For over 50 years, Bob Proctor (1934 - 2022) focused on teaching people to use the power of their minds to achieve prosperity, rewarding relationships, and spiritual awareness. As the best-selling author of You Were Born Rich, an expert featured in the film The Secret, and the founder of LifeSuccess Productions and co-founder of the Proctor Gallagher Institute, Bob Proctor transformed the lives of millions through his books, seminars, courses, and personal coaching. Early in his career, Bob worked closely with Earl Nightingale at Nightingale-Conant Corporation and his work has been heavily influenced by the writings of Napoleon Hill.
As a world-class inspirational speaker, executive coach, and corporate consultant for over four decades, Mary Morrissey empowers individuals in achieving new heights of spiritual aliveness, wealth, and authentic success. Mary has spoken three times at the United Nations, facilitated 3 different week-long meetings with His Holiness The Dalai Lama, and met with Nelson Mandela in Cape Town, South Africa to address the most significant issues our world is facing. Mary is the author of best-selling books No Less Than Greatness, Building Your Field of Dreams, and Brave Thinking: The Art and Science of Creating a Life You Love. She is the founder of Brave Thinking Institute.
Earl Nightingale (1921–1989) was an impoverished Depression-era child who longed to know why people grow up to become what they become so he took his thirst for knowledge on a journey that would last him a lifetime. In 1956, Earl recorded on a single record, a message that embodied his discovery of the answer to why we become what we become. He called it The Strangest Secret. Soon, without any advertising or marketing of any kind, more than a million copies were sold, earning for him the only Gold Record ever to be presented for an audio message, and from this single recording the entire personal development industry grew. In addition to radio, his television show, as well as his audio programs and world-wide personal presentations made a positive impact on audiences across the United States and around the world and took him from poverty to being called, The Dean of Motivation, and one of the world’s leading authorities on personal success. Earl Nightingale’s book, Earl Nightingale’s Greatest Discovery earned for him the Napoleon Hill Gold Medal Award for Literary Excellence. Earl was inducted into The National Association of Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame.
Napoleon Hill (1883–1970) began at an early age to study great achievers such as Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, and Alexander Graham Bell. In 1908, Carnegie challenged Hill to create a comprehensive philosophy of achievement and offered to introduce Hill to over five hundred of the most successful men and women of their time. Hill accepted the challenge. After twenty years of research, Hill became the world’s foremost scholar and thinker in the science of human success. He wrote numerous books, including The Law of Success (1928), Think and Grow Rich (1937), and, with W. Clement Stone,Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude (1959). Napoleon Hill advised respected business and political leaders, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt and President Woodrow Wilson. Napoleon Hill’s books form the basis for modern motivational literature and teach an achievement formula that puts success within the reach of the average person.
Wallace D. Wattles
Wallace Delois Wattles (1860–1911) was the author of a number of books including The Science of Being Great and The Science of Being Well. But he is best known for his succinct prosperity classic, The Science of Getting Rich. Wattles, born shortly after the Civil War, experienced many failures in his earlier years. Later in life, he diligently studied world religions and the philosophies of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibnitz, Schopenhauer, Hegel, Swedenborg, Emerson, and others. Through these efforts, he discovered the truth of New Thought principles and he put them into practice in his own life. He began to write books outlining these principles and actively practiced creative visualization to help him become a successful writer and educator of New Thought ideas.