul ezine, I’ll provide a brief summary of each of Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principles from his classic bestseller, “Law of Success: The 21st-Century Edition.” I’ve divided this ezine edition into three parts: Law of Success Part I, Part II, and Part III, spread out over three weeks.

Breaking this ezine edition into three parts will give you some time to learn and apply these principles. Master these principles and you will master your destiny:

Principle # 1: The Master Mind

The Master Mind is simply a friendly alliance of two or more minds harmoniously working together in full cooperation towards the achievement of a singular purpose. It’s more than just a brain-trust of accumulated knowledge used for creative problem solving; the Master Mind is a field of accumulated energy created from the combined group’s spirit which can accomplish far more than any individual member could possibly hope to achieve independently.

Hill recommends forming a round table of ideally six to twelve like-minded individuals who will support your chief aim, who are in complete harmony with each other, and who are willing to meet with you regularly to help you accomplish that aim. You must offer each group member something in return that will reward their participation in your Master Mind.

Whether you choose to develop a formal alliance or not, the Master Mind principle will still have a powerful influence over your life – for better or worse. It is said you are the average sum total of the people you spend the most time with which will either help or hinder you. Choose your friends and associates carefully.

Principle # 2: A Definite Chief Aim

Without a definite purpose backed by a definite plan one is as lost and hopeless as a rudderless ship in the middle of the Atlantic. Good intentions and hard work are not enough. You need a Purpose, a Plan, and Perseverance backed with a burning desire to achieve your definite chief aim in life.

To realize your Chief Aim, Hill suggests writing out your WWWH and reviewing it daily: “know what you want, when you want it, why you want it, and how you intend to get it.” Also include what you plan to give in return for reaching your dream.

By reviewing your manifesto daily, with intense feeling, you will begin attracting the people and circumstances in your life to make your wildest dreams come true.

Note: If you’re not sure what your definite purpose in life is, I’d highly recommend getting a copy of Napoleon Hill’s Law of Success: The 21st-Century Edition because it includes a number of self-assessment questionnaires with practical examples and stories to help you clarify your chief aim in life.

Principle # 3: Self-Confidence

To be self-confidant you must know. Know yourself and know your business. Know your strengths and weaknesses, your greatest fears and deepest desires. Those who do not know live in constant fear and anxiety. A leader must know.

Keep a log of all your accomplishments and all the praise you receive and review it frequently. Use autosuggestion or self-talk to tell yourself daily about how you are growing as a leader in your field.

Fill your mind with positive, inspiring thoughts. Surround yourself with people who will empower you. Have faith in others and see the good in people because how you view others is a reflection of yourself.

Principle # 4: The Habit of Saving

Pay yourself first by developing the habit of consistently saving a portion of your income. Hill and many others suggest saving at least 10% of your earnings. (Tip: if you’ve accumulated high-interest debts such as credit card debt, it’s a good policy to allocate 80% of your savings to paying down the debt in order to avoid that debt from growing faster than the rate of return you’re getting on your savings).

Those who have will be given more. Having even a modest savings account will increase your self-confidence and will attract many opportunities that would normally not come your way without that extra cushion.

Successful people will be more willing to back your idea or promote you within their enterprise if they see that you yourself have developed the self-discipline of saving.

Hill recounts several instances in his book where people who had built up a little savings account were able to invest in new business opportunities, attract financing for their ideas, or enter into partnerships that would later result into untold millions.

Principle # 5: Initiative and Leadership

“Do the thing and you shall have the power.” – Emerson

According to Hill, leadership is “doing the right thing without being told.” Leadership is ultimately about taking initiative and getting things done. Bottom line: leaders get paid for results.

By always providing additional service without any expectation for pay, you will build your initiative muscles.

Leadership requires self-sacrifice. Leaders are givers. Inspire and help others and you will be rewarded in direct proportion to your efforts. As American self-help icon, Zig Ziglar, likes to say, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”

I hope you enjoyed Part I of my “Law of Success” brief. Stay tuned for Part II in my upcoming newsletter. In the meantime, share these principles with your peers, forward this newsletter, discuss the concepts and teach other people what you’ve learned. There’s no better way to learn than by teaching others.

