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Motivating people to their full potential worldwide.

SMI engages you in a process to:

  • List your strengths and weaknesses
  • Take stock of your assets and liabilities
  • Dream about what you want in all areas of your life
  • Develop priorities
  • Write a plan of action
  • Modify your behavior over time to take new action
  • Enable long-term measurable change and growth

The success of this process is measured by the tangible results produced as you:

  • Advance your career
  • Increase your financial independence and security
  • Develop deeper personal relationships
  • Grow spiritually
  • Enjoy greater vitality, energy and physical health
  • Further your understanding, knowledge and education
  • Contribute to your community

Paul J. Meyer

Paul J. Meyer founded SMI in 1960 with the goal to equip individuals to realize what he had proven to be true in his life. Paul J. Meyer is a living, breathing example of this philosophy:

  • Broke all physical fitness records in the United States army including doing 3,500 sit-ups at one time
  • Youngest member of the Million Dollar Round Table Recruited 820 life insurance agents in one year building the largest insurance agency in North America at time when the average agency was 5-20 people
  • His personal income has ranged between $5-20 million per year for the last 50 years
  • In launching SMI in 1960 he founded the self-improvement industry Sales of SMI materials exceed $3 billion and are marketed in over 60 countries
  • As a boy scout he has received every award offered over the last half century
  • He founded and operates over 40 companies from real estate investment to jet leasing
  • His foundation has over several decades given tens of millions to charities and ministries
  • He and his wife Jane have 5 children and 15 grandchildren