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The Power of Ambition

Unleashing the Conquering Drive Within You!
By: Jim Rohn
Narrated by: Jim Rohn
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
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Ambition can be a powerful force for good in our lives. But only if it is legitimate. Sometimes misinterpreted and often misunderstood, ambition - true ambition - is not a selfish quality. It is not another word for ruthless; it is not something to be shunned or subdued. Legitimate ambition is an honorable trait. At its very best, our ambition serves us and other people. In fact, pursuing your ambition is one of the most selfless things you can do. In The Power of Ambition: Unleashing the Conquering Drive Within You, renowned speaker and author Jim Rohn reevaluates the role of ambition in all aspects of our lives, exploring the facts, debunking the fiction and revealing the six life-changing steps anyone can take to build their legitimate ambition. Let Jim Rohn be your guide as you learn how to use your ambition not only to change what is going on around you, but what is going on within you. Along the way, you will also learn:

  • How to develop the three cornerstones of an ambitious life.
  • Why enlightened self-interest leads to wealth and why self-preservation leads only to poverty.
  • Why life reserves its treasures for those who deserve them, not for those who need them.
  • The seven components of resilience and how they can work for you.
  • How creativity and courage can keep you actively working toward your goals.
  • The secrets of successful networking and other ways to make your relationships work for you.
  • The five aspects of patience in action, otherwise known as persistence.

True ambition is a disciplined, eager desire for achievement. It is a state of mind, a way of life. With The Power of Ambition you can take charge of your own personal happiness, chart your own course through life and let your legitimate ambition create whatever you desire, take you wherever you want to go.

©1994 Jim Rohn (P)1994 Nightingale Conant

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Amazing

Jim Rohn is a master teacher, a million dollar mentor. If you have a humble heart and are teachable, Jim will help you in ways you could not imagine as he narrates his own work. It's as if he has sat you down at the kitchen table and lays it our for you just you. Listen to it many times - start a journal and take notes and apply....watch yourself grow. It has changed my life emotionally, spiritually and financially.

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Powerful , awakens the Hunger to become more !!!

We should be teaching our children The Power of Ambition !! Amazing how late in life we start leaning the things that count.

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what an amazing man.

Of all the personal development books that I've listened to (nearly 25 in the last 10 months) this is the only one that actually gets me to jump up and do the work, to not procrastinate, and to feel confident and ambitious. The other books definitely make me feel good and think about what to do, but this one actually makes me jump up and do stuff that I've put off. A must read.

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Turning Drive into Over Drive on Steroids

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

I highly recommend Jim Rohn's programs. This one is especially great to help you get off dead center.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of Ambition?

Success is:
steady progress toward your own personal goals, the person you want to be, daily, weekly, monthly, annually, your life. This hits home and breaks it down to practical application.

What about Jim Rohn’s performance did you like?

He's easy going, easy to listen to and has been one of my favorites for over 25 years.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Going into a new year, this was my shot in the arm to become better in all areas of my life.

Any additional comments?

Buy it today and take action in your life.

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Covered everything I would never have thought of.

Would you listen to The Power of Ambition again? Why?

I don't normally write reviews. This was so well written, I felt I had to. I will definitely be listening to this book again, many times. He is so thorough, he touches on so many subjects, and there is so much great information, that I want to make sure I absorbed it all.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of Ambition?

I can't pinpoint any one thing. I love how he broke everything down into detailed ways to think about how to start to thinking the way he describes, to live this way. Every chapter is like a house being built.

Have you listened to any of Jim Rohn’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not. This was my first. I will be listening to more soon.

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Everyone else is just a copy of Jim Rohn....

I'm sure there were people before Jim Rohn that had an impact, Dale Carnegie for example. But for a moderate self development book lover,(read or listened to my share, but not all of them) this guy is the best. All the other people are just using his points. I love the Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen. His whole book is based upon one of Rohn's points that he elaborated upon. Jim Rohn throws out info and wisdom so fast, you could listen 10 times in a row. If he were a comedian he would be like Rodney Dangerfield. Fast and furious. I found it almost unsettling the first 20 minutes until I settled into a style of listening and got my head around his delivery. It feels like Grandpa sitting you down and giving you a life lesson....stellar!

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Interesting topics, well put

Interesting listen, with gems that should be taken seriously. Note, it has an underlying Christian message, but if you're tolerant of it, it shouldn't affect you too much. Will definitely listen to again

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Be Somebody!

Awesome audiobook, and it's narrated by Jim Rohn himself! This is truly advice and mentoring that I'm willing to pay for. I highly recommend this audiobook.

