Daily Archives: March 18, 2011

More On Earl Nightingale

This was also done last year and is the follow up to yesterday’s post:


Yesterday I posted information about The Strangest Secret.  This is a follow up.

Because I’ve heard the name Earl Nightingale mentioned by many of the significant personal development experts, I wanted to learn more about him.  Of course, I googled him.

He  lived from 1921-1989.  He was one of twelve surviving Marines of the Pearl Harbor attack on the battleship Arizona.

For a few years he was a broadcaster on WGN radio in Chicago and did a five minute commentary every day.  At the age of 35, he retired (from radio), but went on to do a number of other things and leave his mark behind forever.

He had bought his own insurance company and spent many hours motivating its sales force.  The recording of The Strangest Secret was made to be used at the company during the time he had gone on an extended vacation.

He met Lloyd Conant and together they created the first electronic publishing company, Nightingale-Conant.  This company is probably the largest producer of personal development recordings, having spanned the era from reel to reel, 8 track, cassette tapes, and now compact discs (CDs) and digital video discs (DVDs).  I personally have bought a number of their products.

This was said of Earl Nightingale after his death in 1989…He didn’t let a day go by that he didn’t learn something new and then pass it on to others.

What a wonderful legacy, to have affected so many people with great insights.  What legacy do you want to leave behind?  We would like to hear your thoughts.