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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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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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    Ryan Healey New England 06-03-13
    Ryan Healey New England 06-03-13 Member Since 2012

    Ryan Healey

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    "Dr. Phil's EGO Code"
    What would have made Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code better?

    While his love of himself grates on me, I saw Dr. Phil on OWN doing a Lifeclass about this book. I enjoyed the points he shared and decided to buy the book here. I may have to return this title if he doesn't stop what he starts in the first 5 minutes of listening. You get to hear how amazing HIS career has been and how terrific HIS success in life is. They you have to hear about HIS wonderful marriage and HIS two amazingly successful sons. HELLO? PAGING PHIL MCGRAW... THIS BOOK ISN'T ABOUT HOW WONDERFUL YOU THINK YOU ARE.


    If you’ve listened to books by Phil McGraw before, how does this one compare?

    I have not because of this very fear, that McGraw would make the entire book like his television appearances, about himself and his love for himself.


    What didn’t you like about Phil McGraw’s performance?

    Self-Centered and annoying. He actually works for Oprah Winfrey still and she has a hand in pretty much any "product" with his name. While she can have flashes of self importance it is amazing to me she hasn't sat him down and told him to take the spotlight off himself and shine it on HIS AUDIENCE.


    What character would you cut from Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code?

    Dr. Phil McGraw.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel this book HAS good information in it but so far it buried so far under McGraw's self congratulatory tone it is grating.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Gail jackson, NJ, United States 04-03-13
    Gail jackson, NJ, United States 04-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Same Stuff, Just Re-Branded"

    Nothing really new here. Same popular topics, re-branded with Dr. Phil's own label. My guess, just a re-wrap of topics to work in tandem with Dr. Phil's television topics. All and all, good common sense .... read it here, or in any other self-help book.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    LE Atlanta, GA 08-11-14
    LE Atlanta, GA 08-11-14 Member Since 2011

    EntrepreNerd - Looking for good books on tech, life skills and business

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code to be better than the print version?

    Yes. It's easier to digest the material if you listen to it. Plus, Dr. Phil is an excellent speaker. If he had someone else narrate the book, it would have lost a lot.


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

    Wow, too many! I guess the basic premise that you can no longer 'give people the benefit of the doubt.' He's right, the world just doesn't work that way anymore.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were so may 'aha' moments in the book. Sometimes, my wife and I were listened together. There were times when we just had to pause the book and talk about what he had just said.


    Any additional comments?

    I know a lot of people think Dr. Phil is an opportunist, a quack and a publicity hound. But, I doubt these people have ever really sit down and listened to what he is saying and how much he has really helped people in need.

    The information in this book is good, solid advice given by a guy with (as he calls it), "Good, walking around, common sense". He's a good old boy, but he doesn't mince words or sugar coat it. He just cuts straight to the point.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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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    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MK 11-09-13
    MK 11-09-13

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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

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    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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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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