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Get Off Your 'But': How to End Self-Sabotage and Stand Up for Yourself | [Sean Stephenson]

Get Off Your 'But': How to End Self-Sabotage and Stand Up for Yourself

In addition to presenting Sean Stephenson's unbelievable life story, Get Off Your "But," offers anyone who needs to conquer fears and insecurities a hands-on guide for overcoming the forces of negativity and self-sabotage. Sean - a successful psychotherapist - shows what it takes to overcome the big bumps in the road, eliminate excuses, end insecurities, and ultimately stand up for happiness and success in life.
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Publisher's Summary

In addition to presenting Sean Stephenson's unbelievable life story, Get Off Your "But" offers anyone who needs to conquer fears and insecurities a hands-on guide for overcoming the forces of negativity and self-sabotage. Sean - a successful psychotherapist - shows what it takes to overcome the big bumps in the road, eliminate excuses, end insecurities, and ultimately stand up for happiness and success in life.

As Sean explains, anyone can fall victim to the "Buts":

  • "But" Fears (BUT what if I fail...)
  • "But" Insecurities (BUT I'm not good enough...)
  • "But" Excuses (BUT there's no time...)

    Get Off Your "But" offers a practical guide for putting fear behind you and building the inner resources to become self-confident at work and at home. It's time to get off your "but" and start leading the life you dream.

    ©2009 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp

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      David Visalia, CA, United States 02-23-13
      David Visalia, CA, United States 02-23-13 Member Since 2012
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      What was one of the most memorable moments of Get Off Your 'But'?

      I'm not sure I could pinpoint one memorable moment. This book was excellent, especially when you know who the author is. I had never heard of this author, but after about the first chapter I Googled him to find out more which then made this book even more powerful. There were several stories, events, and conditions the cause me to think this is one of the best books I've listened to.


      What did you learn from Get Off Your 'But' that you would use in your daily life?

      Something I knew, but put a powerful kick behind. The only thing that holds us back is our excuses!


      Any additional comments?

      I highly recommend this book.

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      arlene Murray, Utah 01-05-13
      arlene Murray, Utah 01-05-13 Member Since 2010

      Nurse Practitioner in Women's Health, Nurse Educator, and Lactation Consultant

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      "Inspiring and thought provoking!"
      What made the experience of listening to Get Off Your 'But' the most enjoyable?

      I loved listening to this self-help book read by the author. I was able to capture much more emotion and insight into the concepts he sets forward by listening to him read it the book in his own words.


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

      The author's drive to see the good in his own life and not compare it to others.


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      Slide Bondi, Australia 12-28-12
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      "Totally captivating (true) story telling"
      Would you listen to Get Off Your 'But' again? Why?

      Amazing and deeply inspiring auto-biographical account by a three foot tall, wheelchair-ridden dude who is prepared to take on the world with full gusto. Listen to this guy's story, and you will no longer have any excuses for not achieving whatever it is that to want. This guy is a champion motivator.


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      Signe Buckner, MO, United States 12-11-12
      Signe Buckner, MO, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2011
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      Inspiring story to not let percieved limitations hold you back from your goals and desires. Lots of practical advice and application.

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      ChellB Midwest, USA 09-17-12
      ChellB Midwest, USA 09-17-12 Member Since 2012
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      "Gives you an appreciation for life."
      Would you consider the audio edition of Get Off Your 'But' to be better than the print version?

      N/A


      Who was your favorite character and why?

      Sean; because of his story on dealing with pain.


      What do you think the narrator could have done better?

      Ending needs more of a summary.


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

      The elevator story made me laugh out loud.


      Any additional comments?

      The beginning is a little slow but picks up so keep listening.

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      Deborah Wylie, TX, United States 06-18-12
      Deborah Wylie, TX, United States 06-18-12 Member Since 2009

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      Memorable stories and good advice. A living example of courage.
      You will be impressed with Stephenson's determination to solve problems.

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      Charles E. Beachley III Lewisville, Texas 06-18-12
      Charles E. Beachley III Lewisville, Texas 06-18-12 Member Since 2012
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      Would you listen to Get Off Your 'But' again? Why?

      I almost made the error of switching off this audiobook before really giving it a chance, because the author, who is also the audio performer, has a high and weak voice. I'm glad I kept listening long enough to find out why, On my next listen, I'll be hearing the whole thing.


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      Sandra Irvine, CA, United States 06-18-12
      Sandra Irvine, CA, United States 06-18-12 Member Since 2004
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      What did you love best about Get Off Your 'But'?

      I really enjoyed the stories that highlighted the message he was trying to get across


      What about Sean Stephenson???s performance did you like?

      At first in was somewhat offputting as to the sound of his voice but after a very short time I really enjoyed him and felt he would be a great person to know.


      What did you learn from Get Off Your 'But' that you would use in your daily life?

      How your mind plays such an important part in overcoming real and perceived obstacles and how you need to treat yourself with more respect.


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      Michael United States 06-18-12
      Michael United States 06-18-12 Member Since 2010
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      "I would gladly read more info from him."
      What made the experience of listening to Get Off Your 'But' the most enjoyable?

      it was refreshing to hear about someone making things happen to improve his life, rather than hiding behind excuses for not trying.


      What other book might you compare Get Off Your 'But' to and why?

      the writings of Napolean Hill.


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      Jeffrey 06-12-12
      Jeffrey 06-12-12
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      "I want to like this, however it is just OK"
      Any additional comments?

      It feels like it was an excellent 1-2 hour motivational seminar expanded into a boring 6 hour book - there is just not enough material here. Far too much time spent in an autobiography of the author and the issues he faced (at least 1/2 the book). You can pretty much sum up the book by its title - get off you "but" (i.e. stop making exsues and take action). The rest feels like drawn out examples, though I know more was there - it is just lost in the endless stories or the author and his friends/patients. The author speaks of friends who are "emotional drainers" and that is what this book felt like - a drain rather than a motivator. I honestly wanted it to get better, however it only has occasional glimmering moments.

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