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  • Rich Dad's Guide to Investing

  • What the Rich Invest In That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,026

"Investing means different things to different people. In fact, there are different investments for the rich, poor, and middle class. Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing is a long-term guide for anyone who wants to become a rich investor and invest in what the rich invest in. As the title states, it is a "guide" and offers no guarantees... only guidance.” (Robert Kiyosaki)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learnt allot even though there may be some fluff

  • By Raymond Brooks on 10-15-16

great addition to the rich dad poor dad series

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-18

I appreciated reading this book. I'm 32 and read rich dad poor dad (rdpd) about 4 years ago. RDPD helped me gain valuable beginners knowledge on how to better manage my finances. guide to investing g was no different. the book essentially tries to convince the reader that investing in stock is fruitless. the real investment is to create your own stock to sell aka creating your own business. using this pathway to invest helps create more opportunity for financial success and wealth.

also one immediate takeaway:
the author suggest that there are 3 types of financial plans one can have.
1. plan for financial security
2. plan for financial comfort
3. plan for financial wealth

Most people have none of these plans. however if you want to build true wealth. you must first plan and implement a strategy to have financial security. (think 9-5 retirement plan) then move on to planning for comfort (think life insurance, investment portfolios, etc...) planning for wealth comes last once you have solid plans for 1 and 2 out of the way and already in motion.

  • Invest Like Warren Buffett

  • Powerful Strategies for Building Wealth
  • By: Matthew R. Kratter
  • Narrated by: Mike Norgaard
  • Length: 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

I have studied Warren Buffett and his investments for over 20 years. Over that time, I have distilled Buffett's most valuable investing insights into an easy-to-follow program. It's time to learn a proven strategy that takes the stress out of investing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book!

  • By B. Michaels on 02-14-17

decent overall

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-18

the book was helpful to get some basic investing knowledge. definitely need to do more research after reading this.

  • The 10X Rule

  • The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,800

Extreme success, by definition, lies beyond the realm of normal action. If you want to achieve extreme success, you can’t operate like everybody else and settle for mediocrity. You need to remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success. The 10X Rule shows you how!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected, and very happy it's not.

  • By ToddS on 09-19-13

Excellent book about work ethic.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-18

I enjoyed this book. It was a great explanation of how to gauge your own work ethic.

I think I often wonder am I working hard enough. Grant Cardone's answer is NO. people normally invest normal/average amounts of effort into their goals and therefore get normal amounts of "success" back.

Grant recommends being outrageous in your pursuit of your goals. When your goals are big enough and far out of reach they push you to take new levels of action.

Grant had a powerful and engaging speaking voice. his adlibs were on point and his pacing was effective. I enjoyed the book from beginning to end and will probably read it multiple times to full receive and internalize all the content.

  • The Mindful Athlete

  • Secrets to Pure Performance
  • By: George Mumford, Phil Jackson - foreword
  • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518

Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. Mumford also helped Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, and Lamar Odom and countless other NBA players turn around their games. A widely respected public speaker and coach, Mumford is sharing his own story and the strategies that have made these athletes into stars in The Mindful Athlete: The Secret to Pure Performance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For the athlete to learn mindfulness....

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-27-17

Powerful intro to mindfulness & meditation

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-18

Not sure where to begin with this book. I will say I'm biased. being born and raised in Chicago during the Jordan/Pippen/Jackson era I hold a special place in my heart for any work that explains how such a dominant championship squad came to be.

The author shares his compelling personal story of drug addiction and professional success before finding mindfulness and meditation.

In this book you'll get a layman's explanation of what it means and looks like to meditate. You'll hear stories of how Mumford and Phil Jackson molded some of the greatest championship teams and personalities in history (6x champions Bulls and 5x Champions LA lakers)

I couldn't stop taking notes in my notepad while listening. I played and replayed and replayed sections over and over. I was already into meditation and mindfulness. but I've seen immediate application and mental toughness in my weight training.

MUST READ for athletic coaches, anyone lightly interested in sports, anyone curious about meditation and mindfulness.

  • The Gifts of Imperfection

  • Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,213

Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buy 'The Power of Vulnerability' Instead!

  • By tracy on 08-17-14

I can't identify a clear take away.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-18

I'm familiar with Brene Brown as I've watched and enjoyed some of her TED Talks. I also know she is the author of Daring Greatly which comes highly recommended by everyone in my circle that has read it.

This book was a rehash from her TED Talks. In it Brene takes is through some of her research and findings as a shame researcher. (Yes this is a thing)

Think about picking this book up if you find yourself super self conscious about any - most things in your life. The book will help you see that living your fullest life with your shortcomings and unique creative outlets and outbursts is the best way to live a whole and satisfying life.

I feel the topics are relevant and healthy to discuss, but the book itself was all over the place. As stated in the title I can't speak to any clear or bold takeaways specifically from the book. Brene often talked about what she learned from research and how it impacted her everyday life. However, she didn't spend the same amount of time teaching us about the messages and data she learned from her research and how to implement. The book is 80% wrapped up in Brene's story.

