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Excuses Begone! Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Carole 3122 Eagle Bend Rd Spring Hill, FL 34606-3152 04-02-12
    Carole 3122 Eagle Bend Rd Spring Hill, FL 34606-3152 04-02-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Dyer does it again, right words for head and heart"
    Would you listen to Excuses Begone! again? Why?

    Yes! I learn more every time I listen. It is like enjoying a great bottle of wine, one sip at a time!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's REAL


    Any additional comments?

    I still re-read every one of his books and learn more each time. That just it.

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    Grant Canfield 04-02-12
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    "Not a page turner"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not that bad but couldn't finish it.


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

    There is a lot of science to back up Dr. Dyer's conclusions but he ignores that and goes on faith


    Did Excuses Begone! inspire you to do anything?

    Not really


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    Sanjeev Singapore, Singapore 04-02-12
    Sanjeev Singapore, Singapore 04-02-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Another superb book from Dr Dyer"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Excuses Begone! to be better than the print version?

    Yes Dr Dyer has a great voice and his narration brings the book to life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Excuses Begone!?

    Dr Dyer mention 2 books, the biology of belief and virus of the mind. They are great additions, to anyone in search of themselves.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The example he gave about his son.


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

    imagine what I can achieve if i could just let go of my excuses.


    Any additional comments?

    I am a fan of Dr Dyer work, I have truly learnt heaps form him. I love this book.

    thank you Mr Dyer!

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    Michael MORRISTOWN, NJ, United States 04-02-12
    Michael MORRISTOWN, NJ, United States 04-02-12

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    "Excellent, Motivating Listen/Read"
    What did you love best about Excuses Begone!?

    Breaks down how to overcome our common excuses. Explains why most of our habits are formed.


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

    Excellent voice and timing.


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    FOOK Kardinya, Australia 04-02-12
    FOOK Kardinya, Australia 04-02-12

    There is no greater love, than the love for food!

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    "Really, just... not quite there"

    I've listened to heaps of teachings by all sorts of teachers, especially those from the movie 'The Secret'. I wanted to give Wayne Dyer a go by purchasing this audio programme but... somehow he just doesn't teach very eloquently. There's a lot of teachings on the Tao (Taoism) and all sorts of short stories along the way but in the end I had a big question mark on my head -> what was this guy trying to teach about again?? It's not a terrible audio programme but really not that great either. I'd personally wouldn't recommend this to anyone really. You'd get much better value with material from The Teachings of Abraham (Esther and Jerry Hicks) and other really good ones like Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, Jack Canfield or Noah St. John. Seriously, if you can only afford to buy 1 audio programme, I would NOT recommend this one.

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    Lorna Porto Alegre, Brazil 04-02-12
    Lorna Porto Alegre, Brazil 04-02-12
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    "Useful! II'm working on applying these new paradig"
    Would you listen to Excuses Begone! again? Why?

    Yes. Substancial information worth of studying during a lifetime.


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

    War of art, Steven Pressfield. Work for our hapiness against


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    Amoret Boone, NC, United States 04-02-12
    Amoret Boone, NC, United States 04-02-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Most Powerful Motivational Book Ever Written!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This Book will move you into the next level of your life.


    Any additional comments?

    Must read book for anyone who would like a better life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer ANTHEM, AZ, United States 03-19-12
    Amazon Customer ANTHEM, AZ, United States 03-19-12
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    "Motivating!"
    What made the experience of listening to Excuses Begone! the most enjoyable?

    Dr. Wayne Dyer does a wonderful job implementing the teachings of Lao Tsu into this Excuses Begone piece. I Had not heard of Lao Tsu before but have been familiar with some of his quotes for instance, ...A journey of a thousand...begins with the first step.


    Would you recommend Excuses Begone! to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Wayne W. Dyer?

    Yes


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Excuses Begone!?

    It is rewarding changing old and self defeating habits. To not change or to go back to them is disappointing not only to yourself and others but most importantly to Source Energy.


