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Motivation: Stories on Life and Success from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts

Narrated by: Pete Ferrand
Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
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Publisher's Summary

This is a collection of intimate and sometimes shocking conversations about motivation with 12 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts.

The end result is 12 fascinating and unexpected stories about overcoming adversity and achieving success in life and Jiu-Jitsu.

Jiu-Jitsu has often been used as a metaphor of life, but you can replace Jiu-Jitsu with any sport, business or ambitious pursuit - the lessons are universal.

What drives ambitious people is often shaped by our subconscious mind. We are not always aware of the influences driving our behavior, but you will discover underlying themes which reveal answers to the following questions:

  • What drives highly successful people?
  • Are they born ambitious or is it learned?
  • What is common among extremely motivated people?
  • What lessons have they learned during their journey?
  • Were the sacrifices worth the rewards?
©2016 Chuck J. Rylant (P)2017 Chuck J. Rylant

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  • David Crockett
  • 24-12-2017

Hespectfully

The narrator was good, but those Portuguese mispronunciations and name butcherings were a detractor for me.

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  • Frank7
  • 16-01-2019

good book for those who still haven't found out

good book for those who still haven't figured out bjj is not about the medals, belts, and losses.

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  • J. Cruttenden
  • 31-12-2018

fun stories

different stories about how bjj changed people's lives. a great listen to get your motivtion back

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  • Caleb Mason
  • 06-09-2018

perfect modivation for anyone.

all walks of life can benefit from this profoumd text. i reccomend it to all

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  • Paul Kindzia CPA, MBA, CFP
  • 30-08-2018

An excellent perspective on your Jiu-Jitsu journey

I loved this book and the stories and insights that it contained. I appreciate the author sharing his talents with others.

This book is a collection of wonderful and true stories from a dozen highly accomplished blackbelts and their journey’s through the sport and life. I highly recommend the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-08-2018

Not what I expected

First a disclaimer, I only listened to the first two chapters.
However, the book was not what I expected. It dealt very little with motivation, it is just a compilation of life stories about Jiu-Jitsu practitioners. I have trained in the martial arts and find it interesting but that is not what I was looking for.

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  • C. Carey
  • 17-03-2018

Sorry, but no

I wanted to support this book on principle, but it just doesn't gel. The narrator sounds absurd affecting some of the casual language of the featured interviewees. Worse really the content is a drab list-like bio of no doubt extraordinary bjj practitioners, shame it doesn't reach the heights of its potential. Check out Sam Sheridan's excellent books or Joe Rogan's (podcast) for an insightful view of modern martial arts and motivation.