At times, this book can come across as pure genius, and at others, pure lunacy. Although I don't think the author was necessarily crazy, he may well be in his grave laughing at me right now for having spent good money on his book.
This book is not about investing, nor is it particularly scientific. I don't know why they put it in the investing section of the Audible site, and I would be surprised if the word investing is even mentioned during the reading.
There are certainly some interesting points to consider in this book. Wattles strikes a chord when he explains the abundance mentality for example, and there are other pockets of seemingly obvious wisdom along similar lines of maintaining a positive mental attitude, such as thinking rich to be rich, and not dwelling on the poor or their situation
Then there are the times when Wattles tells you that the entire universe is comprised of but one type of matter (to prove his theory of abundance), and that to get anything, you just need to think about it long enough and hard enough, and it will be yours. Walk around with a positive attitude, and the riches will just flow your way.
I finished this book feeling disappointed. Wattles spends more time quoting the bible and getting “zen” than he does in providing tangible science by which to become rich. Audible should move this book out of investing and into the religion/philosophy/self-help section. If you do like this sort of book (it has its merits at times), then I heartily recommend Covey’s 7 Habits book, which is a much worthier undertaking.
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