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  • The Intermittent Fasting Cheat Sheet

  • Discover How This Ancient Practice Can Transform Your Health
  • By: Ben Azadi
  • Narrated by: Ben Azadi
  • Length: 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
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    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Get science-backed answers to the top 20 questions on intermittent fasting.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Felt like he was speaking to me directly

  • By Janina A. on 10-03-18

Instantly actionable information

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Reviewed: 10-23-18

I loved this book.

It was quick, easy, no fluff and extremely usable information.

I LOVE the concept of “Get healthy to lose weight” rather than “Lose Weight to get healthy.”

How true, and no one gets that!

Keep doing what you’re doing Ben. And if you’re someone else reading this—get this book!

  • Expert Secrets

  • The Underground Playbook for Creating a Mass Movement of People Who Will Pay for Your Advice
  • By: Russell Brunson, Robert T. Kiyosaki - foreword
  • Narrated by: Hank Bannister
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 174

Your message has the ability to change someone's life. The impact that the right message can have on someone at the right time in their life is immeasurable. It could help to save marriages, repair families, change someone's health, grow a company, or more... But only if you know how to get it into the hands of the people whose lives you have been called to change. Expert Secrets will put your message into the hands of people who need it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is one of the first books I recommend..

  • By Jeff Celentano on 07-01-18

A complete road map to impacting the world

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Reviewed: 08-30-18

Simply amazing. I love a world in which we can pay a few bucks and get the tested and distilled wisdom of a Russell Brunson.

This book literally shows you step by step how to make a business as a “thought leader,” making a living doing what you love to do.

Thanks for writing this, Russell. Thanks for having the audio done, as well—it makes it a lot easier for us to consume when we’re on the go! It is deeply appreciated.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,925

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

A tour de force of the human condition!

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Reviewed: 06-27-18

I’m a little stunned and pleased with Peterson’s intellect. It’s vast, sometimes circuitous, but always profound.

The rules are excellent, and presented in a way to truly help you remember. Just the first example of using the arcane minutia of lobsters to tell you to stand up straight and advocate for yourself—it’s something that one can recall.

This is truly brilliant.

Dr. Peterson, I love what you do in the world. Thank you.

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,395

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly new age garbage and bad financial advice!

  • By Wayne on 05-25-18

Irreverent and real, and loved.

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Reviewed: 05-28-18

I just enjoyed this. It was like having my slightly neurotic yet happy and successful and profane friend talk to me.

It was great. Usable and imminently engaging.

Great job, Jen. Keep kicking ass!

  • Courage to Grow: How Acton Academy Turns Learning Upside Down

  • By: Laura Sandefer
  • Narrated by: Laura Sandefer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
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    5 out of 5 stars 25
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    5 out of 5 stars 25

Courage to Grow tells how a small school in Austin, Texas, sparked a worldwide awakening of families, who believe every child deserves to find a calling that will change the world. In an age where Google shares information, Uber shares cars, and Airbnb shares rooms, Acton Academy turns learning upside down by equipping children to share learning with each other, in a close-knit community with extremely high standards of excellence. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want to start my own Acton Academy!

  • By Skyler C. on 09-20-18

I’m so in love with the Acton System

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Reviewed: 04-16-18

I appreciate Laura and her husband Jeff for starting Acton Academy. My daughter is going to an affiliate now in North Austin, and I can say that it works.

I’ve watched my sweet girl go from crying everyday at a “normal” school due to mean girls and being told to sit down and shut up for 7 hours, to a thoughtful, proactive learner who can explain and defend her projects to a room of 30+ adults.

It’s been amazing. This was a great inside look to the whole process of how Acton was born. I’m so grateful it was.

  • Outlaw Platoon

  • Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan
  • By: Sean Parnell, John Bruning
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,794
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,535
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,532

At 24 years of age, U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell was named commander of a forty-man elite infantry platoon - a unit that came to be known as the Outlaws - and was tasked with rooting out Pakistan-based insurgents from a mountain valley along Afghanistan's eastern frontier. Parnell and his men assumed they would be facing a ragtag bunch of civilians, but in May 2006 what started out as a routine patrol through the lower mountains of the Hindu Kush became a brutal ambush.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book...Everyone should listen to this book!!

  • By Chris on 04-09-12

I’m Speechless

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Reviewed: 02-03-18

The service that these men provided to our country is unreal.

I finished this yesterday, and I had to call up a friend of mine, who was also a Ranger Lt Platoon Leader and thank him for his service.

We, as civilians just DON’T KNOW the sacrifice, the blood, and tears that these men have put in for the ideal of freedom.

