From Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul

Who Is Paul J. Meyer?

Paul J. Meyer is a celebrated leader of the multibillion-dollar self-improvement industry—an industry he pioneered nearly forty years ago when he devoted his career to helping others develop and use their potential for achievement.

In 1960, Meyer founded his first company dedicated to “motivating people to their full potential.” Meyer’s vision was to provide practical, effective, full-length courses to help people achieve their goals. Today that company has grown into a globe-spanning group of personal and professional development companies, including Success Motivation Institute, Inc. and Leadership Management International, Inc.

Over the past three decades, Meyer has authored more than twenty full-length programs on topics ranging from goal setting to leadership to time management. An oft-quoted statement of Meyer’s that summarizes his personal business success says, “If you are not making the progress you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined.” His materials have been translated into twenty-one languages and are marketed in more than sixty countries with combined sales approaching $2 billion worldwide.

Meyer has recently released two books. I Inherited a Fortune! shares the optimism that has undergirded his lifelong success. Bridging the Leadership Gap, with his top marketing executives, Rex Houze and Randy Slechta, provides guidelines for values-based organizational leadership. Meyer is also the subject of two biographies, The Story of Paul J. Meyer and Paul J. Meyer and the Art of Giving.

Meyer and his family currently own more than forty companies throughout the world. The Meyer Family Enterprises span such fields as personal achievement and professional development, education, publishing, printing, vinyl products, leadership training, manufacturing, finance, commercial real estate, automotive racing, aviation, exotic game ranching and international trade.

Correspondence for Paul may be directed to:

Paul J. Meyer
P.O. Box 7411
Waco, TX 76714-7411
Fax: 254-776-0092
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.smi-usa.com

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