This audiobook really seduced me and took away all my criticial thinking. It is definitely worth listening to.
Sure. For a period of time, Glenn Harroid put me to sleep with his "Ultimate Guide To Overcoming Stress"
It is a visualisation... ? There was no surprises.
Didnt I just answer that quistion above? :)
The recording is nice. There is just this female voice singing in the background, from time to time, which really got on my nerves. I would definetly cut her out.
I like the message. Love your way through life and everything will come your way.
BUT I find it indeed very problematic to make the listener believe that his/her thoughts is the direct cause of what is happening around him/her. Like the example where a husbands concerns about having a new child is made into the direct cause of the child being born prematurely with a very high risk of dying, thereby almost making him into a murderer. This is the recipe for making people go insane. You are truly allowed to have your own feelings without feeling guilty. Your feelings are nature’s way of helping you orient yourself in this world. Good feelings mean you are having a good time, bad feelings that something troubling you. Making your concerns into a problem, and even something which can bring others lives in danger is craziness.
Music and quotes is used throughout the book to underline statements making them stand out has a universal truth.
It reminds me of religious persuasion, with no place for critical thinking.
I honestly think Audible should consider selling this audiobook.
I really liked D. liebermans "Setting Boundaries with Difficult People: A Survival Guide for People Pleasers", but this audiobook Im sorry to say I really couldt get through.
The signs of deception presented in the book could also be signs of insecurity, the rest were somewhat trivial to me. The techniques for getting people to come clean, were manipulation (until I stopped the listening 1h 20m into the book). To me manipulation (eg making others believe that you approve, respect or even appreciate a dishonest act, was all to much for me. I find an honest-seeking-to-listen-and-understand approach must more effective and rewarding.
The Power of Delete is "finding God (and resisting Satan)". This terminology is strange and unfamiliar to me. A Christian might view this differently.
I was looking for a secular book.
(I find it problematic that the Publisher's Summary doesnt reveal that the book is directed toward Christians. Had I known it, I would not have bought it).
I felt in love with don Miguel Ruiz after listening to the book ”The Voice of Knowledge”. This program however seems more like a repetition of (to me) somewhat trivial “common” knowledge about love and relationship. E.g. one has to love oneself in order to love others, that love is accepting and respecting (and not wanting to chance your partner), and so on.
The book doesn’t contain any tools og recommendation for getting to the “right “stage for “mastering love”, which makes it more an intellectual talk about what you should be, but probably aren’t. The latter because - as explained in the book - modern man is somewhat “ruined” by his own history of hurt and expectation/demands from his surroundings.
I give this book three stars, because I connect with its values and understandings. If you are however familiar with literature about love and relationships the book doesn’t contains anything surprisingly new. In this case you might want to save the time and energy.
Christian Baker speaks so fast, that I really didn’t get to relax (as instructed to). And the things you are told imagine, I felt was more a poor form of brainwash then it was realistic pictures/feelings, I could relate to. It is possible that others can benefit from the exercise, I’m sorry to say, I didn’t.
The concept of failing forward is nice and encouraging. But the book is storybased and the points mainly summarized by the phrase "try, try and try again". The stories told underline this point. If you just keep trying you will inevitably succeeded. It’s a bit annoying that the author doesn’t take into account that, because some made it through hardship and failure, some will not.
The book is very one-dimensional, focusing almost entirely on the goals such as earning money or/and recognition from the "outside" world.
It doesn’t discuss what our dreams and goals are made of. Perhaps some goals which you are failing to achieve could use some investigation. Perhaps the goals are not truly yours but put upon you by others/surroundings, or perhaps you have stopped believing in yourself making it (unconsciously) impossible for you to success. The book does thought, point out that your attitude toward your goals is important.
The superficial approach of the book makes it a bit uninteresting, extraneous and lengthy.
But the book is nice and encouraging. And on a long, lonely night with some recent failures troubling you, I'm sure it will bring you some pleasant comfort.
The book is filled with stories of people in worrying tremendously. Which were all to much for me. The stories are horrifying, endless and with seemingly no direction. The way these people (in the end) "successfully" handles their stress are by accepting destiny (many when facing death caused by sickness do to worrying, being humble to life, and/or finding (and praying to) God.
The stories are 50-100 years old and the problems facing thess persons seem different from the worries of modern man.
The book doesn’t offer any modern active way for dealing with anxiety, like analyzing yourself, your background and self confident, your surroundings, and so on. To me its views, values and techniques belong to former generations.
Buy yourself a more modern self help book, and save yourself a lot of worries.
Some interesting points, no miracle cure, general, a bit too long.
I had expected more and better tools for “changing by Friday”. I was looking for some “quick fixing” and encouraging reading. The book is more like an ordinary book about the topic, self development / help. No miracles by Friday as the title promises.
The chapter about birth order was interesting indeed. Very interesting observations about what shapes us. The chapter was maybe a bit too long.
The authour's own story about the gain of self confidence in the academic field was also very interesting.
The part about early childhood memories was ground shaking to me! (Do the exercise). I got to see some of my “blind spots”. Or I got to see and feel where my personality was shaped. My first memories were also feelings which unconsciously have been with me ever since, without me knowing where the feeling of being “me” came from. These (until now hidden) feelings are both my personality and also my defense. I have not truly been able to understand why people have called me selfish and absentminded (or therefore I have not been able to or felt it necessary to change it, because this “feeling of me” felt so right). But seeing myself in my early childhood I saw a child getting her way but also “living in my own world” to protect he self from chaos and lack of contact. Now that I have literally seen my weakness and its root, I feel I have a choice to do otherwise.
How the personality of your parents has shaped us also turned to be true for me. Very interesting.
Otherwise tools to identifying your weakness’s and implementing the changes was rather trivial. (Im not sure the experience I have described above was meant to be so ground shaking as it turn out to be for me).
The author reveals weakness's which he has not be able to change, which makes the last part of the book more like chit-chat.
Some interesting points, no miracle cure, too general, a bit too long.
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