The Magic of Thinking Big – Book Review

The Magic of Thinking Big – Book Review

February 14, 2017 0 Comments

Read this book for freelance success.


The Magic of Thinking Big by Dr. David J. Schwartz is a must have book for freelancers who want to be successful.

Why? It’s all about winning the mental game of success.

Dr. Schwartz challenges readers to do the one thing that makes their goals (and dreams) come true – take action!

Not just any type of action. The right action at the right time.

Now at first I was skeptical. While this book comes highly recommended by people like Time Ferris, I didn’t think I needed another ‘positive thinking’ book. I’m a pretty positive, upbeat person and how many of these types of book do you really need?

Oh boy was I wrong.

Think about it. This book was first published in 1959. It’s been kicking ass for over 50 years! Would it have developed such a strong, lasting appeal and stratospheric level of endorsement if there wasn’t something to it?

The Magic of Thinking Big isn’t about positive thinking as much as it is about changing perspective.

It’s an enduring guide to being more creative, more confident and more successful in all areas of your life.

Want to find out how? Read on…

The Great Misunderstanding: Belief vs. Wishful Thinking

Before we continue, let’s clear something up in advance. The Magic of Thinking Big isn’t about ‘positive thinking’ as much as it is about the power of belief.

Thinking positive is awesome, but ‘positive thinking’ has become so hype:

You just got dumped, lost your job and your cat died.

Don’t worry about it! Just think positive and it’ll be ok.

Not very helpful, is it? This is also exactly the kind of misunderstanding and misapplication of a positive mental attitude that Dr. Schwartz sets out to correct in his book.

You see, you just can’t wish bad things and challenges away but you can believe in your ability to overcome and beat them.

The Magic of Thinking Big is about building a confident belief in yourself, your life and your abilities. Positive thinking is an outcome of this belief, not the way to it!

In the book Dr. Schwartz encourages us to find somebody who is successful in what we want to achieve and model that person. That’s the ‘how’ to success.

But he reminds us that at the end of the day we have to believe that we can succeed!

Without being certain, confident and taking action our goals and dreams are just wishful thinking. So believe, don’t wish!

An Enthusiastic Manifesto on Optimism for Freelancers

Freelancing is tough. You’re completely responsible for yourself, your work and success. It’s also a mental game.

How many times have you been down in the dumps because you didn’t land any new gigs after sending out dozens of proposals?

How many times have you doubted your career choice and thought that life might be easier if you just got a job?

Probably a lot, at some point. But you stuck with it.

Why? Because of the freedom, choice and opportunities freelancing provides you to live life on your terms.

What if there was a manual, a blue print that can help you manage the moments of doubt and keep you focused and optimistic about your life?

That's what The Magic of Thinking Big will do for you.

Here are three practical steps that Dr. Schwartz provides to get you started on your journey to success and peace of mind:

  1. Think success not failure –condition your mind to succeed, not to fail. Let your dominant thought in all circumstance be ‘I will succeed’ and watch your life transform in front of your eyes.
  2. Remind yourself that you are better than you think –stop selling yourself short. It’s not about luck, intelligence or a privileged start in life. Successful freelancers are just ordinary people who believe in themselves and built profitable skills sets.
  3. Think big –it takes just as much time and effort to achieve a big success than it does to achieve a small one. Why not win big from the start?

(By the way, these amazing steps are all just from the first chapter of the book.)


So why continue to feel second-class or doubt yourself?

Why let anxiety about your work, ability to perform and clients stop you from stepping up to the next level of freelance glory?

The truth is out there, go find it and feel great. Yes, I know, X-Files is so 90s but just like The Magic of Thinking Big it’s still as good today as the day it was made!

The ‘NO-BS’ Test: Does The Magic of Thinking Big Deliver?

Interested in getting your mind right to win the freelance game, but need a bit more to convince you that The Magic of Thinking Big is for you?

Here are three things that a success program must deliver according to Dr. David J. Schwartz in order to be worth your time.

  • First it must provide real, in-depth content. This book provides content in droves. Check.
  • Second it must provide a method you can work through. Every chapter of the book has action steps you can implement immediately, without having to read the entire book. Check.
  • And third, it must pass the acid test. That is, it need to get results. Since this books is still going strong after 50 plus years and has fans like Tim Ferris, it's pretty safe to say that it delivers.

Look… The Magic of Thinking Big isn’t a magic bullet. It won’t transform your life and turn you into a super successful, millionaire freelancer overnight.

Fact is you need to do the work. You need to apply what this book teaches continually and consistently (like anything in life) in order to get the results you want.

What would your freelancing career and life be like if you were more confident, successful and happy?

Buy this book, read it 5 times over the next one year and find out.


The Magic of Thinking Big is full of energy, enthusiasm and optimism.

It’s the manual for the freelancer who wants to win the mental game of being successful in their career and life.

Is there anything I don’t like about this book?

It is very focused on people who work in sales-type positions, but there is plenty to take away for those of us who are doing something different.

The key message is simple. Your dreams won’t come true by thinking, you have to do to achieve!

Click here to get your copy now!

PS: If you have figured out the mental game of success already, why not get this book for a fellow freelancer or loved one who’s still figuring it out?

Share and show them you care, they’ll appreciate it big time!