“The best teachers are those that are still students.”—Diana Nightingale

If you’re a student of personal growth and development, you’ve no doubt heard of Earl Nightingale. His Gold Record recording, “The Strangest Secret,” influenced millions in the ‘50s and ‘60s and continues to have an impact today.

In this episode, Brian sits down with Diana Nightingale, Earl’s widow, to discuss Earl’s story, his message, and the influence it continues to have on people today. She speaks of his childhood – growing up in poverty during the Depression – and how his perpetual curiosity from an early age helped drive his purpose: to empower people to change their circumstances.

You’ll learn the role fishing played in the recording of “The Strangest Secret,” the six words in “Think and Grow Rich” that shaped Earl’s thinking and teachings, and the essential ingredient of Earl’s teachings that many people overlook. Whether you’re new to personal growth or have been a student of it for decades, you won’t want to miss this episode.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“He was a man that lived in the present. He knew there was a reason he survived [the attack on Pearl Harbor].”—Diana Nightingale

“There isn’t anything new in the universe, but there are different ways of presenting it.”—Diana Nightingale

“People still had the mindset that you came into this world and that’s where you were meant to be.”—Diana Nightingale

“Personal development was created by successful people for successful people.”—Diana Nightingale

“When you do the kind of work we do, you can’t turn your head off.”—Diana Nightingale

“You’ll make it a meaningful experience or a meaningless experience.”—Diana Nightingale

“The creative juices come when they want to and it’s when you’re exhausted or relaxed.”—Diana Nightingale

“The best teachers are those that are still students.”—Diana Nightingale

“The most meaningful teachers are those who have touched students at a heart level.”—Diana Nightingale

“The great gift that Earl brought was taking the principles of ‘Think and Grow Rich’ and making them for every man and woman.”—Brian Buffini

“You have tools; now you have to build a new life.”—Diana Nightingale


Mentioned in the episode:

“The Strangest Secret” by Earl Nightingale
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
TBBS Ep 061: The Strangest Secret – with Earl Nightingale


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