The 4 Essentials

  • by Cliff Michaels
  • Narrated by Cliff Michaels
  • 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

#1 Amazon • NY Times Bestseller • Wall Street Journal • USA Today
Launched in 2012 as The 4 Essentials of Entrepreneurial Thinking
Taking listeners on a street-smart journey through life, mentors, and business, Cliff proposes a radical shift in global education and career training. He also provides thought-provoking stories on The 4 Essentials (mindset, strategies, values, purpose) that dispel myths on how we define and create success. Through trials and triumphs, Cliff shares lessons from the edge as a dyslexic student who challenged the status quo in college, dropped out of USC at 19, and went on to launch companies in real estate, finance, education, and technology (all before age 30). Drawing on over 100 famous mentors, from Socrates, Edison, and da Vinci to Oprah, Malala, Branson, and Mycoskie, Cliff empowers each of us to earn a real-world MBA (master's in basic abilities). This is a fun, fast-paced listen for anyone in search of passion, purpose, and results!
About the Author
Cliff Michaels has been a strategic coach, an angel investor, an education activist, and a social entrepreneur for over 25 years. His e-learning programs and live training provide essentials for life, careers, and entrepreneurs ( Cliff was president of the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization Los Angeles (known today as EO). He also launched EO's first student mentor programs and philanthropy events. Cliff Michaels & Associates (real estate and investments) has closed $1 billion in transactions since 1992. Cliff was also cofounder of First Use (1999), a pioneering online platform that featured the world's first digital-notary technology. A Southern California native, Cliff's passions include movies, music, yoga, helping kids at risk, and raising the bar for global education.
Giving Back Mission
With each sale, books and courses are donated to students and schools worldwide.


What the Critics Say

''Cliff's writing is full of creativity, inspiration, and practical lessons. I highly recommend The 4 Essentials.'' (Blake Mycoskie, founder, TOMS Shoes)
''Cliff Michaels delivers a powerful path to profits, passion, and purpose.'' (Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos)
"Cliff provides entrepreneurial conditioning with an achiever's mindset." (Darren Hardy, publisher, Success magazine)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Wow, this is life-changing.

As a recent grad it can be hard finding your way. I've been through many struggles and this book really connects the dots from college to the real world. I feel much more confident to pursue my passion now. I listened it everyday on my way to work and started the day inspired to make a change. I've already recommended it to all my friends and family!
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- Jamie Lebowitz

Valuable book, enaging audiobook

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book The 4 Essentials. But what makes the audiobook unique is that Cliff narrates his book himself. While some authors should stick to just writing, Cliff's authentic enthusiasm comes alive during the narration. It's a more-engaging experience because it's as if Cliff is in the room telling his story and sharing his observations of other dynamic leaders and entrepreneurs.

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- bspencer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-27-2013
  • Publisher: [(P) Cliff Michaels © 2nd Edition 2016 • © 1st Edition 2012]