This classic motivational parable (over 500,000 copies sold worldwide) shows you how to make your own opportunities in life. Ever since its first printing, in 1921, The Go-Getter has inspired employees and entrepreneurs to take initiative, increase their productivity, and excel against the odds. In this audiobook, Bill Peck, a war veteran and double amputee, not only fights to find employment, but continually proves himself more than competent at the many difficult tests that are thrown his way. Peck persuades Cappy Ricks, the crusty founder of the Ricks Logging & Lumbering Company, to let him prove himself with a sales assignment that everyone knows can only lead to failure. When Peck, to everyone's surprise, beats his quota, Ricks hands him the ultimate opportunity and the ultimate test: the quest for an elusive blue vase. Drawing on such classic values as honesty, determination, passion, and responsibility, Peck overcomes nearly insurmountable obstacles to find the vase and launch his career as a successful manager. In a time when jobs are tight and managers lack the time for mentoring, how can you maintain positive energy, take control of your career, and prepare yourself to ace the tests that come your way? By applying the timeless lessons in this wonderfully read parable, employees at all levels will learn to rekindle the go-getter in themselves.
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I have four boys. When they were still in high school, I had them all read this. It was a great primer to give them as a baseline for what a successful work ethic should be. Seeing how most people seem to be content will meeting or barely meeting expectations, they would easily stand out from the crowd. There were times I would be a "go getter" or times I would look for one for my business. It helps to know if you have people around you that have an understanding of what that means.
Like this alot! Makes you asks, "How bad do you want it?" What are you willing to do to get it?
it's a little difficult to fisticuffs between the characters at times because the story teller pretty much kept the same voice throughout. Other than that, it's funny and a few good lessons to learn.
every obstacle provides a learning opportunity , if you choose to order from the obstacle you will have one more experience you can use to overcome future obstacles. once you determine they cool is worth pursuing - keep moving forward!
I picked this book on the recommendation of Dave Ramsey and I wasn't disappointed. The story brought tears to my eyes - if you want to know what dedication, persistence and going through trials without giving up looks like, look no further. I shall remember this story for a long time to come. Highly recommended!
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