The book is a distillation of what the author has gleaned from the nearly countless books read, seminars and lectures attended and courses taken on the topics of sales, persuasion and psychology. Over fifty years the author has attempted to improve the skills that aided him in selling everything from $10.00 items up to real estate now valued at nearly $10,000,000.00.
Among those that have most influenced the author are: Norman Vicent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking, Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, Napoleon Hills’ Think and Grow Rich, Robert Cialdini’s Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Simon Sinek’s Start With Why, Zig Ziglar’s “See You at the Top”, Earl Nightingale’s Acre’s of Diamonds, Peter Drucker’s People and Performance, Helen Schucman’s A Course in Miracles, Emmet Fox’s Golden Keys to Successful Living, Og Mandino’s The Greatest
Miracle in the World, Jim Rohn’s My Philosophy for Successful Living and Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. This in no way exhaust the list of influences that went into the author’s Careful What You Think.
Finally, it would be a gross injustice not to mention the influence of the teachings of Jesus Christ especially those given in The Sermon on the Mount.