Episode 45 brings you the 4th installment of my series Personal Development Greats. This episode features two gentlemen! Dale Carnegie and Napoleon Hill. There is a reason for me combining these two gentlemen in this one episode. They are contemporaries of each other meaning they lived at the same time. So their perspectives are from the same time period. They both lived through the great depression and managed to be successful and share that knowledge with others.

So the goal of this episode is to introduce you to these two amazing personal development greats whose lives overlapped and how they with their own perspectives on being successful have managed to influence people over the last 85 or so years.

Clearly their messages to people of all walks of life have staying power and resonate with their readers. Readers just like me and I hope after listening to this, just like you. I discovered something interesting when preparing for this episode, a timeline. If you remember I talked about the personal development book that has made the biggest impact on me is The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D Wattles. Now that book was published in 1910, Napoleon Hills book was published in 1936 and Dale Carnegies was published in 1937. All of them were contemporaries of each other with Wattles being the oldest. All of them were born within 28 years of each other and they all talk about financial and personal success and how to achieve that.

” Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

— Napoleon Hill


“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”

— Dale Carnegie

We will talk about :

– Napoleon Hill’s beginnings
– How Think and Grow Rich came about
– The magic of this book
– Dale Carnegie’s beginnings
– How Dale’s How to Win Friends and Influence People came about
– The magic of this book 🙂

Both of these amazing gentlemen offer amazing insights into not only personal development but really personal and financial success and what that means for you. Their messages and lessons are timeless. For me and many, many others, all three of the amazing books that I have mentioned- The Science of Getting Rich, Think and Grow Rich and How to Win Friends and Influence People have led to the success I have had with personal development. Each adding and building upon the other.

Please make sure to subscribe in Apple Podcasts or the player of your choice if you haven’t already so you never miss out on the fun. Have you read any of these books and had success with them? Please share that with us! Together we will be the changes and differences we want to see in the world. If you think someone else could benefit from learning about personal development, feel free to share this with them. I look forward to connecting with you next week!

Till next time-