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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (237 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brendon Burchard Narrator: Brendon Burchard Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9781442348394
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From the author of the #1 New York Times and #1 audio bestseller The Millionaire Messenger, an electrifying and inspiring work that provides the keys to motivating yourself to satisfy your highest, most essential creative and intellectual needs.

On a dark and steamy Caribbean night, Brendon Burchard stood bleeding atop the crumpled hood of his wrecked car. That night he learned about mortality, discovering that at the end of our lives we will all ask, “Did I live? Did I love? Did I matter?”

Since that fateful night, Brendon has lived a fully charged life, and he’s helped millions of people around the globe transform their lives and feel more alive, engaged, and fulfilled.

Brendon observes that the emotional energy of the world has flatlined, and he sets out to fix it. People are stressed, restless, and wanting more out of life. Despite the fact that most people have what they “need” to be happy, they rarely feel the levels of excitement, engagement, or satisfaction they deserve. So what’s the solution?

In The Charge, Brendon argues that the only way to measurably improve the quality of your life is to learn how to activate the very 10 drives that make you most human. These drives are your desires for more control, competence, congruence, caring, connection, change, challenge, creative expression, contribution, and consciousness. These drives shape everything you think, feel, and do in life, so understanding and mastering them is critical to your success and happiness. Strategically activating these drives on a consistent basis is the fastest path to living a fully charged life.

Harnessing our human drives is not easy; if it were, we wouldn’t see so much restlessness in the world. That’s why Brendon has devised what he calls the true “activators” of human experience—a series of powerful yet simple actions you can take to radically increase your levels of energy, engagement, and fulfillment in all areas of your life.

What Brendon uncovers in The Charge will surprise and challenge you. It turns out that most of the ways we seek to meet our human drives are actually counterproductive. We all want more control, for example, but seeking to have more certainty in our daily lives or to control other people will actually decrease our levels of control (and happiness). We have a deep desire for change, too, but we often fail to make the right kinds of change that would make us feel more alive and in command of our lives.

In The Charge, Brendon helps us overcome these mistakes and illuminates the path for strategically and intelligently activating our 10 human drives so that we can have the one thing we all want: more life in our lives! Brendon Burchard is the founder of High Performance Academy and author of the #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling book The Millionaire Messenger. He is also the author of Life’s Golden Ticket and one of the top motivation and high performance trainers in the world. His famous training events and videos inspire millions of people to find their charge, share their voice, and make a greater difference. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 2/17/2014

    " Super motivational book. If you are down in the dumps, it will surely make you uplifted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Percy M. Cannon | 2/4/2014

    " Good principles and tips on how to assume accountability for your life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 1/29/2014

    " Good self-awareness exercises for those who feel "stuck" or are wanting more out of life. Clustering the basic human drives into actionable groups is a good organizational device. The book's tone is enthusiastic and personable. As with anything, the student needs to be ready. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 1/25/2014

    " Very good. Usually with self-help or how-to books I end up making an action guide to go with, but that wasn't necessary in this case. It took me a long time to get through the book, because he includes a lot of journal exercises that require a lot of soul-searching. But I found it helpful, and I am feeling more happy and energized as I incorporate these things into my life. Recommended for anyone who's looking to eliminate the 'MEH' from their life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich | 1/14/2014

    " Enjoyed this book thoroughly. Especially the part on challenging yourself to your fullest. A recommended read for anyone wanting to improve themselves, their business or their lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Vogelsang | 1/6/2014

    " This was one of the best books I've ever read!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 12/26/2013

    " "Coach-in-a-book". Good insights, although the language is a bit juvenile at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debica | 9/26/2013

    " Brilliant. Among all the inspirational books that ive read, this is the most realistic and detail, so far. How real life scenarios are embedded in this book, i think majority can relate personally to the content.Nice that Coelho made a special appearance at the beginning, it caught my attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 9/18/2013

    " Great book! Inspiring and well-written! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerry Ann | 7/31/2013

    " I like to read motivational/self help books often to keep me connected to the goals I have set for myself. Sometimes they fill me with renewed ambition or they remind me I am doing good work and to keep at it. This book fit the bill for me at this moment in my life. Thanks Brendon Burchard! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marci | 6/14/2013

    " The first "drive" had so many suggestions to incorporate that it left me overwhelmed and ready to give up. I did finish the book and took notes. Lots of good ideas of how to spark up your life, I just am not ready to implement them at this time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Grant | 6/8/2013

    " A should-read book on success in self development for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chantaine | 3/11/2013

    " Awesome book! I found so many small action steps to take that are making a huge difference in how I do life. This is a must read for anyone looking to put more life into living! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Barron | 1/29/2013

    " AMAZING information that is so easy to apply right now. If you want to be at your best, Brendon Burchard's high performance academy is a wonderful place to start no matter what you do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dottie Suggs | 1/7/2013

    " It makes a lot of since. Brendon has put all of this more yourself forward information into a simple to follow understandable format. I will need to read it again and do more of the making of list and thinking exercises that Brendon suggests. I like that he has worksheets to compliment the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 6/9/2012

    " Hands down the best book I've read to date on personal transformation and mastering professional achievement. Every chapter is full of insight and practical advice on turning common sense into common practice. Brendon is very inspiring and the book is definitely a game changer. "

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About the Author
Author Brendon Burchard

Brendon Burchard is the New York Times bestelling author of The Millionaire Messenger among other successful titles. Founder of several personal development and marketing academies for aspiring authors, speakers, and coaches, he is a sought-after motivational speaker and trainer.