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The Magic of Thinking Big (1959)

by David Schwartz

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Millions of people throughout the world have improved their lives using The Magic of Thinking Big. Dr. David J. Schwartz, long regarded as one of the foremost experts on motivation, will help you sell better, manage better, earn more money, and -- most important of all -- find greater hapiness and peace of mind. The Magic of Thinking Big offers useful methods, not empty promises. Dr. Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage, family lilfe, and your community. He proves that you don't need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction -- but you do need to learn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there. This audiobook will give you those secrets Believe You Can Succeed and You Will Cure Yourself of the Fear of Failure Build Confidence and Destroy Fear Use Goals to Help You Grow Think Like a Leader… (more)
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Pretty average self-help book. I think I am finally getting sick of self-help books ( )
  Bookie379 | Apr 16, 2021 |
Oh my GAWWWD. I can’t stand anymore of this book. Maybe the print rather than the audio version would be better, but I felt like I was watching an infomercial. Or being sold some whitening toothpaste. But even that isn’t right because at least with that you get a product in hand!

I made it to Chapter 6 and still wanted to puke, so I’m done.

If you want to know what this book is about, just read all the motivation memes on the Internet that don’t tell you anything new and certainly don’t tell you how to do it like, “don’t think small. Think big!” and you will have a strong handle on this book. ( )
  pmichaud | Dec 21, 2020 |
Most people you see and interact with are average (even though they should be called medians). With just a little bit different attitude, and small changes to your persona, you can beat the "averages". And guess what, these differences don't take a long time to nurture.

That's what this book is about. How to be different. How to be powerful. How to be confident. How to FEEL different. There's some easy tips that you can practice every day - walking a little faster for example. These don't require any new skill, money or trainers.

Schwartz gives detailed accounts of others who made some changes, and the results they got. But just like most self-help books, most of these details are unnecessary. They are fillers. The book could be half as many pages with the same content value.

Good real in my opinion. Obviously all of the content is not applicable after 50 years (on Snapchat or Facebook), there's still a lot you can learn from it. It will broaden your perspective on life, and help you succeed. ( )
  krngl | Dec 13, 2020 |
An excellent choice for inspiring middle school students to capture the pictures while reading informational text to claim better reading comprehension. ( )
  DrThomasMHill | Oct 20, 2019 |
prep talk perk you up ( )
  Wendy_Wang | Sep 28, 2019 |
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Success means many wonderful, positive things, success means personal prosperity:  a fine hme, vacations, travel, new things, financial security, giving your children maximum advantages.
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Millions of people throughout the world have improved their lives using The Magic of Thinking Big. Dr. David J. Schwartz, long regarded as one of the foremost experts on motivation, will help you sell better, manage better, earn more money, and -- most important of all -- find greater hapiness and peace of mind. The Magic of Thinking Big offers useful methods, not empty promises. Dr. Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage, family lilfe, and your community. He proves that you don't need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction -- but you do need to learn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there. This audiobook will give you those secrets Believe You Can Succeed and You Will Cure Yourself of the Fear of Failure Build Confidence and Destroy Fear Use Goals to Help You Grow Think Like a Leader

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A real motivational book which can be read again and again
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