What, if any, is the difference between 'The Science of Getting Rich' by Wallace D. Wattles and 'Financial Success Through Creative Thought' by Wallace D. Wattles? Are they one in the same, the only difference being the titles, or two completely different books?
The Science of Getting Rich, which is, without a doubt, Wallace D. Wattles' best-known book, was first published in 1910 by The Elizabeth Towne Company of Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA.
It was republished in 1915 by The Elizabeth Towne Company under the title, Financial Success Through Creative Thought, or, The Science of Getting Rich.
The texts of The Science of Getting Rich and Financial Success Through Creative Thought are essentially the same.
The main differences between the two books are these:
1. The title.
2. The Preface. References to The Eternal News by J. J. Brown and Mr. Wattles' What Is Truth? articles were, for whatever reason, omitted from Financial Success Through Creative Thought.
3. Financial Success Through Creative Thought included a three-page section at the end of the book titled, "Can You Answer These Questions on The Science of Getting Rich?". This section included a series of self-study questions for each of the seventeen chapters in the book.
If you'd like to get your hands on those self-study questions, which I've found extremely helpful in my study of The Science of Getting Rich, I've included them in two of the books that I publish. Click or tap the links below to get your copy today.
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It comes from Lesson 10 of his book The Personal Power Course:
"... Intelligence being the source of all things, knows the real truth concerning all things; and when you come in touch with It you will have what is called an intuitive perception of truth; you will discover things. Things will open before your mind. It will not be hard for you to think of new ways, and new things to do, as described in the foregoing. If you get into the mental attitude of FAITH and ACTION described in these lessons, you are not going to have to painfully cudgel at your brain to discover something to do; you will be led to it, or it will be brought to you. Do not suppose that it is very difficult to invent new things, or to discover new methods; the new ways are already known, and you only need to come in touch with Mind which knows them. All that is necessary is that with absolute FAITH, you should do all that you can do NOW, and keep moving toward more life. It does not in the least matter that you cannot see the big thing you are to do; it will be shown to you, in due time, for there is ONE who knows. Have faith, and MOVE ON."
Therein lies the very essence of Wallace D. Wattles' entire philosophy and the absolute best advice I could possibly leave you with today...
Have faith and move on!
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Do you still do personal coaching and/or have a personal coaching program of some sort?
Is so, I'm very interested in signing up for one or the other, or maybe both.
No, I don't do personal coaching anymore, and my personal coaching programs are no longer available.
However, for some time now, I've been incorporating the very best of the materials I used in my personal coaching and my personal coaching programs into the books I've been writing and/or publishing on Amazon, and I'm making them available for far less (far, far, far less!) than what it would've cost you for my personal coaching and/or to participate in my personal coaching programs.
For a list of the core books I recommend you read, in the order that I recommend you read them (the first book on the list being somewhat of an exception), in order to systematically study and apply Wallace D. Wattles' writings to your life, I refer you to my post titled "Which of Your Books Should I Read?". Click or tap the link below to read it.
Competition is something that's promoted in a positive light. According to economics professors, competition is what makes businesses thrive. Not only that, but it also allows athletes to perform better as well.
However, is it really healthy to be in a competitive state of mind? When you examine competition closely, you may find that it holds people back and becomes their entire life.
Starting from when you're a baby, you're taught to be competitive. For instance, when you needed a new diaper or milk from your baby bottle, you had to get the attention of your mother by competing for it. As you got older, you had to compete with more people than just your mother. If you had siblings, you needed to compete with them to get favors from your parents. In school, you had to compete with your classmates to get recognition from your teachers or coaches. Then, toward your high school years, you may have competed to win the affections of a girl that you liked.
What was the reward of all this? Well, if you played sports, then you may have competed to win a ribbon or trophy. If it was over a girl, then you may have wanted to ask her out or take her to the prom. Competition is usually about seeking some kind of reward in the end.
In adulthood, the rewards are even greater, but the competition is much harder. Instead of winning a trophy, you may be out to win a new job or a huge business deal. If you see someone else who's already received these rewards, you may be jealous as you compete against them. Jealousy is one of the biggest things that makes competing so difficult. If you end up failing to get the reward you wanted, then you may feel hatred toward the person who got it instead of you. This can be a terrible feeling to have to deal with.
