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If you could sum up Be Obsessed or Be Average in three words, what would they be?
In. Your. Face.
What other book might you compare Be Obsessed or Be Average to, and why?
Possibly something by Tony Robbins, but this guy is waaaaay more intense!
Have you listened to any of Grant Cardone’s other performances? How does this one compare?
This is my first (and I'll definitely get more!)
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Any additional comments?
Ok,yeah GC is loud, obnoxious and arrogant (and he's entitled to be, he's made an incredible life for himself). And yeah, he swears. But man, he puts a rocket up your behind like not other!!! It took me two weeks to get through this book. I listened each morning as I got ready for work (I work freelance from home) and each day I have gone to work and pushed myself harder and further than I ever dreamed I would. He really makes you see that you can't get what you want as well as make excuses for why you're not trying hard enough (we've all got them!). I'm absolutely exhausted but still pushing myself! Because when you're obsessed you don't care about being tired! Thanks GC!I would say this isn't for newbies to the self-help world because it's pretty hard core, so it's perfect for extreme self-helpers! But then again, if you're looking for inspiration and motivation and you are really ready to put the work in, this book will do that whether you are new to self help or not.Now tempted to get 10x! I'm obsessed!!!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
For my personal development I listen at least one audiobook per week. It is only rare to discover a book that challenges your thinking over and over again. I listened this book 1.5x speed, which makes Grant Cardone even more intense then he already is.
If you want you drive and passion to be lifted to another level, this is the book for you.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
While the author is certainly animated and has a lot to say, his advice could have been condensed into three chapters at most. The advice is vague, but passionately delivered, so you will feel pumped about gaining success and money but not really know how to go about it. It will help you slightly shift your mindset if you are poverty-focused.
The explanation of how to become obsessed is basic: force yourself, learn as much as you can, don't make excuses. Be selfish with your motivation and embrace being a control freak (in a good way). "Obsessed" sounds so intense, powerful, and borderline crazy or genius. Really he is just describing focus. Yes, what it comes down to is getting focused and driven. This isn't new insight for most people.
There is SO much filler in this book that I am surprised that it is so highly rated. By filler I mean piles of segments similar to "You have to be 100%!!! Don't be lazy!!! Don't ever be satisfied!!! Get aggressive!!! Take risks!!! Get outside of your comfort zone!!!! My wife is awesome!!!! Don't think about lack! Love moneeeeyyy! Get that cash!! I got a jet!!!!!
Really, his wife does seem cool. :)
So again, some good (unoriginal) content, more hype and filler. Maybe a 40/60 split.
Warning: listening to this is like listening to a 4hr+ late night OxyClean infomercial/cliche used car commercial. That's the tone... no joke.
22 of 22 people found this review helpful
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
If it was new content. This was the same information as the 10x Rule, which was great and I highly recommend. Readers should choose either this book or the 10X Rule but not both.
Has Be Obsessed or Be Average turned you off from other books in this genre?
No not the genre, but I will not buy another book from Grant Cardone in fear of wasting my money on another book with the same concepts. I feel like I was duped because I am a fan , Grant took advantage of that.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Grant Cardone?
He was a fine narrator
Any additional comments?
Repeated concepts that were already presented in his previous books.
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