Three Feet from Gold



This Remarkable Business Allegory Tells A Fascinating Story, Presents Key Principles Of Napoleon Hill S Revolutionary Bestseller Think And Grow Rich, And Offers A Formula And Workbook Section For Achieving Success In Life While You Follow A Struggling Young Entrepreneur Through A Life Changing Series Of Encounters With Some Of Today S Foremost Business Leaders And Inspirational Figures, You Ll Find Encouragement And Motivation To Believe In Yourself, And Discover Your Own Personal Success EquationThree Feet from Gold

Sharon Lechter is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, international speaker, licensed CPA, Chartered Global Management Accountant and, most importantly a mother and grandmother A life long education advocate, she is the founder and CEO of Pay Your Family First, a financial education organization Regarded as a global expert on financial literacy, Sharon has served as a national spokeswoman and Presidential Adviser on the topic In 2016 Sharon was appointed by Junior Achievement as a JA University of Success Founding Chancellor and in 2017 as Arizona Chairman for the 2020 Women on Boards initiative In 2019 Sharon was appointed by Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee to the Arizona Financial Literacy Task Force.Sharon has been a pioneer in developing new technologies, programs and products to bring education into people s lives in ways that are innovative, challenging and fun, and remains committed to education particularly financial literacy and entrepreneurship In 1989, she joined forces with the inventor of the first electronic talking book and helped him expand the electronic book industry to a multi million dollar international market Since 1992, she has dedicated her professional life and directed her entrepreneurial efforts in the creation and distribution of financial and entrepreneurial education books, games and other experiential learning products.In 1997 Sharon co authored the international bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad, and has released 14 other books in the Rich Dad series Over 10 years as co Founder and CEO, she led the Rich Dad Company and brand into an international powerhouse In 2008, she was asked by the Napoleon Hill Foundation to help re energize the powerful teachings of Napoleon Hill just as the international economy was faltering Sharon has released three bestselling books in cooperation with the Foundation, including Think and Grow Rich Three Feet from Gold, Outwitting the Devil and her latest project, Think and Grow Rich for Women, released in June of 2014 She is also featured in the 2017 movie Think and Grow Rich The Legacy and has released the book Save Wisely, Spend Happily in cooperation with the American Institute of CPAs.Pay Your Family First s financial literacy board game ThriveTime for Teens, an innovative, experiential and fun life and money reality game, has received coveted awards including a Mom s Choice GOLD Award, Creative Child Magazine s 2010 Game of The Year, Dr Toy s Best Vacation Product and a five star rating from WTS Toy Reviews Sharon is the co author of Your Financial Mastery, a financial education college curriculum and recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education Book of the Year award presented by the Financial Literacy Institute Sharon is recognized globally as an expert on the topics of financial education and entrepreneurship In 2008 she was appointed to the first President s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy The Council served both President Bush and President Obama advising them on the need for financial literacy education In 2009 Sharon was appointed to the National CPA Financial Literacy Commission as a national spokesperson on the topic of financial literacy and was reappointed in 2014 In 2012, Sharon suffered a devastating loss when her son unexpectedly passed away While Sharon continued to work, something changed She put herself on autopilot and stopped working to her fullest, stopped striving to be her best, stopped pursuing the excellence she knew she was capable of It was in this realization that led Sharon to her next project, the Play Big Movement a call to action, online course, and forthcoming book about rising above whatever is stopping you from thinking and acting as to your greatest potential With the Play Big Movement, Sharon is back and teaching the world how to take control of their time and money, live their legacy and create maximum impact A committed philanthropist, Sha

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Three Feet from Gold
  • Sharon L. Lechter
  • 13 March 2018
  • 8184951086 Edition Language Other Editions 25

10 thoughts on “Three Feet from Gold

  1. says:

