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- Listening Length: 7 hours and 57 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: May 15, 2012
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0083EFWMQ
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That said, I am disappointed with The Charge. On the positive side, the 10 Drives are cool, and even cooler they all begin with "C." And his metaphor for the three kinds of lives we live: caged, comfortable, or charged was good too. I also want to give Brendon a lot of credit for his recovery from a traumatic brain injury during the writing of the book.
However, I feel this book could be about 5 pages long. I quite simply got bored with it. I usually give every book a fair shake but I could barely finish it. I'll admit I skimmed the last 1/3. It seemed he said a lot without saying much at all -- in other words most of the book felt like filler with very simple, common sense (at least in my mind) tips to live with more "vibrancy" like "go to see a play" and others I can't remember.
I am sure there are people out there who will like this, especially those who are just starting out with personal development literature. But I feel the hype for this was well-marketed hype and this book will fade as quickly as the marketing. This is not a book I will keep on my shelf for it didn't contain anything of lasting value for me.
I really support Brendon and his work, but this was not for me. Just one person's opinion among a lot of others who apparently loved it. My suggestion for Brendon (I know he reads these) is to stick with expert and internet marketing products -- that's really where you shine and shine well.
I read The Charge some months ago, in two steps. Brendon draws two groups of five causes, the first one with "basic" causes and the second one of a broader scope. At that middle point I paused the reading for a week. With all I had learned and the notes I'd taken, the info, suggestions, clarity "The Charge" had brought me were awesome already, and I applied them all to my life at that very moment. I made important changes I still value as key and positive.
Brendon recommendations may seem easy at first glance, but to me they are to the point and very effective. That's why they worked on me, and I still apply them to my personal and professional life. My clients, unknowingly, appreciate the solutions Brendon's book uncovered to me.
I read the second part of "The Charge" already amazed because of the first five causes and all the battery of solutions learned. Sincerely, due to my personal circumstances at that moment, the scope of these second 5 causes and group of solutions exceeded my capacity to absorv them and apply the detailed solutions to get the most out of them. Too much benefit from the first 5, to integrate these second group as well. I prefered to get some balance after all the changes from the first 5 causes, own it all together so to speak.
The second part of Brendon's book has a much broader scope, more advanced, reaching actualization. "The Charge" second half helps to enjoy lot more and make your own life way richer. I'd endorse all Brendon's explanations, and his solutions are excellent while easy to understand, practical. Brendon's common sense descriptions made me wonder "why haven't I come to this before?!".
Nowadays I keep reading the book and notes.
I've read many self-help books, as well as business ones and similar subjects. I'm pretty selective with what I read, and I've been lucky to find plenty of gold from different authors. Eventhough, Brendon Burchard's book is special to me. I've added "Burchard" as a new term to my daily dictionary, to mean taking charge of any situation and apply what I learned in Burchard's book. I guess Brendon's writing style also instills enthusiasm and aim to achieve your challenges, and "The Charge" brings a structured approach to get yours in a focused and easy way.
I recommend reading Brendon Burchard's "The Charge", wholeheartedly.
(excuse my English, it's not my native language)