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  • Motivation: Stories on Life and Success from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts

  • By: Chuck J. Rylant
  • Narrated by: Pete Ferrand
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

This is a collection of intimate and sometimes shocking conversations about motivation with 12 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts. The end result is 12 fascinating and unexpected stories about overcoming adversity and achieving success in life and Jiu-Jitsu. Jiu-Jitsu has often been used as a metaphor of life, but you can replace Jiu-Jitsu with any sport, business or ambitious pursuit - the lessons are universal. What drives ambitious people is often shaped by our subconscious mind. We are not always aware of the influences driving our behavior, but you will discover underlying themes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good book for those who still haven't found out

  • By Frank7 on 01-16-19

Not what I expected

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Reviewed: 08-01-18

First a disclaimer, I only listened to the first two chapters.
However, the book was not what I expected. It dealt very little with motivation, it is just a compilation of life stories about Jiu-Jitsu practitioners. I have trained in the martial arts and find it interesting but that is not what I was looking for.