My Sole Determination is to leave Humanity the Principals of Self-Empowerment through Digital Entrepreneurship.
Founder of Sirius Design Group
It Started With This Man...
Freethinker, Industrialist, Philanthropist, and Freemason of Allegheny Lodge, No. 223 F.&A.M.
Born on November 25, 1835, of Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.
Andrew Carnegie started out in total Poverty as a child, living in a house with only one main room. In addition, his house consisted of half the ground floor which they shared with the neighbor.
He borrowed Money from a neighbor to immigrate to the United States of America in 1848.
His first job at age 13 in 1848 was as a bobbin boy. As such, he changed spools of thread in a cotton mill 12 hours a day, 6 days a week in a Pittsburgh cotton factory. His starting wage was $1.20 per week ($36.36 in 2017 dollars) in Allegheny, Pennsylvania USA.
Starting in 1853, Thomas A. Scott of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company employed Carnegie. He earned a salary of $4.00 per week ($125.00 in 2017 dollars) as a secretary/telegraph operator.
On December 1, 1859, Carnegie became superintendent of the Western Division. As superintendent Carnegie made a salary of fifteen hundred dollars per year ($47,000 in 2017).
By the mid-1860s, Carnegie accumulated wealth as a bond salesman and raised money for American enterprise in Europe. He then built Pittsburgh's Carnegie Steel Company, which he sold to J.P. Morgan in 1901 for $480 million. It became the U.S. Steel Corporation. After selling Carnegie Steel, he surpassed John D. Rockefeller as the richest American and richest man in the entire world.
Carnegie spent his last years as a philanthropist and died from bronchial pneumonia on August 11, 1919, in Lenox, Massachusetts at his Shadow Brook estate. He had already given away $350,695,653 (approximately $76.9 billion, adjusted to 2016 share of GDP figures) of his wealth.
After his death, foundations, charities, and pensioners received his remaining $30,000,000.
Andrew Carnegie (circa. 1913)
Born. November 25, 1835
Died. August 11, 1919 (aged 83)
"The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled."
Wallace Delois Wattles
Wallace Delois Wattles (circa. 1910)
Died. 1911 (Aged 51)
Freethinker, Renowned New Thought Author, Speaker and Master Mason of Nunda Lodge #169 F.&A.M.
Born in 1860 of Nunda Township, McHenry County, Illinois USA (pop. of 1,965 in 1900). The 1880 U.S. Federal Census lists his father as a head gardener and his mother as "keeping house." Wallace struggled with poverty and failures while working as a farm laborer in his early years.
Just before his 36th birthday, Wallace made the decision to travel to Chicago where several leading New Thought leaders had gathered. Most noteworthy were Emma Curtis Hopkins and William Walker Atkinson.
In 1896 in Chicago, Illinois, Wattles attended "a convention of reformers" and met George Davis Herron. Herron was a Congregational Church minister as well as a professor of Applied Christianity at Grinnell College. Herron attracted nationwide attention by preaching a form of "Christian Socialism" based on Esoteric teachings of Christian Mysticism which was obscured to the masses at the time.
After meeting Herron, Wattles became a social visionary and set out to teach people the true inner workings of the Bible concerning: gratitude, wealth and prosperity. Central to Wattles' teachings are the verses: Mark 11:24, Luke 12:32, John 10:30, and Matthew 13:12 (KJV editions)
His daughter Florence Wattles wrote that Wallace at one time held a high position in the Methodist Church. However, the church ejected him for "heresy" due to distributing within the congregation, his lecture, titled "Jesus: The Man and His Work;" a long speech he converted into pamphlet book format based around these inner teachings.
According to Florence Wattles, while in his 40's, he began to accumulate significant wealth, influence, and renown as a result of his lectures, teachings and publications as a New Thought writer for Nautilus Magazine.
She further wrote in her memoirs that Wattles practiced the technique of Creative Visualization and other "mystical practices." In Florence's words, he "formed a mental picture" or visual image, and then "worked ardently toward the realization of this vision."
