Reader Questions

How Do You Become a Billionaire by... ?

In a survey I conducted, a reader wrote:

"Dear Tony,

I want to become a billionaire by 2023. I don't know how but I have faith. Is it possible? If not, can you tell me how to become what I want?

Regards."

You know, I absolutely love questions like this. I truly do! And, I've received lots of them over the years.

After a few well-placed follow-up questions, one thing I've discovered that all the askers have in common, bar none, is that they haven't a clue as to what they really want in life, nor have they taken the time and expended the effort to figure it out. So they just pick a number out of a hat, stick an unrealistic deadline on it, add "faith" to the mix, and voila, a year or two from now, they're even worse off than where they are today.

My advice?

Don't you be one of them!

Determine what's truly important to you and what you really want next in your life (the key word there being next). Then, combine that information into a next-level vision statement, internalize it, and begin moving toward it. Once you get there, repeat the process. Then repeat it again and again and again. I promise you that you'll make far more progress faster that way than what you're doing now. How do I know? Because that's what I did!

If you need help in this regard, I highly recommend my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide. Between the two of them, you'll learn just about everything you'll ever need to know about creating and realizing next-level visions. Click or tap the links below to get your copies today.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide on Amazon Kindle.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide on Amazon Kindle.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide bundled together at a discounted price on Amazon Kindle.

No Kindle? No problem! Click or tap here to get a free Kindle reading app for your device.

Prefer paperback?

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide in paperback on Amazon.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide in paperback on Amazon.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide bundled together at a discounted price in paperback on Amazon.

Note: In my experience, there are two other things folks who ask me questions like these have in common. One is that they don't have a proverbial "pot to you know what in". In other words, they're barely making it financially, if at all. Their time and effort would be far better served by working toward a point of what I like to call "financial stability" and then using that as a launching point to bigger and better things. Again, I refer you to my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide for help in this regard. The other is that they don't really want to give anything in return for the money. In other words, they're looking for something for nothing. They just want the good fairy of the universe to plop a billion dollars on their doorstep at the appointed time and be done with it. The universe doesn't work that way! Not much I can do there other than to suggest a change of attitude.

Related Pages:

Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide

Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start & Advanced Vision Bundle

Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide

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How Do You Find Your Life Purpose?

In a survey I conducted, a reader wrote (obviously, as you're about to find out, English is not this reader's first language):

"I am finding my purpose in my life after a heavy setback in my mlm business due to mistrust, now i want to work from home and earn abnormal high income by giving abnormal high content/ebook/article giving others by just less than $100. I knowledge of many filed like mlm/health/how to earn income/astrology and many more subject. Now I am not getting which subject i should start first or my life purpose so that I can serve people in very good manner so that they can change their life and live very good healthy wealthy life. Please help me to find my life purpose."

Let's take a look at what Wallace D. Wattles had to say about the subject. In his book The Personal Power Course, on the subject of creating wealth, he wrote:

"... you must know what you want to do. First, choose your business. Choose the one that seems most in line with your tastes, and which will require the use of your strongest faculties. Select for your life work the thing you most WANT to do. Do not become possessed by the idea that you must be fixed by circumstances in some business or profession which you do not like, and barred out from the one which you WOULD like. Even though you are making money, you are not successful so long as you are doing something you do not like to do, and not doing the thing you want to do. The man who feels that he is misplaced is neither wealthy nor successful. Perhaps the most essential part of wealth-culture consists in finding the place where you will be happy in your work. If you are not happy in your work, you are a slave."

In line with that, my advice is and always has been to find something you like to do and figure out a way to make money doing it. Having the necessary knowledge and/or skills to do something is certainly a plus, but neither is a requirement as both can be attained or developed. The primary thing is that it's something you like to do.

To help you in that regard, I highly recommend that you read my Wallace D. Wattles Purpose Discovery Guide and do the exercises in it. They will help you find "the place where you will be happy in your work", as Mr. Wattles ever so nicely put it. Click or tap the link below to get your copy today.

Click or tap here to get the Wallace D. Wattles Purpose Discovery Guide on Amazon Kindle.

No Kindle? No problem! Click or tap here to get a free Kindle reading app for your device.

Prefer paperback?

Click or tap here to get the Wallace D. Wattles Purpose Discovery Guide in paperback on Amazon.

