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20,000 Days and Counting Audiobook
20,000 Days and Counting
Written by: 
Robert D. Smith
Narrated by: 
Robert D. Smith
20,000 Days and Counting Audiobook

20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course for Mastering Your Life Right Now

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Publisher's Summary

The day for change is today and it's simpler than you realize.

Most people sleepwalk through day-to-day life, passively letting time slip away. Unfortunately, the only thing that can usually wake people up to the intensity of life is impending death. But what if it didn't have to be that way? 20,000 Days presents breathtakingly simple strategies and concepts that, once applied, will enable readers to be 100 percent present and intentional with every passing minute of every day for the rest of their lives.

The audiobook is designed to be listened to in under two hours and the effect is immediate. Within each segment are tactics for mastering control for your life, principles such as:

  • Motivation is a myth
  • You only have two choices: yes and no
  • How to conquer rejection forever
  • How becoming the problem will solve all your problems
  • Three sentences that will change your life immediately

These timeless principles apply to everyone from the pending graduate to the seasoned business professional, from the time-starved parent to the weary pastor to the restless entrepreneur.

On the 20,000th day of his life, the author sent an email that inspired and reminded a group of people of all ages to live in the moment. This group now includes you.

©2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. (P)2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer Las Vegas, NV, United States 02-17-13
    Amazon Customer Las Vegas, NV, United States 02-17-13 Member Since 2016

    Georgie-Girl76

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    "A Kick-in-the-Pants Jump Start for 2013 (19,816)"
    What did you love best about 20,000 Days and Counting?

    The enthusiam and perspective that Mr. Smith rights with.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book. The author not only believes what he has written, but lives it each day. This book will get you fired up to do, rather than to just dream. I have listened to it a couple of times now. I also purchased the e-book so that I can read it and highlight things that stand out and will help me in planning and accomplishing the next 19,816 days of my life.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy 07-07-15
    Jeremy 07-07-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Glad I found this!"

    In 20,000 days from now you'll be glad you listen to thisSuper excitable and encouraging fun listen! This book was great in print even better hearing it from the heart of the heart of the author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C E YOUNG Panama City 07-19-13
    C E YOUNG Panama City 07-19-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Just Excellent!"
    Would you listen to 20,000 Days and Counting again? Why?

    I read it every day, since I bought it. I dont miss a day! its a way to refresh your thoughts.


    What did you learn from 20,000 Days and Counting that you would use in your daily life?

    live with passion and purpose


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Tipp City, OH, United States 02-22-13
    Greg Tipp City, OH, United States 02-22-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Book!"
    Where does 20,000 Days and Counting rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best I have heard.


    What about Robert D. Smith’s performance did you like?

    Robert is very easy to listen too.


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

    Make Today Count.


    Any additional comments?

    This book adds value to the reader. Robert doesn't mess arround. He gets right to the point and if you take a hold of the principles in this book, it will change your life to be greater each day.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DaemonZeiro Burlington, VT 03-24-16
    DaemonZeiro Burlington, VT 03-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Repetitive motivational speaking full of numbers"

    For a book that starts out saying how important your time is (and using that as a reason why the audiobook is short), this book is quite full of extraneous and useless information (such as the birth/death dates of every person he mentions and # of days alive). He builds up what he is *about to say* excessively. It's also God-centric, and generally ego-centric otherwise, in a number of ways, so be aware of that if that bothers you. There is a strong emphasis on being in power and control, or feeling like you are.

    During the regular name-dropping and continuous repetition of how you can die any day, I was able to harvest the following 'points':

    -No reserves, no retreats, no regrets; make every day count. This is a great quote (not his originally).

    -His prayer/mantra is "I believe I am divinely guided. I believe I will always take the right turn in the road..." which is supposed to cover any challenge or tragedy you come across and you should do this. Yes, believe you are always right and you'll be fine!

    -Be loving and appreciative. [If you follow his suggestions of pretty much constantly interacting with people, you will be well on your way to being a full-blown overbearing extrovert, like the author.]

    -Your search [for purpose] is your purpose in life.

    -Never try to motivate: Increase your productivity and then motivate
    (his example: be glad you exercised after you exercise; don't try to motivate yourself to exercise, just do it)

    -Be open to change/say 'yes'.

    While some of his suggestions are good to consider. Some are contrary to the reality of life and some later suggestions are contrary to earlier suggestions. One and a half hours is far too long for this audiobook, written and spoken by a guy who might actually be a narcissist. But hey, if you are into generic motivational speaking, maybe this would be your thing.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David Saint Peters, Macau 01-15-16
    David Saint Peters, Macau 01-15-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Liked the book not the loud narration"

    Some great thoughts and helpful to keep you focused on today and mindful of the moment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L. Wiezycki Florida, USA 02-23-15
    L. Wiezycki Florida, USA 02-23-15
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    "A great inspiration to live life with purpose"

    Robert D's enthusiasm is contagious, enlightening and amusing. The kind of guy you'd love to meet up with coffee regularly!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bob H 02-16-15
    Bob H 02-16-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Simple rules was to implement & follow"

    The only issue I have is not having heard this sooner. So many people talk so much and say nothing and others are so effective at making their point clear and simple to implement. This information will help those who have gotten into the habit of making excuses instead of taking action .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Luke ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, United States 03-11-13
    Luke ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Inspires you to Act"
    If you could sum up 20,000 Days and Counting in three words, what would they be?

    Take action


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Live as if today is your last day.


    Any additional comments?

    This book will push you to achevie higher then you ever have.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    kathyd Chicago 01-10-13
    kathyd Chicago 01-10-13 Member Since 2015

    Kathy Doherty

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    "Not for Atheists"
    Would you try another book from Robert D. Smith and/or Robert D. Smith?

    no


    What could Robert D. Smith have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Would be nice if it was mentioned that this book is a very Christian book and talks about bible passages in the first couple minutes.


    What didn’t you like about Robert D. Smith’s performance?

    irrelevant


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    didn't get that far


    Any additional comments?

    no

    8 of 23 people found this review helpful

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