Tag: Erich Hartmann

The Spirit of Valentine’s Day All Year Long

By Thomas J. Stanley on Feb 11th, 2014 in Lessons Learned

My research over the past three decades indicates that one’s home environment has much to do with the overall success of people whether in terms of accumulating wealth, being a leader, building one’s own business, or even overcoming great adversity.  As just one example, of the 944 millionaires surveyed nationally for Stop Acting Rich, those […]

Winners Are Not Discouraged by Impediments, Disabilities or Early Failures

By Thomas J. Stanley on Feb 4th, 2014 in Lessons Learned

In an earlier blog I profiled Malcolm who spoke with a severe stutter.  After graduating from college, he searched for a job in sales.  Malcolm’s first 18 interviews resulted in 18 rejection letters; yet he was not discouraged.  His mother told him to view each rejection as one step closer to finding a job which he eventually […]

The Millionaire Next Door Turns 15!

By Thomas J. Stanley on Nov 1st, 2011 in Mentor's Corner

This fall marks the 15th anniversary of the publication of The Millionaire Next Door.  The book was not developed in a vacuum.  I had a variety of great mentors who influenced me.  These mentors include those whom I have known personally, such as professors and business contacts, and those about whom I have only read.    Early in […]