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Article Archives

2009-06-30
If only you knew the facts, you would respond differently.
2009-06-23
Learning to savor life's little moments.
2009-06-16
Laid-off by his employer, an entrepreneur is born.
2009-06-09
Is it too late for you to accomplish your dreams?
2009-06-02
Christopher Nolan: an award winning writer despite being quadriplegic and mute.
2009-05-26
Today: A very special skill for success.
2009-05-19
Sol Londe: A loving doctor who saved the lives of tens of thousands of children.
2009-05-12
A dirty little secret and the life it changed.
2009-05-05
John Redfud, a dedicated teacher who uplifted the lives of thousands of students.
2009-04-28
Would you risk fame and fortune over a principle? All-star baseball player Curt Flood did.
2009-04-20
Today: The key to successful relationships.
2009-04-13
Today: A valuable secret to a happy marriage.
2009-04-06
Biddy Mason, an ex-slave who became a successful and compassionate businesswoman.
2009-03-30
An obnoxious oaf gets his comeuppance and learns a valuable lesson from it.
2009-03-24
Mrs. Eberhard, a compassionate and dedicated teacher who uplifted a thousand lives.
2009-03-17
93-year-old fitness expert Terry Robinson offers you advice for a long and happy life.
2009-03-10
Helen Suzman, a brave voice of conscience in what was apartheid South Africa.
2009-03-02
Today: The story of Rocky the squirrel.
2009-02-24
How Dale Wasserman’s impossible dream came true and how yours could too.
2009-02-17
Today: A valuable lesson from a Salvation Army cadet.
2009-02-09
One of the richest men in U.S. history did something that benefits you today.
2009-02-03
Today: The richest man in America and how he got to be that way.
2009-01-27
Today: A valuable lesson from the tale of two chipmunks.
2009-01-20
Today: Oseola McCarty and her extraordinary life-changing gift.
2009-01-13
Today: Count your blessings.
2009-01-05
You can make a wonderful difference in this world.
2008-12-30
Today: Is your heart big enough to make room for those in need?
2008-12-22
Today: A life changing rescue by an Angel of Mercy.
2008-12-15
Today: Fired at 43, how a middle aged man turned a layoff into a far better career.
2008-12-09
Today: How to make a wonderful memory today that will touch your heart for the rest of your life.
2008-12-02
Today: One of life’s most generous gifts and it’s one everyone can afford to give.
2008-11-24
Today: A profound yet simple message from a penniless, homeless woman.
2008-11-18
Today: A humble penniless woman who walked the earth to help bring peace.
2008-11-11
Today: That Which Is Most Precious In Life.
2008-11-04
Today: Life’s Greatest Gift.
2008-10-28
Today: The Greatest Secret To Success.
2008-10-21
Abie Nathan: A One Man Peace Activist.
2008-10-14
Irena Sendler, a humble woman who helped save 3,000 Jewish children from the Nazis.
2008-10-07
Today: Advice that could bring you a greater, happier and longer life.
2008-09-30
Today: The extraordinary story of Bert Shepard, a one-legged Major League Baseball player.
2008-09-22
Today: A simple and easy way you could become much more popular.
2008-09-16
Harriet Johnson: severely disabled, she refused to accept society’s limitations...
2008-09-09
Harvey Korman: After 20-years, an overnight success.
2008-09-02
Do you have an “impossible” dream you hope to achieve?
2008-08-26
Remote Area Medical: A medical lifeline for thousands of people.
2008-08-18
Today: A simple act of kindness that will bring you one of life’s greatest joys.
2008-08-11
Today: How you can become much more popular and productive.
2008-08-05
Today: A simple and effective way you can use to become far more persuasive.
2008-07-29
Today: The difference family can make.
2008-07-22
The Universal Soldier who protects us all.
2008-07-15
Today: A self-made billionaire who is quietly donating all his money to uplift humanity.
2008-07-08
A Stunning Alert: How To Protect Yourself From The Coming Financial Crisis
2008-07-01
Would being rich solve your problems?
2008-06-24
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2008-06-17
Today: As strong as a tree trunk, as gentle as a leaf.
2008-06-09
Today: A secret behind the all-time best selling book, “The Power of Positive Thinking.”
