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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!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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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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  • Andrew
  • TEMECULA, CA, United States
  • 03-15-15

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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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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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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Apple is NOT about "good taste in digital goods"

You were spot on till that schenanigans about Apple being about "good taste in digital goods". That is pretty silly. normally a huge fan but you lost me there.

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  • Dan
  • 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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  • 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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  • gavin
  • 12-01-15

Sensational

Easy Listen. Had this in my headphonea whilst working and i'll be sure to listen again. Useful points in every section, once again Seth prevails

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  • Abby Wynne
  • 06-04-15

Brilliant!

Sound quality not great, and music was annoying but omg the content was brilliant. Well worth it. I'll listen again!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-26-15

Very poor

Poor recordings and more of a self help book rather than a buisness. Mist of it are stories that your supposed to learn from.

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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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  • Chris
  • 07-13-17

Seth strikes again

Amazing well written book.

Do not delay. Download it. Now the world needs your magic

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-11-17

inspired to leap

Seth has such a wonderful way with words, and tremendous insights to help us feel the courage to leap.

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  • Luke Talbot
  • 05-11-16

3rd time listening to this and still finding value

Highly recommended for anyone who might be stuck or trying to find meaninful work. Thanks, Seth.

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  • gm
  • 03-03-16

A magnificent read

Seth Godin is brilliant. In this book he clearly outlines the challenges we face when it comes to change and how fear can stop us in our tracks. He clearly can show us a new perspective and what to do to remedy it. So much gold contained in this book and it's exactly what I needed. I will certainly be reading this book again! Thank you Seth.

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  • Roger Symonds
  • 02-16-16

Was very short

Great length for a podcast, wanted more content from an audiobook though. I can understand making a few key points in line with the title, explaining them further would have helped me get more out of each.

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  • Austin
  • 01-21-16

Awsome and inspiring, great narrative

highly recommend, listen to start your day. Awesome and inspiring, excellent points throughout the book

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  • Georgina
  • 11-13-15

Take the Leao

A great book to get you to make the next big shift in your life. Clear examples of why we should leap.