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The Science of Getting Rich

Gelesen von Diana Majlinger

(4,49 Sterne; 8210 Bewertungen)

Would you like to be rich? Yes? Well, who wouldn't.

The Science of Getting Rich is a book written by the New Thought Movement writer Wallace D. Wattles. The book is still in print after almost 100 years. According to USA Today, the text is "divided into 17 short, straight-to-the-point chapters that explain how to overcome mental barriers, and how creation, not competition, is the hidden key to wealth attraction." (Summary by Diana Majlinger and Wikipedia)

(2 hr 8 min)


00 - Preface


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01 - The Right To Be Rich


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02 - There is A Science of Getting Rich


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03 - Is Opportunity Monopolized?


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04 - The First Principle in The Science of Getting Rich


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05 - Increasing Life


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06 - How Riches Come to You


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07 - Gratitude


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08 - Thinking in the Certain Way


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09 - How to Use the Will


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10 - Further Use of the Will


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11 - Acting in the Certain Way


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12 - Efficient Action


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13 - Getting into the Right Business


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14 - The Impression of Increase


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15 - The Advancing Man


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16 - Some Cautions, and Concluding Observations


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17 - Summary of the Science of Getting Rich


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One of three

(5 Sterne)

This review is an edited version of ones I’ve left on the pages of the other two books in this review... I read this book along with “Thought vibration, or the law of attraction in a thought world” by Atkinson, and “Your invisible power” by Behrend. I was trying to understand the importance of the mind as we go through life. This was about five years ago and although I got the gist it, I thought all the books were a waste of time. Fast forward to present day, I’ve taken my time listening and re-listening to all three books and they finally make sense! I think books like these take a bit of studying or at the very least, paying very close attention. To me, all three of them helped explain each other and reinforced their ideas. They all helped me to understand the power of the mind. The writers have small varying opinions as to whether to share your ideas/mental image with a close group or keep them a secret, but I think that’s up to you. You decide what works for you and you believe it wholeheartedly. Whatever you think and believe it to be is what it will be.


(3,5 Sterne)

For a book on getting rich, there is little to no mention of economics. Instead it's a philosophical and metaphysical blueprint of what to believe, how to think and to act to be successful. Some aspects are a little out-there, and the author's insistence on single-mindedness rubbed me the wrong way a little, though I understand why it may be useful to success. Well worth a listen, as it's also quite succinct.

Best Life Hack Ever Written

(5 Sterne)

I have read and listened to this book on many occasions and found it to be of value if you implement the advise correctly. Be careful to understand it properly before applying it as it may have the opposite effect of what you want.


(5 Sterne)

As far back as I can remember, I was told you can have all you put your mind to. I finally get it! This book is in my personal Arsenal.

(5 Sterne)

Thanks for your analysis of how to get rich. It made my heart warm to see that others are thinking the same way that I do. Great job.

I liked it

(5 Sterne)

a little old school but non-judgemental, unbais and pretty reasonable advice. the reader did a very nice job, was clear and easily understood.

(2 Sterne)

This is NOT science. The author does not cite any scientific research to back his claims and asks you to have unconditional faith in them. He even goes so far as to say that you shouldn’t even expose yourselves to ideas that contradict his views! On a positive note, the book is quite entertaining if you don’t take it too seriously. It is a good example of new thought beliefs for those who are curious about that. The narrator did a great job. Some of the ideas contained inside really are interesting, and might provide you with insight and out of the box thinking. Also, one has to consider that the author died the next year after publishing this book. If his ideas about the power of the mind were right, they were not very effective in preventing his illness and death! Yet, he very authoritatively says in the book that illnesses and poverty are caused by wrong thinking...

Simply great

(4,5 Sterne)

The points that are given and explain by the author's are real gems or you could say they are great . it can happen that you don't believe in some of his points but most of them you will agree . I cannot surely say that you will get rich by reading this book (because that totally depends upon you ) but the itself will put you in a situation that you will ask those questions from you which author wants that you should ask . so don't waste time reading the reviews just go for it because it does worth it .