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For the first time, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson opens up about his amazing comeback - from tragic personal loss to thriving businessman and cable’s highest-paid executive - in this unique self-help guide, his first since his blockbuster New York Times best seller The 50th Law.

In his early 20s, Curtis Jackson, known as 50 Cent, rose to the heights of fame and power in the cutthroat music business. A decade ago, the multi-platinum selling rap artist decided to pivot. His ability to adapt to change was demonstrated when he became the executive producer and star of Power, a high-octane, gripping crime drama centered around a drug kingpin's family. The series quickly became "appointment" television, leading to Jackson inking a four-year, $150 million contract with the Starz network - the most lucrative deal in premium cable history. 

Now, in his most personal audiobook, Jackson shakes up the self-help category with his unique, cutting-edge lessons and hard-earned advice on embracing change. Where The 50th Law tells listeners, "Fear nothing and you shall succeed", Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter builds on this message, combining it with Jackson's street smarts and hard-learned corporate savvy to help listeners successfully achieve their own comeback - and to learn to flow with the changes that disrupt their own lives.

©2020 Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (P)2020 HarperAudio

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The King of PETTY to Coach of the Chess team

I never cared too much for 50 cent. I've also never bought or listened to any of his albums. I found him to be in conflict with people far too often and I considered him to be petty and low-level functioning. Why get in the ring when you own the stadium? It didn't make sense to me. It's one thing to be in conflict earlier on in your career but at this point?... For what and why? I just so happened to be reading the 50th Law when he dropped his new book I wasn't sure if the genius behind the 50th law was truly Robert Greene with Curtis as the billboard or if it was actually a partnership. When I got the notification for his new book, I purchased it immediately.

Never would I have ever thought all of his conflict were ALL purposeful and calculated. I was shocked to know he connected the dots enough to create such strategic moves. A lot of his principles are things I do. 'How I play my hand' if you will. The duality to him is interesting because it's something we all deal with on some level. Curtis, the business man, head coach of the chess team, mogul and business man wrote this book. It was refreshing and highly worth the read for anyone who is in need of strengthening their mindset and needing assistance in getting put on to the rules to handling business wither entrepreneurial or corporate. You can hear the vulnerability and pain speaking of certain situations in his life - his first born son and his son's mother.

My hope is to see him come full circle in stepping into the full power he has acquired in business within his broken personal relationships. It would be a true demonstration of actualizing acquired knowledge only time can tell. Anywho... there is a lot of truth and tools on this man's tool belt and it would be nice to see more of this side of Curtis. I look forward to his next projects... Lord knows I can't wait for Power Book II !! WHEW!!

The one thing I loved most about this book, is it exemplifies a personal belief of mine which is 'Nothing is ever wasted'. Everything you go through.. every trial, error, triumph or defeat all serve a purpose for you to learn from. Those gems you gain from the experiences will be useful to you somewhere down the line. Curtis is living proof! He applied his street smarts to the boardroom and he's winning. Kudos to more win, greater success and for filling meaningful relationships. Much respect!

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One of the best BOOKS IN 2020

So many jewels in this book it's crazy!!! This aint the IG 50 trolling people. This the 44 year old Curtis, that pays tons of respect to the veterans of the game Diddy, Hov, and Dre. He admits his flaws, which shows tremendous growth. Going back for a second listen!!

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Perform every action like your life depends on it

Listened to this on 2X speed to see how fast I could hustle my way to end.

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Several stories and concepts that are practical and useful to non-celebrities.

Good suggestions on strategic planning.

A definitive guide on how to never become complacent.

50 has the same amount of hours in a day as the rest of them; however he hustles non-stop in order to accomplish his goals and isn’t afraid of failure.

Story is prime example that effort prevails over talent and IQ every time.

Thanks Curtis for sharing your story with the world as a lab experiment.

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Kind of slow and repetitive at certain points but 50’s enthusiasm is able to move the narrative along.

