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Unformatted text preview: as being able to inﬂuence others is concerned. Couple
with this the fact, that most people can be inﬂuenced only through an appeal to
their emotions, and you will understand the importance of sex energy as a part of
the salesman’s native ability. Master salesmen attain the status of mastery in selling, because they, either consciously, or unconsciously, transmute the energy of
sex into SALES ENTHUSIASM! In this statement may be found a very practical
suggestion as to the actual meaning of sex transmutation.
The salesman who knows how to take his mind off the subject of sex, and direct it
in sales effort with as much enthusiasm and determination as he would apply to
its original purpose, has acquired the art of sex transmutation, whether he knows
it or not.
The majority of salesmen who transmute their sex energy do so without being in
the least aware of what they are doing, or how they are doing it.
Transmutation of sex energy calls for more will power than the average person
cares to use for this purpose. Those who ﬁnd it difﬁcult to summon will-power 171 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH sufﬁcient for transmutation, may gradually acquire this ability. Though this requires will-power, the reward for the practice is more than worth the effort. The
entire subject of sex is one with which the majority of people appear to be unpardonably ignorant. The urge of sex has been grossly misunderstood, slandered,
and burlesqued by the ignorant and the evil minded, for so long that the very
word sex is seldom used in polite society. Men and women who are known to be
blessed-yes, BLESSED-with highly sexed natures, are usually looked upon as being people who will bear watching. Instead of being called blessed, they are usually called cursed.
Millions of people, even in this age of enlightenment, have inferiority complexes
which they developed because of this false belief that a highly sexed nature is a
curse. These statements, of the virtue of sex energy, should not be construed as
justiﬁcation for the libertine. The emotion of sex is a virtue ONLY when used intelligently, and with discrimination. It may be misused, and often is, to such an
extent that it debases, instead of enriches, both body and mind. The better use of
this power is the burden of this chapter.
It seemed quite signiﬁcant to the author, when he made the discovery that practically every great leader, whom he had the privilege of analyzing, was a man whose
achievements were largely inspired by a woman. In many instances, the “woman
in the case” was a modest, self-denying wife, of whom the public had heard but
little or nothing. In a few instances, the source of inspiration has been traced to
the “other woman.” Perhaps such cases may not be entirely unknown to you.
Intemperance in sex habits is just as detrimental as intemperance in habits of
drinking and eating. In this age in which we live, an age which began with the
world war, intemperance in habits of sex is common. This orgy of indulgence may
account for the sh...
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