Michael Neill is your personal coach on this program, guiding you through an engaging program of practical and proven strategies to get past the obstacles that keep you from living a deeply fulfilling and inspired life. An internationally renowned success coach, he shares the best of what he's learned - about inspiration, motivation, well-being, relationships, finances, and more - from more than 15 years of training thousands of people to have what they want and create a life that makes them go "Wow!". Let him do the same for you...and you'll experience more happiness and greater success than ever before!
©2008 Michael Neill; (P)2008 Hay House, Inc.
I have listened to many self help books over the years but I must say this book has many thoughts and ideas that I have never heard before. I am definitely going to listen to the whole book again. Excellent work!
Michael Neill is not your average, scary, annoying self-help guru. Notice how they often make you feel worse about yourself? Not Michael. He is the real deal. With him you'll feel inspired and refreshed and wise, and from that place you'll create change effortlessly. There's none of that in your face, go out and get 'er done kind of cr*p.
I look for three things in self-help books: They should make me feel good (or at least not worse) while I read them, they should inspire and motivate me to improve my life/attitude, and they should give me some actionable ideas for how to do that. I've put these criteria in that order because I've found that if a book makes me feel worse about myself or puts me off from the outset, I'm not going to benefit from anything else it has to say.
Effortless Success succeeded in all three ways for me. The content and narration is friendly and gently humorous, it gave me some worthwhile ideas, and it suggested simple exercises that I could put to use immediately. This without being either too woo-woo (Louise Hay) or too rah-rah (Tony Robbins, to a lesser extent Brian Tracy) - two of my personal turn-offs.
I've listened to this twice in a week and will doubtless do so again. I only wish it were longer or that Neill turned his other books into audio programs!
I will, in fact, listen again, over and over. Michael's writings and recordings are catalysts for people to bring out there best in every area of their life.
If you are looking to lay on your couch and do nothing, this is not for you. But, if you want to have a joyfully productive life, where you are actively enjoying all you do, this will greatly move you forward.
Everything Michael authors has been worth more than pure gold to me, and I think you will find it so, as well.
If you want to upgrade your mental and emotional programming, this will do it!
You'll be glad you bought it!
I had many AHA moments when I read this book. I mean like Oprah Super Soul Sunday AHA! --
I've read many Hay House authors and listen to Hay House radio, so I was familiar with Michael Neill. As I listened to his book I realized that all of the things he was saying made sense. The ideas and concepts are things I've always followed naturally but didn't really understand how I could make it work for me.
I've always felt that if something is so difficult that you are "fighting an uphill battle" that it wasn't meant to be. There should be a natural flow of things and it shouldn't be difficult all the time.
This book reinforced for me many things I've always known but I also learned many things that I think are very helpful.
I highly recommend this book, I finished it this morning than started it over again because I felt like I just needed to have it poured in my brain again to grab what I missed the first time. If I had the paper book (and I might actually buy it) it would be dog eared.
To sum up the Author in my opinion, he is a little Wayne Dyer, a more mellow Tony Robinson but presented in a realistic, helpful and easy to apply to daily life manner. He makes me want to be a life coach! (I think I might be gushing) Seriously it's helpful info you can apply this very minute. READ IT!
Yes. He is not a rah-rah 'write your goals and live your dreams' coach/preacher who tries to whip up fervour for personal goal-setting and obsessive positivity. He is an encouraging, softly spoken and reasonable bloke who gently reminds listeners about what's important to them.
It's a bit different I think. I'm not really into coaching/self-help stuff because it tends to be a quick fix of feel-good rah-rah that fizzles out on the shelf. (Where it ends up pretty fast). I think you might listen to this one a few times, even in the background while you do other stuff. It has a gentle way of cutting through.
It's really a reminder that it's all OK.
I'm only bothering to write this because there was a sad, poisonous little review here that obviously came from somewhere deep within the reviewer and had nothing whatever to do with this guy or his presentation. (This was obvious to readers of the review, as you can see from the lack of 'helpful' tags.) You would not recognise the book from the comments of the person who said 'ugh' take it off the list. It would be a wonderful thing if that person could listen to it and be open to being OK. He is OK, you could be OK too.
I didn't connect with the narrator. I also thought the content lacked focus. That being said, there were a few good nuggets within this book.
Very impressed! I totally was not expecting to get a fraction of all the wisdom he placed in this book... I don't think Michael held back anything! I really appreciate him taking the time to share so much in one place! I would spent a few hundred to hear this live!!! Sorry for the over enthusiastic review but seriously this is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to!!!
I'm addicted to self-help stuff. I have hundreds of titles both in print and in audio format. Most of it is repetitive and familiar. Michael Neill's stuff is fresh. He's looked at what people like us need from a product that someone like him would produce. I'm grateful for his perspective, balance, realism, and quality material. I do not say something is life-changing lightly. This was. Repeated listenings are worth the time. The author feels more like a friend than a coach. You tried the "hardcore" stuff before and your life is still pathetic, right? From "Your Best Life Now" to "Awaken the Giant Within," all you have to show for the hours you've spent listening and reading to it all is a life that is so tragically far from the best that it puts the twerp within you asleep like a wounded dog. Well, this one is for you. Enjoy your new life.
This is one of the greatest so called 'self improvement' (as if you need fixing to begin with) programs I have ever come across. At whatever stage in life or development you're at, I highly recommend this. Absolute freedom, such a weight off anyones shoulders, and simply just a great philosophy for living life at whatever level you should choose to. Beautiful and brilliant...
"Good but not for me"
I had heard wonderful things about Michael Neill so I decided to download this audiobook. Sadly, it's not for me - it just didn't really resonate with me. Having said that, I can see that it's a good book and that some people would find it beneficial, which is why I have rated it 4 stars.
Michael Neill has a pleasant voice and reads the book excellently - it's not like he is reading a book at all! He does have a slight tendency to end some statements as a question which is a pet peeve of mine and grated on me whilst listening.
I came across this by accident and had never heard of Michael Neill before now so I wasn't sure what to expect, but wow, what a difference a recording makes! "Effortless Success" is a fresh, simply put and insightful way of taking a new perspective on life. Micheal offers practical tools with a forward thinking focus to get what you want out of life. From his words of wisdom, I learnt that if I want to achieve something in life, there's no point in pushing myself hard at all costs to do so, but by just going with the flow and finding inspiration in every moment, anything is indeed possible. This recording came to me at the right time - absolutely fantastic and life changing. A million thank yous!!! ♥
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