• How to Be Better at Almost Everything

  • Learn Anything Quickly, Stack Your Skills, Dominate
  • Auteur(s): Pat Flynn
  • Narrateur(s): Pat Flynn
  • Durée: 4 h et 23 min
  • Version intégrale Livre audio
  • Date de publication: 2019-01-29
  • Langue: Anglais
  • Éditeur: Brilliance Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars (4 évaluations)

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It's one of the biggest lies you've probably heard your entire life: Mastering one specific skill set is the key to success. That may have been true 20 years ago, but in today's global economy, being the best at a single thing just doesn't cut it anymore.

Think about those people who somehow manage to be amazing at everything they do - the multi-millionaire CEO with the bodybuilder physique or the rock star with legions of adoring fans. We all quietly envy them from time to time - how do they manage to be so much better at life?

It’s tempting to believe they've achieved greatness because they're the very best in their field... or think that maybe it's just dumb luck. But it's much more than that. They've defied traditional perceptions of success by acquiring and applying multiple skills to make themselves valuable to others. They’ve become generalists.

In How to Be Better at Almost Everything, best-selling author, fitness expert, entrepreneur, and professional business coach Pat Flynn shares the secrets to learning (almost) every skill, from marketing to music to martial arts to writing and relationships, teaching how to combine interests to achieve greatness in any field. His direct, “Generalist” approach to self-improvement gives you the tools you need to make your mark on the world and make buckets of money - without losing your soul.

Discover how to:

  • Learn any skill with only an hour of practice a day through repetition and resistance.
  • Package all your passions into a single toolkit for success with skill stacking
  • Turn those passions into paychecks by transforming yourself into a person of interest. 

In today’s fast-paced, constantly evolving world, it’s no longer good enough to have a single specialty. To really get ahead you need a diverse portfolio of hidden talents you can pull from your back pocket at a moment’s notice. How to Be Better at Almost Everything teaches you how to gain a competitive edge in both your professional life and personal life.

©2019 Brilliance Audio, Inc. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with BenBella Books.

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  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars

Far More Religious Than You'll Expect

In the beginning, the book offered some advice that I found basic but useful - par for the course for a book of this type. The author interjected the right amount of humour, with only some of it being cringey "dad jokes", and he's a good speaker which helped immensely. Keep that "in the beginning" in mind, because I'll be getting back to it.

Content-wise, the first half was essentially a collection of the author's musings and interests, loosely structured into a "system" for improving your life. Basically just the author's thoughts on meditation/prayer (good), yoga (bad because it lets demons into your body), logic (good), making your bed (good) and faith (super good). Most of this is presented in a completely shallow way. For example, the segments on meditation don't tell you how to meditate, only that you should, and the segments on logic similarly provide only a few pointers but don't get into what makes a good argument.

Tonally, the first half was all over the place. It went from folksy, g-rated wisdom about being a generalist vs. specialist, would slam the shifter and start carrying on about how the literal devil makes you resist writing your sc-ifi novel about a sex-robot uprising, and then drop a joke about premature ejaculation. It honestly felt at times like the author had found God half-way through writing, but didn't want to go back and edit anything for consistency.

I'm not religious, but the author clearly is and interjects this throughout the book. Initially, I didn't have an issue with it - it's helpful to know where an author is coming from, and I don't need to agree with everything in the book to get value out of it.

However, about halfway through the religious interjections went from a background hum to a full sermon delivered by a sidewalk preacher with a megaphone. There's a section on the importance of faith where the author goes on a long meander about good and evil, which reaches its nadir when he talks about how kids with cancer are a good thing because they make people nicer to each other. Really? God gives kids cancer so people will be nicer to their parents and feel better about themselves because they aren't dying in agonizing pain? Great, I'm sure those kids and their parents will appreciate being used as a prop in other people's uplifting life lessons.

This was the point where I decided I needed to see other books.

I flipped through the reviews for this book on Audible and Amazon, of which there seemed to be a curiously high number (and virtually all of the reviewers giving a perfect 5-stars), and the heavy-handed religious messaging isn't mentioned once.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • JC
  • 2019-02-13

All you need for a fullfiled and productive life!

After reading a hundred best rated books about self-development and business, I have to say this one easily makes the top five. I will explain why in a second, but first, let me say that after listening to this audiobook, I am going to order a hardcover copy and give it a prime spot on my bookshelf.

Why did this book make me so excited?

1. Firstly, it offers a unique ideology for personal progress. Pat Flynn didn’t just rephrase knowledge from other books (which is quite a common practice nowadays), but he gave the world a whole new priceless point of view.

2. Secondly, the book gives you a well-thought blueprint for living a more fulfilled and more successful life. It’s gives you a complete framework and all the tools you need to create a better tomorrow for yourself and the people around you. All the thoughts and practices are connected and conveyed with a sense of clarity and completeness.