This book is written in a similar style as Shonda Rhimes Year of Yes. The author steps out of story telling to give you a sense of the anxiety going through her own brain. I understand giving us the whole picture, but the frequency of this tactic left me wanting to just finish the book and disconnect vs. indulge even more in the narrative.

Overall it was just OK for me.

  • The Coaching Habit

  • Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
  • By: Michael Bungay Stanier
  • Narrated by: Daniel Maté
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,191

In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact. Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential. He unpacks seven essential coaching questions to demonstrate how - by saying less and asking more - you can develop coaching methods that produce great results.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • practical application, not theoretical

  • By Scott on 08-26-16

Well worth your time!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-18

I loved it. 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿 This short book is well worth your time if you provide feedback with people regularly. teachers, coaches, mentors, parents, leaders.

The 7 fundamental questions are simple, but make sense and do take you out of the seat of always giving feedback and allows the other person to highlight and come to their own conclusions.

I'm excited to use this in my coaching practice with clients. I regularly registered to whole chapters and still finished in just over a day. I say this one is a keeper.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80,636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80,166

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

For people who feel lost or powerless in life

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-18

I didn't love this book. I've never considered myself someone that gets offended by foul or crude language. But the author here just seemed to use it for chock value instead of teaching real lessons and enlightening the reader. so I was already struggling with that from jump.

I'm shocked the book has such high ratings. I know Charlamagne tha god recommends this book. me personally I just couldn't get into it. I didn't leave with much new knowledge. I didn't leave with any actionable tips to live my life better or to truly give less fucks about what happens I life.

To me, the biggest take away was that no one no matter their status or accomplishments knows what they're doing. Therefore don't let not knowing stop you from pursuing something great for yourself. Instead get into action and inspiration and motivation to live your ultimate life will come.

I feel like I need to reread sometime in the future. because so many people thought this book was amazing and I'm just sitting here unfulfilled by 97% of what I just consumed.🤔

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  • Crush It!

  • Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion
  • By: Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Narrated by: Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,508

Do you have a hobby you wish you could indulge in all day? An obsession that keeps you up at night? Now is the perfect time to take that passion and make a living doing what you love. In Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Outdated and redundant

  • By Felix on 03-11-17

Gary come through again!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-18

If you follow Gary then you already know what he gives. I recommend this book for anyone who is thinking about building their own platform or in the early to middle stages. The book shares early stage strategies to build momentum and confidence in your hustle.

I've been meaning to read Crush It. I actually have the hardcover. What I appreciate most was perhaps that the audio allowed me to listen to Gary without all the visual distraction. I loved the idea of starting with 50-500 content ideas. Gary made monetization sound simple and realistic. And he also explained the crowd/community interaction cycle I'm simple and meaningful terms. I know he's shared all this before. But something about the way the ideas are packaged and presented in the book made them very sticky. Thanks Gary Vee.

  • The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing

  • By: Al Ries, Jack Trout
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902

As Al Ries and Jack Trout - the world-renowned marketing consultants and best-selling authors of Positioning - note, you can build an impressive airplane, but it will never leave the ground if you ignore the laws of physics, especially gravity. Why then, they ask, shouldn’t there also be laws of marketing that must be followed to launch and maintain winning brands? In The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing, Ries and Trout offer a compendium of 22 innovative rules for understanding and succeeding in the international marketplace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended, but could use an update.

  • By T. M. Castagna on 12-01-15

great book. def needs 2018 updates tho

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-18

pverall powerful marketing tools and perspectives. but with examples like Blockbuster and pre iPhone Apple the book is sorely out of date. and update could be magical.

  • The 80/20 Principle

  • The Secret to Success by Achieving More with Less
  • By: Richard Koch
  • Narrated by: Richard Koch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780

Find your "critical 20%" and transform your time - and life - forever! The 80/20 principle - also known as the Pareto principle - is the well-verified observation that in business, economics, and life generally, about 80 percent of all results flow from a mere 20 percent of our efforts. In this thought-provoking and highly informative program, Richard Koch unveils the secrets to how this mysterious but practical principle actually works... how it is affecting your life right now... and how you can start using it to your advantage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Long version of a short topic

  • By Susan B Sampson on 09-05-16

I've finally finished this book!!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-17

This has been on my to read lost forever. Before I even knew what this book was I had been hearing about this infamous 80/20 principle. The book quickly breaks down the history behind 80/20. and gives the reasoning why 20% of your efforts beget 80% of your results. Since then I've truly worked to identify what my most important 20% is that I should work on daily to get the biggest bang for my buck. The book is helping me redesign my ideas of prioritization - which is helpful as a new business owner. I felt the last quarter of the book could have been cut. while it shared great tips to live a happy life it just seemed to lose the theme of the first 3/4 of the book.

Def recommend to any self help junkies, creative's, entrepreneurs, or leaders in the making! ✊🏿✊🏿 grab the audio, not sure you need paperback for this book!

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