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Author Richard Gilly Nixon has revised Joe Karbo’s original classic, The Lazy Man’s Way to Riches. Karbo, an entrepreneur who stood publishing on its head by selling more than four million copies of his book, believed that most people hypnotize themselves into failure with disparaging internal monologues and defeatist attitudes. So, he developed exercises to help you alter negative scripts and attain your objectives. Nixon extends Karbo’s idea that prosperity means more than adding zeros to the total in your bank account. True wealth, Nixon maintains, comes from understanding your purpose in life and pursuing it with all your heart. Many books advise you to think positively and to bolster your self-image, but they fail to tell you how. This book, with its binder-sized format, wide margins and 54 brief chapters, invites you to start a self-reclamation project. In case you wonder where to begin, its 11 solid chapters on Internet marketing will help you channel the wellsprings of motivation that emerge as you read. Although you’ve heard some of this advice before from Dr. Phil and his ilk, Nixon’s book will move you to take action, and for that, recommends it to restless entrepreneurial souls. Have confidence.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to use entrepreneur Joe Karbo’s "Dyna/Psyc" principles;
  • How to find "the real you;"
  • How to improve your self-esteem and attitude; and
  • How to start a successful Internet business.

About the Author

Richard Gilly Nixon, Ph.D., is an entrepreneur, publisher, speaker, author and seminar leader. He is a devotee of the principles originally pioneered by the late author and businessman Joe Karbo.



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Joe Karbo wrote the motivation manual, The Lazy Man’s Way to Riches. Although bookstores carried it for only a year, Karbo peddled it until the day he died, eventually selling more than four million copies. He was a master at using the power of direct marketing and word...

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