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  • The Brave Athlete

  • Calm the F--k Down and Rise to the Occasion
  • By: Simon Marshall PhD, Lesley Paterson
  • Narrated by: Simon Marshall, Lesley Paterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 242

The Brave Athlete solves the 13 most common mental conundrums athletes face in their everyday training and in races. You don't have one brain - you have three; your ancient Chimp brain that keeps you alive, your modern Professor brain that navigates the civilized world, and your Computer brain that accesses your memories and runs your habits (good and bad). They fight for control all the time and that's when bad things happen. What if you could stop the thoughts and feelings you don't want? You can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • F-ing good book

  • By Soren G. Brockdorf on 05-24-18

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

Love this book, great insights presented in a usable clear cut manner. Will def use it as a crossfit and fight coach. Will buy paper version so i can bookmark and highlight the great sections! Highly recommended for both coaches and athletes in performance sports. (Pssst: life is a performance sport too)

  • Unstoppable

  • My Life So Far
  • By: Maria Sharapova
  • Narrated by: Maria Sharapova
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

In 2004, in a stunning upset against the two-time defending champion Serena Williams, 17-year-old Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon, becoming an overnight sensation. Out of virtual anonymity, she launched herself onto the international stage. "Maria Mania" was born. Sharapova became a name and face recognizable worldwide. Her success would last: she went on to hold the number-one WTA ranking multiple times, to win four more Grand Slam tournaments, and to become one of the highest-grossing female athletes in the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unstoppable - But at what cost?

  • By VFMAGator on 03-16-18

Loved it!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

Wow. I loved this book. Always been a tennis fan but this story read by Maria herself even made me start to play tennis myself. As an athlete who trains and teaches fulltime, that’s quite a feat. Thank you for this book/listen. 5 starts from me and def will recommend it to my athlete and coaching friends.

  • Why Buddhism Is True

  • The Science and Philosophy of Enlightenment
  • By: Robert Wright
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,096
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,057

From one of America's greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. In Why Buddhism Is True, Wright leads listeners on a journey through psychology, philosophy, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than a beginner's guide...

  • By Rugger Burke on 09-12-17

Great book!

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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: 10-16-17

Loved the book, it’s a bit long but very good. I like how the writer really ties Buddhism into everyday life.

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  • How to Get People Lining Up to Do Business with You
  • By: Daniel Priestley
  • Narrated by: Roger Davis, Daniel Priestley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Don't fight for customers; let them fight over you! Have you ever queued for a restaurant? Preordered something months in advance? Fought for tickets that sell out in a day? Had a hairdresser with a six-month waiting list? There are people who don't chase clients; clients chase them. In a world of endless choices, why does this happen? Why do people queue up? Why do they pay more? Why will they book months in advance? Why are these people and products in such high demand?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is full of insights, strategies and substance!

  • By Sally on 07-13-17

Good book!

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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: 09-15-16

I have to say that there are some golden nuggets in this book. I love the practicality of the ideas discussed. The last chapter was not very interesting for me because I don't have and will not in the near future, form a team.

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  • The Like Switch

  • An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over
  • By: Jack Schafer PhD, Ph.D. Marvin Karlins Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,045

The Like Switch is packed with all the tools you need for turning strangers into friends, whether you are on a sales call, a first date, or a job interview. As a Special Agent for the FBI's National Security Division's Behavioral Analysis Program, Dr. Jack Schafer developed dynamic and breakthrough strategies for profiling terrorists and detecting deception. Now, Dr. Schafer has evolved his proven-on-the-battlefield tactics for the day-to-day, but no less critical battle of getting people to like you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

  • By Billy G. Gruff on 05-14-16

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 08-15-16

Loved the book! Wasn't really that interested in the personal relationship part because I primarily read it to get insights into business relationships.
Love the technique breakdowns and realized that I use many of them naturally, as a people-person πŸ‘πŸΌ

  • Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money

  • By: Pat Flynn
  • Narrated by: Pat Flynn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820

Stop rushing into businesses born from half-baked ideas, misguided theories, and other forms of self-delusion. A lack of proper validation kills more businesses than anything else. As Joel Barker says, "Speed is only useful if you're running in the right direction." Will It Fly? will help you make sure you are clear for takeoff.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's an amazing book

  • By Otto on 03-26-16

Best audiobook so far!

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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: 07-07-16

Awesome book! Great tips and strategies, great work Pat. Thank you for this, will def check out your blog + podcast(s)...

Best wishes,
Renato from the Netherlands

  • Meaningful

  • The Story of Ideas That Fly
  • By: Bernadette Jiwa
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Jiwa
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

Our new digital landscape has spawned an entrepreneurial culture and the belief that anyone with a laptop and an Internet connection has the power to change the world - to create an idea that flies. But for every groundbreaking business that started this way, a thousand others have stalled or failed. Why? What's the secret to success? What do Khan Academy, the GoPro camera, the Dyson vacuum cleaner, and Kickstarter have in common?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice one!

  • By Renato on 06-27-16

Nice one!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-16

I love how the author lifts up the idea or concept of making the product or service meaningful and reverse engineering towards that goal. Of course we know this but the cases and insight did add new depth to the concept.

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  • The Membership Economy

  • Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue
  • By: Robbie Kellman Baxter
  • Narrated by: Tom Pile
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 147

If you've ever used ZipCar, Amazon Prime, Spotify, NetFlix, Groupon, Weight Watchers, SurveyMonkey, United Mileage Plus, Pinterest, or Twitter, you are part of The Membership Economy, an increasingly popular model that author Robbie Kellman Baxter sees as the inevitable result of technological advancements, social trends, and a generation in transition. The Membership Economy argues that we are now moving away from ownership, but we still want the benefits that come with access.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Relevant, but without an "a-ha" moment

  • By Nagy Barnabás on 05-13-16

Love it!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-16

Great book. I am already quite familiar with the ME, I own and run a CrossFit box. But I learned new insights and points of view. Currently in the pre phase of an online community/educational startup so also inspiring and helpful. Will def listen to it again many times as I get closer and after launch.

I did have to get used to the speaker/reader, his voice is not very... exciting 😁 but you grow on him 😬

Renato - the Netherlands

  • The Art of Learning

  • An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
  • By: Josh Waitzkin
  • Narrated by: Josh Waitzkin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,922

The Art of Learning takes listeners through Waitzkin's unique journey to excellence. He explains in clear detail how a well-thought-out, principled approach to learning is what separates success from failure. Waitzkin believes that achievement, even at the championship level, is a function of a lifestyle that fuels a creative, resilient growth process.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good overview with interesting backdrop

  • By James on 06-15-14

Good book about Josh's life perfomances

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-16

The story revolves around the author's extraordinary chess and tai chi career. If you are looking for actual hands-on usable information that you can really apply in your everyday life, don't expect too much. But I liked the book a lot, but as a former chess child sensation in my own country and lifelong martial arts athlete I'm biased... good inspirational read! πŸ‘πŸΌ

  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,799
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,886
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25,878

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen to book- It's the perfect biz memoir

  • By Brock on 06-02-16

Amazing ride

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

Reviewed: 05-21-16

A great audiobook, and an inspiring story about the founder of one of the most iconic brands in history, NIKE.