Life Changing Secrets - Napoleon Hill, Joseph Murphy, Dale Carnegie

Life Changing Secrets - Napoleon Hill, Joseph Murphy, Dale Carnegie

Transform your life and achieve success in your finances, relationships, health, and in any other aspect through teachings from 3 big names of history.

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Achieving a successful position is difficult, isn't it? Mainly these days with so much competitiveness. You must have a great mindset, cultivating good habits in your lifestyle. And that is what Napoleon Hill, Joseph Murphy and Dale Carnegie will teach you in the book "Life Changing Secrets"!

Well, you probably are curious to know what are the methods and concepts that have helped thousands of people to achieve their goals!

So we've decided to introduce you this book. It brings together 3 masters of success and its main teachings, going through how to reach wealthiness until oratory strategies to persuade people. All of this exploring the power of your subconscious mind.

After all, the best way to learn something is with the best references in the area, right? Stay with us in this summary!

About the book "Life Changing Secrets"

The book "Life Changing Secrets" brings up three great works of self-help:

All these books represent great classics and were responsible for approaching the path of success and exploiting the potential of thousands of people to the fullest.

This book aims to analyze and present the details of each of the books mentioned above, with advices and tips updated for the today's world. In addition, it states to use your thinking to convert the idea into action, and thus convince people to invest in you.

About the authors Napoleon Hill, Joseph Murphy and Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie was born in 1888, was a writer, teacher and consultant in sales training, public speaking and interpersonal skills. He is also the author of "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living", "How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job" and many others, that are also available here!

Napoleon Hill was born in 1883 in the United States. He began his career at 13 years-old as a reporter. His career was consolidated on the principles of success, studying and investigating great winners and their respective careers.

In addition, he was an advisor to 2 US presidents and also wrote "How to sell your way through life", among others.

Finally, Joseph Murphy was a writer and teacher. He succeeded in knowing deeply the mental and spiritual laws, and he continues as reference to the present day. Joseph authored more than 30 self-help books, many of them best-sellers, such as "Believe in Yourself" and "How to Attract Money".

To whom is this book indicated?

The content of the book is ideal for you who want to discover the most important lessons raised about success and how to achieve maximum performance at any level of your life, addressing financial matters, personal issues, and professional topics.

This is all achieved without losing any of the values principles, such as happiness and positive day to day.

Main ideas of the book "Life Changing Secrets"

The book is divided into 3 parts, each representing one of the works. The highlights are:

  • Follow the 6 steps of wealth firmly;
  • You are the only one who can guarantee your success, and it must be attached to your desire;
  • Develop an excellent plan and execute it;
  • Use the powers of the subconscious;
  • Develop skills to build a legitimate friendship;
  • Put success into practice by taking one step at a time.

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[Book Summary] Life Changing Secrets - Napoleon Hill, Joseph Murphy, Dale Carnegie

Overview: Think and Grow Rich

The book "Life Changing Secrets" was created with the aim of changing your vision of what you think about wealth. It has been helping ordinary people become rich and powerful.

The authors Napoleon Hill, Joseph Murphy and Dale Carnegie closely followed the rise of 500 of the world's greatest fortunes, finding common characteristics to all these great winners.

6 Steps of Wealth

The book written by Napoleon Hill is based on analyzing the 6 steps to wealth and the rest of the content is geared towards your development, to get an essential posture to achieve wealth. The 6 steps are:

  1. Set the lump sum you want;
  2. State what you intend to give in exchange for the amount received;
  3. Establish a deadline;
  4. Make a detailed plan to execute your desire and start now, regardless of whether you are prepared or not;
  5. Make a document compiling all these previous points;
  6. Read this document twice a day, always before bedtime and when you wake up, and imagine what it will be like when you are in possession of that money.


The first step in becoming rich is to have a strong desire to be rich. It may seem simple, right? But this desire has to be a real "blood in the eye" and possess a good deal of persistence, after all, hardly your plans will succeed at first.

