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Failing Forward Audiobook

Failing Forward

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Publisher's Summary

It seems that some people are born to achieve anything they want. Some would say they are lucky, are blessed, or have the Midas touch. But what truly is the reason for their success? Family background, wealth, greater opportunities, high morals, an easy childhood? New York Times best selling author John C. Maxwell has the answer: The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.

Maxwell says that if you are like him, you were never prepared to deal with failure. Coming out of school, he feared it, misunderstood it, and ran away from it. But he's learned to make failure his friend, and he can teach you to do the same.

Listen to everything by John C. Maxwell.

©2000 by Maxwell Motivation, Inc., a Georgia Corporation; (P)2000 by Thomas Nelson Publishers

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    Michael Butler 04-13-07 Listener Since 2007
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    "Failing Forward"

    This book provides the listener with the tools to bounce back from all of the setbacks in life. Each setback can be devastating and demoralizing, however, having the proper tools can make the process easier. Listen with open ears and an open mind.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Justin Cincinnati, OH, USA 10-23-06
    Justin Cincinnati, OH, USA 10-23-06
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    "Great Book for Those who Have a Pessimist Attitude"

    As always, Maxwell does a great job at clearly covering a topic in an organized and easy to follow way. This is a great book for anyone who is in the trap of negative self-talk and can't quite seem to take themselves to the next level. It's also a great book for anyone who simply wants to give themselves a good re-charge of their optimism.

    Maxwell gives 15 great ways to make failure become a stepping stone to success through viewing it differently. If you have recently suffered a failure and can't get out of the dumps, buy this and listen to it!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    David muntinlupa city, N/A, Philippines 01-22-04
    David muntinlupa city, N/A, Philippines 01-22-04
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    "Hope!"

    Hope is what this book has given me. It is one of the most inspiring books I ever read (listened to).

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J. Fields 01-15-17
    J. Fields 01-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good, But Way Too Shallow"

    I love John Maxwell and have enjoyed a couple of other audiobooks (and physical books) of his. Sadly, I cannot recommend this one. It's just too short, too shallow, and one has to think that the full version of the book would have a lot more meat on the bone.

    I did not see that it was abridged before I clicked to buy it, and listened through it because of its brevity and in the hope there would be more – but there wasn't.

    I hope Maxwell/Nelson will come out with more full-length audiobooks like the outstanding Intentional Living.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L. Tison IL United States 01-03-17
    L. Tison IL United States 01-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Not the same as the book"
    Would you try another book from John C. Maxwell and/or John C. Maxwell?

    I might READ another book by Maxwell, but I would not listen to another book by Maxwell.


    What was most disappointing about John C. Maxwell’s story?

    I downloaded this audiobook after reading about 2/3 of the digital written version. It does not have whisper sync, so I was trying to follow along in the book to get my bookmarks to correspond. I discovered the audio version omits portions of the book. I'm not talking about changing a word here or there. Some omissions were as short as a sentence, but some were as large as a paragraph or half page. I was most disappointed by the omission of various short stories that elaborate on the concepts covered in a chapter.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Other than omitting large portions of the book, yes.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    The book itself was enlightening. The audio version make me disappointed and almost angry.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't bother with the audiobook. Get the written version instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    christian 01-02-17
    christian 01-02-17
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    "bettering my self."

    this book was great help me build a better mindset for the upcoming year

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    Edward Hairston 12-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Help with Failure!"

    Loved the delivery and aggressive ways to approach and overcome failure. Failing Forward changed my thinking about failure.

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    Stanley Turner Tullahoma, TN United States 12-31-16
    Stanley Turner Tullahoma, TN United States 12-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Another Quality Book"

    Another quality book from John Maxwell. While I have read several of the stories that Mr. Maxwell used to back up his assertions it was still an enjoyable book...

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    abel 11-21-16
    abel 11-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    This book is good, helps with personal development. A must listen if your working on personal development.

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    Amazon Customer 11-07-16
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    "Great book!"

    This book helped me in so many ways. It opened my eyes to things I could never quite put my finger on. I will be recommending it to my team, and I an also going to follow along in the paper copy when I listen again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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