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The Magic of Thinking Big

Narrated by: Jason Culp
Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
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With more than six million copies sold worldwide, David Schwartz's timeless guide and best-selling phenomenon, The Magic of Thinking Big, is now available for the first time as an unabridged audio edition.

Millions of people around the world have improved their lives through the timeless advice David Schwartz offers in The Magic of Thinking Big. In this best-selling audiobook, Schwartz proves you don't need innate talent to become successful, but you do need to understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there.

Filled with easy-to-understand advice, this unabridged audio edition - perfect for gift giving - will put you on the road to changing the way you think, helping you work better, manage smarter, earn more money, achieve your goals, and, most importantly, live a fuller, happier life.

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Must listen

I read the book a couple of years ago. Listening to the audible version has been amazing and so much more efficient.

If your a business executive like myself this is the best way to go.

Listen to this book now you need it.

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Out of date by a century - many better books out there

This would have been useful at the same time as Fredrick Taylor was relevant. Lots of other books out there that will offer readers more depth and useful tools.

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Common sense mastery

I loved this book, frameworks, examples and techniques explained very simply for anyone to apply.

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fantastic read very insightful

A great book to learn to see the good in everything i highly recommend it

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Incredible

Best personal development book out there! All my mentors have said this is the book that catapulted them to success. Following the principles David shares I can now see why.

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Solid gold timeless advice

Get over the slightly old fashioned language and gender stereotypes and you will find that this completely stands the test of time. So many modern books and blogs are repackaging the advice and frameworks from this classic. it's worth coming to the source

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very helpful and interesting

The actual guidance on how to approach situations was very important and how to carry yourself forward. I have learned alot its a book ill listen to over and over. Definitely a keeper 😁

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A good read if you need some inspiration

this book is great if you need a pick me up or some inspiration and is very enjoyable

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Lots of good stuff

May need to listen to this a few times. Great insights into staying motivated. See you at the top

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requires a freshen up, with modern language

The content is as relevant when the book was published as it is today but as there is language and stories used in the book that is "middle America 1950's" it takes the edge from the essence of the book.
Seek what the book can teach you and learn to expand the mind.

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  • Peter
  • 20-02-2016

Seriously probably the most impactful book I have ever read!

I love this book! So many golden nuggets and practical applications in daily life. I know I have to re read this book very soon.

I love self- help books, and this book stands out from the crowd in a grand way for me. I'm not sure it it's the timing where I am in my life or if it's simply the book itself - that's up to you. However the practical steps in the end of every chapter and topic is in itself priceless. One example for the beginning of the book that I immediately took to heart is:

"How can you live with people and not understand how they thing and feel?!" This is so interesting to think about and the author carries on to think about two different persons that you know, think about the most successful one and the least success if one. Compare them: what do the they do differently? What can you learn from this?

I was almost afraid to carry on reading sometimes because I felt the limitless potential of myself.

I would like to finish this review with citing the book from my head:
" nothing beats seeing yourself grow to be more successful. Nothing is more challenging to try and make the best out of one self"

With that said. I hope you are trying your best in everything you do. If not read this book and try again!

Thanks to Tim ferris and also IBM (Internet business mastery) podcast for recommending this book. I owe you.

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  • Joey
  • 23-05-2016

what we all need to hear

I bought this as recommended by Tim Ferris in 4 hour work week. Profound in its simplicity. Nothing new or groundbreaking At the same time it's something we all need to hear. Again and again. Until we're writing our own books.

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  • 匿名
  • 21-04-2016

So good I couldnt stop listening

This book is a mind changer. It really helped me in my journey to become a better version of myself. The author uses very good examples of productive and counter-productive behavior. He also gives practical advise to become succesful regarless of what you do, if you have an open mind this book can help you gain friends, better job opportunities, money.. and anything else your heart desires.

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  • Robert C. Meutsch
  • 19-02-2016

Chocked full of insight, amazing book!

Common sense and wisdom in spades. Geared for business and selling, but can be used for everyday relationship building. Older terminology and perspective, but still valuable with a bit of imagination and mental updating.

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  • J. Gudger
  • 13-02-2016

Finally "read" the classic

Heard a lot about this book. Well worth the read. It's been a nice "end" to the self-help kick I've been on for the last few months.

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  • Alex
  • 22-04-2016

One of the best motivational books around

Would you consider the audio edition of The Magic of Thinking Big to be better than the print version?

Not necessarily. The audio version is great but its a matter personal preference In terms of reading vs listening

What did you like best about this story?

The applicable takeaways and easy to implement ideas in every chapter

What about Jason Culp’s performance did you like?

