While I really liked Robert Greene's older books on Audible this one was just a horrible listen. When authors read their own works it's almost always monotonous and slow. Neil Gaiman is about the only exception to the rule. So this book was a terrible listen and I couldn't get through it. Even though the book itself was fairly good and I'll probably get it on my Kindle instead I have to say skip it on Audible and buy the actual book instead.
This audiobook just had a lot of powerful lessons on people and life. Last chapter was very tough to listen to as it spoke on the acceptance of death etc. But all in all I feel like a person more equip to handle the world having listened to this audiobook.
The turning point for me was something that I am currently benefiting from. The POWER OF PROCESS. One quote that I remember roughly said, "The cause of all man's problems are due to his inability to sit alone, in a room, for many hours." This "druge-work" is a powerful duty we all have in anything that we may be trying to get better at. It is these long a repetitive tasks that makes us sharpen our sword for wielding in a world full of unmasterful types. You will stick out if you stick to it!!
No I haven't yet.. I plan on listening to this over and over and then moving on to Robert's previous work on the 48 Laws of Power. I'm not sure if the book or the audio will be better for that though.
This is not merely a take this or that and try and apply it. It is a feet first deep end dive to the truth of what we really want. This is OWNERSHIP! Salvery seems so taboo but it is real even today! We are decided for without thinking from businesses left and right and we can not eve make our own decisions! WE ARE UNTRAINED in our confidence of self relience. Like a cat that will die in the wild if he does not grow up there. Are we living?..Or are we just merely surviving?
You must change your mind before you can change your actions. This is not pop-tarts folks. This is wild bison meat you just killed yesterday. Learn to provide for yourself! Wake up or die.
I've read a lot of self-help, motivational, business books over the years, and this book finally speaks to me with obvious actions to take and basically states, bluntly, if you don't do these things, you fail. No fancy words or systems, just basic things that one should do to be successful.
I also bought the paper copy of the book, as there are a lot of actions to take, and it's helpful to review them on a weekly basis. I am convinced if one does these things, one will get where they want to go.
The only minor criticism is that the reading lacks enthusiasm and is almost monotone. Maybe this is on purpose (see chapter 8) ...
The book had a lot of good ideas, but the book seemed the never end and just kept dragging on and on. I have listened to a lot of audio books much longer than this, but this one seemed to be the longest one that I had listened to. It was not at all entertaining and seemed to repeat itself quite a bit.
The book did have a lot of good information, but I think they could put in in a little pamphlet, but instead tried to make it into a book and just filled it with a lot of repeat information and short historical stories that was the only part that I enjoyed, but they seemed to be a bit random.
My name is Shaun Guerrero
The road map for the young businessman. I've read a number of books (28 this year) Some of my favorite authors such as Simon Sinek, Malcom Gladwell and Darren Hardy all say similar things as this book. However, this book has a certain "Grit" to it that is not found in those other books.
The compound effect. Both books really stress the importance of habits, work ethic and the ability to develop as a person in order to be successful. In addition, they both focus on steady growth and big results by doing what others won't. What is commonly referred to as the boring stuff. I love it.
50 Cent ... However, he wasn't the most important. He was a focal point of the book. Robert Greene tied it all together though with other examples in history and practical application.
Boring, relentless work ethic is what gets it done. Also the chapter on making $h!T into Sugar was mind blowing. Amazing read just for those two chapters.
The author kept referring back to when 50 got dropped by Columbia. I felt he could have done so much more with his story and also touch on how 50 built his team more. A team is a vital part of any person's professional and personal growth. Overall though, excellent book.
It's about the same for me
To put me first and to move past fear. Most importantly to take back my power. This book opened my eyes to how amazing I am. However first I had to release all of the dangerous dependencies that hinder me. This book is awesome and is for anyone who is ready to face reality and move forward in being who they were called to be.
Nope, just an awesome book.
For those that can read extremely well ("that is not say that I cannot read well"), or who have completed an Evelyn Wood reading course. Would enjoy it as much as I did, by listening to the audio book from Audible.
My favorite character was 50 Cent, the evolution of 50 Cent is amazing. This book would be inspiring, to all that feel they have hit rock bottom. I would ensure they acquire a copy of this book for food of thought, to help pick them up for their future endeavors. I'm passing this book onto youth and adults that I feel would be inspired by his passage.
The time I saved by listening to this book on Audible, from the cradle to the conclusion in 2 days, was sheer delight.
Stay focus on your goals, if you can conceive it, believe it, then it's real.
This books bring to mind something that my wife expressed to me awhile ago, your perception is your reality!