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Lots of books claim they can change your life. But how many actually teach you how to take the many small steps that lead to success each and every day of your life? Now in Today Matters, motivational teacher and best-selling author John C. Maxwell shows you how to seize the day. In this hands-on and inspiring guide he offers twelve daily practices to help you control your daily agenda, make time for people you love, and find success in your career. There's a great time to begin a more successful life. It's called today.
Listen to everything by John C. Maxwell.
©2004 John C. Maxwell (P)2004 Time Warner AudioBooks

Critic Reviews

  • Audie Award Finalist, Personal Development/Motivational, 2005

Audie Award Finalist, Personal Development/Motivational, 2005

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  • Mark
  • Dallas, TX, USA
  • 06-10-04

Pragmatic, Pithy and to the point

Great book, written version has many useful forms for the listener who would like to go further in your application of the principles provided. The book is great for someone who wants to get down to the issues and make changes. Not filled up with stories, or personal accounts. Good hard outlines, clear instruction, solid reasoning, good research. Well worth the investment

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Solid work

First of all, you won't be disappointed by purchasing this book. Previously, I've listened to "Roadmap for Success". It changed my life for good. If "Today Matters" was my first John Maxwell book, it would make nearly the same effect. The only negative thing is overemphasize of religion. It's just my opinion of course.

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  • Jeff
  • Birmingham, AL, USA
  • 07-16-04

Great Book for Change

One of the better books I have read that are very descriptive in how too change your life on a daily basis. John Maxwell has always been an easy person too listen too (or read) and this book is another great one. His teachings are brilliant, and very easy too follow and take notes too. Highly Recommended!!!

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  • Ivy
  • Sioux Falls, SD, USA
  • 01-07-06

Classic Maxwell

You can always count on John Maxwell to give you a roadmap that is easy and logical to follow, and this book is no different. With this book, he broadens the typical list of things you might use as anchors in your life (you know the standard five -- family, work, financial,civic, and social)-- and thereby bring a broader set of tools to help align life with goals. He also provides good examples from his own life to bring it all together. Another good Maxwell book -- if you liked somd of this other books, you will like this one too.

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It's a great lesson

I met a millionaire of a company, he asked me what I would do with 5-10k sign on bonus an then said . At your age I can almost guarantee that you'll not save a dime of it. He recommended me this book
And as I listened to the book I noticed how much I lacked an needed to know an didn't know . This book will surely help me in my life an someday I will also recommend it to a fellow peer

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LOVED IT!! THIS denotes what's next...

Definitely a must read if your searching that something that will pull it all together in your life.

it's all about step by step AND discipline!!!!

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  • Bentley
  • Elk Ridge, Utah, United States
  • 07-13-13

short but powerful!

This book maybe short but it is packed with great and useful information, if you buy it and apply it it will change your life. My advice is to write down the 12 principles and hang it up.

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Want to turn your life around? Read this book!

Would you listen to Today Matters again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to this book again. It has so many amazing insights that I am determined to remember in order to make them effect my life, that I intend to listen to it several times in order to commit the valuable knowledge I've learned to my memory forever.

Who was your favorite character and why?

John Maxwell, because his life's experiences give me inspiration. He is a true mentor and someone who's wisdom I feel I can trust to enhance my life.

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

I have not listened to any of John's other books. I plan to.

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

Make the absolute most out of the life you have TODAY, and reap the true benefits of staying committed to a better way of life.

Any additional comments?

Any person who wants to change their life for the better must read this book. Buy this book for your adult children who need direction, and insist that they read it. A child who reads a book recommended by their parent, has show the ultimate amount of respect by understanding their parents love for them. After reading this, if you put the principals into action in your life, you will inspire change in the people around and influence your world in a great way. Thank you John Maxwell for your book - Today Matters - because Today Does Matter!

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  • Monica
  • Hong KongHong Kong
  • 10-02-04

Helpful and useful

This is one of the best self books I have every come across in years. If you want to have a productive day and a better future then you should read this book.

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  • Doug
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • 07-29-04

not much to say

This audible book spends too much time at 40,000ft and too little beyond very general advice. At first I was enthused, and there were a couple quotes I found particularly valuable, but on the whole I finished feeling rather dissapointed.

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  • Simon
  • 01-09-10

Today Matters

John Maxwell has an effortless way of communicating life changing truths. In Today Matters he takes you through twelve key areas for our lives and shows us how giving time and attention to these areas each day, will have such a huge impact on what we do and who we are. Packed with practical examples the listener will feel connected to Maxwell's easy delivery of everyday steps which always feel achievable. I already had Today Matters in book form, but the audio book brings a whole new dimension to it. If you only ever have one John Maxwell book, then you have got to make it this one!

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  • Miles
  • 04-12-13

The book of the everyday change

The genius of Maxwell is that he taps into what we already know. That our everyday endeavours allow us to shape our future. In an era of X factor quick fame and success its refreshing to read a book that reminds us of central truths... firstly, that we write huge chunks of our future and second, that we do this in the mundane choices of the everyday. The book is wonderfully composed and keeps you engaged... and finally nails the lie that values don't matter... they do, they always have... great read.

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  • OJA
  • 08-16-17

Words of wisdom from a man seeking to be faithful

Sound words of wisdom from a man seeking to be faithful to his calling as a leader, husband and follower of Jesus Christ. There's no greater calling!