What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.
Vash Young—You probably never heard of him.
But in the early 1930s he wrote one of the most influential self-help books of the time: A Fortune to Share. Young made a fortune in the life insurance business—during the Great Depression, mind you, when others struggled and starved and some committed suicide—and wrote his books to teach people how to care about others, be happy now, and truly serve. His books are still readable and relevant today, though Young has long gone.
Bruce Barton was once called “the man everybody knows.”
An early “Mad Man” who was not mad. He was a popular advertising genius, cofounder of BBDO in 1919, one of the largest advertising agencies in the world, and a best-selling author, as well. His books, such as The Man Nobody Knows, revealed Jesus as a businessman who took 12 people and transformed the world. My own book on Barton, The Seven Lost Secrets of Success, reveals a man in love with principle over profit.
Mary Kay Ash: “A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.”
She inspired women. She awarded pink Cadillacs for top sellers of her beauty products. She was on a mission to make a profit from her passion to help women find their independence.
Allen Carr tried to stop ...