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- The New Psychology of Success
- By: Carol Dweck
- Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
- Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work, and ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.
- By John on 09-08-15
An excellent guidebook for rebuilding perspective
This is a great book that defines the perhaps ubiquitous strategies we all use to deal with hardships and provides a way to reshape the manner in which we change how we respond to these hardships (and even successes for that matter). As I don't have kids, that section didn't resonate as much with me as the other parts of her book - but a great read nonetheless.
The Rise of Superman
- Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance
- By: Steven Kotler
- Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
- Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
In this groundbreaking audiobook, New York Times best-selling author Steven Kotler decodes the mystery of ultimate human performance. Drawing on over a decade of research and first-hand reporting with dozens of top action and adventure sports athletes like big wave legend Laird Hamilton, big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, Kotler explores the frontier science of “flow”, an optimal state of consciousness in which we perform and feel our best.
There is no way some of these reviews are real
- By Mike on 05-01-15
Not a very good practical guide
This book was an interesting introduction to the idea of flow. But the majority of the book is essentially stories of the multitude of impressive feats accomplished by extreme athletes. It's less so a practical guide (as much as a practical guide to reaching this state might be possible) to achieve flow - which really is more of what I was hoping for.
Nevertheless I will likely go over this book again and listen to select chapters.
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