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Dream Year Audiobook

Dream Year: Make the Leap from a Job You Hate to a Life You Love

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Publisher's Summary

Somewhere along your road to adulthood, you pushed your dreams to the side. You had to pay bills. You feared taking a risk on yourself. And so you settled into an unfulfilling, perhaps even unpleasant career. If it's any comfort, you’re far from alone; 66 percent of Americans hate their jobs.

But what if someone could guide you, step-by-step, as you identify, plan, and launch your dream career - in just one year. That's what Ben Arment does in his transformative coaching class, which has helped hundreds of people reinvent their lives to enjoy greater enthusiasm and fulfillment while also making a living.

Now he's sharing his best insights, advice, and inspiring true stories in Dream Year. You'll find out how people just like you are discovering (or rediscovering) what they were truly born to do, then following a proven process to make it real. And you'll meet men and women such as…

Chuck Templeton, who created an online reservation system, OpenTable, that now serves more than thirty thousand restaurants worldwide.

Katie Strandlund, who launched her own event-planning business and developed a full and deeply gratifying client list.

Fabien Riggall, who combined his love for film and theater into a unique experience called Secret Cinema, which has reached 120,000 people.

Hilary Barnett, who started a social media company that now employs several team members and creates content for national brands.

©2014 Ben Arment (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

What the Critics Say

"Ideas alone aren’t sufficient; it’s what you do with them that counts. If you have a brilliant idea but aren’t sure where to begin, Dream Year will show you step-by-step how to make it reality." (Todd Henry, author of Die Empty and The Accidental Creative)

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    "So much more than I expected"

    This book was full of inspiration and interesting stories. Best of all every chapter ended with a call to action and questions to help guide you through turning your dream into a reality.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    ajanicad 03-21-15
    ajanicad 03-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Motivational!"

    One of the most motivating and inspiring books I've read to pursue your dreams. The audiobook narrator did a wonderful job depicting the tone behind the words. Well done author and narrator!
    P.S. I've never commented on a book, but this one inspired me so much I had to recommend to others.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    P.N. NJ 02-23-15
    P.N. NJ 02-23-15 Member Since 2014

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    "fantastic book! so well rounded and well written."

    This is a book that is good enough to have 30 different bookmarks in it! He refers to so many different areas of business that can cause hiccups and even disaster. Have a listen to this book over and over again at different bookmarks?

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Tim 07-29-16
    Tim 07-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great for entrepreneurs, not so much for writers"

    I came across Dream Year after listening to another book of the same idea. This is a great book for people who are interested in starting a business, or someone who just in the field of entrepreneurship in general. However, although they claim they can help people who are writers with the same ideas. I found very little advice in this book that would be useful to writers. There's a lot about staying focused, keeping yourself in the game when you're hitting a rut, and even smart ways you can promote your stories. But it's ultimately more for business and marketing savvy people, who I feel will get the most out of this book. However I'll least say that the performance was excellent and it can definitely help people who are wavering on their dream to take the plunge and go for it. It just personally didn't seem that helpful to writers (aka me, myself). But there's a lot of good ideas and ways to stay motivated, so give it a try if you've got a big idea and need some help getting started.

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    Ernest Kiwele Midrand, South Africa 07-19-16
    Ernest Kiwele Midrand, South Africa 07-19-16 Member Since 2015

    In the name of unbiased knowledge, and of purposeful rationality and of audio books.

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    "Ben knew what he was talking about"
    Where does Dream Year rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 20.


    Have you listened to any of Sean Pratt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, Sean Pratt is unique, and he delivers each time. Great narrator.


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

    Your dream, your life, your burden...all in your hands


    Any additional comments?

    This book, although being about "dreams", is very realistic. The author has found the perfect balance between motivation and practical guidance.Before even finishing the early chapters, you will realize that "this guy knows what he's talking about."I specifically appreciated the level at which Ben has mastered the subtle ups and downs of the journey, his understanding and easy anticipation of problems and setbacks.This book will motivate you, educate you, give you foresight, and support you. I found it very informative even after reading many other books on the topic.

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    Phillip 06-09-16
    Phillip 06-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfect Timing"

    I listened to this audiobook in a time in my life where I was busy building my first business and where I had many obstacles, more mental than physical, that kept me awake at night.

    At first the book felt as if it bombarded me small chunks of wisdom and it frustrated me that I could not listen for a longer time before getting an info overload, but this was what I needed. The book kept me occupied for 3 months and took me on a journey to go for my dream and not be scared!

    In the end I came to love the author, narrator and inspiration and rate this book full stars, on all levels, and will recommend this for anyone in need of inspiration into following your dream.

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    chance PRAIRIEVILLE, LOUISIANA, United States 06-08-16
    chance PRAIRIEVILLE, LOUISIANA, United States 06-08-16 Member Since 2013

    I'm 26 and i'm weird. since i was 15 i fell in love with reading but only financial books and things that can teach me something.

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    "Incredible"

    get a notebook. Listen twice. Excellent narrator. I buy audio books based on Sean Pratt narrating them.

    Overall well written also. Excellent. I have it in paperback also and wouldn't trade it for any other book

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    Parisi San Jose, CA, United States 05-13-16
    Parisi San Jose, CA, United States 05-13-16 Member Since 2011
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    "excellent guidance"

    this is a very useful manual for anyone pursuing their dreams, trying to start their own business, or just facing challenges in their current business.

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    Denis A. 05-04-16
    Denis A. 05-04-16 Member Since 2013
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    "don't quit on your dream"

    I particularly enjoyed the last chapter (chapter 11). There were parts that are particularly helpful if you're starting a small business and looking to get your name out to the masses, that others might find useful but didn't apply to me.

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    Greg 04-06-16
    Greg 04-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The basics"

    Good book to remind one of the levers to pull to have build a successful business

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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