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I Could Do Anything If Only I Knew What It Was

How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It
Narrated by: Barbara Sher
Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (173 ratings)

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If you suspect there could be more to life than what you're getting...if you always knew you could do anything if you only knew what it was, this extraordinary book is about to prove you right!

A life without direction is a life without passion. The dynamic follow-up to the phenomenal best-seller Wishcraft, I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was (the New York Times best seller) guides you, not to another unsatisfying job, but to a richly rewarding career rooted in your heart's desire. And in a work of true emancipation, this life-changing sourcebook reveals how you can recapture "long lost" goals, overcome the blocks that inhibit your success, decide what you want to be, and live your dreams forever!

You will learn:

  • What to do if you never chose to be what you are.
  • How to get off the fast track - and on to the right track.
  • First aid techniques for paralyzing chronic negativity.
  • How to regroup when you've lost your big dream.
  • To stop waiting for luck - and start creating it.
©1996 Barbara Sher (P)1996 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

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Brilliant!

A must for someone who is not looking for just another job, but desires to quell the restlessness of not finding the "right" path or career. If traditional job hunting books are missing the point with resumes and skill set analysis, THIS is the book you want and need!

You may even recognize Elizabeth Gilbert's Flight of the Hummingbird reference to author Barbara Sher's definition of scanners, but there are so many more jewels within these pages! Thank you Barbara!

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  • Ayesha
  • British Columbia, Canada
  • 01-21-13

Best book ever!!!

Where does I Could Do Anything If Only I Knew What It Was rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Seriously the most straight forward, insightful book ever. It cuts through all the junk and goes straight to what you need to do to find what you want to do and why you act the way you do.

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Great for anyone feeling stuck or lost

There are very thought provoking questions & exercises throughput the book that helped me to sort through some of the clutter in my mind & gain clarity on what I want & how to get it with realistic actions that did not seem overwhelming.
Everyone arrives at a crossroads at one point or another & this book really helps to decide what direction is right for you to follow.
There were too many references to your childhood & parents than necessary, but overall a very worthwhile book.

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this book could change your life

Barbara Sher has amazing practical advice and makes me feel like I can actually find and get what I want in life.

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Didn't work for me

A lot of the information presented was good, but it really didn't touch base with my career problem, in this economy, post 21st century recession. A lot of side arm Freudian psychosis, with your inner child. Lack luster , afterschool motivation.

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inspirational

I absolutely loved this book. It helped me become unstuck. Great narrator. would recommend this book to anyone looking for direction in life.

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Wonderful

Very intelligent author with a impressive vocabulary and prose. Offers practical solutions and discusses the "inner work" necessary before setting out on your passion hunting quest.

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Amazing Audiobook

I loved it and I will listen it again and again :) this book changed my life.

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What if your life didn't have to be just one thing

Great for people still looking for "that one thing" to do with your life. Maybe it isn't just one thing; perhaps you are a "scanner". Or maybe you are a "diver" but can't make the big jump. Love this author, and her narration is warm and encouraging.

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Pretty good book that hits all corners

Barbara Sher analyzes and dissects the confusion and feelings into little manageable pieces to comprehend as well as exercises to move on.

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  • michelle cowell
  • 09-03-17

get the career you want with Barbara sher

felt i was in the right place. this book touched my soul and gave me hope when i was feeling lost