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Known as the "Dean of Personal Development", Earl Nightingale broadcast his radio programs for more than three decades on over 1,000 radio stations in 12 countries around the world, making him one of the most listened-to broadcasters in history. An inductee into both the Radio Hall of Fame and the International Speakers Hall of Fame and a winner of the prestigious Golden Gavel Award, he dedicated his life to helping others achieve personal success, co-founding Nightingale-Conant, a world leader in personal development. 

Combining his personal insight with wisdom from the greatest minds in history - from the ancient Greek philosophers to contemporary thought leaders - he provides original and creative commentaries on life and the ways of successful living.

Now, for the first time ever, Nightingale's audio program The Direct Line is being offered. This audiobook offers a practical guide designed to help you find real and lasting success in your career, relationships, and finances. The messages shared in it will help you begin the most exciting and rewarding journey on earth - your journey of self-discovery and personal fulfillment.

In this life-changing book, you'll discover the importance of: 

  • Identifying and understanding your talents and abilities
  • Learning from and overcoming failure
  • Creative thinking
  • Personal growth through knowledge
  • Character building
  • Living in balance
  • And much more!

Just as the success or failure of any business depends on its management, so the success or failure of a person depends on the way he or she manages himself or herself. The Direct Line will teach you how to take control of your life and find happiness and contentment from the journey of striving toward your goals and cultivating a meaningful existence.

©1972 Nightingale-Conant (P)2018 Nightingale-Conant

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Tremendous insights on life and success.

Sometimes we just need so reminding of a few basic philosophical principles for success and achievement. Half an hour of listening to Earl helps get my day started in the proper direction. I only wish I had found and appreciated these concepts as a teenager. I make it a point to discuss these ideas with my children on the way to school every morning.

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I wanted the full version not just the half hour of it donthey offer the full version

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Way too philosophical

I'm usually a big fan of Earls books, but I must admit this one was really not for my tastebuds. I think is was too philosophical, and he lost me completely. I almost felt asleep twice during the first chapters. I recommend Essence of success instead.

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Brilliant and ageless!

Brilliant and ageless! A must read book to keep in your library and read periodically.

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Excellent advice for the aspiring renaissance man

Excellent advice for the aspiring renaissance man or woman. A ton of other book suggestions throughout that are a must for what the author calls your personal library.

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Earl Nightingale is a Genius!!!!

This album from Earl is some of his best. Interesting topics and great philosophical depth. Earl continues to inspire in a way that many motivational gurus cannot still grasp even today. I recommend everything from Earl!!! This material hits you from a different self-help angle, providing insights that are truly interesting and inspiring