The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale
Earl Nightingale was an American motivational speaker and author, known as the “Dean of Personal Development.” He was the voice in the early 1950s of Sky King, the hero of a radio adventure series, and was a WGN radio show host from 1950 to 1956. Nightingale was the author of the Strangest Secret, which economist Terry Savage has called “…One of the great motivational books of all time“.
Born in Los Angeles, California, The United States. Earl Nightingale, enjoyed a remarkable radio career that lasted for more than forty years, but is probably best remembered for the recording that he wrote and narrated in 1956, called, The Strangest Secret. In his profound message he tells us that, “we become what we think about”, and then, he spent the rest of his life, giving us examples of how this is true, and how to use this universal law to direct our lives in the most productive ways we can.
In the meantime, he had bought his own insurance company and had spent many hours motivating its sales force to greater accomplishments. When he decided to go on a vacation for an extended period of time, his sales manager begged him to put his inspirational words on record. The result later became the recording entitled “The Strangest Secret,” the first spoken word message to win a Gold Record by selling over a million copies. In “The Strangest Secret,” Earl had found an answer to the question that had inspired him as a youth and, in turn, found a way to leave a lasting legacy for others.
Over the next thirteen years, the demand for “The Strangest Secret” would grow so large that Earl accepted an offer of help to fulfill orders from an acquaintance, Lloyd Conant, who had a small mail order company. Together, they formed the Nightingale-Conant Corporation of Chicago and became the founding pioneers and world leaders in the personal development industry. They also developed a syndicated, 5-minute daily radio program, “Our Changing World,” which became the longest-running, most widely syndicated show in radio.
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