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Three Feet From Gold: Turn Your Obstacles Into Opportunities

4.24  ·  Rating Details  ·  583 Ratings  ·  73 Reviews
This remarkable business allegory tells a fascinating story in presenting the key principles of Napoleon Hill's revolutionary bestseller Think and Grow Rich. While you follow a struggling young entrepreneur through a life-changing series of encounters with some of today's foremost business leaders and inspirational figures, you?ll find encouragement and motivation to belie ...more
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Published October 4th 2011 by Brilliance Audio (first published October 6th 2009)
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Nov 12, 2009 J rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This ought to be 1 1/2 stars
Sharon Lechter and Greg Reid put together this allegory injecting it with advice for success. After interviewing a variety of high achievers, they created a story about a struggling, marketing wannabe. The young man's initial motivations and offensive actions metamorphose into a way of thinking, based in morality and shored up with exhortations from the elites that bring about significant changes in his life.

"Three Feet from Gold," is a feel-good remake of the book, "
Jan 22, 2015 Nirmal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
Incredibly inspiring book with powerful lesson of persistence.
Lesson learned - Never give up, finish what you've started. It's always darkest before the dawn. You are just three feet away from gold.
Neil Geisel
This is a collection of inspirational success stories and some biographies of some great successful entrepreneurs and leaders of the recent generation. Some great nuggets and back story dedicated to Napoleon Hill. The story is good and was enjoyable to read. I believe overall that there is a lot of great success information revealed here, but there is so much potentially thought provoking and life changing material left out.
As I read the book, it was encouraging and excitement grew, and I was w
Aug 05, 2012 Adrya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved the structure. Mr. Reid used his story to frame the other success stories, almost like "The Canterbury Tales". It was definitely readable and easy to take notes on, as every worthy note was a quote from the people he was interviewing. I could also feel a personal connection to each of the people he interviewed because of the writing style. Thank goodness for Sharon Lechter!

I wish he gave a little more information about the Napoleon Hill Foundation and how he actually wasn't fu
Jan 11, 2016 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was some "New Year's" reading for me as I'm 100% commission in my work and always on the prowl for success tips and techniques to 1. stay on track 2. grow both as a business woman and as a person.

Having said that there is a lot of garbage in the world of self help and business. I wouldn't call this book gimmicky or garbage by any stretch. The principles in this book are all taken from the famous Napoleon Hill book Think and Grow Rich which is a classic, timeless book of principles that have
Jesse Stoddard
Jan 14, 2014 Jesse Stoddard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For me, the best part of this book was the Success Formula, which includes the variables of Passion, Talent, Association, Action, and Faith in a quasi-mathematical formula and real life examples to inspire the application.

I normally don't like books about the writing of the same book I am reading book, in the same way I often don't like plays about plays or movies about the making of the movie itself as if shining a spotlight on the glory and self-aggrandizement of the process and creators. I al
Mar 19, 2015 Jeremy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book. The author uses the principles from "Think & Grow Rich" and explains them by using the stories from successful people from today's world. He does this through a captivating fable-like story. Never wanted to do it the book down, it's that good.
Apr 17, 2016 Andrew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I do believe this book has very good advice about identifying your passion and taking the necessary steps to be successful at what you love. In the right hands, this can be the kickstart some people need to get their lives moving in the right direction. I've read a few books of Napoleon Hill and would recommend readers to continue on with his work. The only thing that caused me to not rate it higher was that the storytelling was written in a way that sort of undermines the value of its own messa ...more
Sheri Dickson
Feb 03, 2015 Sheri Dickson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed very much-easy read and great information and tools to apply to any business. Now want to go back and read "Think and Grow Rich" again.
Aug 26, 2014 Tom rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very simplistic revision of Think and Grow Rich principles with a far fetched story.
May 19, 2011 Jonny99 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Quasi-spiritual self-help. Three distinct theories of this book exist. First, it may be one of those semi-religious straightforward self-help books where you are the limitless god who can do everything if you just believe you can. Many of the saints of the personal empowerment movement appear most repeatedly Napoleon Hill but also mainstays such as Debbie Fields apparently splits her time between selling cookies and as showing up in inspirational books as the token woman entrepreneur. All of the ...more
Aaron Kaufman
Jan 09, 2013 Aaron Kaufman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where do you find inspiration? Inspiration can be found in all shapes and sizes. Some find it in stories or tales and some find it in their everyday life. Beyond Basketball by Mike Krzyzewski is a kind of compilation of essays that explore how inspiration and success are found in your life. Coach K’s players wrote short essays on how they believed he inspired their lives.