3. Thirdly, I immediately connected with the book because I am good at many things and has a hard time choosing what to focus on, which is exactly the premise of the book. If you, however, are a type that is extremely specialized at one thing, this book won’t probably make a lot of sense to you.

4. Last, but not least, Pat Flynn is an excellent narrator with a brisk sense of humor and a great deal of motivational urgency in his tone that makes you get up and act!

The funny thing is, I hadn't heard about Pat Flynn before reading this book. I mean this Pat Flynn. There is another Pat Flynn, equally famous, the guy behind Smart Passive Income blog, who, I thought, wrote this book. To my surprise, this author is another person with the same name, but also (unbelievably) with the same or better quality of material and delivery!

Respect! I became a big fan and heartfully recommend reading this book to anyone interested in getting ahead in their life.

6 personnes sur 6 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Michael A.
  • 2019-02-06

Short and to the point

Excellent book. Reads like a distillation of many self-help books I’ve read. Pat Flynn does a good job of laying out important good mindset and important life skills.

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  • Au global
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  • Katie Rushing
  • 2019-02-04

Not really “anything”

It’s really hyper focused on exercise. Not what I expectedd and it wasn’t worth the time.

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  • Au global
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  • Litbovely
  • 2019-02-08

Way too much religion

Some good advice on personal development, especially in the beginning, but too many attempts at entertainment, and worse: increasing amounts of cross-selling Christianity.

At one point the author actually attributes life’s hardships to the devil and his demons. In others, he claims that faith in god is a requirement for leading a good life. Of course, he also defines god as “something greater” and completely unreachable so as to evade refuting by logical arguments - that he, quite inconsistently, otherwise advocates.

Mildly interesting read, but ultimately tiring, a bit too self centered and arrogant, not very intelligent, and ultimately not worth the time.

10 personnes sur 19 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
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  • Anthony
  • 2019-05-23

Some good content; very tough to listen to.

Mr. Flynn has some quality content in this book, for sure. However, the quality nuggets are surrounded by quite a lot of repetitive nonsense.

He often dives into these fictional narratives where he's addressing groups of kids. Not only are these incredibly patronizing and unrealistic, they are repetitive to the point of frustration. It's like he's trying to convince adults to buy into his ideas by speaking to us like fictional 8 year old kids with adult vocabularies. I work for a school, and if I ever spoke to our students in the ridiculous, high-brow language that Mr. Flynn uses with his fictional ones, I'd be met with a sea of dumbfounded, confused looks.

Plus, these narratives do absolutely nothing -- nothing -- to add new information. They simply repeat the ideas he's already explained, except in a way that is, as mentioned, quite patronizing.

I wish I could have made it through the whole book, but I gave up about halfway through out of frustration. Returned for a refund.

  • Au global
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  • Anita
  • 2019-04-21

fun to listen and very encouraging!

I used to think being interested in a lot of things was something wrong, but now I understand that is actually a necessity! the Author gives advice on how to get better at different skills and how to stay focused so you can accomplish your goals in this life time!

  • Au global
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  • John Burke
  • 2019-03-27

Good basic principles but a little preachy at times

Mr Flynn does a good job outlining the basic principles that allowed him to succeed as a “generalist”. Unfortunately, he went a little far afield during the middle of the book on the impact of his religious faith on his life. While I have no problem with an author having profound religious beliefs, it was really not relevant to the stated purpose of the book and made me want to skip ahead.

  • Au global
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  • Mark
  • 2019-02-23

Generally great

I'm sure I'll go back to this time an time again he opened my mind on how to accomplish my goals and not worry so much about being perfect or the best at it and also a realistic way to do it

  • Au global
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  • Kindle Customer
  • Laguna Niguel, CA USA
  • 2019-02-21

Much enthusiasm for being average.

I loved listening to the book and it was very enthusiastic, however it will take me a while to get over my perfectionism. Having many skills seems less stressful, but does take longer to aquire. I doubt our society looks up to the older folks with a lifetime of experiences.

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  • Au global
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  • Prbert
  • NEW BRIGHTON, MN, US
  • 2019-02-16

Concise, Witty, and Engaging!

This book is rather short, but is well-made. The author, a fitness entrepreneur demonstrates the importance of being a generalist first hand: he wrote and narrated the book. His reading is personable, it feels like he's sitting down next to you and just chatting - there is some Witty humor, random side commentary, and unexpected expressions not found in a typical audiobook. This may be off-putting to some, but not me. I thought the way this book was performed was brilliant.

As far as content is concerned, this book has practical advice, and lays a foundation with principles that are clearly defined and applicable. Throughout the book, you are reminded of these principles and they are... integrated—see what I did there?— into the practical examples and subsequent concepts.

A great purchase all-around, I'm very glad I snagged the pre-order.