I wasn’t familiar with “The Science of Getting Rich” until a few years ago when I read that it inspired the film “The Secret” and was delighted to find this hidden treasure with its simple and repetitive lessons that make it a great book to refer to on a continuing basis. Wattles must have been light years ahead of his time.
The idea of “Getting Rich” brings dollar signs to the front of the brain, but Wattles makes the point throughout the book that “Getting Rich” is far more than just acquiring money; it is about being rich in every area of our lives and that life not rich in mind, body, and spirit isn’t rich at all. He also stresses that we can only give to others what we ourselves have.
Wattles says the book is "Intended for the men and women whose most pressing need is for money; who wish to get rich first, and philosophise afterward. It is pragmatical, not philosophical; a practical manual, not a lot of theory. It is for those who have, so far, found neither the time, the means, nor the opportunity to go deeply into the study of metaphysics, but who want prosperous results and who are willing to take the conclusions of science as a basis for action."
Although the book is considered one of the first of the self –development/success books that has paved the way for the likes of Napoleon Hill, it had remained in relative obscurity until it enjoyed a revival of interest almost a century after its initial publication. For example, Rhonda Byrne credits “The Science of Getting Rich” as an inspiration for the hit film “The Secret” and the best-selling book of the same name. As of 2007, the book had sold almost 4-million copies and the DVD had sold more than 2-million copies.
After recently re-reading the original, I wanted to find a way to make it easy for my clients, friends and colleagues to get their hands on it ... here’s what I came up with: A collection of 5 classic business books (including The Science of Getting Rich) for only $7: http://scottfrothingham.com/Success-Library.html.
I look forward to comments on this classic from other businesspeople who have read and experienced Wattles’s original text.