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Sherry

Calgary, Canada | Member Since 2007

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  • 21 reviews
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  • 238 titles in library
  • 26 purchased in 2014
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  • The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2245)
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    (1873)
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    (1852)

    Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.

    Niv says: "life changing one of the best I read"
    "Will, Won't & Want"
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    As suggested in the audio book, my intention was to take on the challenges offered before listening further. However the content was so interesting I found myself drawn in...hence lack of will power.

    However, I appreciated the information on studies performed, tasks suggested and results tabulated on willpower.

    I appreciated the personal content from his experience in the classroom teaching this as a course.

    I have a list of challenges that I will be applying some refreshed willpower motivators to.

    Well worth the time and credit invested.

    42 of 43 people found this review helpful
  • The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lynne McTaggart
    • Narrated By Eliza Foss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (63)

    Award-winning science journalist and author Lynne McTaggart invites listeners to take part in the world's largest mind-over-matter experiment in The Intention Experiment. By thinking positively about life and consciousness, people can, in fact, change their lives.

    Thomas says: "Middle of the road"
    "Mind Blown"
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    What an exceptional book describing the worldwide efforts of scientists! The science behind how our thoughts impact and affect our lives blew my mind. If you have read any other books on the law of attraction and felt a disconnection to the workings and power of the mind, this is a must listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Brian Tracy
    • Narrated By Brian Tracy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2367)
    Performance
    (1098)
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    There's an old saying: if you eat a live frog first thing each morning, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that it's probably the worst thing you'll do all day. Using "eat that frog" as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also the one that might have the greatest positive impact on your life, Eat That Frog! shows you how to zero in on these critical tasks and organize your day.

    Trish says: "one new idea"
    "Dis-Connection with Narrator"
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    As a rule I listen to the preview of any book before purchasing and unfortunately some of the value of the content of the book may have been lost to me, because I was disconnected to Brian Tracy's narration.

    There were a couple places where I bookmarked, it was a quick listen and I expected to listen in one sitting, however my reluctance made this a very loooong listen.

    For those who need grassroot foundation tactics to get organized this would be a good place to start.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Arbinger Institute
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (134)

    Through an intriguing story of parents struggling with their troubled children and with their own personal problems, The Anatomy of Peace shows how to get past the preconceived ideas and self-justifying reactions that keep us from seeing the world clearly and dealing with it effectively.

    Colleen says: "Everyone Should Read This Book"
    "Peace starts within"
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    In the first moments of the book when it talked about sending teens to a survival camp I was hooked and was more focussed on learning where this camp is and how can I send my own teen there. This was fleeting at best. As with all books designed to help oneself, I was quickly reminded that Peace starts within not with others with whom we do not have Peace with.

    I found myself nodding in agreement throughout most of the book as the narrative told the story of where "I" within the conflict which holds out Peace in my world. I found myself connecting to the characters, not just as parents, but as people.

    The narrator did an exceptional job in conveying the individuals and my attention was held rapt.

    The only thing I wished for was a .pdf download of the diagrams that they spoke about in the book. I will be buying either the actual book or downloading the kindle version in hopes of seeing those diagrams whilst listening again to the book.

    I feel that this will be a book to serve as a foundation for me and invite anyone to invest in absorbing its contents.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jen Sincero
    • Narrated By Jen Sincero
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (667)
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    (612)
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    Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up twenty-seven bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

    Amazon Customer says: "Good at times"
    "Brilliant, Sassy & BADASS!!!"
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    Best book I've listened too back to back! Love the delivery of the content. Love the clear, concise content. Whether you are new to self helpery or a veteran! Brilliant, Sassy & BADASS!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Danielle LaPorte
    • Narrated By Danielle LaPorte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (184)
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    (182)

    As the creator of DanielleLaPorte.com - deemed "the best place online for kick-ass spirituality," Danielle LaPorte’s straight-talk life-and-livelihood sermons have inspired over one million people. Bold but empathetic, she reframes popular self-help and success concepts.

