Acres of Diamonds PLUS The Magic Story - Two all-time success classics in one volume.With Acres of Diamonds the reader is shown one of the greatest lessons anyone can learn: how to find your own wealth, now, right where you are, with the resources you already possess."Opportunity does not just come along-it is there all the time -we just have to see it." - Earl NightingaleA true and wonderfully inspiring story.The Magic Story caused an immediate and worldwide sensation when it first appeared in 'Success' magazine in 1900. Its message remains just as relevant today.A powerful way to achieve personal success...".full of simple success wisdom. The book is over a hundred years old. I just recently discoved this book and feel lucky to have found it."
Acres of Diamonds is one of those titles that you cannot judge by its size. While small, the title is chock full of wisdom for those who aspire to make more of their lives. "Acres of Diamonds" is the story of a successful farmer in India named Al Hafed. Hafed is tempted by the allure of wealth and sells his farm to search the world for diamonds. Years later he dies penniless, having not found diamonds. However, back home the man who purchased Hafed's farm accidentally discovers a huge field of diamonds on Hafed's former land. Conwell uses this story to illustrate that success often lies close at hand, if you are willing to open your eyes and mind to opportunity. Conwell further suggests that most people are "pygmies of their possible selves," rarely achieving the potential of their innate abilities or local opportunities. Conwell also discusses his basic philosophy of business and gives several rules, or suggestions, for budding entrepreneurs. Conwell, who served with the Union Army, also mentions his encounter with President Lincoln just before his assassination. The book is simple and full common sense. Read and enjoy.
Originally a speech that Conwell delivered some 6,000 times in various communities across the country, Acres of Diamonds was inspired by a tale he heard from an Arab guide during a trip along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The tale, and Acres of Diamonds itself, is a parable about contentment, avarice, and a person 's ability to find all that he needs to live a fulfilled life just where he is. Riches, real tangible wealth, can be found by anyone in the town or city in which he lives, or so Conwell preached, if only he could manage to see it.Blending Christian piety and the pursuit of money, Conwell 's quirky speech will fascinate those looking for inspiration and the motivation to make it big.American lawyer, pastor, and orator RUSSELL HERMAN CONWELL (1843 1945) was born in South Worthington, Massachusetts. A captain during the Civil War, he went on to found Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In "Acres of Diamonds," Russell Conwell shows success is a spiritual idea--the result of spiritual principles. Though not a "get rich guide," Conwell's book shows how to find a fortune-if you know where to look. There are as many opportunities for success today as in Conwell's time, if not more so, because they are found first and foremost in one's own conscience. Through his ministry and philosophy that "all good things are possible," Conwell opened the doors of opportunity for untold millions. "Acres of Diamonds" echoes his core belief-that each of us is placed here on earth for the primary purpose of helping others. Conwell was a minister, the founder of Temple University, and two hospitals where no one was ever turned away for lack of money. He was also a famous lecturer. In his lecture, the story is told of a man who sells his farm to travel far and wide in search of diamonds. There is a moral to the story in "Acres of Diamonds," a story which Conwell presented as a lecture more than 6,000 and to untold numbers of people.
Inspirational Classic of the New Thought Literature - Opportunity, Success, Fortune and How to Achieve It
Author: Russell Conwell
This carefully crafted ebook: "ACRES OF DIAMONDS: Our Every-day Opportunities (Wisdom & Empowerment Series)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The original inspiration for his most famous essay, "Acres of Diamonds", occurred in 1869 when Conwell was traveling in the Middle East. The central idea of the work is that one need not look elsewhere for opportunity, achievement, or fortune—the resources to achieve all good things are present in one's own community. This theme is developed by an introductory anecdote, credited by Conwell to an Arab guide, about a man who wanted to find diamonds so badly that he sold his property and went off in futile search for them. The new owner of his home discovered that a rich diamond mine was located right there on the property. Conwell elaborates on the theme through examples of success, genius, service, or other virtues involving ordinary Americans contemporary to his audience: "dig in your own backyard!". The book has been regarded as a classic of New Thought literature since the 1870s. Russell Conwell (1843-1925) was an American Baptist minister, orator, philanthropist, lawyer, and writer.
Russell Herman Conwell (1843-1925) was an American Baptist minister, lawyer, writer, and outstanding orator. He was born in South Worthington, Massachusetts. He studied law at the Albany Law School and became a lawyer. He was a writer for the Boston Evening Traveller newspaper, first visiting and writing on civil war battlefields and then on an around-the-world trip on which he was inducted into the Chinese Freemasons. During the American Civil War he served in the union army from 1862-1864 and was commissioned a Captain. He was called to the pastorate of the Grace Baptist Church of Philadelphia in 1882. He is best remembered as the founder and first president of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and for his lecture and book Acres of Diamonds, and His Life and Achievements (1888), which originated as a speech which Conwell delivered over 6,000 times around the world. Amongst his other works are: The Life, Travels, and Literary Career of Bayard Taylor (1879), and The Romantic Rise of a Great American (1924).
This is the only recent biography written about the dynamic Temple University founder. You will discover why he was referred to as the penniless millionaire, and his Acres of Diamonds message will challenge you to seek the true wealth in your own backyard without getting sidetracked by selfishness and greed. In addition to containing an outstanding biographical account of his life and work along with a full length reprint of the famous Acres of Diamonds speech by Russell Conwell, this riveting book also describes how Conwell became the greatest motivational speaker of his time, started Temple University from nothing, and excelled as a Lawyer, writer, entrepreneur, and pastor. You will discover his keys to spectacular church growth, and will also learn how this man of uncompromising faith built the largest protestant church in America with only fifty-seven cents. Whether you are an employee, business owner, entrepreneur, educator, student, p rofessional, layperson, or pastor, this book will have a revolutionary impact on your life.