February 20


The World’s Greatest Salesman

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The book, The Greatest Salesman in the World, by Og Mandino is a stable of the Master Key Experience course. Og Mandino writes it as a timeless parable that offers profound insights into the principles of success, self-mastery, and personal transformation.

Set in ancient Jerusalem, the story follows the journey of Hafid, a young camel boy who dreams of becoming the greatest salesman in the world. Through encounters with the enigmatic trader, Pathros, Hafid discovers the secrets to achieving greatness and fulfillment in life.

The narrative begins with Hafid, a humble and ambitious young man who seeks the guidance of the renowned merchant, Pathros, known as the Greatest Salesman.

The Salesman’s Challenge

Intrigued by Hafid’s determination, Pathros agrees to impart his wisdom but under one condition: Hafid must first prove his worth by selling a single piece of cloth in the bustling marketplace. This seemingly simple task becomes a profound test of Hafid’s character and persistence.

As Hafid struggles to sell the cloth, he encounters various challenges and setbacks. However, with Pathros’s guidance and encouragement, he learns valuable lessons about the importance of perseverance, belief in oneself, and the power of positive affirmations.

Pathros introduces Hafid to ten ancient scrolls, each containing a principle for achieving success and happiness.

The first scroll emphasizes the importance of cultivating good habits and mastering one’s emotions.

Hafid learns that success is not merely a matter of luck but rather the result of disciplined action and a positive mindset. With each scroll, Hafid gains deeper insights into the principles of salesmanship and personal development.

Throughout his journey, Hafid encounters individuals from all walks of life—a struggling merchant, a wealthy aristocrat, a wise sage—all of whom impart valuable lessons that shape his understanding of success and fulfillment.

From the importance of empathy and understanding the needs of others, to the power of persistence and resilience in the face of adversity, Hafid learns that true greatness lies not in material wealth or status but in serving others and living with integrity.

As Hafid applies the principles from the scrolls to his daily life, he begins to experience profound professional and personal transformations. His salesmanship improves, and he gains the respect and admiration of his peers. However, Hafid’s journey is not without its challenges. He faces moments of doubt and temptation but remains steadfast in his commitment to his goals.

Ultimately, Hafid achieves his dream of becoming the greatest salesman in the world, not only through his business success but also through his ability to inspire and uplift others. Along the way, he discovers that true greatness is not measured by wealth or accolades but by the impact we have on the lives of others and the legacy we leave behind.

The Greatest Salesman in the World is more than just a book about salesmanship; it is a timeless parable about the power of belief, perseverance, and the pursuit of excellence. Through the journey of Hafid, readers are reminded that success is not an overnight achievement but rather a lifelong journey of self-discovery and growth.

Og Mandino’s timeless wisdom continues to inspire readers to this day, encouraging them to embrace their potential and strive for greatness in every aspect of their lives.

If you are interested in a deep-dive into this classic book, along with a journey of self-discovery, click here to get on the early notification list for the next Master Key Experience course.

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Read more articles by Wes Bartell

About the author

Wes Bartell has enjoyed life as a Naval Aviator, a career as a Software Engineer, and retired to become an entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur, it soon became complicated as to what his new role in life would be. Wes enrolled in the MKE course in 2019, and learned how to redefine his life and goals. Wes resides in Coarsegold, California, and is an avid Affiliate Marketing representative who enjoys helping other people be entrepreneurs. Wes became a Certified Guide for the MKE so that he can “pay it forward,” helping others to manifest their health and wealth.

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