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How to Be Better at Almost Everything

Learn Anything Quickly, Stack Your Skills, Dominate
By: Pat Flynn
Narrated by: Pat Flynn
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
4 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

It's one of the biggest lies you've probably heard your entire life: Mastering one specific skill set is the key to success. That may have been true 20 years ago, but in today's global economy, being the best at a single thing just doesn't cut it anymore.

Think about those people who somehow manage to be amazing at everything they do - the multi-millionaire CEO with the bodybuilder physique or the rock star with legions of adoring fans. We all quietly envy them from time to time - how do they manage to be so much better at life?

It’s tempting to believe they've achieved greatness because they're the very best in their field... or think that maybe it's just dumb luck. But it's much more than that. They've defied traditional perceptions of success by acquiring and applying multiple skills to make themselves valuable to others. They’ve become generalists.

In How to Be Better at Almost Everything, best-selling author, fitness expert, entrepreneur, and professional business coach Pat Flynn shares the secrets to learning (almost) every skill, from marketing to music to martial arts to writing and relationships, teaching how to combine interests to achieve greatness in any field. His direct, “Generalist” approach to self-improvement gives you the tools you need to make your mark on the world and make buckets of money - without losing your soul.

Discover how to:

  • Learn any skill with only an hour of practice a day through repetition and resistance.
  • Package all your passions into a single toolkit for success with skill stacking
  • Turn those passions into paychecks by transforming yourself into a person of interest. 

In today’s fast-paced, constantly evolving world, it’s no longer good enough to have a single specialty. To really get ahead you need a diverse portfolio of hidden talents you can pull from your back pocket at a moment’s notice. How to Be Better at Almost Everything teaches you how to gain a competitive edge in both your professional life and personal life.

©2019 Brilliance Audio, Inc. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with BenBella Books.

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Short and to the point

Excellent book. Reads like a distillation of many self-help books I’ve read. Pat Flynn does a good job of laying out important good mindset and important life skills.

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  • 02-13-19

All you need for a fullfiled and productive life!

After reading a hundred best rated books about self-development and business, I have to say this one easily makes the top five. I will explain why in a second, but first, let me say that after listening to this audiobook, I am going to order a hardcover copy and give it a prime spot on my bookshelf.

Why did this book make me so excited?

1. Firstly, it offers a unique ideology for personal progress. Pat Flynn didn’t just rephrase knowledge from other books (which is quite a common practice nowadays), but he gave the world a whole new priceless point of view.

2. Secondly, the book gives you a well-thought blueprint for living a more fulfilled and more successful life. It’s gives you a complete framework and all the tools you need to create a better tomorrow for yourself and the people around you. All the thoughts and practices are connected and conveyed with a sense of clarity and completeness.

3. Thirdly, I immediately connected with the book because I am good at many things and has a hard time choosing what to focus on, which is exactly the premise of the book. If you, however, are a type that is extremely specialized at one thing, this book won’t probably make a lot of sense to you.

4. Last, but not least, Pat Flynn is an excellent narrator with a brisk sense of humor and a great deal of motivational urgency in his tone that makes you get up and act!

The funny thing is, I hadn't heard about Pat Flynn before reading this book. I mean this Pat Flynn. There is another Pat Flynn, equally famous, the guy behind Smart Passive Income blog, who, I thought, wrote this book. To my surprise, this author is another person with the same name, but also (unbelievably) with the same or better quality of material and delivery!

Respect! I became a big fan and heartfully recommend reading this book to anyone interested in getting ahead in their life.

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Not really “anything”

It’s really hyper focused on exercise. Not what I expectedd and it wasn’t worth the time.

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Concise, Witty, and Engaging!

This book is rather short, but is well-made. The author, a fitness entrepreneur demonstrates the importance of being a generalist first hand: he wrote and narrated the book. His reading is personable, it feels like he's sitting down next to you and just chatting - there is some Witty humor, random side commentary, and unexpected expressions not found in a typical audiobook. This may be off-putting to some, but not me. I thought the way this book was performed was brilliant.

As far as content is concerned, this book has practical advice, and lays a foundation with principles that are clearly defined and applicable. Throughout the book, you are reminded of these principles and they are... integrated—see what I did there?— into the practical examples and subsequent concepts.

A great purchase all-around, I'm very glad I snagged the pre-order.

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Way too much religion

Some good advice on personal development, especially in the beginning, but too many attempts at entertainment, and worse: increasing amounts of cross-selling Christianity.

At one point the author actually attributes life’s hardships to the devil and his demons. In others, he claims that faith in god is a requirement for leading a good life. Of course, he also defines god as “something greater” and completely unreachable so as to evade refuting by logical arguments - that he, quite inconsistently, otherwise advocates.

Mildly interesting read, but ultimately tiring, a bit too self centered and arrogant, not very intelligent, and ultimately not worth the time.

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worth memorizing

very educational. It has very good moral values. And I think everyone should give it at least one read because I'm going to read it or listen to it rather as often as possible shalom

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