Wallace Wattles died Feb 7, 1911, in Tennessee, however his family relocated his body to Elwood Indiana for burial. As a sign of respect, all local businesses closed throughout Elwood on the afternoon of his funeral.
Despite fading into humble shadows of obscurity after his death, he emerged into legend. Over 100 years later his works continue to inspire many great leaders, entrepreneurs, and successful business magnates. His works were the inspiration behind the success of many, including Earl Nightingale, Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, and William H. Gates of Microsoft.
Wattles' most famous written work, "The Science of Getting Rich", served as the foundation for the blockbuster hit movie "The Secret". After republication posthumously in 1915, it became titled "Financial Success Through Creative Thought."
A book, which forms the entire basis of our Operations and Our Mission here at Sirius.
"He must give to every man a use value in excess of the cash value he receives, so that each transaction makes for more life. Leave everyone with the impression of increase."
Wallace D. Wattles
Freethinker, Renown Author, Success Coach, and Master Mason of Hoge Lodge No.8 Wise, VA, USA.
Born Oliver “Napoleon” Hill on October 26, 1883, in a one-room cabin near the Appalachian town of Pound in Southwest Virginia.
At the age of 17, Hill graduated from high school and went to Tazewell, Virginia to attend business school. In 1901, Hill took a job working for the lawyer Rufus A. Ayers, a coal magnate and former Virginia attorney general.
After a series of business failures, a turning point came in his life in 1908. Due to a journalism assignment, Hill interviewed industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie was among the most powerful men in the world at the time. This was the beginning of the enormous success legacy Hill would leave the world through his written works, most noteworthy, The Laws of Success (1928) and Think and Grow Rich (1937).
Hill spent the years of 1917-1918 advising president Woodrow Wilson amidst World War I as an Advisor on certain policies. From the years 1933-36 Hill served again as a Presidential Advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Napoleon Hill interviewed and studied a vast amount of extremely successful men. As a result, he gathered together a firm philosophy of success and what is required to succeed in life.
Among those men were Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, and Edwin C. Barnes (an associate of Thomas Edison). Hill reported that Carnegie had given him a letter of introduction to Ford. According to Hill, Ford then introduced him to Alexander Graham Bell, Elmer R. Gates, Thomas Edison, and Luther Burbank.
According to the publishers, Ralston University Press (Meriden, Conn.), "The Law of Success" received endorsements from many noteworthy men. Especially relevant were William H. Taft, Cyrus H. K. Curtis, Thomas Edison, Luther Burbank, E.M. Statler, Edward W. Bok, and John D. Rockefeller.
Hill wrote in his acknowledgments that he had personally interviewed Rufus A. Ayers, John Burroughs, Harvey Samuel Firestone, Elbert H. Gary, James J. Hill, George Safford Parker, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles M. Schwab, Frank A. Vanderlip, John Wanamaker, F. W. Woolworth, Daniel Thew Wright, and William Wrigley, Jr.
Wallace D. Wattles and Ralph Waldo Emerson were the inspiration for Hill's works.
Oliver Napoleon Hill
Born. October 26, 1883
Died November 8, 1970 (aged 87)
"Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."
Freethinker, Renown Author, Success Coach, Former U.S. Marine.
Born 1921 in Los Angeles California, USA.
At the age of 17, Nightingale joined the United States Marine Corps. He was on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor and was one of fifteen surviving Marines aboard that day. Before being mustered, Nightingale was an instructor at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
After the war, Nightingale began work in the radio industry, which eventually resulted in work as a motivational speaker. During the autumn of 1949, Nightingale received inspiration while reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
He then recorded “The Strangest Secret” based on Napoleon Hill’s works, of which he won a Gold Record for The Strangest Secret LP.
A very short while later in 1960, he connected with Lloyd Conant. They went on to found the Nightingale-Conant Corporation, which still exists today.
