The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

Live Them and Reach Your Potential
Narrated by: John C. Maxwell
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over 50 years, and for the first time, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential. In the way that only he can communicate, John teaches...

  • The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself
  • The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself
  • The Law of Modeling: It's Hard to Improve When You Have No One But Yourself to Follow
  • The Law of the Rubber Band: Growth Stops When You Lose the Tension Between Where You are and Where You Could Be
  • The Law of Contribution: Developing Yourself Enables You to Develop Others

This third and final audiobook in John Maxwell's Laws series (following 2-million seller The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork) will help you become a lifelong learner whose potential keeps increasing and never gets "used up."

©2012 John C. Maxwell (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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What's Your Growth Plan?

Are you missing something from your personal development plan? Do you have a plan? This audiobook is great for anyone who is on their journey of growth and introspection. Maxwell provides great insight about his own personal journey and provides chapter-in-review questions to help the listener dig deep within. I really enjoy listening to John C. Maxwell's voice, which is part of the reason that I purchased the audiobook, rather than than paperback or Kindle version. I recommend this book to everyone who is in search of more challenging ways to become more self-aware, and "add value to their lives and the lives of others," as Maxwell would say.

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A Good Growth Plan

If you could sum up The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth in three words, what would they be?

Practical, convenient, concise

What did you like best about this story?

Many of the books that I've read have been vary narrowly tailored. They have been focused on a more particular outcome such as getting promoted at work or hired or having a great marriage. This seems to be the first, or maybe second, that focuses on becoming growing your value as an individual.

What does John C. Maxwell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I would have read the book like it was an instruction manual. Maxwell reads it like it is a mentoring session. There is a texture to his reading it that I would not have gotten reading it myself.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

The Law of The Rubber Band, 'Growth Stops When You Lose the Tension Between Where You Are and Where You Could Be.' Honestly, this idea isn't new to me but it gives a positive context to a trait that I kind-of felt guilty about. I like that feeling of stretching toward a goal and sometimes feel that my stretching makes other people feel uncomfortable.

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As usual John Maxwell delivers

If you could sum up The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth in three words, what would they be?

Invaluable, necessary, Insightful

What did you like best about this story?

Mr. John Maxwell has an incredible gift and is excellent at sharing his knowledge and insight in leadership and growth. This book is a great way to evaluate yourself and find the right way to grow in your everyday life.

Have you listened to any of John C. Maxwell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to many of Mr. Maxwell's books and this one is right up at the top of the list. In some ways I wish I had listened to it before some of the others but it falls right in line with his teachings.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth?

I will apply many of the laws into my life, some have already been instilled in me and I will continue to seek every growth opportunity I can.

Any additional comments?

Again. Another incredible teaching book by Mr. John Maxwell.

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This is the book I was waiting for!

What made the experience of listening to The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth the most enjoyable?

As a trainer and motivational speaker I am always looking for a book to explain the virtues of personal growth, this book does that and more. John clearly gives the why behind begging the journey of growth!

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Distracting Delivery

This is the second John C Maxwell book I've listened to, and the material is sound enough. This review is written 2.5 hours into a 7.75 hour book, and my biggest problem is the delivery. I can't focus on the subject of the material as delivered, written and performed by a public speaker who pauses in his reading and emphasizes the wrong part of sentences. I feel like he doesn't value the audiobook audience enough to put the full amount of time necessary into delivering a quality performance, and I can't imagine his public speaking engagements are this robotic. This seems like a book that is a good addition to a business library, but by far not the only book to have on change and personal / professional growth. The topics shift quickly, and some points are touched on briefly, while others are given anecdotes and more depth.

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PRACTICAL TOOL FOR GROWTH

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I have recommended this book to several friends. John Maxwell at his best here. He explores the roadblocks to growth and why many people never overcome them. Each Law is concluded with an excercize to ensure that you recieve specific instruction through your own guided discovery of what steps need to be taken to ensure that you continue to grow.

Who was your favorite character and why?

John himself, and the stories that he uses from his personal life are always fun and interesting to hear him tell.

Have you listened to any of John C. Maxwell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

John has a distinct style to any of his audio books, they have the feel of sitting across the table from his as they are read. Very easy to listen to, not diluted with complicated verbiage or technical terms. GREAT book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Become the best version of you

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Awesome.

Would you consider the audio edition of The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth to be better than the print version?

John Maxwell never disappoints and this book is no exception. Extraordinary depth and he nicely ties in his traditional topic of leadership. Maxwell's personal growth is present through the development of his books, and as an author has the utmost integrity. Great read, great knowledge and awesome experience 10/10.

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Execution of a growth plan

If you could sum up The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth in three words, what would they be?

insightful
simple
pragmatic

What was one of the most memorable moments of The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth?

I realized the difference between setting goals and a personal growth plan

Have you listened to any of John C. Maxwell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

What did you learn from The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth that you would use in your daily life?

By focusing on personal growth my goals will be surpassed

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed

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  • AJ
  • 08-27-13

I really enjoy this book

If you could sum up The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth in three words, what would they be?

The book is really long and it could be condensed, it also has to many "qoutes" that takes away originality. yet the content is really good. I wish this could come with a supplemental PDF download with summary of main rules (laws).

What did you like best about this story?

He used examples in relations to his personal life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

it's too dry to listen to the entire book in one sitting becuase it's not a story that it will build up to a climax and have a happy ending....

