This unique and fundamentally liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money - earning it, spending it, and giving it away - can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity.
Lynne Twist, a global activist and fundraiser, has raised more than $150 million for charitable causes. Through personal stories and practical advice, she demonstrates how we can replace feelings of scarcity, guilt, and burden with experiences of sufficiency, freedom, and purpose. In this Nautilus Award-winning book, Twist shares from her own life, a journey illuminated by remarkable encounters with the richest and poorest, from the famous (Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama) to the anonymous but unforgettable heroes of everyday life.
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"An inspired, utterly fascinating book…. A book for everyone who would like to make the world a better place." (Jane Goodall)
Lynne Twist sets out life and world-changing perspectives on money as a medium and how we connect to it and to one another.
She heralds a revolution in the way we relate to one another and changes in the global economy.
Experience this book now and understand the changes as they unfold over the coming decades.
"Helped me redefine my relationship with money."
Good book with some really great points. Sometimes it's gets a little too flowery for my taste, but it never really lost my attention.
Definitely worth listening to!
The message of this book was good but it got a little redundant and preachy towards the end and the narrator made it even worse...she sounds like the strict goody goody teacher you always dreaded in school. I would prob not recommend this audible to my friends.
"Inspiring insight into utilising the flow of money"
Very thought provoking. It reinforces my life purpose. Thank you for sharing your experiences. It provides hope that individually we can all change the world with our own actions
There are not enough words to describe how wonderful this book is. It took me 38 years to understand that money has a soul, a life force and that we get to assign that life force to money. I was assigning "not enough" and that's exactly what I got. I'm working with myself to heal years of incorrect beliefs about money, and this book helped. Thanks Lynne. What an inspiring motivational book.
"How much is "enough"?"
The concepts are almost mind-blowing in their simplicity and yet are completely life-changing. The concepts of "enough", "you AND me instead of you OR me" and changing huge cultural norms by not accepting "the way things have always been done" and committing to change, definitely shook me out of my current lazy assumptions about money. It's a little idealistic, but that is possibly due to her own background of never having had to struggle for money.
On the negative side, the narrator is a horrendous over-enunciator and makes the author sound like a self-righteous snob in some parts of the book, simply by the snooty way she reads it. If you have the choice, I would recommend reading this one instead of having it read to you. I think that the author's warmth and sincerity would come across much more clearly in the printed form.
Bottom line: I'll definitely recommend this book to people. First in line is my brother-in-law, a financial planner.
"More than just a book on money"
I love the sufficiency mindset and the idea that money is like water - flowing through our lives. While Lynn masterfully tells stories that describe all facets of money, this book is so much deeper. Touching on spirituality and transformation of humanity.
I'm very glad I read (listened to) this book. It constantly had me popping with new insights, nodding my head is amazement, and on a few occasions, deeply moved and crying.
It has made me rethink how I can use money to live out the impact I wish to make on the universe. Not just try to keep as much as I can until I die.
"Out of this world!"
I'm in awe with the depth of this book. I will NEVER look at money the same way. The insights about resources are nothing but remarkable! This is the best book I've read in a long time and would highly recommend it to anyone willing to question their assumptions about money.
Life changing because it covers so many diffrent aspects of the flow of money in our lives.
"This book changed my life!"
Probably the most important book on money I have ever read. And I have read hundreds.
"A Great Book!"
I really like the whole concept of this book. It will change the way you look at money. It's full of great stories of the author's adventures for her Hunger Project.
My one and only complaint is the narration.
The narrator speaks perfectly, which is the problem. Her impeccable enunciation actually can be irritatingly annoying. Nobody speaks like that. It's very impressive that she commands such perfect enunciation, however, it makes for a less than enjoyable listening experience. The narration shouldn't even be noticeable when listening to an audiobook.
"Great book - terrible narration"
I'm not sure why The author wasn't chosen to narrate this title as she is an excellent speaker. The chosen narrator however over-annunciates each word splitting each syllable so that they often sound like separate words. The result is very robotic and clunky. I found it quite difficult to listen to and was very, very disappointed. I like the content however. But I would have got more out of this book had it been better narrated.
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