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Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter

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For the first time, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson opens up about his amazing comeback - from tragic personal loss to thriving businessman and cable’s highest-paid executive - in this unique self-help guide, his first since his blockbuster New York Times best seller The 50th Law.

In his early 20s, Curtis Jackson, known as 50 Cent, rose to the heights of fame and power in the cutthroat music business. A decade ago, the multi-platinum selling rap artist decided to pivot. His ability to adapt to change was demonstrated when he became the executive producer and star of Power, a high-octane, gripping crime drama centered around a drug kingpin's family. The series quickly became "appointment" television, leading to Jackson inking a four-year, $150 million contract with the Starz network - the most lucrative deal in premium cable history. 

Now, in his most personal audiobook, Jackson shakes up the self-help category with his unique, cutting-edge lessons and hard-earned advice on embracing change. Where The 50th Law tells listeners, "Fear nothing and you shall succeed", Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter builds on this message, combining it with Jackson's street smarts and hard-learned corporate savvy to help listeners successfully achieve their own comeback - and to learn to flow with the changes that disrupt their own lives.

©2020 Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (P)2020 HarperAudio

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Humbling and motivational!

Loved this book! It’s has shed a whole new light on someone I have already looked up to! For me 50 was always my motivation to get shit done! Now after this book of his thoughts and who he is I also use him for motivation for compassion and empathy as well as motivation to get my life where I want it to be! Highly recommend this book to all! It will surprise you.

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Amazing

I have listened to MANY audiobooks and have never felt compelled to write a review, but this was honestly such an engaging and incredibly motivating book. Too many gems of wisdom to count. Highly recommended.

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Amazing - Extremely Authentic

Curtis has done an amazing thing putting this audiobook together. Hearing the stories of someone’s life is always interesting but when you are able to reflect, understand the lessons and then articulate them in a way that helps educate people to be the best versions of themselves - that’s gold!

My perception of Curtis changed immediately from the start of this book and continued to develop positively until just now reaching the end. He is one of the most authentic authors I’ve heard, leaves nothing left on the table. It feels like he’s speaking to you man to man.

If you’re looking for strategies this book will give them to you, but you will come out with more self awareness of your personal situations which I think is more valuable. Curtis, thanks for helping me understand and putting the work to produce this audiobook. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it!

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Yo 50 if you read this

Youre a legend. This is your best book yet. You’ve evolved and matured correctly. Surely, God blesses you 🙏🙌

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Great listen!

Curtis Jackson has definitely changed my perception of him of a rapper that got lucky. He is very business smart and every move he made has been calculated. One of the most ambitious people on the planet.

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More than expected

Whet a great book. So relevant to business, health and growth. No nonsense and straightforwardly written this is one of my new favourites!

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Very honest great story and mind set

I love hearing how people tick and the rise from the streets to business

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True standout

I've listened to a lot of hip hop biographies, this is the real deal.
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Fofty delivers value

Great performance, fables, lessons and value with a touch of unsuspecting humility! Do yourself a favour!

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The man knows what he is talking about

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man who knows who he is and his people.Very helpful and knowledgeable advice.

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  • Yas
  • 29-04-2020

The King of PETTY to Coach of the Chess team

I never cared too much for 50 cent. I've also never bought or listened to any of his albums. I found him to be in conflict with people far too often and I considered him to be petty and low-level functioning. Why get in the ring when you own the stadium? It didn't make sense to me. It's one thing to be in conflict earlier on in your career but at this point?... For what and why? I just so happened to be reading the 50th Law when he dropped his new book I wasn't sure if the genius behind the 50th law was truly Robert Greene with Curtis as the billboard or if it was actually a partnership. When I got the notification for his new book, I purchased it immediately.

Never would I have ever thought all of his conflict were ALL purposeful and calculated. I was shocked to know he connected the dots enough to create such strategic moves. A lot of his principles are things I do. 'How I play my hand' if you will. The duality to him is interesting because it's something we all deal with on some level. Curtis, the business man, head coach of the chess team, mogul and business man wrote this book. It was refreshing and highly worth the read for anyone who is in need of strengthening their mindset and needing assistance in getting put on to the rules to handling business wither entrepreneurial or corporate. You can hear the vulnerability and pain speaking of certain situations in his life - his first born son and his son's mother.

My hope is to see him come full circle in stepping into the full power he has acquired in business within his broken personal relationships. It would be a true demonstration of actualizing acquired knowledge only time can tell. Anywho... there is a lot of truth and tools on this man's tool belt and it would be nice to see more of this side of Curtis. I look forward to his next projects... Lord knows I can't wait for Power Book II !! WHEW!!

The one thing I loved most about this book, is it exemplifies a personal belief of mine which is 'Nothing is ever wasted'. Everything you go through.. every trial, error, triumph or defeat all serve a purpose for you to learn from. Those gems you gain from the experiences will be useful to you somewhere down the line. Curtis is living proof! He applied his street smarts to the boardroom and he's winning. Kudos to more win, greater success and for filling meaningful relationships. Much respect!