Have you ever been jealous of someone who achieved a reward that you wanted but didn't get? If so, did it make you feel awful inside? If you answered "yes", do you want to find a way to stop feeling this way?
The answer to overcoming jealousy is simple. All you need to do is stop worrying about competition and competing against others.
That's not to say that you can't be motivated to achieve your goals. For instance, if you're trying to impress a girl that you want to ask out on a date, don't get jealous if she chooses someone else or already has a boyfriend. You don't need to hate her boyfriend either because he has the girl that you wanted. Instead, just think about the talents which you possess that he doesn't have. Surely, there must be another girl out there who can appreciate you for those talents. You just need to keep testing the waters without losing patience or getting discouraged. There are plenty of opportunities out there if you simply seize them.
Try to lower your expectations just a little. You don't need to be jealous of an athlete because they won an Olympic gold medal and you didn't. Why should you have gotten the medal anyway? Did you train and compete as hard as they did? Chances are, you're just somebody who has regret about the things they didn't do in their life. But that doesn't mean you can't be happy for others who went out there and gave it their best and achieved success.
When you start feeling competitive again, here's what you can do:
• Become inspired by successful people and learn how they achieved so much. Then, apply their strategy for success to your own life.
• You need to be around people who are happy and positive. Stay away from negative people.
Every day you're on this Earth is really a gift. Don't waste time letting your inflated ego keep you down or make you feel bad. Direct your energy toward your own unique talents and how you can use them to make your own life better.
Here's a little bonus tip for you:
Whenever you find yourself comparing yourself to others (in that you desire to be like or better than them; or, you desire what they have, better than they have, or more than they have), you're slipping into the realm of competitive thought, whether you realize it or not.
Well, Wallace D. Wattles put it very well in Chapter 14 of his book The Science of Getting Rich ("The Impression of Increase") when he wrote:
"No better statement of the principle of creative action can be formulated than the favorite declaration of the late 'Golden Rule' Jones of Toledo: 'What I want for myself, I want for everybody.'"
In other words, as he put it in "Ideals and How to Form Them", the fifteenth of fifteen articles in his Lessons in Constructive Science series:
"Desire for yourself all that you need for the purpose of living a full and complete life and desire that everybody else shall have all that is necessary to the living of an equally full and complete life."
"Live your own life and let other people live their own lives."
It's that simple!
By the way, while we're on the subject, nowhere in his writings did Mr. Wattles address the subject of competition better than he did in a series of three articles he wrote under the tile The Law of Opulence. Click or tap the links below to get your copy today.
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Important Note: If you haven't already read Wallace D. Wattles' The Law of Opulence series, I highly recommend you do. If you have, I highly recommend you read it again... and again, and again, and again, and again!
I have bought some of Wallace D. Wattles' books and studied them, but I need a foolproof method to stop my fear of poverty. I am always provided for, but, somehow, I always 'create' a way that the going out is more than the coming in, it just gets 'used' up. I would like to go on a holiday and travel some. I've never been on a holiday before because of this subconscious program that I can't 'lick' once and for all.
Thanks for your reply."
Your so-called "fear of poverty" is nothing more than a vision you hold of yourself as being poor. The reason you somehow "always 'create' a way that the going out is more than the coming in" is because, as part of that vision, that's the way you see yourself and, thus, you act in accordance with that "reality" that you've mentally created for yourself.
How do you 'lick' that once and for all?
Simple. Not necessarily easy, but simple nonetheless. You create a new vision for yourself that's the exact opposite of the one you have now, and you make that the dominant vision you hold of yourself. Then, just as night follows day, as that new vision takes hold, you'll begin acting in accordance with your new mental "reality", and your situation will change... dramatically!
For detailed, proven, step-by-step instructions on how to do that, I highly recommend you read my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide, in that order, and do, I repeat do, exactly what they tell you to do (in your particular case, I suggest you read them both first and then go back through them and take action on them, my reasoning here will become readily apparent to you after you do so). Click or tap the links below to get your copies today.
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Also, to aid you in the execution of your new vision, I highly recommend you read Wallace D. Wattles' Money Lessons and Elizabeth Towne's Money Lessons as well. Click or tap the links below to get your copies today.
Every day, there are challenges in our lives that we must deal with. If you're like most people, you probably look down upon these challenges and just wish everything could be easy. But the truth is that challenges actually provide you with some amazing benefits. Once you come to realize this, you'll learn to be grateful for having these challenges come into your life.
