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The Magic of Thinking Big Audiobook

The Magic of Thinking Big

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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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      Rae Valencia, CA, United States 02-04-13
      Rae Valencia, CA, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2013
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      "New to Personal Development - Must Read"
      Would you consider the audio edition of The Magic of Thinking Big to be better than the print version?

      I have been a student of Personal Development for over a dozen years, this is a great "starter" book.


      Have you listened to any of David J. Schwartz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

      no


      What did you learn from The Magic of Thinking Big that you would use in your daily life?

      It was more of a reminder.


      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      02-23-04
      02-23-04 Listener Since 2003
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      "The magic of starting here!"

      This is a great book for me. It definitely keeps me motivated on a daily basis. I love the examples and it provides great formulas for both professional and personal environments. If anyone is willing to move up in the world, and want to strategically make effective plans throughout their lives, it starts with this material.

      7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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      Ginger Mullica Hill, NJ, USA 09-22-07
      Ginger Mullica Hill, NJ, USA 09-22-07
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      "I just enjoyed it!!"

      I felt the information was very helpful and easy to incorporate into my life....Thanks...

      4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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      Mittun Santa Monica, CA 03-11-16
      Mittun Santa Monica, CA 03-11-16
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      "The extra push I needed to hear"

      Being an overwhelmed entrepreneur running a business and sustaining my family, I've already listened to this audiobook 3 times in 7 days. It's like fuel for the brain. Such simple, practical concepts yet they make so much sense in the way he describes them. This audio book differs from others in the sense that it provides specific action items along the way. He literally says "here's what to do about it" and lists steps. Awesome.

      I will listen to this weekly for months to come. Already have seen an increase in productivity and motivation. And best of all, an increase in income.

      For the record, I've also listened to: Think and Grow Rich, The Law of Success, The Science of Getting Rich, the 4 hour work week and the E-Myth revisited. This adds to the collection perfectly. If you're a business owner or someone who simply wants to "level up" in life, definitely get this book.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      Mark Toney, AL United States 11-29-14
      Mark Toney, AL United States 11-29-14 Member Since 2005
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      "Motivating"

      I came across a recommendation for the “The magic of thinking big” while reading the “4 hour workweek”. The first thing that struck me was the narrator – he seemed very enthusiastic, but also seemed to be older. The more I listened though the narration really seemed to be the perfect complement to the content of the book. There is a great deal of really good information in the book and it is delivered in such a quaint way that it is almost like listening to someone you trust giving advice. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, found the information to be very informative. I would say the content is more focused on motivational and somewhat less focused on entrepreneurial content. Dr Schwartz passed away nearly 30 years ago, and yet the messages he conveys are as relevant today as they were then. I would highly recommend this book.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      johan Double Bay, Australia 11-27-12
      johan Double Bay, Australia 11-27-12
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      "Same old same old"
      What disappointed you about The Magic of Thinking Big?

      There was nothing new to learn. Same as Think and grow Rich but in a simplified format. The whole book could have been written in one paragraph rather than several hours of just repeating the same thing over and over.


      You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

      Yes, it was written in an engaging way.


      Any additional comments?

      Not sure if this is a business book. Comes across more as a self help book for seriously disadvantaged individuals. Like Tim Robbins for kids.

      3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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      John Chamblee, GA, United States 04-28-12
      John Chamblee, GA, United States 04-28-12 Member Since 2009

      I'm a lawyer and mediator. I represent businesses in disputes with their insurers and in other complex litigation. I also assist machinery companies and manufacturers (primarily international) with equipment sales, non-disclosure agreements, and business issues. I also mediate commercial disputes.

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      "Timeless Lessons in a Compact Package"

      This is not a new book itself and there is not a lot new in the book that wasn't covered over 70 years ago by Dale Carnegie and Napoleon Hill. BUT, this book puts it all together in a very concise and actionable package. The performance of the book is interesting, with alternative narrators cutting in to tell stories to give examples. Overall, I found this to be an extremely useful and actionable book. I wish I had read it when it originally came out, but, as Schwartz points out, it is never too late to put the principles into action!

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      Thomas Marcy, NY, USA 08-10-09
      Thomas Marcy, NY, USA 08-10-09
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      "Good but repetitive"

      The concept of Thinking Big is a great one, but let me sum this book up in two phrases and save you the 5 hours this book demands. "Think Big. Achieve more."

      That's aboutit

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      Juder Kuipers 05-13-08 Member Since 2016

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      "Boring"

      Sorry, but this one was boring with stuff commonly heard elsewhere.

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      Josh Springville, UT, USA 04-08-08
      Josh Springville, UT, USA 04-08-08 Member Since 2007
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      "Fluff but no follow through"

      The Magic of Thinking Big delivers a good, positive message; however, the presentation and material fall far short of anything "big." The soundbites between sections are more of an annoyance than pleasantry and the material leaves the listener with only vague generalities to cling to. I found the overall message positive and not to be a waste of time; however, you could listen to 15 minutes of Dr. Laura and come away with more concrete practices and lessons.

      5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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      7/23/14
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      "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?

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      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!

      4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    • Simon Byrne
      7/12/15
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      "Buy it and implement"

      A great program with real actionable strategies that can make a real difference to your life.

      A good balance of story and actors to keep you engaged and entertained.

      One of my favourite repeat monthly to keep you on track.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    • Teresa
      8/9/16
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      "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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    • JP
      6/6/16
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      "Think BIG! And think BIGGER!"

      Simple way to approach life to create value using the power of thinking, goal setting and action!

      Add the power of 10x to it.

      Thank you David!

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    • Amazon Customer
      5/1/16
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      "Brilliant book!!"

      Id recommend this book to anyone with goals and dreams.. Easy to listen to too

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • rafimd
      11/20/15
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      "Positive Book"
      Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

      Yes, very nicely written


      Any additional comments?

      Fantastic content, excellent narration. If you feel bad about your own life, just start to listen.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Dale
      10/20/15
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      "Great content!!!"

      Apart from the corny chimes in between each chapter, the content and messaging was clear, really value adding and easy to follow. Strong recommendation for self motivation...

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • A. A. Mohamud
      United Arab Emirates
      10/15/15
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      "The Magic book"

      I Read this book may years ago I enjoyed but never gave the really attention it need it nor understood its message, that is until now. I'm now 60 and I really understood what Dr. Schwartz is saying and how incredible true it is. I advice who ever reads this book to take it at heart and to believed it, because what Dr. Schwartz says is very true. I read it every morning before I do anything else to inspire me, because it will help me achieve what I set to achieve even at this late stage. it is really a magic book. thank you Dr. Schwartz.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Mashael Alshaikh
      10/1/15
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      "motivation in life"

      I enjoy it👍👍. give you motivation for your life. I recommend it for everyone 😊😊

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Clay
      7/1/15
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      "Thank you!"

      Great book! The first 1/3 is my favorite. It is a bit older and some of the voice actors sound silly but all and all a up lifting and positive book

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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