One of my favorite audiobook so far. Very inspiring , well told and I could not stop listening to Adam's story. Combines 3 subjects I love: children, charity and travel. I am also getting a book version to give to my 15 year old niece to read. A book that all young people should read. Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and do good in the world. Walking away from the promise of a bright future and money to the uncertainty of the future. Believing in yourself and following your dreams of helping others. Powerful.
I had never heard of Adam Braun or his organization, Pencils of Promise before this audio. But I am definitely a fan of Adam and POP. I even went online to donate money for POP. And it is great that all proceeds from the book sales will go towards the charity!
So many but Adam dedicating his first school opening to his grandmother(a holocaust survivor) and that she was his inspiration.
Kirby did a great job with the narration. The tone and voice was perfect! One of the best I've heard . After listening to this, you will ask yourself the following: Are you living your life with purpose, passion and meaning? And if not what's stopping you ? 30 chapters, each a mantra, a story to provide a road map, inspired to help start and turn anyone's dreams into reality.
This audio exceeded my expectations. I pretty much listened to this in one sitting.Was not planning on that. Lots of great stories about leaders and companies whose success stems from not only serving the needs of their customers but also their employees. Some of the companies mentioned are Google,Southwest airline, Next Jump,Life is Good,Zappos and Ritz Carlton. Ritz Carlton allows their employees to spent up to $2000 per customer! Pretty amazing what these companies will do for their customers and employees, not because they have to but they want to.
Matt Tenney was a US Marine, spent 5 1/2 years in military prison trying to defraud the US government of $2.7 million. During his confinement, he learned mindfulness practice and almost became a monk after leaving prison. He made a really bad decision and paid for it. And ultimately found his success by serving others.
Rex has a pleasant voice and I would listen to him again. A couple of words he pronounced sounded odd but other than that he did a great job.
Inspiring story of success that could be achieved through serving others. A book that everyone should read. It's about thinking less of yourself,your needs and more about how you can help others, creating a win/win situation for everyone involved.
I'm also getting the print version to share with others. If you enjoyed books by Malcolm Gladwell and Daniel Pink, you will like this book. My other 2 favorite audiobooks that are 5 stars and I listened to in the last 3 months are 10% Happier by Dan Harris and Promise of a Pencil by Adam Braun.
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