He was a little dry

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

Overall it met my expectations

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  • Adam
  • 09-02-2016

The magic of freeking awesomeness!!!

Before this book I had lost my dreams, I was in a low paying job that I didn't enjoy I had tried starting my own business and failed and almost decided to move to Puerto Rico because I couldn't live a mediocre life and so being poor on the beach would be better than being a junior software developer working 15 hours a day for the rest of the foreseeable future. My dream is to be an entrepreneur and because of this book I know now how I can do it! I have bought the audio and hard copy and plan to implement everything that it teaches so I can reach my dreams. Thank you to the author and producers!

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  • Vickie Kos
  • 22-08-2017

Top 10

This is in my top 10 favorite books (and now audio) it may be #1 at this point but I love everything that it offers and value each and every story presented. Great way to explain things that make it stick. Would recommend to anyone as it covers so many topics!

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  • Michael G. Forrest
  • 10-08-2017

Change your thinkung, change your life!!

I am going to listen to third time now. it's amazing how common since isn't so common

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  • valeriy
  • 04-06-2017

Life Altering

This book, by Dr. David Schwartz, is my new life bible. Thank you Dr. Schwartz for your unparalleled wisdom and insight into the secrets of being a truly happy and successful person.

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  • Chama
  • 02-03-2016

Good, sound, practical life lessons. AMAZING STUFF

Where does The Magic of Thinking Big rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As a self-help books go, I thought this was one of the best ones I have come across in a long time. It is absolutely worth reading, not once or twice, but as a handy guide.
I've recommended this book to family and close friends.

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Practical advice that is easy to apply right there and then.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I read the book a few days before a job interview. The paradigm shift in the way I valued my abilities gave me the confidence to boldly ask for more money... Yes, I got the job offer and a pretty handsome bump in my salary... and all because I dared to Think Big.

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  • Maria Latronico
  • 13-08-2016

One of the best books I read

I loved this book, from the beginning to the end. The author gives great advices for every day life, some might sound not new to hear, though I think are very practical and useful.
If someone is going through a difficult time, I would recommend to listen to this book. It helps to think clear, in a positive way, it seems gives some encouragement, everyone can succeed if wants to succeed. The book doesn't teach or preach some abstract concepts, it is actually about common sense and good habits.

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  • Sarah
  • 05-02-2017

LOVED IT!

This book is great. I listen to it repeatedly and the principles go deeper into subconscious each time. if you have issues with resistance and self sabotage, however, then it would be better to start with, or also get, something like Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Joe Dispenza. I also REALLY like the narrator's voice and reading style a LOT.

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  • Mul
  • 17-11-2016

Best self help book bar far

I've read many self help books but this is by far the most useful and impactful I have come across. Many simple ways to improve your outlook and attitude which ultimately increase your chance of success in the short, medium and long term. I can immediately relate to how changing some of my attitudes and approaches to daily work and life in general will improve my outputs and general well being and, I believe, my long run goals and success. I may listen to this once again straight away, it's that good. Don't hesitate to listen to this book if you're interested in investing in yourself.

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  • Marina A.
  • 23-09-2016

Excellent guide to a better quality life!!

This is one of the best books of this kind that I ever listened to. Great flow of useful practical information read by a genuine enthusiast. I will definitely listen to it again and again. Thank you!!!

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  • Grace
  • 16-03-2019

Excellent book

I just loved this book inside out. Its very simple and fair statements and thought he uses which we do know everything either way, but he just out everything up as a reminder and helps you to get into your brain even more. Brilliant book, highly recommended to listen.

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  • Robert
  • 11-11-2016

Changed my life for the better!!!

I have listened to this audiobook 3x it was exactly what I needed at the right time. I would recommend this to anyone who is feeling trapped in their career or someone looking to inspire themselves to get more out of life. Thank you David Schwartz! Wish I could have met you!

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  • stuart
  • 10-11-2016

Brilliant book for all to enjoy!

Definitely worth listening to when you need to keep a sight of the bigger picture.

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  • Áine McGovern
  • 23-06-2016

Go do great things

Loved. if you are forever making excuses not to follow through, this is the book for you. It has helped give me the kick up the bum that I clearly needed.

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  • Dan
  • 30-06-2016

a great book to help you think big and this can help you

I enjoyed listening to this audio book, but this book gave me ideas for my sales and marketing business, kept me motivated, this book have brought me ideas to use for the future, I highly recommend listening to this voice as it very relaxing while I sleep, when I woke up still listening new ideas popped into my head. But I love listening to audio because while you listen , you can compare it to your own reality, buy the book and listen to the audio

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