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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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    • Matthew
    • Bellefonte, DE, USA
    • 07-30-07


    This book was amusing if it wasn't anything else. The cheesiness made it worth the while. It reminded me of the audio that used to accompany filmstrips from elementary school. Listen to it with a friend and have a good laugh. That being said, it still had a few good nuggets in there that I'll apply.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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    • Jason
    • Pensacola, FL, USA
    • 04-30-07

    A very good audio book

    It seems a little dated with how it is presented, but it is easy to follow. Very good examples of the principles he is talking about.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    ok tips but i hoped for more

    i found it short and not particulaly deep, the ideas are pritty much common sense and you will recognise things from other books, i found little new insight but maybe i'll read it agin just to check :) i like the few practical tips of acting happy and energies and you WILL be more happy and energiezed, and more favourite, walk 25% faster,makes you feel more purposefull and communicates it too others.Summary, it's ok dont expect to much, especialy if your well read in these things.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    • Tina
    • Simpsonville, SC, USA
    • 07-17-09

    It's Okay....

    The audiobook was less than what I had expected. The voice of the narrator was uplifting at times but also monotone. The music that the author selected to differentiate the chapters was hideous. I would fastforward through it (music - a personal choice though). I kept listening to each disk thinking it would get better. Not a bad audiobook but not my favorite either.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    • Sheila
    • Lakeland, FL, USA
    • 05-22-07


    This is one of the most powerful books I have ever read (listened to). Once I finished it, I turned right around and am listening to it a second time. I've considered myself a positive person, but this book has shown me some "stinkin' thinkin'" that I need to work on!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    The Magic of Thinking Big

    If you've had any exposure to the motivational crowd (Robbins et al) you should pass on this one. It feels dated. If you?ve never experienced a motivational book or seminar?tuck in.

    14 of 23 people found this review helpful

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

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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    • Ruwan
    • Colombo 11Sri Lanka
    • 09-02-08

    Great Book, Changed My LIFE

    I First read this book in 1997. The days I was a poor, shy, lazy guy. After reading the book I realised that I need to open the door to my financial nirvana. I practiced all Dr. Schwartz clearly emphasizes and after 10 years, the MAGIC happened to me and my family and now, we live a high profile life with luxury vehicles, houses in many countries around the world. This book changed my life from zero to a multimillionaire.
    Well I would recommend this book to any one interested to become rich. A MUST read. Thanks Dr. Schwartz.

    Ruwan Godawatta.
    Sri Lanka.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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    • Thomas
    • Santa Rosa, CA, USA
    • 08-10-04

    A great book for anyone

    Many, many benefits to be gained from this book.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful

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    muy buen libro el ingles se entiende muy bien

    excelente libro lo lei cuando era adolescente y ahora ya siendo mayor lo he leido y descubierto nuevas cosas