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Product Details

  • Paperback: 84 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (July 9, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419697676
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419697678
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #744,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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Madison Hildebrand, President and Founder of The Malibu Life, Inc., is one of the most recognizable faces in the world of real estate. As an esteemed and respected luxury real estate agent, Madison is a consummate professional and negotiating expert, with over $250 million in career sales.

After completing his Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from Pepperdine University, Madison became a pillar within the Malibu community. He serves as a current Board Member of the Malibu Boys and Girls Club, a past Board Director of the Malibu Association of Realtors, a weekly volunteer at the ER at the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, and Vice President of The Malibu Green Machine.

A six-year veteran of the small screen, Madison is most widely known as the original cast member of Bravo's popular television series "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" and as a contributing host on "E! News." His most recent accomplishments include signing on as Brand Ambassador for the eSignature company, DocuSign, as well as producing a national seminar tour where he coaches realtors across the country on creating their own personal and professional blueprint for success. Whether it's gardening, traveling, or hiking with his rescue Doberman, Maya, Madison lives by his philosophy, "You can mix business with pleasure."

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I found it to be an easy read and full of great information.
Terry Ray
He shares his journey with missions statements, lists and funny stories.
C. Burns
I'm starting my real estate career and found this to be very helpful.
Rachel B Ashton

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca R. on September 23, 2008
Format: Paperback
I think this is the first book in the last couple of years that has kept me interested from front to back. I'm a young Realtor....a year younger than Madison, so I found his words very inspiring. Well written, great ideas & enjoyable. I'm breaking into the Luxury Housing Market in my area, so it's nice to see that a hard working younger professional is capable of achieving such sales....very inspirational!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By James C. Campbell on August 15, 2008
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I just read this book cover to cover and it is full of great insights that I haven't seen or heard anywhere, and I have bought a lot of business books and spent a lot of money on real estate coaching.

This book is a must read for anyone starting down the path of success, or for anyone who is looking to get back on track. I would recommend 'Activate YOUR Passion' to anyone serious about building a successful career.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Terry Ray on December 4, 2009
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I bought Madison's book when it first came out. When I got it, I put it on the shelf for a future read. I HATE that I waited so long to read it. I found it to be an easy read and full of great information. I really enjoyed the personal stories. Sure, A lot of it is geared toward real estate but you can easily take the lessons taught and apply it to your own life and career. It's very inspiring to read of someone's success. This is a great book for anybody looking for inspiration or for ideas on how to excel in life. I'm looking forward to taking the lessons I have learned and a putting them to use in my life! BUY IT!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Metz on August 30, 2008
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If you are in the field of Real Estate Sales, then this book might give you a few good ideas. But if you're not in Real Estate Sales, as I am not, then don't bother. In my opinion the author would have done much better to tailor the book 100 percent to Real Estate Salespersons rather than trying to appeal to a broad audience with advice that doesn't translate well to people pursuing other fields.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Iseri on October 15, 2009
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Activate YOUR Passion, Create YOUR Career: No matter who you are

I just finished reading Activate Your Passion by Madison Hildebrand and it was a pleasure to read. At first, I thought it would only pertain to real estate agents, but now I know that is not the case. I am a commercial photographer and have been looking through many business books for that extra motivational push. This book definitely delivered. I enjoyed the way he juxtaposes his personal life experiences with his ideas of being successful. Madison's ideas are easy to understand, his words are inspiring, and his proven track record make this book a must read for anyone wanting to be successful and happy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Burns on November 8, 2009
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I am a big fan of the Bravo TV show so wanted to read Madison's book. I could not put this book down. I am not in real estate or sales but always interested in personal stories of success. This book does not disappoint. Why Madison is so compelling is because he is not afraid to share his flaws, demons and struggles. He uses them and defeats them to create a successful career. He shares his journey with missions statements, lists and funny stories. There is a great story about his mentor the vegan joining him at a house full of animal heads mounted on the walls. You will love this book.

C. Burns
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Enzo Peora on January 4, 2010
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For the person that was disappointed and everyone that follows, come on, since the book may not pertain to your certain field, you have to read between the lines,obviously. It's not like what Hildebrand spoke of was overly-complexed and was strictly for real estate.Not at all,had it been read between the lines, you will see that everything he speaks of is near universal and compatible to all forms of business. And for the rest of us who are in real estate or the like,wow,this made for an outstanding read! There wasn't absolutely any repetition of information like you would find in any other informative books of the like. I received the book today, and could NOT put it down until I finished it. When you'll read it, you'll see why. The book didn't jump around, as everything was in chronological order from, his license up until now. Well, I think it would be safe to say, up until MDL S1, and some time after. For the people who still aren't sure what they want to do, what you can extracted from this book is, find something that you have deep passion for, to point where it makes your heart skip a beat,because, your so excited to talk about it and inform everyone around you about it, no matter if the person can hear you or not. Also, don't worry about failure, it's obviously not worrying about you. What ever you decide to do, just be,informative, fast and persistence while keeping your clients/customers up top. If you keep them up top, they'll keep you up top as well. I can go on, I would highly recommend this book to anyone, who were stagnant in getting to the next level or just couldn't decide on what to do. Read it,absorb it and regurgitate it and lets see your results!
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Inspired me to succeed in life. To not give up even at my age.
It will awaken your passion and dream life. Thank you Madison
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