official classic earl nightingale
official classic earl nightingale
In an age when the majority of men and women were drifting towards a life of conformity and uneventfulness . . . there came to the forefront of the national scene a man who decided to chart a course both interesting and challenging.
Earl Nightingale’s life was unique in the annals of American business. Caught in the Great Depression as a boy of twelve, he could not justify poverty when he was told there was plenty for everyone in this abundant land. He therefore decided to discover why people succeed or fail in life and was determined that he, would become financially successful at an early age.
Stationed aboard the battleship, USS Arizona, he was one of a handful of survivors when that ship was destroyed and sank at Pearl Harbor. Later, when separated from the Marine Corps in 1946 and starting with practically nothing, in ten years he founded and headed four corporations. He wrote, sold and produced fifteen radio and television programs per week. He appeared on all major networks and for four years was the star of the dramatic series, Sky King which was carried on more than 500 stations of the Mutual Radio Network. He also began an insurance agency and in twelve months led it from last to sixth place in the nation with one of the world’s largest companies.
In 1956, the Nation’s Press carried the astounding story of the phenomenally successful young man who, at 35, had become financially independent. It was then that he produced his now famous recording of, The Strangest Secret, which tells others of the proven plan for success that he devoted seventeen years to find. Since it’s release, this inspiring recording has broken all precedent in the recording industry by selling in the multi-millions to major industries, retailers and salesmen; clubs and associations, parents, students and people in virtually all walks of life. This masterful recording tells how anyone can make the most of his or her own capabilities . . . can attain a rich full measure of success and happiness, right in his or her present job or position. It tells: “How to achieve greater success and how to enjoy greater happiness and peace of mind.”
One of the classic stories Earl loved to tell was written by Russell Cromwell.
Seems that - back in the day, rumors began spreading rapidly across South Africa that acres of diamonds were being found all over the land and making many rich, practically overnight.
It wasn't long before news of this reached a certain Farmer who through the years had grown tired and weary of the struggle to plant and harvest his crops among the rocks and stones that cluttered his land. Hearing of this grand opportunity to end his struggles and to find riches, the Farmer decided to sell his farm and go in search of diamonds!
Now, no one knows for sure, but the story goes that he never found the gems he was looking for and in desperation, eventually jumped from a bridge and drown.
Meanwhile, and some time later, a friend of the new owner came by to visit and was standing, warming himself by the fireplace when he noticed a large stone that had been placed on the mantle. He picked it up, and taking a closer look, asked where the stone had been found? The new owner replied "Oh, they're everywhere!"
It seems that the acres of stones and rocks that cluttered the farmland were really diamonds in their natural form but had gone unrecognized by both the previous and present owner until someone, with the knowledge of what diamonds in the rough look like, came along to identify what each had not been able to see - that they had, all the while, been standing in the middle of their very own, acres of diamonds! That farm became known later as, The Kimberly Diamond Mine.
Of course, the moral of the story is that each of us may well, and probably is at this very moment, standing in the middle of our very own acres of diamonds, and before we go running off and looking elsewhere for our treasures, perhaps a visit from someone with the knowledge to help identify the gems that we already have - at our finger-tips - could just prove to be very valuable - indeed!
For more than 60-years, the messages of Earl Nightingale have been helping people from all walks of life recognize the acres of unpolished opportunities that surround them at all times!
I'm Diana Nightingale and during these stressful and challenging times, I'd love to share with you the timeless gems that my late husband, Earl Nightingale wrote and recorded that, for more than 70-years, have helped millions identify their "unpolished acres of diamonds." I am certain that these same messages can help you recognize and polish the acres of opportunities in which you may be standing and there's never been a better time than - now - to discover them.