• The Common Path to Uncommon Success

  • A Roadmap to Financial Freedom and Fulfillment
  • By: John Lee Dumas
  • Narrated by: John Lee Dumas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (288 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It’s time to achieve your financial dreams with a 17-step roadmap to guide your journey to financial, location, and lifestyle freedom. Get rid of fear and doubts and say hello to your version of uncommon success!

Based on thousands of interviews from John Lee Dumas’ highly acclaimed podcast, Entrepreneurs on Fire, this revolutionary step-by-step roadmap provides a proven path for entrepreneurs like you to achieve the financial freedom and lifestyle fulfillment you are capable of. Let The Common Path to Uncommon Success show you how.

The Common Path to Uncommon Success will:

  • Reveal the critical steps successful entrepreneurs take to achieve uncommon success.
  • Dispel the doubts and fear you’re currently facing while providing a clear path to financial freedom and fulfillment.
  • Ensure you avoid the pitfalls that have tripped up countless entrepreneurs.
  • Provide a “Well of Knowledge” section for you to tap into anytime you're in need of inspiration or motivation!

JLD’s 17-step guide will help you accomplish your #1 goal in life by showing you how to properly focus on your vision of success until it becomes your reality.

Hard work and persistence are only two of the ingredients. This book is the third.

©2021 John Lee Dumas (P)2021 HarperCollins Leadership

Critic Reviews

"We all want uncommon success, and John Lee Dumas shows you how to attain it. Drawing on lessons he learned building a multimillion-dollar business from scratch, you'll learn the simple, smart moves you can make to get exponential results." (Dorie Clark, author, Entrepreneurial You, Executive Education Faculty, Duke University Fuqua School of Business)

"For entrepreneurs who are serious about leveling up, Dumas arrives with a roadmap that's clear, actionable, and proven. Here are powerful ideas to get you moving." (Seth Godin, author, The Practice

"John Lee Dumas has never been afraid to pull back the curtain and let you in on what it really takes to stand out and reach your goals. This book is no different. He provides a proven framework with specific examples that will have you excited to get to work finding YOUR path to uncommon success." (Erica Mandy, founder and host, The NewsWorthy) 

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You've heard it all before.

This is another stereotypical brand building self help book where the author constantly redirects you to their website. This book really suffers in audio form as the author is speaking a million miles per hour. I found myself constantly zoning out towards the end of the book. if you're focus is entirely on podcasting, then this might benefit you, otherwise, you're not missing anything.

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Had to return because of narration.

Good information in the part of the book I listened too. Author blew his own horn quite a bit, but you expect that in this kind of book. I couldn't get past the narrators high pitch voice and speaking style. I tried, but at a certain point I had to stop listening. I returned the audio book.

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EXCEPTIONAL. Every entrepreneur should read this.

I have been a loyal listener of Entrepreneurs on Fire for years and I have learned SO MUCH over those years. In The Common Path to Uncommon Success, John does an exceptional job of taking so much of that education and weaves it expertly with his own story. So much actionable advice and critical mindset support in this book and on the podcast. Highly recommend both!!

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An excellent ‘entrepreneurial’ blueprint, written by an excellent guide; JLD. I highly recommend.

I could go on and on about this book, and the author — but I’ll just get straight to it. I’ll take the liberty of telling you the three most important things in these 250 odd pages... 1) the book is very well written - with an enthusiasm that’s contagious, 2) it outlines the exact path, a ‘blueprint’ for you to follow to create your own entrepreneurial success, and 3) the book is overflowing with firsthand, entrepreneurial knowledge - from dozens of the most successful entrepreneurs from around the world. I highly recommend; “The Common Path to Uncommon Success.” The quality of the writing and the passion for the project really shows.

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Stacked with valuebombs

Best book about entreprenourship I've ever read/listened to. I already loved JLDs podcast, but this is a whole other level. No fluff, just awesome straightforward actionable advice. Thanks JLD

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Great book

I used Audible while reading this book on the Kindle. As an EOF listener it just made since to have JLD read it to me! JLD's knowledge and expertise is shown in this body of work and the knowledge of the people he interviewed and included did as well. I will be listening/reading a couple of times to make certain I can achieve uncommon success!

