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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (197 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Corcoran Narrator: Barbara Corcoran Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2004 ISBN:
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After failing at 22 other jobs, Barbara Corcoran borrowed $1,000 from her boyfriend, quit her job as a diner waitress, and started a tiny real estate office in New York City. Using 24 unconventional lessons learned from her mom, Barbara built that tiny company into a $4 billion business, and today she's richer than her wildest childhood dreams.

Barbara's hilarious stories and her mom's pithy advice (from If you want to be a cheerleader, you better know the cheers to Jumping out the window will make you either an ass or a hero) are bound to inspire greatness in any reader. This national best seller (previously titled Use What You've Got) will make you feel better about yourself and teach you to look at obstacles in a whole different way.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/18/2014

    " Charming book by a very successful woman in business. Her mother had 12 children and had to streamline things to keep up with it all. Barbara learned so much from her mom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 2/15/2014

    " I loved this book. My seven year old daughter had me read it to her. She loved the advice and stories. I still laugh to myself when I walk by painted rocks anywhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy Young | 2/11/2014

    " An excellent depiction of how simple life lessons from a dedicated mother can be translated into success in business. Great read for someone who is managing a sales team - ideas to motivate and inspire your staff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 2/5/2014

    " Very funny and loaded with practical advice "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 1/30/2014

    " This is an interesting book. It is kind-of a business/motivational type, but I found that there were a lot of things that could be applied to any situation. It is entertaining and Barbara Corcoran has an interesting story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 1/18/2014

    " Interesting, quick read. An amazing middle class to riches story, and the fact that she brought so many others to prosperity while working for her is inspiring. Only in America. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenelle | 1/11/2014

    " Best business book I have read. Every gal starting a business or career should read this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rayett | 1/9/2014

    " Great business book especially for anyone in Real Estate! Funny too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcela | 1/8/2014

    " This is an excellent book for anybody that is thinking about expanding his/her business and as such having employees. She shows how by working as one unit a company and its employees not only gain financially but also fosters a family environment which most companies fail to do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vida | 12/27/2013

    " Gave me the courage to gather my balls and do something with them...V "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miki Davis | 12/24/2013

    " Great insight as to how there are different ways to approach every situation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 11/17/2013

    " Read entire book this afternoon. Entertaining and fascinating about her success in real estate. Meshing the advice her mother gave and showing the correlation with events in her business experience is a stroke of genius. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 11/9/2013

    " I listened to this book because I ran out of the other books and hadn't gone to the library yet, but it was good, entertaining and a fun read. Crazy a kid from a poor poor family can turn into a very rich multi millionaire. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Belinda | 11/7/2013

    " Cute stories about how her mother's techniques used to smoothly run her family, work in making decisions in the workplace. Not terribly deep, but interesting enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Caldwell | 10/26/2013

    " I actually read this in college. (Ha -- I remember reading this while on the stationary bike at Gold's Gym in Auburn.) Anyway, I thought it was good. Cleverly written with good, practical advice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joyce | 10/17/2013

    " Didn't finish it. I liked the stories of her youth but didn't like the self help stuff. I don't think they should have been combined. I may go back later and read some more of the parts about her childhood if I get desperate for something to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 7/1/2013

    " I was referred this book by a friend at work and it is very easy reading and very common sense information presented in plain English - life isn't rocket science - I know that I'll be recommending this one "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 5/29/2013

    " shows you how to think outside of the box "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 1/13/2013

    " Amazing and true to life. Many lessons from this book for business life and personal life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 8/23/2012

    " Inspiring Short Stories... She is a Luxury Realtor and so much more. Barbara has tons of wisdom to share... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shanejohnson | 2/4/2012

    " Use what you have at hand to make the best of the situation "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucy Chronicles | 11/7/2011

    " Oversimplified but cute and worth a listen on audiobook during a long drive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tai Odunsi | 4/20/2011

    " Barb always had her mother's support; parental encouragement goes a long way "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 2/19/2011

    " Confession - I didn't fully realize who Barbara Corcoran was until partway through the book. I'm a big fan of strengths - helping people discover and use them. Obviously, that's what her mother did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 8/28/2010

    " Fun, quick read if you are looking for some motivation, professional or otherwise.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 8/6/2010

    " Great book about the little things and how they apply to business sense. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joyce | 3/22/2010

    " Didn't finish it. I liked the stories of her youth but didn't like the self help stuff. I don't think they should have been combined. I may go back later and read some more of the parts about her childhood if I get desperate for something to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 10/11/2009

    " This is an exceptionally insightful and yet funny book that would interest anyone, not just Realtors. It is Barbara Corcoran's life story; she was the number one Realtor to the stars in New York City, one of ten children in a big Irish family from a happy but poor childhood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina | 2/27/2009

    " I love reading about powerful, smart women! Quick and inspirational read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 12/30/2008

    " I loved this book. My seven year old daughter had me read it to her. She loved the advice and stories. I still laugh to myself when I walk by painted rocks anywhere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 12/15/2008

    " Fun, quick read if you are looking for some motivation, professional or otherwise.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 11/17/2008

    " Inspiring Short Stories... She is a Luxury Realtor and so much more. Barbara has tons of wisdom to share... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 11/8/2008

    " This is an interesting book. It is kind-of a business/motivational type, but I found that there were a lot of things that could be applied to any situation. It is entertaining and Barbara Corcoran has an interesting story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miki | 9/6/2008

    " Great insight as to how there are different ways to approach every situation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jera | 8/29/2008

    " Great! inspirational and funny. Definitely a must read for women in real estate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rayett | 8/29/2008

    " Great business book especially for anyone in Real Estate! Funny too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenelle | 5/21/2008

    " Best business book I have read. Every gal starting a business or career should read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 2/20/2008

    " I was referred this book by a friend at work and it is very easy reading and very common sense information presented in plain English - life isn't rocket science - I know that I'll be recommending this one "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vida | 11/10/2007

    " Gave me the courage to gather my balls and do something with them...V "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 10/13/2007

    " Amazing and true to life. Many lessons from this book for business life and personal life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 5/29/2007

    " shows you how to think outside of the box "

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About the Author
Fredrik Eklund leads the #1 real estate team in the nation and is a member of Douglas Elliman’s senior management team in Manhattan. Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, he is active in the Real Estate Board of New York and is involved with several charities.
 
Bruce Littlefield is a TV personality and bestselling author of numerous books, including Airstream Living and Garage Sale America; and is the coauthor of many bestsellers, including Zach Wahls’s My Two Moms and Barbara Corcoran’s Use What You’ve Got. Originally from South Carolina, he lives in New York City.