The Bottom of the Pool

Thinking Beyond Your Boundaries to Achieve Extraordinary Results
Narrated by: Andy Andrews
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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This is how it’s done. This is why it’s done this way. This is the result you can expect if you do it.

These three pieces of information inform a conclusion about every part of each of our lives. Yet it is these three pieces of information that most often set an insidious trap - a trap that has held the imaginations of generations captive to the belief that because they are doing the best they can do, they are accomplishing the best that can be done. And while each of these three statements are true, not one of them is the truth.

Dive deeper with best-selling author Andy Andrews as he shares his unique philosophy regarding foundational thinking. Through his unique and captivating storytelling, Andy helps you search for the reality that lies beyond the boundaries established in the name of “best practices”, “industry standards”, or “the way things are done”. For it’s at the bottom of the pool that you discover a pathway to extraordinary results that most people in your position do not even know are possible.

In an audiobook-exclusive bonus track, producer Gabe Wicks sits down to have a humorous conversation with Andy Andrews, where they discuss writing, characters, and what it means to narrate your own audiobook.

©2019 Andy Andrews (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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Not sure what this book is about.

I got half way thru this book and realized I didn't know what it was about or why I was reading it. I like Andy Andrews and enjoy hearing him speak. But it took so long to get to the point that I got lost. I think the point is how to improve your organization/companies' results. But it was more like sitting down on the back porch with someone telling a long, wandering story. If you have the time and patience, it can be enjoyable, if not then you're just itching to get up and go.

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The deeper the bottom of the pool the better...

Another phenomenal book by Andy Andrews.

This one really gets you thinkin'!

So climb out of the box you've been stuck in, stand on top of it and dive right in to get to the bottom of deep end as fast as you can.

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I love the author reading

examples were relevant to his points. creative mind expanding experience thank you Andy Andrews thank you.

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  • 06-25-19

This was right on time!

Wow, this did not disappoint! I love all of Andy Andrews books. He is so wise and is able to make his points very clear. Thank you Andy!

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I liked it.

I have been a fan of Andy’s for a long time. I’ve read almost all of his books, and I have enjoyed everyone of them. This book was no exception. If you have heard Andy speak, you will hear several themes rehashed, but don’t expect this to be a complete repeat of everything he has said in the past. There is some good material here. I highly recommend this book.

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Andrews doesn’t miss a beat

It feels like he’s sitting there talking directly to you. Don’t skip the interview with the production crew at the end.

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Changes your thinking

Diving to the bottom of the pool thinking with all things you do will change your results and your way of thinking forever! Listening to the author red the book to you is incredible!

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Fantastic book 📖.

Loved this book. Andy's great story telling, unorthodox way of writing, and great content kept me engaged throughout. I found myself thinking deeply and storing up many new ideas as I read this book. I learned a lot and will carry these principles with me moving forward. I highly recommend this book!

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New Year calibration!

I bought this book/audiobook with Christmas money. As providence would have it I listened to it (the whole thing) on New Year's day. It was just what the doctor ordered to set my sights higher and recalibrate my thinking to go into the new year with optimism and strategy! Great book. Andy Andrews always delivers!

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Definite departure from his other books

The first few chapters of this book I was wondering where he was going, and after approaching the midway point , I realized that he was delivering brilliant content ... (dot dot dot ) like he has done on every book he has written... but only in a different way. I found it to be inspiring and original and I will be reading it again. Thank you Andy for a wonderful experience, I look forward to your next book!