    Valarie says: "Loved idea but some of the "passion" was "cheesy""
    "Engaging & Intoxicatingly Brilliant"
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    Danielle's voice is one that engaged me to listen intently and truly hear her, and listen to her words. Her format in order to start your fire is one that is rooted in your soul, and she invites you to Feel, and stoke your inner fire.
    I think this book is for anyone who is looking to feel differently about their lives, their contributions to the world and is relevant in all ways, not just for building a business.
    I value and appreciate her personal collection of teachers in books and in person. She depicts a well read, curious about life and openness that grants this book a more personal feel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (290)
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    (290)

    Based on seven years of ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we're all in this together.

    Kari says: "Love the book, not the narrator"
    "Missing Brene's own Vulnerability Voice"
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    If you are one of the squillions who have watched Brene Brown on TedTalks or Oprah's Super Soul Sunday you may empathize with my review. I missed hearing the book narrated by Brene Brown herself. Lauren Fortgang's effort was not without merit, however after having been engaged by watching Brene then buying the books I missed her delivery of her own words.

    The book itself was worth the investment, I've listened twice since purchasing.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Expats: First Chapter

    • UNABRIDGED (19 mins)
    • By Chris Pavone
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (35)
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    (34)

    Kate Moore is a working mother, struggling to make ends meet, to raise children, to keep a spark in her marriage... and to maintain an increasingly unbearable life-defining secret. So when her husband is offered a lucrative job in Luxembourg, she jumps at the chance to leave behind her double-life, to start anew. She begins to reinvent herself as an expat, finding her way in a language she doesn’t speak, doing the housewifely things she’s never before done - playdates and coffee mornings, daily cooking and never-ending laundry....

    Sherry says: "As I am an Expat"
    "As I am an Expat"
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    I downloaded the first chapter for free and decided to read it on my Kindle.

    Since I am currently living as an expat in Western Europe I definitely identified with the character, the moving overseas, the starting anew. I enjoyed the details on their trips to different cities, which I have also visited so again made a connection.

    The story itself was alright, at times difficult to follow between present tense and flashing back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What Every BODY Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins
    • Narrated By Paul Costanzo
    Overall
    (2165)
    Performance
    (1828)
    Story
    (1807)

    Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you.

    Jackie says: "I should have listen to the other reviewers"
    "Just ok"
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    I was really looking forward to this book, unfortunately my expectations were not met. There were certainly some body language myths which he dispelled, and I did learn of a couple body language keys that I didn't know.

    Honestly it was just ok, I found myself spacing out then coming back and rather than rewind to see what I missed just pushed through to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight and Content

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Mark Levy
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (425)
    Performance
    (308)
    Story
    (305)

    When it comes to creating ideas, we hold ourselves back. Thats because inside each of us is an internal editor whose job is to forever polish our thoughts, so we sound smart and in control, and so that we fit into society. But what happens when we encounter problems for which such conventional thinking fails us? How do we get unstuck? For Mark Levy, the answer is freewriting....

    Sherry says: "Writing to right your way"
    "Writing to right your way"
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    I have been a fan of Julia Cameron's morning pages since 1992, Mark Levy's taken this concept another step by embellishing the practicality and effectiveness of this technique.

    The exercises he offered in the book made it impractical for me to listen while commuting as I was perpetually drawn to want to pause and give myself the ten minutes. However having listened through once, I will start again, this time with hands poised over the keyboard or with pen in hand.

    For those who are drawn to writing as a hobby or profession, this book is loaded with great sources to create prompts to get the words flowing. For those who are drawn to writing as a means of releasing the jumble within your mind, I stand behind my title of this review in that this technique can help you to use "Writing to Right your Way".

    For those who are neither drawn to nor use writing as a tool, I feel this would be an effective approach to stimulate your communication technique of choice and add value.

    The narrator was brilliant, the one addendum is that I felt at times he spoke to quickly and I gratefully employed the 30sec rewind button numerous times.

    19 of 19 people found this review helpful

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