Work Energy: Finish What You Start and Fearlessly Take on Any Goal

Narrated by: Jim Harmer
Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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It was only nine years ago that Jim Harmer worked at a dollar store, stocking shelves while struggling through law school. He had worked hard for his goals, but there was no assurance in sight that he would ever achieve them.

During that year, he learned a key truth that changed the way he worked. He found the one unique quality inside him - one we all have - that gave him a reason to work. He didn’t know it then, but that secret ingredient was his "work energy".

Now, after creating a digital brand that has attracted over 70 million people and made him financially free, Jim has constructed the framework behind his success. Within this book, you will discover your own "work energy": the drive behind everything you do and the reason you can take on any goal. Whether you want to crush personal, career, or any other goal, your work energy will help you get there.

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The Quintessence of How to Get S**t Done

As a person that has purchased many books on business, self improvement, and success, I know in the first 10 minutes whether or not a book is going to be complete drivel. This is definitely not one of them. Jim Harmer does a fantastic job at grabbing your attention and pulling you into his life story. The advice he gives you is actionable and will save you from spending worthless hours on the wrong projects. There is a reason Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and other like individuals can accomplish so much. They tap into their WORK ENERGY. After listening to only 1:06:41 I have already shifted my focus and plan to optimize my projects accordingly. Can't recommend this book enough and I'm excited to listen to the rest.

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Really enjoyed this book

Encouraging, entertaining and with a great perspective on approaching work in a way that energizes you.

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I love it!

It feels authentic and different from most self-improvement books I've read. It's a must-read for every entrepreneur :)

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beyond expectations/ just get it!

I have heard 31 min of this book. the only reason I shut it off was because my teen kids are yelling for me. This book is fantastic. I can't wait to get back to it!!

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A must read for motivation!

When I was looking to learn how to blog I found Jim and his Ricky online. They were a breath of fresh air with their absolute honesty and sincerity. They genuinely care and want to share their knowledge to help others. Jim's personal delivery of this audio book truly magnifies that and he makes you believe that you can realistically do anything you want. This is a book for anyone. I loved it and will listen again!

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Incredibly easy to listen to and learn from!

Fantastic job Jim 👍. This is one of the best books that I've read in a while. Tons of great information with practical approaches to life.

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Inspirational Book!

I’ve listened to Jim Harmer since his podcast days, and he did a phenomenal job of telling his story and inspiring others, including myself, to take on any goal. I’d highly recommend this book to my friends and family.

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Honest

I am one of the people who has considered joining income school. I am one of those who wants to
Live life without being tied to society. I have watched his videos on YouTube and I am sure I am joining. Initially it was for passive income but after much reflecting and honesty assessment of the kind of impact my article will be to the world, I am not driven to answer the questions I pose on the Internet with the understanding that someone else is asking the same question. After reading/ listening to this book it became clear that my journey in the quest to get answers is the helpful direction I need to be on. Not the income. Not the accolades. Just simple helpful answers. This book has enlightened me and makes me full understanding why I watch, tag and save the information he shares. It is his honesty and venerability. It is a pull that is rare and I full value. I know I am safe in his space. Thank you for sharing.

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Very insiteful book..

This book not only gave me perspective on Jim's views and philosophies of achieving goals, but also served as a catalyst for me to look deep inside myself. I've listened to this book 3 times in the last week...as I travel to see a family member who is going through a trying time. This book came to me, precisely when needed...and for that, I am thankful.

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Very inspiring, loved it! Great book for self doubters and for people who may feel they just arent good enough.

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  • EmmaCruises
  • 01-01-20

An incredibly relatable, inspiring book

I am sure this is the first book I've ever finished in 24 hours. I could not put it down.

Jim's story is incredibly relatable to all who read it. The book will make you question your own motives and work style, both of which feed into bigger questions about purpose and meaning.

I'm from the UK, female, in my 20s and just about as opposite from Jim as you can get (sorry Jim) but I still saw so much of myself in the book.

I have a fresh sense of motivation and ambition after reading which was exactly what I needed. The book made me laugh out loud, and cry.

