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Excuses Begone! Audiobook

Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits

In Excuses Begone! Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals how to change lifelong, self-defeating thinking patterns that prevent you from living at the highest levels of success, happiness, and health. You may know what to think but find it terribly difficult to change thinking habits that have been with you since childhood. This business of changing habituated thinking patterns is really the business of eliminating the same old tired excuses.
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In Excuses Begone! Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals how to change lifelong, self-defeating thinking patterns that prevent you from living at the highest levels of success, happiness, and health. You may know what to think but find it terribly difficult to change thinking habits that have been with you since childhood.

This business of changing habituated thinking patterns is really the business of eliminating the same old tired excuses. People are forever using excuses and defending those excuse patterns as if they were actually true. But there are no excuses worth defending ever, even if they've always been part of your life.

This audiobook represents Wayne's effort to help anyone whose self-defeating thoughts are persistently present to learn how to discard those old thinking habits - and discover the infinite possibilities of life!

©2009 Hay House, Inc.; (P)2009 Hay House, Inc.

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    John Lake Albert, Australia 05-10-13
    John Lake Albert, Australia 05-10-13
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    "Not for the scientifically minded."
    What disappointed you about Excuses Begone!?

    The blurb for this title did not give any hint of the entrenchment of "new age" pseudoscientific ideas. I may be hasty in my review but I couldn't get passed chapter 2 because I disagree with the premise so strongly.

    The general idea is "Using your thoughts to change your genetics to make your thoughts better." Even if this where possible it's a pretty circular approach to self help.


    What was most disappointing about Wayne W. Dyer’s story?

    Here's an excerpt from chapter 2:

    "The new biology says that there's an energy field surrounding and contained in all your cells and this field is influenced by your beliefs, more over it is from this field that all particles are created. It is the soul governing function of the body.

    Here in the 21st century science invites you to stop being a victim of your genetic makeup because a large body of evidence demonstrates empirically that that your beliefs can change your genes."

    If the description or blurb contained such language i would have avoided this book. This passage contains ill conceived uses of the words empirical and energy. Does he actually propose that people changing their genes through thought has been observed under blinded experimental conditions where the results are repeatable, passed peer review and published in a reputable journal? Empirical proof of a mystical energy field alone would be enough to turn all of known science on its head.

    Science at even a middle school level teaches that energy is no more than a measurement of work potential. There is stored energy in a coiled spring or in a battery. How is work potential stored in an ethereal "field", how are "all particles" created within said field. Can you imagine this phenomenon being observed and recorded under experimental conditions? How could such a thing be observed, recorded and shown to be empirical?


    What about Wayne W. Dyer’s performance did you like?

    Nice voice, good reader, seems like an accessible person.


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

    I got if free as part of a promotion.


    Any additional comments?

    I realise that it has good reviews and that it could potentially be an effective book but it simply does not fit my understanding of how the world works.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Avid Reader Golden Bay, Australia 11-09-12
    Avid Reader Golden Bay, Australia 11-09-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Worth the listen"
    What did you like best about Excuses Begone!? What did you like least?

    I most liked the way Wayne removed many of the reasons for resorting to excuses. I least liked the reference to a vague spiritual being controlling our lives. Its a bit "spiritual" for my logical way of thinking


    What three words best describe Wayne W. Dyer’s voice?

    Clear, engaging and smooth


    Did Excuses Begone! inspire you to do anything?

    Recognise the excuse making I do on a daily basis and to try and stop it


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 10-27-12
    Lisa 10-27-12

    Just to set the record straight, I reviewed Meditation and Psychotherapy accidently as another book I got, unfortunately it will not allow me to change anything but the stars, Audible said you cannot change it or delete. the book is AWESOME! Tara Brach is Awesome! The book I was rating I returned and was aweful. sorry

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    "Changed my life!!!!"
    Would you listen to Excuses Begone! again? Why?

    Yes, because I learn from it each time I read it, it transformed my life!


    What other book might you compare Excuses Begone! to and why?

    Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, because it also teaches how to stop living in yesterday and projecting into the future. I recommend Wayne Dyer before Tolle as Tolle went over my head until I read a few of Dyers books.


    Have you listened to any of Wayne W. Dyer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes. I have listened to most of Wayne Dyers, I am partial to this one because it was the catalyst that started my awakening and getting out of my negative thinking pattern.


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

    I wanted to but could not, too much to absorb.


    Any additional comments?

    The first time I read this was about a year ago in Kindle format, I was in deep depression and had suffered from it most of my adult life, having had a bad childhood and broken marriage, i made an identity for myself from it and didnt know it, This book showed me how I was creating my own suffering by the power of my thoughts! I highly recommend anyone ready for a drastic change in their lives to get this book, the audible or the paper back Just get it! For Christians, be open to other beliefs it doesnt mean you have to change your spirtitual life, it means it will enhance it, whatever you dont believe toss it but dont let it stop you from reading this book. I have been a christian a long time but still suffered from my self induced suffering, no more! Excuses are gone! Thank you Wayne Dyer

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Schriefer USA 09-26-12
    Karen Schriefer USA 09-26-12

    !@#$%^

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    "Love Dr. Wayne Dyer, but listening was hard."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Excuses Begone! to be better than the print version?

