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Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter

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For the first time, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson opens up about his amazing comeback - from tragic personal loss to thriving businessman and cable’s highest-paid executive - in this unique self-help guide, his first since his blockbuster New York Times best seller The 50th Law.

In his early 20s, Curtis Jackson, known as 50 Cent, rose to the heights of fame and power in the cutthroat music business. A decade ago, the multi-platinum selling rap artist decided to pivot. His ability to adapt to change was demonstrated when he became the executive producer and star of Power, a high-octane, gripping crime drama centered around a drug kingpin's family. The series quickly became "appointment" television, leading to Jackson inking a four-year, $150 million contract with the Starz network - the most lucrative deal in premium cable history. 

Now, in his most personal audiobook, Jackson shakes up the self-help category with his unique, cutting-edge lessons and hard-earned advice on embracing change. Where The 50th Law tells listeners, "Fear nothing and you shall succeed", Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter builds on this message, combining it with Jackson's street smarts and hard-learned corporate savvy to help listeners successfully achieve their own comeback - and to learn to flow with the changes that disrupt their own lives.

©2020 Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (P)2020 HarperAudio

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ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE

loved that this was completely narrated by Curtis which gave the book a more personal effect in my opinion and there were gems to success that I can now apply into my life.

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Pure Gold!

Very honest and interesting read. I found the book educational and the story line was captivating. Also, being read by 50 Cent himself is a great plus.

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50 the mentor I didn’t know I needed

This work by Curtis “50 cent” Jackson is the book that every fan, entrepreneur and self determined individual needs to read. I have more respect for him now then before. His principles, genuine reflections and honesty have helped me in my personal world shift. Each chapter is latent with gems of wisdom, and for those able to take and directly apply the lessons he learned and shared will no doubt help move you forward in your own life. An absolute must listen.

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WOW 👏 😮 👏 😮 🙌🔥🔥🔥🔥MUST READ!

I use to be excited to here his music, now I'm excited reading his books. I agree with Russell...if you're not, you're on your way to becoming enlightened.

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Really good book

Changed my way of thinking withing a week. My first audiobook experience. 50 Cent is a blessing.

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Amazing

this will take you to a new level alot of good prospectives and real life problems

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it was easy to finish. engaging. i just wish it never ended and he got more in depth on certain things. overall great

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Stellar

Cannot say enough good things about this book! Inspirational, practical and laced with enough interesting information about Fifty that held my interest as a fan as well.

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Worth every penny

Probably the best book I ever bought in 2020. Absolutely recommended. You learn do much from this guy.

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Master Piece

Reading this book I felt as if I was getting sound advice from a big brother I never had.

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  • 2020-04-29

The King of PETTY to Coach of the Chess team

I never cared too much for 50 cent. I've also never bought or listened to any of his albums. I found him to be in conflict with people far too often and I considered him to be petty and low-level functioning. Why get in the ring when you own the stadium? It didn't make sense to me. It's one thing to be in conflict earlier on in your career but at this point?... For what and why? I just so happened to be reading the 50th Law when he dropped his new book I wasn't sure if the genius behind the 50th law was truly Robert Greene with Curtis as the billboard or if it was actually a partnership. When I got the notification for his new book, I purchased it immediately.

Never would I have ever thought all of his conflict were ALL purposeful and calculated. I was shocked to know he connected the dots enough to create such strategic moves. A lot of his principles are things I do. 'How I play my hand' if you will. The duality to him is interesting because it's something we all deal with on some level. Curtis, the business man, head coach of the chess team, mogul and business man wrote this book. It was refreshing and highly worth the read for anyone who is in need of strengthening their mindset and needing assistance in getting put on to the rules to handling business wither entrepreneurial or corporate. You can hear the vulnerability and pain speaking of certain situations in his life - his first born son and his son's mother.