Think about something in life that's challenging, but beneficial. Exercise is a great example of this. People who are overweight or out of shape tend to frown upon exercise because it makes them feel sweaty and uncomfortable. However, what they aren't thinking about is how great they'll feel after the exercise is over. Exercise can help you be stronger, faster, confident, feel better, look better, and be healthier. With all these benefits, is it really that difficult to exercise for 20 to 40 minutes per day?
You see, it's all a matter of putting your challenges into perspective and realizing the positive outcome of facing them. Don't just think about the challenge itself and how bad and uncomfortable it'll make you feel. Every challenge in life will be difficult when you face it. That's why it is called a challenge. If it were an easy thing to face, then what would be challenging about it?
When you face a challenge, try to see it as a way of testing your true potential. This could be a test of your endurance, strength, speed, wit, and/or stamina. More importantly, see your challenges as opportunities for bringing change and excitement to your life. People like to stay in their comfort zones because there are no challenges there. But if you don't face challenges, how will you ever grow as a person and find happiness and success in your life? Anyone who's ever been successful has had to face challenges head-on. You need to learn to do the same by having the right attitude about it.
Questions to Ask Yourself
When you're faced with a challenge, ask the following questions to yourself:
• What can I learn about myself from this challenge?
• Which areas of myself can be developed more from this challenge?
• Which abilities and skills do I possess that can assist me with this challenge?
• What are the benefits to be earned from doing this challenge?
Finally, you must be grateful to have these challenges and opportunities in your life. There are some people in this world who don't even have opportunities to better themselves like this. Whether your challenge is to climb a mountain, earn a master's degree, or run a marathon, always be grateful! Sure, you might feel intimidated by the challenge in the beginning, but never stop trying. As you face the challenge and invest your time and energy in it, things will get much better for you very quickly.
Look at every challenge as an opportunity to grow and better yourself. The more you practice this, the more you'll feel enthusiastic about challenges as they come into your life. Then you'll be so grateful and hungry for more challenges that you'll start looking for them yourself instead of waiting for them to find you. This is the perfect place to be in your life once you get there.
Here's a thought for you to ponder today. It comes from Chapter 7 of Wallace D. Wattles' classic masterpiece The Science of Getting Rich ("Gratitude"):
"... because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude."
Think about it!
For more on the subject of gratitude and its positive effects on your life, I highly recommend you read Wallace D. Wattles' The Science of... series, which includes The Science of Getting Rich, The Science of Being Well, and The Science of Being Great. Click or tap the links below to get your copy today.
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Certain philosophical people believe that working a job shouldn't be all about the money. Of course, most people would disagree because they need to work to pay their living expenses. In fact, a lot of people in this world must work over 40 hours a week just to barely survive. If you work long hours each week, whether it's for money or not, at least make sure you love what you're doing.
When you enjoy your work, you don't feel bored or tired. Instead, you feel energized and excited to keep working. There may be days when you feel too lazy to work but most of the time, you'll want to work. The idea of getting out of bed in the morning will not seem so painful anymore. You'll no longer feel tempted to play Fantasy Football or browse on Facebook. When you get to this point, you'll know that you found the right job for yourself.
The big question is, how do you find something that you're interested in and make a job out of it? Below are some ideas to help you get started:
1. What do you do well?
Can you think of something that you're good at? Something you do better than most people? Perhaps you're great at socializing with random people. If so, consider being a salesperson. Maybe you like cooking exotic foods and trying out new recipes. In this case, become a chef or food blogger.
2. What do you dislike about the job you're at now?
It's possible to love your profession but hate your job. For instance, if you have a nasty boss who's unfair and hovers over you all day, then it might cause you to dislike your job a lot. However, that doesn't mean you hate the work that you do. So, think about starting your own business while doing this same kind of work in it. That way, you can be your own boss and set your own rules.
3. Try new things.
It's okay to think and contemplate your future, but don't spend all your time doing that. Expand your horizons by taking up new hobbies or pursuing new things that you never thought you liked before. You might develop a hobby that'll turn into a business. If there's a course at your college that looks interesting, go ahead and apply for it even if it doesn't feel like "you". You may just surprise yourself.
