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Make It Happen: 12 Steps to Reimagining Success and Creating the Career of Your Dreams

Narrated by: Jay Deane
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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In life, you must clearly understand what you are trying to achieve. You need to identify your personal mission, your vision, and your values before you can do well in any workplace. From there, you can analyze the priorities of wherever you work - in other words, what matters to the organization. In his new book, D.A. Abrams impressively melds all the wisdom he’s gleaned over an illustrious career with his deep knowledge of young talent in organizations. With Make It Happen, he provides an invaluable how-to for those early in their careers, so workers can craft a personal mission that feels authentic and exciting and also resonates and aligns with the goals and objectives of their organization’s leadership. 

In Make It Happen, Abrams shows you how to approach your job with an aim to making it a career. His 12 Steps are designed to help you develop your brand and become the person your boss, team, and company can count on. Abrams starts with an essential truth for young workers: Just being good at your job is not good enough! So, to get ahead and realize your full potential while also having a satisfying life and productive career, you’ll need to understand and implement each of these 12 Steps, including the 15 core competencies he outlines in Step 4. 

The bottom line: If you don’t grasp these Steps and get them to work for you, you’ll find it very difficult to succeed and make things happen for yourself within any organization that has norms, standards, culture, levels, and opportunity. So, dive in and learn the best way to “Make it Happen” for you and your professional dreams. 

©2019 David Anthony Abrams (P)2019 David Anthony Abrams

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"Make it Happen’ is the modern bible for all things career-related for the modern professional. Everyone who wants to progress in their career and do it in a way that maintains relationships and respect with everyone around them should follow this book word for word. It’s the book I wish I had early in my career.” (Brian Wong, CEO, Kiip®; The Cheat Code)

“The ‘unwritten’ rules of building a career and navigating organizational politics can make or break young talent, and it’s a balancing act to learn how to thrive in a multi-generational workplace. This is a must-read for anyone, at any stage in the career journey, who wants to maximize their opportunities for growth and success.” (Jennifer Brown, President & CEO; Jennifer Brown Consulting)

“Inside this book, D.A. Abrams shares his time-tested career development, networking, and navigational ‘secrets’ that he has passed down to his mentees and interns. It takes most of us a career lifetime to learn these strategies, and now we have it in the form of this handy volume. What a gift!” (Jane Hyun, CEO, Hyun & Assoc. Leadership Consulting; Flex; Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Career Strategies for Asians)

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Great to listen

I really enjoyed this book. It is a testimony, it's a workbook, its inspirational, encouraging and motivating.

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This book is great! Just the encouragement I needed! If you are looking for ways to live more purposefully or need encouragement to do the things you have been wanting to do and live life to the fullest go listen this book!

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Thanks to creator.


So often we only chase what success may look like to the outside world leaving is empty and alone. D.A. Abrams book is inspiring all of us to redefine success and look at our lives through balance and integrity

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Writing down your goals in life is the second step towards achieving them, listening this book should be the first step.

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A healthy, solid and inspirational guide on the power of the written word to tap into a higher unreleased power and energy.

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I think I would have preferred if the author had explained and concentrated more on the various facts and techniques behind writing things down and making them happen.

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Great book

This book has inspired me to start writing down my goals again in a very focus and committed way. This is something I did a long time ago but had stopped doing for years.

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It works

This book takes you on an adventure in each chapter. It then brings it back to what you can do. I will practice each day to Write it down and make it happen. Great reference to It Works!

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Great book

Good stories and inspirational but the book was a bit too long. I still suggest to listen it so that you can start writing how you want your life to be.

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I gave her this book so she could get a better understanding of how she can draw some things into her life. Thanks

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  • Todd
  • 08-24-19

This was better than I expected. It Is a clear


This was better than I expected. It Is a clear step by step process with the explanation of the why of the process. Makes you think and was extremely helpful. I w I should I had read it 30 years ago. I'm thankful that I could now

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  • Dylan G Stokes
  • 12-07-19

Changing book

This book will change lives. I support D.A. Abrams and this book 100%. listening it was truly life changing.

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  • phoebe l powell
  • 12-07-19

Really great

The steps and thoughts are well laid out. Her story is real. This book encourages both reflection and action. The tools and questions are provided to make the process smooth.

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  • Christopher P Thresher
  • 12-07-19

Good book

My favorite part is how Lara outlines specific action steps and makes it more of a conversation {with tangible, downloadable tools!} than a speech. Worth picking up and keeping on your self to come back to in different seasons of life!

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  • Louise S Sharpe
  • 12-07-19

Simple book

While it may appeal most to dreamers or women who've been needing that last nudge to finally do what they've been dreaming up forever, I think it also appeals to women not starting handmade or small businesses.

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  • Callum I Baker
  • 12-07-19

make it hapen

This book is for those who are ready to live beyond fear. To apply purposely thought out action steps to their goals, and finally Make It Happen.

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  • Morgan J Vincent
  • 12-07-19

amazing book

Through the easy to listen format, the space for self analysis, and additional resources provided, Lara helps readers work through their own struggles and fears and replace them with action steps to bring progress to goals.

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  • Samantha J Gould
  • 12-07-19

Simple book

Make It Happen by D.A. Abrams Casey is not a manual to success. It’s not a 3 step guide to greatness. It’s simply the detailed path that brought D.A. Abrams into understanding her purpose and it shares the path that you can also take to understanding yours.

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  • Erin L Wall
  • 12-07-19

well book

Her power sheets are amazing- I'm so glad to have run across her website, this book and the power sheets!- Life changing!

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  • Max K Taylor
  • 12-07-19

Awesome book

Awesome book - It's going to take some action on your part- like talking to an accountability partner who won't let you off the hook. It's going to take some action on your part