Og Mandino The Greatest Salesman In The World

Og Mandino's personal story is a great testament to the ability of a person to change their thoughts and habits to create a successful life. He was homeless, due mostly to alcoholism. His wife had left him and taken their only child with her. He saw a gun in a pawn shop window and had just enough money to buy it. While pondering the decision he went to a local library. It is a warm place for a homeless person to go. He checked out some self-help books and started reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

Og went on to become a very successful author. He is a member of the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame. He was also the President of Success Unlimited magazine for some time.

When I read, I always use a pen to make notes and underline parts that really stand out for me. This book has a LOT of underlines in it. There are a lifetime of lessons in this book. These lessons will not only help you become a better salesperson, they can save your soul because of Og's underlying Christian message in the fable.

The book is written as a fable set in Bible times. A series of scrolls is revealed that will help the owner of them become The Greatest Salesman in the World.

I originally read Og Mandino's The Greatest Salesman in the World about 24 years ago when I was 23 years old. I really loved the book at the time. I recently re-read the book and at age 47 I loved it, and understood it, even more.

The Success Scrolls

Scroll I - Today I begin a new life

Scroll II – I will greet this day with love in my heart

Scroll III – I will persist until I succeed

Scroll IV – I am nature's greatest miracle

Scroll V – I will live this day as if it is my last

Scroll VI – Today I will be the master of my emotions

Scroll VII – I will laugh at the world

Scroll VIII – Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold

Scroll IX – I will act now, I will act now I will act now

Scroll X – I will pray for guidance

For more information about Og Mandino, click on the link below for his Wikipedia page.

Og Mandino Wikipedia page