My hope is to see him come full circle in stepping into the full power he has acquired in business within his broken personal relationships. It would be a true demonstration of actualizing acquired knowledge only time can tell. Anywho... there is a lot of truth and tools on this man's tool belt and it would be nice to see more of this side of Curtis. I look forward to his next projects... Lord knows I can't wait for Power Book II !! WHEW!!

The one thing I loved most about this book, is it exemplifies a personal belief of mine which is 'Nothing is ever wasted'. Everything you go through.. every trial, error, triumph or defeat all serve a purpose for you to learn from. Those gems you gain from the experiences will be useful to you somewhere down the line. Curtis is living proof! He applied his street smarts to the boardroom and he's winning. Kudos to more win, greater success and for filling meaningful relationships. Much respect!

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  • 2020-04-28

Perform every action like your life depends on it

Listened to this on 2X speed to see how fast I could hustle my way to end.

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Several stories and concepts that are practical and useful to non-celebrities.

Good suggestions on strategic planning.

A definitive guide on how to never become complacent.

50 has the same amount of hours in a day as the rest of them; however he hustles non-stop in order to accomplish his goals and isn’t afraid of failure.

Story is prime example that effort prevails over talent and IQ every time.

Thanks Curtis for sharing your story with the world as a lab experiment.

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Kind of slow and repetitive at certain points but 50’s enthusiasm is able to move the narrative along.

OVERALL: I highly recommend this book at faster listening speeds.


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  • Terrill Ford
  • 2020-04-28

One of the best BOOKS IN 2020

So many jewels in this book it's crazy!!! This aint the IG 50 trolling people. This the 44 year old Curtis, that pays tons of respect to the veterans of the game Diddy, Hov, and Dre. He admits his flaws, which shows tremendous growth. Going back for a second listen!!

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  • Efosa E.
  • 2020-04-29

Fantastic Fiddy, well done!

50 did it again!!! Another hit (in print this time). Maintains the reader's interest throughout. Recommended reading for sure inspiration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-04-29

“50 cent”, all grown up before our eyes !

An enjoyable listen from someone who didn’t have any expectations to live this long and who has earned everything through his own straight up hustle and hard work. A combination of self reflection, wisdom and a no nonsense player, even at this age!

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  • Theresa
  • 2020-04-29

So MANY GEMS IN THIS BOOK

50 taught me so much in this book and to think I named my son Marquise after his son and they both just alike. Disrespectful as hell but like 50 I still want to see him WIN. This book has so many lessons in it that I’m about to start it over and start writing them down to learn them. Very powerful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-04-30

#1 Best Seller

From front to back I loved every word. I love the indepth look into his life he gives us. Being from Queens as well and growing up recoding music videos with my friends to 50 is the future acting like we were G-Unit, and now being at the age where I'd rather stay home with the family on my bday this book left me relating to him on so many levels.....
Chapter 4 was my favorite Chaptet but 8 touched my soul. Only the real can relate.
This is a must read for every fan, thanks Fif.

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  • David Weaver
  • 2020-04-29

Dropping gems

I love this book...he articulates everything so well on life lessons.he help give me a few pointers when I enter boardrooms as well.

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  • Sarah D A Lewis
  • 2020-05-09

Captivating conceptualization of life

I found that the story critically thought about everyday life experiences and gave measurable, attainable and reasonable ways of achieving insight and latitude. It was relatable and detailed with many attributes of sophisticated history one wouldn't otherwise be exposed . The only critique would be the pronunciation of words were sometimes skewed and there were a few too many references to those that didn't welcome his constructive criticism.

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  • Johnnie F Williams Jr
  • 2020-04-30

This guy always amazes me

This is an incredible book great motivation shows you how to hustle the smart way.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-06-06

Un des best livres

Je me suis régalé à écouter ce livre audio grâce à c’est titres incroyables merci bien

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  • Romain G.
  • 2020-05-26

Amazing book

This book was a great opportunity to see the evolution of 50cent and Curtis Jackson through these years. And we learn a lot from 50 cent who is not a simple rapper but an entrepreneur, philanthropist, producteur. Thanks for your book Curtis!