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Motivational speaker Reid to headline Hill Day at UVa-Wise

October 17th, 2013 10:28 pm by Staff report

WISE — Renowned motivational speaker Gregory Reid will deliver the keynote address at the annual Napoleon Hill Day on Oct. 28 at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

Reid is also a noted author published in 30 foreign languages and co-author of the best seller, “Three Feet From Gold” with Sharon Lechter and the Napoleon Hill Foundation.

The college’s annual Napoleon Hill Day event will be held in conjunction with the FBLA Fall Conference and will begin at 11 a.m. in the UVa-Wise David J. Prior Convocation Center.

Reid’s latest book, “Stickability: the Power of Perseverance,” was released Oct. 10. A native of California, Reid is the founder and former CEO of Work$mart Inc., an innovative advertising firm he sold in 2004. He is the head of The Millionaire Mentor Inc. and Mui Fina Inc., two rapidly growing companies in San Diego.

Reid is regarded as an in demand, national public speaker, and his motivational talks to corporations, universities and civic organizations are considered “one of a kind” events.

The Millionaire Mentor program teaches the business world to attain success by changing views from focusing on profit to focusing on people. With over two decades of success, Reid has been recognized for mentoring youth in San Diego.

The UVa-Wise annual Napoleon Hill Day recognizes the achievements and legacy of a Wise County native. Born into poverty in a one-room cabin on the Pound River in 1883, Hill became an adviser to presidents and a best-selling author.

During the early 20th century Hill interviewed the nation’s most successful business leaders of the time, including Andrew Carnegie and Henry Ford, to later compile his eight volume set “The Law of Success: a Collection of the Philosophy of Individual Achievement.”

He condensed his research to publish “Think and Grow Rich,” considered one of the most important motivational books ever written, still in circulation and a must read for many today.

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