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Rise and Grind

Out-Perform, Out-Work, and Out-Hustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life
Narrated by: Sway Calloway, Daymond John
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (110 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of The Power of Broke and "Shark" on ABC's hit show Shark Tank explores how grit, persistence, and good old-fashioned hard work are the backbone of every successful business and individual, and inspires listeners to Rise and Grind their way the top.

Daymond John knows what it means to push yourself hard - and he also knows how spectacularly a killer work ethic can pay off. As a young man, he founded a modest line of clothing on a $40 budget by hand-sewing hats between his shifts at Red Lobster. Today, his brand FUBU has over $6 billion in sales.

Convenient though it might be to believe that you can shortcut your way to the top, says John, the truth is that if you want to get and stay ahead, you need to put in the work. You need to out-think, out-hustle, and out-perform everyone around you. You've got to rise and grind every day.

In the anticipated follow-up to the best-selling The Power of Broke, Daymond takes an up close look at the hard-charging routines and winning secrets of individuals who have risen to the challenges in their lives and grinded their way to the very tops of their fields. Along the way, he also reveals how grit and persistence both helped him overcome the obstacles he has faced in life and ultimately fueled his success.

©2018 Daymond John (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Not bad.

Very encouraging. It all combines and makes sense in the epilogue. I have a high respect for Daymond John because of this audiobook.

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Good title and that’s all you need

The principle in the title is a good one. Not a lot of substance behind it in the rest of the book. Hey narrator it’s “ask” not “aks”, among others and that made it even more difficult to listen to hours of little substance.

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Get on that Grind

As an aspiring entrepreneur this book has made me feel so empowered. Learning how many successful people have hustled their way to where they are now really is an eye opener. There are so many useful points in this book I will definitely refer back to it when I feel I'm not as productive or when I want to take it to the next level.

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Motivating book!

This book does not sugar coat the "grind" it lets you know the grind is hard but is worth it! I enjoyed the narrator and having the author narrate since parts of the book was cool. #audible1

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Great Book!

Well writen and full of great insights from some great minds. Highly recomended read for sure.
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  • fab
  • 2018-09-18

Awesome!

I loved that book, so inspiring!
Great stories about entrepreneurs. So much to learn from other experience ! Thank you 🙏🏻
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#Audible1 Great book! Très bon livre!

I really enjoyed listening Daymond especially knowing about his dyslexia! Easy to listened.
J'ai apprécié le fait que Daymond nous raconte son histoire sachant qu'il a des difficultés avec sa dyslexie! Vraiment facile à écouter.

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Dope Book!

Love this book, always been a fan since the FUBU days, love shark tank and shopify hahaha

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helpful and very resourceful

I loved the amazing stories, anecdotes and lessons. A great way to motivate yourself daily

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There was nothing wrong with the advice in this book. Some of the stories I really resonated with, despite not knowing who the people in question were before hand. Others I didn't really care for and never really got connected to. The bigger names that I did care for like Gary V or Grant Cardone, I felt could have been longer. As they were the people I was most interested in, so yes I'm bias. I'm a little disappointed that Daymond didn't use more of his fellow sharks like Marc Cuban. I felt that was a real missed opportunity. His other book, "The power of broke" is significantly better and will probably resonate with more people. This one has a lot of filler and while there are nice things to take from this from some of the people, overall it left me disappointed. If you're a seasoned entrepreneur or someone that runs your own business that's looking for ways to help grow or improve your or your staffs abilities/outlooks... this isn't going to be for you. This is too basic and is really surface level. It's a nice listen while on the go, but won't do much on teaching you things that you probably already know.

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  • Calaigh Clark
  • 2018-05-28

Work hard

Work hard and grind when you don’t want to. Boom summed up. Pretty basic and I had bigger expectations.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-05-27

I feel like I wasted my time!

Books starts off great but then dwindles and becomes dreadful. I hate to get 3 hours in a book then decide it’s become useless with still 5 hours left to go. I like to finish what I start. So I sit and listen to the remaining 5 hours, hoping for a new spark.... it never came. It may work for some or even a lot, just not my kind of book.

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  • Bermet J
  • 2018-04-03

Forceful narration of cliches

It felt like the narrator was yelling each word separately in a monotone stream that somehow managed to sound condescending. Couldn't stand it after a while. Note that the sample is read by a different person, not the narrator. Raymond is a much warmer narrator, would have preferred him narrating the entire book. Content is cliches that don't go into any depth. Don't waste your money.

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  • Matt B
  • 2018-05-26

Decent info, AWFUL performance

Typically I don’t care who is reading the information, but in this case, Sway is the absolute worst performers of an audiobook that I have ever listened to. Every day in my car as I listened or at home while making dinner, his voice pierced my ears, and his improper pronunciation (and enunciation) drove me crazy. It’s as if he ignored many punctuation marks, etc. and I had to go back just to comprehend what he had just read. The author, while slower, is someone I’d happily listen to.

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  • Ryan Taft
  • 2018-07-07

The punchline is "get up early and you'll win"

Not much for specific advice. Lots of fluff and him just saying work hard and wake up early. Some good, most b.s.

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  • Emerson A.
  • 2018-07-05

Just not worth it

I love Daymond John. His life story is an example of determination and accomplishments in multiple levels. This book, however, is not a case of success. It is boring, focused more on life stories of "high profile friends" than anything else. There are very few (any?) good tips that are new or unique. If you still wanna buy It for Daymond, go for it. But do not expect nothing out of It.

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  • montclair
  • 2018-02-01

something fresh

I wasn't sure i would learn anything new about the people featured in the book, but i did. i thoroughly enjoyed the book. It is filled with gems. John compassionately delivered the hard message about doing what you have to do. i especially appreciated the epilogue where he reveals how getting cancer reactivated ans renewed his focus for what he does and why. i will definitely listen to this again.

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  • COLETTA
  • 2018-05-31

The message was more about other people life.

I did get some good information and a bit of motivation, but the reader threw me off because I could not imagine Damon, while listening to Sway read. This whole book was on the lives of other people.

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  • Irene
  • 2018-06-29

Repeat

This book seems to be a repeat of the other one. Wish I could return it for my credit used.

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  • Brandi Fleeks
  • California, USA
  • 2018-02-07

Worth a listen

Where does Rise and Grind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Rise and Grind is among the better motivational books that I've listened to in terms of message. I like Sway, but his reading style was frustrating, at times, as his words didn't flow with the content as it should have. I understand why Damon chose to have an alternate narrator, but he may have chosen the wrong person this time. When in doubt, call Morgan Freeman.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The most memorable anecdotes were from Carlos Santana and Wendy Williams. Tyler the Creator was also and interesting insight.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were no tears, but there may have been a chuckle or two, here and there.

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