Tip: Repeat the exercises in my Wallace D. Wattles Purpose Discovery Guide several times over several weeks, more if necessary. At some point in doing so, you'll begin to notice a common thread running through them that will lead you directly to the answer you seek.

Related Pages:

The Personal Power Course by Wallace D. Wattles

Wallace D. Wattles Purpose Discovery Guide

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Will "Jesus: The Man and His Work" Help You Find Your Purpose?

In a survey I conducted, a reader wrote:

"Hi Tony -

I've been struggling all my working life. And was even taught by my father to do what I love and the money will follow. But my problem is that I don't even know what I would LOVE to do. I don't know my passion. And that of course makes it difficult to do it.

There are things I'm passionate about, like animal rights, human rights, justice, clean healthy food. But those are things I tend to get angry about because we all know the state of affairs when it comes to those subjects. I can't seem to channel the anger into something constructive. I've also had some other interests but most of them end up as simply dabbling in them. I've never truly immersed myself in anything. There are also those things that I've started then lost interest in almost immediately.

I started to work on affiliate marketing, in products that look good and I know I would try if I could. But the problem is, I don't have personal experience with the products, so for me, it's difficult to write about them as a marketer. (I'm not a marketer/salesperson by nature) unless it's something I've tried, love and believe in. Plus, I feel dishonest by marketing these products. I know that one solution is to buy the product then market it if I like it. But I'm not in a financial position to do that. Do you have any insight on this??

I've been wanting to read Jesus: The Man and his Work for a long time. Do you think this book will help me in this particular category?

Thanks."

Okay, four things here. First of all, in reference to:

"... do what I love and the money will follow."

With no disrespect meant to your father or anyone else who's ever uttered those words, I don't completely buy into that. I know lots of folks who do what they love, and they're dead broke. On the other hand, I know plenty of others who absolutely abhor what they do, yet they do extremely well financially.

Now, that being said, let's take a look at what Wallace D. Wattles had to say about the subject. In his book The Personal Power Course, on the subject of creating wealth, he wrote:

"... you must know what you want to do. First, choose your business. Choose the one that seems most in line with your tastes, and which will require the use of your strongest faculties. Select for your life work the thing you most WANT to do. Do not become possessed by the idea that you must be fixed by circumstances in some business or profession which you do not like, and barred out from the one which you WOULD like. Even though you are making money, you are not successful so long as you are doing something you do not like to do, and not doing the thing you want to do. The man who feels that he is misplaced is neither wealthy nor successful. Perhaps the most essential part of wealth-culture consists in finding the place where you will be happy in your work. If you are not happy in your work, you are a slave."

Therein lies the truth of the matter.

Second, in reference to:

"... I don't even know what I would LOVE to do. I don't know my passion. And that of course makes it difficult to do it."

Based on what Mr. Wattles wrote and my own personal experience, I don't think it's absolutely necessary to love what you do or that you need to be passionate about it to create wealth in your life. I think you just need to like what you do. Might it be a plus if you love it or you're passionate about it? It might. However, if you just like it and it doesn't detract from your happiness, I think that's enough.

Again:

"Perhaps the most essential part of wealth-culture consists in finding the place where you will be happy in your work. If you are not happy in your work, you are a slave."

Notice that Mr. Wattles didn't write that you need to be ecstatic about it, just happy.

Third, in reference to:

"I started to work on affiliate marketing, in products that look good and I know I would try if I could. But the problem is, I don't have personal experience with the products, so for me, it's difficult to write about them as a marketer. (I'm not a marketer/salesperson by nature) unless it's something I've tried, love and believe in. Plus, I feel dishonest by marketing these products. I know that one solution is to buy the product then market it if I like it. But I'm not in a financial position to do that. Do you have any insight on this??"

You're thinking is pretty much on target there.

Here are two things to read that I think will answer your question and help you in this regard, both of which you'll find right here on my blog:

1. The first is my answer to a reader's question in a post titled "Can You Make a Decent Living Working with Affiliate Programs?". Click or tap the link below to read it.

Click or tap here to read my "Can You Make a Decent Living Working with Affiliate Programs?" post.

2. The other is an article I wrote a while back that I updated and added here titled "The #1 Best Business to Get into if You Want to Get Rich". Click or tap the link below to read it.

Click or tap here to read my "The #1 Best Business to Get into if You Want to Get Rich" article.

