• 8 Attributes of Great Achievers, Vol. 2

  • By: Cameron C. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Benjamin Fife
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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By: Cameron C. Taylor
Narrated by: Benjamin Fife
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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook is filled with inspiring stories from the lives of great achievers past and present. You will learn: 

  • How to act with courage as did Irena Sendler as she saved thousands of children during World War II. 
  • The six love languages of business and life. 
  • How to apply in your life the formula legendary coach John Wooden used to create 10 national championship teams in 12 years. 
  • The dangers of vain optimism. 
  • How Neef Grigg invented the tater tot and built a frozen-food empire. 
  • Lessons learned from Roger Bannister as he became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes. 
  • How to be filled with the joy of gratitude. 
  • The eight motives of a humble leader. 
  • Inspiring stories of servant leadership from the life of George Washington. 
  • The power of innovation and the inspiring story of Philo T. Farnsworth and the invention of the television. 
  • How to find and fulfill your life mission.
©2018 Cameron C. Taylor (P)2019 Cameron C. Taylor

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Great Inspirational Self Help Book

This book is great a chapter/attribute at a time! Each of the attributes are shown from real people in history and more present times and I really appreciated the insight given around them. Many stories jumped out and were very memorable for me- like Irena Sendler's with her saving thousands of children during World War II and the amount of courage she had and I would add strength as well. Really a great read and the narration was well done.

—I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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enjoyable self-improvement book

This self-improvement book does a great job taking the stories of great achievers and sharing them in such a way that leads the reader to their own conclusions about how to become such an achiever. With hard work, good networking skills, and treating their fellow man with respect and admiration- these traits become obtainable.

The stories shared in this audio book provide hope for a better future without negating the effort it takes. Cameron C. Taylor advocates for working smart instead of working hard by cultivating these traits that enable regular men and women to become something greater than they are. While this book is not much more than stories- each story has been carefully chosen to illustrate the chosen point in an easy to understand and enjoyable way.

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Learning from the Greats

I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

Cameron C. Taylor writes 8 Attributes of Great Achievers, which is the second volume in his Great Achievers series. This book covers many positive traits of leaders and achievers. The content doesn't fill particularly fresh, but it provides a good reminder in a concise format. Benjamin Fife narrates this work, and he gives a compelling performance.

In each chapter, Taylor shares an attribute that will help you become a great achiever. He argues the value of each attribute with character studies of prominent figures, personal examples and opportunities for self-examination. The stories and anecdotes from famous individuals are particularly engaging, and their quotes are peppered throughout the book. Examples include Viktor E. Frankl, Christopher Columbus, John Wooden and James Stockdale. Most of the content is not unique to this book, as it can be learned in basic historical textbooks. Nonetheless, Taylor combines the information in a way that clearly shows the value of each attribute.

Benjamin Fife is an expressive narrator, which makes him a great choice for this book. His narration is clear and precise, and he adds the right amount of emotion to keep things interesting. There were a couple times in this book where the recording would stop or catch, but it didn't detract very much from the overall experience. This content has the potential to sound monotonous and flat, but Fife does a fine job keeping it engaging throughout the three hour and 51 minute run time.

8 Attributes of Great Achievers, Vol. 2 is interesting and inspiring. All eight attributes are positive traits, and Taylor includes enough facts and references to give credibility to each. Some of the chapters seem like a review of common knowledge. Although, when taken as a whole, this book can help motivate one to better themselves. Fife brings the concepts together in a unique way with his solid narration. If you enjoy self-help or historical books, you will likely enjoy this title.

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a great and inspiring listen

I usually don't read this kind of books, but I have to admit that I was inspired by it, and I'm sure I'll read it again in the future.
I received this audiobook at my request and I voluntarily wrote a review.

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great inspiration on how to become great

i liked this one so much i went back and purchased vol 1. i received vol 2 free of charge for an honest review.

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A great list of defined and exampled principles

This is a great followup to the first book with well defined and emulateable characteristics to bless your life. Definitely worth the listen!

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Uplifting!

This is one of the most inspirational, uplifting books I've read in a long time. It reads like a motivational speech that gives you steps and ideas to help you to build a more productive and fulfilling life. His advice is simple, but takes motivation to put into action. With each character attribute that will lead to greater achievement, he shares a vignette featuring wisdom from some of the most positive and productive people through history. Some were so enlightening that I had to read them twice. It is presented in clear, concise language in terms that are straightforward and understandable. If you should need a reminder of your purpose in life, I recommend that you page through this book, taking in the words and insights of some of the men and women whose character shines. The narration is expertly done by Benjamin Fife.

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Great Read

8 Attribute’s of Great Achievers, Volume Two was a great read by Cameron C. Taylor. This book has many great and inspiring stories from some great achievers. These people are part of the past and present. I really enjoyed reading these books and I can’t wait to read more in this series.

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Great read or listen!

This is a great book for busy people. The stories are short and impactful. It is fun and inspirational.

The narrator did a great job. I really liked the light and entertaining way he interpreted the stories. Good read or listen!

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Great content. Very relatable.

I enjoyed the book very much and related well to the stories. I enjoyed volume 1 more but this was still worth the listen to.

I had a rough time with the narrator. No offense but had a hard time paying attention at first to the content and not his unique voice.

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The Humble Leader

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This is the second part of "8 Attributes of Great Achievers", hence the book concentrates on attributes 9 to 16. (Which can be sometimes a bit confusing, as far as the numbers of chapters go.)
Apart from looking at the important characteristics of a good leader, each chapter offers quotes and examples of those who made it and lived to enjoy the success of their inventions or ideas.

We learn of Christopher Columbus' never ending determination to sail west, even when his crew had a reached a point where they were prepared to kill him, and the ideas of the man behind Walmart.
There's the life of George Washington to inspire you and the man who "refined" television (as Farnsworth didn't invent it, but was the first to transmit an electric signal).
We learn of the importance of "Thank You Notes" and why it's a good idea to keep a gratitute journal.

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Benjamin Fife is a very good narrator. His pleasant voice kept me hooked, which isn't generally the case for me as far as non-fiction books are concerned.

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I always treat non-fiction books with a certain kind of scepticism, there's just too much stuff out there which makes your skin crawl.
8 Attributes of Great Achievers was really a pleasant surprise.
Well structured and with interesting biographies throughout, the author offers good ideas and explaines why the certain attribute is so important in a plausible manner.
The narration is excellent and I really hope, there will be a third part, I for one am looking forward to it.