Mr. Beeler is initially engaging....then ..... overbearing.. This material requires written references that are available for review. Biblical references to Cosmopolitan sensationalism seem to reflect a lack of focus... a rambling pedantic lecture. Motivation is the topic that appears to be lost in the self indulgent delivery. The voice is challenging to endure. The material is redundant and NOTHING new. Buzzwords, hackneyed expressions, and vague philosophical allusions lead to a pseudointellectual attempt to authenticate the concepts. Soul is.......
A brief summary:
1. Change requires reviewing/challenging your belief systems.
2. Commitment is essential - more important than willpower.
3. Align your actions with your stated values.
4. Contribution to the greater good is more powerful and sustaining for most than personal pleasure or advancement.
The content requires little deep thought or processing and is presented in a very gradual fashion. The narrator stretches a 2 hour read into a 6 plus hour listen. If you value your time listen @ 2x speed.
The "narrator's voice" appears to be computer generated text to voice. Many words are laughingly mispronounced. The voice does not sound like other samples of the narrator's true voice. The content is worthwhile.
I am a longtime follower of Stephen Covey and the various Principles and Disciplines. This audiobook REQUIRES an accompanying CD with digital versions of the "Work Compass" and other graphic material necessary for following and implementing the "4 Disciplines". I have contacted the Franklin Covey Company and they have stated that the publisher is responsible. If you are interested in the material you will likely have to go to the seminar in person. I would suggest that for similar such audiobooks with accompanying materials that Audible.com have them available as an accompanying download. How do I get my money back?
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