Fourth and finally, in reference to what I think is your primary question:

"I've been wanting to read Jesus: The Man and his Work for a long time. Do you think this book will help me in this particular category?"

Jesus: The Man and His Work by Wallace D. Wattles is a great book, and one that I suggest you read. In fact, it's one that I make a point of rereading, along with its companion volume, A New Christ by Wallace D. Wattles, at least once a year, usually in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, I don't think it will help you find your purpose. Maybe it will, but I don't think so.

Instead, what I suggest you read for that is a book I wrote not too long ago titled the Wallace D. Wattles Purpose Discovery Guide. In it, you'll find a number of exercises that will help you find your "thing", as I like to call it. Click or tap the link below to get your copy today.

Click or tap here to get the Wallace D. Wattles Purpose Discovery Guide on Amazon Kindle.

No Kindle? No problem! Click or tap here to get a free Kindle reading app for your device.

Prefer paperback?

Click or tap here to get the Wallace D. Wattles Purpose Discovery Guide in paperback on Amazon.

Tip: Repeat the exercises in the Wallace D. Wattles Purpose Discovery Guide several times over several weeks, more if necessary. At some point in doing so, you'll begin to notice a common thread running through them that will lead you to the answer you're looking for.

Related Pages:

A New Christ by Wallace D. Wattles

Jesus: The Man and His Work by Wallace D. Wattles

The #1 Best Business to Get into if You Want to Get Rich

The Personal Power Course by Wallace D. Wattles

Wallace D. Wattles Purpose Discovery Guide

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How Do You Manifest Money Without Doing Anything for It?

Recently, a reader wrote:

"Thank You for sharing your knowledge with all of us.

I have been studying and working to understand this for about 15 or more years of my life.... And I get it....

I have a question?

My life is good, and I lived through the World Trade Center Bombing, lost my house in H Sandy, etc....and much more.... but I am in a very good place. I am a Vegetarian, Don't Drink, Smoke, or Use any drugs at all.... nothing. And this knowledge that I have worked at getting, along with what most people would call a Miracle and Proof that there is a lot more going on that we know, has carried me through.

Here is my question:

How do you simply manifest money? Dollars? Not having to do anything for it.... Just manifest Money.

Thanks."

Wow!

Where do I begin?

Those who've been following my work for a while, either through this blog and/or my writings, know that I'm not real fond of the use of the word manifest and its derivatives.

Why?

Simple...

Because, more often than not, as in every single time, and this is yet one more example to add to the ever-growing pile, when I'm asked a question using that word or one of its derivatives, usually by a "law-of-attraction" follower, it's used in the context of getting something for nothing.

They're looking for some magical incantation to chant or some secret method to get their vibration just right, or some other such nonsense, to get the good fairy of the universe to mystically plop what they want right into their lap without any effort on their part whatsoever.

Here's the deal:

The universe doesn't work that way!

Might it seem like it does sometimes?

Yes.

But does it really?

No.

Will the universe aid you in your quest?

Absolutely!

But it's not going to simply hand it to you without any effort on your part.

In Chapter 11 of his book The Science of Getting Rich ("Acting in the Certain Way"), Wallace D. Wattles wrote:

"Thought is the creative power, or the impelling force which causes the creative power to act; thinking in a Certain Way will bring riches to you, but you must not rely upon thought alone, paying no attention to personal action. That is the rock upon which many otherwise scientific metaphysical thinkers meet shipwreck - the failure to connect thought with personal action.

We have not yet reached the stage of development, even supposing such a stage to be possible, in which man can create directly from Formless Substance without nature's processes or the work of human hands; man must not only think, but his personal action must supplement his thought.

By thought you can cause the gold in the hearts of the mountains to be impelled toward you; but it will not mine itself, refine itself, coin itself into double eagles, and come rolling along the roads seeking its way into your pocket.

Under the impelling power of the Supreme Spirit, men's affairs will be so ordered that some one will be led to mine the gold for you; other men's business transactions will be so directed that the gold will be brought toward you, and you must so arrange your own business affairs that you may be able to receive it when it comes to you. Your thought makes all things, animate and inanimate, work to bring you what you want; but your personal activity must be such that you can rightly receive what you want when it reaches you. You are not to take it as charity, nor to steal it; you must give every man more in use value than he gives you in cash value."

