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Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code | [Phil McGraw]

Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code

The rules for living in the real world have changed, because the world we live in has changed. Much of the conventional wisdom the last generation has passed on just doesn't apply like it once did. If you want to win, and win big, and, more importantly, keep what you work so hard for, you need a crystal-clear view of how the real world works - not how you wish it worked, but how it actually works.
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Publisher's Summary

The rules for living in the real world have changed, because the world we live in has changed. Much of the conventional wisdom the last generation has passed on just doesn't apply like it once did. If you want to win, and win big, and, more importantly, keep what you work so hard for, you need a crystal-clear view of how the real world works - not how you wish it worked, but how it actually works.

In Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World, six-time New York Times number-one best-selling author Dr. Phil McGraw abandons traditional thinking and tells you the ugly truth about the users, abusers, and overall "bad guys" we all have in our lives. He also reveals the secrets of how they think and how they get to and exploit you and those you love. You'll gain incredible insight into these negative people, which he refers to as BAITERs (Backstabbers, Abusers, Imposters, Takers, Exploiters, Reckless), and you'll gain the tools to protect yourself from their assaults. Dr. Phil gives you the "Evil Eight" identifiers so you can see them coming from a mile away, as well as their "Secret Playbook", which contains the "Nefarious 15" tactics they use to exploit you and take what is yours mentally, physically, socially, and professionally. Life Code then focuses on you and your playbook, which contains the "Sweet 16" tactics for winning in the real world.

Edgy, controversial and sometimes irreverent, Dr. Phil again abandons convention to prepare you to claim what you deserve and claim it now. You take flying lessons to learn to fly, swimming lessons to learn to swim, and singing lessons to learn to sing. So, why not take winning lessons to learn to win?

©2012 Phillip C. McGraw (P)2012 Phillip C. McGraw

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    maria hamilton 07-10-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Inevitable Reading for Successful People"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to many friends because it was a co-worker and dear friend who recommended it to me. Besides, this book is the handbook of practical strategies for life's inevitable challenges and unfair deals.


    What other book might you compare Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code to and why?

    I would compare this book to Peck's "The Road Less Travelled" and some of John Maxwell's books, based on the emotional, spiritual, and holistic awakening the books inspire.


    What does Phil McGraw bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Dr. Phil adds a personal touch. His instructive voice and encouraging words incite an awareness of the evil and adversary in our world and how equipped we should become to adequately deal with them.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and no. I was curious to hear similar experiences and how to conquer them and other experiences and how to overcome them. However, books as such are copious and cannot be digested in one sitting or course.


    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book!

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    Katherine Manhattan, KS, United States 01-26-14
    Katherine Manhattan, KS, United States 01-26-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Winners and Losers"
    Would you try another book from Phil McGraw and/or Phil McGraw?

    Probably not. I don't accept his premise that, just because someone might be trying to engage me in a competitive game, that I have no choice but to join in and try to beat them at their own game.

    Really?

    He is too much in love with the idea of winners and losers, and that to be a winner, you have to make someone else a loser. Yes, American society is dominated by that paradigm, so he says rightly, "That's just how the world is." But the only reason that is how it is, is because that's how people choose to think. In my opinion, it's a sick paradigm that only benefits a very few people, and may be turning us into a nation of extremists. It may "work" for a few people, but not society as a whole.

    Through the insights he unwittingly provides, I realize that Dr. Phil is trying to engage us all in HIS game, the game he knows how to win. You don't really think someone who thinks this way is just trying to help us out of the goodness of his heart, do you? I can't help but wonder if there is more than just book royalties at stake here.

    No. Maybe in McGraw's game, you would have to attack someone to prevent them from taking something from us that is not theirs to take, but there are other games. There are other paradigms that serve as road maps to success and fulfillment, and we DO have a choice, just as we can choose whether to play football, or run a marathon.

    It does, however, help to learn to recognize when someone is trying to con you, so I do at least appreciate some of the information provided in the book.


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    Mahendra (MH) Melbourne Australia 11-11-13
    Mahendra (MH) Melbourne Australia 11-11-13 Member Since 2008
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    "An excellent Life Guide"

    This book captures another aspect of Dr Phil's teachings. It is life strategy and in keeping with his passion it is not only how o avoid pitfalls but also how to enrich your life. Two for the price of one

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    MK Orlando, FL, United States 11-09-13
    MK Orlando, FL, United States 11-09-13 Member Since 2009

    bargain shopper

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    What did you love best about Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code?

