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The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness | [James Altucher, Claudia Azula Altucher]

The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness

"No" is sometimes the hardest word to say. It's also the most necessary. How many times have you heard yourself saying yes to the wrong things - overwhelming requests, bad relationships, time-consuming obligations? How often have you wished you could summon the power to turn them down? This program will help you take back your power by showing that a well-placed "No" can not only save you time and trouble, it can save your life.
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Publisher's Summary

"No" is sometimes the hardest word to say. It's also the most necessary. How many times have you heard yourself saying yes to the wrong things - overwhelming requests, bad relationships, time-consuming obligations? How often have you wished you could summon the power to turn them down? This program will help you take back your power by showing that a well-placed "No" can not only save you time and trouble, it can save your life.

Drawing on their own stories as well as feedback from their fans and students, James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher clearly show that you have the right to say no: To anything that is hurting you. To standards that no longer serve you. To people who drain you of your creativity and expression. To beliefs that are not true to the real you. It's one thing to say no, the authors explain. It's another thing to have the Power of No. When you do, you will have a stronger sense of what is good for you and the people around you, and you will have a deeper understanding of who you are. And, ultimately, you'll be freed to say a truly powerful "Yes" in your life - one that opens the door to opportunities, abundance, and love.

©2014 James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher (P)2014 Hay House

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    Amy M. Salberg Milwaukee, WI United States 01-13-15
    Amy M. Salberg Milwaukee, WI United States 01-13-15 Member Since 2014

    LawGirl

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    "Authors who should not have narrated their book."
    What disappointed you about The Power of No?

    I could not listen past a couple of chapters because the authors' voices were so hard to listen to. The female author was very difficult to understand and the male was simply annoying. And, the overview that was given early in the book made me realize that this was not a good purchase. It wasn't what I expected at all. It sounded like a bunch of postmodern hocus-pocus and not practical advice on how to say no to the demands placed on us by others. I will be calling Audible to return this book.


    Would you be willing to try another one of James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher ’s performances?

    No way.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Irritation.


    34 of 37 people found this review helpful
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    Elton Los Angeles, CA, United States 10-25-14
    Elton Los Angeles, CA, United States 10-25-14 Member Since 2009

    I teach business, economics, and English at a university in Tokyo. I love economics, politics, and philosophy. I hold an MA in Political Science and BA in English Literature.

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    "Some really bad advice..."

    James, Claudia and their audio technician chatter about some faux mixture of Oriental thought/meditation and daily life with little to no comprehension of theoretical foundations. Several times I stopped and thought, "WOW! That's a really bad suggestion!" Don't think of your life in thirty years...you might be dead. They allowed some of their headphone banter to get into the recording, I guess they felt that it enhanced the experience, but in reality it just exposes them as shot from the hip types who don't really know where they are going, but they will eventually get there.
    If you are going to journey through this life with a philosophy that philosophy needs to take you from womb to tomb. If it can't look thirty years down the line then it can't look thirty minutes.
    It was an interesting listen with some original perspectives, but the authors come across as just winging it which defeats the purpose of sharing it in audio/book format.

    54 of 63 people found this review helpful
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    Oliver Copenhagen 09-16-14
    Oliver Copenhagen 09-16-14

    I teach WordPress web design online, focusing on the *design* part - and fun:) I love learning new concepts, hence all these audiobooks;)

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    "100% self-absorbed"

    This book is weird. And it's one of a kind. One of a kind in the sense that I couldn't listen to more than an hour or so, before giving up. In retrospect, I can't believe it took me that long to realise how useless this book would be to me.

    The book is weird, in that the authors, who are a couple (as suggested by their last name Altucher) reads it themselves. Fine and fair enough, but they really stretch that format, by talking on top of each other. Suddenly having her voice interrupt, or vice versa, after one person talking solo for maybe 15 minutes; feels weird. As if you're in your friends living room, been there for a few hours, and suddenly you realise his partner was also home, sleeping under the sofa. Yes, weird example, but this book IS weird - and you get the idea.

    This book is also mindlessly boring and full of anecdotes that few other people than the authors themselves can get excited about. I'm all for transparency and authenticity, but in this book, it's feels like being at a wedding, positioned between two guests, who also happen to be a couple ("The Altucher's" also know as "The MeMeMe's") that can't stop telling you about their life, in every little detail, and make much grandeur of each and every little event, as if it's the biggest since the birth of Christ.

