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It's Not About You

A Brief Guide to a Meaningful Life
By: Tom Rath
Narrated by: Scott Merriman
Length: 54 mins
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath comes a moving memoir and inspiring call to action for bettering your own life by doing your best for others.

Life is not about you. It's about what you do for others. That's the realization that has driven Tom Rath - the mega-bestselling expert in self-development research - to evolve his focus from one's inward search for strength to the larger outward search for purposeful contribution to others. It's Not About You is a short introduction to the next chapter in the life and career of perhaps our greatest living self-help writer.

Diagnosed with a rare genetic condition at age sixteen, Tom's awareness of his own mortality drove him to pursue a meaningful life in the nurturing care of his family, including his eventual mentor and collaborator, Tom's grandfather Don Clifton. In this empowering hybrid of a self-help memoir, Tom remembers and celebrates his greatest teacher as he emphatically encourages each and every one of us to answer life's great question: What can I put into the world?

©2019 Thomas Rath (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • K. Kitching
  • 08-01-2020

What an amazing book!

This book is a 58 minute life changer. I couldn’t turn it off once I started listening. It grabbed my heart and didn’t let go, simply amazing! Thank you Tom Rath!

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  • Cheryl Schaeffer
  • 08-01-2020

such motivation

I cried through much of this book. Truer words were never spoken... and yet I was left feeling a bit empty... wondering what I could possibly do at this late age of my life... perhaps the next book will have my answer.

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  • arelys diaz
  • 06-01-2020

Great!!!

great book ! perfect length... loved it! current and appropriate for the times we are living in...

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  • SpiderShutter
  • 03-02-2020

Made me stop and think.

Well done on all aspects, thank you for sharing your thoughts and wisdom. Your story has given me something to think about. Take care!

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  • Beth M
  • 29-01-2020

Profound & Life Changing

It left me wanting more!!!
It was INCREDIBLE, & came at a perfect time by answering my question; should I open my healing center. My contribution (business), will support life & wellbeing for others which will continue, long after I'm gone.
This book/audio, will have a continuous ripple effect to infinity & beyond.
Praise God for You Tom &
Your Blessed Grandfather!!!

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  • Lorie Sechrist
  • 28-01-2020

It’s not about you

Thank you for this story! It spoke to my heart and soul and it is exactly what I needed to remind me of the important things. Thank you and Mr. Rath, you are in my prayers for healing.

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  • Mitsouka Exantus
  • 25-02-2020

This book was life changing to me!

This book has changed my perspectives on life in ways that I will never be able to put into words! Thank you Tom Rath!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-02-2020

Over all general good theme

It was a short and sweet good read. This subject is surly needed in this time of me myself and I. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and life story.

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  • Douglas A. White
  • 03-02-2020

Brief but engaging, simple but highly instructive

I did not look at the time this book was going to take so I was taken aback when it came to a close. I could have listened to much more. But my information bucket was full and requires some emptying before I need to fill it again. Time to apply what I have just learned.

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  • Jericho1SD
  • 03-02-2020

a must read

loved it. idea of legacy letters pops into my head. consider doing one for loved ones.