The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles
For my first book review/recommendation I thought I would start with one of my all-time favourite books. This is one that I read over and over again. I also have the audio book playing over and over. The gems of information in here cannot be underestimated. If you want to know how to make money then this should be a must read for your library.
The book was originally published in 1910 but the points in the book are as valid today as they were over a century ago. This is an all time classic in the genre of Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
In today’s world, it would be considered a type of Law of Attraction book but offers a bit more insight. Wattle speaks about the Certain Way of doing things. It talks about creation rather than competition as the path to generating wealth.
The concept of the book, is that the world has an invisible substance that is part of everything we do. Wattle refers to a substance that penetrates, permeates and fills every living space and how we need to tap into it. He also covers the way your internal thoughts create your external life. If you dwell on negative news, for instance, then your world will be filled with negativeness. I can particularly resonate with this as when I started building my wealth, I totally ignored the newspapers, television and all the people who said “you can’t do this or that”. It works to tune out all of the naysayers around you.
The second concept of the book I particularly like is that you are not in competition with anyone as there is and always will be plenty of abundance to go around. Your job is to be creative and generate the demand for your products and services so wealth comes to you. Bearing in mind, the book was first published in 1910, Wattles talks about the opportunities that abound in aviation where there is ample scope for creation rather than competition in the fields of rail transportation which were dominated by Rockefeller at the time. The other part about abundance, Wattle, discusses how there is no limit on the resources around us. If we need more soil to grow crops there is more soil available. If we want more gold or silver those resources will also be found as there is abundance all around us.
If you want a book that gives excellent advice in the principles of creating wealth, becoming rich, this book should be at the top of your reading list.
The Science of Getting Rich is a classic book which stands the test of time in relevance to overcoming the barriers we set ourselve preventing us from the creating the wealth we desire and in using the concepts within the book you can create a better wealthier life.