Now, I'm quite sure this isn't the answer you're looking for, but it is the answer. You can either accept it or not accept it, the choice is yours. If you choose to accept it and are ready to take the next step, then reading The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles and doing exactly what it tells you to do would be a good place to start. If you don't already have a copy, click or tap the links below to get yours today.

Click or tap here to get The Science of Getting Rich on Amazon Kindle.

Click or tap here to get The Science of Getting Rich along with eighty-three other rare books and articles by Wallace D. Wattles on Amazon Kindle.

No Kindle? No problem! Click or tap here to get a free Kindle reading app for your device. 

Prefer paperback?

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Can You Have More Than One Desire in Your Vision?

In a survey I conducted, a reader wrote:

"Dear Tony,

If you have been 'working' on a 'vision' or desire that you really want for a long time and it hasn't manifested exactly as you wanted it (in the ideal form... but it is vastly improved... but still not quite there yet), can you add another desire to the existing one and so act in the 'certain way' for both?!!

That is basically my question!!

Also, Bob Proctor, who has studied Wallace D. Wattles' work for over 25 years, says that you can do everything perfectly but if you don't "Let go and let God" you won't manifest what you want. What do you think?

Thank you for this opportunity to ask my question(s)!"

In reference to your first question:

"... can you add another desire to the existing one and so act in the 'certain way' for both?!!"

In his book The Science of Getting Rich, Mr. Wattles wrote:

"Your part is to intelligently formulate your desire for the things which make for a larger life, and to get these desires arranged into a coherent whole; and then to impress this Whole Desire upon the Formless Substance, which has the power and the will to bring you what you want."

He also wrote:

"The whole matter turns on receiving, once you have clearly formed your vision. When you have formed it, it is well to make an oral statement, addressing the Supreme in reverent prayer; and from that moment you must, in mind, receive what you ask for. Live in the new house; wear the fine clothes; ride in the automobile; go on the journey, and confidently plan for greater journeys. Think and speak of all the things you have asked for in terms of actual present ownership. Imagine an environment, and a financial condition exactly as you want them, and live all the time in that imaginary environment and financial condition."

So, based on those passages and my many years of creating and realizing visions and helping others to do so, my answer to your question is: yes, you can add another desire to your existing one and so act in the "certain way" on both if (big if here) they don't conflict with one another.

How do you tell if they conflict with one another?

Simple. Just ask yourself:

By having one can I have the other?

If your answer is yes, have at it!

For more on creating and realizing visions, I highly recommend my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide. Between the two of them, you'll learn just about everything you'll ever need to know about the subjects. Click or tap the links to get your copies today.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide on Amazon Kindle.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide on Amazon Kindle.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide bundled together at a discounted price on Amazon Kindle.

No Kindle? No problem! Click or tap here to get a free Kindle reading app for your device.

Prefer paperback?

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide in paperback on Amazon.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide in paperback on Amazon.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide bundled together at a discounted price in paperback on Amazon.

As to your second question:

"... Bob Proctor... says that you can do everything perfectly but if you don't "Let go and let God" you won't manifest what you want. What do you think?"

First of all, let me say that, though I've read and/or listened to some of his stuff, I'm no expert on Bob Proctor's work and, quite frankly, I don't necessarily agree with every little thing he teaches, especially when it comes to Mr. Wattles' writings (on the other hand, I've pulled some real gems from his work).

That being said, if you're talking about "let go and let God" exactly as he explains the concept in Chapter 4 of his book You Were Born Rich, then I agree.

However, if you interpret "let go and let God" to mean, as many of the law-of-attraction folks out there that I've talked to do, that if you decide on something and believe that you'll have it that the official good fairy of the universe will come along and just plop it in your lap with absolutely no effort on your part, then I don't.

Again, I refer you to my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide (see links above).

Note 1: I'm not real fond of the use of the word manifest and its derivatives. It sounds way too hocus pocusey to me. I prefer to think of the process in terms of creation or realization.

Note 2: As a general rule, at least in the beginning, I suggest that you limit your vision statement to no more than three things. Chapter 5 ("The Anatomy of an Effective Vision Statement") of my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide has more on the subject (see links above).

Related Pages:

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles

Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide

Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start & Advanced Vision Bundle

Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide

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How Do You Handle Times Like These?

