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  • The Talent Code

  • Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Anything
  • By: Daniel Coyle
  • Narrated by: John Farrell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,513

New research has revealed that myelin, once considered an inert form of insulation for brain cells, may be the holy grail of acquiring skill. Journalist Daniel Coyle spent years investigating talent hotbeds, interviewing world-class practitioners (top soccer players, violinists, fighter, pilots, artists, and bank robbers) and neuroscientists. In clear, accessible language, he presents a solid strategy for skill acquisition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The five things that stuck out to me in the "The Talent Code"

  • By Jason on 09-15-16
  • The Talent Code
  • Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Anything
  • By: Daniel Coyle
  • Narrated by: John Farrell

Talent Code

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

Book does a nice job of highlighting the optimal state for developing skills and improving efficiently. I’m looking to apply these concepts to learning and retaining information for selling in the healthcare world.

  • Finish

  • Give Yourself the Gift of Done
  • By: Jon Acuff
  • Narrated by: Jon Acuff
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,121
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,869

Acuff knows the reason why many writers' novels go unfinished - it's the same reason why gyms are filled in the first week of January and empty by the end of the month and why people stop learning a new language once they get past the easy parts. It's not just that people lose momentum or get distracted. People give up on projects when they fail to live up to their own high expectations and decide that if they can't do something perfectly, they won't do it at all. If you're going to finish, you have to kill perfectionism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do yourself a favor and read this book

  • By Anonymous User on 10-10-17

Developing Finish

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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: 01-28-19

This book clearly identifies the most important pitfalls of our journey to “finish:”

-fear of failure
-perfectionism
-history of overvaluing getting started

I enjoyed the honesty of the book as it encourages deliberate consideration of making space spiritually for accomplishing goals with new parameters for success.

  • The 12 Week Year

  • Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months
  • By: Brian P. Moran, Michael Lennington
  • Narrated by: Tom Pile
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,899

Most organizations and individuals work in the context of annual goals and plans; a 12-month execution cycle. Instead, The 12 Week Year avoids the pitfalls and low productivity of annualized thinking. This book redefines your "year" to be 12 weeks long. In 12 weeks, there just isn't enough time to get complacent, and urgency increases and intensifies. The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not enough meat.

  • By Steven on 12-27-15

12 Week Year

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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: 11-06-18

Loved the idea of turning a vision to reality through specific action with a grading system.

Have incorporated this into my business planning and been able to maximize my productivity.

  • The Dichotomy of Leadership

  • Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,111
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,631
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,596

Every leader must be ready and willing to take charge, to make hard, crucial calls for the good of the team and the mission. Something much more difficult to understand is that in order to be a good leader, one must also be a good follower. This is a dichotomy - a Dichotomy of Leadership. It is, as authors Jocko Willink and Leif Babin explained in their best-selling first audiobook, Extreme Ownership, “Simple, Not Easy”.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good follow-up but uneccesary

  • By Louis Macareo on 11-16-18

An all cost explanation of how to win

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Book rather masterfully uses war scenarios with life and death consequences to detail the importance of effective and winning leadership. The narratives offers clarity on the notion of “extreme ownership” and its shortcomings when not properly balanced with proper perspective in a team setting.

  • The TB12 Method

  • How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance
  • By: Tom Brady
  • Narrated by: Tom Brady, Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 867
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 763

The first book by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady - the five-time Super Bowl champion who is still reaching unimaginable heights of excellence at 39 years old - a deeply practical "athlete's bible" that reveals Brady's revolutionary approach to sustained peak performance for athletes of all kinds and all ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PDF location read below

  • By musicislife on 01-09-18

TB12 Method

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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: 07-26-18

Tom Brady unlocks practicality to the world of sports performance and longevity. He details his day to day approach to mental and physical well-being while promoting his TB12 brand.

  • The Untethered Soul

  • The Journey Beyond Yourself
  • By: Michael A. Singer
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,281

Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By Lea Zimmerman on 12-16-11

Self Exploration at its finest

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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: 05-12-18

Loved the approach to the many essences of self awareness and appreciation. Singer masterfully awakens the inner truth of understanding who am I and challenges the notion of past, present, and future at the same time.

  • Getting Things Done

  • The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
  • By: David Allen
  • Narrated by: David Allen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,064
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,522

David Allen reads an all-new edition of his popular self-help classic for managing work-life balance in the 21st century - now updated for the new challenges facing individuals and organizations in today's rapidly changing world. Since it was first published more than 15 years ago, David Allen's Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era and the ultimate book on personal organization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worthy Upgrade - Worth Your Time

  • By BillLampert on 03-07-16

GTD encourages growth

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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: 04-24-18

Mind like water is a helluva a concept for the world we live in... book encourages us to task wholeheartedly or not at all. I found the book straightforward and practical for anyone working with others or working to become something more than what they currently are.

  • Grit

  • The Power of Passion and Perseverance
  • By: Angela Duckworth
  • Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,753

In this must-listen book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and businesspeople - both seasoned and new - that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit". Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A 9 hour commencement address

  • By Grimjack on 05-13-18

Grit or Die

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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: 01-16-18

Duckworth masterfully lays out the rules and f engagement for confidentially predicting those who will versus those who will not.

Not only does she detail the individual perspective of grit, she details how to effectively build grit as a parent and in a Team dynamic. Enlightening research and inspiring testimony.

  • The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

  • By: Gucci Mane, Neil Martinez-Belkin
  • Narrated by: Guy Lockard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,988

For the first time, Gucci Mane tells his story in his own words. It is the captivating life of an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth. Gucci Mane began writing his memoir in a maximum-security federal prison. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive - a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past. Born in rural Bessemer, Alabama, Radric Delantic Davis became Gucci Mane in East Atlanta, where the rap scene is as vibrant as the dope game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Dee on 12-09-17

Guwop!

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

Gucci told his story in an authentic way that enlightens us on the triumphant journey of Gucci Mane in 2017... his work ethic is an inspiration and his transformation remarkable... footprint is entrenched in the music of the newer generation of artists.

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,865
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,602

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audiobook I Ever Listened To

  • By Sam Clear on 07-13-17

K Hart got Heart

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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: 11-09-17

Kevin Hart goes deep into his childhood, his vision, and his grind while exposing his vulnerabilities and shortcomings (no pun intended).

He tackles relationships and building his legacy as a man. It’s personal and passionate reflection of self that can inspire us all to be and do more with the gifts we have been given.