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  • How the Timeless Wisdom of One Man Can Impact an Entire Generation
  • Written by: Rick Rigsby
  • Narrated by: Rick Rigsby
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout

Written by: Rick Rigsby
Narrated by: Rick Rigsby
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USA Today and Wall Street Journal best seller

Learn how life can be enhanced, how a corporate culture can be changed, how a family can be united - by living the simple lessons of a third-grade dropout.

We live in an era of low expectations. In fact, we tend to celebrate low expectations. The way in which we choose to live and work today is a far cry from the purposeful living of our parents. 

Have we reached the point in our society where it is more important to look good rather than be good? Has the pride in doing good work been replaced by self-entitlement, perfect offices, and slick suits? 

This book reacquaints listeners with the wisdom - the common sense that was practiced simply and unwittingly by those who represent a generation gone by:

  • A generation that worked hard without complaining 
  • A generation that did whatever was necessary to support their families 
  • A generation that took pride in doing a good job 
  • A generation that had high expectations for themselves and the others they were responsible for 

One such member of this generation was a third-grade dropout, a man who never hid behind any excuse. A man who never allowed his problems or lack of a formal education to determine his present or affect his future. A man who realized that destiny was a choice and not a chance. 

This book communicates lessons from that man’s life - the kind of wisdom that is rare in society today. It’s the kind of wisdom that will help you be a better person, a greater leader, a more effective worker.

That man was Rick Rigsby’s father, and this book contains his impactful, far-reaching story - of how a life can be enhanced, of how a corporate culture can be changed, of how a family can be united - by living the simple lessons of a third-grade dropout.

©2006 Rick Rigsby (P)2017 Thomas Nelson

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  • 2020-09-13

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Thank you for passing on your dads teaching to world and sharing these lessons. Thanks.

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words to live by.

This book is one of the best it has a message to base your whole life around...

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Rick Rigsby had to many memberberries

Though Rick Rigsby’s is undeniably inspirational in his writing, his word view in many aspects is outdated. He is falling into the common trap of nostalgia and lays the worlds problems at the foot of a generational demise that may have been howled about since the beginning of time. It’s the baby boomers outcry that goes hand in hand with the Times Cover depicting the infamous millennial or with South Parks memberberries and completely ignores the social-economical changes of the last 50 years.

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  • Rodrick
  • 2018-01-21

A Mans, Man

Fathers not only teach us, but the make us men in the process. I thank God for your father as the things he taught you, my father also taught. We all need a reminder ever so often. God Bless!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-01-19

excellent

This is the first audible book I listened to in it entirety without a break. I first heard Dr.Rigsby speaking to college grads on FB. His father was amazing. I will incorporate his mentality into my life and share it with my son.

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  • Rich sykes
  • 2020-04-24

message was good

I definitely liked the message of the book. The storyline was pretty good. I like the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-12-10

Great Book. Choose to always STAND!! What a read.

Loved it! For someone that hates to read, this audio was perfect and right on time for my life. There is invaluable lessons being taught. Thank you.

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  • Adale
  • 2022-12-26

love the wisdom of this book!

Great book. part of my book club with my grandkids!! a must read for all

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  • ff
  • 2022-11-26

Thank you for sharing your fathers wisdom!

I have read many books in my 68 years but this one book just put all my thoughts and fears together and placed in my heart. I will share the wisdom you have shared with others. God challenged me after the death of my beloved husband in 2017 which I tried to ignore. Of course He would have none of that. He asked me if I was going to be obedient or safe. He asked me if I believe He loves me as much as I love Him. Wait. What. He asked me to step out in faith. I didn’t believe He loved me as much because I wasn’t worthy. Imagine a cliff edge and you are standing on it. Trust me to catch you. So I stepped off the ledge and landed in His living arms. I stood from that day and continue to stand today.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-01-08

outstanding

Ricks story is amazingly uplifting, hes very fortunate to have been taught so many lessons from his father, then to pass those lessons to us is a true Blessing.

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  • Kim
  • 2021-11-17

Fantastic!

What a wonderful, honest and grounded outlook on Life and how to live a meaningful Life.

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  • HDR
  • 2021-09-02

Great!!

This book cuts through all the wasted use of English words and gets right to life lesson that can without a doubt make you a better person. Following this self assessment will tell you exactly who you are and what you need to do improve. One of the best self help books I’ve read in years.

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  • Ron Cutcher
  • 2021-08-26

great advice

This this is a great book well worth purchasing. I'm going to pass it on to some people I know and hopes that they read it.