I listen to inspirational/motivational books every day while driving to keep me from bursting into flames while engulfed in road rage on the streets of Los Angeles. They help. Really.
Many of the them are repetitive and I catch myself being lulled into a sort of dance like state by the materials. Not a bad thing, I guess, especially considering that it keeps me from ramming my CRV into nearby motorists.
This book was different. It was... more.
I heard about the book when a kooky, older man came in to the bar where I work. he struck up a conversation and started telling me things about myself like he was psychic. I later learned that this was his job. All well and good but i was not paying someone to tell me that I wold meet a tall, handsome stranger after he saw my ringless finger.
This man told me that I was on a life changing journey and in year 6 of a 7 year cycle. This was the year I would "regain my power." Okay. And what does this have to do with anything?
Anyway, he told me that a lot of the changes that were going on in my life were necessary at this time but then said that if I really wanted to see a big difference in a short period of time then I should check this book out. " It's life altering." ( I later found out that this guy was an advisor for Tony Robbins for many years.)
I was looking for a new book. This recommendation came the day before my monthly credit came in so it was right on time.
I read the reviews and saw how long the book had been around. It was worth a shot.
I just have to say that I was so pleasantly surprised by the logic and flow of how the material was presented. Although I like books that inspire positive thinking and encourage visualization. I cannot stand airy fairy books with rambling babble that sound like yoda wrote them. Give it to me straight but give me a little reason with my "faith."
This book was great! It is the grandaddy to books like "The Secret." It was a million times better than any of its offshoots.
I noticed an immediate change in my productivity and attitude. I cannot recommend this book more highly.
It is definitely worth the price. I know I will be listening to it repeatedly!
This book was a really helpful tool for me because for the first time, I actually heard someone put in to words a lot of the forms of resistance that I deal with on a daily basis.
Hearing someone else talk about my often unnamed demons reinforced the reality of my experience.
It was a fun book with lots of great ideas to help me push through some of my self-imposed limitations. I've definitely noticed an increase in personal productivity since starting this book. Will likely listen to it many more times.
I read one review that complained about the age of the narrator. Silly comment. It was written by a person who has lived a full life and accumulated lots of experience in his area of expertise. It would have sounded ridiculous being read by someone much younger sounding. It was just a reminder that so many people are so erroneously youth obsessed.
I highly recommend this book for anyone dealing with resistance in creative pursuits in the arts or even in starting a new business.
Brian Tracy is really good at telling it to you in simple, practical terms.
I highly recommend this book if you have some lingering tasks on your to do list and just can't get it together to get them done.
One of the most effective, and amazingly simple things, I got from this book was to make sure to prioritize your goals. You will never get everything done so focus on doing what absolutely must be done.
I also like the idea that you should make a point to get those important things done first. I am a productivity and motivational junkie and a lot of authors suggest that you start with smaller items to build momentum. Since making an effort to "eat my big frogs first," I have found myself to be much more productive.
Great, easy read. Very helpful!
I really liked and agreed with a lot of what she said. Some of the ideas were dead-on. The problem for me was that it often felt a little forced. Some of her pseudo quirky asides were majorly annoying. I wanted to love all of it. I would have loved to give the concepts 4 stars but their execution a 3 1/2. It's like a Forever 21, or Wet Seal version of a cool outfit that you might see. It felt a little budget in places.
She's a wise woman but it's just a little annoying to hear a little canadian girl say stuff like " mamma you treat yo' self real fine" and then say "about" in that canadian way that sounds like " a boot." I cringed too many times to count. It would be like Oprah doing a hip-hop review. Not quite what I wanted to hear.
The ideas were pretty good and most of it was fine but those random " I think I'm so hip" moments were like fingernails on a blackboard for me. I would recommend it to a friend but warn her that it might be better to read it in paperback rather than listen to it.
What's really funny about that is a friend told me about this same book but almost begrudgingly. She'd read it in paperback and while it sounded interesting, something about it made her almost not want to recommend it. ( I had to pull the title out of her.) When I got it as an audio book and commented to her about the author's little quips trying a little "too cool" she said " I had a hard time finishing certain sections because of it." I don't just mean the writing either.
At times, the author's unnecessarily breathy delivery make it sound as though she may have just taken a puff from a clove cigarette while doing a reading at a coffee house open mic.
Some suburban folks who like Harlequin romances and only listen to top 40 will probably not even pick it up. These are the folks that can hear the words " passion" and "uh-mazing" a million times and not want to puke. If my comments make no sense to you, then you will probably ADORE the PASSION ignited by this AMAZING book.
Worth reading, but just keep these comments as a warning label.
I'm a huge Wayne Dyer fan and have many of his books in audio form. It makes a wonderful solution to drive time listening. I focus on something positive and lose the road rage. I love his reading style because he sounds so conversational and not like many authors who don't seem to know their own writings. I highly recommend it.
I read a review that commented that he read to fast. I disagree and guess that's a matter of taste. I would also say that one of the great things about an audio book is that you can rewind if you don't get it the first time. I usually listen to my "positive thinking" books more than once because I always seem to get more with repeated listening!
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