    His honesty and guidance on an important subject. He tells it like it is.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code?

    When he talked about protecting yourself from "baiters". I know a few "baiters" and wish I had heard this book a long time ago.


    What does Phil McGraw bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like to hear Dr. Phil. He has a good voice for audio and I feel he really cares about helping others.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code?

    Beware of "baiters". Being more aware of my surroundings. Learn to toughen up more and be comfortable with negotiations.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michele Rae White Kansas 10-29-13
    Michele Rae White Kansas 10-29-13 Member Since 2013

    Book lover

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    "Life Code a Way through the Barriers of Life"
    If you could sum up Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code in three words, what would they be?

    Insightful, Groundbreaking, Imperative


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Dr. Phil's description of his wife's inability to negotiate was touching and uncomfortable to listen to as a woman since my bargaining skills are extremely lacking. It made me realize that I really need to work on my negotiating skills as a woman. I don't want to be taken advantage of.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Dr. Phil's commitment to his sons is particularly moving as well as his desire to protect his wife and the people who watch his show and buy his books.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended! I did not like the previous Dr. Phil book, but this one is a winner!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Manitowoc, WI, United States 09-12-13
    Mary Manitowoc, WI, United States 09-12-13 Member Since 2011
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    "basic information"
    Would you try another book from Phil McGraw and/or Phil McGraw?

    yes


    Have you listened to any of Phil McGraw’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I think this book is geared to a young person that hasn't had much experience in life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yvonne Panama City Beach, FL, United States 09-05-13
    Yvonne Panama City Beach, FL, United States 09-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Way to long to get started!"

    Well, first I will say I love Dr Phil. I quote him often. Yes, he went on and on about this book on his show, so it worked and I brought it. But, I have only listened to about the first 45 mins to an hour... I agree with other reviewers that he has just spent all that time telling me what he is going to tell me and how important it is. I got so bored and lost patience waiting for him to get to the content, that I gave up. I still have it in my library...but, it's been months and I still can't motivate myself to go back to it because of the slow start. if I had had the paper version, it would have been easier to see how long it was and how to skip all that.

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    Robyn Fillmore, US, Canada 07-06-13
    Robyn Fillmore, US, Canada 07-06-13
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    "Great For People Who Watch Dr. Phil on TV"
    Would you listen to Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code again? Why?

    Yes


    Have you listened to any of Phil McGraw’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code?

    More awareness about other's behaviors


    Any additional comments?

    I watch Dr. Phil's television show nearly every day. He refers to this book often, so I wanted to check it out. I was glad I did!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel Chicago, IL, United States 07-05-13
    Rachel Chicago, IL, United States 07-05-13 Member Since 2004

    Chicagoan. Natural redhead. Happy mama of a corgi and a blue crown conure.

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    "Eye-Opening Perspective of Manipulating People"

    We all have those people in our lives. The ones that know how to work us just the right way to get us to do things they want leaving us feeling taken advantage of. With this book, Dr. Phil sheds light on what goes on in the minds of these people. And identifies keys to look out for to not get taken advantage of in life. At some point, you realize everything provided is common sense. And some of the descriptions of these people are really over the top (best saved for REALLY bad people). But it's interesting to see such common behaviors pointed out for so many people. Listening to Dr. Phil's descriptions even sheds a little light on your own behavior and maybe things that you yourself do that may be unintentionally hurtful to others in your life. He said he wrote this book to let his grand kids know about how people out there really can be. For them to be aware and not naive walking through life. I think reading through what he has to say, with it all in one place, is very eye-opening because it puts together a bunch of little pieces of things that you already know and gives you a good understanding of people in general.

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    Smitty8498 Shelton, WA, United States 06-06-13
    Smitty8498 Shelton, WA, United States 06-06-13 Member Since 2011

    Mom with a functional mind

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    "A Must Read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audiobook to both friends and family because you are bound to get that Aha! moment.
    Great Book, thanks Dr. Phil, you did it again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code?

    When I realized that not all "smiling faces" cares about my well being.


    What about Phil McGraw’s performance did you like?

    Yes, I did.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The "New" Talk


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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