Petach Tiqva, Israel | Member Since 2011
The book is written as a story and via the story intends to teach a method for being at peace with yourself.
Half way through the book I felt I learned nothing and intended to jump to my next learning.
Because the book is written as a story I was tempted to keep listening.
And then the story made me cry, twice!
So I completed the book.
I feel I have learned a new concept which I started considering on my day to day interaction.
I can also understand why the concept is more teachable via a story.
And overall I'm happy to have read the book.
However I don't know if I would recommend this to others as I'm not sure many would like this story approach for teaching.
I've listened to several books about leadership and management, till now I wasn't able to recommend a really good one. (maybe with the exception the books of Jim Collins but they are applicable only for highly ranked organizational leaders)
It is even harder to find books that are based on empirical research and able to backup the text with actual data and numbers.
And so, I felt the book is very practical and it made me ask myself very hard questions:
Is it possible to be a multiplier as a manager and diminisher as a team member?
I'm now more aware to many of my "diminisher " behaviors and trying to avoid them as much as possible.
I've also recommended the books to several colleagues and good really good feedbacks.
really inspiring, highly recommended.
I only write review for life changing-inspiring audiobooks.
Lately I have great interest about the subconscious mind and I listened to many lectures about it.The book concentrates and summarizes many sources of information into one place.It includes every important fact I ever learned and much more.
Additionally, this book is brilliantly and practical:Includes 5 meditation sessions for various goals.
Another thing I liked are the amount of non-trivial examples, so clearly demonstrating the great power of subconscious mind that it is impossible to refute.
Just this morning I used techniques from the book :After night sleep of only 3 hours I've gone through the relaxation, body cleaning, alert and health programs and felt instantaneous improvement, fresh and alert.
I'm a developer for 18 years now,
If I have technical queries I would probably search for online example and find many.
If I need to learn new concepts, I would usually sit with someone for an hour to learn the basics and carry on learning with examples.
I usually listen to audiobooks to strengthen my soft skills like: listening, efficiency, motivation, leadership etc..
I took this book only after an excellent recommendation by a college.
I felt it very inspiring and it made a vivid connection between my day to day life and the outside world.
The examples were non-trivial and I found the book very clear, well organized and slowly constructing nice arguments step by step.
Everyone going to work every day wants to see meaning in his actions and this book definitely helped me clearing up the meaning in my work.
Exactly what I needed.
It is very rare to find books about this subject and even when I did, I didn't know what to expect.I was in the middle of a will struggle on many areas: some personal and some common to many people like loosing weight.I had some success before reading the book but I felt I exhausted and afraid that I'll break and return to my bad habits.After reading the book I got a boost in all areas I see good results (lost 10 KG) and I stopped feeling bad about the few times I do give in to temptation.I learned many simple techniques for controlling the mind and I also liked the simple and powerful analysis of the way we think and the many paths of the mind leading us to prefer short term satisfaction over our long term goals. (all backed up with many researches and explored in a scientific yet simple approach).This knowledge and techniques made me better understand how I used to think, I am now more immune and by simple change of the way I think I can overcome many temptations.I warmly recommend to everyone.
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I bought the book mainly because of the title and expected a practical discussion about sex in marriage and maybe some advice of how to increase the frequency of it.Instead I felt I'm getting some philosophy, many quotes from the bible but too little practice.Garry is a very good author, I listened to many of his books and I have very high expectations when I start listening to a new book. This book did not meet them and I do not recommend it,
I listened to it a while ago and I don't remember the specific techniques I liked.I do however remember that I was fascinated by every word and I felt like I never want the book to end.It talks mainly about listening which is something that I'd like to do more and better in life and in my marriage. It shows many examples of how conflicts that at first look unresolveable are being resolved by having the couple listen to each other.I also liked that the book is not repeating the well known principals of the 5 love languages (tough I think they are mentioned) but it gives new insights from totally new perspective,overall it is a must for everyone who likes to hear more of Garry Chapman.
The book is composed of isolated subjects and is not developing ideas slowly like I would expect from a parenting book. The lack of overall story got me lost and I quit in the middle.
The English was also bit hard for me.
I enjoyed the first hour or so but felt it was little trivial and not really educating.
The rest of the book far exceeded my expectations and the ending left me full of many useful insights.
I learnt a few nontrivial facts about parenting and I liked the examples though I think there should have been more examples.
Inspired by the book I got the courage to do something I avoided for a few months as I feared of hurting my child: I decided to teach my one and half year old kid to fall a sleep without my presence. As I kept my cool and showed a lot of empathy during the process I felt we got connected in a way we didn't experience before.
I was able to get my child to respect and try hard to achieve the task instead of having to cry for a few days until she has no option but to comply with the new situation.
The book made me more aware of my needs as a person and feel good about fulfilling my needs even on expense of my family knowing that I will take care of them better once I feel good.
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