Every person you meet is either a warning or an example. Which are you?
Jairek Robbins, decorated performance coach and lifestyle entrepreneur, guides you through his proven, step-by-step process for filling the gap between where you are today and where you want to be. In reassuring and easy-to-understand language, Robbins helps you build a strong foundation for authentic happiness.
Each chapter is strategically designed to engage you with personal reflections and challenges that will encourage you to make immediate improvements to your everyday behavior. Robbins’s uplifting method will give you the tools you need to avoid the distractions in your life and concentrate on the areas that deserve the biggest focus, including health, family, intimate relationships, your professional life, and spirituality.
Robbins leads you toward a life of growth and contribution that will enable you to become the happiest, healthiest, and most fulfilled version of yourself - and inspire you to help others do the same.
©2014 Jairek Robbins (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
SciFi/Fantasy and Classics to History, Adventure and Memoirs to Social Commentary—I love and listen to it all!
Part One starts with the usual self-help stuff that you've heard before. You know. You want to change your life? Well, how are you living each day? Imagine each day, the perfect day. Then live it. Every aspect of it. Make those changes. ACTION, action, action. The fuel for change that will keep you going? Discover The Big Why behind what you'd like to do.
Please don't get me wrong, I'm not (totally) knocking it. Dissatisfaction abounds in our society and these things really help. Imagine thinking long and hard about what you'd like from your day: power over your maddening emotions, being kinder to the animals who love you, being kinder to the people who love you, appreciating the stillness of the sun as it sets as you sit in the daily traffic jam. There's a lot of peace to be had.
It's just that it's been said a lot of places before. However, this book, I must admit, has it all collected in one place.
Part Two: And there's more, and this is simply that I respect Jairek Robbins. I don't know why, after spending the first part of the book working with run of the mill people, plus already successful business types, and such, he finally gets to traveling the world and talking about how little most people in the world have. He makes plans to go to Uganda to teach organic farming in a place that has no electricity, running water. Is over the moon to be able to give back. (Of course, it's kind of a diatribe against people who aren't supportive of him until he FINALLY comes to terms with everyone who dissed him)
And Suddenly Part Three: MALARIA! (No, I'm not giving anything away). I just think that, okay, this, as a turning point and inspiration to Robbins, stands out, but it brings "Live It!" firmly back into the fold of general self-help, biography.
So here it is. You want a self-help book that will help you appreciate each day? The first part of the book is probably what you'll appreciate it (or Joseph Clough's "Be Your Potential" on audible). But if you think you're going to change your whole life from this book? Well, you might, actually (you'd be a far better person than I, but that wouldn't be a stretch). I got this as a kindle bundle so it was cheap. I suggest you do the same, or a half credit, or a Daily Deal.
(Uhm, better yet? If you're serious about change? "Be Your Change" is $6.95 >nudge, nudge, wink, wink< )
This book is so good and a must read for anyone looking to make change in their life. Jairek is a hip younger version of his dad. His ideas are fresh and inspiring. I just barely started applying his techniques and I am already starting to see a difference in my happiness and quality of life! Since he is the narrator of this audio book, and through his stories I feel like I know Jairek on a personal level. Thank you Jairek for all that you have done. I am committed to living it and paying it forward!
This reads like a young person's journey to discover himself and become a self-help coach. As such, there's a lot more relatable stories to young adults than someone who's been married and had kids, and has been "successful" for the past twenty years already. It's more about the beginning of the journey of defining your priorities and starting the life you want to lead. He discusses moving countries, living in the third world, working jobs as a teenager, and exploring the possibilities of his "authentic self", and making mistakes along the way. One was almost lethal.
I feel like this book should be marketed as a Young Adult book. It would have been an excellent read in college, for students on the leadership track who are afraid of high expectations for the future. It reminds us that it's okay to move cities, sleep in a room without a door, work for a moment in a job we dislike, if these are the first steps to getting out from other people's visions of us and building the life we want to lead.
It's like a SparkNotes, young adult version of Stephen Covey, Napoleon Hill, etc. It is also helpful at calming you down and reminding you that you don't need to chase "success" in a field you aren't interested in. That's actually misery disguised as success.
The beginning chapter of audio has some tin can quality to it, but it gets better. The author is a good narrator, very enthusiastic and contemplative.
Someone who has no self knowledge
Yes, I will be much more careful in finding books about success and motivation, which I usually love.
There is a problem with the content. If you are over the age of 25 and experienced something in your life, this book will sound silly.
empowering, inspiring, insightful
The Desire Map; they are books about being true to who you are and what your passion and purpose are in life
This is my first Jairek Robbins book
Creating a Live It List as opposed to a Bucket List
This is a wonderfully encouraging and inspiring book for anyone who has big dreams and has maybe been afraid to go after them. It is a great reminder of the fact that life is short so we should truly live it to the fullest, to serve not only our own purpose, but to empower and serve others.
Jariek did an ok job narrating, but used too much inflection and emotion. I had to speed it up to listen to it. Good advice overall, but the same info I've heard before from others, but the author was touting it as some really new idea. I'm sure some will really like this book. It just wasn't for me.
Awesome, Powerful, Thoughtful
Just lots of good thoughts and things to enjoy.
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The narration was hard for me to listen to as he over emphasizes nearly every word. Seems like the book had to meet word length requirements because there was lots of filler.
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