OVERALL: I highly recommend this book at faster listening speeds.


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So MANY GEMS IN THIS BOOK

50 taught me so much in this book and to think I named my son Marquise after his son and they both just alike. Disrespectful as hell but like 50 I still want to see him WIN. This book has so many lessons in it that I’m about to start it over and start writing them down to learn them. Very powerful

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Fantastic Fiddy, well done!

50 did it again!!! Another hit (in print this time). Maintains the reader's interest throughout. Recommended reading for sure inspiration.

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“50 cent”, all grown up before our eyes !

An enjoyable listen from someone who didn’t have any expectations to live this long and who has earned everything through his own straight up hustle and hard work. A combination of self reflection, wisdom and a no nonsense player, even at this age!

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#1 Best Seller

From front to back I loved every word. I love the indepth look into his life he gives us. Being from Queens as well and growing up recoding music videos with my friends to 50 is the future acting like we were G-Unit, and now being at the age where I'd rather stay home with the family on my bday this book left me relating to him on so many levels.....
Chapter 4 was my favorite Chaptet but 8 touched my soul. Only the real can relate.
This is a must read for every fan, thanks Fif.

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Wow

A look into Curtis Jackson AKA 50cent life through the rise and fall. This book will really change your perception of life. He is truly a guy that I have always looked up to. After this book I have become an even bigger fan and will continue to support him. Wow this book will blow your mind. Thank you 50 for keeping it real.

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Dropping gems

I love this book...he articulates everything so well on life lessons.he help give me a few pointers when I enter boardrooms as well.

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Captivating conceptualization of life

I found that the story critically thought about everyday life experiences and gave measurable, attainable and reasonable ways of achieving insight and latitude. It was relatable and detailed with many attributes of sophisticated history one wouldn't otherwise be exposed . The only critique would be the pronunciation of words were sometimes skewed and there were a few too many references to those that didn't welcome his constructive criticism.

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  • 06-08-20

A bit predictable

Someone who's done well tells us how it was all because of everything he did. I took one good thing from this book which I will remember, if you've put the work in and you know your stuff, make sure your hand is up when you've got the chance. That resonated with me, there are a lot of talented and skillful people who fade into the background because they don't have their hand up.

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  • Robert
  • 05-18-20

50 gets real. No trolling, just honest advice.

This was a fantastic book. I absolutely loved it. I've always been inspired by 50 Cent and I've been a little annoyed that he's usually such a troll on social media. I understand what he's doing, but I also know that he's a lot smarter than he allows people to perceive him as. I was hoping that he would one day share more of his wisdom and experience. This book was exactly what I have been waiting for. Absolute gold from start to finish. I'm so glad he did this. 5/5

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-21-20

50 had to narrate this book !! And smashed it

Listened to the Jay Shetty podcast and thought I’m getting audible to hear this book for sure

It is well written and well spoken !!
Defo recommend giving it a listen.
There’s some tough realities to face once you soak it in but some funny moments too !!
Great references and insights into his world.

Finished it quicker than I expected and would listen to it again !!

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  • Ethan Frosdick
  • 11-25-20

Respect for 50

After being a huge fan as a boy and then I kind of dipped away from him because of his antics on social media, this book made me realise what a geezer this guy still is. Loved this book, he kept it real

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  • Mohammed S.
  • 05-06-21

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My first audiobook. Highly recommend. Light the fire back inside me to be a better me.

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  • 11-14-20

amazing

there so much to learn from this man, hope to be his triend one day

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  • 09-25-20

There is nothing to dislike about this book.

There is nothing to dislike about this book. It is testament to perseverance, vision and drive....

I looked up his wealth yesterday (not that it really mattered, I was just curious), he isn’t the wealthiest by a long stretch, HOWEVER, it sounds like he has created more wealth than the richest hip hop artist/mogul on that list....

He has dedicated the most precious of commodities to people, Time and Experience, I really do admire him for that.