Recently, a reader wrote:

"Hi Tony,

How do you handle times like these when everything around you seems to be falling apart and you find yourself in all sorts of situations that you'd rather not be in?

I'd really appreciate your thoughts on the subject.

Thank you in advance!"

Great question!

Here are 3 steps that I suggest you take in the order that I suggest you take them:

1. Take stock of what's right in your life and be grateful for it.

In any sort of upheaval, when it feels like your life has suddenly been turned upside down, it's real easy to fall into the trap of thinking that everything is wrong in your life when, if fact, that's usually not the case at all.

To avoid falling into this trap, simply sit down and write a list of all (the key word here being all) the things you have to be grateful for.

Now, I'm not, even for a moment, suggesting that you run around painting little happy faces on things that don't deserve to have little happy faces painted on them. I'm not suggesting that at all!

What I am suggesting here is that you put things in their proper perspective, and a well-written list of all that you have to be grateful for will do just that.

See my article "What 9/11 and a 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Gratitude" for a great example of this. Click or tap the link below to read it.

Click or tap here to read my "What 9/11 and a 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Gratitude" article.

2. Reevaluate what's important to you and what you want next in your life.

Whenever your situation changes, especially when it changes dramatically and suddenly, it's usually a good idea to reevaluate what's truly important to you and what you really want next in your life. So, after you take stock of what's right with your life, I suggest that you rethink your values list and your next-level vision and refine and/or revise them as necessary.

Don't have a values list?

Then now would be a great time to create one. See Chapter 1 of my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide for detailed, step-by-step instructions. If you don't already have a copy, click or tap the links below to get yours today.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide on Amazon Kindle.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide along with my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide bundled together at a discounted price on Amazon Kindle.

No Kindle? No problem! Click or tap here to get a free Kindle reading app for your device.

Prefer paperback?

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide in paperback on Amazon.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide along with my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide bundled together at a discounted price in paperback on Amazon.

Don't have a next level vision statement either?

Then now would be a great time to create one of these as well! See Chapters 6-8 of my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and Chapters 2-12 of my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide for detailed, step-by-step instructions. If you don't already have copies, click or tap the links below to get yours today.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide on Amazon Kindle.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide on Amazon Kindle.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide bundled together at a discounted price on Amazon Kindle.

No Kindle? No problem! Click or tap here to get a free Kindle reading app for your device.

Prefer paperback?

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide in paperback on Amazon.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide in paperback on Amazon.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide bundled together at a discounted price in paperback on Amazon.

3. Decide what you can do now to be better prepared next time and start doing it.

Are there some things that you wish you'd done in the past that would have better prepared you for where you find yourself now?

Now's the time to do something about it!

Not enough cash? Now's the time to incorporate building up your cash surplus into your next-level vision and start moving toward it.

Too much debt? Now's the time to incorporate debt elimination into your next-level vision and start moving toward that ideal.

Not enough toilet paper (who'd a thought?!)? Now's the time to start building up your reserve. Am I suggesting that you become a "prepper"? Not really. However, building up a reserve of the things that you commonly use, if, for no other reason than to take advantage of bulk-buying discounts, isn't a bad idea.

Remember this:

Action is the great cure-all!

Repeat:

Action is the great cure-all!

One more time:

Action is the great cure-all!

Note: I've received a fair number of questions similar to this one from readers over the last few weeks. If you have a related question that you'd like me to answer, you may ask it by leaving a comment below. I'll do my best to answer it here or in a post of its own. Please *do not* ask me medical or political related questions. I won't answer them. As a matter of fact, I won't even post them. My interest here lies solely in the "cure", not the "disease", so to speak.

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What 9/11 and a 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Gratitude


Was Wallace D. Wattles Successful?

Recently, a reader wrote:

"Hello Tony,

I really enjoy reading your blog, and I also get inspired by reading the writings of Wallace D. Wattles, and the reason I have not bought more of your Kindle writings is because I have this thing in my head that says if all this that he wrote is fact, how come he appeared to have so little success in his own life?

Thank you for your time, and hopefully you can provide me with some clearing advice.

Kind regards."

To which I replied:

"Hi <name deleted>,

I'm glad to hear that you enjoy reading my blog and are inspired by Mr. Wattles' writings.

Unfortunately, time doesn't permit my answering other than support related questions by email; however, I'll do my best to answer your question in an upcoming blog post at tonymase.com.

