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The Code of the Extraordinary Mind Audiobook

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms

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Publisher's Summary

What if everything we think we know about how the world works - our ideas of love, education, spirituality, work, happiness, and love - are based on brules (bullsh*t rules) that get passed from generation to generation and are long past their expiration date?

This book teaches you to think like some of the greatest nonconformist minds of our era, to question, challenge, hack, and create new rules for your life so you can define success on your own terms.

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind is a blueprint of laws to break us free from the shackles of ordinary life. It makes a case that everything we know about the world is mostly decided not by rational choice but instead by conditioning and habit. And thus most people live their lives based on limiting rules and outdated beliefs about pretty much everything - love, work, money, parenting, sex, health, and more - that they inherit and pass on from generation to generation.

But what if you could remove these outdated ideas and start anew? What would your life look like if you could forget the rules of the past and redefine what happiness, purpose, and success mean for you?

Not Just a Book but a Movement

Blending computational thinking, integral theory, modern spirituality, evolutionary biology, and humor, personal growth entrepreneur Vishen Lakhiani provides a revolutionary 10-point framework for understanding and enhancing the human self. He developed this framework based on his personal experiences, the five million people he's reached through Mindvalley, and 200 hours of interviews and questions posed to incredible minds, including Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Peter Diamandis, Ken Wilber, Dean Kamen, Arianna Huffington, Michael Beckwith, and other legendary leaders.

The 10 Laws of an Extraordinary Life

In a unique fusion of cutting-edge ideas, personal stories, irreverence, and his brilliant teaching style, Lakhiani reveals the 10 powerful laws that form a step-by-step process that you can apply to life to shed years of struggle and elevate yourself to exceptional new heights. This book challenges conventional ideas of relationships, goal setting, mindfulness, happiness, and meaning. Lakhiani combines computational thinking with personal growth to provide a powerful framework for recoding yourself and replacing old, limiting models that hold you back with new, empowering beliefs and behaviors that set you on the path toward an extraordinary life - a life of more happiness and achievement than you might have dared to dream possible.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Vishen Lakhiani (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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    Meshach 06/09/2016
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    "Wow. "

    Really obvious, usual self-help advice most people have already come across, but with constant name-dropping and self-advertising. Was painful for me to finish. Sorry.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    S. 01/06/2016
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    "Exceptional"

    The justification/ introduction was a little long but an absolutely exceptional guide for life changing self help thereafter.
    Thank you Vishen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kaijie Zhou 24/08/2016
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    "I don't what he is selling."
    What disappointed you about The Code of the Extraordinary Mind?

    All about his sort of successful stories, what level of people he met. blablabla.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Nothing. All old stuff from other books.


    Any additional comments?

    I just didn't get it.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    John 25/08/2016
    John 25/08/2016

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    "An awful book"
    What disappointed you about The Code of the Extraordinary Mind?

    The lack of substance and authenticity. The naming dropping of other leaders without any substantial, original message is just tiresome.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Vishen Lakhiani again?

    Nope.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Vishen Lakhiani’s performances?

    Nope.


    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    lindsay 04/10/2016
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    "I want my money back"

    I would rather listen to D Trump talk about him self. The author just talks about him self...

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Som 17/08/2016
    Som 17/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing"

    I truly amazing book. I have learned a lot. And most important of all it's a book you can listen to over and over again.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jane 30/07/2016
    Jane 30/07/2016
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    "Fabulous"
    Would you listen to The Code of the Extraordinary Mind again? Why?

    Fabulous book, incredible support material and online course to accompany the book. The meditation alone is amazing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind?

    Every chapter was better than the last there is no memorable moment as they all were


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The 6 phase meditation is a game changer.


    Any additional comments?

    Grab the book and then buy copies for your friends and workmates

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Clark 18/05/2016
    Paul Clark 18/05/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "This is a Game Changer"

    A road map to more fully understanding why we do what we do, and more importantly, offering a simple process by which we may choose to operate, to regain control over our lives and flourish in LIFE.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Sara Paton 13/08/2017
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    "Loved it"

    This is a fantastic collection of Wisdom, insight and systematic aligning of so many personal development techniques that it actual creates new learning through the combination. Great job Vishen...now to apply and answer a few more questions in my own life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 10/08/2017
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    "Great easy listen with plenty to think and do"

    This is way more than just a book, there's so much content in here that goes beyond passive reading/listening.
    Fantastic tools that you can use well beyond listening as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • aaron
    los angeles, CA, United States
    28/09/16
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    "So glad I took a chance on this!!"