2008-06-03
The devil made me do it.
2008-05-27
Today: What may become a revolutionary new cure for cancer.
2008-05-20
Today: A Cure for Cancer?
2008-05-13
Today: From the mouths of babes.
2008-05-06
Cincinnatus, a man who could have ruled the Roman Empire but instead returned to his small farm.
2008-04-29
Ken Hendricks, a struggling high school dropout who became a billionaire.
2008-04-22
A fascinating fact you probably never knew. When America was founded it nearly became a dictatorship
2008-04-14
Do you have an “impossible” dream you hope to achieve?
2008-04-08
Today: Advice for a happy and healthy life from 92-year-old fitness expert Terry Robinson.
2008-03-31
Today: A rich man who gladly surrendered much of his wealth to help the poor.
2008-03-25
Today: A wonderful way to give your life greater meaning.
2008-03-18
Betty Tisdale: An Orphan’s Angel - Part 2.
2008-03-11
Betty Tisdale: An Orphan’s Angel.
2008-03-04
Would you risk your life and the lives of your family to save other people?
2008-02-26
A life lesson from a 15-year-old boy.
2008-02-18
Today: A valuable marital lesson that began with Ray, a man with 7-divorces.
2008-02-12
Lt. John Withers, a courageous act of mercy, part 2.
2008-02-04
Lt. John Withers, a courageous act of mercy.
2008-01-29
A rye bread named Dick.
2008-01-22
man who made 3-fortunes by convincing the world he was crazy.
2008-01-15
Today: A man who found his remarkable destiny when he was just 5-years-old. company.
2008-01-08
Today: A man with a dream who borrowed $311 and built a multi-billion dollar company.
2008-01-01
A man who grew rich when he lost his job.
2007-12-24
Pete Gray, who accomplished the supposedly impossible.
2007-12-18
A modern day Christmas Miracle.
2007-12-11
7-Simple Tips to a healthier trimmer you.
2007-12-03
Dana Houston: whose story offers alternative ways for you to achieve your dreams.
2007-11-27
An easy way to make a fresh start in life.
2007-11-20
The immeasurable wonders your smile could bring.
2007-11-13
Nature's beauty reveals itself in an unusual way.
2007-11-06
A man who violated his integrity and sought redemption.
2007-10-29
Dr. Kumar Bahuleyan, born to extreme poverty, became rich & is donating it all 2 help others in need
2007-10-23
Two of life's most valuable lessons from 80-year-old Gene Kazan.
2007-10-15
Four valuable lessons in life from 100-year-old Arthur Winston.
2007-10-09
Through The Eyes Of A Blind Man.
2007-10-02
The Magic Of A Candle.
2007-09-24
Dr. Jim Post, who achieved the "impossible" dream (Part-2).
2007-09-18
Dr. Jim Post, who achieved the "impossible" dream.
2007-09-11
7 Powerful Tips to help make your dreams a reality.
2007-09-04
Ralph Lazo, an extraordinary act of compassion from a teenager.
2007-08-28
Your life is largely what your thoughts make of it.
2007-08-21
An effective way to give your life direction.
2007-08-14
What a 17-year-old girl did when she found an envelope full of cash.
2007-08-06
Edward Boyd, a black man who courageously confronted bigotry and helped to change America.
2007-07-31
Nola Ochs, who at 95 became the oldest person ever to graduate from college.
2007-07-24
Mimi Lerner, who overcame incredible odds to become a famous opera singer.
2007-07-15
What your subliminal messages tell others about you.
2007-07-10
Valuable lessons in popularity from "Aunt Dottie."
2007-07-03
A valuable lesson in perception from 1966.
2007-06-26
Jim Cronin, courageous animal rescuer and founder of Monkey World.
2007-06-19
Anita Bogan, a 106-year-old woman who offers another of life's greatest lessons.
2007-06-12
A 106-year-old woman offers us one of life’s greatest lessons.
2007-06-05
William Wilberforce, who overcame seemingly impossible odds to end slavery in the British Empire.
2007-05-29
Paul Secon, how he thought of a great business idea.
2007-05-22
Bert Brady, a man who volunteers his time to bring happiness to strangers.
