How to Get Back Up

A Memoir of Failure & Resilience
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About This Audible Original

We all fail. We all fall. We all need to know how to get back up. Few know this better than New York Times best-selling author and Ontario native Neil Pasricha. Before selling over a million copies of his Book of Awesome series and touring the world to teach Fortune 500 CEOs, Ivy league deans, and members of the royal family how to unlock a positive mind-set, Pasricha’s life hit rock bottom. In this Audible Original, you'll hear for the first time Neil's very personal story of failure and resilience — and you'll learn how you, too, can find the strength to get back up.

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''Nobody wakes up wanting to be terrible [at their job].''
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    A Memoir of Failure and Resilience
  • ''Nobody wakes up wanting to be terrible [at their job].''
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    A Memoir of Failure and Resilience
  • ''The hard truth is that we learn from pain.''
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    A Memoir of Failure and Resilience
  • ''The pace of productivity growth is faster than at any other time in history.''

Audible Editor Review

To all outward appearances, Neil Pasricha is the kind of guy you'd expect to put out a traditional blockbuster self-improvement audiobook. Motivational speaker: check. Three-million-times-viewed TED Talk: check. Resume featuring big-name brands like Walmart: check. And while How to Get Back Up may prove to be an eventual blockbuster, it is anything but traditional — namely because it emphasizes philosophies like "be different, not better." Take it from Pasricha, who was inspired to espouse the "just get up" approach after his marriage ended and his best friend took his own life — in the same week. But you needn't have experienced major catastrophes to get something from this. It really resonated with me as a parent of children who are just getting into the homework game, worrying about fitting in, and taking their first tests. —Courtney Reimer

Behind the Scenes with Neil Pasricha

The problem with the self-help industry, Neil explains, is that ''we aren't sharing the grey stories — the stories in between the lines of the big, high-milestone moments that are on the cover of every greeting card.''
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Neil Pasricha

About the Author and Narrator

Neil Pasricha is the New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Equation and the Book of Awesome series, which has been published in ten countries, spent over five years on best seller lists, and sold over a million copies. Neil is a Harvard MBA, one of the most popular TED speakers of all time, and after 10 years heading Leadership Development at Walmart he now serves as Director of The Institute for Global Happiness.

He has dedicated the past 15 years of his life to developing leaders, creating global programs inside the world's largest companies and speaking to hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. He lives in Toronto with his wife and sons.

Description

“Dale Carnegie was last century. Stephen Covey was last decade. Neil Pasricha is what’s now.” (Susan Cain)

We all fail. We all fall. We all need to know how to get back up. Few know this better than New York Times best-selling author Neil Pasricha. For the first time, he tells his story and shows you how.

Before selling over a million copies of his Book of Awesome series and touring the world to teach Fortune 500 CEOs, Ivy league deans, and members of the royal family how to unlock a positive mind-set, Pasricha’s life hit rock bottom.

He flamed out of his dream job and then racked up $300,000 of debt as a failed entrepreneur. He lost his best friend to suicide and his wife to divorce - in the same week. And then there were his own demons - the hang-ups, anxieties, and bouts of self-doubts that plagued him from adolescence.

And yet, inch by inch, Neil learned how to get back up. And you can, too.

How to Get Back Up combines Neil’s very personal story of failure and resilience, told for the first time, with the latest scientific research on happiness, along with a strong dose of the self-development strategies Neil’s honed over the past decade to get more done and live a fuller life. The result is a hilarious, genre-bending original that will change your life. It’s filled with actionable lessons on resilience and perseverance, such as:

  • The 3 B’s of getting yourself out of burnout.
  • The single word that opens up any opportunity.
  • The most important question you need to ask when sizing up a new opportunity.
  • A simple step-by-step framework for letting go of shame.
  • How just two minutes can make every day intentional.   

Told with heart and rippling with emotion, How to Get Back Up is at times funny, heartbreaking, counterintuitive, and inspiring. It’s the story of a life lived better - a story we all can have.

©2018 Neil Pasricha (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Love the realness!

Loved the transparency Neil is serving up here. ESPECIALLY chapter 11 where he digs into all of his personal failures that eventually set him up for success. Literally laughed out loud at all the obscure website ideas that tanked. Bullshit-free and full of relatable anecdotes and realness!

