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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,
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Paperback, 255 pages
Published February 5th 2009 by Tarcherperigee
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Ayodele
Jun 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
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! ...more
Mumtaz Noori
Mar 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
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.
Dalia
Apr 12, 2020 is currently reading it
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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Cheri Flake
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It just doesn’t matter how dated this book is, these guys know what time it is. Timeless. Big huge fan.
Axmed Bahjad
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 o
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Jason Wicky Ong
Mar 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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.
Helfren Filex
Dec 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help
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 . ...more
Sotiris Makrygiannis
Jan 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
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
Lunabee
Feb 28, 2021 rated it liked it
Some interesting tips. In some parts is not so useful and, maybe, too much related to religion
Ryan
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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!
Bee
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Biblical principles put into practical use.
Terri Strange
Dec 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
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.
Fady
Dec 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the most remarkable, spirit uplifting & positive books I have ever read! Enjoyed it till the end!
EMP
Jan 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
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. ...more
Lisa
Jan 18, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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. ...more
Sandeep Jindal
Nov 16, 2016 rated it liked it
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.
Ferdi
Apr 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: empowerment
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.
Carrie Snider
Oct 11, 2016 rated it liked it
There were some good nuggets of wisdom in this book, but there were a lot of parts that were a little hokey too.
Laila Bourha
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
Charity
Feb 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good blueprints from great motivational teachers
Steve C
Aug 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
A good compilation of the original self-improvement authors. Great sampler.
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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 m ...more

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