How To Sell Your Way Through Life
L IKE millions of others, I am a big fan of Napoleon Hill’s timeless
classic, Think and Grow Rich. First published in 1937, it has the
distinction of being the best-read self-help book of the twentieth century.
Not so well known is how Napoleon Hill earned his livelihood before he wrote Think and Grow Rich. In How to Sell Your Way Through Life, Hill explains how he spent many years perfecting his skills as a master salesman and sales trainer. How to Sell Your Way Through Life was written in the depths of the Great Depression. To write it, Hill drew upon contacts, interviews, and the cooperation of the most successful men in the country, including Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and others.
The information in How to Sell Your Way Through Life is as relevant in
today’s economy as it was in a time very similar to ours. Hill could have been writing about today when he said, ‘‘Business depressions do not destroy the market for imagination; they merely increase the need and extend the demand for imagination. The world stands in need of men who will use their imagination.’’