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The Charge Audiobook

The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the number-one New York Times and number-one 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.

In the hyper-connected, hyper-digitized world in which we are living, the time has come to revise Abraham Maslow's classic "hierarchy of needs" a pyramid of human drives that places the basic needs of safety and sustenance at the bottom. Burchard, a world-renowned motivational speaker and best-selling author, makes a compelling case that it's time for an entirely new approach to understanding what drives human ambition and achievement today; it's time to change the conversation about what it takes to succeed and feel alive and fulfilled in a stressful, chaotic, distracted world.

In The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive, Burchard, using pioneering studies from the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience, as well as great stories from his own experience, identifies the ten simple drives of human emotion and happiness: Control, Competence, Congruence, Caring, Connection, Change, Challenge, Creative expression, Contribution, and Consciousness. The Charge provides the keys to understanding and activating these drives in clear and concrete ways that will inspire and help everyone find the one thing we all are searching for: more life in our lives.

©2012 The Burchard Group, LLC (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"The Charge is an inspiring guide to the one thing we all want: more life in our lives. Brendon Burchard proves that we can harness our emotional drives to feel more alive, and that it's our internal charge that helps us meet life's challenges with joy and courage. I love this book." (Paulo Coelho, New York Times bestselling author of The Alchemist)

“There hasn't been a game-changing book on personal development in a long time. The wait is over. The Charge confronts our very notions of what drives us as humans, and after reading this book you’ll find a new internal charge that’s stronger and more energized than you ever imagined possible.” (Jack Canfield, Co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and author of The Success Principles)

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    MRS MICHELE E ALEXANDER Western Australia 28/10/2014
    MRS MICHELE E ALEXANDER Western Australia 28/10/2014
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    "CHARRRRRRGE!!!!!!!!"

    Really loved this book. Good practical ideas and some very thought provoking topics and questions to ask yourself. Definitely a go to and dip in book for reference.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bridget 09/11/2015
    Bridget 09/11/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Brendon is the best!"

    I love everything I hear from Brendon and The Charge is a great expression of his knowledge, experience and therefore his wisdom to us. I love hearing his story. He's truly inspiring and all heart in his motivation for impacting others and making a positive difference in the world. I highly recommend listening. I even took notes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MariusMoller New Zealand 22/02/2017
    MariusMoller New Zealand 22/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Gripping, Awakening, Life Changing"

    After reading/listening through it the first time, you will be wanting to keep this book by your side and use it to continue growing every day!

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    Tim 08/02/2017
    Tim 08/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent Life changing book"

    Brendon is a exciting and well spoken Author and very passionate and lives and breaths what he preaches

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Pamela
    6/01/16
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    "Good info ?"

    Good info, if not completely new...
    I appreciate the intent of this book BUT
    it lost me with the less than inspiring presentation. I think he should hire a professional narrator. He sounds like an infomercial speaker the whole time, trying so hard to relate to the audience, but sounding plastic. Ugh! He needs to work on learning to speak naturally. Just TALK to people. Stop performing. Huge turn off.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Engineer
    23/10/15
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    "Good but a bit fictitious"

    Interesting perspectives but a bit to "diary" like and to much religion related discussions. Great book though, thanks!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Christine
    Penang, Malaysia
    27/08/12
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    "A Masterful Piece"
    Where does The Charge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Amongst the top 5 audio books in self development


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Charge?

    There are times when we need a wake up call to challenge how we do things and how we can go about to change our behaviors. This book provides many inspiring stories to help the readers change, challenge and to bring about creative expression and consciousness to achieve the forward drive.

    I like the part where the author shared about sharing our voice first before we can find it. Often we think of finding our voice first before we go out and share it.


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

    I enjoy listening to the ideas and stories. He makes it come alive and real. He challenges us to bring out the best in ourselves, by using great questions. Most of the answers to the questions lie within ourselves and we need to reflect on them.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • JCALdigital
    26/05/12
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    "Simply, this book is a truly great work!"
    Would you listen to The Charge again? Why?

    Yes! It's a game-changer.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Charge?

    When Brendon introduces the book with a heartfelt story about his love for his late father.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The final four drives were my favourites


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Charge?

    I'll be taking more action in life and consciously building my life via the 10 drives in the charge


    Any additional comments?

    This along with Simon Sinek's "Start With Why" are the two best Audio program's I've heard!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan
    Nepean, Ontario, Canada
    17/04/16
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    "Not top of my list"

    So at one point during the listen Mr. Burchard lets on that his coaching fee for a one year period is $250,000. So when I heard this, I said this is gonna be fantastic. Rather it was just meh. I’ve listened to several personal development books and while he had several good ideas and recommendations, I did not find his system particularly compelling, nor in many instances practical. There are better listens out there. It could be that his program resonates with hyper successful people but it didn’t resonate with me and he didn’t seem overly genuine. He narrated his own book, which I felt took away from his message as I didn't find him particularly enjoyable to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • sgrams
    12/06/12
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    "not sure what I expected"
    Where does The Charge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    it ranks in about the middle of the heap


    What did you like best about this story?

    Listening to audio has many benefits for me including this was read by the author and he hands out a lot of enthusiasm, mostly the story has a perspective given by someone who knows how to motivate people, is successful himself, and gives actual events and thoughts.


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

    This is the first I have listened too but for the free performances which persuaded me to buy this book.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • KC
    OREGON, US
    19/04/17
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    "Awesome"

    I'm a really big fan of self development books, and this book is in example of why. There's a lot of great material here for those struggling to find motivation for the things they want to do, kind of like a life hack or brain hack manual. I've listened to it twice now, and I'm getting ready to listen to it for third time. There is so much good information in here that I really believe to have the potential to help you make huge changes if implemented correctly and with self discipline.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grog
    13/03/17
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    "awesome book, highly recommend this audio."

    A great listen on the way to work. Author delivers an awesome presentation. Looking forward to another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DoctorMu
    Lexington, KY
    27/12/16
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    "Burchard is a Genius!"
    Where does The Charge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the more engaging books I've listened to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Brendon's energy is addictive.


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

    For me, his book Millionaire Messenger was easily the best. All pale in comparison. Still, this book is lightyears beyond most other available books on similar topics.


    What did you learn from The Charge that you would use in your daily life?

    Too many things to count --- but ultimately it helped re-energize me for a number of tough tasks ahead.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eliana
    19/10/16
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    "Good but with echo"

    beautiful book but there is too echo when he talk. maybe it has to be recorded again in another way or in a Place with no echo

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • C.M. Grogan
    Co. Dublin, Ireland
    18/03/13
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    "the charge"

    not a brilliant book. it is a stephen r covey rip-off. read the seven habits of highly effective people instead. author who reads his own book comes over as very conceited.

    3 of 24 people found this review helpful

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