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A Entrepreneur Must

What a wonderful listen! I’ve listen to John Lee Dumas’ podcast for a few years now and got so much value from it. Very easy to listen to and walk away with a wealth of great information for entrepreneurs. I highly recommend this book to anyone that is an entrepreneur or is looking to become one.

Thank you JLD for all you do!

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Excellent Book, Exactly what I Expected

Will refer to this book often because it is full of many gems. thank you John!

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Great Book!

Absolutely love the Well of Knowledge at the end! Will be revisiting it to quench my thirst often.

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Couldn’t get past chapter 2

The book is really just a bunch of quotes , and narration to other books honestly couldn’t get past chapter one it was simply a narration of Hal’s book . This should be more of a summary of stories already told . Not profound . Love his podcast but this book isn’t it. Better options out there

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  • Gareth Owen
  • 04-06-21

Absolutely Brilliant

It’s by JLD, what more do I need to say?

THE most actionable book on business success I have ever read...EVER. And I have read a lot.

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  • 03-24-21

The best book for entrepreneurs

This book is brilliant. I listened to it in one sitting at 2x speed on the release date, to get a full picture of the 'journey' described in the book. I am now planning to take each step that JLD describes in his book and implement them in my own journey. Many of the steps John describes in the book I am pleased to say I already do, but there are some real gems in there that need careful listening to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-01-22

Every new entrepreneur must read this!

I am definitely recommending this book to all of my entrepreneur friends - what an amazing and inspiring book! Keep’em coming JLD :-)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-08-21

Very useful book for any would be entrepreneurs

I got a lot out of this book. It’s full of practical advice and inspiring quotes. Only downside is the authors painful love of saying ‘you got this’ after every sentence. If you can get past that then it’s definitely worth a listen.

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  • Rebecca Claxton
  • 08-10-21

I knew this would be good!

Having listened to many episodes of Entrepreneurs On Fire, and seeing John speak in person I knew his book would be good, and I wasn’t disappointed.
The roadmap to uncommon success is easy to follow and I love the sections at the end of the book.
Great job JLD!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-27-21

Great book on hacks to grow your business

I listened to this book after a recommendation of Pat Flynn and found it inspiring. Great story, great examples and easy to follow here and now steps for growing your business and approaching your freedom.

My biggest takeaway so far is FOCUS = follow one course until success. Up until now I was running a few projects simultaneously to little or no avail. Now, I am focusing on one as of a fortnight ago and I'll see where it will lead me.

I recommend listening at 1,5x - 2x speed.

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  • Alan Ciechalski
  • 04-06-21

The LeBron James of Podcasting

You have to get the audio version of this book! As an avid EOFire listener, it was a must for me. John is a beacon of positivity. He will lift you up and even set your soul on fire!

The book is a very practical guide to coming up with your great idea and making it a reality. It’s relatable, it’s straight talking and it’s exactly what an aspiring entrepreneur should read whether they are at the beginning or in the middle of their journey.

Great job JLD!

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  • Joanna Karir
  • 03-30-21

Great, inspiring book.

I feel like I’ve lived this journey with pre release bonuses etc so I was very pleased when launch day came. It did not disappoint. Well written JLD!!

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  • Sam Hillyer
  • 03-24-21

Momentum

This guy knows it. So many value bombs. Every single chapter.
I preordered this and had big expectations. These have been met.

Thoroughly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-03-22

Uncommon in many aspects.

JLD is truly an inspirational case of success, one the few influencers worth to-be-followed in times of billions low-value influencers distracting people from what's important.

His passion isn't uncommon, however the way he combines it with the discipline and the genuinity he has... That's a winner!

Salute, JLD! 🤜🤛

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  • Nicole A
  • 08-24-21

Great inspiration

Loved that it was practical and gave clear steps. Only negative was that as the authors ‘niche’ is podcasts it was very podcast heavy with examples. It was definitely tailored more towards a service type business than product based, but saying that still a great business companion. Enjoyable listen.

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  • Michelle
  • 05-20-21

Nailed it!

Thanks John. Very motivating & inspiring!
Maybe one day I’ll catch up to you on the path :p

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  • Debra A O'Shea
  • 04-12-21

A Must Read.

Already a JLD fan, this book cemented that opinion. full of actionable advice, The Common Path to Uncommon Success is certainly going to help me to FOCUS as I continue on my journey.