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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 happiness and peace of mind. The Magic of Thinking Big gives you useful methods, not empty promises. Dr. Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage and family life, 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.
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
©1986 David J. Schwartz, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.; (P) 1986 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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By Thomas on 09-24-03

There is allot here

This is a very concise book on thinking beyond your immediate circumstance and taking a different perspective. The author encourages you to get beyond reacting to others and setting your own course in life. I found the book very helpful but needed to listen to it twice as it gets right to the point.

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By Mario on 12-29-04

Simple Learning

The content of this book is written in a very simple format which is great for negaholics that are trying to make a real change in their lives. For those who follow Covey and Frankl, this book confirms many if not all of their teachings

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21 of 22 people found this review helpful

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By Teresa on 08-09-16

Great book! think big, be happy & plan ahead.

listening go this inspiring book while I walked in the park, get ready for work or clean the house. life isn't the same without goals and vision!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

By Robin on 07-23-14

This is old school, things have moved on!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Had this book provided some grounding and research as to why the author was suggesting to do the things he did then it would have been parallel with many more contemporary offerings. More substance would have improved this read immeasurably.

What was most disappointing about David J. Schwartz’s story?

A talk at you approach of old school American, motivational "positive mental attitude." When there are such great books around about the psychology of how our mind works and how to control, ("The Chimp Paradox" by Steve Peters for example) this left me cold as it just felt like a bunch of buzz words and nothing more

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator was okay, fairly easy to listen to but given the type of book it was the content which was at fault more than the narrator.

What character would you cut from The Magic of Thinking Big?


Any additional comments?

It just feels as though this book is now out of date. Research and evidence is what is required. Its a big title but little more. A real shame!

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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By Anonymous User on 08-20-17

Good fundamentals

The last chapter was of best value for me in finding what I need to do to achieve my goals

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By Anonymous User on 07-03-17

solid content inside

this book is excellent - lot of useful tips how to be happy and productive.

I strongly recommend to read this book combined with 80/20 principle.

well done Dr Schwartz !

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