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    RASHEED Vancouver, BC, Canada 03-17-12
    RASHEED Vancouver, BC, Canada 03-17-12
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    "Powerful Quotes"
    What made the experience of listening to Excuses Begone! the most enjoyable?

    the many great quotes from the greatest thinkers throughout time.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Happy that it ended only for the reason that I'm a life-long learner so most of the teachings, ideals are not new to me. Great book that I think our pre-teens and teenages should be listening to.


    Which character – as performed by Wayne W. Dyer – was your favorite?

    Dyer


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

    neither...loved the quotes


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    katht 02-09-12
    katht 02-09-12
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    "Easy to listen"
    Where does Excuses Begone! rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed listening to Dr Dyer on my walks. I sometimes have a hard time reading his books, but listering was easy and I was able to go back and repeat anything that I wanted to think about.


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

    Joel Osteen - Everyday a Friday. Both talk about eliminating excuses in your life


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  • Clare
    Uddingston, North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
    10/31/09
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    "Life changing!"

    If you are looking for inspiration on where to go with your life and to realise that you need to live in the now, hear the words of Dr Dyer. A great orator, natural and down to earth, he helps you get to grips with how we all use excuses as reasons for us not fulfilling our potential, and living a life full of empathy and love. He has a great mellow voice too, I'd recommend it!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kim
    Odense, Denmark
    6/6/11
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    "Another one."

    Another beautiful book by Wayne Dyer. I might not be the right one to review his work, because I simply love this man. This book and many others from Dyer has given me so much inspiration. My life is more beautiful because of his work.

    I have overcome heavy things with Dyer and this book just gives more mind food ;)

    Thanks Wayne.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • John F
    London, United Kingdom
    5/17/11
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    "Love It"

    I have been following Wayne Dyer for many many years & I truly have admired him for the path he has been on & to inform us of some of the errors or changes that he has made along his path. Wayne Dyer is authentic, warming & human, this book is another one of those you have to listen or read again. I've listened to the book twice & will keep revisiting it for many years to come.
    Check out Wayne Dyer movie The Shift it's a 'must have' movie to watch again & again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Janet Record
    Aylesbury, United Kingdom
    11/16/11
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    "Good Sense"

    Really liked listening to this book on the walk to work and back - very inspiring and sets out clearly all the ways we hold ourselves back. Not sure if I can put it all into practice now but I will certainly be listening to this more than once - thought it was great. Will be looking out for more books by this author as I felt much more positive hearing how to overcome self-imposed limitations.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Devon Dolley
    2/28/16
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    "A tough love approach to change"
    If you could sum up Excuses Begone! in three words, what would they be?

    Kind, honest, empowering


    What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

    Wayne Dyer was a wonderful, generous, gently and wise man. I miss him already and am so thankful he left behind so much good work.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a no nonsense book on how to face your habitual thinking and it encourages you to be truthful with yourself. I shall listen to this book many times as once is definitely not enough.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/5/11
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    "lots of food for thought"

    I found te start a bit hard going but once I got into it, it really made me think and see life in a different way

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • mollymoon1
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    3/7/11
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    "Pause for thought...."

    I have been a great fan of Wayne Dyer for some considerable years and it all began when I first read his books 'You'll See it when you Believe it' and 'Pulling your own strings'. As much as I enjoyed listening to 'Excuses Begone' this book, narrated by the great man himself, is going over work that he has written before. The book on the whole is very inspiring and I found myself suddenly thinking about things that I had forgotten from writings before and there are a few new ideas and contemplations. You will need to ponder whether you would want this lifestyle and I believe that the difficulty rating is high (although, no doubt, Wayne would consider this an excuse), but I would recommend reading it to decide for yourself whether or not Wayne is the man to teach you to reach a higher perspecive of your self being, and you will be inspired if this is the first book of Wayne's that you have read. It is do-able.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs K Barton
    11/22/15
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    "Great book"

    I really enjoyed this book by the late Dr Wayne Dyer. Easy to listen to and understand. Just need to put it all into practice now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adam
    2/12/15
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    "Not really my cup of tea"

    More of a spiritual look on how to overcome excuse mentality. Some good points but not enough workable solutions to make this book worthwhile. Certainly not recommended as an audio book as becomes extremely irritating with the authors insistence on the need to say "quote..... unquote" when citing other people (of which there are many)!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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