Moving The Needle by Joe Sweeney



Moving The Needle is all about putting yourself in the right frame of mind to get moving on your dreams, your goals, and your life.   By setting goals and taking steps that are recommended in this book, you can start making the positive move towards your ultimate dreams.



Disclaimer:  I am not a self-help book person.  I have to say that because it is easy to look at a book like this and call it “self-help”, and maybe it is… but to me, and for my purposes here, I am going to call it as I see it, a book on stepping up in your dreams from someone who knows.

Moving The Needle is the type of business related book that I do enjoy as I usually find tips on furthering my own career dreams and staying motivated to do so.  If you know me, you know I recently left my job of ten years to pursue a career in writing which is my life long passion.  When making such a leap it is real easy to get in your head and think “What am I doing?”  and “Am I taking the right steps?

I enjoyed Moving The Needle in audio format.  It worked with my schedule to listen while I accomplished other things.  Christopher Price’s narration is perfect and in an upbeat tone that keeps the listener motivated to know more.  I liked that the audio version of this book came with PDF’s of several worksheets that are discussed in the book.  Sheets I can print out and work along with the tasks that are recommended, and I do love the visual output of such tasks.

There was much to take away from Moving The Needle.  I think in any book like this there are things that we know we should be doing (or are already doing), but I also learned a few things that excited me to get working on which was exactly the point of listening to this book.  I liked that many other interesting books are mentioned to look into, some sounded wonderful and I jotted them down.

My only complaint (a mere grumble really…) was that by the end of the audio I felt there were so many tasks recommended that I felt a bit overwhelmed, feeling as though implementing such habits as described in the book would leave me doing nothing but tasks all day long.  I had to remind myself that not everything needs to be implemented at once (or at all).

I would recommend this book for those looking for direction in a new job or stepping out to run your own business.  There is much worth reading/listening to and I know I will more than likely listen to it again.



  • Audible Audio Edition
  • Listening Length: 6 hours and 5 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • Release Date: November 17, 2014



11 thoughts on “Moving The Needle by Joe Sweeney

  1. This sounds like a good read. I’m not a big self-help reader either but I like the focus of this one. I can definitely see how all the info and tasks to do would feel overwhelming! Thanks for sharing. I probably would’ve just passed this up since this isn’t a genre that usually interests me.

  2. I love those books that leave me inspired and with a list of action items. The longer the list of action items, the more likely I am to actually buy the book. Congratulations on leaving your job to pursue your dreams. That takes a tremendous amount of courage!

  3. Sheila, this sounds really good, really inspirational. I’m glad you found it worthwhile. I will keep Moving The Needle in mind, for times when I need fresh ideas and encouragement from an outside source.

  4. I know what you mean about feeling overwhelmed with all the new habits and tasks. On the other hand we can all stand to learn more about how to further our dreams

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