The Charge

  • by Brendon Burchard
  • Narrated by Brendon Burchard
  • 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the author of the number-one New York Times and number-one audio bestseller The Millionaire Messenger, an electrifying and inspiring work that provides the keys to motivating yourself to satisfy your highest, most essential creative and intellectual needs.
In the hyper-connected, hyper-digitized world in which we are living, the time has come to revise Abraham Maslow's classic "hierarchy of needs" a pyramid of human drives that places the basic needs of safety and sustenance at the bottom. Burchard, a world-renowned motivational speaker and best-selling author, makes a compelling case that it's time for an entirely new approach to understanding what drives human ambition and achievement today; it's time to change the conversation about what it takes to succeed and feel alive and fulfilled in a stressful, chaotic, distracted world.
In The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive, Burchard, using pioneering studies from the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience, as well as great stories from his own experience, identifies the ten simple drives of human emotion and happiness: Control, Competence, Congruence, Caring, Connection, Change, Challenge, Creative expression, Contribution, and Consciousness. The Charge provides the keys to understanding and activating these drives in clear and concrete ways that will inspire and help everyone find the one thing we all are searching for: more life in our lives.


What the Critics Say

"The Charge is an inspiring guide to the one thing we all want: more life in our lives. Brendon Burchard proves that we can harness our emotional drives to feel more alive, and that it's our internal charge that helps us meet life's challenges with joy and courage. I love this book." (Paulo Coelho, New York Times bestselling author of The Alchemist)
“There hasn't been a game-changing book on personal development in a long time. The wait is over. The Charge confronts our very notions of what drives us as humans, and after reading this book you’ll find a new internal charge that’s stronger and more energized than you ever imagined possible.” (Jack Canfield, Co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and author of The Success Principles)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good info ?

Good info, if not completely new...
I appreciate the intent of this book BUT
it lost me with the less than inspiring presentation. I think he should hire a professional narrator. He sounds like an infomercial speaker the whole time, trying so hard to relate to the audience, but sounding plastic. Ugh! He needs to work on learning to speak naturally. Just TALK to people. Stop performing. Huge turn off.
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- Pamela

Simply, this book is a truly great work!

Would you listen to The Charge again? Why?

Yes! It's a game-changer.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Charge?

When Brendon introduces the book with a heartfelt story about his love for his late father.

Which scene was your favorite?

The final four drives were my favourites

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Charge?

I'll be taking more action in life and consciously building my life via the 10 drives in the charge

Any additional comments?

This along with Simon Sinek's "Start With Why" are the two best Audio program's I've heard!

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- JCALdigital ""I'm a wannabe polymath, but I suck at math.""

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-15-2012
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio