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How to Prosper in Hard Times: Blueprints for Abundance by the Greatest Motivational Teachers of All Time

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The tried-and-true prosperity wisdom of these beloved writers, teachers, and thinkers has been relied upon by generations of Americans seeking guidance in hard economic times? and now, for the first time, it is collected in a single, compact paperback volume.

Cherished for decades, these timeless writings from self-help and inspirational masters, including Napoleon Hill, Florence Scovel Shinn, James Allen, and Russell Conwell, have touched the lives of literally millions of people, giving them the insight and knowledge to take care of their families and themselves in difficult times. How to Prosper in Hard Times is an easy- to-use, one-of-a- kind volume, combining inspirational advice on attracting prosperity, dealing with hardship, and keeping a positive attitude no matter what.

A necessary handbook for our era, How to Prosper in Hard Times is filled with time-tested wisdom that resonates as strongly and as truly today as when it was first written.

-Prayer for Prosperity by Florence Scovel Shinn
-How to Attract Money by Joseph Murphy
-Permanent Success is Built on Hardship and Temporary Failure by Napoleon Hill
-Seven Remedies for a Lean Purse by George S. Clason
-After Failure, What? by Orson Swett Marden
-Light on Life?s Difficulties by James Allen
-What You Can Do With Your Will Power by Russell H. Conwell
-The Optimist?s Creed by Christian Larsen
-A full About the Authors section, featuring capsule biographies and bibliographic and historical information

272 pages, Paperback

Published February 5, 2009

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Napoleon Hill

1,336 books4,478 followers
Napoleon Hill was an American author in the area of the new thought movement who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich (1937), is one of the best-selling books of all time (at the time of Hill's death in 1970, Think and Grow Rich had sold 20 million copies). Hill's works examined the power of personal beliefs, and the role they play in personal success. He became an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1936. "What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve" is one of Hill's hallmark expressions. How achievement actually occurs, and a formula for it that puts success in reach of the average person, were the focal points of Hill's books.

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213 reviews
June 27, 2015
I encountered something "difficult" in my outer world and Spirit told me to go grab this book. I recall reading several of the essays when I was younger, but I'd never completed the entire book. This time, I needed it to help me remain strong. I went straight over to Barnes & Noble and got this bargain book and read it. The truths that it shares has given me much relief and helped me reestablish mental peace. Check it out. Thanks!
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32 reviews
March 13, 2021
Overall, a very comprehensive piece of instruction for one to touch upon their subconscious mind in hard times, it, however, though deviating from the title to some degree of note as far as I grasped the ingredients of the book. Overall worth reading.
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July 31, 2022
I highly recommend reading the chapter titled "Light on life's difficulties" written by "James Allen".
It's sooo real & reflects on many of our daily life thoughts. I've enjoyed it! And loved its wording too!
Think I'll come over it again.
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March 24, 2018
It just doesn’t matter how dated this book is, these guys know what time it is. Timeless. Big huge fan.
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December 27, 2020
This is a book from different authors. They focus on the mind and how to use it in times of difficulties.

Although they wrote different essays, they all encourage us that things will get better for us who are willing to take risks, to seek better life and stay selfless.

To the most Westerners and westernised folks, the authors won't kind to them since they advocate temperance and selflessness and detachment of desires such as holidays, excessive sex, alcohol, consumerism and so on.

To take care of our minds, we must stay away from alcohol and drugs. Moreover, we must find our power from within and stop seeking approval from designer clothes, cars and parties.

I recommend the book. It is wisdom.

The audiobook version is available on YouTube and is free. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-Je8...

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323 reviews5 followers
March 3, 2021
Fantastic book written by many authors. I think the front part which had Napoleon Hill, James Allen were brilliant. Towards the end, it was also fantastic.

Anyway, these are the 7 remedies in the book.

7 remedies
1. Start fattening your purse. Earn more than you use.
2. Control your expenditures. Budgeting.
3. Make your gold multiply. Invest.
4. Guard your treasures from loss.
5. Make your home profitable
6. Insure your future. Eg Buy insurance or increase your income.
7. Increase your ability to earn.
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787 reviews4 followers
September 30, 2021
A masterpiece of a book compiling some of history’s best authors and thinkers in the field of success - and their best works all found compiled in this one book filled with wisdom which will help remind and transform you to your best self…

To Our Continued Success!
822 reviews9 followers
December 20, 2020
The book of teaching by the Napoleon Hill. It's a very interesting book with very sophisticated philosophy. Your fear of lack is what produce your lack. Your fear produce what you feared. Liked this line in the book. Really makes you think a lot about what you know .
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512 reviews41 followers
January 12, 2021
Well, this is rather a Christian book but without putting down other religions. Is good for those are undergoing a failure or they want to drag themselves out of poverty. Offers some good stories and affirmations to inspire you. Not unique as such but very emotional and powerful
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April 13, 2020
Great info that includes some of the highlights from other teachers back at the end of the 1,800s. I believe the instructors on the topic of money and life were far superior in their time!
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19 reviews14 followers
December 9, 2020
Was in a bad mood but listening to this really help put me in a much better perspective and focus on what I could control.
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51 reviews64 followers
December 26, 2020
One of the most remarkable, spirit uplifting & positive books I have ever read! Enjoyed it till the end!
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138 reviews3 followers
February 28, 2021
Some interesting tips. In some parts is not so useful and, maybe, too much related to religion
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82 reviews
April 11, 2022
This is the type of audiobook Michael Scott would listen and then start a team meeting about how profound he thinks the whole thing is. Lord beer me strength.
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59 reviews1 follower
July 1, 2022
Things I've heard before just put in a different perspective. I found this read helpful. The power of the mind really matters.
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January 25, 2014
Two very large sections of this book had to have been written by a televangelist because I have never seen the word "God" in so many places in my life. There was little content in the book that was useful.
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January 24, 2014
This book was difficult to read because it's dated. This is a collection of authors even though it shows by Napoleon Hill. The pieces by Hill and Florence Scovel Shinn (although, they just used a collection of her quotes) were okay, but I was unimpressed with the other authors.
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7 reviews3 followers
November 16, 2016
Too many cooks spoil a broth. This book in great in certain ways but falls absolutely at other times. Nevertheless, it served a crucial reminder to me on value of self discipline and self control among other things.
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48 reviews2 followers
April 29, 2011
Timeless adages that are still applicable today as they were first published in the last century. Wonderful and inspirational. James Allen was soothing my core with his words.
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73 reviews2 followers
August 28, 2011
A good compilation of the original self-improvement authors. Great sampler.
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35 reviews34 followers
January 1, 2022
A compact , intelligible, powerful and practical timeless guide to life's matters, and a priceless inspiration to a worthy fresh start that I would definitely re-read over and over again.
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121 reviews7 followers
October 12, 2016
There were some good nuggets of wisdom in this book, but there were a lot of parts that were a little hokey too.
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107 reviews30 followers
April 19, 2017
What you congratulate, you will attain 3x. If you condemn, you will never get it. You can't fight for peace. Nothing is right if it is too extreme. You must always find the medium. Most poor boys turn into successful business men - millionaires. Only a small group were born rich.
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