2007-05-15
n 80-year-old woman offers us one of life’s greatest lessons.
2007-05-08
A tale from ancient Israel with a valuable lesson for us today.
2007-05-01
A simple tip to help you get ahead in your career.
2007-04-30
A simple tip to help you get ahead in your career.
2007-04-24
A simple act that will make you a better person.
2007-04-17
Could $1 make a difference in a child’s life?
2007-04-10
Larry Stewart, a former homeless man who made a fortune and gave away $1.3 million...
2007-04-03
Relief For Chronic Back Pain.
2007-03-27
Bill & Myrtle Williams, an African American couple who made a big difference in their inner-city com
2007-03-20
A remarkable act of faith.
2007-03-13
Al Shugart, who co-founded a highly successful business when he was nearly 50-years-old.
2007-03-06
Jack Werber, who risked his life to save nearly 700 children.
2007-02-27
The story of Medea: A tale from ancient Greece that could bring greater meaning to your life.
2007-02-20
Bob McCurry, whose ideas made automotive history.
2007-02-13
As you age, an easy way to keep your mind sharp.
2007-02-06
A simple tip that can make you more popular.
2007-01-30
The story of Jacob: A tale from ancient Israel that could change your life.
2007-01-23
How to remember names.
2007-01-16
How you can overcome the crushing blow of being fired.
2007-01-09
Dr. Muhammad Yunus, whose $27 loan changed the world.
2007-01-02
A man who turned his hobby into a successful career at 65.
2006-12-26
A tiny act of kindness that made the world a little nicer.
2006-12-19
Nelson Davis, Part 2. A man who overcame bigotry and poverty to become successful.
2006-12-12
Nelson Davis, who overcame the devastation of bigotry and poverty to become successful.
2006-12-05
powerful psychological factor you could use to influence others.
2006-11-28
s there too much stress in your life? If so, how you can easily find moments of peace.
2006-11-21
One of life’s great secrets for finding joy.
2006-11-14
Would being rich make you happy? The answer may surprise you.
2006-11-07
How you can receive the most treasured of all gifts?
2006-10-31
An easy way to reestablish a close relationship with a loved one you seldom see.
2006-10-24
Cora Walker, who overcame racism, gender bias and poverty to become one of New York's 1st ...
2006-10-17
Jaap Penraat, a courageous man who risked his life to save 406 people from the Nazis.
2006-10-10
Deborah Jones Part Two, a homeless woman who found greater meaning in life.
2006-10-04
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2006-10-03
Deborah Jones, a homeless woman who found greater meaning in life.
2006-09-26
An ideal role model for your children.
2006-09-19
Are homeless people a lost cause?
2006-09-12
How you can easily meet and speak with people, even if you're shy.
2006-09-05
Charlie Houng, how a poor man succeeded in business.
2006-08-29
Restoring Trust
2006-08-22
Three Good Samaritans.
2006-08-15
A valuable lesson in self-control.
2006-08-08
Gratitude, a tip that could change your life.
2006-08-01
Betty Berzon, whose zealously guarded secret threatened her career.
2006-07-25
Maggie Zaas, who uplifted thousands of lives, one by one.
2006-07-18
Lettie Schubert, a famed puppeteer whose story could help to make you more creative.
2006-07-11
Desmond Doss, a non-violent war hero.
2006-07-04
Memorable Advice from a 70 Year Marriage.
2006-06-26
Tips from a 41 Year Marriage.
2006-06-20
Freddie Laker, who overcame incredible odds to make airline travel affordable.
2006-06-13
Helen Mary Williams, an extraordinary teacher who touched thousands of lives.
2006-06-06
Can an old-fashioned family business succeed in today’s high tech corporate world?
2006-05-30
Do you think you can’t change the world?
2006-05-23
Powerful tips to reduce your stress, improve your health and find greater happiness.
2006-05-16
Hugh Thompson, astonishing heroism in the middle of a military bloodbath.
2006-05-09
St. Francis of Assisi, a rich playboy who gave-up everything he owned to help the poor.
2006-05-02
Nerses Tumanyan, profound advice from a small grocer.
2006-04-25
John Tu, how forgiveness led him to success beyond his wildest dreams.
