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Ambition can be a powerful force for good in our lives. But only if it is legitimate. Sometimes misinterpreted and often misunderstood, ambition - true ambition - is not a selfish quality. It is not another word for ruthless; it is not something to be shunned or subdued. Legitimate ambition is an honorable trait. At its very best, our ambition serves us and other people. In fact, pursuing your ambition is one of the most selfless things you can do. In The Power of Ambition: Unleashing the Conquering Drive Within You, renowned speaker and author Jim Rohn reevaluates the role of ambition in all aspects of our lives, exploring the facts, debunking the fiction and revealing the six life-changing steps anyone can take to build their legitimate ambition. Let Jim Rohn be your guide as you learn how to use your ambition not only to change what is going on around you, but what is going on within you. Along the way, you will also learn:

  • How to develop the three cornerstones of an ambitious life.
  • Why enlightened self-interest leads to wealth and why self-preservation leads only to poverty.
  • Why life reserves its treasures for those who deserve them, not for those who need them.
  • The seven components of resilience and how they can work for you.
  • How creativity and courage can keep you actively working toward your goals.
  • The secrets of successful networking and other ways to make your relationships work for you.
  • The five aspects of patience in action, otherwise known as persistence.

True ambition is a disciplined, eager desire for achievement. It is a state of mind, a way of life. With The Power of Ambition you can take charge of your own personal happiness, chart your own course through life and let your legitimate ambition create whatever you desire, take you wherever you want to go.

©1994 Jim Rohn (P)1994 Nightingale Conant

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it is so good you got listen again and again

just get it you wont regret it Jim rohn him self reading it.. lots of wisdom

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My personal top work from Jim Rohn. Great advices for everyone. Read it, do it now.

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Jim Rohn Classic

There is a reason he is called the "great" Jim Rohn. He explains the principles of Free Enterprise in plain language, and the philosophy of taking personal responsibility to building your best life. Mr Rohn reaches from the other side with this timeless message and there has never been a more important time than now. People of all ages should reflect on this philosophy and the importance of this message or we may lose this way of life after only 250 years after the American Revolution.

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This is powerful stuff.

The practical content of this audiobook applied on a daily basis will revolutionize your life!!!

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Just Great

Thank you Jim for sharing your wisdom of life with us. This program is just great. God bless you.

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  • ehi
  • 2020-05-01

mind blowing book

its an honor to always read and listen to Jim Rohn. i consider him my personal mentor that i never met. the book speaks of character development at its finest. thank you

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loved it!

loved this book, it was just what l needed to keep going. l got into a bit of a slump awhile ago, and was having a hard time pulling myself out, Jim Rohn gave me a helping hand up.

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A must read for success!

A superb book that goes into depth of what it takes to become the best version of you, this book has transformed my life and has all the answers to unlock the keys of your potential !

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Fantastic!

Rest in Peace Jim! I love this book and have listened to it so many times. The fact that it has Jim's Voice makes this book priceless! Will listen to this again and again!

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Brilliant

Jim Rohn is a great speaker and understands a lot of concepts that are proven to work. His sense of humour and wit is spot on. It's an audiobook you'll be playing a lot. A good investment if you use it. To get the most out of the audiobook play it once a month and really absorb the information to apply it in your life until it becomes a habit and natural way of you doing things. Good luck and enjoy.

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  • Larry Carnahan
  • 2015-08-20

Amazing

Jim Rohn is a master teacher, a million dollar mentor. If you have a humble heart and are teachable, Jim will help you in ways you could not imagine as he narrates his own work. It's as if he has sat you down at the kitchen table and lays it our for you just you. Listen to it many times - start a journal and take notes and apply....watch yourself grow. It has changed my life emotionally, spiritually and financially.

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  • Martin Francois le Roux
  • 2015-02-19

Powerful , awakens the Hunger to become more !!!

We should be teaching our children The Power of Ambition !! Amazing how late in life we start leaning the things that count.

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  • Caycoo
  • 2015-08-13

what an amazing man.

Of all the personal development books that I've listened to (nearly 25 in the last 10 months) this is the only one that actually gets me to jump up and do the work, to not procrastinate, and to feel confident and ambitious. The other books definitely make me feel good and think about what to do, but this one actually makes me jump up and do stuff that I've put off. A must read.

