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Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life | [Trevor Blake]

Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life

How many self-help books are written by authors whose biggest success is selling self-help books? Three Simple Steps is different. Despite stock market crashes, dot-com busts, and the specter of recession, the author started a virtual company from home, using a few thousand dollars of his savings. A few years later, without ever hiring an employee or leaving his home office, he sold it for more than $100 million. As the economy slipped into another free fall, he did this again with a company in a different field. He accomplished this through no particular genius.
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Publisher's Summary

How many self-help books are written by authors whose biggest success is selling self-help books? Three Simple Steps is different.

Despite stock market crashes, dot-com busts, and the specter of recession, the author started a virtual company from home, using a few thousand dollars of his savings. A few years later, without ever hiring an employee or leaving his home office, he sold it for more than $100 million. As the economy slipped into another free fall, he did this again with a company in a different field. He accomplished this through no particular genius. Rather, he studied the habits of the many successful men and women who preceded him, and developed three simple rules that, if followed diligently, virtually ensure success. Using them first to escape poverty, then to achieve a life of adventures, he finally turned them toward financial independence.

Written in a straightforward and no-nonsense style, Three Simple Steps shows you how to take back control of your destiny and reshape your mind for increased creativity, serenity and achievement. While building on the wisdom of great thinkers and accomplished individuals from East and West, Three Simple Steps isn't a new age text or guide to esoteric fulfillment. Rather, it's a practical guide to real-life achievement by a pragmatic businessman who attributes his incredible successes to these very simple ideas. Three Simple Steps is a must-listen guide for everyone who wants to achieve more, live better and be happier.

©2012 Trevor Blake (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"...an inspirational and thought-provoking read..." (Publishers Weekly)

“I've read dozens of personal fixer-upper tomes by business gurus and New Age self-helpers, but this one is different in one important way: Blake actually followed his own three simple steps to get to where he is today - a happily married multimillionaire businessman and philanthropist. Finally, a self-help author who's done more than write self-help books!”(Blogcritics.org)

"Offers sound advice and clear steps that could be applied to one’s own life." (Lani Relucio, Examiner.com)

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    Rob Annapolis, MD, United States 02-20-13
    Rob Annapolis, MD, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Consciousness ("Mentality") is the key"

    The three simple steps revolve around the ways you can consciously use your mind (or "mentality" as Blake calls it):

    1. Focus only on what you want, not on what you do not want. Filter out negative conversation, people and media. Cultivate internal views of scenes and conditions you enjoy, love and wish to have more of.

    2. Set aside quiet time each day. Quiet is the ground of potentiality.

    3. Develop *intention* to attract your desired results and circumstances. Not a goal; a goal is inherently separate from us and has doubt attached. Intention -- or as Blake also puts it, a state of knowing -- is part of us and does not include doubt. Intention brings itself into being.

    The book includes inspiring stories, including the one at the beginning that I will refrain from spoiling by not revealing the surprise ending. He relates being bullied as an English boy growing up in poverty in Wales (with some truly harrowing anecdotes), and how he overcame trauma by learning about and following the examples of others from oppressed backgrounds who discovered secrets to phenomenal success.

    A modern take on some age-old ideas, the "Three Simple Steps" are refreshingly straightforward, but there is also nuance to this book. Blake encourages us to pay close attention to our internal and external experience, and to become the selectors of the circumstances and lives we want.

    The voice performance is adequate, although to hear Britishisms read in an American accent is a little odd at times. Overall there is nothing negative to say about Dudley's narration; it is easy to listen to without sending the listener to sleep.

    Recommended for those who wish to set their lives on an upward trajectory.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Roy FRESNO, CA, United States 02-28-13
    Roy FRESNO, CA, United States 02-28-13 Member Since 2011

    I am a professional photographer, a motorcyclist, and an avid reader and listener. I enjoy history, business books and

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    "Simple steps and a great system to implement them"

    The Three Simple Steps has no real new ideas, but these ideas are put in terms that make them easy to understand and to put into practice and that is its true brilliance. I have read numerous self help books in the last twenty of thirty years and non of them put the basics in such terms that allow you to follow them.

    You are what you think about, has been taught through out the history of the subject, but my trouble was always how to put that into practice. Blake tells you not just to think positive, because we all know that is hard to do, but how we react to the negative thoughts that makes the difference. When a negative thought come into your head, try and think a even better, positive thought to drown it out. Think about what you hear and say, as he says, map it on your tough before you speak, change a little, change a lot.Good advice.

    I had listened to "The Secret" and it all made since, but it never told you how to keep the positive thoughts in your head, to keep from getting bogged down in the negative. Blake gives you some great advice. It's the next step, at least for me.

    The other two steps are to take quiet time each day to get to nothingness, that is where the great ideas come from and then have intentions, not just goals. Intentions are something that you can see as already happening, goals are something that is going to happen. It's a subtle , but important difference.

    He did sometimes get bogged down in too long story telling, the stories were good, just a little to long, and the narration was just ok, but I will listen to it again.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    TE Auckland, New Zealand 04-09-13
    TE Auckland, New Zealand 04-09-13 Member Since 2009
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    "A great read"
    What made the experience of listening to Three Simple Steps the most enjoyable?

    The simple steps highlighted by Trevor Blake


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Trevor himself. He tells it in a humble way.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Meridian, MS, United States 03-18-13
    Deborah Meridian, MS, United States 03-18-13

    I love audible!!! I buy books to educate, sharpen my skills, motivate, organize and some just for pleasure!!

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    "Informative - good tools"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    My time was well spent listening to this boook. I am sure that I will learn more as I relisten to the book which I will do again.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?


    No! The story line was entertaining.


    What three words best describe Matthew Dudley’s voice?

    I listen for content. Unless the voice is not annoying I don't pay much attention to it.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    A good listen!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Matt Calgary, AB, Canada 03-18-13
    Matt Calgary, AB, Canada 03-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoy The Simple Things"
    If you could sum up Three Simple Steps in three words, what would they be?

    Simple Success


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Three Simple Steps?

    The history of some of the other successful people in the book. It was a bit of an eyeopener to hear their stories.


    Any additional comments?

    This is great book to allow you to get focused on improving your life with Trevor's "3 Steps". However, like most things in life they may be simple but there are not always easy. I recommend this to anyone who has been studying goal setting and getting frustrated with your success. It is not just the goal, it is the actions you take to achieve it. Trevor's lessons and experience will open a whole new process for you. It has for me!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Normand Limoges, ON, Canada 03-18-13
    Normand Limoges, ON, Canada 03-18-13
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    "High above the crowd"
    Where does Three Simple Steps rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top audiobook in terms of learning about life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Three Simple Steps?

    Turn off the negative Commercials and News in life and focus on what you want.


    What does Matthew Dudley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great voice expression. He keeps things interesting


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

    Forget all the other self help movies and look at this one.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is worth every important second of your life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Spokane, WA, United States 10-18-13
    Jeff Spokane, WA, United States 10-18-13
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    Any additional comments?

    This guy comes across like Terrence the new age preacher from the movie Yes Man. Tolerated it through most of the book, but then he cited the conclusions of one of Europe's most renowned psychics as a source to back up some point....click. Any shred of credibility was lost. Can't finish the book. Complete waste of a credit.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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