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I couldn't stop listening

I loved that it was raw and as much as he was reading it felt as if he was just telling me about his life over coffee. so glad I made the choice for this one. I adopted a few tidbits. great book

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Great message - Failure is OK. Become Resilent

This was an easy book to listen to. Lots of great nuggets as takeaways. I recommend this book to anyone struggling with failure and the inability to get back up and face the adversity. Jeffrey (Jeff) C. Marr

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Great story

Thank you, Neil for sharing your story. I’m on that dark and twisty path of self discovery and your memoir has provided me with some courage, hope, feeling that I’m totally normal, and some laughs! Also, Oshawa in the house! 🙌🏻

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Don't bother

I honestly wanted to like this audio book. The title and subject matter seemed to indicate that it would be similar to other books in the same vein. It isn't. This is just a place holder of a "book" that was obviously done just to fulfill some kind of an obligation to Audible.

The, "Stories" are exceptionally common with no true insight and are so mundane that I found myself skipping ahead so much to try to find something, anything interesting that I just gave up on the book.

The author is also the reader for this book and he is terrible. It's incredibly obvious that he thinks he's good at it, but compared to professional readers his voice, cadence, even attitude is incredibly annoying.

A complete and utter waste of time and unlistenable. I may be mistaken in my assessment though as I was unable to finish the book in any way whatsoever.

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More of a biography than motivation

This book is overhyped
Im 4 chapters in and its mostly about his upbringing i’m also from his ethnicity and my upbringing is similar so i can relate but I didn’t download this to hear about his upbringing in Canada I wanted more motivational strong facts to get ahead in life I got depressed hearing it so far

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I loved it!

I loved the whole story!
The only thing I didn’t really
Like was the weed part haha

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-10-13

Great memoir. Must read!

To be honest, I did not know the author, Neil Pasricha, before I bought this book. I was just having a hard time at work as a research scientist, and was failing and feeling like I shouldn't have fun in my life at all because I'm so bad at everything, and also should not be making money receiving salaries because I'm wasting humanity's resources. Basically I was just feeling terrible. That's when this book just popped up in the audible top page so I just gave it a go using my new credit even if I didn't know the guy. I needed to get back up.

Boy I'm so glad. Neil just totally rescued myself from my 2-year stretching misery by publishing this audiobook.

Soon after I started listening, I realized that this story was organized as a memoir (rather than something like a systematic analysis or some sort of failure/resilience) about a writer podcaster and a TED talk speaker that I do not know (I'm sure he's famous but I don't usually watch TED talks). That's when I realized the word "memoir" in the subtitle of the book.

But his story was engaging, writing was beautiful, tempo was pleasant, jokes were fun and overall it was just a great listen so I kept listening.
And listening.
And I just finished the whole audiobook in 2 days and it was AWESOME.

It's a bit hard for me to pin-point what was good about this book because there are so many aspects of it. There was a lot of his memoir stories than I thought, which was very interesting and fun. But it was not just that; Neil talks about in detail how he did the "getting back up" part -- about "sticking to systems" is more important than "goal setting". And those are not like another new tricks or hacks; he describes systems in a light and easy way using his personal stories, but I understood the content itself was pretty fundamental (I think he is good at this because he has the "untouchable days" to think deeply - read the book!).

Everyday life is getting so complicated too much and it's easy to get overwhelmed by them. Until not so long ago, people used to have a common way ("system") to live that everyone sticks to, but the increasingly diverse lifestyle and the information explosion is making us difficult to decide how should we live everyday. I became increasingly confused and anxious after I came to the US few years ago from Asia, where the culture (especially working culture) was quite different. I really liked how Neil introduced his system to the readers and how it works for him. I guess I need to figure out and build a system that works for me - and his advice in Chapter 11-14 (3B, making contracts, confessions) sounds like the systems I needed to try out.

And above all, the thing that touched me the most was his wonderful family and the love that's pouring out from his voice. I especially loved listening to the final chapter.

I became a great fan of Neil by listening to this book. (Also this is my first time to write a review, ever! I'm not good at writing English and haven't thought of writing any, until now.) I will recommend this audiobook to everyone; and I'm sure you will also be able to feel the awesomeness of our everyday life that he shares by his fantastic narration.

