In 1956, Earl Nightingale wrote the essay that was to become the LP titled, The Strangest Secret. This recording became the first spoken message ever to receive a Gold Record by selling over one million copies. This triumph, coupled with success in radio, television and sales led Earl and his business partner, Lloyd Conant, to form Nightingale-Conant Corporation, a company dedicated to helping others achieve personal success. Over the years that followed, Earl Nightingale had many best-selling albums with Nightingale-Conant. He created and performed more than 7,000 daily broadcasts for his popular radio program “Our Changing World,” wrote and starred in many televisions programs, was inducted into both the Radio Hall of Fame and the International Speakers Hall of Fame, received Toastmasters International’s Golden Gavel Award, authored two books and gave countless speeches. When Earl died on March 28, 1989, Paul Harvey broke the news to the country on his radio program with the words, “The sonorous voice of the nightingale was still.