Yes. I have listened to it many times. The advice is encouraging and uplifting. I listen again when I need a boost.
Her humor and authenticity.
The concept of "shackles on and shackles off" and the "inner lizard."
This book struck a cord with me. As a self-help book, it was just the right balance of practical and compassionate: Not too new-agey, but also not "how to succeed in business and get insanely rich". I felt compelled to write this review as I gave another of Dr. Beck's books a luke-warm review. I wanted to make sure that she got her proper due for this book and many of her other works. Thank you, Dr. Beck!!
I tend to listen to Martha Beck's books over and over. I like them best when she reads them, though, they're great no matter what. Definitely get the companion ebook download to follow along.
Author reading own writing
Reads like she's speaking to you.
Understanding that bad experiences are the pivotal point that create good things happening in your life.
Enjoyed the experience.
Exact to the point.
I am a big fan of Martha Beck. This book is a more evolved work from the original Find your Northstar. She is very pragmatical on her approach to real life struggle, she is very well articulated and researched and always uplifting without promising fairy tales. I am a life coach myself and always feel very inspired by her work.
Martha Beck has written smart insightful articles for "O" magazine but this book was a complete disapointment. Content is boring starting with Beck's own personal "journey" to the pap regurgitated that has been around for years and now sounds old and just plain dumb. I am sorry I wasted both my money and my time on this one.
There might be some great principles and pointers in this book, but the author's ego gets in the way: how many stories about herself do we really need to hear? Good golly.
Way too distracting. Plus, she never seems to circle back to nail down the point she is trying to make...
I am a twenty-something Californian who works in the field of human services, particularly empowering youth who are blind and visually impaired to find their way on their path to adulthood.
Second to Iyanla Vanzant's Peace from Broken Pieces.
I LOVE Martha Beck, she is witty and funny! I DISLIKED THE BORING NARRATOR who spoke the headlines of each section of the book. I would scream out
I enjoy Martha's take on life, and the way she presents the material. She makes it understandable and interesting to listen to, which relatable examples for everything she talks about. I've been reading her articles on Oprah's site for a while now and am so happy to have listened to this book.
I would recommend it to anyone who wants to live their best life!
Started out well. Great theory. Then something goes terribly wrong with the story. I detect vendetta...Now I did not know the back story of Ms. Beck going into the 'listen'. Middle of the book, I do an internet search and read a little of her history. Things start falling into place now. Sounds like she had 'the visit' from her Bishop or some folks from the LDS church and they were on her hide about quitting the church and no doubt other stuff...So, after getting an idea of Ms. Beck's back story and the fact that I don't like to quit mid-story... I listen on...I just feel its way over the top with some of the Kitschy-ness...again too much like the Secret. I feel like it's the Secret all over again, but Ms. Beck just changed up the words and phrases. Also, the guy who intersperses comments, as lead ins to what's coming next in the narration, is a bit creepy sounding and it also sounds like he thinks the whole story is pretty laughable. I guess too, I was just a bit offended that I was duped into listening to this thing, because, like I said earlier, the book did start off promising...
It's okay to want to make money and all, but this was too much like the Secret to me. I think if Ms. Beck had skipped all the kitschy-ness and didn't try to make the book so similar to the Secret, she had some good tips. I would say, re-write the book and just use your own material. Don't try to be the 'Secret'.
Also, Ms. Beck's voice was not pleasant to my ears.
not sure....it would have to be a more honest book than this one from the standpoint of really being original and not a copy cat version of the Secret.
I felt duped after about half way through. Definitely disappointed.
Not really. I am going to look at some other comments to see if anyone else had this reaction.
I am definately christian,,, and this book is very "new age". It has some good things in it but the "new age" undertones and the swearing make it hard for me to keep going back to it.