To your success,

Sharif Khan
Freelance Writer, Inspirational Keynote Speaker
Bestselling Author of Psychology of the Hero Soul

3. Need a Writer?

If you or someone you know has a mid-to-large circulation newspaper, magazine, or newsletter and is looking for an advice columnist writer or someone to write feature articles, reports, and reviews, feel free to contact me at: sharif @

I’ve been writing for the inspirational market for over five years now and would be an ideal fit for publishers and organizations looking for content that would fall under the following topics:
motivation, success, leadership, personal and professional development, psychology, achievement, organizational performance, as well as entrepreneurship, business, sales, and marketing.

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4. Billionaire Quest

On May 3, 2007, Bill Bartmann, the self-made Billionaire who is making waves in the personal development industry, is returning to Toronto to deliver his famous Billionaire Mentoring evening seminar.

This time he’s bringing his camera crew along where they’ll be filming his new TV reality show:
“Billionaire Quest.”

This is your opportunity to be mentored by a self-made billionaire on overcoming failure and achieving lifelong success while also being on a TV reality show that will air this Fall on National TV.

Here is your complimentary invitation to sign-up: F-R-E-E Mentoring Session with a Billionaire

P.S. There’s no cost to attend but seating is limited and space will fill up fast. Reserve your spot now before it's too late and the seats are all gone.

6. Reprint Rights

You have permission to use any of the articles in this ezine edition in your own ezine, blog, newsletter, or web site, as long as you include the following blurb with it:

Sharif Khan (; is a freelance copywriter, inspirational keynote speaker, and author of the leadership bestseller, Psychology of the Hero Soul ( He publishes his monthly Hero Soul ezine for cutting-edge advice on success, leadership and personal growth. To contact Sharif Khan about his
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I'll see you next week! Be a hero!

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- Sharif Khan, author of Psychology of the Hero Soul

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At 12:13 PM, Blogger Ross Cornwell said...

I enjoyed reading your blog today, and I thought you might be interested to learn that a new edition of Napoleon Hill's classic book "Think and Grow Rich" has been published.

Its title is "Think and Grow Rich!" (subtitled) "The Original Version, Restored and Revised." I am the editor/annotator of this new 412-page edition, which is really an homage to Dr. Hill. (For several years I was the editor-in-chief of "Think & Grow Rich Newsletter.")

Since you are thoroughly familiar with Dr. Hill and his masterpiece, I invite you to contribute a brief "blurb" for the upcoming next major printing of the new book. If you would like to do so, please send it to me by e-mail.

What I have done is this: to restore Dr. Hill's book to its original manuscript content (it was first published in 1937, but was abridged in 1960), annotate it with more than 50 pages of endnotes (most of the persons and events he discusses are generally unknown to readers today), index it thoroughly, add an appendix with a wealth of additional information about Dr. Hill and his work, and revise the book in ways to help remove certain "impediments" to reading the book today (language that today would be considered obsolete, sexist or racist). None of these things had previously been done with TGR.

If you would like to learn a little more about this project, a quick visit to will give you some details. The "Editor's Foreword" provides more complete information, and the “Testimonials” page will demonstrate how well-received this new book is around the world. Here is the book’s page:

The book is available on all the Amazon websites and most other online sellers, it can be ordered by any bookstore, and it will start appearing in bookstores soon. We also sell direct, at steep discounts, to personal success coaches and motivational speakers.

Our edition of TGR! is superior in every way to other versions on the market. It is a trade paperback, not a pocket-size mass market paperback. It is 412 pages versus 230+ (depending on the edition). It looks better, feels better, reads better than any other version. It is fast becoming the "version of choice" among Napoleon Hill devotees and other students of success and high achievement.

Thank you for your time and attention.

Ross Cornwell, Editor

At 9:54 AM, Blogger Chuck Bartok said...


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