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.
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) ...
This book provides practical no nonsense ideas and insights on how the world really works. It can be painful to listen to since it challenges all of our cherished beliefs and systems that we commonly believe to be true.