2006-04-18
The Brooklyn Bridge, an impossible dream until the Roebling family made it happen.
2006-04-11
The canceled wedding that induced a family to help the homeless.
2006-04-04
Alexander Graham Bell, and the story of one of history's biggest business blunders.
2006-03-28
10 Blessings
2006-03-21
Stephen Hawking, finding love, joy and fulfillment despite his extreme paralysis.
2006-03-14
Andrew Carnegie, a vastly rich man who gave away his fortune to help others.
2006-03-07
Terry Robinson, a 90 year old body builder offers you great tips to enjoy better health & happiness.
2006-02-28
Charlie Merrill, Merrill Lynch co-founder with a lesson that could make or save you thousands...
2006-02-21
Simon Wiesenthal: What made the famed Nazi hunter so effective.
2006-02-14
Frank White, who was 65 when he found his true calling and then helped thousands of people.
2006-02-07
Tom Concannon, a man with little money who had the love of thousands of people.
2006-01-31
Tom Ruff, whose successful firm rose from the ashes of failure.
2006-01-24
Paul Williams, a black man who overcame overt bigotry to become a famous architect.
2006-01-17
A man who resigned unfairly in disgrace only to find something far better.
2006-01-10
Fiorello LaGuardia, N.Y.C. Mayor whose wisdom rescued a grandmother from jail time.
2006-01-03
Fred Korematsu, an American who in war time, had the courage to confront the U.S. Gov't. ...
2005-12-27
Clancy Imislund, a homeless "falling down drunk" and his remarkable story of redemption and accompl.
2005-12-20
J.C. Penney, how he lost his fortune and the "Miracle" that restored him.
2005-12-13
Rose Blumkin, a penniless immigrant who built the largest home furnishings store in the U.S.
2005-12-06
David Lee, a Good Samaritan who will reinforce your faith in humanity.
2005-11-29
Hamilton Naki, a gardener with a grade school education who helped develop human organ transplants.
2005-11-22
Cyrus Field, who risked his savings and his reputation to create the Internet of his time.
2005-11-15
Idavonne Rosa, a financially secure, retired executive who now works as a hotel maid.
2005-11-08
Gandhi, a remarkable lesson he learned that could make a big difference in your life today.
2005-11-01
Chiune Sugihara, whose courageous action saved over 6,000 lives.
2005-10-25
Plumpy'nut, an exciting life saving new product developed by accident.
2005-10-18
Real Estate Alert_October 18, 2005
2005-10-11
Ulysses S. Grant, his stunning financial collapse and remarkable resurrection.
2005-10-04
John Johnson, a Black man who overcame bigotry and poverty to build a giant company.
2005-09-27
Joe Mattucci, the poor Italian immigrant who made a fortune.
2005-09-20
Harold Benjamin, the attorney who quit his successful law practice to start...
2005-09-13
Uli Derickson, a courageous flight attendant who confronted death on a hijacked airplane.
2005-09-06
Jona Goldrich, A Holocaust survivor who became a major success.
2005-08-30
The Man Whose Life Was "Hopeless."
2005-08-23
Aristotle
2005-08-16
Wong Racom, A stranded refugee helped by the kindness of strangers.
2005-08-09
Albert Einstein
2005-08-02
Jessica Govea Thorbourne, "A farm labor activist whose work touches your life today."
2005-07-26
Sidney Poitier
2005-07-19
Walt Disney
2005-07-12
John D. Rockefeller
2005-07-05
Mike Halbouty: The legendary Texas oilman who made, lost and made vast fortunes.
2005-06-28
Lucy Grealy: The "unlovable" woman who found the key to happiness.
2005-06-21
Fred Hsieh: A poor Chinese immigrant who made a fortune in real estate.
2005-06-14
Sam Walton


Many of these short, inspirational success stories are about people from all walks of life who overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to achieve remarkable results. These stories contain practical advice and a recipe for success for each of these renowned individuals. Some of their stories may help you to avoid some of the costly and time consuming mistakes that many of us make in life and at work. Learn from some of history's greatest winners on how to become a winner yourself, no matter what the obstacle, and no matter how daunting the task before you may seem. Good luck!

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