    This ought to be 1 1 2 starsSharon Lechter and Greg Reid put together this allegory injecting it with advice for success After interviewing a variety of high achievers, they created a story about a struggling, marketing wannabe The young man s initial motivations and offensive actions metamorphose into a way of thinking, based in morality and shored up with exhortations from the elites that bring about significant changes in his life Three Feet from Gold, is a feel good remake of the book, This ought to be 1 1 2 starsSharon Lechter and Greg Reid put together this allegory injecting it with advice for success After interviewing a variety of high achievers, they created a story about a struggling, marketing wannabe The young man s initial motivations and offensive actions metamorphose into a way of thinking, based in morality and shored up with exhortations from the elites that bring about significant changes in his life Three Feet from Gold, is a feel good remake of the book, Think and Grow Rich originally conceived by Napoleon Hill back at the turn of the century In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the book s initial publication in 1908, the Napoleon Hill Foundation commissioned, Three Feet from Gold in an effort to resurrect some old ideas using contemporary personalities Like Hill, Lechter Reid collected sage advice from high achieving contemporaries which they used as the basis for their pared down rendition of Think and Grow Rich Aside from its schmaltzy tone, it did offer some decent recommendations for success Unfortunately, the story seems disingenuous and therefore, the advice loses impact The problem has to do with a selfish young man whose personal attributes and bad behavior do little to create a sympathetic character He is so seriously flawed that his capacity for change is dubious.The storyline recounted how this selfish marketing executive s baneful life was turned around after he has a chance encounter with an affable, wise entrepreneur.The story became evenunbelievable when it suggested that successful business people might inclined to show up and comers the keys to success Like Napolean Hill who received his imprimatur from the business magnate, Andrew Carnegie, Greg received his pass from the wealthy entrepreneur whose jacket he returned Greg s misperceived act of kindness is rewarded and he receives the old man s authorization to tap into the collective wisdom of his successful cronies.It seems doubtful that any of the business tycoon would ever just allow someone so ethically compromised as the protagonist in this story to ever get close to them especially considering that their core values are rooted in morality To my recollection, one of their jewels of wisdom was the admonition to avoid any prolonged contact with negative personalities because because such people tend to be a drain on energy not to mention they present a negative contagion which promotes failure.As an aside, the star chamber scene about midway through the story was way over the top and thus unconvincing if not just plain bulls %t.I evaluated this book on two levels content and delivery.The content was decent but, there wasn t anything revolutionary in the book Compared to other guidebooks on success, this one followed the same pattern of the genre This story s shortcoming was in its delivery again, I believe it is because the main character was unlikeable.For me, the guy represented everything wrong with business today The protagonist embodied all the negative stereotypical characteristics of the fools who recently plunged the entire world s economy into a recession They may be brilliant and but they abused their talent.I failed to see the value in promoting self serving me first types as the kind of people deserving a hand up from America s business elites It may have hadappeal if the rich, old man had reached out to a working stiff who had personal integrity and a solid work ethic but simply lacked the connections and opportunity to move forward a Horatio Alger type.This book only glanced upon the value of contributing back to society.My impression is there are a whole bunch of bull shi ers in business who are making a pile of cash simply doing nothing and it dismays me to witness such mentality tacitly accepted in this book My observations from the news and in reading this book confirm my belief that we are living in a charlatan s guilded age where one actual piece of advice is fake it til you make it speaks volumes about the flawed personalities who take it upon themselves to be the mouthpiece for success in America these days.It is no wonder we have obsessive personalities whose drive for success at all costs encourages pathological ambitions that serves personal interests at such a great cost to the worlds in which they move Moreover, I remain convinced this book is reflective or a greater malaise in America today It is rooted in the entire selection process and the criteria we as a society use to determine what kind of person is likely to succeed.I do not claim to have any answers however, lots of zeroes in the bank account or having a title such as MBA or MD or JD is just part of the formula of success The obsession with acquisitiveness has become the focal point for determining success Until that changes, we are going to see pillaging by way of million dollar bonuses as occurred in AIG, Lehman Brothers and Bank of America, or shysters like Bernie Madoff It is all connected and it reflects something seriously wrong in the way we select for people to fill positions of prestige and responsibility.Something is really wrong when deception is part of the prescribed paradigm Ostensibly, the underlying rationalization is that it calls forth some cosmic power from the universe I am willing to concede that there is a phenomenon in the universe which defies rational explanation and maybe that makes me nuts but, I think that we still have not figured out a way to explain it rationally my difficulty with this book is that it may well offer some practical advice but it fails in cultivating any sense of social responsibility Philanthropy is mentioned at many points throughout the book but it echoes hollow since it really doesn t describe what motivates such powerful people to be philanthropic or how doing so can have any pay off considering that their hoarding behavior is the number one goal in life Three Feet from Gold was a commendable effort for Lechter Reid but, it didn t work for me The requisite ethical component as a necessary determinant for success in life was barely touched upon and lacked any meaningful depth This Review also appears in my blog

