From Rags to Riches
—The Story of Edwin C. Barnes
Regardless of your current position in life, it is your birthright to be successful. All you need is know-how and aspiration, and there is no better teacher than Edwin C. Barnes. Starting with nothing but a strong desire, Mr. Barnes became one of Thomas Edison's most valued, most successful, and wealthiest salespersons. In this article, you will learn how Barnes set himself apart from the pack at the Edison empire and how he turned laughter directed at him into millions of dollars. Learn from Edison's champion, and you too can make big things happen.
—Legacy of a Strength Hero
A humble beginning and an array of roadblocks did not stop Clarence Harrison from becoming an accomplished bodybuilder, a revered family man, and a “Million–Dollar” salesperson. Read this remarkable story and learn the secrets of successful thinking and doing. Then, apply what you learn from Mr. Harrison, and I bet you that your life is quickly going to change for the better.
Fire at the Richmond Theatre
—A Story of Tragedy and Heroism
The day after Christmas in 1811 left a permenant mark in the annals of theatrical history. During an evening performance at the Richmond Theatre, a fire caught and spread rapidly. Within minutes the building was in a sheet of flames, and dozens of playgoers fell victim to one of the most devestating fires in American history. This article reflects upon this terrible tragedy, and it brings back to life a few of the heroes who put their own lives at risk to help save others. There are many potent lessons brought forth in this remarkable story, and a study of them may very well strengthen your character and cultivate your core virtues.
Looking Back at Holmes Hall
—Memories and Life Lessons
In this essay, I reflect upon my life at the Holmes Hall dormitory when I was a freshman at the University of Kentucky and just out of high school. Living at Holmes Hall was my first “success” training ground, and here I relate how my stay there proved to be a life-changing experience. This is a journey filled with personal lessons and observations which helped me climb out of my shell and leap forward. I share this personal information here with hopes that you too can benefit from what I learned at Holmes Hall.