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J. O. Williams

Tampa, FL United States
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  • Stop Drinking Alcohol: Quit Drinking with the Alcohol Lied to Me Method

  • By: Craig Beck
  • Narrated by: Craig Beck
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 80

I understand how it feels to be worried about your drinking because for nearly 20 years I struggled with my own problem. I tried everything to stop drinking alcohol, from creating silly rules about what I was "allowed" to drink to going through torturous "dry months" and taking dangerous prescription-only medication! Absolutely nothing I tried worked until I dramatically changed my thinking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Been Trying for Decades....

  • By Ingrid on 09-27-16

Has helped already.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I’ve only just started and finished this audiobook over the past 3-4 days. I know it is a bit too early and will report back at a later date, yet not quite sure what it is, but haven’t had a drink since starting it and it’s been about 4 days and haven’t even had a real craving. I’ve had issues with drink since being a typical American teenager which only got worse and worse as I got older. I mostly binge drank for years maybe a couple times a week with friends, at social events, vacations etc, but this eventually turned into nightly drinking after a painful divorce. Never considered myself an alcoholic and actually despise that term and that’s why AA, while I respect it, was never really for me. After my divorce around 42 years old and a DUI within 3 months of my leaving my ex-wife, I quit drinking for about two weeks, but then went right back to drinking literally every night for about 4 years to numb my pain. I was functional and am actually an anesthesia professional.

I met a great girl and dated her for about a year around 2 years after my divorce, but ultimately I lost that relationship directly due to my drinking. Luckily, a year after that relationship, I found the love of my life and got remarried. We are super happy together almost all the time. The only time we have ever truly had issues is when I drank a lot. I would make all the excuses and “rules for drinking,” very similar to what Craig mentioned in his book to try and “manage” my drinking. I have been a student and teacher of Zen and various forms of meditation and truly believe in the Law of Attraction and the power of the mind and loving in the moment. I picked up this book after listening to some of his mediations on quoting drinking, knowing that somehow willpower wasn’t enough and that as he stated, I needed a true and total shift in my mind/paradigm to the core of my beliefs/feelings/social training and habit mind to truly escape the habit of drinking. The almost immediate change in perception from using will-power to quit, to seeing through all the social lies about the poison we call alcohol was a real breakthrough for me. I already feel physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually better and can’t wait to feel even better, day by day as I get further and further away from drinking. I sleep better, spend more time with my wife and our 4 kids, actually want to workout again and even help my wife in our new Med spa business. I will stay in touch! Thanks Craig!

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  • As a Man Thinketh

  • By: James Allen
  • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,884
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,862

This audiobook version of As A Man Thinketh is true to the original. Every word written by James Allen is spoken with clarity and authority by the narrator, making it easy to remember the information and absorb the timeless wisdom. This short audiobook, originally published in 1902, has had a huge impact in the field of personal development. It is regarded as one of the most important books of the new thought era. It's written in such a way that makes it easy to understand the most powerful message you could ever learn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I listen to this book every week.

  • By Chris L on 11-08-15

Good reminder...

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-29-18

Fairly short and I already live by this principle, but a nice reminder. Good listen.