You will be intrigued at some of the real-life experiences upon which Steve has based his techniques: from Arnold Schwarzenegger, who told the author in 1976 that he was going to be the number-one box office star in Hollywood (at the time, Arnold was only a body builder with a heavy Austrian accent), to Leonard Nimoy, whose life was reshaped through the rational, logical thought of Spock, the character he played on Star Trek.
100 Ways to Motivate Yourself is filled with proven methods for changing the way you think and developing self-creation. Steve draws on the feedback he's received from corporate and public seminar students to ensure that his methods work.
©1996 Steve Chandler; (P)1996 HighBridge Company
I am listening to the audible version of this book as I write this. Contrary to some other reviews, I find the boring, blah...whatever you want to call it. But, I have been pretty unmotivated for a while since a breakup from a long relationship. I've listened to so many audible books with people who sounded like they were SO upbeat...but it sounded false to me. I didn't want someone on the other end to try and inspire me with all the "hype", excited sounding voice.....and so on. I'm already feeling that this audible book IS going to motivate me...or I should say, help ME to motivate MYSELF. It's helping me see I don't need these "get over your breakup" books; I just need to get motivated to begin a new future and the only one who can do that is ME. One thing among many that has helped me see some things that are holding me back is "turn off the TV"...I've been "hiding" in mindless TV for a while now...it's NOT going to be turned on today. I've already been motivated by several suggestions and I have not even finished listening to this book. I love it that he is not "acting" excited, sounding so "upbeat" that it makes me want to stop listening before I finish...he's just speaks in a matter-of-fact sort of way and I find it very easy to listen and take his suggestions to heart. I also love the fact that he doesn't have any psychological "babble" inserted, no history of how psychologists have discovered WHY I'm not motivated. I didn't want to hear any of that...I've heard it all before and I just don't care. I just wanted suggestions...and that's what he gives....#1 through #100 and he explains in a short manner ways to put that suggestion into action. I'm going to be listening to this one over and over and over and....well, you get the idea. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants WAYS to get motivated without any mindless psychobabble.
Ironically, the book's author and narrator could've used a hell of a lot more motivation and expression during his reading of this book. That said, the material is solid, concise, and positive.
I love Steve Chandler. I am a major fan. But this audiobook unsuccessfully tries to cram what should be 7 or 8 hours of ideas into an hour and a half. Worse, for the first half hour or so, dear Steve sounds like he's so bored he's about to slip into a coma. And even worse yet, each of the 100 items is started off by a female voice that is positively dripping with false cheer. I kept on listening despite these drawbacks, because there really are some cool ideas in there. If I could buy the unabridged version, I would.
It is spot on, precise, well-grounded in real examples, with a clear no nonsense approach, but so encouraging. You know the author has been there, done that and overcome it. It works for motivating and that's what counts.
Many years ago, I listened to the audio tape it helped motivate me considerably. It has 100 practical actions you can perform to profundly help motivate you. A simple one is to create a tape of songs which make you feel happy then play the tape when you feel down, it is sure to put you in a good mood/frame of mind. Find the ones which work for you and listen to them daily.
This is a great book with priceless, timeless information! A collection of ideas/words to live by. I would have given this 5 stars, but the narration left a lot to be desired. That said, this will be one book that you go back to over and over to refresh your ideas!
As I listened to this book for the first time I realized that we are what we choose to be....... Every Time!!
100 great ideas; most will resonate with you; a few will truly spark greatness within you, if you let it. Author sounds unenthusiastic while reading this, but don't let that keep you from hearing this great message.
For being read by the author the performance was very lackluster and uninspired. However the material is worthwhile.
These are valid things I can do to improve my life, easy and practical. I'm glad to listen to this book once in awhile. Maybe I will actually do some of them.
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