One of the most popular little books was written by James Allen; AS A MAN THINKETH. It has scores of editions out. I read it every new year.
Although, after 35 years of being online, it is my opinion, more would benefit from AS A PERSON DOETH.
Too much thinking out there, not enough doing.
9 years ago, come tomorrow the 12th, Glenn Osborn shared a secret of getting things done, using 3 x 5 cards and writing down 3 things you must get done the night before and then crossing them off as they get done.
It beats pages of TO DO lists, and all kinds of checklists, there is magic in getting 3 things done every day.
It beats the heck out of having 3 Random Thoughts a day, none of which come to fruition.
Originally Posted by GordonJ
We wrote about it 20 years ago, and I described it 30 years ago.
Find an old dead guy or gal, who has a ton of work, and it is now in the Public Domain. Twenty years ago I suggested you look to the NEW THOUGHT niches, between 1870 and1940, the Golden Age of New Age/New Thought.
Today, you will find scores of websites wrapped around these people. Some of them have been around over a decade and the ones which seem to be doing well offer newsletters and COURSES of studies.
My studies into Charles F. Haanel and Wallace Wattles goes back to the 1960's and intensified in 1972 while studying in San Francisco at the Metaphysical Center with Russell Thomas (aka Thomas Russell).
He had the complete works of almost every New Age, New Thought person out there and wrote many a tome of his own too. Probably the best authority on the whole New Thought movement. I found so many of the latter day guys worked from Phineas Quimby ideas and that William Walker Atkinson probably put it all together in the early 20th Century.
Anyhow, from Quimby to Haanel to Wattles (double play combo?) there are so many of these people that anyone can republish their work with a spin to it and build a website, for the most part even an APV site, or if inclined get into groups, memberships, secret trainings, etc.
I think THE SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH is getting as much play today as ever, with all kinds of twists, turns and money flowing in.
You don't have to be creative, just motivated.