a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_GfhbKFlDnnI/SNfxYTbJ2eI/AAAAAAAABxk/qCZuZ8SU0Og/s1600-h/leap.jpg">Author believes prosperity requires taking a 'leap into the dark'
Bruce Rosenstein, USA TODAY business book critic, interviewed Tom Butler-Bowdon, author of a series of books on self-help, success, psychology and spirituality. Butler-Bowdon's latest book is 50 Prosperity Classics: Attract It, Create It, Manage It, Share It; Wisdom From the Best Books on Wealth Creation and Abundance.
Rosenstein: In the introduction, you write: … "wealth is about money but prosperity is about life, taking in the wider ideas of good fortune, abundance and well being." Do you find the advice and insights in your previous books (especially on psychology and self-help) dovetail well with the kind of thinking skills and belief systems required for attaining prosperity?
Butler-Bowdon: Yes, because every great legally gotten fortune is built upon one person's willingness to take a leap into the dark, creating something that most other people thought was too difficult or impossible. The point made in 50 Prosperity Classics is that the foundation of all wealth, beyond any technological know-how or access to finance, is character. You must have a very strong belief in yourself, and that what you are doing will benefit the world, in order to see past the inevitable obstacles.