• You Don't Have to be Born Brilliant

  • By: John McGrath
  • Narrated by: John McGrath
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 09-12-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 3.9 (40 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

Young and successful Australian businessman John McGrath uses his own personal transformation as the basis for You Don't Have to be Born Brilliant, an audiobook that motivates listeners to achieve success in life. Based on his own experience, McGrath believes that too many people "drift", when they should really passionately experience life and pursue goals in order to get the things they want. With his calm and charismatic delivery, McGrath's words are testament to his popularity as a motivational speaker, and listeners will discover an array of helpful information on how to achieve success in finances, business, health, and relationships.
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Publisher's Summary

John McGrath is one of Australia's youngest and most successful businessmen. With a forecast turnover of almost a billion dollars, his residential real estate company, McGrath Partners hasn't put a foot wrong. Why do some people make it to the top while others don't? Does being at the top matter? Does money equal success? John McGrath would argue no to both those points - success is more than that, and it needn't be either. John's philosophy takes in the whole picture of success, from goal setting and focus to taking care of your health and behaving ethically (nice guys don't finish last), living with failure and having a 30-day plan.
Much in demand as a motivational speaker, John McGrath shares the secrets of his well-rounded real success.
©2000 John McGrath (P)2001 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"It takes only a few minutes of listening to John McGrath to know he’s the real deal in this satisfying lesson on living your best life. He's a successful Australian entrepreneur, so there are business references, but the focus is on personal strategies—for being clear about our options, resolute about choosing our mental approach, and persistent in our efforts. Though his exercises and strategies are sophisticated, his relaxed and humble tone makes his suggestions sound accessible and familiar. With a smooth speaking voice that inspires a palpable connection with the listener, he explains how a few shifts in attitude, self-awareness, and habits can help us achieve more of what we want with our health, finances, business, or relationships." ( AudioFile)
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By Patrick on 12-31-07

Few good tips mixed in

Some of the suggestions made in the book were pretty good, but it was really just a description of how the author goes through the day and handles things such as stress, phone calls, paperwork, daily workouts, etc. I was waiting for more but, more never came.

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By Catarina on 05-07-08

Entertainint and inspiring, but Get a Life!!

Read by the author himself this book is really entertaining and inspiring - I started writing down goals and stuff while reading it. John sounds like the perfect guy... so successful, eats fruit everyday and all that, but... where is the fun and spontanaety?! Anyway, this is a book I get back to regularly and listen to a chapter or two. The authors voice and accent are great!

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By David on 12-24-16

Humble actionable simplicity

John published this book in 2007 yet I have invested tens of thousands of dollars in the last few years to receive similar sanguine,deliberate, simple advice. His principles and focused approach deliver a plan to work to that most us need. I would recommend this book to anybody even 10 years after publishing.

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