From the New York Times bestselling author of The 10X Rule and If You're Not First, You're Last comes an in-your-face wake-up call for anyone truly ready for success.
We're in the middle of an epidemic of average. So-called "normal" people get up every day, go to work, do what's asked of them, leave promptly at 5, and return home to sit on the couch and watch TV. Society tells us that this is what it means to lead a balanced life. Don't stress too much or work too hard. Your career isn't everything. But Grant Cardone thinks this preoccupation with balance has really just given an excuse to be mediocre.
The beselling author, self-made multimillionaire, radio and TV personality, and owner of the Whatever It Takes Network knows that if you want real success, you have to be obsessed. You have to be hungry and hyper-focused and insatiable, and not listen to naysayers who tell you to tone it down. You also have to know how to harness that obsession so that you can use it to your advantage.
Some of his maxims:"Criticism is easily avoided by saing nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.""Never fear the haters - fear the weak who listen to them.""Most people are dying at 20 and making it official at 80. Most people are living their life with nothing to brag or talk about."If you're looking for someone to coddle you and make excuses for your lack of success, you've come to the wrong audiobook.
I have read Hundreds of books like this and this is by far my favorite. He pinpoints the qualities that most of us have deep inside us that we need to exploit. I highly recommend this book, it’s the best money i’ve spent lately!
Didn’t have the desired effect
I’m not trying to be mean. I really liked the millionaire booklet. It inspired me to pursue a second flow of income. Thank you!
With this audiobook I am having a very difficult time getting through it. I don’t know why exactly, but I find this listen to be extremely obnoxious. It often seems disingenuous. Like there should be a ? at the end of the sentences when you tell people to become obsessed.
Obsession by any definition I know is essentially a state of being manically driven by an aberration. I don’t think that’s what you mean, but that’s the word you’re using. You can make up all the definitions for it that you want, but the actual definition is what it is.
In the introduction I shut it off three times so I could take a break. Was a grind and I question that there’s truth in the advice. But each time I convinced myself to give it another chance. Halfway through the introduction I said screw it, maybe the first chapter is where it starts to get good! So I skipped to the first chapter.
In the first chapter there was a 30 second stretch when the tension eased up and I found myself enjoying the listen. Then it promptly went back to whatever it was doing before, and I decided to shut it off.
I wanted it to be inspiring. But I’m not feeling it. Sorry, dude. But booklet though! I feel like I was changed for the better by that one.