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  • Potty Training: 3 Days to Potty Train Any Child Without Driving Everyone Crazy

  • By: Jennifer Nicole
  • Narrated by: KC Cowan
  • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Make potty training a complete success with the best-selling potty-training book used by millions of parents. After years of work as a private potty-training coach, Jennifer Nicole is finally ready to reveal her secrets to potty training your child in just three days. Many children are able to learn toilet training in less than a day. Each child is unique, and Jennifer's system is designed to help every child get ready to use the potty.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • misleading title and longer than it needed to be

  • By Brandon M Larson on 08-30-17

misleading title and longer than it needed to be

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

Reviewed: 08-30-17

I decided for research purposes to read 5 books on potty training. Of all the books this one had a very misleading title because it's highly an accurate to say a child can be potty trained in 3 days. A child can be taught about the concept of going to the bathroom in 3 days probably but training means accident free. Additionally the book had a lot of fluff and could have been shorter so for a busy parent who is trying to gather some information this book was a little longer than it needed to be. The author at the end also has a pitch to get you to sign up to their website because they are a mother and daughter which is great but there is no expert advice or robust information in this it is mostly a process that somebody learned with them and their friends. other books that discuss how important it is to understand the temperament of your child and your own parenting style and personality are things that will help somebody potty-trained to the style of a child vs just picking one toilet style or another as this author suggests.

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  • Peak

  • Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
  • By: Robert Pool, Anders Ericsson
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,348

Have you ever wanted to learn a language or pick up an instrument, only to become too daunted by the task at hand? Expert performance guru Anders Ericsson has made a career of studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak condenses three decades of original research to introduce an incredibly powerful approach to learning that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring a skill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Offers more wisdom than even intended

  • By Tristan on 07-10-16

foundational Concepts and compelling arguments

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

as somebody that works with Elite athletes and coaches this book changed quite a few of my perspectives and filled in a few gaps in my logic. Of all of the books that I've ever read on human performance this says instantly risen to the top. definitely a lot of the details about how to individualize practice such that it can be deliberate are not gone into in this book but that is where a coach and instructor can take their style and these principles and implement it.

  • Mini Habits

  • Smaller Habits, Bigger Results
  • By: Stephen Guise
  • Narrated by: Daniel Penz
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292

One afternoon - after another failed attempt to get motivated to exercise - I (accidentally) started my first mini habit. I initially committed to do one push-up, and it turned into a full workout. I was shocked. This "stupid idea" wasn't supposed to work. I was shocked again when my success with this strategy continued for months (and to this day). I had to consider that maybe I wasn't the problem in those 10 years of mediocre results. Maybe it was my prior strategies that were ineffective, despite being oft-repeated as "the way to change" in countless books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breaks Things Down Into Tiny Do-able Bits

  • By Sara on 11-26-14

wonderful approach - book could be shorter

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

Reviewed: 01-24-17

great strategy to improved will power. started two mini habits and both have stuck. great concept and good support in research, book is cited well. I give it high rating for content however this book is very repetitive and could have been an 80 - 100 pager. I love reading nonfiction but feel I lit is a disservice to a readers time to make a book overly wordy.

  • 6 Months to 6 Figures

  • By: Peter J. Voogd
  • Narrated by: Peter J. Voogd
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,076
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,053

Peter Voogd, who has been labeled the leading authority for Gen Y leadership, reveals the exact strategies he's used to go from dead broke to over six figures within six months. Peter has trained over 4,000 entrepreneurs, and built an eight-million-dollar sales organization by age 27. If you're one of the select few who are serious about success, this book will change the game for you, regardless of what industry you're in.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not much different from others like it...

  • By Martin on 05-04-15

good not great

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

Reviewed: 11-02-16

this book had some promise from the intro and the premise but fell flat with some overly wordy explanations and highly Vivid but little substance in some of the recommendations. There are also quite a few fallacies within the book in terms of well known Human Performance and Behavioral Science but looking past that there are a few gems within the book that most people can resonate with and if they take action they will find a greater success than they currently have. the only part that was a little frustrating with the audiobook version of this was that the author would Breathe heavily into the microphone on certain words which would cause the speakers to pop in a audio system or in headphones which sometimes made it feel like there was a thumping happening somewhere in the room or car.

  • The Art of Mental Training

  • A Guide to Performance Excellence, Collector's Edition
  • By: D. C. Gonzalez
  • Narrated by: D. C. Gonzalez
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160

Achieve the champion mindset for peak performance. Reach new levels of success and mental toughness with this ultimate guide. Learn the "Science of Success" and prepare to excel. In this concise and highly acclaimed training guide, Peak Performance Coach DC Gonzalez teaches a blend of unique mental training technologies, sports psychology essentials, and peak performance methods that are effective and motivational. Get ready to increase your self-belief, self-confidence, and mental toughness using this powerful guide designed to help you reach new levels of success, sports performance and personal development.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Sports Psych Book Out There

  • By W. Ruehl on 07-29-14

positive self-talk as the keys to success?

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

Reviewed: 06-15-16

this book was twice as long as it needed to be and really focuses in on just having positive self-talk and thinking like a champion in order to perform Like A Champion. plenty of research shows that this is horribly incomplete and also not even a good approach. save your money and read something like Grit or one of that authors other books - dictated not read.

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  • Beyond the Obvious

  • Killer Questions That Spark Game-Changing Innovation
  • By: Phil McKinney
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Generating and executing great ideas is the key to staying ahead in a rapidly changing world. It seems so basic. Why is it so hard to actually get right? According to innovation expert Phil McKinney, the real problem is that we're teaching people to ask the wrong questions about their businesses - or none at all. There has to be a better way. In Beyond the Obvious, McKinney will help you use his proven FIRE (Focus, Ideation, Rank, Execution) Method to dig deeper and get back to asking the right questions - the ones all companies must ask to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb advice on systematizing innovation

  • By Steven on 03-16-12

a great book on innovation

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

this book was one of my favorite books that I've read recently on Innovation and Innovation management. It really has a great actionable guideline for creating your own process within your own organization and team. It is Well written and well structured with good examples and not a lot of fluff.