Stay tuned!

Tony

P.S. It may be several months before I get to it as I've got a number of other reader questions that I've committed to answering first. However, I will get to it. In the meantime, if you'd like a quick answer, which I may end up largely referring to in my answer anyway, I refer you to https://www.tonymase.com/how-wallace-d-wattles-got-rich-and-how-you-can-too.html."

Well, I've finally gotten to it, and, in the time it's taken me to do so, I've given a lot of thought to how I'd answer it.

At first, I was going to define success as Mr. Wattles defined it (a definition that I like and agree with) and provide some examples of how Mr. Wattles met that definition of success. In other words, I was going to counter your assertion that "he appeared to have so little success in his own life".

However, the more I thought about it, the more I went back to when I first read The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles, which was my introduction to Mr. Wattles' writings. From the very moment I started reading that book, it made perfect sense to me, and I knew, absolutely knew, deep down in the pit of my gut, that this was it, that these were the answers that I'd been looking for my entire life. So, I simply started doing what he said to do and, long story short, my life changed, and it changed dramatically, in a relatively short period of time.

I never, even for a moment, questioned Mr. Wattles success or lack of success. I never, even for a moment, questioned whether or not Mr. Wattles got rich following his own philosophy. I never wasted one moment of my time searching on Google for things like "wallace wattles net worth" or "wallace d wattles net worth". I simply did what Mr. Wattles said to do, and I got results, big-time results!

Now, every once in a while, someone will say something like this to me:

"Yeah Tony, but what if this is all just a total crock of s--t?"

My answer is always the same:

What if it is? The fact is that I've made more progress, far more progress, following Mr. Wattles' simple philosophy of thought and action than doing what I was doing before, so does it really matter? I think not. Positive results were what I wanted, and positive results were what I got.

So, here's my "clearing advice":

Stop concerning yourself with this, that, and the other, and start concerning yourself with doing what Mr. Wattles said to do.

If you need some help in that regard, I highly recommend that you read my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide. In them, I lay out the exact system that I extracted from The Science of Getting Rich and some of Mr. Wattles' other writings that I followed to make more progress, financially and otherwise, in just a couple of years than I did in the previous thirty years combined. Click or tap the links below to get your copies today.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide on Amazon Kindle.

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There are two other reader questions that I've been asked recently, both of which tend to come up from time to time, that I want to address or, as the case may be, readdress today.

First, in reference to a chapter in my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide, one reader wrote:

"Hi Tony,

I am currently reading your book 'quick start guide' and am thinking intensely about the competition idea:

My favorite sports to watch and participate in are mma/Brazilian jiu-jitsu. On a superficial level it seems to be the most competitive sport one could think of: for a fighter to win a contest he needs the other one to lose. On a deeper level I have to say, I feel my opponents/training partners are my partners in my evolution and we are helping each other sharpening our tools, skills and perception.

Do you know of any thoughts Wallace directly had concerning sports? Have you ever shared your thoughts on this topic?

Wishing you health wealth and success."

This post here on my blog should answer your question:

https://www.tonymase.com/2014/04/what-about-competition-in-sports.html

Second, in reference to Lesson 2 of my free Wallace D. Wattles minicourse (the Constructive Science Minicourse), another reader wrote:

"This is incredible content. Have you discovered other writers?"

If it's such incredible content, why would I have been looking for other writers?

Let me share something with you, something that changed my life for the better...

In The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace D. Wattles wrote:

"Others still are poor because, while they have some notion of science, they have become so swamped and lost in the maze of metaphysical and occult theories that they do not know which road to take. They try a mixture of many systems and fail in all. For these, again, the very best thing to do is to show the right way in your own person and practice; an ounce of doing things is worth a pound of theorizing.

The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.

You can serve God and man in no more effective way than by getting rich; that is, if you get rich by the creative method, and not by the competitive one.

Another thing. We assert that this book gives in detail the principles of the science of getting rich; and if that is true, you do not need to read any other book upon the subject. This may sound narrow and egotistical, but consider: there is no more scientific method of computation in mathematics than by addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; no other method is possible. There can be but one shortest distance between two points. There is only one way to think scientifically, and that is to think in the way that leads by the most direct and simple route to the goal. No man has yet formulated a briefer or less complex 'system' than the one set forth herein; it has been stripped of all non-essentials. When you commence on this, lay all others aside; put them out of your mind altogether.

