Arnold Schwarzenegger’s audiobook, “Be Useful Seven Tools For Life,” is a powerful and motivating journey through the life and mindset of one of the most iconic figures in the world. As a long-time fan of Schwarzenegger, I was pleasantly surprised by the depth and practicality of the advice shared in this audio book.
The seven rules to follow to realise your true purpose in life-distilled by Arnold Schwarzenegger from his own journey of ceaseless reinvention and extraordinary achievement, and available for absolutely anyone.
The world’s greatest bodybuilder. The world’s highest paid movie star. The leader of the world’s sixth largest economy. That these are the same person sounds like the setup to a joke. But this is no joke. This is Arnold Schwarzenegger. And this did not happen by accident.
Arnold’s stratospheric success happened as part of a process. As the result of clear vision, big thinking, hard work, direct communication, resilient problem-solving, open-minded curiosity, and a commitment to giving back. All of it guided by the one lesson Arnold’s father hammered into him above all: be useful. As Arnold conquered every realm he entered, he kept his father’s adage close to his heart.
Written with his uniquely earnest, blunt, powerful voice, BE USEFUL takes readers on an inspirational tour through Arnold’s toolkit for a meaningful life. Arnold shows us how to put those tools to work, in service of whatever fulfilling future we can dream up for ourselves. He brings his insights to vivid life with compelling personal stories, life-changing successes and life-threatening failures alike–some of them famous, some told here for the first time ever.
The narrative is delivered with the same charisma and energy that we’ve come to expect from the former bodybuilder, actor, and politician. His distinct voice adds a personal touch, making it feel like he’s right there with you, sharing his life lessons over a cup of coffee. The anecdotes from his own experiences, from conquering bodybuilding competitions to navigating the challenges of Hollywood and politics, add authenticity to the wisdom he imparts.
Schwarzenegger’s distinctive voice and engaging storytelling make this audiobook an enjoyable listen. His personal anecdotes, peppered with humor and humility, provide a unique perspective on overcoming challenges and achieving success in various aspects of life. The way he intertwines his Hollywood career, bodybuilding triumphs, and political endeavors into the narrative adds depth and authenticity to the advice he imparts.
The seven tools for life presented in the book are both insightful and actionable, offering listeners tangible strategies for personal growth and self-improvement. Schwarzenegger draws on his diverse experiences to provide a well-rounded perspective on success, resilience, and fulfillment. Whether you’re a fan of his movies, inspired by his political career, or simply seeking guidance for personal growth, there’s something for everyone in this book. From setting clear goals to cultivating a strong work ethic, Schwarzenegger breaks down complex concepts into digestible nuggets of wisdom. I appreciated the emphasis on the importance of being useful to others, as it resonates with the idea of contributing positively to society.
The production quality of the audio book is excellent, with clear and crisp sound. The pacing is just right, allowing listeners to absorb each tool and reflect on its application in their own lives. Additionally, the bonus content, including behind-the-scenes stories and additional insights, adds extra value to the overall listening experience.
While some may argue that certain sections of the audiobook could delve even deeper into specific topics, the brevity of each tool ensures that the content remains accessible to a wide audience. It’s evident that Schwarzenegger aims to inspire and motivate rather than provide an exhaustive guide on each tool.
“Be Useful Seven Tools For Life” is a must-listen for anyone looking for practical and motivational guidance from a man who has truly lived a remarkable life. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s charisma, combined with his genuine desire to share valuable insights, makes this audiobook a compelling listen.
Be Useful Seven Tools For Life is available from all good bookstores and online audio now