The Carpenter

A Story about the Greatest Success Strategies of All
Narrated by: Jon Gordon
Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Jon Gordon returns with his most inspiring book yet, filled with powerful lessons and the greatest success strategies of all.

Michael wakes up in the hospital with a bandage on his head and fear in his heart. The stress of building a growing business, with his wife Sarah, caused him to collapse while on a morning jog. When Michael finds out the man who saved his life is a Carpenter he visits him and quickly learns that he is more than just a Carpenter; he is also a builder of lives, careers, people, and teams.

As the Carpenter shares his wisdom, Michael attempts to save his business in the face of adversity, rejection, fear, and failure. Along the way he learns that there's no such thing as an overnight success but there are timeless principles to help you stand out, excel, and make an impact on people and the world.

Drawing upon his work with countless leaders, sales people, professional and college sports teams, non-profit organizations and schools, Jon Gordon shares an entertaining and enlightening story that will inspire you to build a better life, career, and team with the greatest success strategies of all.

If you are ready to create your masterpiece, listen to The Carpenter and begin the building process today.

©2014 Jon Gordon (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

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Great lessons and story flow

It was a great listen and had excellent lessons couched in a engaging story. Highly recommended

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A Blessing♡

Loved it! So inspirational! Will try to get others listen or read the book. The book is a blessing in disguise.

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Amazing motivation to be better and do more

Very inspiring story. We should all have a Carpenter like J. I have one called Jesus who keeps me going.

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Masterpiece, easy read, great ideas

Jon is an excellent speaker and his words are powerful and easy to follow. Worth the money.

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great story<br />

a great motivational story for everyone of all ages. Love, Serve and Care. A must read.

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Amazing book a must read!

I loved this book. The story was amazing and taught me so much to help me grow my business. 5 stars!

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Excellent

Inspiring, certainly makes you take a step back, sit and think about your business strategy. Absolutely recommend it to any business owner.

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Outstanding

Where does The Carpenter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

No challenge can stop you if you have the courage to move forward in the face of your greatest fears and biggest challenges. Be courageous! Jon Gordon

What a great read. I recommended to everyone.

Who was your favorite character and why?

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Life strategies

Applies to all aspects of life and business. Enjoyed it and will use the ideas for my business.

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Great message for live a greater life.

This book gives a message on how to live, your personal and professional life. Must read for anyone at crossroads.

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  • paul jeffs
  • 04-02-19

Love this book

I love Jon Gordon, this book and the Energy Bus have been so inspiring.. Would recommend to anyone

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  • David
  • 12-11-17

Nice message

Nice short listen with a simple message to be the best you can by loving, giving and serving. Not much meat on the bones to be honest but I will probably listen again at some time as it was so short. I wouldn’t recommend if you’re looking for an actionable success strategy but I suppose we could all benefit from being a little bit more giving so that would be my takeaway from this parable.