By Edward Beals
Reviewed by Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, December 8, 2018
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I discovered this book while reading another book written during the same period 1890 – 1915.
I have been fascinated by the books of this era like those written by Orison Swett Marden, Wallace C. Wattles and now Edward Beals. What is amazing and disturbing is that like this book written in 1907, the information one would ever need to insure his or her success has been available and for the most part hidden for over 100 years. Why?
It is my opinion that the natural progress of America, a general lack of time management taught and applied and a general ignorance that the very information people need to become successful has already been written and is readily available. The smart phone can be both a distraction and a valuable source of information. Unfortunately it has become more of a distraction. If you are like me and attended public schools in America NONE OF THE INSTRUCTIONS CONTAINED IN THIS AND OTHER BOOKS OF THIS ERA WERE EVER TAUGHT, RECOMMENDED OR REFERRED TO – NONE! It’s enough to make you angry. This particular book was published decades BEFORE the book The Secret was published yet it contains a great of the content in The Secret; just better written in my opinion.
About this book. It is NOT what the title implies. It IS about developing the proper mindset that leads the reader to The Law of Financial Success. It is NOT a HOW TO book. It’s about putting the important personal mindsets in place to concentrate on the several personal traits that if done will NOT necessarily lead to financial success but will lead the reader to achieving any goal or dream desired INCLUDING FINANCIAL SUCCESS.
Here is the keeper. The book costs only $1.50 on Amazon.com as a Kindle Version. How could you go wrong spending just $1.50 on a book that is truly priceless? You wouldn’t and you shouldn’t! READ IT! PASS IT ALONG! GIVE IT TO YOUR KIDS – ESPECAILLY YOUR KIDS.
Who should read it? Everyone who wants to achieve their dreams and that goes especially for teenagers who may not yet have even identified what their dreams are or could be.
Would I read it again? Probably not but only because the information is more appropriate for someone much younger than I am.
Would I give the book as a gift? Absolutely but in all honesty, such gifts so typically do not receive their due diligence when they are “just gifts” unless of course the recipient values the opinion and direction of the person making the gift.