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The Illusion of Money

Why Chasing Money Is Stopping You from Receiving It
Written by: Kyle Cease
Narrated by: Kyle Cease, Matt Kahn
Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
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New York Times best-selling author and comedian-turned-motivational speaker Kyle Cease shows how your obsession with money is actually preventing you from living the life of your dreams.

"I can't afford that."
"Now's not the right time.... I need to save up."
"Quit my job? Are you nuts?!" 

Sound familiar? Money is one of the biggest excuses we make to not go after what we really want. Our fixation with money - the desire for more of it, and the fear of not having enough of it - is often really just a longing to feel safe. But this obsession with money is coming at a much bigger cost: our sanity, our creativity, our freedom, and our ability to step into our true power. This book is about eliminating the need to seek safety through the illusion of money, and learning to see ourselves for the perfection that we are - so that we can bring our gifts to the world in an authentic way, and allow ourselves to receive massive, true abundance as a result. Kyle Cease has heard excuses like the ones above countless times at his live events, and he has shown people how to completely break through them. In The Illusion of Money, he shares his own experiences, as well as practical tools to help listeners understand their ingrained beliefs and attachments to money, and how they can tap into our infinite assets and talents.  

"After 25 years as a successful comedian, actor, transformational speaker, author, and junior-league amateur bowler, I've experienced many times how chasing money is not an effective way to create an abundant and fulfilling life. The most alive I've ever felt was after I left my comedy career at its peak to become a transformational speaker. I left tons of guaranteed money and so-called security for a complete unknown. It was terrifying - but what was on the other side of that terror was a completely different life that is not only more abundant financially, but has more freedom, more ease, more passion, more impact, and more joy." (Kyle Cease)

©2019 Kyle Cease (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Superb

The book is brilliant. Anyone who says different just isn't ready for it yet IMO, because he's so right about it all. I love how passionate he is about trying to get everyone to awaken to their highest potential by letting go of their fears and the things they think keep them secure. I haven't done all the exercises yet because I listen while in bed a lot but I will be definitely doing them and can see how they will help people get focused on what matters. Liked his first book, love this one.

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Worth The Listen

Although I found the humor overly "cheesy" the message is good. Not a new concept and slightly repetitive but the book serves as a good reminder of prioritizing yourself.

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Changed my view on everything, not just money

Such a pleasure to listen to! It is really fun to hear Kyle himself read this book, as he adds notes of his customary humour throughout. But more reason to listen is the sheer transformative power of this work. It is not just about money, as I had initially thought. Ultimately, it's about you, how you value yourself, and what you value most in life - something I thought I knew but didn't really take the time to actually deeply consider. The exercises are amazing, if you do them. Just try the "100 things that could go right today" exercise and see if it doesn't automatically put you in a more positive frame of mind!

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Interesting

Overall the message is nothing new. Stop what you hate and do more of what you love even if it means short term sacrifice for long term happiness. There is NO silver bullet just a lot of hard work and persistence if you want an extraordinary life.

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Expand your thinking about money

Kyle's unique outlook with great exercises really challenges your beliefs about money and how to arrange your thoughts and align to your heart. highly recommend

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  • Angelina Hart
  • 2019-11-07

Could've Used a PDF

I listen to audible when driving so books heavy on exercises work best with an accompanying PDF or portion of the book's website dedicated to audio listeners. I can't do a written exercise while on the freeway and him saying, "Pause the audio now to do the exercise" is not helpful because I still have 45 minutes left on my commute. I would have to go home and try to find that section in the earlier part of the book, lose my current place and basically have to relisten to the whole thing again while just sitting at home with a notebook, which is completely unrealistic for the way my life works. It would be great if the exercises were listed in a PDF or page of the website and I could go right to them because I really wanted to do the exercises but for it to take an addition 4 hours of hunting for each one is not a great use of time.

If you actually want to take action on this book, I would purchase the book rather than the audio since the author didn't do as much for audio listeners as most authors do these days.

All that being said, it was a very enjoyable listen. There were a few repeated jokes that we not as funny the 3rd time around but actually made me LOL the first time. If you are planning to listen while near paper and pen, it could work out for you.

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  • Stephanie Johnson
  • 2019-10-28

Loved it

Wow!! so many insights and revelations I've filled half a note book . At 52 I really didn't think I had anymore old stories around money. Out of nowhere I was in tears remembering all the (old stories) and could clearly see how it is affecting me now. A definate must read/ listen whatever......just check it out.

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  • 2019-09-26

Listen Again & Again

This book makes you think differently. Much better than his previous book, hard to believe it's the same author.

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  • Clara L Rauch
  • 2019-10-03

this is awesome

I love this book and the ideas that it explains. I can't wait to use it in my life.

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  • Phalecia
  • 2019-09-25

You will love this book.

This book is a 10! Not only is he funny and entertaining to listen to, Kyle has shared some very deep wisdom to help shine light on how we view and think of money. I own the hardcover and just wanted to get this version for humor and keeping a reminder in my ear while I drive.

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  • Autumn N
  • 2019-11-12

Just blew my mind, incredible content I feel in my soul!

This is a great book for anyone who is stuck on the topic of money in any sense. Much more depth in content than I expected, amazingly surprised. I have grown a lifetime in just a few hours.

Thank you Kyle!!

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  • Deno Simpson
  • 2019-12-19

Life changing

I must listen to this entire book again immediately. My heart is so full. Thank you, Kyle, for another life changing book.

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  • Katie Patrick
  • 2019-11-07

Just great

Cute, funny and deeply real. I enjoyed it so much. I have been doing this the last few years and it is working.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-11-05

awesome

awesome book with a different spin then traditional self help books. funny and entertaining highy recommend

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  • kyle
  • 2019-10-16

Renewing of Life!!!

wow, I always wondered why I was working so hard just for little to no results. Kyle opened my mind and heart to what life is about. it helps with his application of the lessons also.

I noticed that I stopped stressing and things started clicking..with the true intention of course. you cant fake these lessons!!

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