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Acres of Diamonds: You Have What You Need

por Keri Lee van Zyl - 2 de Abril de 2021

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#Business and Economics #Philosophy and Spirituality #Business #Entrepreneurship #Philosophy #Psychology

Russel Conwell, the founder of Temple University, shared a simple story of a farmer who sold his farm in order to search for diamonds elsewhere. Diamonds, however, were discovered on his farm by the man who bought the farm. Conwell's message: look at your own resources and gifts and build a life around that.


Optional: This is the link to the free book of "Acres of Diamonds", which includes a fascinating and highly recommendable biography of Russell Conwell. This link is for your interest only - first read the article and listen to the audiobook, and then, if you would like to delve deeper into this topic, read the eBook.


Founder of Temple University, Russell Conwell, had a famous speech entitled "Acres of Diamonds". Through his speech he encouraged people to make use of their own resources and gifts to improve their lives, to recognize their "diamonds".



Russell Conwell, the founder of Temple University in Philadelphia, had a fascinating life, but he is best known for his speech "Acres of Diamonds". This is the audio book of that speech.



After working through the reading and listening sections of this homework, what "diamonds" can you identify in your own life? How can you make use of these diamonds for the betterment of your life?

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