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Let Go of Worry, Embarrassment and Regret

3 Steps to Happiness
Narrated by: Sorrel Brigman
Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (195 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Worry, embarrassment, and regret can have a toxic effect on your self-esteem, moods, relationships, general outlook on life, and your true potential.

Overcome these feelings fast with the New York Times best-selling book Let Go of Worry, Embarrassment and Regret: 3 Steps to Happiness.

The result of 15 years of research around the world, Dr. Jennifer Alison has produced a simple-to-understand book full of practical advice to turn around your life today.

Here's a preview of what you'll learn when you buy this book:

  • Understanding worry and how to defeat it
  • Body, mind and behavior
  • Dealing with the worries in your life today
  • The light bulb moment!
  • Let go of worry and restart your life today!
  • Five steps to free yourself from worry
  • Dealing with embarrassment, guilt and social anxiety
  • Realign shameful feelings
  • Letting go of embarrassment
  • Moving on from regrets
  • Romantic regrets
  • The most important list you will ever hear
  • Six steps to a positive life

©2015 Jennifer Alison (P)2015 Jennifer Alison

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Helpful but also realistic

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I liked this book felt realistic which is a nice change. It is for everyday people, not just people who have 10 hours free a day to chant and do yoga on a mountain top ;)

Helpful and realistic. Good for letting go of various issues in life and getting more positivity to surround you.

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An Insightful Read

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Great book, 10/10. I found it to be very practical and actionable advice. Worth the read!

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Get This Best Motivational Book to Live Happily

Would you listen to Let Go of Worry, Embarrassment, and Regret again? Why?

Of course! Before reading this book, I was at the mercy of some of my undesirable emotions -- I used to experience mood swings. This really took a toll on my state of mind and interactions with other people.

However, after listening to this wonderful book by Jennifer Allison I can now manage these emotions efficiently and avoid them . I found the several helpful tips to prevent worry, embarrassment and regret, quite straightforward to apply in my daily living.

So I would definitely listen to it again.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Let Go of Worry, Embarrassment, and Regret?

That was when the narrator gave instances that have to with one facing embarrassment. The examples were so apt that I felt I was actually the one being referred to by the author. And I found the ensuing recommendations to prevent such embarrassments very practical, beneficial.

Which scene was your favorite?

Chapter 3.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Worry no more; stay happy always.

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After listening to this book, I am now a lot happier. I am very grateful to the author and the narrator; they did an awesome job with this masterpiece; "Let Go of Worry, Embarrassment, and Regret"!

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Feeling so much better

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I don't want to talk about myself and my own issues too much as they are obviously private but i will say i found this a very useful (and one section i would go as far as saying life changing) book.

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Glad I read a book that makes this much sense

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Although I did not have one big ISSUE to let go of, I just had a general slightly negative feeling at time and knew I had to address it. I tried a lot of books but this is the only one that actually helped.

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autobook has been educational, relaxing, enjoyable

most memorable I have found a enjoyable way to read. I will spead the word about autobook...

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Such a worthy book, thankful i took a chance.

If you could sum up Let Go of Worry, Embarrassment and Regret in three words, what would they be?

Only 3 words? Thats kinda tough but i would say:

1 - Life-changing
2 - Real
3 - Understanding

What other book might you compare Let Go of Worry, Embarrassment and Regret to and why?

None. This one was different (in that, it actually worked for me)

Have you listened to any of Sorrel Brigman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Nice voice, easy to listen to, no complaints here.

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So very happy i took a chance on this one. This book feels like it has created a new fork in my life and i am going down a happier, more productive and happier life route now.

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Brilliant!

If you could sum up Let Go of Worry, Embarrassment, and Regret in three words, what would they be?

Helpful, positive, and insightful.

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This book is all about letting go of things that hold you back from enjoying life. It teaches you how to completely let go of worry, say No to embarrassment, and obliterate regret. By letting go of these 3 things you can fully live in the present without torturing yourself by "rerunning" embarrassing moments or dwelling on things you wish you hadn't done. The section on worry is great for learning how to free yourself from anxiety and start doing things you've been avoiding or you've been too scared to try.

