Worry, embarrassment, and regret can have a toxic effect on your self-esteem, moods, relationships, general outlook on life, and your true potential.
Overcome these feelings fast with the New York Times best-selling book Let Go of Worry, Embarrassment and Regret: 3 Steps to Happiness.
The result of 15 years of research around the world, Dr. Jennifer Alison has produced a simple-to-understand book full of practical advice to turn around your life today.
Here's a preview of what you'll learn when you buy this book:
©2015 Jennifer Alison (P)2015 Jennifer Alison
I liked this book felt realistic which is a nice change. It is for everyday people, not just people who have 10 hours free a day to chant and do yoga on a mountain top ;)
Helpful and realistic. Good for letting go of various issues in life and getting more positivity to surround you.
No. I love the way the author punctuated every major point with a quote from a notable personality though.
The section about staying in the moment is one I found very helpful. I tend to worry about things I can’t control and try to achieve perfection. You cannot control everything and it’s ok. Also, the book also stressed the importance of living for yourself, being yourself and keeping away from comparing yourself to other. I used to embarrass my best friend through high school without meaning to because her parents kept comparing us and judging her based on the things I did. I felt guilty for making her feel bad and it caused a few awkward moments.
I remember the first time I had to do a public debate. It was for a French class. Even though I was well prepared, I got on stage and froze up. I didn’t stop feeling embarrassed subconsciously till I gave a valedictorian speech and got a standing ovation. A significant change in temperament occurred because every time I was worried about facing a crowd, I found myself replaying the French debacle repeatedly. Until I came full circle with another awesome speech, I didn’t have a new image to replay. The book was very right in that until we identified the underlying thoughts behind our worries and embarrassments, we would keep dwelling in the past.
I’m my own worst critic. Even when everyone says I did a good job, I can’t stop myself from feeling like I could have done better. I appreciate that the author took time to break down these real-life situations and helped me better understand that I am master of my own destiny and the future is less scary when we let go of the past and stop regretting our decisions.
Who we are is the product of all our decisions, both good and bad and until you let go of clichés and socially acceptable concepts, then can you fulfil your own potential without the burdens of worry, embarrassment and regret holding you back.
This is a very helpful and practical guide for dealing with serious issues that bothers most people. I wholly recommend it to everyone.
I don't want to talk about myself and my own issues too much as they are obviously private but i will say i found this a very useful (and one section i would go as far as saying life changing) book.
I liked the fact that it was so practical. It offers real life solutions to real life problems. It was a reminder for me to let go of things in the past and just face the new days as they come. One thing I did after reading the book was go sign up for salsa classes. One of my worst memories was falling in High school during a group dancing class, I really want to replace it with happier memories.
Sorrel Brigman's performance was very natural and professional. Great job.
Yes it was. I actually finished it in two long stretches that were interrupted by a phone call. Even while taking notes, it was fun to listen to.
One thing I learnt from the book is not to be so hard on myself when I make mistakes. Loving myself more takes effort. I didn't grow up being ok with average and I guess now, I have to accept that I can't control everything in my life at work and also accept that I have done my best. Regret is toxic and when it stays in the mind too much, it affects our confidence. This book was a breath of fresh air and I can safely say I will try as many tips as possible from this book and improve my life. You should listen to this. It's going to change your life.
I am friendly, loving caring and a gently kind of guy. A professional businessman, entrepreneur, listener, writer and i just love reading :)
Sorrel Brigman delivered each and every word with a smooth and adoring overall tone. she narrated the guide in a very amazing way. Like her speech, It appears understanding and relaxing, experienced and enthusiastic. It's like she's one of your best friends. This put me at convenience instantly and I devoured the audible instantly.
Before buying and reading to this phenomenal book, handling my stress was one of the most difficult things to do in my life. Yet we can't stay without it. To experience daily life is to experience your stress. Writer describes how stress isn't so much what happens, but the way responds to it does makes a difference. Sometimes lifestyle brings us a curveball, but we have the natural capability to handle with any detour in our daily working life. We all have the ability within us to start the doorway to a better lifestyle. You have the option to encourage yourself. No one can do that for you.
I have never listned to any audio book with such consistency and focus before. The way author has narrated, amazing tips and techniques that power each of the actions to better health and pleasure is really fascinating. Take what suits for you and integrate these simple actions into your daily lifestyle. This guide works as a banking center of sources, helping you add to your tool kit so you can move forward from any current limitations and make life you have always wanted.
Very effective, efficient and worth paying for book--- narrated by the author in a very warm, friendly and sensible way for everyone. This is about linking and understanding the benefits of the simple things and stuff in your life. Time, love, motivation & encouragement also tells us that it’s not just about taking from others. All we have to do is start giving away. In this way we’ll feel much relaxed and better than before.
Very Effective audible, leaves a mark on complete life. Life is short so always be happy, take care of your parents, friends and family. Change your life for a better tomorrow.
Helpful, positive, and insightful.
