“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” – Napoleon Hill
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“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.”
Apologies for the delay in today’s email, which I wrote and pressed published at 5:50am, but for some reason it never actually went out even though it says it was published.
Napoleon Hill wrote Think and Grow Rich in 1937, which was a personal development and self-improvement book. Hill writes that he was inspired by a suggestion from business magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
Napoleon Hill considered the turning point in his life to have occurred in the year 1908 with his assignment, as part of a series of articles about famous and successful men, to interview the Scottish – American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
According to Hill’s latter books, at the time of his meeting, Carnegie was one of the most powerful men in the world. Hill discovered that Carnegie believed that the process of success could be outlined in a simple formula that anyone would be able to understand and achieve.
Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish American industrialist who led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century.
He is often identified as one of the richest people and one of the richest Americans ever. He built a leadership role as a philanthropist for the United States and the British Empire.
He built Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Steel Company, which he sold to J.P. Morgan in 1901 for $480 million.It became the U.S. Steel Corporation. After selling Carnegie Steel, he surpassed Rockefeller as the richest American for the next couple of years.
Carnegie devoted the remainder of his life to large-scale philanthropy, with special emphasis on local libraries, world peace, education and scientific research.
It is little exaggeration to say he invented modern philanthropy, donating the funds to build 3,000 libraries, install 7,200 musical organs, and endow a host of museums, universities and charitable trusts from the fortune he made from business.
He built Carnegie Hall and the Peace Palace and founded the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Institution for Science, and Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Carnegie Hero Fund, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, among others.
Yet Carnegie did not stint on himself and his family during his lifetime, acquiring a string of vast homes in the US and abroad. The one closest to his heart was undoubtedly Skibo Castle, a grand estate overlooking the Dornoch Firth in northern Scotland. The Donoch Firth is the next Firth up from the Cromarty Firth, which is where my mother’s house is situated and I am recovering from my injury and spending Christmas and New Year.
The description in the sale particulars, dated 1890, may be one of the few examples where an estate agent did not oversell the property. “It may be doubted whether any estate in the Highlands can rival Skibo in extent and variety of attractions. The beauty of its situation – the salubrity of its climate – with the magnificent modern residence on the site of the ancient seat of the Bishop of Ross – all contribute to the residential value and interest of an estate, with nearly 20,000 acres and over 200 tenants,” it said.
It was the perfect haven for Carnegie and his wife, Louise, to spend their summers and raise their young daughter, Margaret. Indulging his passions for Dr Golf (as he called it), salmon fishing, and sailing on his yacht, the Sea breeze, Carnegie finally dedicated himself to having some fun. One of his friends said he was like a child with a new toy. “Heaven itself,” Carnegie declared, “is not so beautiful as Skibo.”
Skibo Castle is now the home of a members club called the Carnegie Club and is owned by Ellis Short the Chairman of Sunderland Football Club and is where Madonna famously got married to Guy Ritchie sixteen years ago and guests included the Oscar winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who was a chief bridesmaid, and Paul McCartney’s daughter Stella, who designed the wedding dress and described by actress Catherine Zeta Jones as “the most romantic place on earth”.
My friend Simon Bath is the manager at Skibo, I teach his daughter gymnastics and dance at Fyrish Gymnastics club and I have been lucky enough to have been given a personal guided tour of the castle and most of the 7,500 acres of grounds,
During the last 18 years of his life, Carnegie gave away to charities, foundations, and universities about $350 million (in 2015 share of GDP, $78.6 billion) – almost 90 percent of his fortune. His 1889 article proclaiming “The Gospel of Wealth” called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society, and it stimulated a wave of philanthropy.
Impressed with Napoleon Hill, Carnegie asked him if he was up to the task of putting together this information, to interview or analyse over 500 successful men and women, many of them millionaires, in order to discover and publish this formula for success.
The text of Think and Grow Rich is based on Hill’s earlier work The Law of Success, said to be the result of more than twenty years of study of many individuals who had amassed personal fortunes.
Hill studied their habits and evolved 16 “laws” to be applied to achieve success. Think and Grow Rich condenses them, providing the reader with 13 principles in the form of a “Philosophy of Achievement
The book asserts that desire, faith and persistence can propel one to great heights if one can suppress negative thoughts and focus on long-term goals.
The 13 “steps” listed in the book are:
- Specialised Knowledge
- Organized Planning
- Decision 8. Persistence
- Power of the Master Mind
- The Mystery of Sex Transmutation
- The Subconscious Mind
- The Brain
- The Sixth Sense
There are several courses created from the Think and Grow Rich content and principles.
At the time of Hill’s death in 1970, Think and Grow Rich had sold more than 20 million copies, and by 2015 over 100 million copies had been sold worldwide.
After retiring from dance in my early thirties I have spent the last twenty years helping people both adults and children improve in football, dance and physical fitness as a football coach, personal trainer, dance teacher and choreographer. For the last 10 years I have been helping people improve at yoga all over the world.
Yoga is so much more than improving peoples health and fitness, it improves the Mind, Body and Soul as I said yesterday Yoga teaches us to deal with failure everyday, through trying to achieve all the different poses or asanas. You may never get to succeed in achieving some of the poses, but the important thing is you try and the journey is more important than achieving the goal.
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