4. Gather knowledge.
If you're interested in developing a new hobby, you need to learn everything you can about that hobby. Don't just aimlessly pursue it without knowing what you're doing. For instance, don't become a trader on the stock market simply because you're hoping to score some big trades and make a lot of money. You actually need to know about things like historical data, market trends, and company research. This will allow you to know which stocks are safe and which stocks are risky.
In conclusion, be prepared to work hard at whatever job you do. The idea is to simply enjoy yourself as you're working hard because that will make the experience more pleasant. In fact, if you really enjoy what you're doing, your "work" won't seem like work anymore, it'll be just another form of play to you.
Here's a great quote for you to ponder today. It comes from Wallace D. Wattles' Wealth Science Course. In it, Mr. Wattles wrote:
"Perhaps the most essential part of wealth-culture consists in finding the place where you will be happy in your work."
Think about it!
If you'd like to find out what else Wallace D. Wattles had to say on the subject, I highly recommend you read his wealth science course. It's a real eye-opener! Click or tap the link below to get your copy today.
In some of your past emails or blog posts (or both?), you've mentioned the law of reciprocity.
What exactly is that?
Whenever possible, when I release a new ebook or paperback book on Amazon, I'll offer it to my blog readers and email subscribers at a special, limited-time, discounted price. When I do that, I usually include this request for reviews:
"I need your help!! If this book leaves you feeling like 5 stars, I'd really appreciate your returning the favor with a 5-star review on my Amazon page for it. It'll help me, it'll help others, and, through the law of reciprocity, it'll help you as well."
Rather than reinvent the wheel, to answer your question, I refer you to an article I wrote awhile back and made publicly available that I recently updated and posted here titled "The Universal Law Behind the Golden Rule". Click or tap the link below to read it.
By the way, if you don't already have a copy of Mr. Wattles' book The Science of Getting Rich that's mentioned in that article, you can get one along with eighty-three other rare books and articles by Wallace D. Wattles on Amazon Kindle. Click or tap the link below to get your copy today.
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Note: Thank you to all those who've left me those 5-star reviews. It's helped me, it's helped others, and through the law of reciprocity, if it hasn't already, it'll help you as well. Why? Because it's the law!
It comes from Chapter 15 of his book The Science of Being Great:
"Have perfect faith in yourself and in your ability to cope with any combination of circumstances that may arise. Do not be disturbed if you are alone; if you need friends they will come to you at the right time. Do not be disturbed if you feel that you are ignorant; the information that you need will be furnished you when it is time for you to have it. That which is in you impelling you forward is in the things and people you need, impelling them toward you. If there is a particular man you need to know, he will be introduced to you; if there is a particular book you need to read it will be placed in your hands at the right time. All the knowledge you need will come to you from both external and internal sources. Your information and your talents will always be equal to the requirements of the occasion. Remember that Jesus told his disciples not to worry as to what they would say when brought before the judges; he knew that the power in them would be sufficient for the needs of the hour."
That very same power is in you!
Notice, if you will, when Jesus sent his disciples out to bring his gospel to the world, he did not provide them with a detailed plan.
As a matter of fact, he didn't provide them with a plan at all!
What did he do?
Jesus simply said...
He knew full well that everything his disciples needed to accomplish their mission would come to them as they needed it...
As it will for you too!
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In this time of economic change and spiritual challenge, how's it possible to still plan to earn money for financial independence and in the meantime keep as a priority (motivation) the personal development to the heights required?
I always have conflicts with that, especially if you believe in the <latest end-of-the-world theory deleted>.
This is my question and my pressing problem.
Well, if you believe the world's going to end soon or some huge cataclysmic event is about to happen that's going to end civilization as we know it, it's real difficult to stay motivated to do much of anything, isn't it?
So, if financial independence, or anything else for that matter, is what you want, my first piece of advice to you is to stop believing that crap. Really! How? Simple. Belief is a choice. You can choose to believe or not believe anything you want. Nothing more to it than that.
Next, I suggest you get your viewpoint about the world and your place in it straight. There's no better way to do that than by reading The Science of Being Great by Wallace D. Wattles and doing exactly what it tells you to do. Click or tap the links below to get your copy today.
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Last, but not least, after you've done those two things, you need to create a crystal-clear vision of what you want next in your life that reflects what's truly important to you and what you really want. If you need help in that regard, I highly recommend you read my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide in that order. Between the two of them, you'll learn just about everything you'll ever need to know about the subject. Click or tap the links below to get your copies today.
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