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  • Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Michael Masterson
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    Overall
    (344)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (181)

    If you had the opportunity to work where, when, and with whom you wanted - all while getting paid very well - would you take it? Self-made multimillionaire and best-selling author Michael Masterson did, and with Ready, Fire, Aim he'll show you how to do the same.

    Adam says: "Best Business Book in a Long Time"
    "This is a Fire Starter for Entrepreneurs"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What did you love best about Ready, Fire, Aim?

    I really, really like how merciless the author is in identifying the most important things an entrepreneur needs to attend to while reaching for growth and glory. I won't spill the beans in this review, but suffice it to say that 3 years into my own journey, this book hit me square between the eyes with messages/lessons I really needed to hear.

    The book is not written to simply motivate us and give us encouragement; it's a blueprint for how to THINK about what we're doing on a day to day basis.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The tag line would read: Entrepreneurs, pay attention!


    Any additional comments?

    The only drawback for me is the author's references to his vast experience building businesses in multiple and various industries, though only giving examples from a very select 2 or 3. I don't mind if he's only been in 2 or 3 industries; I only mind the grand-standing without delivering substance on the claim. This is a very small detraction for me, but worth mentioning so others may not feel the same level of surprise as I did.

    Overall, I am really grateful to have listened to this book!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools for Life and Work, 2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Marilee Adams
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (55)

    Virtually everything we think and do is influenced by the questions we ask ourselves - from "What should I wear?" to "What should I do with my life?" Our self-esteem, relationships, and careers are all profoundly affected by these questions. Dr. Marilee Adams introduces "QuestionThinking," an easy-to-use methodology for transforming thinking, action, and results through intentional and skillful question asking.

    Rockland says: "A Great Listen"
    "Great Lesson, a Tad Cheesy"
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    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Change Your Questions, Change Your Life?

    I really like the framework of the message, and am happy to have found another way for me to convey how powerful our words are (for ourselves and others) and recognizing just how many choices we all make every day.


    What did you learn from Change Your Questions, Change Your Life that you would use in your daily life?

    I'll be using the lessons forever more. Being cognizant of my questions leading me down a path of learning or growth versus a path of judgement and despair is a huge eye opener and a quick-hitting reality check in the face of adversity or struggle.


    Any additional comments?

    The only drawback for me is the story is written in an overly simplistic style, so I find myself daydreaming while it's on. Probably the easiest explanation is that it's written at about the 8th grade level - the lessons and overall message are worth it, but I feel as though I'm reading a primer as opposed to a business book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    • Narrated By Gary Vaynerchuk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1551)
    Performance
    (704)
    Story
    (701)

    Do you have a hobby you wish you could indulge in all day? An obsession that keeps you up at night? Now is the perfect time to take that passion and make a living doing what you love. In Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses.

    Helpful Reviewer says: "It was an okay book, but I preferred "The E-Myth""
    "Thanks, Gary!"
    Overall

    Gary has my gratitude for walking his talk and communicating his message passionately and thoroughly. Whether or not I agree with his conclusions and advice (mostly I do), my hat's off to someone who so embraces their own human experience. Gary is not holding back in any regard and it's just so dang refreshing in our world of sound bites and talking points.

    Thanks again, Gary.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Influencer: The Power to Change Anything

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    Overall
    (1665)
    Performance
    (773)
    Story
    (766)

    Everyone wants to be an influencer. We all want to learn how to help ourselves and others change behavior. And yet, in spite of the fact that we routinely attempt to do everything from lose weight to improve quality at work, few of us have more than one or two ideas about how to exert influence. For the first time, Influencer brings together the breakthrough strategies of contemporary influence masters.

    Ahmed says: "Not the book for everyone"
    "Well intended and full of information"
    Overall

    The content is really quite good and the narration is okay too. I really enjoyed learning from the authors and the only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because of the organization of the information. It's a bit like a patchwork quilt in that it only looks good when you have the perspective to see a lot of it at once - up close it just seems mismatched. The subjects covered in the book all span all of the chapters, so you get a little bit of each story in each chapter, which made it a little hard to follow.
    But don't let me get carried away being negative because I really, really enjoyed the book and will likely listen to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rework

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1888)
    Performance
    (860)
    Story
    (873)

    With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who's ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs who want to get out, and artists who don't want to starve anymore will all find valuable inspiration and guidance in these pages. It's time to rework work.

    Paul says: "Simple, Quick, Timely, Contrarian Advice"
    "The authors grace you with their knowledge"
    Overall

    The book is interesting in content, but the narrator is obnoxious and the overall tone of the book is extremely condescending. These are not humble people! It's unfortunate because the delivery and tone really ruined it for me.
    I try hard to live by the golden rule of treating people the way I would like to be treated and am certain the authors of this book would never tolerate being spoken to in the way they have chosen to deliver their message.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ultimate Sales Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Chet Holmes
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    Overall
    (580)
    Performance
    (250)
    Story
    (245)

    The only lasting way to enhance your productivity and growth is to focus on a handful of basic concepts and repeat them week after week - and teach your staff to do the same. This audiobook explains how to tune up virtually every area of your business systematically, with just a little disciplined focus. Spend an hour per week on each "impact area" of your business, and you will be astonished at how much you can accomplish.

    Sandy says: "Ok if you are selling carpet cleaning services."
    "I listened multiple times"
    Overall

    The narrator is pompous and tedious, but once I got used to listening to him I could focus on the lessons in the book. It's simply chock full of strategies and tactics; one after another. It's fairly fast paced too, so I made sure to listen again to make sure I heard everything and to remind me of what I had learned. I ended up listening to it like 4 times and will likely listen to it again. Good stuff.

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful

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