Learn to clear your mind and think like a winner. We all have so much going on. A million different projects, to-do lists longer than your arm. We all worry about things - money, deadlines. With all this buzzing around in our heads it’s often a nightmare trying to concentrate on one thing. What if someone could show you how to empty your mind of all the noise? If you could be shown how to de-clutter your mind and concentrate on one important thing?
Well Jamie Smart, state-of-mind specialist, can do just that - with Clarity he will show you how to get real clarity of thought. You’ll learn how to clear your mind and become less stressed and more productive - and as a result, more confident in your abilities.
Clarity will help you to:
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"A refreshing approach and a good read for anyone in business." (Paul McKenna )
"A powerful, positive book that can help you to achieve more than you ever thought possible, in every area." (Brian Tracy, author of Goals and Eat That Frog)
"Thought-provoking, entertaining, and potentially life changing – highly recommended!" (Michael Neill, Radio Show Host and author of The Inside-Out Revolution)
"Take your time reading this profound book. Jamie Smart is about to blow apart every circumstantial excuse you ever came up with. He’s about to put the steering wheel back in your hands." (Garret Kramer, Founder of Inner Sports and author of Stillpower)
"The insights you’ll get whilst reading Clarity will resonant in how you manage day to day but, more importantly, provide a framework for refreshing your priorities, goals and drive." (Peter Lake, Group Business Development Director, JS Group)
Listened with a beginners mind and soaked up some familiar concepts in a new, beautifully simple, clear way.
Being reminded that I am whole, that I have the whole world inside of me.
Jamie uses his voice artfully.
A deeper, clearer understanding of some ideas I had previously wrestled with. While listening to clarity and ever since I have been having the most magical experiences every day.I feel calm and happy and playful.
This book is a joy. Also really enjoying watching the video examples of using Clarity in a coaching environment. Jamie rocks.
The basic premise of this book, is that we live in an inside/out word, we are constantly felling our thinking, but having an illusion that we are feeling the world and our circumstances.
If we have a better understanding of how our feeling/thinking system really work, we are free from the illusion, and the natural consequence is that our clarity of mind, and sense of well being arises .
Clarity of mind is the single moust significant variable behind human well being and the first step needed for any good endeavor.
Buy these book only if you what to be happier, get better results and what to experience grater clarity in your life.
"we are successful because we are happy, we are not happy because we are successful"RH
Insightful and well presented. I enjoyed this explanation of how we create our experience through our thinking.
This book came recommended to me, I passed it onto my husband, and he says it is changing his life. It is read in a very hypnotic slow way, by an NLP practitioner, don't let that put you off. The concept is simple, but and almighty powerful.
Loving what is by Byron Katie
This book is awesome. I enjoyed this so much that I have recommended it to everyone I have spoken to. A must read.
I am not sure - depends on the subject.I wasn't converted to a raving fan.
How often he repeats the same things. Sometimes, changing the context. Sometimes even not.
This was my first listen
The concept is worth discovering, but it's way too long. Half of it would have been enough.
Maybe I didn't understand the concept fully, but to me innate thinking (look it up)is just another word for mindfulness. Now making abstraction of the semantics to describe our models. The concepts and ideas of this book are great and need to be discovered by as many people as possible.
I teach WordPress web design online, focusing on the *design* part - and fun:) I love learning new concepts, hence all these audiobooks;)
Snug narration. He sounds like the kind of guy who thinks very highly of himself, and believes that everything he has to say is a revelation to people around him, yet these "revelations" are usually stuff everyone has known for years.
Beware of the selling. At the end of each chapter he wants you to go to his website to "keep learning and exploring and sharing" - aka buy more stuff, sign up for his newsletter and share his content on Facebook and Twitter.
He just wants to make money. That's fine, but it feels like it's all he really wants to achieve.
"Emperor's New Clothes."
If you're looking for a 'how to' style self-help or better-business guide - this isn't it - much as it appears to be marketed that way.
There are no steps provided to achieve 'clarity' - and in fact - one of the stand-out passages, referring to a dog chasing its tail - is there to point out that you'll either 'get it', or you won't. That being given the solution to your problems isn't always enough - having your own revelation may take more, less or different exploration.
Finding the key that you've always been looking for isn't necessarily the goal - you might not have needed the key at all. Or you probably already had it. Or the door was unlocked anyway. Imagine the door gone and it was never there.
There's some great passages and some very interesting concepts to ruminate upon - so I'm not about to tell you not to listen to this book - however - for me, there were some frustrations:
At the end of almost all chapters there is a 'reflection point' where you are encouraged to head to a website and discuss with fellow readers the points raised within the chapter. If indeed you're on the tube - or at the gym etc you probably aren't online - even if you are - you may not want to break from the book all the time to keep going to a website... This may suit you - but it didn't me, and became more and more frustrating as the book went on. There is more content and 'rewards' if you do go to the website - but you need to sign in to facebook to comment... and if you don't comment - you don't get the extra content...