Read this book every day; keep it with you; commit it to memory, and do not think about other 'systems' and theories. If you do, you will begin to have doubts, and to be uncertain and wavering in your thought; and then you will begin to make failures.

After you have made good and become rich, you may study other systems as much as you please; but until you are quite sure that you have gained what you want, do not read anything on this line but this book, unless it be the authors mentioned in the Preface."

Up until I read those words for the first time, that described me to a t. I had tried a mixture of many systems (many, many, many systems), and I had failed in them all. Right then and there, I made a commitment to myself to stick to one writer and one system until I had "made good", as Mr. Wattles so nicely put it, and guess what? After a life of one failure after another, it wasn't all that long before I did make good!

So, that's my advice to you. Stop looking for more writers to read and more systems to follow, and, instead, stick to one writer and one system until you've "made good." If you'd like a track to run on for Wallace D. Wattles' writings and his system, I suggest you read my Which of Your Books Should I Read? post, which you'll find at:

https://www.tonymase.com/2017/12/which-of-your-books-should-i-read.html

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Are 7 Years of Good Times Followed by 7 Years of Bad Times?

In a survey I conducted, a reader wrote:

"Hello Tony,

Maybe this is a foolish question, but what do you know about 7 years of good times being followed by 7 years of bad times in our lives?

I know that we are what we are thinking and eating, and maybe all of our lives is the result of our thoughts!

Keep the very good job you are doing.

God bless you and your family!"

These words of the Master Teacher as reported in Matthew 8:13 immediately come to mind here:

"... as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee."

If you believe that you'll have 7 years of good times followed by 7 years of bad times in your life, odds are, you'll have 7 years of good times followed by 7 years of bad times in your life.

On the other hand, if you believe that you'll have only good times in your life, guess what?

Now, that's not to say that economic recessions don't happen. Obviously, they do. However, they don't necessarily have to affect you or drag you down with them. You can, instead, as Bob Proctor says, "create your own economy".

Elizabeth Towne, who was Wallace D. Wattles' primary publisher, wrote an interesting article titled "Post-Panic Pragmatics" about the Panic of 1907 and its aftermath that offers some excellent advice about how to avoid financial reversals that's just as true today as it was over one hundred years ago. I've republished it along with my comments on it on Amazon. I highly recommend you read it and follow its advice. Click or tap the link below to get your copy today.

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Note: I wrote the answer to this question three weeks ago with the intention of publishing it today. Little did I know at the time what was to come. What's happened since then hasn't  changed my answer, but it certainly has made it a bit more relevant.

With that, I want to take a few moments today to address several other readers' questions and a suggestion that don't require an entire post each to do so.

One reader wrote asking:

"How can I make a mind map for a negotiation!"

I don't use so-called "mind maps". I've never understood their practicality. Way too many steps, in my opinion, to get to an end result.

When it comes to negotiating, my strategy is pretty simple. I don't play games with people. I go into a given situation knowing exactly what I want, I let the other party know exactly what that is, and then I hold out until I get it, making sure the other party benefits from the deal at least as much as I do. There's not much more to it than that.

Another reader said:

"I don't like ebooks."

And asked:

"Do you have physical published copies of your books available?"

I do, at least for most of my books. Click or tap the link below for a complete list of the books I publish and/or recommend and the formats they're available in.

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Another reader asked:

"Can you recommend a cheap web host?"

"Cheap" is a relative term in that it depends on what you're comparing it to. When it comes to web hosting, at least for a business, reliability is far more important to me than cost. With that in mind, I've been using Hawk Host for years now. They've proven themselves most reliable to me and, in my opinion, their web hosting packages are very reasonably priced for all that they offer. Click or tap the link below for more information on Hawk Host's web hosting packages.

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Referring to my recent How Do You Get Out of Debt? post, a reader wrote:

"Hi, thanks for that piece, was really helpful. A thought just crossed my mind while reading, have you considered sharing with us your favorite top 100 quotes by Mr. Wattles? Will be really interesting to have you share that with us."

I've been sort of doing that one at a time here on my blog at:

https://www.tonymase.com/wallace-d-wattles-quotes

I'll be adding to those from time to time on a regular basis.

