• How to Make Sh*t Happen: Make More Money, Get in Better Shape, Create Epic Relationships and Control

  • By: Sean Whalen
  • Narrated by: Sean Whalen
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (2,148 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Is your daily life chaotic and out of control? 

Do you struggle with a work/life balance? 

Does it feel like there are never enough hours in the day to accomplish all your goals?

Does it feel like no matter how hard you try, it's never good enough?

Are you looking for a simple yet executable road map to create the life you've always desired? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need...

How to Make Sh*t Happen

©2018 Sean Whalen (P)2018 Sean Whalen

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Should have given $5 to The dog shelter instead

Dumbest book I ever heard.
Here’s the summary:
Hear the author talk about how great he is.
Hear him pitch you his personal coaching & membership business over & over.
Hear him talk about how life changing “Core 4” is but only describe what that is once or twice so you’re willing to go to his website & find out how to “apply” for a membership.
Hear him repeat “Core 4” until you’re lobotomised and credit card ready.
Then go back to the beginning of the audio to hear again what his little pitch is about if you’re not a ‘credit card armed’ sheep.
Realise “Core 4” is a catchy label on basic needs.
Add one thousand curse words, repeat them a thousand times or at least until you start thinking this ahole is cool.
Now, imagine a poor man’s version of Grant Cardone if you were to remove all Cardone’s substance.
Conclusion:
Save $5 or donate $5 to a dog shelter.
Ok, on my way to go eat some cauliflower pizza now.

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Limited usefulness

Motivational book for dumb people that can't chew gum and walk. Author just throws F bombs and cuses and repeats the same tired crap over and over with no actual insight. He makes some decent points, but they are just stolen from others.

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Waste of time

The author of this book is probably one of the most annoying people in the world. There was nothing original about this book except that he infused the word shit over and over again and couldn't even do that in a way that came off authentic. Then came his needless political opinions for absolutely no reason that made me feel like I was listening to my drunk ignorant uncle at Thanksgiving, you know the type. At least I can be grateful I didn't actually pay for this piece of shit book.

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regurgitation of other people's ideas

nearly zero actual content - pointless rambling. just find another book to listen to instead

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Gary John Bishop Wannabe

Sean has a compelling personal story, makes some good observations and offers up some solid advice. Unfortunately, Sean apparently lacks compassion and empathy for folks that face circumstances outside of their direct control (and worse, he chooses to use his book to tell these folks "F-you" - his words, not mine). If you want books that more effectively address some of the issues Sean attempts to tackle - and - that use curse words in their title to grab your attention and sell their books - check out How to Unfu*ck Yourself by Gary John Bishop or F*ck Your Feelings by Ryan Munsey.

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Good initial concept - very vulgar

I like the plan of core 4 but the presentation with all the vulgar words every other word being the f bomb this and your lazy as f that. The story is good for redemption but the presentation is not very professional or welcoming for any one who wants to change there life.

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The narrator wasn't a good listen. In my opinion.

The overall message and info was ok just a very structured and robotic sound to the narrator's voice It didn't take to my ears it was hard to get past the rush delivery in certain parts of this book. I'm kind of disappointed based on the reviews that I've read.

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Horrible.

This book was very unimaginative. Offered nothing new. Lazily regurgitated information with some cussing as a lame attempt at making it edgy and - whatever. This endeavor was a poor idea. This book is so awful and such a waste of time, I am sick of seeing that it's even on my library list. I wish I knew of a way to remove it!

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Needed this!

Finished in one day to and from work ditting in traffic. definitely helps me to get my ass in gear and focus on myself for once!

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Fantastic Book. Unless you’re a Karen...

Great read and to the point. No bullshit. Love that he hammers home on the fact that THERES NO ROOM FOR EXCUSES. If you’re not where you want to be, you better take a hard look at where you’re making excuses for yourself and then GET TO WORK. Of course, the Karen’s of the world won’t love this....it’s a message of grit, work ethic and honesty and that doesn’t appeal well to those who want everything handed to them. If you want to get shit done, read this book. If you want to be pandered to and have your feelings coddled, go find another book.

