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Publisher's Summary

The Motivation Manifesto is a pulsing, articulate, ferocious call to claim our personal power. World-renowned high performance trainer Brendon Burchard reveals that the main motive of humankind is the pursuit of greater Personal Freedom. We desire the grand liberties of choice - time freedom, emotional freedom, social freedom, financial freedom, spiritual freedom. Only two enemies stand in our way: an external enemy, defined as the social oppression of who we are by the mediocre masses, and an internal enemy, a sort of self-oppression caused by our own doubt and fear.

The march to Personal Freedom, Burchard argues, can be won only by declaring our intent and independence, stepping into our personal power, and battling through self-doubt and the distractions of the day until full victory is won.

Recalling the revolutionist voices of the past that chose freedom over tyranny, Burchard - at times poetic yet always fierce - motivates us to free ourselves from fear and take back our lives once and for all.

©2015 Hay House (P)2015 Hay House

Critic Reviews

" The Motivation Manifesto is a poetic and powerful call to reclaim our lives and find our own personal freedom. It’s a triumphant work that transcends the title, lifting the reader from mere motivation into a soaringly purposeful and meaningful life. I love this book." (Paulo Coelho)

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Vanilla and pretty generic.

What would have made The Motivation Manifesto better?

Building context through a story instead of just pronouncing orders.

What do you think your next listen will be?

A more practical book, with clearer and precise contextual advice and formulas.

What aspect of Brendon Burchard’s performance would you have changed?

Not sure, the performance was OK.

What character would you cut from The Motivation Manifesto?

Not sure, there weren't any characters to start with.

Any additional comments?

Very demotivating and an old school style of motivation through fear and anxiety.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Don't.

Written like a poorly translated collection of Japanese motivational aphorisms that are obvious, and nowhere near as emotive as they were meant to be. Obvious content, stilted delivery, could've been abridged to about 17 mins of eye-rolling.
Save your time & money.

Credit to the author: he has a productivity system called The One Page Planner.
It's so simple and brilliant, and it works; this was the reason I unfortunately bought this digital paperweight for my ears.

17 of 19 people found this review helpful

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Don’t waste your time.

This is the most boring book I have ever listened to. It contains every trite cliche ever made and purports to be inspirational. I suppose it could be - to a turtle, perhaps.
I’m going to learn how to return this book. What a disappointment!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Self righteous fluff, not much accessible content

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I lost interest in this book. I listen to and read a lot of books like this, but this was a lot of poetic fluff rehashing other people's topics, except they were more to the point than this author. People seem to like it, it just didn't do it for me.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Not worth it

To much empty talk, couldn't finish it. This manifesto feels like forced pop culture book on motivation.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • YM
  • 08-09-15

Lost interest due to narrator's delivery.

Great content! I think this is just a book I'd rather read than listen to. I kept losing interest because his voice did not lure me in.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Good information BUT slow at getting to the point

You need to have lots of time to stop
Make notes and ponder. What is being presented

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Skeptical of Positive Ratings

I"m generally not very cynical, but I found this book so unreadable (unlistenable) that I wonder how many of the positive reviews were from Brendon Burchard's network or the result of industry reciprocity.

I don't believe all personal development books need to be practical and instructional, but even if the purpose is strictly motivational, there needs to be some level of substance and a discernible thought that holds the content together.

Unless you would be inspired by listening to all of the motivational memes from the internet placed back to back for 7 hours, I would avoid this audio book.

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Motivational...

I'll never forget the first time I listened to a book by Tony Robbins. Perhaps it was Awaken the Giant Within, or something like that. It stressed me out, and I remember having this feeling of mediocrity. As if Tony wanted me to be like him – or run an IRONMAN triathlon – to be proactive and energized and buzzed-up enough.

Tony Robbins was/is Brendon Burchard's mentor. They're friends, and it shows.

Brendon seems to have a good heart, but I doubt his integrity when he goes down the bestseller-manipulation route. Should be no reason to do that. Borderline fake reviews of this book are plentiful on both Amazon and on Audible.

