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Be useful : seven tools for life / Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Schwarzenegger, Arnold, (author,, narrator.). Playaway Digital Audio, (issuing body.). Playaway Products, LLC, (issuing body.).

The seven basic rules to follow to realize your true purpose in life--distilled by Arnold Schwarzenegger from his own journey of ceaseless reinvention and extraordinary achievement, and available for absolutely anyone, young and old. Arnold Schwarzenegger traveled very far from the small town in Austria where he grew up in modest circumstances, the son of parents who were still shellshocked by the Second World War. Very far not just in literal distance: his father in particular was a narrow-minded disciplinarian whose experiences in the German army during the war remained a locked box. But Arnold loved his parents, and he remains grateful to this day for the one lesson his father hammered into him above all: be useful. As Arnold conquered every realm he entered--from one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time, to one of Hollywoods legendary leading men, to a transformational, bridge-building governor of Americas largest and wealthiest state, and finally to a philanthropist with a global impact--he has kept his father's adage close to heart. But how? What does being useful look like? In this book, Arnold breaks the wisdom that has shaped his life into seven basic rules that apply to absolutely everyone: Rule 1: Figure Out *Who* You Want to Be Rule 2: Never Ever Think Small Rule 3: Sell the Shit Out of Yourself Rule 4: Lock the Gates Behind You Rule 5: Work Until Your Arms Fall Off Rule 6: Shut Your Mouth, Open Your Mind Rule 7: Tear Down the Mirror. Arnold explains how he learned these rules, often the hard way, and how he has lived them, drawing on an extraordinary trove of stories of achievement and transformation at the highest levels of human endeavor and achievement. Animating everything is a spirit of unquenchable curiosity, the spirit of someone who has always embraced education as a life-long pursuit, a journey without an end. Ultimately, BE USEFUL is a road map to a life of purpose. With the right purpose, your goals drive you; you just have to embrace the ride. Few have had a better ride than Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now he's tossing us the keys.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9798822676916 :
  • Physical Description: 1 audio media player : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
  • Publisher: Solon, Ohio : Playaway Products, LLC, [2023]

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General Note:
Release date supplied by publisher.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Previously released by Penguin Random House.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Target Audience Note:
Subject: Success.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Resilience (Personality trait)
Genre: Self-help publications.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative.


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