Enchantment is certainly worth the listen. In fact true to form Guy spews out info at the rate of a fire hose and this is good and bad. Good because he makes sure you get value for your hard earned dollar and good because you will walk away with a number of action items you can actually act on right away. However, it is bad because you will never remember all of them. For this reason (and Guy will love this advice) you might want to also buy the actual book for reference.
Having said that I fully understand Dan's review "A Meal of Cotton Candy" (love his title). Almost everything Dan says in the review is correct. But I think Guy does a great job serving up the Cotton Candy. He puts a lot of info into one place and as I said, I at least walked away saying, "I need to do that." OK to be more accurate I should say, "I forgot Cialdini had written about that, I need to go do it". So, while this is certainly negative in one respect it does speak to Dan's point that the book is a good jumping off point for ideas for further reading. The one point in Dan's review that I disagree with is that Guy only addresses the 'what to do' but not the critical 'how to do it'. In some cases Guy does talk about the "how" and in others the "how" is obvious but it is often hard to remember to do it. For example, "do no evil" or I think Guy also borrows the idea of "don't do anything you wouldn't want to see published in your local paper". Well, I suppose Guy could have advised posting this mantra on your desk.
Finally, I have to say that I got a huge chuckle out of the book having recently finished "The Six Figure Second Income" (Jonathan Rozek , David Lindahl) because Guy must have just finished it as well. Although Guy has been at it for awhile so I wouldn't be surprised if he was the inspiration for Rozek and Lindahl. I won't go into the details but if you do listen to "The Six Figure Second Income" you will quickly get my point as well as a good chuckle.
Seriously who are you people giving this 4+ stars? This is both disturbing and not funny. If it was funny and yet disturbing that would be one thing but alas it isn't. In fact, if you gave this higher than one star (zero is not an option) please do the rest of humanity a favor and DO NOT HAVE KIDS.
I love this last comment in the Publisher's Summary, "Due to its explicit language, you probably should not play it for your children." PROBABLY...really? As I was listening to as much of this as I could stomach (about 3 minutes) I was thinking, there are no doubt ignorant F--ks who will think this is funny and will also think it would be funny to play if for their kids at bed time....
This "book" spends a few minutes talking about the obvious benefits of visualizing success and then the rest of the 45 minutes walking you through various visualizations. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY OR POINTS. As I said maybe worth the listen if it was free...
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