Do I disagree with the books content?
No, not really. It all sounds well-intended, meaningful, and to many; downright obvious. Stoic values throughout, though.

Who should read the book?
Anyone looking for a Motivation Manifesto. Is that you? I guess it is if you're addicted to Tony Robbin's books, and never do anything to live your dream.

Hmm, that's not me. But at least the title of the book doesn't lie.

21 of 28 people found this review helpful

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rehashed topics

really nothing new here. author restates many well known facts and theories. I didn't find it motivating at all. intact I thought it was really boring and a waste of time and money

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • rjj
  • 02-19-16

pretentious nonsense

Written like an essay with such a strong determination to use the loftiest of language that any message is entirely lost. Grammatically it is a disaster and as an audio book it is an endurance test. It is written in the style of an address by Lincoln or Jefferson but without the quality, content or credibility.

There's nothing in here to raise your motivation other than the strong motivation to turn this dribble off.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Daniel
  • 01-17-18

Not my cup of tea...

I'm sure this book will be found as amazing by many. But to me, it was just far too preaching and repetitive.

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  • DrAV
  • 12-09-17

Good except for cliches and stumbling cadence

For sure we all need infusions of motivation from time to time. And this audiobook can provide such. However if we seek support and motivation from tired clichés, especially those that don't really have any substantive support, then the motivating force is weak, or we're allowing ourselves to be pushed along by lies and Pollyanna. In his reading of his own book, his verbal cadence (rhythmic flow of a sequence of sounds or words) is so stumbling and awkward that it actually detracts from the content and material.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Mr J W Stafford
  • 06-11-15

Fantastic!

I've already read the book, accessed the online course and now have the audio version too!
This is book I'd recommend to anyone wanting to push themselves in the right direction. A nice approach to fundamental principles.
Keep up the good work Brendon!
All the best
Joe

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Lebo
  • 10-13-17

super

I needed this book..amazing reaffirmation of what we all already know we have to do

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  • A Max
  • 09-14-17

thought provoking

I thought this book was truly wonderful and useful on so many levels thank you

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  • JedHoll
  • 08-27-17

OK ish

I like Brendan but I found this a lot like a long sermon and a bit preachy- at times devoid of reasoned explanations

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-17

Truly inspirational.

Its great that Brendon narrates his own brilliant work. The greatest in his field by far.

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  • David Kay
  • 06-23-17

Pointless Rubbish

I have never heard such a utter and complete load of meaningless rubbish. I bought this as was sold as 'the world number 1 motivational speaker' and had hoped for actual productivity and motivational techniques. I found myself wondering what this author has been smoking. Is actually just a rambling idealistic view of the world using a steady stream of random cliches and ridiculously flowery language.

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  • Jydeda
  • 06-07-16

I wanted a book on How to Generate Motivation.

What disappointed you about The Motivation Manifesto?

Does not reflect the title, lots and lots and lots and lots of waffle . . . . .about . . .

Has The Motivation Manifesto put you off other books in this genre?

I just wasted 1 credit

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Great if you can't get to sleep.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Definitely disappointment.

Any additional comments?

Should have been titled "The Personal Freedom Manifesto"

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Peita
  • 03-18-17

Very Dry. Difficult to focus on

Pretty disappointed. Had hoped for motivation but it's just not engaging enough to inspire change.

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  • Karen
  • 04-03-17

Great book! A new take on personal development.

What a book! It is easy to follow with clear distinct sections. I can only say listen to this book. It has a different take on many things you may have already come across.

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  • Jack
  • 06-11-18

I listened to this so that you don't have to.

I must say I was very dissapointed with this book, never have I heard so many statements that say so little. If I wanted to be preached to I would go to church.

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  • Hannah Sanguineti
  • 08-30-15

Unmotovating

Very wordy and I found myself constantly checking to see how long I had to go before I finished.
I just finished the entire audiobook and honestly cannot remember a single thing. Extremely unlike other books I have listened to in the same category. I expected so much more.

7 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-18-18

Profound lessons that goes against the norms

I will be listening to this again and again to ensure that I practice the principles taught by Brendon!! :)