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  • Broke Millennial

  • Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together
  • By: Erin Lowry
  • Narrated by: Erin Lowry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Stop living paycheck to paycheck and get your financial life together (#GYFLT)! If you're a cash-strapped 20- or 30-something, it's easy to get freaked out by finances. But you're not doomed to spend your life drowning in debt or mystified by money. It's time to stop scraping by and take control of your money and your life with this savvy and smart guide. Broke Millennial shows step by step how to go from flat broke to financial badass.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • helpful book

  • By Annette Dow on 10-12-18

Thank you, Erin!

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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: 05-08-18

This is the book I desperately needed to start getting my *it together. Detailed and specific without being boring. Offers lots of examples to help you interpret how you can approach your finances. Erin also infuses a healthy dose of goofiness to keep you awake and slightly less stressed out. I still haven’t gotten through all of it because I’m focusing on implementing the first 12 chapters!

  • Steal the Show

  • From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life
  • By: Michael Port
  • Narrated by: Michael Port
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 510

Every day there are moments when you must persuade, inform, and motivate others effectively. Each of those moments requires you, in some way, to play a role, to heighten the impact of your words, and to manage your emotions and nerves. Every interaction is a performance, whether you're speaking up in a meeting, pitching a client, or walking into a job interview.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • More self-absorbed than authentic

  • By Oliver Nielsen on 12-09-15
  • Steal the Show
  • From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life
  • By: Michael Port
  • Narrated by: Michael Port

Haven’t finished... really boring

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Maybe it’s because I have a background in acting, but this book doesn’t offer much more than what you can google and read in a magazine article. Lots of self-promotion by the author as well. I’m trying to get through this book, but it’s painful. He often misuses theories and ideas to promote his strategies.

  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,803

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive 21st-century economy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1.5x pace

  • By Derek on 05-17-16

Went too deep (lol)

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Some interesting ideas, but this book often sounds like an intellectual ramble. The author skips over practical applications to most lives and rather offers extreme solutions to everyday problems.

  • Style Bible

  • What to Wear to Work
  • By: Lauren A. Rothman
  • Narrated by: Lauren A. Rothman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

First impressions (and second ones!) count, whether you are an intern or a CEO. Lauren A. Rothman addresses an age-old dilemma: How to be appropriate and stylish in the workplace. Based on a decade of experience in the fashion industry, she addresses the basics of fashion and executive presence by offering advice, anecdotes, and style alerts that help listeners avoid major fashion faux pas at the office. Style Bible: What to Wear to Work is the must-have resource for the modern professional, male or female, climbing the ladder of success.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful for the Business World

  • By Jess on 05-08-18

Helpful for the Business World

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Some helpful tips, but mostly only applicable for business formal settings. I work in education and need more of a business casual approach. I was hoping it would have a bit more balance and specificity. However, I would totally buy and listen again. There are some nuggets of info that are really helpful.

  • Your Best Year Ever

  • A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals
  • By: Michael Hyatt
  • Narrated by: Michael Hyatt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700

We all want to live a life that matters. We all want to reach our full potential. But too often we find ourselves overwhelmed by the day-to-day. Our big goals get pushed to the back burner - and then, more often than not, they get forgotten. New York Times best-selling author Michael Hyatt wants listeners to know that it doesn't have to be this way. In fact, he thinks that this is the year listeners can finally close the gap between reality and their dreams.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Doesn’t make a good audio book (IMO)

  • By Dirk on 01-10-18

Great Approach for Setting Goals

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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: 05-08-18

A great step-by-step for setting and achieving goals. Summarizes great nuggets of information from the past while offering new information, strategies, and resources.

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  • The Vanishing American Adult

  • Our Coming-of-Age Crisis - and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance
  • By: Ben Sasse
  • Narrated by: Ben Sasse
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,244

In The Vanishing American Adult, Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse diagnoses the causes of a generation that can't grow up and offers a path for raising children to become active and engaged citizens. He identifies core formative experiences that all young people should pursue - hard work to appreciate the benefits of labor, travel to understand deprivation and want, the power of reading, the importance of nurturing your body - and explains how parents can encourage them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly non-partisan essay on being an American

  • By Anne on 07-06-17

Let's Respond

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

As a millennial, I feel like every other millennial should read and consider the questions and problems posed in this book. Although I disagree with many of Sasse's political positions, he really does a great job of pointing out some of the stark differences between the old and new generations. There's so much left unsaid and unanswered that needs to be discussed.