    No, print version is better.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    No


    What did you learn from Excuses Begone! that you would use in your daily life?

    Too many to list here. It was hard to stay focused at times, but the content was so good that I did my best.


    Any additional comments?

    His voice was a little too monotone for me. I like to watch Dr Wayne's videos, would imagine seeing him live is awesome, love his books, and really love his material.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Claudia United States 04-25-12
    Claudia United States 04-25-12 Member Since 2015

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    "A must read!"
    Any additional comments?

    An eye and mind opening book. How easily we sabotage our lives with excuses. Wayne does a great job of helping the reader eliminate excuses for not living in harmony with our higher being. Excellent book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 02-07-12
    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 02-07-12 Member Since 2014

    I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.

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    "As always - a winner!"

    Dr. Dyer is a great read and he has a great voice as well. I enjoyed the book very much and I recommend it to anyone who is trying to move past all the mediocrity in life. He is very inspirational.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary HARTLAND, MI, United States 01-30-12
    Mary HARTLAND, MI, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Be present:) Inspiring!!"
    Would you listen to Excuses Begone! again? Why?

    To hear Wayne's story and perspective on excuses is RIGHT ON! I thank our Divine God for blessing (us) and me with his story and forward thinking. Blessings


    What did you like best about this story?

    Forward thinking is a necessity in life to move forward. Connecting with God and listening to our inner spirit:) Yummy


    What about Wayne W. Dyer’s performance did you like?

    Humble Human and being real.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Be present


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you Wayne Dyer, may our paths cross one day:) Divine Guidance, listen, be present and Love. Blessings to all reading this!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Valarie Beverly Hills, US 12-24-09
    Valarie Beverly Hills, US 12-24-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    I'm a huge Wayne Dyer fan and have many of his books in audio form. It makes a wonderful solution to drive time listening. I focus on something positive and lose the road rage. I love his reading style because he sounds so conversational and not like many authors who don't seem to know their own writings. I highly recommend it.

    I read a review that commented that he read to fast. I disagree and guess that's a matter of taste. I would also say that one of the great things about an audio book is that you can rewind if you don't get it the first time. I usually listen to my "positive thinking" books more than once because I always seem to get more with repeated listening!

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    Leonie Dippenaar 11-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    Excuses begone was easy to listen to
    It helped me to see my own excuses
    It is time to move forward and create the life that I want

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    Ems_c27 10-13-15
    Ems_c27 10-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    an insightful book. a great book to keep. you cant go wrong with any of Dr. Dyers books.

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  • Mark Wisniewski
    12/15/14
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    "Life changing book"
    Would you listen to Excuses Begone! again? Why?

    I've listened to the book a few times since I bought it on Audible. The more you listen the more it sinks in.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The list of excuses and how to address these really made sense. The list seems to cover almost all common excuses. Dr Dyer breaks down these excuses in a way that's difficult to argue against.


    What does Wayne W. Dyer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I prefer books where the author is also the narrator. The meaning behind the words really comes through with Dr Dyer's passion.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Excuses be gone! Stop making excuses - start living!


    Any additional comments?

    A life changing book. It really should be taught in school. I'm not at all religious and usually quite uncomfortable when books refer to a god. But the book's meaning of god, of good made a lot of sense. In fact it's easy to see how many religions have based many of their principles on those explored in thus book.

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  • Dillie Bubble
    London, UK
    6/15/13
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    "A good book, just too many quotes"

    Wayne Dyer is a valuable spiritual teacher. Usually I would listen over and over to the audio files I have of his, but this book contains too many quotes, which just doesn't work in an audio format.

    Filling it full of this person and that person's words aids only to dilute the message, because it's just too much information in one sentence when listening rather than reading.

    Reflection is required in spiritual teaching and I would prefer silence for thought, rather than quote upon quote upon quote.

    The message is profound all by itself and are most of this man's teachings.
    Thank you Dr Dyer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gina
    La Linea, Spain
    3/30/13
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    "Just what I needed to hear to today."

    Since reading "Your Erroneous Zones" in 1970 I've been fan of Wayne dyer. I just need to be reminded of my beliefs every so often. Most of all, I need to be reminded that it's up to me............

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  • Michelle
    wilmslow, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "easy to listen"

    Easy to listen to. helped me understand why i was using negative comments and excuses. After listening i now am more positive. i would recommend listening to this at least twice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin
    Witney, United Kingdom
    8/27/12
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    "This guy believes in god - a lot"

    I liked this audible book and if it wasnt all tied up with believing in god (an excuse in itself) it would be a very good well written book. It is inspiring to listen to and takes responsibility to a new level.

    A worthwhile puchase if you can get past the fact that it is based on religion.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    Aldershot, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "NO MORE EXCUSES"

    An interesting, easy to understand book about getting past procrastination & excuses. Practical, down to earth advice that can be followed. Easy to listen to, not patronizing or self righteous but ways to change self defeating thinking habits.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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