Only 2 chapters in, and I'm already so thankful I picked this up. Life changing stuff here. HIGHLY recommend.
I enjoyed every minute of the book, and great narration as well.
I think this book covers pretty much everything about worrying and anxiety.
Even if you are not that worried right now, this book will inspire you, help you, make you think, and
influence you. This book is just as great as 'how to win friends -'
Although many of the practices described in this book are tought to us through every day life, family and friends, workshops and education, it refreshes the different aspects and allows one to reset their minds. Some techniques I have used before I fell into the habbit of worrying. The more I worry, the less I live. Now, I realize I was doing it right and that I need to adjust other methods and settings, if I want to stop worrying. I can take back control and live my life the best possible. This book is not a one time read if you want to change your worrying habbit.
The fact that this book, which is decades old, and is still selling strong, should tell you how good it is. The book is full of examples from some famous, and not so famous people which should inspire you to do exactly as the title says, "How to stop worrying and start living".
The How to Win Friends and Influence People audiobook transformed my life, so I thought I would give this one a try. Unfortunately, I can't say I got much out of the book's content.
But Andrew MacMillan reading Dale Carnegie is epic. I've never seen heard such an incredible author/narrator matchup (except maybe Richard Dawkins reading Charles Darwin), and this made it a pretty enjoyable listen.
This audiobook is straight-forward and the narrator does a great job, but--as it says on the cover-photo--it contains 'time-tested methods,' (read: nothing new here).
Knowing something and doing it is still a problem, in the end.
Even though the stories are dated, the messages and lessons are spot-on for these times. I sit outside in the summer morning air with my coffee and listen to a chapter each day. Perfect way to start the day. Practical, inspiring and perspective framing.
The narrator, Andrew MacMillan, is a perfect choice for this book. While I don't know what Dale Carnegie sounded like, I can imagine him sounded just like that.
Zoned out a few times but after awhile, some things stuck. Worth the listen. For example, expect ingratitude, set a stop-loss
It is easy to relate the stories and examples to situations that occur in todays life
Once completed the most memorable moment was that someone who I respected greatly recommended the book to me and it just resonated with me. Thanks Rob
Mr. MacMillan emphasizes his take on the book with inflections in certain stories that I may have not picked up reading the book myself. Extremely enjoyable
I have recommended the book to several people that read the book and now we relate some of the books tales to life's daily opportunties. I looked forward to my 45 minute drive to work and home to queue up the next chapter. It was fun sharing my learnings with my wife.