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Inspiring and practical

On a broad level Jim Rohn offers a very very inspiring narrative. He gives you motivation to realize and to embrace your potential. On a more practical and down to earth level, he also offers many steps to take and many pieces of life wisdom to keep in mind along the path to success. I feel like my life will change because of this, and I'll listen to it at least once more within the very near future. I fully intend to be able to look back in 5, 10 and 20 years at how much my life was positively impacted by this audiobook.

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  • 01-29-15

Great Advice I Wish I Had When I Was 20

EVERY kid needs to listen to, study, and apply the material in this presentation to their lives. I wish this would have been around when I was in high school.

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  • 11-16-14

Absolutely Phenomenal!

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

Its difficult to answer as one normally buys self development books to deal with different stages of life and business, but the relevance of this book is so applicable, I would honestly rate it as the best book I have listened to to date!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of Ambition?

Jim Rohn addresses everything an ambitious person experiences on their quest to hit a goal or achieving a dream, what really struck a cord with me is dealing with frustration. Also choosing to be happy everyday of your experiences, enjoy the path/ the journey!
Also keeping at it, every day, every day, every day until you succeed, learning from the day before or experience before.

Skills make you a fortune!

Just absolutely inspiring to hear and apply!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Every chapter is brilliant but the introduction just blew me away!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book is motivational. As it's Jim Rohn talking but the way its recorded its like he's talking directly to you rather than just being another participant in a workshop. Just 10 minutes of this will set you up for the day!

Any additional comments?

If you are in sales/ sales management, a business owner, entrepreneur or anyone inspired to achieve a major goal and seeds of doubt may start to creep in or you want the wisdom to start your journey well, GET THIS BOOK! Listen to it 10 times or more! The wisdom is invaluable!

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  • Temi A
  • 03-28-15

The original

I really enjoyed this. You will want a pen and paper or something with you to make notes because Jim drops so many jems. Worth listening to.

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  • Gavin
  • 01-17-15

Excellent

One word: mandatory

This is a great reminded of what it takes to be successful. I will be coming back to this book every so often to sharpen my tool kit!

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  • Angel Luis Aguiar
  • 06-23-15

great book

Very useful reflection of very simple things that could improve your habits and you life ti become unique! Thank you Jim

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  • Workfmhomediva
  • 05-27-15

Inspiring - definite must listen to

I really enjoyed the stories shared, but most important the lessons and motivation they instilled. I had s few aha moments. Definitely listen through first but then will now listen again and take notes.

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  • Michaela
  • 04-07-15

Great content, well read.

Would you listen to The Power of Ambition again? Why?

Great book with lots of wonderful information, useful tips. Pleasant to listen. Highly recommended, if you want to change your life for he better.

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  • Neil
  • 04-05-15

Classic Jim Rohn - Powerful stuff

If you could sum up The Power of Ambition in three words, what would they be?

Powerful ideas.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of Ambition?

Too much to single one thing out

What does Jim Rohn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His take, and his directness

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

I could do without any religious references in a non-fiction book, but his biblical references don't undermine his ideas completely. Filter out the religious stuff and this is a good listen.

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  • mat
  • 03-31-19

Catch up with yourself!

Important to remember some basics and to learn new/old tools in order to overcome insecurities and getting out of some bad days

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  • Dan
  • 02-10-19

Classic Rohn

Pratical tips from Jim about how to grow yourself in order to benefit everyone around you.

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  • Natalie
  • 02-08-19

Truly amazing.

I have loads of motivational audio books but this is bar far my favourite..I listen to him nearly everyday and i would credit my financial success down to Jim rohn.
#Legend

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  • Victor
  • 01-28-19

very good

strong message and good fundamentals. I enjoyed it and after so many years it's message is full as accurate today as it was many years ago.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-24-19

Excellent

Brilliant book narrated with intention and best wishes. Life changing advice and simple phrases that will reshape your inner voice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-24-18

The best book ever

Loved it. The book has the lessons for successful life!! the audio is very clear .

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  • Tony Chan Siong Chow
  • 07-07-17

another great Jim Rohn book!

It's by Jim Rohn and it is great. What more do i need to say?

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  • Som
  • 10-31-16

What an amazing book

Jim Rohn is an extraordinary person with great knowledge and out look and wisdom on life. I truly enjoy all of his programs and books.

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  • Suntzu
  • 05-26-16

Powerful Message

A Powerful/Practical Messages to get to your GOAL/S in Life well said by the Legend.

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  • Paul
  • 04-26-16

awesome

Great listen! Jim R has a soothing voice with alot of simple but easy to apply advice. I've gained many lessons from thus audio book! 5/5

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  • Slim
  • 02-13-16

Fantastic! Onto my 4th read

This book is so inspiring and the concepts are very clearly taught. It brings so many teachings from other books I've read into one central point.