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Reset: How To Restart Your Life and Get F.U. Money

The Unconventional Early Retirement Plan for Midlife Careerists Who Want to Be Happy
Narrated by: David Sawyer
Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
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Are you happy? Is there more to life than this? What if there is another way? What if that way doesn’t involve jacking in your job, leaving your partner, having a midlife crisis, or uprooting your existence? What if that way just involves small actions, taken every day? With no more effort than you now spend tending your social media flock, super-glued to a screen.

Best of all, what if that way costs you little? In fact, what if that way saves you a ton of money and lets you retire a few years earlier?

What if someone said that by following this way, you'll get:

  • An idea of what you were put on this earth to do.
  • Increased happiness, purpose, and meaning.
  • A practical plan to future-proof your career.
  • A way to declutter your life, so you’re able to see and think clearly again.
  • A fully costed route to financial independence.
  • A system to manage your finances.
  • An investing plan that will explain how you can get your F. U. Money.

David Sawyer is not a guru. He's just a middle-aged, married-with-two-children, Glasgow public relations guy who woke up one day and decided to change things. Six years later, the result is Reset that will wipe the windscreen of life so you can see clearly again.

It's a page-turner (part story, part practical guide), which draws on the experiences and research of academics, philosophers, Nobel prize-winners, actors, Olympic athletes, self-help authors, investors, and personal finance experts.

If you reset, within a year, you will have transformed your future. It's never too late. You are the master of fate. You are the captain of your soul.

©2018 Zude PR Ltd (P)2019 Zude PR Ltd

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“Hidden in plain sight within the 300 or so pages of Reset is an elegant synthesis of the latest thinking in financial independence, lifestyle design, and age-old philosophical wisdom - cunningly disguised as a breezy pep talk from your witty mate down the pub. In a world that's forever racing past us on a screen, it's a reminder of the potentially life-changing power of a book.” (Monevator)

"I don't say this lightly: This is one of my top, if not my very top, financial independence books that I've ever read. I absolutely loved it. I feel like it's the book if I had the guts to write my own book, that I would have written this.” (Brad Barrett, co-host, ChooseFI)

“Sawyer’s Reset shows us how to achieve material wealth. It emphasizes discipline, sacrifice, and hard work…” (William D. Danko, co-author, The Millionaire Next Door)

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Great story for someone looking to move forward

very enjoyable story in easy to follow process on how to improve your life. Content is rich and varied and well referenced to many other interesting topics. Highly recommended.

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This is a new way of living life

Times change. Many continue to live like 20 or 50 years ago — the standard way. Education, retirement, etc. David offers a new path that fits our time. Humor and details are the basis of this wonderful book.

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I tried to listen to this book but I couldn't move past some chapters.

Save your credits for a better book.

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  • Anthony Machie
  • 12-09-19

Excellent book on changing for the better

Reset has been instrumental in my changing my life for the better in line my desire for FIRE. It has painted a mental picture of what is expected and required for the long journey ahead.
Easy to listen with David’s sense of humour shining through. Well done Mr Sawyer.

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  • MancMan
  • 12-03-19

Preferred the Kindle version

Full disclosure I won a copy of the audiobook from the author. That said, I had previously read the Kindle book (and gave it a 5 star review) and it was from connecting with the other from reading that book that I spotted the competition for the audiobook.

So why did I prefer the Kindle version? Firstly, the book itself has a very chatty style and David's delivery is also chatty. The combined resort is a book that's a very easy to listen to but also very easy to let wash over you without concentrating on. I therefore preferred the more involved Kindle version, but that could just be me and audiobooks.

It became more of an issue around the investing section. This has some really useful suggestions on portfolios, but they're very hard to follow compared to seeing them written out in the book.

Mainly though, it's something that was missing - links. The book is full of useful links to other resources mentioned within it, making it really useful for further reading. They're missing in the audiobook, which is a shame. Would perhaps be useful if they were put on a website, although you then wouldn't know what they linked to.

So it's still on my very recommended reading list, but I'll point people towards the Kindle version

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-19

A must read, the complete Fire movement for the UK

Amazing advice for anyone trying to reach Financial independence. A must read. This summaries all other F.I.R.E books out there, giving you the complete step by step blueprint to obtain Financial and Personal success. Funny, informative and just Great.

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  • Fin
  • 10-22-19

Who is this book for?

Disclaimer, I returned this book an hour in.

This book seems to be aimed at people in high ranking jobs. I’m just an ordinary Joe working in health care. It starts off with all these wild promises along the lines of “with great power comes great responsibility” (as in what you will learn here is so amazing) but in reality it’s just waffle.

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  • rossxv4
  • 10-15-19

All round well researched key information for anyone interested in FIRE

The author has spend years putting all this valuable information together in one place.
It started a bit slow for me but I’ve rated it 5 star as it covered so much in the end it exceeded my expectations
Some very practical advice on how to and best practice ,covering lots of topics some obvious and some not . Interesting was I really enjoyed some of the left field topics covered towards the end 10 things to do and 10 things not to do .
Happy to highly recommend this audiobook

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  • Alexander Pettit
  • 10-01-19

Easy to follow, comprehensive, worthwhile!

RESET is aimed at those in the middle of their careers, however you can take the lessons and knowledge and begin the path to financial indepence regardless of your age. I'm 31 and this will change my life. Thankyou!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-22-19

A Great Read (Or Listen)

The book covers a much wider range of topics than expected. David Sawyer delivers the information in a really down-to-eather way. Informative as well as inspiring!

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  • Nat
  • 09-06-19

Fantastic book and great to have it in audio now

A must read or listen for anyone who is interested in FIRE and especially if you live in the UK.

The author has painstakingly researched the financial independence movement, theories and concepts and neatly summarises all in one readable book.

If implemented this book will change your life!

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  • alan
  • 08-31-19

Brilliant - a must-read.

I've read the hard copy twice and just finished the audiobook, which helped add layers to my understanding of the plan that David Sawyer lays out. I'm very much a believer in 'just-in-time' learning and this has come at exactly the right time for me as I reset my 'midlife career' towards an early retirement. The book touches on so many areas from developing your digital profile, improving your productivity, to being part of the F.I.R.E. community (Financial independence, Retire Early). Sawyer is an award-winning PR marketing consultant with his own business. It's clear that this book has come from his own personal experience in striving for success and ultimately, happiness. It is aimed at the mid-life (35-60) careerist but the plan is actually suited to all of us who are in gainful employment, whatever your current position or level of income. It's an easy read and a great listen.

Definitely my favourite book over the last few years and I'm already taking action to do my own 'reset'.

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  • Mr. D. S. Wheller
  • 08-29-19

Far-Reaching Inspiration for a Better Life

If you're a Gen-X or Xennial Brit, harbouring the vague feeling that you may have missed some of the secret sauce of the good life, this book could be your saviour.

David Sawyer pours out years of knowledge and research into this magnificent distillation of some of the great, hidden theories on how to maximise your life in the 21st century.

You could spend a few years trawling the internet and find much of this thought online, but thanks to Reset you don't have to. The answers are here, they're easily digested, and sometimes heart-stopping.

Sawyer narrates the book himself in a confident, lucid style, even including the occasional sing-along. By the end of the book, you feel you've not just learned a boat-load of actionable insights, but also got to understand the man behind the ideas.

I would recommend Reset to anybody who's made some progress in their career and is now looking to understand... what's next???

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