74 of 76 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2003
Contained in this little book (page 13) is a Note From The Author that states "For best results, I suggest that you read the entire book once and subsequently read five pages on a daily basis." Well, he sure knows what he's talking about. If you are open-minded or ready for change, this just may be the book you need. Get it from the library first, (as I did) and I bet you'll wind up buying it, (as I did). The wonder of this book is that the pages (don't panic, they are short, to-the-point pages) are such easy, common sense reading, that you almost (ALMOST) feel silly having someone remind you of the obvious. What's that saying, "You will never see the big picture until you remove yourself from it." Well, step aside, get out of your own way and let the universe perform its wonders on you. You will not be disappointed. May you have health, wealth, and effortless abundance!
65 of 69 people found the following review helpful
on May 10, 2000
A good friend gave me this book over 5 years ago - since then I have given new copies to many friends. I have followed Chopra's advice in the book to read 3 pages a day ongoingly and randomly...doing this lets the ideals sink into your subconscious and work in your life. This book has reinforced and supplemented what I have deep down always known and has been of tremendous joy and use to me. While the Indian based philosophy might not resonate with everyone, it really clicked with me and how I learn & listen. I can honestly say that my income has tripled since reading and applying the tenants, and my enjoyment of All the wealth that I have in my life has greatly increased (friends, health, a full belly, family, etc.)
75 of 85 people found the following review helpful
on June 18, 2002
I have read and reread this book for two years. I also own the audio cassette. This is not a "how to" book that lists step by step how to become wealthy as if you were building cabinets or installing a door. It is, however, a very powerful book that attempts to change the way one thinks. Creating affluence or building wealth requires an entirely different way of thinking that most of us were not taught as we were growing up. In order to change anything in your life, you must first change your thinking. This book teaches you this in an easy to read format. The Quantum theory is not as easy to understand, but it is necessary to explain how these thoughts and techniques work.
Much like any tool, it is only as effective as its user. If you do as the author suggests and read this book daily or listen to the tape, you will reap the rewards. You may not grasp all of it the first few times through.
I feel that it is only the first step. I would also recommend that one read the Rich Dad series after this one. If you haven't read Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People, you should read it as well.
31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2003
I got a hold of this book quite by accident, when I was browsing through the investment section in the library. I was kind of fascinated by the book as I had heard people discuss Deepak Chopra and his works at my work and at social events (and not even once without a snicker from someone). I decided to give it a shot, muttering to myself that the author better prove himself to me to hold my interest.
I did not know I was in for a treat. This book is full of clear cut, purified, distilled version of something which everyone needs to know. The contents of the book are nothing but reality and the writing basically reinforces it, without being too intrusive/condescending about it, if you know what I mean.
The author recommends that you read the book again and again/ by reading a few pages at a time. He also recommends that you read the book in one sitting for the first time. I agree with this, because, the book is like an instruction, and the author demands some attention, which I felt he rightly deserves. This is not one of the tomes you normally come across which preaches and rambles at the same time. This one teaches and imparts clear and concise information. Whether you agree with it or not is totally your own prerogative. Give it a read. You will not be disappointed. I promise.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2007
Some reviewers complain about the simplicity and
brevity of this book. I think that is a part of
its beauty... and definitely within the intent
of the author.
I think we can all agree that the author, Deepak
Chopra, knows personally the meaning and experience
of creating affluence. That is the main reason I
picked up the book. I would LOVE to experience a lifestyle
similar to his, wouldn't you?
Yes, the book is simple - it is brief - and it is
meant to be read and reviewed five pages a time
every day in order to soak it all in.
The reader receives a road-map to follow and
There are lengthier books to read - and if you
want that, check them out instead. If you
want something practical and quick with
Deepak Chopra's distinctive voice - this is the
book for you to own and keep taking off your
shelf to use over and over and over.
28 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on June 19, 2006
Dr Chopra details a highly readable and easy to follow "map" of creating affluence in every area of our lives. He claims that reading the entire book once through, then subsequently reading 5 pages daily will, if adopted as a lifelong habit... attract wealth!
I suppose any positive habit, if practiced daily, will attract the object of your desire, which is, of course, is precisely the idea.
But, why do we need his or anyone's book to remind us of this tried and true fact?
In my case, I seem to require the reminder to keep my eyes, ears, heart and mind set on the desired goal, rather than focused on the "reality" that IT hasn't shown up yet. Which is so easy to do, isn't it?
Dr Chopra explains how we must live in harmony with what we want for the best, fastest result. This might mean simplifying your life, reducing chaos, resolving unhealthy relationships and minimizing stress.
Yes, easy for him to say... he meditates a million hours a week, no doubt, and probably began before leaving the womb!
I respect him immensely, and wheras I do not buy everything he has written, I do have a few of his books and this one has been particularly beneficial.
I use this book each morning (reading only a tiny section) in conjunction with Wayne Dyer's Meditation for Manifesting CD - the AH & OOHM (sound) meditation. I have discovered using the 2 together is working wonders.
AND, yes... I am manifesting my heart's desire. No, not overnight, like everything in life, practice makes perfect!
Author & Life Coach
21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 1999
When I read a book and the information can be used as reference over and over, I buy it for my small book collection and buy a copy for other people too as I could not possible lend it to anyone but want to share it. This is on my ton ten list for books everyone should own. Read it now and grasp the ideas in the morning or 2 years later. You'll be glad you did.
38 of 49 people found the following review helpful
This book is quite short and can be read in about an hour.
Frankly, I was expecting more. It's really like a long brochure or outline rather than a book. While it did offer a few helpful points, it did not go enough in depth in expanding upon them. After reading this book, I felt like I had read an outline or a proposal to a book rather than an actual book. Thus, I regret my purchase of this book.
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on August 4, 1999
I enjoyed reading this book. One can read it in less time than it takes to watch his or her's favorite television program. I'm not sure that someone who has not read other books by Deepak Chopra would understand the significance of his brief ideas. I suggest also reading his book "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success". The concepts in both of these books are enlightening and make practical sense. Unfortunately, these ideas, like thousands of others that are meant to guide one through life, require patience and a lot of faith. I have yet to read anything that actually works and guarantees lasting success or hapiness. Too Bad! But thanks to Mr. Chopra for trying.
16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on January 8, 2002
The A-Z Steps that Deepak has listed in his book are more than just "steps" to affluence. I think most, if not all of the steps listed, are great "principles" for everyone to live by. The author also indicates that these steps are not only going to provide an abundance of financial wealth but and abundance of anything we desire in life. This is most important for me in my growth as a person. I personally measure my success as something more than just financial wealth.
In order to fully appreciate the steps that he has listed, I think that it is a good idea to read a few pages each day or once a week in order to fully understand and make a habit of each step. The author suggests this as a method of becoming "aware" of each step.
Overall, a great book on personal growth. The principles he teaches are time tested and true. The only problem I found was that the author tends to get very deep into Quantum Theory and physics. I do not see the significance of discussing these topics in a book about personal growth and affluence in life.