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Are You Ready to Raise a Ruckus?

You're probably good at your job, maybe even great. But secretly, do you yearn to fly higher? To challenge the rules and surprise us with something remarkable? To instigate delight, connection, and real change? To choose better over safer?

Business and cultural visionary Seth Godin has transformed the terrain of marketing and commerce more than once. But many of his readers remain stuck in their own work lives. So what's keeping us back? "The problem isn't a lack of knowledge or skill," he's realized. "The problem is fear." With Leap First, Seth Godin is here to help. This immersive audio program invites us to learn with him personally, unrehearsed and in the moment, as he shines a light for us, not with answers but with questions on the road to:

  • Overcoming our instinctual resistance to risk and change
  • Discovering our creative genius in the face of the empty page or whiteboard
  • Finding the courage to share that work - with vulnerability, generosity, and results

Recorded in an intimate gathering of aspiring entrepreneurs, writers, and leaders, Leap First teaches us 49 essential principles, practices, and life lessons that have helped Seth the most in his own work and life. More than an audiobook or keynote speech, each track here presents a carefully chosen catalyst intended to trigger our own passion and insight with each listening.

"It always feels too soon to leap. But you have to. Because that's the moment between you and remarkable. I hope this helps you return to that edge. And then, to leap."

©2015 Seth Godin (P)2015 Seth Godin

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My go to recording, when I’m down

This is Seth Godin at his best. This is the type of recording you you will want to revisit over and over again, especially if you have self doubts about being creative. The recording is the perfect length. The lessons and ideas are very uplifting. I wish I discovered this years ago, but I am very happy that I finally found it. Listen with an open mind. Apply the ideas to your life and start a rucks. #Audible1

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Amazing audiobook!

I love his stories and metaphors that accompany his messages. This was a really enjoyable and useful listen! Thanks Seth Godin!

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great content, bad division into too few chapters

Really excellent content and reading. Only complaint is the chunks of music between segments that can't be skipped because the whole text only has two "chapters".

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Had no idea what he was talking about. Very unfocused and felt like he just rambled on and on.

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Inspiring, both content and delivery

What a beautiful mind. It's a work of art to be able to inspire creativity and awaken the listener to the meaning and effect of this creativity in the world.

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Incredible

For anyone who is doubting themselves as a creator, you need to pay your success tax.

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  • 2015-03-10

Great content but audio needs to improve

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Seth is great but his content deserves better production work. I have 3 audio books from Seth with subpar audio quality. I know Seth himself don't really care about audio quality as he mentioned in his speech but it does make a difference. With proper loudness normalization and equalization, they can sound a lot clearer especially when you listen while walking on the street or driving.

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  • Ryan
  • 2015-02-05

Don't eat the marshmallow

I love that this isn't an audio version of a book but it is a true audiobook. Created precisely for audio format.
Seth delivers many truth bombs that will inspire you do to your best work and live a life that matters. For the cheap price buying this audiobook shouldn't even be a question
Get it!

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  • Raul Arenas
  • 2015-06-01

Second time is even better

Readings Godin's books a second time around and deciding to ship this review as a contribution to the "network". Thanks Seth Godin for your contribution to our understanding of the mechanics the survival instinct as a deterrent of our capabilities to innovate and deliver work that matters.

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  • Andrew
  • 2015-03-15

I typically love Seth Godin but not this time

I have a ton of Seth's books and love them all but this one wasn't good. Its really hard to hear and understand what he's saying. Maybe its just the format, but it didn't work for me. I'd recommend many of his other books, but not this one.

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  • Tim Kehoe
  • 2016-07-26

inspirational

lots of short stories to help understand. short and useful. interesting listen. good quality audio.

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  • Taurayi W. Zhanje
  • 2015-07-25

Pithy & practical

This is a book for people who want to make a difference but are sitting on their hands. It a good kick in the pants. It is honest about what the opportunity is for us, the reasons we avoid shipping and what we can do about it. I listened to it four times in a row and then I went to work on a long shelved project. Thanks Seth!

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  • Cynthia Ware
  • 2015-07-23

Compelled to make a habit of creating without fear

Seth points out our habit of fear in response to the natural call to create. He reminds us of cultural processes put in place that supports factory readiness, which is a call to conformity and recitation. We miss so much joy in life by fearing to respond to a craft in a personal way. And we cheat the world.6

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  • Michelle M
  • 2015-03-24

Love Seth!

Sometimes I think he reads my mind!

It's so important to understand the idea of art. This has been my perspective for 25 years. It's nice to have that idea validated.

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  • @ChadGrills
  • 2015-02-04

I'm listening again right now.

Seth nails it. This is a great little audio book that you'll be able to listen to many times. Enjoy!

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  • Rachel C.
  • 2020-11-11

Powerful Book!!

This book is gold. I feel like it could be 20 books all in one. If you’re looking for a really, really great self development book, this is it!! Hands down one of the best books I’ve read! Thank you, Seth Godin for another piece of gold!