    I bought this just by chance, since the title looked interesting. I had absolutely no knowledge of the author or any of his previous work.

    WOW!!! I was absolutely blown away. This is one of the single greatest self improvement books I've ever read. It's one of the few books in general that I was actually SAD when it ended!!

    Anything negative I could say about this book would be trite and trivial. Trust me, if you're looking to hack your life, this is a GREAT place to start!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Brian Miers
    24/05/16
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    "Just a 10 hour advertisement for the $1000 program"
    What disappointed you about The Code of the Extraordinary Mind?

    It's not truly a program or any sort of "help" book but is, instead, just an advertisement for the paid resources on the authors website. It's like a rap song. He spends the book saying how great and rich he is to gain some credibility to refer you to the paid programs on his website.


    What could Vishen Lakhiani have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Offered some of the program, even a shortened version so I could learn something or try his ideas.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    It goes quickly, his voice is fine.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Code of the Extraordinary Mind?

    Most of the anecdotal stories that seem to just be excuses to drop some names to impress the listener. Very little point in the constant stories of all the famous people he's met.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the most disappointing purchase I've made on Audible. I feel like I just spent the last 3 days in an Amway presentation.

    50 of 58 people found this review helpful
  • Read Eyed
    St. Louis, MO USA
    28/05/16
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    "Anything but Ordinary"

    Brace yourself for a workable concise approach to personal growth. The author covers common barriers to personal growth with true insight and impact. The methods are updated from a perspective of "the shoulders of giants". He has personally developed a workable largely logical system for intentional personal growth.
    If you listen to/read this book you are well on the way to a kinder view of life and it's opportunities.
    On the downside he coined a phrase that is meant to suggest personal strength. It is in my opinion similar to comedians using vulgarities for laughs. Unflappable connotes the message and was already in my Thesaurus.
    There is a very clear and evident seduction to visit the website of his company for additional information. There you will be offered enrollment to costly seminars. The points made in the book should suffice for all but the most "uncertain travelers".

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan
    3/03/17
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    "excellent - opens your mind"

    I really enjoyed this book. it gives new ideas on ways to think about things. it provides a way to see things from a new, better perspective. it is definitely worth the time to listen too. I particularly liked the quote about most people don't fall from obstacles, they fail from giving up.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Todd
    26/12/16
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    "Awesome Book, Get it stop making excuses"
    What made the experience of listening to The Code of the Extraordinary Mind the most enjoyable?

    This information will Jump Start your Life and Keep you going.<br/>I am a 40+ yrs old and single and Need to find new inspiration to keep on going in life. All the old self-help books growing up isn't cutting it. Need a complete revamp in life all areas.<br/>This is what I have been waiting for. This information just hit me like Truth does. Once it hits you upside your spiritual self, you start to wake up to the possibilities.<br/><br/>Lets see how Far I can go this time. Only Time will tell......See ya on the other side.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind?

    Aha moments like I knew that, but oh yea that is a great way to make it a constant habit in life...


    What does Vishen Lakhiani bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Signed up for his MindValleyAcademy online and he delivers....walks his talk and gives you the tools and information to succeed in life.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Action is the key to Success and all the Habits you develop or customize for your life will require Action, but first you have to experience a Paradigm change in your old thinking to your new thinking.<br/><br/>


    Any additional comments?

    Signup for the MindValleyAcademy course, you will Thank yourself later on.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. Willis
    4/03/17
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    "Live from the Heart"

    I'm living my life on my own terms. Lakhiani has inspired me to read/listen to more of his recommended books about love, life, vision and more. Life is getting better every day.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Matt
    18/05/16
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    "Disappointing"

    I held on as long as I could, but I couldn't finish this book. It was just too annoying. The author believes most religious rules & being told by your parents who to marry are bullsh!t rules you do not need to follow. Thank you Captain Obvious, but these are not groundbreaking thoughts.

    25 of 34 people found this review helpful
  • Kathleen
    26/05/16
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    "Life enhancing beyond measure!"