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  • Au global
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  • Sena
  • 2018-10-16

A story well told

I can relate to Neil. I am an immigrant and take care of my family back home. It is very hard when people look up to you and you realize if you don't force yourself to go to work, people won't eat.

I got this book because I feel down most of the time now and needed a " pick me up". I like how passionate and close knit Neil's family are. You can tell it is the great upbringing that has led Neil to be the way he is.

Along the way, many things went wrong. He felt he wasn't good enough at his first job, his marriage failed, his mother etc. But with all that, he never gave up and kept going on even when he was so stressed, couldn't sleep and lost forty pounds.

This book was thoughtfully put together. It is a book that you can relate to those times you just want to give up. I recommend it. Thank you Neil for sharing and I enjoyed that thoughtful note your father read.

Very touching.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-10-20

Can’t wait to listen to Neil Pasricha’s other books!

The whole book felt Honest, genuine and sincere. Loved every bit. I especially loved the story of Neil’s dad.

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  • gadgethog
  • 2018-10-27

Touching, educational and wildly brave.

The book is touching yet also warmly and surprisingly hilarious. It's raw but also extremely delicate. It's obviously self-reflective for the author, but I love how he also made it so self-reflective for us too. So many of my own emotions, basement walls and acceptance issues to face through the journey of his story.

It's also actionable. In addition to all of the lessons in failure, there are some great tools mixed in that explain how he has managed to be so successful through failure but also in general. I needed this book. If you're searching for something then maybe you need this book too. Most of all, I appreciate the author's bravery in writing this tearful, funny and inspiring memoir.

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  • Michele Rubino
  • 2018-10-26

Raw and relatable!

I really enjoyed this audio book. It was easy to listen to while cooking, walking, and pre-bedtime routine. Neil's personality shines through and it was so interesting to hear stories about how he grew up in a Hindi family. (Turmeric is the king!) This book reminds us all that our setbacks (failures) are not the end of the story. It's not what happens to us, it's what we do with it that makes all the difference. It's refreshing to hear a successful self-help author admit they don't have it all figured out and the memoir format makes for an intimate interesting read. Highly recommend this book!

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  • Bo Boswell
  • 2018-10-26

A heartfelt memoir distilled into life advice

I've been following Neil for awhile after stumbling onto his 3 Books podcast, which I listen to religiously. What I got from this book is similar to what I get from his podcast: meaningful life experiences that provide some background into the useful advice that can I can implement into my own life.

To me, this book is about self-discovery, persistence, and finding your own place in the world. Neil boldly tells us about his personal experiences struggling with his culture and heritage, and how he faced professional adversity and used the lessons learned from those failures to build the life and success that he has today.

Neil gives us a rare look behind the curtain as he shares the details about his experiences that led to the creation of his wildly popular blog (and book), 1000AwesomeThings.com.

When I finished this book, I felt like I'd had a warm, personal conversation with Neil about his life and the valuable lessons he's learned from his experiences. I wish there were more books that were this sincere and touching, as well as being enlightening and instructive.

Neil personally challenges us to be the best version of ourselves, and gives us valuable advice based on his own experiences. A truly impactful work.

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  • Bronwen Jesswein
  • 2018-10-24

Encouraging, Honest and Heartwarming

Neil has a unique voice. I liked how vulnerable and honest he was with the listener. I found him encouraging, funny and engaging. He is sincere and helpful. His insights were profound, but presented in a humble and thus very palatable way. I hope he writes more!

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  • Aggman
  • 2018-11-14

Simple and Effective Lessons

This Audible book is both entertaining and informative. Neil delivers this book as if he's talking in our living rooms. He talks about his most personal obstacles, his parents' lessons, and makes it all come alive. There are a lot of good tidbits of advice that are worth listening to and writing down. Well worth the investment.

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  • Jzball
  • 2018-11-13

good book for when you have been kicked in the gut

this help bring my spirits up when your employer and life push you down. keep moving forward

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  • VikkyV33
  • 2018-11-13

Thank You

Honest and genuine. Really felt like I could relate. Will use some tips provided in my own life. Thank you for your time.

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