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The Direct Line

Series of talks from American motivational speaker Earl Nightingale
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Earl Nightingale (March 12, 1921 – March 25, 1989) was an American radio speaker and author, dealing mostly with the subjects of human character development, motivation, and meaningful existence. He was the voice during the early 1950s of Sky King, the hero of a radio adventure series, and was a WGN radio program host from 1950 to 1956. Nightingale was the author of The Strangest Secret, which economist Terry Savage has termed "…one of the great motivational books of all time."



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* Character
* Goals
* Priorities/Balance in Life
* Thinking
* Study
* Transcendence
* Physical Fitness
* Human Progress
* Advance Planning
* Effort and Reward
* Knowledge, Power and Responsibility
* The Second Family Self-Improvement
* Self-Actualization
* Expecting the Worst
* Human Mind; Capacity Infinite

Direct Line 2

* Imagination
* Reducing Friction
* Goals
* Genius--Unhabitual Perception
* Perseverance
* Serendipity
* Motivation
* Profit
* Physical Fitness
* Non-Conformity

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* Imagination
* Understanding
* Success in Business
* Inner Direction
* Divorce
* Mental Stress
* Leadership
* Self-Development
* Persuasion and Selling
* Overcoming Obstacles
* Creativity
* Human Potential

Direct Line 4

* Why Are We Here?
* What Are We Looking For?
* A New Kind of Pain
* The Study of Philosophy
* The Educated Entrepreneur
* Imagination
* Definitions
* Successful Living
* Helping Others
* Idleness
* A Perfect Husband
* The Purpose Of Life
* The Importance Of Dreams
* Executives In Management

Direct Line 5

* Our Mechanized Society
* The Money Game
* Achieving Financial Security
* The Downfall of The City
* Problem Solving
* Quality and Simplicity
* How Others See and Hear Us
* Sickness and Absenteeism
* Avoiding Arguments

Direct Line 6

* Mixed-Up Man Education
* Profits and Growth
* Generation of Great Ideas
* Integrity
* Success
* Freedom
* Innovation and Risk-Taking Happiness
* Slow Me Down, Lord!

Direct Line 7

* Self-Actualizers
* Man's Hierarchy of Needs
* Living Fully
* Being Prosperous
* Our Psychozoic Age
* Standards of Excellence
* Ability to Learn
* Imagination
* How to Succeed... By Really Trying
* Cardiovascular Disease
* Executives Who Skip Vacations
* The Inept Manager
* A Good Novel
* Mr. Sammler's Planet

Direct Line 8

* On Filling Needs and Desires
* Two Categories of Personality
* An Explosion of Genius
* Apathy
* How One Sea Gull Breaks Clams
* On Women
* The Economics of Early Marriage
* Taking Time Out Between Schooling And Career
* The Disposition of Water
* Circumstances and Environment
* Buddha's Eightfold Path
* Environmental Deterioration

Direct Line 9

* New Person Emerging In Society
* Cartoons by Fernando Krahn
* The Search for Truth
* The Firmament of Time
* Calmness
* Management
* Why People Become Neurotic
* Powers of the Human Mind
* Secret Thoughts Of A Happy Husband
* Quality Versus Quantity
* Courage
* A Prescription for Mental Health
* Relative Happiness Among People
* Reasons For Reading
* Self-Achievement
* On Children
* Faith

Direct Line 10

* Visions of the Future
* Man's Dependence on "Things"
* Few Achieve Financial Independence
* A Good Income Is a Good Thing
* On Starting Your Own Business
* Self-Fulfillment
* Courage and Intelligence
* Security
* Middle Management
* Business Philosophy
* Ideas
* Three Choices for the Future
* Pearl Buck, On Growing Old
* The Happiest People

Direct Line 11

* Decidophobia and Autonomy
* Education
* Life, As Defined By Ortega
* 20th Century: Bloodiest In The History Of Man
* Fear, Love And Growth
* The Therapeutic Sense Of Humor
* Maturity
* Thoughtfulness
* The Counterculture
* Front Line Employees
* A Fortune Wasted
* Imagination
* Perils Of Prosperity
* Poverty

Direct Line 12

* Personal Appearance
* Misemployment of Human Resources
* More on Decidophobia And Autonomy
* The Advantages Of Firing And Of Being Fired
* Affluence versus Quality
* Reassessing Ourselves And Our Lives
* The Challenge Of Work
* One Vision Of The Future
* Success

Direct Line 13

* Prejudices
* Cause and Effect
* Organizational Dry Rot
* The Family
* Two Keys to Enthusiasm
* The Power of Belief
* Wave Makers
* Business Reminders
* Four Marks Of An Educated Person
* The Perfect Executive Spouse
* Rules For Letter Writing
* The Human Mind
* Wasted Human Potential
* Two Responsibilities Of Management
* Know Yourself
* Motives For Success
* Thoughts On Thinking, By Gilbert Highet
* Most Used Words
* Test Your Self-Adjustment
* Quoting Epictetus

Direct Line 14

* What Turns You On?
* The Seven Marks of A Good Human Being
* In-Company Communications
* Hoeing Your Garden
* The Increase in Coronaries
* Nine Rules for Success
* An A.Q. Test
* Motivating Employees
* Why Man Is Meant To Work
* Mortality and Consideration
* A Measure of American Wealth
* Why We Need Uncommon People
* Setting Goals
* Creative People
* The Case Against Public Nudity
* It Takes Courage To Be Happy
* Leisure Time Activities
* The Myth Of The "Youth Market"
* Rediscovering the Universe

Direct Line 15

* Lessons from Taoism
* U.S.A. Still Has Tremendous Potential
* The Search for Security and Safety
* The Morality of Gandhi
* Nuclear Deterrent
* Frederick Faust the Most Prolific Writer
* Something Else
* The Best Thing You Can Do
* Building the Power Of The Mind
* How to Get What You Want
* The Nature of Being
* Recipes for Staying Young
* How to Treat a Woman
* Who Accounts For Progress?
* Happiness

Direct Line 16

* More on Gandhi
* First Principles
* Self-Knowledge
* Ben Franklin's Thirteen Principles Of Success
* Type a Behavior and Your Heart
* Persistence
* Preoccupation with Security
* A Trip in a Time Machine
* The Pleasure Of Education
* Reviewing Fundamentals
* Personal Development
* Why Is Your Company In Business?
* Another Trip in a Time Machine

Direct Line 17

* Man: A Being In Search Of Meaning
* Our "Convergent" Energy Crisis
* The Act of Will
* "Facilitating" Knowledge
* The Threat of Famine
* The Quality of Our Lives
* Self-Actualization through Reading

Direct Line 18

* Nothing Fails Like Success
* Man's Presumptuous Brain
* Culture, a Man-Made World
* Pollutants of the Psyche
* Compulsory Education
* Marriage
* Economics

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