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Are You Ready to Raise a Ruckus?

You're probably good at your job, maybe even great. But secretly, do you yearn to fly higher? To challenge the rules and surprise us with something remarkable? To instigate delight, connection, and real change? To choose better over safer?

Business and cultural visionary Seth Godin has transformed the terrain of marketing and commerce more than once. But many of his readers remain stuck in their own work lives. So what's keeping us back? "The problem isn't a lack of knowledge or skill," he's realized. "The problem is fear." With Leap First, Seth Godin is here to help. This immersive audio program invites us to learn with him personally, unrehearsed and in the moment, as he shines a light for us, not with answers but with questions on the road to:

  • Overcoming our instinctual resistance to risk and change
  • Discovering our creative genius in the face of the empty page or whiteboard
  • Finding the courage to share that work - with vulnerability, generosity, and results

Recorded in an intimate gathering of aspiring entrepreneurs, writers, and leaders, Leap First teaches us 49 essential principles, practices, and life lessons that have helped Seth the most in his own work and life. More than an audiobook or keynote speech, each track here presents a carefully chosen catalyst intended to trigger our own passion and insight with each listening.

"It always feels too soon to leap. But you have to. Because that's the moment between you and remarkable. I hope this helps you return to that edge. And then, to leap."

©2015 Seth Godin (P)2015 Seth Godin

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Great content but audio needs to improve

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Seth is great but his content deserves better production work. I have 3 audio books from Seth with subpar audio quality. I know Seth himself don't really care about audio quality as he mentioned in his speech but it does make a difference. With proper loudness normalization and equalization, they can sound a lot clearer especially when you listen while walking on the street or driving.

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Don't eat the marshmallow

I love that this isn't an audio version of a book but it is a true audiobook. Created precisely for audio format.
Seth delivers many truth bombs that will inspire you do to your best work and live a life that matters. For the cheap price buying this audiobook shouldn't even be a question
Get it!

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Second time is even better

Readings Godin's books a second time around and deciding to ship this review as a contribution to the "network". Thanks Seth Godin for your contribution to our understanding of the mechanics the survival instinct as a deterrent of our capabilities to innovate and deliver work that matters.

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I typically love Seth Godin but not this time

I have a ton of Seth's books and love them all but this one wasn't good. Its really hard to hear and understand what he's saying. Maybe its just the format, but it didn't work for me. I'd recommend many of his other books, but not this one.

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Get rid of the music

Love love love this book, and hearing it from the author makes it that much better. However, the music in between each section is a nuisance. I like to listen to audio books at work and the music is so loud compared to Seth’s voice that I’m constantly having to turn the volume up and down.

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inspirational

lots of short stories to help understand. short and useful. interesting listen. good quality audio.

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Pithy & practical

This is a book for people who want to make a difference but are sitting on their hands. It a good kick in the pants. It is honest about what the opportunity is for us, the reasons we avoid shipping and what we can do about it. I listened to it four times in a row and then I went to work on a long shelved project. Thanks Seth!

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Compelled to make a habit of creating without fear

Seth points out our habit of fear in response to the natural call to create. He reminds us of cultural processes put in place that supports factory readiness, which is a call to conformity and recitation. We miss so much joy in life by fearing to respond to a craft in a personal way. And we cheat the world.6

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Love Seth!

Sometimes I think he reads my mind!

It's so important to understand the idea of art. This has been my perspective for 25 years. It's nice to have that idea validated.

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I'm listening again right now.

Seth nails it. This is a great little audio book that you'll be able to listen to many times. Enjoy!

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  • DoctorJeal
  • 07-20-15

Short listen reinforcing the best of Set Godin

Where does Leap First rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was short and concise, it's a quick listen and if you've read other Seth Godin books you'll appreciate the content, I certainly did. A decent book for its length.

If you’ve listened to books by Seth Godin before, how does this one compare?

I wouldn't consider it a full book but defiantly a good recap of the ideas Seth Godin goes into in his other books.

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  • david gregory
  • 02-21-15

Insightful

This is a great lecture that will help you re-align your thoughts. Make you aware of why we seek failure in advance. Understanding why we do this is the first step - to pulling off a spinning-birdie-kick right in the face of Sir.Fear himself.

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  • Mrs Aline Jewell
  • 08-16-21

Worth listening

GREAT listening! Just over two hours of insightful, encouraging and truthful thoughts that has changed my mind set about creating and being creative. Thank you, Seth Godin!

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  • MR D Shukla
  • 04-19-21

great book really enjoyed the read

definitely worth reading and learning from Seth Godin such an easy style of listening 🎧

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  • Roz
  • 03-27-21

Read in 2020 still great

I love what Seth says, and would love to ship like he says but it's scarey, like he also says!! the one thing I picked up from reading this a second time is, maybe if you're too scared then ship anonymously

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  • Constantinos Nicolaides
  • 07-19-19

Love it

A potent book very meaningful words. I highly recomend it.Is a kind of a short one but at the same time very practical if you dont have time to invest more in listening.

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  • Rosie
  • 04-04-18

Love love love

Really found it inspirational to listen to Seth! He’s wisdom is impressive, simple, easily digestible!
Go and get this short talk!

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  • D. Garton
  • 10-02-17

Really good listen

Seth is really easy to listen to and this one with a studio audience has some really interesting ideas and philosophies. Highly recommended!

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  • cupcake1000
  • 01-31-17

Highly recommend - keep shipping more of the same

A very well put together and thought provoking audio book. Thoroughly enjoyed every chapter. thank you

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  • Jesper
  • 03-31-16

Below Seth standard!

Have read a lot by Seth and all 5 stars but this one was below his standards, read some of his other books instead!

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  • Ellie O'Brien
  • 05-25-17

Thank you

I didn't want it to end! Seth Godin is a realist and that is what motivates me not the hooha motivation stuff that is every where now days.
Thank you for putting out your art to help me do my art

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  • James
  • 05-08-17

Worth it!

Once down the Seth Godin rabbit hole, this is another great book with more stories, insights and ideas.

Loved it.

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  • Cameron
  • 10-18-15

remarkably remarkable

I was definitely shipped by the work. . i was having a bad day and after about the first minute of listening I was having a good day

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-10-21

So inspiring!

loved the no-nonsense and direct encouragement. Helps me want to get going on all the things I already have but have been tardy in shipping!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-01-20

Long Jump!!

Thanks for teaching me how to get a good run up for the long jump board!!

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  • Ken Day
  • 03-18-19

Boring Boring Boring

I expected a lot more from Seth Godin. Feels like it was just a money spinner from his name. Very little content that wasn't mundane and obvious. Sorry. Disappointed.

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  • Emmanuel
  • 08-01-18

Exceptionally grasping and to the point.

The content is rich and this is a good short audiobook to listen again and again.

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