    Whether veteran or beginner in the personal transformation arena, this book has enough wisdom and action plans to keep one engaged and growing for a long time. Bravo!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin
    19/06/16
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    "Don't Bother Wasting Your Time"

    A bulk of the book was filled with anecdotes in which he portrays himself as a failure or a computing nerd so that he could establish credibility in his "methods". I found the information provided to be coercive, repetitive, and uninformative. Definitely just a run-of-the-mill self-help book that tries to masquerade itself as something else.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Nina
    3/03/17
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    "Mind Opening "

    Vishen has done an excellent job of practical explanations of something so simple...the concept of question everything allows you to open your mind and change the way you think about yourself and the world in which you live. If you are ready for a change in view points this is the book for you. I am starting get it again along with the exercises to get an even better experience. Thank you Vishen for not being afraid to challenge yourself & the world and for sharing your experience so that others can step out of fear and into possibilities.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Connie
    United Kingdom
    2/07/16
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    "Confirmed what I already knew"

    A great book very worth the read. Only confirmed what I knew already as I have been researching so much of these topics already but I did learn some things and very much enjoyed how it was written and phrased. It was time and money well spent. I highly recommend this book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Blinky1104
    3/11/16
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    "An enlightening experience"
    Where does The Code of the Extraordinary Mind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top - but not many to compare it to at present


    What other book might you compare The Code of the Extraordinary Mind to, and why?

    Unsure


    What does Vishen Lakhiani bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    His passion and intention behind what he writes


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    As a parent to a 3 year old, the part around parenting resonated with me.


    Any additional comments?

    For anyone unsure as to if to give this book a go.......be open minded and wait until the end before deciding if it for you or not, you might just surprise yourself.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • stryder
    6/09/16
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    "Same old self development fluff"

    Repetitive, self promotion, not much substance that hasn't been repeated solo many times before in self development books. Thought is was getting a more scientific book.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • musiclover
    London, UK
    10/08/16
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    "It's not a book - it's an EXPERIENCE!"

    I have been following Vishen Lakhiani and Mindvalley for about two years now, bought and studied several courses, and I wasn't sure if I wanted or needed to buy this book, as I expected nothing 'new' from it. I have finished listening to it yesterday, and my feedback is that it is THE BEST WHOLESOME EXPERIENCE I have EVER had. It didn't contain any 'new' content for me, but the structure and presentation of Vishen's philosophy is solid and unique, breathtakingly exciting and as 'hands on' as it could possibly be. The 'holistic' presentation is AMAZING, I wish any personal development book would have so much background information and practical study options and courses as this work does. It is not a book, it is an experience, and as such even falls into two of the categories mentioned in the book, as it offers an experience and growth. It will be my standard present for all upcoming birthdays in the next year, as I believe it deserves to be read and experienced as much and as widely as possible.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • miss
    7/10/16
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    "inspired"

    listened to the book in one go and will keep listening to it to motivate my day and life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/09/16
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    "Nothing new?"

    If you've been looking into self-help for a while I doubt you'll discover anything new from this book. Overall it was fine and wasn't a slog to get through.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Rachael Orchard
    19/08/16
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    "Great book for modern day personal development"

    Vishen is inspiring to listen to and has some great ways of illustrating his points and giving examples that are easily relatable.
    I think everyone who is interested in growth and personal/ business acumen should read this book.
    Thanks Vishen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • kaisbadran
    1/07/16
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    "Seeing life from a narrow prospective"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book is showing Vishen vision and point of view, as he said either you love it or hate it. I personally think it was narrow, same conversation is repeated many time, over promised, Intense , a summary of others point of view not put in context and not smooth and enjoyable, I have never been that challenged to keep listing to someone.The book as well add nothing new to vishen youtube videos


    Would you ever listen to anything by Vishen Lakhiani again?

    Yes, If Vishen first book was a disappointment form me, it doesnt mean Vishen work and growth is not interesting to follow and worth coming back to


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • tiina
    WEYMOUTH, United Kingdom
    25/03/17
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    "Loved this book!!"

    I really enjoyed this audiobook and the way Vishen reads it. Made me laugh many times and so much new valuable information which I can use in my life.

    Thank you Vishen for this remarkable book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • dalzwils
    22/03/17
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    "This book!!"

    Is brilliant.... I will be following the 6 Phase program & cannot wait to see the results.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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