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Great Tips, Poor Delivery

The whole thing came across like a giant outline. Lists upon lists with personal anecdotes sprinkled in between. Since there was only one narrator and precious few pauses throughout, it was really challenging to follow along unless you take notes. The format of this book seems inappropriate for an audiobook, but all that said I still appreciated the helpful insights this experienced author had to share.

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  • Jack
  • 10-08-15

The 15 Invaluable Laws Of Growth

As I started listening to this audio book I thought it sounded so much like a lot of other self help books I have read. But as I continued to listen, the book started to rekindle something within me I thought I had lost a fees years ago. By the end of the book this feeling was fully rekindled. I want to say thank you to John Maxwell for a well written book.

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  • Mrs Win
  • 05-07-17

Simply amazing ...

Just finished listening to this amazing book. Without a doubt, it's one of the best books I've listened to. Mr Maxwell highlighted essential areas paramount for growth and also provided key steps and necessary actions required to grow in each of the 15 areas he detailed in his book. I'm truly challenged and motivated to do more in all these key areas. Thank you Mr Maxwell for sharing your wonderful gift.

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  • Michael K
  • 04-12-18

Many more than 15 nuggets ...

Audible requires a minimum of fifteen words in a review so consider all the foregoing as padding because one word would have been sufficient and that is ... EXCELLENT!

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  • Abz
  • 08-04-18

Good tips to use straight away

It was a journey going through this audio. As had much insights that truly deserved more taking note time as my brain couldn't take note enough to recall these. Nevertheless a captivated very useful audio for all looking at self development wherever you may be in your life. The can do attitude is all about conditioning the mind and not succumbing to your own internal "waswas" (inner voice).

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  • Marthe
  • 01-04-17

thank you very much for all the secret you shared

loved it . thank you very much. I really appreciate your good job. thank you

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-03-20

Inspired and ready to launch The Fitness Concierge

I hit a high workload mid way through the book. Almost skipped and went to another book when I found time again. so glad I didn't. Instead I ended up going back a bit and starting again. came out of it totally lifted. Thank You John 💙

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  • Claude Faucher
  • 08-09-20

if you feel there is more......READ THIS BOOK!

I recently my growth journey at the start of this year, I was making good progress with really good changes but then felt I was stagnating and also a bad event pulled my mindset into negativity. This book has brought me back into the light, it's like a strategy to build your life on, imagine solving a 1000s piece puzzle this book is the table you build your puzzle on. Get it.

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  • piotr
  • 06-17-20

very unique

One of the best books I ever read and listened I highly recommend it. Thank you John

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  • Delo
  • 05-30-20

Empowering and educating

As always, John has a clear way of speaking and getting his message across. if you are on any level looking to develop yourself, here is a great place to start. As always, the true journey lies with us and our own actions upon hearing this book, but his nuggets of wisdom are priceless.

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  • Tony O.
  • 05-04-20

A must for personal break throughs!

Great book. I took one chapter per day and made sure there was time for note taking & reflection. In the midst of current pandemic, this book could not have come at a better time!

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  • Craig
  • 10-21-20

A must read

A must read for everyone Well spoken and easy to understand, I’ll be listening multiple times

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  • Rebecca jungic
  • 09-30-20

This book has already started to change my life

I'm so thankful I downloaded this audiobook. The lessons I've learned are truly invaluable. I have already improved my systems, mindset and changed my motivation to be one that is more purpose and people centred than success oriented. I've been telling anyone who will listen about the value of this book and I've already planned to listen to it again. I also plan to sit down in a few weeks and write out the key points and learnings so I can implement more laws into my life. I believe God has given John C Maxwell an incredible ability to not only grow but also teach others in a gentle and loving way. I'm actually quite overwhelmed by how profoundly this book has transformed my thinking in the week I've listened to it on my commute. Thank you John for your wisdom, willingness to share and kindness in passing your nuggets of gold on to others. As a coach myself, I am excited to implement some of the coaching strategies in my own life and share them with clients. I'll be recommending this book for years to come. Five starts simply don't seem like enough. God bless John. You're indeed reaping a harvest from all of your sowing.

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  • Joel Hawkins
  • 07-04-19

Start Growing Now...

John Maxwell breaks down his 15 Invaluable Laws in a way that is easy to process, easy to relate to, and easy to implement. The book arms you with the tools required to start growing. It isn't a book you listen to once and move on, it is a resource that can and should be referred to regularly.

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  • Shaun
  • 10-01-18

Good book

It's a very good book to listen to. There are a lot of good idea and stories that we can all learn from. I can't recommend it enough

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  • Craig Norman
  • 09-30-18

great book a lot to learn an take in

This book will help me a lot look within an help guide me to find my real lifes work.

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  • Sam
  • 05-25-18

Listen and GROW !

So much value for such a little investment , thank you again John for all that you do.

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  • blake
  • 01-28-18

one of the few books very full of amazing content.

one of the few books very full of amazing content. Thank you for sharing your insights.

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  • Callum Heaney
  • 04-22-17

Great Read

it's an excellent book that is well worth a read but make sure to increase the audio speed by at least 5%. It also has a massive amount of religious references.

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  • Claudia
  • 04-10-16

Amazing book

Great read (listen). Thank you so much for an audio version & for sharing your wisdom & being such a fantastic speaker :)