I have a list of people that I’d like to have as dinner guests at my home Penton Park, (obviously when Covid has subsided somewhat), and he is most definitely on the invite list. - as per the book, I don’t want anything from you, just your thoughts.

Fantastic book.

Guy.

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  • dgrant_jr
  • 05-31-20

will take you by surprise

Great insight into Curtis Jackson, his life, motivation, business acumen.
wasn't what I was expecting, came away very impressed and with a new found respect

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-27-20

Amazing listen

Totally changed my perspective of 50 cent. Hope another book follows sooner rather than later

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  • Vena O.
  • 03-30-22

Wow!... Absolutely brilliant

My friend recommended this book... truth be told, I was reluctant to read at first... I thought a book by 50cent would not be something I'd like at all... I thought it would lack substance... I was wrongggg...
This book made me chuckle, laugh, angry with myself at times, then inspired and motivated.... it had it all for me...
Very inspirational...and more importantly, has got very practical tips here and there...
10 over 10 for me...

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  • 12-31-20

Surprisingly great!

As a person who’s not into gangbanger music, this has changed my mind on who, & how this music is merely a tool to get from A to B.

Curtis is humble, funny, driven & what I like best, he always has a PLAN!

Listening to this, I couldn’t believe just how many parallels & similar issues we faced (while I haven’t been shot 9 times, after a cycling accident & given a 97% chance of never walking again due to broken back in 9 places, broken pelvis & hips etc).

What I got is that we share a similar spirit cause when the world knocks us down we both have the attitude of “is that the best you’ve got?!?”

Having this spirit, a great work ethic, & an entrepreneurial nature allows you to create your lifestyle, just like Curtis has.

Inspirational with many excellent life lessons throughout.

I’m now looking forward to listening & reading his other books.

Cheers

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-05-20

Curtis ‘made man’ Jackson

Great audio book in keeping up to today’s 2020 perspective on Curtis point of view in his own words. Lesson he had learnt and looking back at the growth in his life. Bulletproof

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  • Daniel Younan
  • 11-01-20

Humble

For any business owners or anybody looking for personal development.
Great book by a great person.
Well done fifty and thank you

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  • Kris Stewart
  • 09-22-20

WOW!

I honestly had no idea of Curtis's REAL success. I love that there is huge lessons in this but they come from his own life stories which makes him more relatable. He is very open and honest which was surprising but very refreshing. Will recommend this to my team as a reminder that it's the size of your fight that gets you ahead. Be hungry and fight for it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-30-20

Humbling and motivational!

Loved this book! It’s has shed a whole new light on someone I have already looked up to! For me 50 was always my motivation to get shit done! Now after this book of his thoughts and who he is I also use him for motivation for compassion and empathy as well as motivation to get my life where I want it to be! Highly recommend this book to all! It will surprise you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-18-22

Worth the read!

Great insight into the mind of one of the worlds best musicians, TV producers etc. Inspiring to say the least. Let’s hustle!

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  • Lance
  • 06-14-22

I thoroughly enjoyed this quality book!

I really enjoyed this book.
When I was young, you helped satisfy my internal fire with your gangsta beats, thanks 50...
Now I'm a man, you've helped encourage me with your self improvement tips, thanks Curtis..
Great read!

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  • Robert
  • 06-13-22

Best how to business book on the market

This book presents real life practical advice for everyone. Such clear and battle tested strategies that really assist the listener in formulating strategy, feeling capable and distilling focus. to my mind, the greatest how to business book I've read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-27-22

Such a good story

50 cent is inspirational in every sense of the word, listening to his mindset was amazing

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-27-22

Curtis Jackson is dangerously underrated

I've grown up with 50Cent as a role model, people always thought it was ridiculous and made fun of it.
If you don't understand how intelligent and wily Curtis has been to get from where he was to where he is today this is the place to learn.
he offers great advice and an insight into what makes him tick. He has a unique experience and approach and is forever learning. This cemented him as a top 5 role model for me