So - not for everyone.
Jamie Smart's delivery is relaxed to the point of being soporific - not a bad thing if you're listening to relax and reflect, but if you have a particular place or time that you listen to audiobooks - you might find - as I did, that you're not in the right mood. I can imagine it helping a stressful train journey, but not helping say, a gym session.
So I hesitate to recommend it - and wish there was an edited version without all the 'call to actions'. I will however, listen again at some point.
Why did I title this review 'Emperor's New Clothes'? The book reminds me of the children's story... but not quite in the way you might think... Until it was pointed out to the Emperor that he was actually naked, he was the happiest and most confident he had ever been.
"Superb! For aspects of your life!"
I read Jamie's book within days, not being able to put it down, so many insights. His book is in my top 3 of the best books I have read (i have read probably 300+ books, 120+ on self help alone!) I have read it at least a further 5 times! Getting more and more understanding out of it every time!
I didn't think the audio could be better than the book, I was very wrong!
This audio goes one step further, there is a difference between reading a book, well for me, then listening! I had a huge insight that reading I concentrate to much on the words and not enough on what is being said in the book. Plus Jamie voice is almost mediative to listen too!
I turned the audio on and was lucky to have the time to listen to the whole thing from beginning to end, woke up the next day and there was something different about me! Wonderfully different!!! To brilliant to explain in words!! 3 days later still have that feeling of peace, wonderfulness and clarity! Able to do anything with ease and grace!
This audio can change all aspects of your life!
This audio is a must! :-) Thanks Jamie X
"this stuff is not new"
The central tenet of this book is not new; our thoughts create our feelings. There's certainly nothing wrong with writing a new treatment of an old idea, but unfortunately this one achieves nothing new and is really repetitive, verbose and waffley. There is too much waffle that is not useful enough for real life built around the idea, nothing helpful. Way too much business jargon and too much focus on corporate and entrepreneurial arenas. And honestly, do people still really want to talk about "leverage points"?
Read some good Buddhist books instead.
"Hard Work & I'm not sure I 'get it'!"
The subject matter was promising but a patronising style & complicated ideas made this a struggle - didn't get to the end!
Fiction - something lighter!
I got bored
"My God this is boring"
This promises a lot but delivers little. Read by the author in a dull, almost hypnotic drone, it should be exciting, but turns out to be very very dull.
"Definitely a new angle"
Jamie's differentiation of thoughts into two categories, inside-out and outside-in is definitely a new concept to savour. Most of the other concepts are covered by Mindfullness.
The narration of this book was a bit subdued and artificial otherwise the book was a great listen.
He has a low husky voice which works well with what he is going for. The his is you feel your thoughts and before he tells you anything "important" he uses anecdotes to derail your attention and then tells you at the end of the book to attend one of his work shops.
Looking forward to hearing more in September.
I have read Jamie's book a few times and learn something new each time.
"Stop the hamster wheel in your head."
Understand your brain.
Jamie Smart. I enjoyed his honest biography.
His voice is perfect for his book.
Cry, because it helped me see what my chimp mind has been doing and explains why.
I could not recommend this audio book highly enough. Having listened to it I feel more at peace.
It is up there with "The Chimp Paradox" to explain why we do what we do.
It points out the hidden hamster wheel that makes our mind race on.
It explains that we chase our tail because our brain thinks it should chase something.
It explains how unfinished tasks wear us out.
It points out that we are locked in a man made prison of habitual thoughts.
That we create our reality and then wear virtual reality goggles only showing that illusion.
Understanding why our brains race along helps slow down the hamster wheel.
Listening to the book you get huge insights that can be life changing.
"Smart by name and ......"
There are friends I know would enjoy this interesting perspective on life, but they would have to be those who seek a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.
As a retired person I have no real interest in the workplace and/or management, as most of my life has happened to a greater or lesser degree of satisfaction. But when a young friend was in an accident I was able to assess my action and reaction in the light of this new knowledge, and hopefully be more supportive to those involved. Therefore I think it would be an interesting topic for the 'third age', and would help people cope in later life.
I did not take part in the extra sessions, so feel what was there was fine. Perhaps I may have done if they were incorporated in a different way, but have no idea how.
all equally interesting
no way!! it needed time to digest and practice thinking in a different light
Thank you Jamie, gave me a strange ' out of body' experience, so when I am actually 'out of body' I will know I have been there before.
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