Coach K wants every bit of determination out of each and every player but in some of the girls essays they described how h
David Glad
Jan 08, 2013 David Glad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: achieve
Decent book for anyone looking to expand their Napoleon Hill collection. Each chapter even begins with one of his quotes, while being woven into a story.

Got hold of the audiobook some time back and began listening without paying attention to who the authors were, which made me think Greg was a fictional character with some real-life inspirational basis, even if I would think some aspects of the story were indeed worked in as they were. As the character "Greg" in the book begins as a real textboo
Feb 01, 2010 John rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This type of book is usually not the type I spend my time on, but for various reasons, I agreed to read it to try and gain something from it. First and foremost, this brief review will probably make me look like a cynic. In all truthfulness, I am an idealist, and I think that this book contains important points throughout the text that most people inherently know, so, if anything, Lechter and Reid have aggregated these points into a book that might serve as a brief reminder to pick ourselves up, ...more
Apr 08, 2016 Rob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not my usual go-to genre, but the book was recommended by a dear friend. The story line is a little contrived, but it makes it more enjoyable, readable and relevant than the usual format of simply writing different chapters on different business leaders. I found it to be relevant to my professional life, and I have already implemented some of what I read into staff development.
Jun 28, 2014 Scarlett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book uses a narrative story that illustrates the principles of the Napoleon Hill teachings. I enjoyed the personal story and found the book to be a quick, entertaining, informative, and inspiring read. It's now in my hubby's book queue! Highly recommended.
Apr 15, 2015 Tim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of great words of wisdom, but writing is a bit hokey and juvenile. Overall I did like the book, but it was a bit of a chore to finish because of the writing style.
It's useful in a very general sort of way. Good to use as inspiration. But nothing very concrete. Comes across as very artificial and deliberate in the delivery.
Sreedhar Talamudipi
Absolutely brilliant book. Never stop three feet from Gold! This book shows our negativities to us with an unparalleled view into our inner self.
Aliraza Qureshi
Jan 09, 2015 Aliraza Qureshi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it, "The man who actually knows just what he wants in life has already gone a long way toward attaining it" beautifully put together
Robert Michael
Jun 04, 2014 Robert Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put this book down, all about whatever you do in life.......NEVER QUIT for what you really want.
Aug 26, 2014 Eliana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those self-help books, and I really enjoyed it. I really enjoyed the way it was written and for the most part, I really liked the story that went along with the advice. Now, in the beginning this book did not appeal to me that much, but after a while I really started to get into the flow of this book. Therefore, I suggest that if you pick it up, give it a chance to develop and to start to have its effect on you. Thus, I would really recommend that you try and pick this book up and ...more
Daniel Judge
Jan 01, 2014 Daniel Judge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-books
A great book on finding your passion, your 'why', and having the moxie not to give up regardless of the challenges that might show up.

Favorite quotes:

1. "You're the same today as you will be in 5 years except for 2 things: The people you meet and the books you read."

2. "The most common cause of failure is quitting."

3. "Your first five minutes dictate your day."

4. "Sometimes the worst situations turn out to be the best opportunities."
Nick Woodall
I liked the title and the narrative format, but I felt the business story fell a little bit short. I wanted more details and more information about the people in the book, and I didn't get that information.
Kimmie Brooks
Feb 02, 2016 Kimmie Brooks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely love this book! Anyone with a business should read it and or if you're struggling with something in life!! Excellent read!!
i recall enjoying this one so much...i will likely re-read it
Brendan Hall
Dec 27, 2014 Brendan Hall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Motivational book with a powerful lesson of persistence.
Kristy Winfield-franks
Decently inspiring and an ok plot to keep it going.
Sep 22, 2014 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-versions
It echoes much of the napoleon hill philosophy. the dramatization isn't the message, it's the way the message is presented. if you familiarize yourself with the principles in the napoleon hill library, your eyes will be opened to many avenues of personal success and happiness...
Richard Stephenson
I really liked it!

I think the Think and Grow Rich principles work quite well in anecdotal fashion. I enjoyed the story, the advice was sound (for the most part), and the really left the whole "universal intelligence" part out that was a thorn in my side from Hill's T&GR. Good package, well presented, and a fun listen. And you know, everyone remembers stories - here's a good one to remember.

If you've ever read a "One Minute Manager" type book and liked the presentation / style, then you'll en
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Wife and mother of three, CPA, consultant to the toy and publishing industries and business owner, Sharon Lechter has dedicated her professional efforts to the field of education.

She graduated with honors from Florida State University with a degree in accounting. She joined the ranks of what was then one of the big eight accounting firms, and went on to become the CFO of a turnaround company in th
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