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Sometimes You Win - Sometimes You Learn Audiobook
Sometimes You Win - Sometimes You Learn
Written by: 
John C. Maxwell, John Wooden (foreword)
Narrated by: 
Chris Sorensen
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Sometimes You Win - Sometimes You Learn Audiobook

Sometimes You Win - Sometimes You Learn: Life's Greatest Lessons Are Gained from Our Losses

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Publisher's Summary

number-one New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell believes that any setback, whether professional or personal, can be turned into a step forward when you possess the right tools to turn a loss into a gain. Drawing on nearly fifty years of leadership experience, Dr. Maxwell provides a roadmap for winning by examining the eleven elements that constitute the DNA of learners who succeed in the face of problems, failure, and losses.

1. Humility - The Spirit of Learning
2. Reality - The Foundation of Learning
3. Responsibility - The First Step of Learning
4. Improvement - The Focus of Learning
5. Hope - The Motivation of Learning
6. Teachability - The Pathway of Learning
7. Adversity - The Catalyst of Learning
8. Problems - The Opportunities of Learning
9. Bad Experiences - The Perspective for Learning
10. Change - The Price of Learning
11. Maturity - The Value of Learning

Learning is not easy during down times, it takes discipline to do the right thing when something goes wrong. As John Maxwell often points out - experience isn't the best teacher; evaluated experience is.

©2013 John C. Maxwell (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    "It takes a good fall to remember why you want to stand."

    I love this book. It is another great piece of work by John C Maxwell. He does have an excellent way of taking the cookie jar off the top shelf and putting it where you can reach it.

    I highly recommend this book as an addition to people in Recovery. It is a great way to see the same principles of learning as you find in 12 Step programs including lessons on humility and pride. It discusses how to deal with adversity in a positive way and how to overcome the things we call failures to make them learning experiences without damaging self talk that runs us back to whatever we go to to lick our wounds in an unhealthy manner.

    It is an awesome book from a great man who knows how to make it easy to learn the things to be successful in anything you put your mind to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Res VA, United States 11-27-13
    Res VA, United States 11-27-13
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    "Good book for reflecting, bad narration"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No. I've heard Maxwell narrate a number of his own books and this does not capture the reflection I'd expect. I feel like the meaning is diminished or changed as a result.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good things to reflect upon.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Chris Sorensen’s performances?

    No - found it quite distracting.


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

    Chapter on humility.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jim 09-05-15
    Jim 09-05-15 Member Since 2015

    You are what you feed your mind...so, feed it the good stuff!!!

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    "Must listen!"

    There's is so much insight in this book that you must listen too it, probably several times in order to get all the value out of it, this much wisdom packed into one small book doesn't come around too often! Enjoy!!!

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    "Learn Everyday From Yourself"

    Making conscious efforts to learn from your shortcomings, failures, challenges and unconscious mistakes is a school on its own. Invest in your money; buy this book.

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    Todd 02-17-15
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    "It was on point"

    It did exactly what I thought it would. Refreshed my motivation and kept me full of can-do power.
    And as you know, John can trusted to not come from some crazy pop-psychology angle, only solid teaching.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth S Rosario 07-14-14
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    "i can read this book over and over!"
    Would you listen to Sometimes You Win - Sometimes You Learn again? Why?

    yes, its inspiring. you always learn, no matter what happens you learn, its about changing the attitude.


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    Ono 07-01-16
    Ono 07-01-16
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    "good information, but unengaging."

    the info is good, though nothing particularly revolutionary, but I didn't find it engaging. unlike other books of its sort, I didn't feel like taking notes, or rewinding for better understanding; rather, it was hard not to zone out.

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    "Great read with great life lessons"

    I loved this book. An inspiration for those of use who fail and keep learning anyway. I reaffirms the thoughts of failing forward.

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    Aaron 03-30-16
    Aaron 03-30-16
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    "Helped some much with understanding myself "

    This book helped bring understanding of my tendencies toward loss when change occurs. Sometimes You Win, Sometime You Learn gave me practical advice to use those changes for personal growth.

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    Mary Ann Frisco, TX USA 03-08-16
    Mary Ann Frisco, TX USA 03-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great motivator"

    Good narrator and great topic for motivation. excellent help with goal setting and understanding oersonal.limits

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