Many of my coaching clients have told me
they need to work on their vision of what they want to accomplish in
their work and in their life.
is a book that will inspire you to work on your vision and give you
many other profound insights. The book is titled FINANCIAL
SUCCESS: HARNESSING THE POWER OF CREATIVE THOUGHT by Wallace
Wattles. It is only 100 pages and was written in 1910!
However, the content of the book is
timeless and thought provoking. I have recommended it to hundreds of
my coaching clients over the years and have always gotten positive
comments. Here are some excerpts from the book so you can decide if
you want to read more...
"Getting rich comes from doing things in
a certain way..."
There is a science of getting rich. It
is an exact science like algebra or arithmetic. There are certain laws
which govern the process of acquiring riches. Once a person learns and
obeys these laws, he will get rich with mathematical certainty.
The ownership of money and property
comes as a result of doing things in a certain way. Those who do
things in this certain way, whether on purpose or accidentally, get
rich. Those who do not do things in this certain way, no matter how
hard they work or how able they are, remain poor.
If we study people who have gotten rich,
we find that they are an average lot in all respects. It is evident
that they do not get rich because they possess unique talents and
abilities. They get rich because they happen to do things in a certain
Getting rich is not the result of saving
or thrift. Many very penurious people are poor, while free spenders
often get rich.
Nor is getting rich due to doing things
which others fail to do. Two people in the same business often do
almost exactly the same things, and one gets rich while the other
remains poor or becomes bankrupt.
From all these things, we must come to
the conclusion that getting rich is the result of doing things in a
"You must get rid of the thought of
You want to get rich so that you can
eat, drink, and be merry when it is time to do these things. You want
to be rich so that you may surround yourself with beautiful things,
see distant lands, feed your mind, and develop your intellect. You
want to be rich so that you may love people, do kind things, and be
able to play a good part in helping the world to find truth.
But, remember that extreme altruism is
no better and no nobler than extreme selfishness. Both are mistakes.
Get rid of the idea that God wants you
to sacrifice yourself for others, that you can secure his favor by
doing so. God requires nothing of the kind.
What He wants is that you should make
the most of yourself—for yourself, and for others. And, you can help
others more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
You can make the most of yourself
only by getting rich. Thus, it is right and praiseworthy that
you should give your first and best thought to the work of acquiring
Remember, however, that the desire of
substance is for all. Its movements must be for more life to all; it
cannot be made to work for less life to any because it is seeking
riches and life in everything and in everyone.
You must get rid of the thought of
competition. You are to create, not to compete for what is
already created. You do not have to take anything away from
anyone. You do not have to drive sharp bargains. You do not have to
cheat or to take advantage.
You are to become a creator, not a
competitor. You are going to get what you want, but in such a way that
when you get it every other person will have more than he has now.
Riches secured on the competitive plane
are never satisfactory and permanent. They are yours today and
another’s tomorrow. Remember, if you are to become rich in a
scientific and certain way [the peaceful way], you must rise
entirely out of competitive thought. You must never think for a moment
that the supply is limited...
Wattles goes on to explain his formula
for creating wealth which is very practical and very doable. Wattles
blends in a spiritual perspective and has a knack for making
outrageous statements that make you stop and think. I like to re-read
this book every few years to remind myself of how powerful we really
are if we focus our minds for positive creative purposes.
To order the Wattles' book: Go to
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Recommended Reading List. Then click on the first book
listed. This will take you to Amazon.com where you can buy the book
new or used.
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