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Publisher's Summary

This book will change how you think about what drives you to succeed. Groundbreaking new research reveals how your state of mind holds the key to your motivation, success and happiness. Compelling evidence combined with inspiring stories and insights will unlock a powerful new mind-set that will instantly boost your performance and open your eyes to what it really takes to excel.

©2015 Chantal Burns (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

Critic Reviews

"This will change how you see everything." (Linda Swidenbank; Publishing Director, Time Inc (UK))
"Reveals the vital difference between how we really think and how we think we think." (Rory Sutherland; Vice Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather)
"If you want to power-up your performance, read this book." (Shaa Wasmund, author of Stop Talking, Start Doing)
"Genuinely transformational." (Josh Krichefski, CEO MediaCom)
"Compelling." (David Pugh-Jones; Global Creative Director, Microsoft)
"Life-changing!" (Sophie Hearsey; Editor, that's life!)
"Highly recommended!" (Karl Marsden; Managing Director, Shortlist Media Ltd)
"Deceptively powerful." (Stuart Taylor; CEO Kinetic Worldwide)

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  • TonyR
  • 12-06-17

A very long way from Instant Motivation

I really hated this audiobook. It reads like a research thesis, not an enjoyable and engaging book.

The author/reader drones on giving example after example of this and then that and then another example of this and then a reference to that and it goes on and on.

I really struggled to find anything worthwhile here, and what is there is so hidden by the junk and clutter it’s hard to find, especially in an audiobook.

This is a long way from ‘instant’ motivation. It needs a good editor to trim it down and it really needs a new narrator. The narrator has some trouble reading the lengthy sentences often, forgetting they continue after the first example with another example or two and then even more unnecessary nonsense to read out.

If this wasn’t part of a two-for-one, I would be getting my money back.

Avoid avoid avoid.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-19-18

This has to be the best advice I have ever listened too, pure common sence clearly put across superbly. I feel am a better person for the experience. Thank You 😁

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  • AnnieB
  • 01-10-18

Great book, bad title

I really enjoyed this book even though I realised half way through it that it had very little to do with the subject of ‘Instant Motivation’. I would recommend it to anyone who wanted to change their perspective and tackle unwanted anxiety that dominates their life, but if you want some ‘Instant Motivation’ try something else.

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  • JedHoll
  • 12-05-17

Glad I listened to it

Makes a compelling case for happiness being an “inside job” and the importance of mind thought and feelings. Very thought provoking, would recommend

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  • Miriam Thorne
  • 03-14-18

Good insight nuggets but too much padding

The book makes the strong case that our experience of life is entirely shaped by our perception.
Agree with that, but the assertion that all feeling are a construct of thought is a bit hard to take. Eg, touching a hot plate causes a feeling of pain. If you don't take everything literal, it gives you some good food for thought.
Had to listen on 1.4x speed as too slow otherwise

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  • J5SPX
  • 01-25-18

Amazing insights into what really drives the mind

Totally fresh perspectives from the usual self help nlp stuff out there .

Would highly recommend ! So many light bulb moments :)

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  • Stir
  • 01-12-18

Very insightful and valuable

I enjoyed this book, very much. It wasn't exactly what I was expecting - but it was better than, rather than the reverse.
Thank you

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  • Ed_N
  • 12-10-17

Really enjoyed

This book approach to explaining how our mind works and how to better be in control of thoughts is great. It does it from a very factual and at the same time interesting point of view