  2. says:

    This is a collection of inspirational success stories and some biographies of some great successful entrepreneurs and leaders of the recent generation Some great nuggets and back story dedicated to Napoleon Hill The story is good and was enjoyable to read I believe overall that there is a lot of great success information revealed here, but there is so much potentially thought provoking and life changing material left out As I read the book, it was encouraging and excitement grew, and I was w This is a collection of inspirational success stories and some biographies of some great successful entrepreneurs and leaders of the recent generation Some great nuggets and back story dedicated to Napoleon Hill The story is good and was enjoyable to read I believe overall that there is a lot of great success information revealed here, but there is so much potentially thought provoking and life changing material left out As I read the book, it was encouraging and excitement grew, and I was wondering why I haven t heard of this book before or why it is not offered by my mentors or association Finishing the book and working through the work book in the appendix section, I was left down with a realization that the faith by the authors account is a self produced and man praised attribute Sure, faith in ourselves and our plan is an important part of this equation they share However, only one or two of the successful people in these pages actually had any mention make it to print of the creator and oh yeah, God had something to do with it It is my faith and belief that makes me question, How can we live a life of any significant purpose without living for the one who created us and holding to an entire structure of moral ethics that are not even a glint to the literature we read here The main characters transformation and his addict brothers journey are without any real guidance or substantial merit Man makes and lives in his own destiny is a powerful message sent by this book, one that on the surface is innocent and ultimately true, because we have a will to choose our direction in life The equation fits any life style, including my own But, It avoids the major issues of life purpose, moral character, God s plan.Additionally, I found it amusing that it was important enough to mention the direct selling industry, but that seemed an after thought or something the author was not serious to commit any real evidence to it s legitimacy There are plenty of big leaders in Network Marketing with huge success and great stories of triumph to share, but a strong majority of them will point their success and give credit to their God, or evenoffensive, Jesus Christ

  3. says:

    So this audiobook was hard to get into, but about half way in it got better I like books that seem like a story to give you info to grow In the beginning it felt likefacts, but this is still a great one It wouldn t be my go to or one I recommend, but I still got some nuggets from this.

  4. says:

    I absolutely loved the structure Mr Reid used his story to frame the other success stories, almost like The Canterbury Tales It was definitely readable and easy to take notes on, as every worthy note was a quote from the people he was interviewing I could also feel a personal connection to each of the people he interviewed because of the writing style Thank goodness for Sharon Lechter I wish he gave a littleinformation about the Napoleon Hill Foundation and how he actually wasn t fu I absolutely loved the structure Mr Reid used his story to frame the other success stories, almost like The Canterbury Tales It was definitely readable and easy to take notes on, as every worthy note was a quote from the people he was interviewing I could also feel a personal connection to each of the people he interviewed because of the writing style Thank goodness for Sharon Lechter I wish he gave a littleinformation about the Napoleon Hill Foundation and how he actually wasn t funded for any of his work It would have putstress on Living as if and the success equation Greg Reid is a wonderful man with a great sense of humor and humility now It was great to witness his change in a nearly timeless piece and to simply talk with him about his book

  5. says:

    Incredibly inspiring book with powerful lesson of persistence Lesson learned Never give up, finish what you ve started It s always darkest before the dawn You are just three feet away from gold.

