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Year to Success: When It Comes to Success, There Are No Shortcuts

Summary

Have you been promised success if you follow a few quick and dirty "rules" or "secrets" of success? Are you tired of irrelevant analogies that do nothing for you but make you feel inadequate? Have you had enough of highly metaphysical concepts and not enough practical solutions? Have you had your fill of grossly exaggerated claims that try to trick you into thinking success is easy? Are you all "affirmationed" out? You are not alone. 

Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success. Year to Success is a full-year course in success, designed to be a practical guide to achieving your definition of success. Each day of this course will, through practical application, increase your odds of achieving success. It has been said that one line of wisdom can change your life more than volumes of books. Imagine what hundreds of words of wisdom can do. 

Year to Success is perhaps the most complete book on success ever written. It uses my "formula" for success: education + inspiration + action = success. Education: each week starts off with two educational articles and ends with two more educational articles. Inspiration: the third day of the week is a "success biography" on someone I believe is one of the most successful people in history. These success biographies are full of inspiration to help keep your flame for success burning on high. Action: each of the educational articles has one or more action steps associated with it. Taking action and getting results are what this audiobook is all about.

©2004, 2018 Archieboy Holdings, LLC. (P)2018 Archieboy Holdings, LLC.

Narrator: Bo Bennett PhD
Author: Bo Bennett
Length: 20 hrs and 24 mins
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Rules of Reason

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Claims are constantly being made, many of which are confusing, ambiguous, too general to be of value, exaggerated, unfalsifiable, and suggest a dichotomy when no such dichotomy exists. Good critical thinking requires a thorough understanding of the claim before attempting to determine its veracity. Good communication requires the ability to make clear, precise, explicit claims, or "strong" claims. The rules of reason in this book provide the framework for obtaining this understanding and ability. This book is about the 11 rules of reason for making and evaluating claims. Each covered in detail in the book. These are: Acknowledge the limits of your knowledge regarding the claim. Explore your biases related to the claim.  Isolate the actual claim.  Clearly and precisely define each relevant term.  Use terms that reflect the scope of the claim accurately.  Operationalize terms when possible.  Make the claim falsifiable when possible.  Express an accurate and meaningful level of confidence.  Convert causes to contributing factors when appropriate.  Make strong analogies and call out weak ones.  Filter all relevant assumptions through these same rules. By the time you have finished this short book, no matter how good you were before at evaluating claims, you will be even better at it.

©2020 Archieboy Holdings, LLC. (P)2020 Archieboy Holdings, LLC.

Narrator: Bo Bennett PhD
Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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Reason: Books I & II

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This book is based on the first five years of The Dr. Bo Show, where Bo takes a critical thinking-, reason-, and science-based approach to issues that matter with the goal of educating and entertaining.  Every chapter in the book explores a different aspect of reason by using a real-world issue or example.  Part one is about how science works even when the public thinks it doesn't. Part two will certainly ruffle some feathers by offering a reason- and science-based perspective on issues where political correctness has gone awry. Part three provides some data-driven advice for your health and well-being. Part four looks at human behavior and how we can better navigate our social worlds. In part five we put on our skeptical goggles and critically examine a few commonly-held beliefs. In the final section, we look at a few ways how we all can make the world a better place.  

©2016 Archieboy Holdings, LLC (P)2016 Archieboy Holdings, LLC

Narrator: Bo Bennett PhD
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
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Eat Meat... or Don't

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Roughly 95% of Americans don't appear to have an ethical problem with animals being killed for food, yet all of us would have a serious problem with humans being killed for food. What does an animal lack that a human has that justifies killing the animal for food but not the human? As you start to list properties that the animal lacks to justify eating them, you begin to realize that some humans also lack those properties, yet we don't eat those humans. Is this logical proof that killing and eating animals for food is immoral? Don't put away your steak knife just yet. 

In Eat Meat... or Don't, we examine the moral arguments for and against eating meat with both philosophical and scientific rigor. This book is not about pushing some ideological agenda; it's ultimately a book about critical thinking. But moral facts shouldn't be confused with ideology. When it comes to moral choices, there are better ones, and there are worse ones. If you act rationally and ethically and have adopted a good moral framework, you might come to the justified conclusion that eating meat is unethical...or you might not. Regardless of your conclusion, you will almost certainly realize that eating less meat is a fantastic idea for your health, the environment, and especially animals, and it's an easily achievable goal that will change your life for the better.

©2019 Archieboy Holdings, LLC (P)2019 Archieboy Holdings, LLC

Narrator: Bo Bennett PhD
Author: Bo Bennett
Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Mastering Vocabulary

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This book is part of a course that covers hundreds of life-enhancing topics that they don't teach in high-school or most colleges, but should. This is more than a course on self-improvement; it is a course on mastering life. If life had an instruction book...this would be it. This is book eight of the Life Mastery course: Mastering Vocabulary. This short book discusses the importance of a good vocabulary, as well as more than 100 vocabulary words every successful individual should know. By the end of this course, you will be on the right track to designing the life you want to live, and will be living it well!

©2018 Bo Bennett, PhD (P)2018 Bo Bennett, PhD

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Learning from Others

Summary

This audiobook is part of a course that covers hundreds of life-enhancing topics that they don't teach in high school or most colleges but should. This is more than a course on self-improvement; it is a course on mastering life. If life had an instruction guide...this would be it. This is audiobook nine of the Life Mastery course: Learning from Others. The topics include: Accepting Criticism Apologizing By the end of this course, you will be on the right track to designing the life you want to live and living it well!

©2018 Archieboy Holdings, LLC. (P)2018 Archieboy Holdings, LLC.

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Being Diplomatic

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This audiobook is part of a course that covers hundreds of life-enhancing topics that they don't teach in high school or most colleges, but should. This is more than a course on self-improvement; it is a course on mastering life. If life had an instruction book...this would be it.  This is book six of the Life Mastery course: Being Diplomatic. The topics include:  Three Questions to Diplomacy  The Word "But"  Never Be Wrong Again  By the end of this course, you will be on the right track to designing the life you want to live, and living it well!

©2018 Bo Bennett, PhD (P)2018 Bo Bennett, PhD

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Making a Strong and Lasting Impression

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This audiobook is part of a course that covers hundreds of life-enhancing topics that they don't teach in high school or most colleges, but should. This is more than a course on self-improvement; it is a course on mastering life. If life had an instruction book...this would be it. This is book one of the Life Mastery course: Making a Strong and Lasting Impression. The topics include: The First Impression Articulation Little Courtesies Making a Lasting Impression By the end of this course, you will be on the right track to designing the life you want to live and living it well!

©2018 Bo Bennett, PhD (P)2018 Bo Bennett, PhD

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Grammar

Summary

This audiobook is part of a course that covers hundreds of life-enhancing topics they don't teach in high school or most colleges but should.  This is more than a course on self-improvement; it is a course on mastering life. If life had an instruction guide, this would be it.  This is audiobook four of the Life Mastery course: Grammar. The topics include the importance of good grammar and 50 of the most common grammar mistakes and how to avoid them. By the end of this course, you will be on the right track to designing the life you want to live and living it well!

©2018 Bo Bennett, PhD (P)2018 Bo Bennett, PhD

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