How Successful People Think

Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
Narrated by: Chris Sorenson
Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,183 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Gather successful people from all walks of life - what would they have in common? The way they think! Now you can think as they do and revolutionize your work and life! 

A Wall Street Journal best seller, How Successful People Think is the perfect, compact listen for today's fast-paced world. America's leadership expert John C. Maxwell will teach you how to be more creative and when to question popular thinking. You'll learn how to capture the big picture while focusing your thinking. You'll find out how to tap into your creative potential, develop shared ideas, and derive lessons from the past to better understand the future. With these 11 keys to more effective thinking, you'll clearly see the path to personal success.

The 11 keys to successful thinking include:

  • Big-picture thinking - seeing the world beyond your own needs and how that leads to great ideas
  • Focused thinking - removing mental clutter and distractions to realize your full potential
  • Creative thinking - thinking in unique ways and making breakthroughs
  • Shared thinking - working with others to compound results
  • Reflective thinking - looking at the past to gain a better understanding of the future. 
©2009 John C. Maxwell (P)2009 Hachette Audio

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Practical

It gives clear guidelines and directions in our way of our thinking to gain full benefit of God's gift to us.

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Classic Kickstart to Think for Success

John Maxwell details for you how to learn to adjust your thinking and the ways that you think to be more successful. It is a great way to get your mindset adjusted to be more effective and more productive.

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Loved it definitely prepared enough to be a better thinker and apply everyday principals of thinking to my life

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Who cannot learn from John Maxwell?

John Maxwell is the master at showing us how we can our interactions with others, as well as how we can change our lives for the better. I highly recommend this book.

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Thought Provoking!

Where does How Successful People Think rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

This is an excellent listen book. I will need to listen to it a few more times to capture all the different thinking styles presented.

What was one of the most memorable moments of How Successful People Think?

Being able to reconized the different styles of thinking and when to use them

Which scene was your favorite?

Reflective Thinking

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No it is best to absorb it in one or two thinking styles

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Good content, but narration is a little too slow.

John Maxwell is always an informative or insightful read. However, the narrator's slow pace and long pauses between sentences and topics (true to Maxwell formatting) is, unfortunately, quite distracting. If you are a Maxwellian, like myself, you may find it better and more digestible to read this book in its paper format. The content of the book is certainly good and Maxwell provides some excellent advice on how to intentionally and thoroughly think about any topic, creatively or analytically. Overall, the book is worth adding to the collection, but I would recommend a physical copy over this audio version.

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great read

it shed a lot of light or out into perspective some ways in which I was going wrong with my thinking. was very helpful

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Thinking through your success

This book is like the textbook for learning how to think beyond what you know, feel, and understand. It is what is need for those of us who want to be a success in any area

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starts slow, finishes strong

this was a great book for anyone trying to elevate in life, especially in business.

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easy and straight to the point

If you could sum up How Successful People Think in three words, what would they be?

nice and simple methods easy to listen and understand

What did you like best about this story?

about the knowing your character not the technique

What does Chris Sorenson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the energy

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

efficient habits

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  • Shaun
  • 07-09-18

Amazing book

This is an amazing book, allowing its reader to think differently. Everybody SHOULD read this book.

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  • Jason
  • 09-16-16

Good stuff.

Some good info here. Makes a lot of sense. Nicely narrated and logically set out chapters.