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  • The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Chris Hardwick
    • Narrated By Chris Hardwick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Nerds: Once a tormented subrace of humans... Now captains of industry! You don’t have to be a stereotypical geekwad to appreciate the tenets of Nerdism and to make your innate talents for overanalysis and hyper-self-awareness work for you instead of against you. Join Nerd superstar Chris Hardwick as he offers his fellow “creative-obsessives” the crucial information needed to come out on top in the current Nerd uprising. Success is the most satisfying - and legal - form of vengeance there is. And you can achieve it when you follow the Nerdist Way,

    Anne Terry says: "hashtag squee"
    "Much more than meets the eye with this one!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Nerdist Way to be better than the print version?

    I purchased both the book, and the audio (I was told it was better as an audiobook). After going through, I do highly recommend the audiobook. Chris Hardwick's humor can be picked up through text, but not at the same level as through audio.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Nerdist Way?

    For me, it was an assignment to think of some things you fear and to shed light on some problems in your life that are holding you back in life. Once those fears/problem in thinking are broken down and examined, they become powerless.


    What does Chris Hardwick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Hardwick's humor cannot be delivered as strongly through text. It's about delivery, and as a comic, he knows how to do it well!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    One of the assignments was to write down something you're afraid of. I drew out a scenario of a worst-case scenario (which included negative self talk by myself, and what I thought others would say if I was teaching a group exercise class)

    I then drew a better image, where the self talk was positive, and all the comments from the participants were positive. After looking at it, the second image looked more realistic, and helped me to realize how I need to change my thinking in more areas of my life.


    Any additional comments?

    If you read this, go download it! It's filled with great exercises, and delivered in a way that won't put you to sleep like some of the other self help books out there!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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