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  • Michael W. Bowler Sr.
  • 2015-12-26

Turning Drive into Over Drive on Steroids

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I highly recommend Jim Rohn's programs. This one is especially great to help you get off dead center.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of Ambition?

Success is:
steady progress toward your own personal goals, the person you want to be, daily, weekly, monthly, annually, your life. This hits home and breaks it down to practical application.

What about Jim Rohn’s performance did you like?

He's easy going, easy to listen to and has been one of my favorites for over 25 years.

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

Going into a new year, this was my shot in the arm to become better in all areas of my life.

Any additional comments?

Buy it today and take action in your life.

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  • Rachel
  • 2015-04-21

Covered everything I would never have thought of.

Would you listen to The Power of Ambition again? Why?

I don't normally write reviews. This was so well written, I felt I had to. I will definitely be listening to this book again, many times. He is so thorough, he touches on so many subjects, and there is so much great information, that I want to make sure I absorbed it all.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of Ambition?

I can't pinpoint any one thing. I love how he broke everything down into detailed ways to think about how to start to thinking the way he describes, to live this way. Every chapter is like a house being built.

Have you listened to any of Jim Rohn’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not. This was my first. I will be listening to more soon.

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  • Mayday
  • 2016-07-18

Everyone else is just a copy of Jim Rohn....

I'm sure there were people before Jim Rohn that had an impact, Dale Carnegie for example. But for a moderate self development book lover,(read or listened to my share, but not all of them) this guy is the best. All the other people are just using his points. I love the Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen. His whole book is based upon one of Rohn's points that he elaborated upon. Jim Rohn throws out info and wisdom so fast, you could listen 10 times in a row. If he were a comedian he would be like Rodney Dangerfield. Fast and furious. I found it almost unsettling the first 20 minutes until I settled into a style of listening and got my head around his delivery. It feels like Grandpa sitting you down and giving you a life lesson....stellar!

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  • Thabo
  • 2016-01-08

Interesting topics, well put

Interesting listen, with gems that should be taken seriously. Note, it has an underlying Christian message, but if you're tolerant of it, it shouldn't affect you too much. Will definitely listen to again

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  • Robert
  • 2015-06-12

Inspiring and practical

On a broad level Jim Rohn offers a very very inspiring narrative. He gives you motivation to realize and to embrace your potential. On a more practical and down to earth level, he also offers many steps to take and many pieces of life wisdom to keep in mind along the path to success. I feel like my life will change because of this, and I'll listen to it at least once more within the very near future. I fully intend to be able to look back in 5, 10 and 20 years at how much my life was positively impacted by this audiobook.

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  • JLP
  • 2015-01-29

Great Advice I Wish I Had When I Was 20

EVERY kid needs to listen to, study, and apply the material in this presentation to their lives. I wish this would have been around when I was in high school.

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  • Ruby
  • 2018-07-12

Great book but his narration is horrible

The author’s voice reminds me of Roger Smith from American Dad. It grated on me sooo badly but the content of this book was so amazing that it even made up for that. I have misophonia and would never tolerate things that hurt my ears so much.. so that says a lot about how great the content was. It was truly inspiring and not just in a shallow, temporary way. It was one of the best reads I’ve ever had and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for real change in their lives. The author’s voice is so, so annoying. He enunciates in the worst ways and repeats things with annoying intonation and frequency. He has a strange nasally accent and awkward pauses and emphasizes syllables in an unnatural way. I really really disliked his voice and wish this content could’ve been narrated by someone else. You can get used to it and ignore how irritating it is, because again, the content is absolutely amazing. I just hope that one day this will be re-recorded with a better narrator.

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  • yegue
  • 2016-01-16

Je ne me lasse pas d'écouter Jim

What a great speaker.. I am inspired each Time I listent to him. He makes me feel good, intelligent, Happy .

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  • Lucien
  • 2016-01-04

Awesome!

Ce livre est extraordinaire
ultra powerful
j'achète tout ce que je peux lire sur le Self-help et celui-ci m'a appris encore plus de choses.
Très très très pratique

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