The desire must be planned as accurately as possible so that it generates the maximum of enthusiasm. Also, have a mind of success and hope that your idea will work out.


Faith is between the desire and the action. It can be defined as a state of mind that benefits the action, that is, the fuel for you to take action.

You are the result of your thoughts. So, have positive thoughts for your subconscious, as it will nurture your faith. Also, remember that it is responsible for turning your thoughts into reality.

In the book are raised 7 emotions that positively influence your subconscious: desire, faith, love, sex, enthusiasm, romance and hope.

Negative emotions are implanted alone, and positive emotions need a process to be introduced. The formula of self-confidence is key to training the mind and introducing this positivity. The formula is:

  1. You are able to reach your goal, be persistent and begin to act now;
  2. Dominant thoughts will come true, so keep in mind the person you want to become;
  3. Set aside 10 minutes of your day for self-suggestion. Self-suggestion is seen as the thoughts sent from the conscious to the subconscious in which we have control;
  4. Write down your goals and your purposes and never give up;
  5. Eliminate all negativities, they will get you nowhere. Bring positivity and benefits to everyone, even those you do not know.

Make the plan and execute

According to the author Napoleon Hill, you have to rely on the help of other people for your plan. The perfect plans are reached only with diverse people, knowledge and skills.

It is complicated for you to manage the whole process of enrichment alone, after all, there are a lot of knowledge and transformation. Therefore, create a small group that works for the same goal and has complementary thoughts.

The authors states that you meet this group regularly, as it will generate good ideas and make you have thoughts you would never have alone. Even so, it may be that your plan fails, but in fact, it only fails if you give up.

The main tip is to be the leader of your plan. For this, the author judges the main attributes of leadership, such as: determination, defined plans and directions, sympathy, attention to detail, responsibility, cooperation with groups, unshakable courage, self-control and a sense of justice.

Overview: The Power of the Subconscious

"The Power of Your Subconscious Mind" has the same mindset of "Think and Grow Rich", but it is geared toward all areas of life, not just enrichment.

The goal is simple and practical. Anyone can turn what he believes into reality, you just have to believe in something without restraint and make a picture of it in your mind, removing the obstacles of the subconscious for your desire to come true.

Techniques of the Subconscious

Nothing reaches the subconscious without going through the conscious. From the dialogue with another person, new interpretations are made, and consequently, an answer through a mental image formed and related to your beliefs.

The subconscious does not know the difference between what is true and what is false. So make affirmations of everything that is positive for you, and use the following 3 techniques to develop a subconscious based on results:

  1. Imagination Technique: whenever you have a goal, imagine the situation in which it is already reached. So, think about how you would do and what are the desired results with that goal completed;
  2. Thank you technique: always thank the progress of your plans. Be truthful, and thank as if you have already achieved your goal, for this enables your energies to be renewed until you reach the destination;
  3. Sleep Technique: The sleepy state causes mind to be reduced to a minimal level, making negative thoughts tend not to be present. That way, use words of confidence and positivity in order to increase the emotional value.

Orientation of the Subconscious

The secret of orientation is that you must mentally focus on the correct answer and that you find it within.

During sleep, the subconscious works without interruption in the process of recovery and search for answers.

In order to have a peaceful sleep it is necessary to calm the body and relax. One tip is to always think of questions where your answers lead you to your goals, and let the answer appear when you wake up.

The moment you wake up, do not have negative thoughts and worries. Wake up with all the positivity with which you lay down.

If your thoughts are about obstacles and difficulties, you will probably block your own well-being. Keep in mind a happy ending to your problem, feel the thrill of victory and this will be accepted by the subconscious, turning it into reality.

Rewarding Relationships

Have good thoughts about the people you live with. Don't hold hurts, grudges and bad feelings, as what you feed is what you gain.

The author tells you need to mature emotionally and allow your opinion to be disagreed. After all, they have this right, just as you can disagree with them, but without being unpleasant.

The fundamental principle of human relationships is to wish others what you desire for yourself.