Also, I've been doing the same with Wallace D. Wattles related quotes at:

https://www.tonymase.com/wallace-d-wattles-related-quotes

I'll be adding to those as well from time to time on a regular basis.

This same reader also wrote me this:

"I'm studying Mr. Wattles' work on A New Christ, and I can almost feel how strongly he felt for the plight of the then and now working class.

I haven't come across a detailed biography of Mr. Wattles, information about his life seems to be very scanty."

And asked:

"Do you have material along those lines that you can share with us to give us a better understanding of this immortal icon of history?"

Unfortunately, accurate details of Mr. Wattles' life are few and far between, but, as you've discovered for yourself, his writings speak volumes about who he was as a person. That said, I will share what I do know along with some miscellaneous tidbits about him that I've picked up during my studies as time goes on here on my blog. Stay tuned! :-)

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Should You Combine Wallace D. Wattles' Affirmations/Courses?

In a survey I conducted, a reader wrote:

"Hi Tony,

Should you combine affirmations from the different courses of Wallace D. Wattles, or should you stick to one specific course of instruction?

Thanks."

I'm not sure what or which "affirmations" and "courses" you're referring to here but let me answer your question in general.

As a general rule, and please keep in mind this is just that - a general rule, I recommend folks start with The Science of Getting Rich as it addresses the most pressing need of many, if not most, and provides an excellent introduction to Wallace D. Wattles' overall philosophy. If you don't already have a copy, click or tap the link below to get yours today.

Click or tap here to get The Science of Getting Rich on Amazon Kindle.

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And, to help you get results from The Science of Getting Rich as quickly as possible, I also recommend my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide. Click or tap the links below to get your copies today.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide on Amazon Kindle.

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After you have that under your belt, so to speak, I recommend the ten lessons that Mr. Wattles wrote for the Power Correspondence School that'll help you implement the most important parts of his philosophy as it relates to health, wealth, the development of talent, and marital happiness. Click or tap the links below to get your copies today.

Click or tap here to get Wallace D. Wattles' Health Science Course on Amazon Kindle.

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Click or tap here to get Wallace D. Wattles' Talent Development Course on Amazon Kindle.

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Click or tap here to get Wallace D. Wattles' Health Science Course, Wallace D. Wattles' Wealth Science Course, Wallace D. Wattles' Talent Development Course, and Wallace D. Wattles' Marital Happiness Course bundled together at a discounted price on Amazon Kindle.

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Finally, with that down, to fill in the missing pieces, I recommend the fifteen lessons of Wallace D. Wattles' Constructive Living Course. Click or tap the link below to get your copy today.

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Those things, in that order, will help you learn and, more importantly, apply the overwhelming majority of Wallace D. Wattles' philosophy to your life.

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How Do You Get Out of Debt?

In a survey I conducted, a reader wrote:

"Dear Tony...

I'm caught into deep debt (credit cards & personal loans) and this is really making me sleepless and also not able to concentrate in my work or able to spend good time with my family.

Income thru my present employment will not be sufficient to get rid of this in the near future.

Please help me in finding solution to this burning problem.

Regards."

First of all, let me make the point that as long as you're thinking and talking about being in debt and having insufficient income to get rid of it, guess what you're going to have in your life?

That's right...

Debt and insufficient income!

And, the more you think and talk about it, the more of it you'll have.

How do you break this deadly cycle and turn it around?

Simple, not necessarily easy, but simple nonetheless, you do it by changing your focus.

Here's what I suggest:

Create a clear, concise, definite vision of what you want next in your life that includes earning a specific amount of income that's adequate for getting what you want next while living a debt-free lifestyle (the first step to getting out of debt is to stop incurring new debts) and includes an allowance for systematically (the key word here is systematically) paying off your existing debts.

Then, once you have that in place, focus all your attention on earning that amount of income and getting what you want next, allowing the debt to take care of itself, so to speak.

In Chapter 10 of my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide, titled "Purpose and Debt", I provide specific, detailed, proven step-by-step instructions and a simple example to follow that will show you how to do that. I highly encourage you to grab yourself a copy, read that chapter, and do exactly what it tells you to do. While you're at it, as my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide builds upon my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide, I suggest you grab yourself a copy of it as well. Click or tap the links below to get your copies today.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide on Amazon Kindle.

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No Kindle? No problem! Click or tap here to get a free Kindle reading app for your device.

Prefer paperback?

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