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.
©1986 David J. Schwartz, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.; (P) 1986 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
I have been a student of Personal Development for over a dozen years, this is a great "starter" book.
It was more of a reminder.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, it was written in an engaging way.
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.
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.
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!
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."
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.
"This is old school, things have moved on!"
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.
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
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.
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!
"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.
"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!
"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!
Id recommend this book to anyone with goals and dreams.. Easy to listen to too
Yes, very nicely written
Fantastic content, excellent narration. If you feel bad about your own life, just start to listen.
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...
"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.
"motivation in life"
I enjoy it👍👍. give you motivation for your life. I recommend it for everyone 😊😊
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
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