If you need any encouragement to go after your dreams, this is it. You can do it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-01-20

Amazing book!

I have really loved listening to this, an inspiring story! A great read to get you fired up for your big ideas

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  • SCT
  • 01-31-20

Amazing

I’ve follower Jim for some time and this book really makes sense of Jim. If you are looking for inspiration or struggling to follow your purpose, listen to this. Thanks for sharing Jim

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  • Jason Duckworth
  • 01-13-20

I listened to the book in 1 day. Its great!

I loved this book, and found entertaining, funny with gold nuggets of information scattered throughout.
Be happy.

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  • The Big Cook
  • 01-12-20

A must listen/read for lazy lumps of lard!

I have followed Jim and Ricky for a while now so getting this on audio was a no brainer. Enjoyed it as much As I thought I would and I really now fully understand the Groundhog approach to tasks. It is a valuable story that Jim has told and one that will resonate with the vast majority of listeners. I am glad it is now in my collection.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-12-20

Great book.

Short and easy listen. Love the simple but brilliant formula for getting things done. Audio version has many "off script" moments that add value to the book. This book got me inspired to pursue my own goals.

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  • Hannah James
  • 01-12-20

Fantastic concept

Such a simple way of looking at how we work... obvious now and so eloquently put! Bravo Jim.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-20

The Best Book for Webpreneurs

This is one of the best books I have gone through in my entire life. It is very inspiring from the point Jim moved from absolutely nothing to building a multimillion online empire. It proves that persistence pays off. Big up to Harmer, Income School and family for inspiring me to do even more now that am starting off my career after graduating from Engineering school and just like Ricky am going the online marketing way. Yours, the Calm Explorer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-09-20

God for Income Scholl fans

En meget god bog. Men jeg er ikke sikker på at den havde været så god hvis jeg ikke havde set hans YouTube videoer og deltaget i hans kursus

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  • Mr X Stitch
  • 01-09-20

Warm, wise and worth a listen!

I've enjoyed the work of Jim on his Income School YouTube channel and was pleasantly surprised to see he had a book out. However, having read a lot of business motivation type books, I wasn't 100% certain that I'd get much from his offering.
But I was wrong!

Jim is a really personable guy and it was great to hear his story from cold fishsticks to riches. His experiences and the lessons learned along the way resonated with me and in particular his thoughts on Visionary Poison (where you get suckered by visionary ideas and lose sight of what's actually working for you) were particularly poignant. His core concept of Work Energy is a sound one, and it's clear from his enthusiasm that he is living by his principles. He's been very successful but maintains a humility and friendly approach to business mastery that is a rare treat.

The narration is enjoyable, with some nice off-script moments and guest appearances, and all in all, it turned out to be an enjoyable book. It might not have the depth and detail of some other books, but that's in harmony with Jim's overarching approach of not over-complicating things. There's some nice wisdom and it's presented with a humorous and humble humanity.

Good work Jim!

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  • Tim
  • 02-01-20

Loved everything about this book.

Thanks Jim for laying your heart on the line and being brave enough to share your story through this great book. I'm glad I found it and will be telling friends to check it out too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-29-20

Almost there

This book is a very interesting deep dive into one man's approach to life and how to turn ideas and dreams into reality, However while the content within is great the execution needed just a little more refinement and maybe some consutation with others who have followed the method and seen results or just some others to hear from in general.
But as one might understand from what was reiterated multiple times within the book, this is a first and maybe not a last (though if there is a followup please have a section dedicated to catching up with the people who he employed on the first business and some kind of resolution to them as he said he had let them down in his mind and no end to that letdown is somewhat disenheartening to the rest of the books message)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-21-20

great message

some stories were a tad long winded, but a thoroughly enjoying listen over all! Fresh concepts and angles.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-05-20

wow what an awesome concept

Hay Jim just wanted to say thanks for writing this book I follow you guys on YouTube and thought this should be an interesting read.

I love reading and listening to audio books and have never come across the idea of work energy awesome dude.

Man was I blown away I love the storyline how you shared your struggles and the loss of your brother .

Keep up the good work and thanks for being so humble...peace