I live in the shadow of Fort Hood Texas. There are more heroes here than anywhere in the world. I’ve always admired them for their sacrifice, but thanks to this book by Sean Parnell. I feel I UNDERSTAND what they’ve done a lot more.

Thank you for providing the blanket of freedom under which we sleep. Thank you for protecting us from evil.

I don’t know you all, but I love and respect you.

  • Choose Yourself!

  • Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream
  • By: James Altucher
  • Narrated by: James Altucher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,643

The world is changing. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted and are being remade before our eyes. Everything we aspired to for "security," everything we thought was "safe," no longer is. But more and more opportunities are rising out of the ashes of the broken system to generate real success. Choose Yourself illuminates your personal path to building a bright, new world out of the wreckage of the old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story, ideas & ways to live your life

  • By MattMJF on 06-03-13

I forgot how freaking good this book is.

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Reviewed: 01-17-18

The Daily Practice changed my life. When I first came across Choose Yourself, I was pretty depressed in life.

Doing the Daily Practice sparked a Renaissance for me. I sold a business, wrote a book, and am doing what I love right now.

But as fallible humans, we forget. So, it’s really a good thing to read and listen to this book again. So I have, and I feel the same Choose Yourself fire I felt several years back, and I’m appreciative that it’s happened again.

Thank you, James for your wisdom.

  • The Miracle Morning for Real Estate Agents: It's Your Time to Rise and Shine (the Miracle Morning Book Series 2)

  • By: Hal Elrod, Michael J. Maher, Michael Reese, and others
  • Narrated by: Rob Actis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963

All real estate agents share one thing in common: we're all striving to get to the next level of personal and professional success. We want to take our lives, our businesses, and our selves to the next level. What if you could get there, faster than you ever thought possible, by simply changing how you start your day?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just a sales pitch

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-08-16

Different than I expected, and very, very good.

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Reviewed: 11-10-17

I'm a huge Miracle Morning fan. I've read and/or listened to several versions now; so when I read this (I've been a real estate broker for 20 years) I expected the first part of the book to review TMM AND the second to have best real estate practices.

Instead, it was a fictional story about a Realtor and his wife, a mortgage officer (which my wife does too!). It was different, unexpected, and a new way to get the MM methodology.

Actually, I've been doing TMM for a few years and love it--but I picked up a few new twists with this, just being reminded of them.

I appreciate the time and effort in this book by the authors.

Thank you!

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  • Slicing Pie

  • Funding Your Company without Funds
  • By: Mike Moyer
  • Narrated by: Kevin Young
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

You and a partner go into business together and split the equity 50/50. You do all the work and your partner slacks off. He owns half your business - now what? Slicing Pie outlines a process for calculating exactly the right number of shares each founder or employee in an early stage company deserves.

You will learn: How to value the time and resources an individual brings to the company relative to the contributions of others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Literally, how to answer the million dollar question…

  • By Jamie on 06-05-15

This is a Godsend for startups

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Reviewed: 10-31-17

I've started a company with a relative before, and it was a disaster.

The way it works with 50/50 deals is that one partner (me, in this case) does the work, makes things happen, and contributes to the success of the company. The other partner still gets paid as if they are contributing as much.

Resentment builds, and an imminent showdown occurs where friendships can be tested or lost, and the real work of who gets what after the fact is finally done--or not, it just gets dissolved.

THIS METHODOLOGY SAVES THAT FROM HAPPENING!

I love the concept, and we are using this to start our new company. I'm excited about it, and the business will be better as a result.

Thank you, Mike Moyer for putting this out into the world!

  • Wonder

  • By: R. J. Palacio
  • Narrated by: Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,824
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,818

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances? R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and spare emotional power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A WONDER-ful read for kids and adults

  • By Annie M. on 11-18-12

One of the best books I've listened to...young adult or otherwise--in quite awhile!

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Reviewed: 09-29-17

My 13 year old daughter recommended this to me. We listened to it during our daily commutes back and forth to her school.

It was amazing. I love the story, and it hit home especially for us because we have a "Wonder" son ourselves with Down Syndrome.

I loved that there were different points of view in the story, and it gave me some insight to how my sweet daughters felt about their brother, and maybe not getting the time with us parents that they deserve because of their brother's condition.

Also, the precepts, and the idea of being more kind than you have to be...bravo! I love that kids (and adults) are exposed to this.

Listening to the story with my girl, often while holding hands, was magical.

I'm deeply grateful for this book and the artistry behind the audio adaptation as well.

Thank you.