    Come on.

    I do realise the book may be in a good format for some listeners, just not me. It feels like they just pressed record, started rambling, sent it to a foreign language virtual assistant for editing (meaning that this person couldn't editorially edit it) and pressed the "Publish to Audible" button;)

    47 of 56 people found this review helpful
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    MAL 08-12-14
    MAL 08-12-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A Must Read for All Ages and Personalities"
    Would you listen to The Power of No again? Why?

    The structure of the audiobook was that of a daily. Lots of valuable life lessons to soak in over and over again. It inspired me to stay the course on current positive trends in day-to-day life and gave encouragement to develop and build on them further.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The content was very well thought out and flowed naturally from start to finish. In addition to the overall richness of the lessons and stories provided, James and Claudia were perfect narrators.They added a real warmth and layer of honesty that may not have existed with someone else.


    What does James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Their fabulous personalities.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    So many great quotes...one that really struck a chord with me was "you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." This book is full of wonderful quotes just like it.


    Any additional comments?

    I've recommended this book to family, friends and strangers alike. Congratulations to James and Claudia in their efforts to produce a beautiful and timeless story that will change lives for years to come.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Brett PROVO, UT, United States 04-08-15
    Brett PROVO, UT, United States 04-08-15 Member Since 2012

    Writer, actor, improviser, and family man working as a content writer/editor in a SaaS Marketing Department.

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    "Bad narration, anecdotal ideas"

    A book that could have been a single article. The authors aren't good narrators. The ideas aren't backed by anything but opinions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jpcjpcjpc 04-06-15
    jpcjpcjpc 04-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    there may have been something useful here but it could have been covered in 10 minutes I think. I somehow got to chapter 4 before I could not stand it anymore.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lennie 07-27-14
    Lennie 07-27-14
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already have. She is going to check it out from the library. This book is especially helpful to those who always say "yes" to everyone.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of No?

    The jokes James told. I like his sense of humor.


    Have you listened to any of James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The No to Silence was my favorite chapter.


    Any additional comments?

    Nope

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Ole Ebbesen 08-06-14
    Ole Ebbesen 08-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Not for me"
    What disappointed you about The Power of No?

    A lot of jabber, not much fruitful advice.
    Truth be told - I only listended to half of it.


    Has The Power of No turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Sort off. I know that a lot of "self help" books are not very good.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher ?

    Luke Daniels


    18 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    NJMom 12-20-14
    NJMom 12-20-14 Member Since 2012
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    "surprisingly enjoyable and enriching"

    Each month I search for something to listen to while I drive. My drive is short, but last year I decided that I would spend that time enriching myself, finding mentors and just generally getting "zen" while I prepare to start my hectic day at the office. This book was a surprise.
    I found myself listening to this book while I grocery shopped, and at other times when I would normally just be standing around doing nothing.

    I loved the authors accents, and at times their banter with each other. I found the material in the book easy to follow and the processes and action steps all positive. I found myself bookmarking specific quotes or exercises because I wanted to make sure that I remembered them. I wanted to reference them in my blog. I wanted to practice them in my life!

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    zen cowboy 12-16-14
    zen cowboy 12-16-14
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    "The power of honesty"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Power of No to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because the honesty and sincerity of the authors is very effective in getting the message through


    What did you like best about this story?

    The simple concepts and practices and the personal examples. This is not a theoretical book, it comes from experience that was paid for with pain and suffering


    Have you listened to any of James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This one is better because Claudia has a cuter voice :)


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

    Pretty hard to put down, but I found it useful to take some notes and plan my own exercises


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you Claudia and James for sharing your experiences and what you learned from them. They have made a difference in my life.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    9/21/14
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    "worth listening to more than once"
    What did you like most about The Power of No?

    builds on 'choose yourself' I love the personal stories and the honesty when James and Claudia have made past mistakes


    What did you like best about this story?

    it had surprising results like helping my diet!!


    What does James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    to hear it in their own words makes it much more real


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

    yes if you have the time, but better to listen in chunks to have time to digest the material


    Any additional comments?

    well I finished it and am now on the second time around as it's helping reinforce the things I wanted to do

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Colin Usher
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    "Aye!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would absolutely recommend this book to friends.

    For one thing, I've never slept better.


    Have you listened to any of James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This was totally on par with the other book, Choose Yourself


    Any additional comments?

    Just read or listen to this book. Real people, real scenarios and real outcomes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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