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Riley Jensen

Salt Lake City, UT
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  • Getting to Us

  • How Great Coaches Make Great Teams
  • By: Seth Davis
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

What makes a coach great? How do great coaches turn a collection of individuals into a coherent “us”? Seth Davis, one of the keenest minds in sports journalism, has been thinking about that question for 25 years. It’s one of the things that drove him to write the definitive biography of college basketball’s greatest coach, John Wooden, Wooden: A Coach’s Life. But John Wooden coached a long time ago. The world has changed, and coaching has, too, tremendously. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Couple of Bad Chapters

  • By dak979s on 08-14-18

Getting to Us got to me.

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Reviewed: 03-21-19

Read this book. You won’t regret it. There are a bunch of lessons from all of these coaches.

Daring Greatly
    How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
    
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    Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    1,285 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Daring Greatly

  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Love Brené Brown, do not love this reader.

  • By Patricia on 11-21-17
  • Daring Greatly
  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Karen White

Fantastic

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Reviewed: 02-04-18

I would recommend this book to anyone. The concepts of guilt and shame our complex, yet Brittnay Brown is able to put them in a format that is not only educational but enjoyable to read.

  • Above the Line

  • Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season
  • By: Urban Meyer, Wayne Coffey
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944

Pulling back the curtain on the high-profile, high-pressure world he operates in, Urban Meyer offers listeners a groundbreaking game plan for creating a culture of success that engages and inspires the people around them - the very game plan he followed every day in the Buckeyes' historic 2014 season.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for any coach at any level

  • By John Hirsch on 03-14-16

Great book!

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Reviewed: 12-26-17

I love the combo of sport Psychology with coaching. This was a powerful book! Highly recommend.

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,099

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

Impactful

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Reviewed: 11-21-17

Grateful to Mel Robbins for writing this book. It has impacted me and my family for good. Can’t wait did the future! _—Riley

  • The Power of Positive Leadership

  • How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World
  • By: Jon Gordon
  • Narrated by: Jon Gordon
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 556

We are not positive because life is easy. We are positive because life can be hard. As a leader, you will face numerous obstacles, negativity, and tests. There will be times when it seems as if everything in the world is conspiring against you and your vision seems more like a fantasy than a reality. That's why positive leadership is essential! Positive leadership is not about fake positivity. It is the real stuff that makes great leaders great.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always positive

  • By Will on 08-21-17

Jon Gordon does it again...

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Reviewed: 05-27-17

Another fantastic book by Jon Gordon. Live his insights into positivity and leadership are second to none.

  • Legacy

  • By: James Kerr
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793

The All Blacks are the world's most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years. What is the secret of their success? And what can we - as individuals, companies and teams - learn from them? The All Blacks are the world's most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75% of their international matches over the last 100 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Jevon Bowman on 04-15-19

Excellent excellent excellent.

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Reviewed: 03-23-17

So many good anecdotes in this book. A most read for all. Highly recommend this book.

  • Switch

  • How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
  • By: Dan Heath, Chip Heath
  • Narrated by: Charles Kahlenberg
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,052

In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even Better Than Made to Stick

  • By Jeremy on 02-24-10

Decent Book

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Reviewed: 02-15-17

I felt like this book was good. It touched on a lot of important concepts, however, I felt that it was a little bit scattered.

  • Failing Forward

  • By: John C. Maxwell
  • Narrated by: John C. Maxwell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300

It seems that some people are born to achieve anything they want. Some would say they are lucky, are blessed, or have the Midas touch. But what truly is the reason for their success? New York Times best selling author John C. Maxwell has the answer: The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life-changing perspective

  • By Francine on 03-12-04

Great book

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Reviewed: 01-25-17

This book was just a little bit fragmented in spots, however, there were some great principles that were definitely applicable. I would recommend this book to anyone.

  • 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 53,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,661

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

Great book.

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Reviewed: 06-15-16

This book has caused me to completely re-analyze my own habits. I'm excited to change the bad and keep the good.

  • Mere Christianity

  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 6,566
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    5 out of 5 stars 5,735
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    5 out of 5 stars 5,695

One of the most popular and beloved introductions to the concept of faith ever written, Mere Christianity has sold millions of copies worldwide. This audiobook brings together C. S. Lewis' legendary radio broadcasts during the war years, in which he set out simply to "explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful. life-changing. eye-opening.

  • By Anna Marie B. Oakes on 06-02-15

All time

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Reviewed: 06-03-16

Because of this book, I have already been inspired to do better and to be better. The insights of this book are game changers for me. I am at peace with the past, happy with the present, and enthused about the future because of this book.