I am now going through a separation that may or may not lead to a divorce, and I came across Bill Ferguson's work through his audiobook "How to Divorce as Friends and Maybe Save Your Marriage." I was so impressed by his approach on that audiobook, which is already having a positive effect on my relationship with my wife, that I downloaded everything else on Audible that Bill F. offers. While they are all excellent, I found that his central ideas are all contained in this single selection, the Mastery of Life course, and that the other audiobooks are adaptations of the main ideas presented here for specific issues. I recommend anyone interested in making improvements to his or her life start here and move on to the other pertinent audiobooks as they desire.
What I find so compelling is, a) the originality of Bill's ideas, and b) his straightforward, easy to understand approach. As a veteran consumer of self-help books, I have encountered repetitions of ideas among many authors, (leading me to wonder if Brain Tracy was reading Wayne Dyer's and Stephen Covey's stuff or was the other way around?). Bill F.'s ideas are completely original and bear little resemblance to anything that I have come across before, and yet they seem to me like what I have been looking for the whole time. Secondly, Bill has an easy going and very brief way of expressing these ideas - sometimes I feel like I am back in kindergarten listening to him - that is very easy to follow and reassuring.
This audiobook includes a downloadable workbook that is integral to the exercises and is excellent as well. My suggestion is that readers make sure they download the workbook as part of the experience.
At one point near the end, Bill says he closed his practice as a divorce attorney to follow his true love, helping people live better lives. Bill, you have certainly done that in my case, and I may avoid a divorce that I don't want as a bonus!
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