I absolutely love the philosophy behind this book. Leading a life full of worry, embarrassment, and regret is no way to live. This book is all about letting go of the things that hold you back from enjoying your life as well as negative events that happened in your past. Life is too short to dwell on the past or fear the future!

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Get out of your own head

Have you listened to any of Sorrel Brigman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. I love the way the author punctuated every major point with a quote from a notable personality though.

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

The section about staying in the moment is one I found very helpful. I tend to worry about things I can’t control and try to achieve perfection. You cannot control everything and it’s ok. Also, the book also stressed the importance of living for yourself, being yourself and keeping away from comparing yourself to other. I used to embarrass my best friend through high school without meaning to because her parents kept comparing us and judging her based on the things I did. I felt guilty for making her feel bad and it caused a few awkward moments.

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I remember the first time I had to do a public debate. It was for a French class. Even though I was well prepared, I got on stage and froze up. I didn’t stop feeling embarrassed subconsciously till I gave a valedictorian speech and got a standing ovation. A significant change in temperament occurred because every time I was worried about facing a crowd, I found myself replaying the French debacle repeatedly. Until I came full circle with another awesome speech, I didn’t have a new image to replay. The book was very right in that until we identified the underlying thoughts behind our worries and embarrassments, we would keep dwelling in the past.

I’m my own worst critic. Even when everyone says I did a good job, I can’t stop myself from feeling like I could have done better. I appreciate that the author took time to break down these real-life situations and helped me better understand that I am master of my own destiny and the future is less scary when we let go of the past and stop regretting our decisions.

Who we are is the product of all our decisions, both good and bad and until you let go of clichés and socially acceptable concepts, then can you fulfil your own potential without the burdens of worry, embarrassment and regret holding you back.

This is a very helpful and practical guide for dealing with serious issues that bothers most people. I wholly recommend it to everyone.

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Glad i chose this book!

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I wasn't sure if this book was going to be for me as the title seems somewhat vague but it turned out to be excellent and expertly helped me deal with a lot of my issues. Moving on is never easy but i have found this book very helpful on this bumpy journey

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  • Jays
  • 08-02-16

This book helped me free myself, helped change me

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Really useful book. This book is about freeing yourself of hate and sadness and how to really enjoy life freely. It teaches you how to be your best and complete self without embarrassment. You have to let go of these 3 things in order to be happy in life. This book teaches you how to do that. Don't think about your mistakes. Learn and move forward. This is reitrerated time and time again. Freeing yourself from anxiety and doing new things is also touched upon in detail. Overall a solid book for anyone looking to grow. I highly recommend it to all my friends and family. I liked how easy and quick it was to implement the advice given. Thanks!

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  • On The Road
  • 01-30-17

Such a worthwhile book!

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An incredibly worthwhile book which actually ended up changing things I didn't even KNOW needed to be changed before listening to it! Very easy to follow

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  • ListenEveryday
  • 12-21-16

Helpful and interesting

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This book definitely helped me to see things in a different way, to reframe things and to ultimately helming me deal with some anxieties and other things that had previously been hindering me moving on in life. Very good.

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  • Anna Hart
  • 07-06-16

An Absolute Life Changer

If you could sum up Let Go of Worry, Embarrassment, and Regret in three words, what would they be?

Wise. Up-lifting. Encouraging.

What did you like best about this story?

This book is bound to become a personal improvement classic. It has a way of simplifying life, helping you reach for lightness and let go of darkness. The theory is that by holding on to worry, embarrassment, and regret, you're keeping yourself rooted in the past and the future, rather than living life in the present. Jennifer Alison explores common thoughts and behavioural patterns that hold us back from true happiness. For me, the sections on worry and embarrassment were the most helpful. I've been crippled with worry and panic attacks for most of my life and I've found that my fear of embarrassment has only increased my worry over the years! Learning how to let go of embarrassment (and how to stop replaying embarrassing moments over and over in my head) has already had a profound effect on me. And now that I've learned how to let go of my panic attacks and worry, I am truly so much happier. What a great book!

