If you have not read or listened to Brian Tracy before this book will have value. But, as a long time fan/reader/listener I am disappointed. First, there is nothing really new here. Tracy makes many of the same points in several programs his has authored. He even tells one story that I first heard from him on a cassette (yes, cassette) series I purchased in 1997. Second, the book is not really about personal disciple. That is just a lead to connect topics he covers better in other programs – goal setting, time management, sales. Third, the audio quality is sub standard. Not to the point of distraction. But, for a person of his stature you would expect better. I am still a fan. But, would suggest you skip this offering.
I purchased this because I am a huge Earl Nightingale fan. I love the way he performs as a speaker. There is not a whole you can cover in 13 minutes. But, as always Nightingale does a good job. If you really want to dig into Earl Nightingale’s philosophy, I suggest The Strangest Secret or better yet, Lead the Field
The original Psychology of Winning is a personal development classic. Even though it was done in the late 70s or early 80s, I still listen to it. I suggest you purchase that and skip this version.
The 21st century version is more musings of an old war horse than usable information. Much of the program is about Waitley's regrets. I nearly turned it off several times. But, stayed with it hoping it would get better. It did not. I was really surprised how melancholy much of it is. Especially from a man that has lived such an outstanding life.
Sharon Lechter tries to ruin the dramatization of Hill's work. But, the story is too good.
If you like Think and Grow Rich you will enjoy this story which is a conversation between Hill and the Devil. The story gives life to his philosophy. Hill takes some VERY controversial positions. I can understand why it was unpublished for 70 years. The voices of Hill and the devil are very good.
Sharon Lechter is the editor. She also adds 'clarification' to parts of the book. She is TERRIBLE. She brings nothing to the story. Only retells what we already heard and promotes her own material. That said, I would still recommend the audio. Just be prepared.
This gives you a short overview of the book. This will be good if you have never read the full book or like me, use it as a quick review/reminder of the key points. But, it is not a substitute for listening to Think and Grow Rich (I recommend the original version performed by Erik Synnestvedt)
Arnold lived the American dream. This book gives you his view of how he pulled it off. It is really amazing. He really did Think and Grow Rich. I am really pleased that he explains his business ventures with as must detail as the Hollywood stuff. His life before Hollywood is fascinating and you can see how he laid the groundwork for his success. You will not get the salacious details about the affair that ended his marriage. But, if that is what you want, just get a gossip rag. Arnold’s life was so much more than that. Be warned, he uses some course words including the F bomb a few times. But, that language was part of his life.
This book is really eye opening. Does this sound like you – You have success and things are going very well. Then something goes wrong and you end up back where you were. Has that happened in your career, with your finances or your relationships? If you said yes, The Big Leap is for you. It is about how to recognize your upper limit behavior and break through you self imposed glass ceiling.
A friend of mine suggested reading this book. Prior to that I had never heard of Sandra Lee. This is a pretty good rags to riches story. She overcame some really serious challenges in her life with hard work, risk taking and a lot a moxie. She did get some good breaks too. But, she was smart enough to take advantage of them when they came along.
This is just a 20 minute speech Dr. Kembro gave at a conference. The speech is pretty good. But, giving this the same title as the book is false advertising.
This book may change the way you relate to money. How you think about it, manage it and make it work for you. It has helped me recognize some of the weeds I needed to pull out of my mental garden in regards to money. But, this is the abridged version. Get the book! It will be easier to do the exercises suggested. Doing those exercises are a vital part of the book.
If you have read or listened to other versions of Think and Grow Rich you need to listen to this one too. It is the original 1938 text. It is longer than most other editions but, it’s worth it. There are whole sections of this book that are left out of other versions. And I found those sections to be quite valuable. As for the narrator – I thought he was fine. His delivery allowed me to add whatever color I needed to as I digested the information
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