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  • Jay
  • 28-04-2020

Perform every action like your life depends on it

Listened to this on 2X speed to see how fast I could hustle my way to end.

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Several stories and concepts that are practical and useful to non-celebrities.

Good suggestions on strategic planning.

A definitive guide on how to never become complacent.

50 has the same amount of hours in a day as the rest of them; however he hustles non-stop in order to accomplish his goals and isn’t afraid of failure.

Story is prime example that effort prevails over talent and IQ every time.

Thanks Curtis for sharing your story with the world as a lab experiment.

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Kind of slow and repetitive at certain points but 50’s enthusiasm is able to move the narrative along.

OVERALL: I highly recommend this book at faster listening speeds.


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  • Terrill Ford
  • 28-04-2020

One of the best BOOKS IN 2020

So many jewels in this book it's crazy!!! This aint the IG 50 trolling people. This the 44 year old Curtis, that pays tons of respect to the veterans of the game Diddy, Hov, and Dre. He admits his flaws, which shows tremendous growth. Going back for a second listen!!

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  • Efosa E.
  • 29-04-2020

Fantastic Fiddy, well done!

50 did it again!!! Another hit (in print this time). Maintains the reader's interest throughout. Recommended reading for sure inspiration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-04-2020

“50 cent”, all grown up before our eyes !

An enjoyable listen from someone who didn’t have any expectations to live this long and who has earned everything through his own straight up hustle and hard work. A combination of self reflection, wisdom and a no nonsense player, even at this age!

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  • Theresa
  • 29-04-2020

So MANY GEMS IN THIS BOOK

50 taught me so much in this book and to think I named my son Marquise after his son and they both just alike. Disrespectful as hell but like 50 I still want to see him WIN. This book has so many lessons in it that I’m about to start it over and start writing them down to learn them. Very powerful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-04-2020

#1 Best Seller

From front to back I loved every word. I love the indepth look into his life he gives us. Being from Queens as well and growing up recoding music videos with my friends to 50 is the future acting like we were G-Unit, and now being at the age where I'd rather stay home with the family on my bday this book left me relating to him on so many levels.....
Chapter 4 was my favorite Chaptet but 8 touched my soul. Only the real can relate.
This is a must read for every fan, thanks Fif.

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  • David Weaver
  • 29-04-2020

Dropping gems

I love this book...he articulates everything so well on life lessons.he help give me a few pointers when I enter boardrooms as well.

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  • Sarah D A Lewis
  • 09-05-2020

Captivating conceptualization of life

I found that the story critically thought about everyday life experiences and gave measurable, attainable and reasonable ways of achieving insight and latitude. It was relatable and detailed with many attributes of sophisticated history one wouldn't otherwise be exposed . The only critique would be the pronunciation of words were sometimes skewed and there were a few too many references to those that didn't welcome his constructive criticism.

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  • Johnnie F Williams Jr
  • 30-04-2020

This guy always amazes me

This is an incredible book great motivation shows you how to hustle the smart way.

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  • Phront
  • 18-05-2020

50 gets real. No trolling, just honest advice.

This was a fantastic book. I absolutely loved it. I've always been inspired by 50 Cent and I've been a little annoyed that he's usually such a troll on social media. I understand what he's doing, but I also know that he's a lot smarter than he allows people to perceive him as. I was hoping that he would one day share more of his wisdom and experience. This book was exactly what I have been waiting for. Absolute gold from start to finish. I'm so glad he did this. 5/5

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-05-2020

Amazing listen

Totally changed my perspective of 50 cent. Hope another book follows sooner rather than later

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-05-2020

50 had to narrate this book !! And smashed it

Listened to the Jay Shetty podcast and thought I’m getting audible to hear this book for sure

It is well written and well spoken !!
Defo recommend giving it a listen.
There’s some tough realities to face once you soak it in but some funny moments too !!
Great references and insights into his world.

Finished it quicker than I expected and would listen to it again !!

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  • Ogo
  • 13-05-2020

Very insightful read

Loved it. It was great to learn from his life experiences - mistakes, success and failures.

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  • Ashley Simmonds
  • 26-05-2020

I preferred this book over his music

incredible opportunity to learn and explore concepts that are relatable and fun. Thank you 50

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-05-2020

Just perfect

Great book, great listen. I have the hard copy but it was amazing to hear the author deliver it so perfectly. Worth every minute

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-05-2020

Amazing book.

Great to hear 50 cents perception and mindset at the time of these iconic events.

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  • Joselito
  • 25-05-2020

great read

This will wipe out the negatives thoughts you had about this man, if you haven't learned anything off this book I feel sorry for you!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-05-2020

Unselfish

Not many millionaires or successful people bring about such honesty and precision in unveiling strategies. And just like that I'm a 50 fan again

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  • Mr. S. L. Jenkins
  • 25-05-2020

Amazing book

Thoroughly enjoyed this audible book. it was the reason I signed up to audible. Finished it all over 2 days, will start it again on Tuesday incase I missed something.