About all presented content, the main advices and tips to have rewarding relationships are:

  • Do not judge;
  • Forgive the immature and yourself;
  • Think and feel about others as you would like they do about you;
  • Do not react with bad feelings towards others.

Positive Habits

The first posite habit to adopt is happiness. Many believe that happiness will only be at the end of the road when you reach the desired goal. But no, enable happiness along the way, always present the best within you and have a calm mind.

One tip from Joseph Murphy is to seek happiness early in the day upon waking. Adopt all positivity as peace, harmony, forgiveness and plan your day based on happiness in all actions and imagine that it is in your day constantly.

Imagine a happy ending and be confident with that thought. Remember to live in joyful expectation of the best.

In the book "Life Changing Secrets" it is presented three magic steps to get new habits:

  1. Calm and relax the mind;
  2. Adopt simple sentences that can be engraved in the mind;
  3. Before bed, take the practice of imagining a friend congratulating you on acquiring a habit.

Overview: Stand and Deliver - How to speak in public and influence people

Connecting with people is an essential step toward achieving your goals. Thus, this work by Dale Carnegie brings the foundations of the oratory, in order to conquer the audience, persuade, inform and entertain the speaker's audience.

Carnegie's Golden Rules

To achieve your goals, you need to relate well to people and make the most of these relationships. To develop mutual friendships and become a friendly person, Carnegie has elaborated the rules below:

  1. Do not criticize, do not condemn, do not complain;
  2. Show appreciation honestly and sincerely;
  3. Awaken strong desire in others;
  4. Become genuinely interested in the other person;
  5. Smile;
  6. Remember that a person's name is the sweetest sound in any language;
  7. Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves;
  8. Talk about things that interest the other person;
  9. Make the other person feel important, and do it sincerely.

Getting to the front

For you to be always ahead you need to supplement education. The book suggests this to be done through people, that is, you must live, interact and really understand other people.

The author outlines five rules to help you getting ahead:

  1. Do a self-assessment;
  2. Apply all enthusiasm to your self-control;
  3. Seize every opportunity to practice new resolutions;
  4. Do not make excuses;
  5. Make definite commitments.

Develop Your Personality

In order to persuade and have good relationships, you must have a nice personality. For this, it is necessary to develop some skills, such as:

  • Do a physical sport and a game of intelligence;
  • Do volunteer work or something that creates value for another person;
  • Do your best in your work and take an interest in it.

The Lecture

According to Dale Carnegie, this is the one of main topics to influence people and attract new followers. Thus, the book brings several teachings on how to hold a lecture and prepare the audience and yourself.

These teachings serve to be applied both in great lectures, and are adaptable to day-to-day discourses among friends at work.

  • Set the subject one week before and work on it;
  • Put you in the position of your audience and focus on what is interesting to them;
  • Speak enthusiastically and use illustrations;
  • Focus on the most important and copy what works;
  • Prepare for the presentation, make notes. But do not use notes during presentations;
  • Maintain posture during speech;
  • Don't make repetitive movements;
  • Smile regularly.

What do other authors say about it?

In "Atomic Habits", James Clear explains how small changes can bring great results. According to him, habits are compound interest of personal improvement. Improving 1% each day brings about a giant change at the end of the journey.

Tony Robbins in the book "Awaken the Giant WIthin" suggests that if you want to end a particular habit, an efficient method of doing so is to associate behavior that you want to exterminate with some kind of pain.

Lastly, in "The Power of Habit", Charles Duhigg says that anyone who wants to change behavior needs the ability to believe that things will improve.

Okay, but how can I apply this to my life?

Well, we know it's a lot of content and it's hard to apply everything at once. So our suggestion is that you work individually on each piece of work and then complement the ideas.

Analyze well what goes into your subconscious, making it works for your goals.

You have at hand the key insights from 3 big names of history that promise to change your life for better in any area. But remember, to succeed, it takes daily effort and a lot of confidence.

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