This book is all about letting go of things that hold you back from enjoying life. It teaches you how to completely let go of worry, say No to embarrassment, and obliterate regret. By letting go of these 3 things you can fully live in the present without torturing yourself by "rerunning" embarrassing moments or dwelling on things you wish you hadn't done. The section on worry is great for learning how to free yourself from anxiety and start doing things you've been avoiding or you've been too scared to try.
I absolutely love the philosophy behind this book. Leading a life full of worry, embarrassment, and regret is no way to live. This book is all about letting go of the things that hold you back from enjoying your life as well as negative events that happened in your past. Life is too short to dwell on the past or fear the future!
Yes, most definitely. Because it was different from the other books, it had real advice and stuff that actually worked.
Easy to listen to voice - engaging without being annoying.
Basically, that I *can* and *am* getting better.
Very very good. Helped me deal and overcome many of my issues. I think so many people are bogged down with negative thinking, issues and worry. Incredibly hard to rid urself of that, i should know.
I reached out for help and got recommended this book and now i can see why. Fantastic, proper solid advice, all laid out in a very easy to understand way.
As i said, i got recommended this book and it helped me a lot, so now i am passing this recommendation on in the form of this review.
I hope it helps you as much as it has me.
Although I did not have one big ISSUE to let go of, I just had a general slightly negative feeling at time and knew I had to address it. I tried a lot of books but this is the only one that actually helped.
I wasn't sure if this book was going to be for me as the title seems somewhat vague but it turned out to be excellent and expertly helped me deal with a lot of my issues. Moving on is never easy but i have found this book very helpful on this bumpy journey
"A big help"
I personally found it to be hugely beneficial. This book helped me so much to let go of a generally negative feeling I had much of my life. It was not an overnight cure and it did take work on my behalf too but i am just relieved to finally found a book full of practical actionable advice and not just endless tests! Really recommend this book, it would appeal to a wide range of people.
"This book helped me free myself, helped change me"
Really useful book. This book is about freeing yourself of hate and sadness and how to really enjoy life freely. It teaches you how to be your best and complete self without embarrassment. You have to let go of these 3 things in order to be happy in life. This book teaches you how to do that. Don't think about your mistakes. Learn and move forward. This is reitrerated time and time again. Freeing yourself from anxiety and doing new things is also touched upon in detail. Overall a solid book for anyone looking to grow. I highly recommend it to all my friends and family. I liked how easy and quick it was to implement the advice given. Thanks!
How easy it was to follow, how easy it was to put all the advice into action.
I had been recommended this by many people. And now i am very very happy to recommend it to more people and i hope it helps you in life as much as it has helped me.
For years I've felt cursed because of my social anxiety disorder and I almost gave up hope. Since nothing had helped me before, I thought this audio book wouldn't be much different, but THANK God it is! I learned some new ways on how to process negative emotions better and how to stop repeating negative thoughts over and over. I re-listened it a couple of times and now I worry a lot less and feel much more confident in social situations. I am very happy that I gave this book a chance.
"Letting go of...issues."
It felt real. It was realistic. It didn't feel silly, or out of date or need you to be a millionaire to implement the advice.
Helpful and genuine and at times even touching.
Good narrator, nice production and levels.
"Very good, so much useful info in one book"
Definitely, i will do very soon because so much info was packed into this book, i feel it will need several listens to digest it all. What I have learnt so far has genuinely helped me a lot and i would not hesitate to recommend this book.
"Helped me thru a lot."
I only have it on audio sorry!
Much of the second half of the book. It hit me hard to be honest. It felt like i was finally getting proper advice that helped.
Well she had a lovely clear voice, but i just prefer audiobooks especially for this genre. Just easier to listen to this anywhere (such as when driving).
I wanted to for sure but i did it over 5 or 6 listens as i had to keep going away to think about what i was hearing and how it applied to my life.
Genuinely a fantastic book and one i am very very grateful for.
"Does what it says on the cover!"
Wonderful book. Slightly different from other books in this often over-subscribed genre, which was a huge relief. Really gave me some valuable insight and more importantly than that it gave me some practical advice and tips i could begin to implement immediately to help me move on with life. Fantastic book, thanks to the author, i will be listening to this again and again.
"An Absolute Life Changer"
Wise. Up-lifting. Encouraging.
This book is bound to become a personal improvement classic. It has a way of simplifying life, helping you reach for lightness and let go of darkness. The theory is that by holding on to worry, embarrassment, and regret, you're keeping yourself rooted in the past and the future, rather than living life in the present. Jennifer Alison explores common thoughts and behavioural patterns that hold us back from true happiness. For me, the sections on worry and embarrassment were the most helpful. I've been crippled with worry and panic attacks for most of my life and I've found that my fear of embarrassment has only increased my worry over the years! Learning how to let go of embarrassment (and how to stop replaying embarrassing moments over and over in my head) has already had a profound effect on me. And now that I've learned how to let go of my panic attacks and worry, I am truly so much happier. What a great book!
"Such a worthwhile book!"
An incredibly worthwhile book which actually ended up changing things I didn't even KNOW needed to be changed before listening to it! Very easy to follow
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