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  • J1982
  • 01-15-17

Letting go of...issues.

What did you like best about this story?

It felt real. It was realistic. It didn't feel silly, or out of date or need you to be a millionaire to implement the advice.

Helpful and genuine and at times even touching.

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Good narrator, nice production and levels.

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  • Audioaddict
  • 11-26-16

Very good, so much useful info in one book

Would you listen to Let Go of Worry, Embarrassment and Regret again? Why?

Definitely, i will do very soon because so much info was packed into this book, i feel it will need several listens to digest it all. What I have learnt so far has genuinely helped me a lot and i would not hesitate to recommend this book.

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  • Marianne
  • 07-19-16

Does what it says on the cover!

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Wonderful book. Slightly different from other books in this often over-subscribed genre, which was a huge relief. Really gave me some valuable insight and more importantly than that it gave me some practical advice and tips i could begin to implement immediately to help me move on with life. Fantastic book, thanks to the author, i will be listening to this again and again.

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  • Emily Josh
  • 07-28-16

Sorry? I am no longer...

If you could sum up Let Go of Worry, Embarrassment, and Regret in three words, what would they be?

No more worries.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved how the book was so inspiring and positive. I could just keep on listening all day long and still not be bored. I got away from my sad and depressed self who I loathe at the moment the moment I was done listening to the last sentence.

What about Sorrel Brigman’s performance did you like?

She was calm, composed with her performance and her soothing voice was perhaps the reason to this book becoming even better than the written version so I really recommend it to every person out there.

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

To be all honest here, I did listen all night long after I was regretting because of one tiny little mistake, made me forget all about it. Worked like a charm

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I really recommend everyone, even if anyone's not even close to a nervous breakdown to listen and enjoy the soothing words of the narrator. It really is a happy book so don't be shy, I myself am sending some copies to a few friends and family.

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  • Chris Lee
  • 09-19-16

A big help

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I personally found it to be hugely beneficial. This book helped me so much to let go of a generally negative feeling I had much of my life. It was not an overnight cure and it did take work on my behalf too but i am just relieved to finally found a book full of practical actionable advice and not just endless tests! Really recommend this book, it would appeal to a wide range of people.

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  • Bernice
  • 01-16-17

Nuggets of Gold!

I bought this book because it was highly rated and I thought therefore it must the worth a listen. I was not disappointed. It is only two hours long, but is full of nuggets of gold. Really very, very good advice and guidance.

I think it is rare to find a short book with so much packed into it. I loved the quotes and will either buy the book or listen with a pen in hand next time.

I cannot say if these techniques work, but I know the sound of good guidance and the ones offered in this book are extremely good.

Highly recommended. You do not have to be suffering with worry, embarrassment and regret to listen to this, just enjoy a very good book.

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  • Coffee4Life
  • 11-27-16

Incredibly helpful!

What made the experience of listening to Let Go of Worry, Embarrassment and Regret the most enjoyable?

That the advice actually worked. I am bored of books that just contains a lot of medical nonsense or advice that is hard to implement into your life - this book was definitely different.

Have you listened to any of Sorrel Brigman’s other performances? How does this one compare?

First time, but thought her narration (and the production of the audiobook in general) was excellent!

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This book helped me deal with a lot of issues and a, at times, overwhelming feeling of general unhappiness and discontent.

Fantastically realistic and up to date. Very impressed and I would not hesitate to recommend it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-02-18

Inciteful and introspective look at yourself

This book really helped me recognise and acknowledge some past experiences that were holding me back in a number of ways. The book guides you through the process of discovering, understanding - and most importantly, forgiving yourself so as to not let these experiences negatively influence your life. An excellent book.

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  • W1992
  • 12-30-16

EXCELLENT!

Where does Let Go of Worry, Embarrassment and Regret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Excellent book - top class narration, excellent production and most importantly at all, great advice, laid out in a unique yet easy to follow fashion.

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