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Excuses Begone! Audiobook

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

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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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    Joel Helena, AL, USA 10-23-09
    Joel Helena, AL, USA 10-23-09
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    "Life changing book"

    I am a big fan of Dr. Dyer's work. I bought this book with the idea that it may help me get off the couch and get things done. Instead, it has changed my whole outlook on my life and my priorities. It is such a deeply, thought provoking and uplifting work, I also bought the hardback version to keep and reread. Dr. Dyer has such a way with conveying deep concepts in a natural, calming and reassuring voice, that it is hard to stop listening to him. You owe it to yourself to listen to this book!

    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    Jesse 11-17-09
    Jesse 11-17-09
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    "Excellent book"

    I thought this was an excellent book, but I do have one complaint: I thought Dyer read too fast at times. I wanted to relax, listen, and take his words in, but there were many passages where he read so fast I felt tense trying to catch everything he was saying.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Pearce Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada 11-21-09
    Pearce Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada 11-21-09
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    "A Well Done Work"

    Wayne Dyer's Excuses Begone offers a way to improve your life as well as those of the people you know and meet. So often authors write many words without an actual method to follow. Dyer offers a method to make change for the good happen in your life. He lays it out clearly. An example, "if you have the choice, be kind, rather than right". Overall this work is a very enjoyable mix of spiritualism and rational realism that can be applied immediately. It is well worth several listens.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Saul 06-25-10
    Saul 06-25-10
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    "Wayne delivers again!"

    Great Book for proscratinators. Wayne delivers a powerful message in his traditional motivational style!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Body Balance Bloomington, MN, USA 08-06-09
    Body Balance Bloomington, MN, USA 08-06-09
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    "Another Amazing Book from Wayne Dyer"

    This book gives you complete clarity on the roadblocks and excuses that are preventing you from living your best life. It is understandable, simplistic (though backed by impressive research) and most of all practical. Dr. Dyer gives REALISTIC approaches to eliminating roadblocks (excuses) in one's life. I highly recommend this book, if one approach can help you or make you think differently, it has paid for itself ten fold. He is also amazing to see in person if you ever get the chance. Bravo Hay House for continuing to provide the world with books authored by intelligent, thought provoking people. And no, I do not represent Hay House or any of it's affiliates, the book is just that good.

    37 of 40 people found this review helpful
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    Ken Bear River East, Nova Scotia, Canada 02-06-10
    Ken Bear River East, Nova Scotia, Canada 02-06-10
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    "Life changing"

    I believe this book will change my life forever. It certainly has motivated me to follow the instructions in the book. I had read the hard covered book and purchased the audio book for continued listening while in my car or office. My clients,my family and my friends are benefiting from my reading this book. I truley feel This book can change your life for the better,if you let it.I believe in this book so much that I have bought one for my Daughter and one for my brother. I dare say I will be sending more as I discover people in need of EXCUSES BEGONE.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Terry Normal, IL, USA 10-07-09
    Terry Normal, IL, USA 10-07-09
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    "A valuable purchase and addition to my life..."

    The title says it, and the content backs it up. If you have read Dr. Dyer's other books, this one gives the maturity you would expect from a man of his experience and wisdom. He is very good at getting out the bad in your life (and head) and clearing out space for the good to come in. I highly recommend this book to anyone that wants to make positive changes in their life.

    I gave it four stars because I am not a fan of his reading, and I think another reader of the audio could have made this even better.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Leo Bower Hickory, NC, US 02-21-10
    Leo Bower Hickory, NC, US 02-21-10 Member Since 2011
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    "Excuses Begone"

    Awesome Book!! Practical insights to live a high conscious life, I am a hugh fan of Dr Dyer I have found alot of profound, and helpful teaching is his work, but I feel this book is his best work.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Martin Cork, Ireland 02-01-10
    Martin Cork, Ireland 02-01-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Audobook begone!"

    In the interests of full disclosure, I should say I am a fan of self-help books and disposed to be positive about them. Unfortunately, I gave up on this one, despite willing myself to finish it. It was frustrating too because I felt some of the core ideas were sound. However, the invocation of, for me, bogus science to back up the ideas became gradually more and more intrusive. I don't think there is any need to postulate mysterious and vague forces and fields which, despite the impression given by the author, have certainly not become an accepted part of established peer reviewed science. This seems to be a growing trend in books of this type - "The Secret" has a lot to answer for. If you liked that book, then no doubt this one will work for you as well. If not, I would steer clear.

    44 of 54 people found this review helpful
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • 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
  • Dillie Bubble
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    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............

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
  • Amazon Customer
    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
  • janey schrickel
    11/20/16
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    "Some good ideas"

    I liked the book and will take some of the ideas and try to practice them. The one thing I didn't like was the quote, un quote thing it got very annoying after a while.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. M. M. Manns
    Watford uk
    12/3/15
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    "The word "quote""

    This book is full of quotes not sure how much is Wayne dyers own words. Not a lot I think. It got on my nerves

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ruth Wainaina
    5/21/15
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    "Good content, terrible characterisation of the theme"

    I just couldn't get along with Wayne's overly computer centred way of making sense of what is an important message. Returned

    0 of 1 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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