I had the amazing opportunity to interview Sharon Lechter. She co-authored with Robert Kyosaki the 15 book Rich Dad, Poor Dad series. She collaborated with the Napoleon Hill Foundation to write Three Feet From Gold, a book about current companies that pick up on Hill’s dedication to persistence. Outwitting the Devil, the Secret to Freedom and Success, was edited by the Sharon Lechter at the request of the Napoleon Hill Foundation and family and released in June, 2011. Hill wrote it in 1938, a year after he wrote Think and Grow Rich. It wasn’t published at the time because it was considered too controversial. It does criticize (in the form of the devil’s explanations) religious institutions, politics, education, unhealthy and addictive habits, and a variety of other social agents that keep people thinking small and dependently.
Sharon shared with me that Hill wrote the content for the Fireside chats given by Franklin Roosevelt and came up with his most memorable sentence. ‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself.’ He truly was a force that helped us bring personal development into existence and certainly a factor in ending the depression.
Sharon herself is a CPA and is an advocate of financial literacy. Her company, Pay Your Family First, creates award winning games to engage young people in learning how to manage money.
Enjoy the interview!