Born. March 12, 1921
Died March 25, 1989 (aged 68)
"Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal."
The Strangest Secret
Freethinker, Renown Author, Success Coach, Entrepreneur, and Business Mentor.
Born on July 5, 1934, in Toronto, Canada.
A high school dropout (he completed 6-months).
Served in the Canadian Navy for a brief period.
Struggled with Poverty, Ill-Health, and Numerous Failures until Age 26.
Worked as a Firefighter for the East York Fire Department in Toronto during his 20s.
Due to struggles and failures, he found himself deep in debt, in very poor health and working himself into the ground at Age 26.
Started his first company cleaning offices as a janitor.
Introduced to Raymond Douglas Stanford at Age 26, a man who would later become Bob's personal success coach...The Rest is History!
"Ray Stanford entered my life when I was working in the fire hall in Toronto at age 26 in 1961, exactly 50 years ago. I was earning $4,000 and I owed $6,000 and it never even entered my mind that I could get out of debt. He encouraged me to take an honest look at the results I was getting.
He said “Bob, you keep talking about not having a formal education and using it as an excuse for getting poor results.” He then said, “Those are only reasons why you’re not getting what you want. Set those aside and start to focus on all the reasons you can get what you what.” Then he gave me Napoleon Hill’s book, "Think and Grow Rich".
One year later, I was earning $175,000 a year and, from there, I took it to over a million a year. I didn’t know what was happening to me, but I was beginning to realize a lot of the things that I had been thinking weren’t true. I thought some people were lucky but others weren’t. I wanted to find out what happened to me, and since that's what I was looking for, that's what I found.
I was sitting in Lloyd Conant's Kitchen in Chicago and I asked him, how did you start this company? He said someone gave me a little book, and I studied it all weekend then I made up my mind I would build a world class organization. All of a sudden I wasn't interested in how he built the company, I wanted to know, what's the book....he went and got a copy and gave it to me, it was the "Science of Getting Rich" by Wallace Wattles."
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Sirius Design Group
William, The Founder of Sirius Design Group, is a Freethinking Visionary with a Dream to Inspire and Empower others toward Self-Sufficiency.
His great-grandparents, grandparents, and parents were well established in Business, Commerce, Agriculture and Civil Service.
His great-grandparents and grandparents were a few of the original settlers to his hometown. In addition, they both ran successful Businesses and Agriculture. Thus, Self-Sufficiency and Entrepreneurship are watchwords William was born into.
William's father served as a Police Officer for 25-years. This instilled into William a strong sense of community, integrity and to make an impact on the world by being a man of good character with a sense of fairness and justice.
At the young age of 8, William sold $40 dollars worth of vegetables out of his Mom's garden - going door to door showing no fear of rejection, he was determined and persistent. Despite being dead tired, he went to bed at the end of the day with $40 next to him on his dresser.
Through a series of life events and connections in his family together, with meeting Bob Proctor and his wife Linda in 2014, William was introduced to the "Secret Success Principals" first revealed by Andrew Carnegie to over 100 years ago.
These principals continue to guide and direct Sirius Design Group's operations on a daily basis.
The Keystone to the Arch of William's philosophy in business is Integrity, Professionalism, and Self-Empowerment. He seeks to teach others these time-honored "Success Principals" and inspire others to apply these principals in their lives.
William and his Co-Founder Eva are deeply committed and passionate about our Legacy and Mission here at Sirius Design Group. Our Legacy is a modern continuation of the Principals studied and used by some of the world's greatest leaders and visionaries.
These greats include Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, Napoleon Hill, Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick the Great, George Washington, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and many more.
Our Legacy is not about "getting rich quick." It is about providing our clients with the right opportunity while simultaneously providing powerful applied education needed to ensure their success attained stands the test of time.
William's Grandparents (circa. 1947)
"Nothing Is Impossible. Tell the World What You Intend to Do by Showing Them."