This text aims to help the reader overcome negative attitudes such as fear and lack of confidence and replace them with the traits of positive thinking, optimism, determination, patience and focus. These traits should help readers to deal more effectively with tough situations and difficult people, and hopefully the reader's level of achievement, in business, will soar.
Born in Ohio, USA, in 1898, Norman Vincent Peale grew up helping support his family by delivering newspapers, working in a grocery store, and selling pots and pans door to door, but later was to become one of the most influential clergymen in the 20th-century. Educated at Ohio Wesleyan University and Boston University, he went on to become a reporter on the Findlay, Ohio, Morning Republic prior to entering the ministry and went on to author some 40 books. Peale confessed that as a youth he had 'the worst inferiority complex of all', and developed his positive thinking/positive confession philosophy just to help himself. He died in 1993 aged 95. Scott W. Ventrella has worked closely with the Peale Center to develop a series of exciting business programmes on which this book is based. He lives in the United States.