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  • The Motivation Manifesto

  • By: Brendon Burchard
  • Narrated by: Brendon Burchard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158

The Motivation Manifesto is a pulsing, articulate, ferocious call to claim our personal power. World-renowned high performance trainer Brendon Burchard reveals that the main motive of humankind is the pursuit of greater Personal Freedom. We desire the grand liberties of choice - time freedom, emotional freedom, social freedom, financial freedom, spiritual freedom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Positive quotes but lacks spark or feeling...

  • By Joe on 12-27-17

Loved every minute

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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: 09-14-18

I enjoyed greatly all the material covered and discussed, and I believe the principles and theories presented surpasses time and generations.
Caution: Great motivation contained in this book may result in heightened awareness in your life. <3

  • You Need a Budget

  • The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle, Getting out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want
  • By: Jesse Mecham
  • Narrated by: Jesse Mecham
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388

For most people, budgeting conjures up the same feelings as, say, prison and dieting. But your initial instinct couldn't be further from the truth. You just haven't budgeted the right way. You Need a Budget will teach you four simple rules to completely revolutionize the way you think about managing your money. With a budget, you'll break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, get out of debt, and save more money. A liberating, enabling, empowering budget will actually make you feel more free, not more restricted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beginning Budgeter

  • By Brant on 12-29-17

I AM RECOMMENDING THIS BOOK TO ALL MY LOVED ONES!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Excellent book, very informative, easy to understand, super relatable and I will be searching for the app and online website. Thank you to the author a MILLION TIMES!

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  • The Four Agreements

  • By: don Miguel Ruiz
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,644

In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!!!

  • By R. Baker on 05-25-05

Excellent, great for rehearing every day!

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

Loved the content and moreso the narration of it. Very enjoyable and deep concepts. I would hear this everybday if possible.

  • 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 108,623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95,245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94,717

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

Very deep and enlightening. Enjoyed every minute.

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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: 10-09-17

Highly recommend. What the books lacks in length makes up in concise depth. Shows that good books don't have to last 20 hours to discuss some of life's most perplexing complexities.

  • Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

  • How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
  • By: Dr. Joe Dispenza
  • Narrated by: Adam Boyce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,853
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,799

You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Accompanying PDF linked in the book description

  • By Adam Countryman on 03-26-17

Excellent, enjoyable and bountiful in information

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

I personally have not have come across a book that goes from the microscopic elements of lifr to the macro. It is a very complete and substantial book, with plenty of information, examples and a step by step of how to make the best of your life.

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,735

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice! A guide on how to change

  • By Mehra on 04-22-12

Very enjoyable and useful information.

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

I guess I was expecting something a little different when, bur this is not a how-to book. It is more focused on the scientific and psychological explanations of how the brain works and forms patterns and habits. It picks up on interesting cases of people with good and bad habits. But in the end, it is a useful tool to apply in your own life in order to be able to identify your own patterns and habits and maybe change them for the better.

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

  • How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do
  • By: Sarah Knight
  • Narrated by: Sarah Knight
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,519

Are you stressed out, overbooked, and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself? It's time to stop giving a f--k. This brilliant, hilarious, and practical parody of Marie Kondo's best seller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guilt - and give your f--ks instead to people and things that make you happy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Got the gist in 30 mins

  • By spicyhands on 03-04-16

Bold and somewhat useful but expected a lil more

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-17

I think the narrator was very fun and she sounds like somebody I would enioy to hang out with, but I don't think she would give a fuck! haha
I honestly think this book is useful for people with childless lives and who do not care or do not want to care about kids without feeling guilty about it. I guess everybody has their own opinion which is fine, but this is mine and idgaf if you disagree.
I have 1 daughter and one of the biggest struggles is getting some time alone with my husband. If everyone adhered to the suggestions given in this book, I would not have a break of having a friend of mine watching her for an hour because they do not "give a f ck" about taking care of other people's kids. I think it falls a little on the egotistic side of the argument, and honestly... if she had any kids, she would understand the struggle and how helpful it is to live with friends that can just watch her for the time of a disney movie, so mom and dad can reconnect without hurting their budgets and savings account as much.
Honestly she sounds like a person who has the comfort of having lots of money, which is a big limitation for most people I know, which can influence decision making most of the time.
But hey, if you have all the money to be comfortable, send nice gifts to people and not give a fuck about other people's lives then by all means, you do you.

But I guess I expected a little more from this one...

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  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,884
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,559

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is well worth listening too! Main points are.

  • By Ralph on 10-21-11

It is not your typical book, but so good.

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

So it is a very peculiar way of presenting his views, narrating many stories and occurrences that sometimes he is not the protagonist, but they all have a lesson tied to the topic under discussion. I will probably listen to it again.