  6. says:

    Very simplistic revision of Think and Grow Rich principles with a far fetched story.

  7. says:

    One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat This interesting success journey allegory or fable is based on Napoleon Hill s revolutionary bestseller Think and Grow Rich It is about a young entrepreneur, Greg Reid co author as the character , who was struggling in his business and life, went through a life changing series of encounters with some of today s foremost business leaders and inspirational figures When he was about t One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat This interesting success journey allegory or fable is based on Napoleon Hill s revolutionary bestseller Think and Grow Rich It is about a young entrepreneur, Greg Reid co author as the character , who was struggling in his business and life, went through a life changing series of encounters with some of today s foremost business leaders and inspirational figures When he was about to give up, only three feet from gold, his mentors inspired him with their stories and encouragements When I read his story, I read mine Truly, Napoleon once said Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit To read my full review of Sharon Lechter s Three Feet from Gold Turn Your Obstacles Into Opportunities 2010 , CLICK HERE

  8. says:

    It was Hemingway who said to read for pleasure, and whatever else you get from the experience is the sum of what you brought to it This is a book that reads simply and sometimes childishly, sharing nuggets of sage wisdom as digestible parables and pithy platitudes I love it.If you are open minded and seeking to improve yourself in any way, this is a relatable tale of perseverance and purpose If you want to be solely entertained, it is not for you If you have no desire to change or improve yo It was Hemingway who said to read for pleasure, and whatever else you get from the experience is the sum of what you brought to it This is a book that reads simply and sometimes childishly, sharing nuggets of sage wisdom as digestible parables and pithy platitudes I love it.If you are open minded and seeking to improve yourself in any way, this is a relatable tale of perseverance and purpose If you want to be solely entertained, it is not for you If you have no desire to change or improve your life to take real action it s probably not for you either I highly recommend it for reflective, empathetic, and determined individuals, which is hopefully most of the people reading this.Nugget from the book you are the sum of the books you read, the conversations you have, and the people you keep closest I ask again as Hemingway did what are you bringing to the table

  9. says:

    The story about the guy who stopped three feet from gold is legendary That s mentioned but the book is about some guy who experiences failure and is coached to success as he writes a book about the successful man s friends The write is Sharon Lector is good but it really felt like it was written around the time of Think and Grow Rich even though the people being interviewed weren t that far back ex Betty Fields and Evander Holyfield The strangest part of the book was the Napoleon Hill prop The story about the guy who stopped three feet from gold is legendary That s mentioned but the book is about some guy who experiences failure and is coached to success as he writes a book about the successful man s friends The write is Sharon Lector is good but it really felt like it was written around the time of Think and Grow Rich even though the people being interviewed weren t that far back ex Betty Fields and Evander Holyfield The strangest part of the book was the Napoleon Hill propaganda Everything pointed to the Napoleon Hill foundation and how great it is Even the people being interviewed pointed at how helpful the Napoleon Hill foundation was There are some nuggets, but this definitely isn t a book that changes your life That s what I look for in a mindset motivation success book

  10. says:

    This is a great continuation of the principles of Think and Grow Rich It s told in that familiar parable style like Richest Man in Babylon and Mentor The Kid and The CEO It s quite long, but I actually think it s a strong point It s immersive and covers so many different perspectives The info is practical and applicable It reflects what happens on the journey towards entrepreneurship which can sometimes be like Moses wandering in the desert I like books that are interactive to a certain ex This is a great continuation of the principles of Think and Grow Rich It s told in that familiar parable style like Richest Man in Babylon and Mentor The Kid and The CEO It s quite long, but I actually think it s a strong point It s immersive and covers so many different perspectives The info is practical and applicable It reflects what happens on the journey towards entrepreneurship which can sometimes be like Moses wandering in the desert I like books that are interactive to a certain extent and do my best to apply the principles of whatever I read Success is earned, and the rent is due everyday, or something like that But seriously the book does a great job of portraying the mental state of going through the journey with only vague guideposts Highly recommend

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