Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Lessons From The World's First Trillionaire

Excerpted from Sharif Khan's free monthly Hero Soul ezine:

1. The World’s First Trillionaire:
Lessons From the Richest Man Who Ever Lived

2. Breakfast of Failures: Inspirational Article
3. FREE Breakfast with StreetSmart Marketer in Toronto (July 25)
4. Billionaire Mentoring in New York and Chicago
5. Need a Writer?
6. Subscribe to the Hero Soul ezine
7. Reprint Rights

1. The World’s First Trillionaire: Lessons from the Richest Man Who Ever Lived

While experts predict Bill Gates will become the world’s first trillionaire, there may have been one who came before:

“Solomon not only gained a worldwide reputation as the wisest man in history, his wealth was legendary as well,” writes Steven K. Scott. “His gold reserves alone would be worth nearly a trillion dollars in today’s dollars. In the book of Proverbs, Solomon reveals his strategies for achieving success, wealth, and personal happiness.”

I just finished listening to Steven K. Scott’s audio series, Lessons From the Richest Man Who Ever Lived, and I found he did such an AWESOME job of deciphering the deep wisdom of King Solomon’s secrets that I’m personally recommending it as a great resource to have in one’s learning treasure chest.

Who is Steven Scott? Even though Steve flunked out of nine jobs in his first six years after college (with an income less than half the national average and a boss who told him he’d never succeed), he persevered and went on to co-found the American Telecast Corporation, generating over 2 billion dollars in sales and becoming one of the most successful marketing entrepreneurs in the history of direct response television marketing.

“Steve later discovered that the same strategies that made him millions in business were equally powerful when applied to marriage and parenting relationships.”

Here’s what my favorite boyhood martial arts movie-star hero had to say about Steve’s breakthrough audio series:

“PHENOMENAL! Steve Scott has ‘cracked’ the Solomon Code. He takes the inspired Wisdom of Solomon and transforms it into simple, yet powerful steps we can take to solve any problem and achieve true fulfillment and extraordinary success, at home and at work.”
- Chuck Norris, Movie and Television Star

Actually, Bruce Lee is my all-time favorite with Jet Li coming in second. But Chuck Norris still kicks butt!

To get your copy of Steven Scott’s life-changing audio series, click on the following link:
Lessons From the Richest Man Who Ever Lived

2. Breakfast of Failures

“If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.”
--Thomas Watson, Sr. Founder of IBM

Before the Breakfast of Champions – there was the Breakfast of Failures:

• C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia) had over 800 rejections before he sold even one piece of writing.

• Oprah Winfrey was not deterred when she got fired from her television reporter’s job being told, “You’re not fit for TV.”

• Og Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World) had lost his family to drink and became a homeless person before becoming an inspirational bestselling author selling over 30 million books.

• Marie Curie, recipient of two Nobel Prizes once said, “I tried out various experiments…and the results were sometimes unexpected. At times I would be encouraged by a little unhoped-for success, at others I would be in the deepest despair because of accidents and failures resulting from my inexperience…I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.”

• Bill Gates and Michael Dell were college drop-outs.

• Babe Ruth had more strike-outs then any other baseball player of his time. He also had the most home runs.

• Ann Bancroft, the first woman to travel across the ice to the North Pole, reminisced later about not reaching a goal to cover 2,300 miles across Antarctica (bad weather forced them to be airlifted off) on an expedition with her sister: “Once again this [expedition] is another successful failure.”

• After auditioning for his band, musician Eddie Bond told a young Elvis Presley to “Stick to driving a truck, because you’ll never make it as a singer.”

• Abe Lincoln lost his job and his sweetheart, failed miserably in business, was defeated for state legislature, had a nervous breakdown, was defeated for nomination for congress, lost the renomination, was defeated for US Senate, defeated for nomination of Vice President, and again defeated for US Senate, before being elected as the sixteenth President of the United States.

Forget about living a ‘comfortable’ life. I’m not interested in the items you’ve crossed off your to-do list today. I want to know: have you failed – I mean really FAILED lately?

To your success,

Sharif Khan
Freelance Writer, Inspirational Keynote Speaker
Author of “Psychology of the Hero Soul”
Web:; Tel: 416-417-1259

3. Free Business Breakfast with StreetSmart Marketer in Toronto

All this talk of breakfast has made me hungry! So, I’d like to invite those of you who are business minded to a complimentary breakfast networking seminar with Michael Hepworth, author of “The StreetSmart Marketer.”

In this private seminar (see details below), you’ll learn how some business owners have increased their business by as much as 300% using a simple, proven, and low-risk marketing system.

I believe it will be an important activity for anyone who is serious about growing their business.

However, this is an Invitation Only event for business owners, entrepreneurs, sales executives, independent professionals, and consultants.

It is only available by reservation and seating will be limited. Click on the following link to reserve your spot immediately:
Complimentary Breakfast Networking Seminar with StreetSmart Marketer

Cracking the Success Code: The DNA of Rapid Growth in Business

Date: July 25, 2007

Time: Breakfast, Registration, and Networking 8:00am to 8:30am

Session: 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Toronto, Ontario (details provided on registration page)

Cost: No cost. You must pre-register for this event. No registrations will be taken at the door.

Early Registration Bonus: The first 10 people to register will receive a f-r-e-e copy of Michael’s new book, “The Street Smart Marketer” at the session. A value of $24.95. Sign-up now to immediately reserve your spot:
Complimentary Breakfast Networking Seminar with StreetSmart Marketer

Description: “In this special live session titled ‘Cracking the Success Code,’ Michael Hepworth will reveal to you some of the proven methods he has personally used to build several multi-million dollar businesses during his career.

The following is a partial list of success secrets that will be discussed:

* The 7 common barriers to growth and how to overcome them
* What you need to do to avoid getting caught in a price war
* How to make your customers notice you
* What is ‘marketing clutter’ and how it will kill your business
* Techniques for dealing with prospects who are more skeptical and less trusting
* How to find the time you need to grow your business and have time for your personal life

Note: The ideas in this session aren’t from some textbook. Nor are they just wild ideas that have never been tried before. These are proven, money-making examples that can work in any business.”

RSVP today by visiting:

4. Billionaire Mentoring in New York and Chicago

Self-made Billionaire, Bill Bartmann, will be holding his Live 2 Hour “Mentoring with a Billionaire” Seminar in New York and Chicago. There's no cost to attend but seating will be limited. For details visit: Complimentary Mentoring with a Billionaire Seminar.

5. Need a Writer?

If your organization needs help with an important writing project, shoot me an email with the requirements. I might be able to help.

I’ve been writing for the business and personal development markets for over five years 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.

6. Subscribe to the Hero Soul eZine

To get your free copy of the Hero Soul ezine for the latest news and developments in success, leadership, and personal growth, visit and click on the "newsletter" tab or simply email inspire @ herosoul. com with "subscribe to hero soul" in the subject line.

This ezine is copyright © 2007 by Sharif Khan.

7. 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 writing and motivational speaking services, call: 416-417-1259.


“Heroes are rebels with a cause. Rebels because they challenge the traditional ways of thinking and refuse to follow the herd. They have a cause, a vision, that's larger than life.”

- Sharif Khan, author of “Psychology of the Hero Soul”