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  • bear2dope
  • 04-06-20

GARBAGE

worst book(pamphlet) I've ever listened to.. £2.60 for a crass, contradictory, hypocritical advertisement for something not worth "buying". if you're interested in the premise of this dumb-ass book(pamphlet) go on YouTube and watch/listen to some Jordan Peterson, it's free and on this subject, infinitely superior in every way.

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  • Connor
  • 10-16-21

Pointless

You’ll get the same message with a HUGE amount more insight from literally any other personal growth book. I feel this was a waste of a credit, it wasn’t even two hours long when you can get 8-14hour long book full of specific insight and advice. Whereas this book…😬

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  • Cintia Fazekas
  • 04-28-21

Most interesting way of ending a book

The book is about a guy who was successful in business but was not happy in life, he explains the ways he found out how to be happy, what really got me was the way he psychologically predicted what most people will do, that one sentence was so true and harsh and made me rethink everything he said, I keep thinking about that in the every day life, that was something no other author said who promises a change in our life, this guy even starts the book by saying he is not promising a quick fix, neither the get rich overnight, but he gives us a way of thinking which can in the long term make us happier, I think the book worths the price

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  • Shelly S
  • 09-04-22

A MUST READ!

I had to print my header in caps cause I’m shouting from the roof tops that this is definitely the book to go for if you need motivation to progress in your life - the CORE 4 explained in detail within the book.
The Author gets straight to the point on the process and gives you great insight to where he’s coming from to where he’s currently at.
I’ve ready read many books in the past BUT this is the one to straighten out my life & get me going.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-18-22

Now part of my life

This has become one of my morning motivational listens in the morning the heart felt messages he shares work wonders for anyone who applys it

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  • Mrbroons
  • 03-17-22

Well I’m surprised

Well I’m surprised that I found this so good. A great book for injecting positivity and getting you motivated. As the narrator states, he can’t make you do anything it’s up to you every day. Read or listen and then get on with it and make a difference.
That is what prompted me to write this review! Well worth it.

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  • Louis
  • 11-18-21

good information

I really enjoyed the content and advice throughout the book however definitely am going to need to read it again! although beneficial being an audio book I can't help but think it would be beneficial to have a physical copy to take notes in.

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  • Ange
  • 10-07-21

Brilliant!

Would highly recommend! I've used Core 4 every day since reading this and it's been life changing!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-09-21

mega!

I needed this so bad. Biggest boot up my arse! Now to take action and get on with it

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  • Mwafak Almhayni
  • 04-01-21

loved the book

really good book i like it, truth what he is speaking about and he hit the problem exactly

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-05-22

loved it

i loved it, it spoke so loud and clear. thanks for the realization of a few things i need working on

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  • aaron
  • 01-17-22

worth your time

well worth your time
thanks sean
now its up to me to make shit happen

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-06-21

A Totally Rad & Epic Waste Of Time

I feel sorry for Sean. This "book" is an advertisement for his product. Don't listen. Don't waste your time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-21

Loved this book!

Absolutely loved this book! Stop the excuses and do the f'ing work. Reminds me of Andy Frisella

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-29-21

Great read !!

Loved this book,
So easy to understand and relatable
Loved the the rawness of it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-26-21

Short shiny and very sharp

Great little kick up the backside for anyone needing a brief but simple way to turn your situation around

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-26-20

AMAZING!

Are you struggling with any part of your life and not knowing where to turn, what to think, who to think about. Asking why is this happening to me.....
Buy this book! I have just come out of a 20yr relationship and found that my wife has left me for another man. Tough to take when you have 3 little ones to stay strong for. I was asking all these questions of myself, wondering how I was going to be able to grow financially, I needed to get my mind in order and I needed to work on my relationships moving forward.

This has really saved me. I've listened to it over 30times. So glad I'm not charged per listen or I'd go broke. Love this book! Thank you Sean.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-28-19

It's all up to you

Your mind is your garden, so plant good thoughts and good things will happen. listen to this audiobook and good things will happen OR open your excuse book again and read another page, then whinge about how bad things are. It's ALL UP TO YOU.