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Publisher's Summary

If you are a man struggling with shyness or social anxiety, then you are well aware of the following challenges:

  • You feel nervous and uncomfortable before meeting new people.
  • You feel tense or awkward during conversations and struggle to find things to say.
  • You often feel embarrassed and self-critical, wishing you were different.
  • You feel an intense fear of starting conversations with attractive women.
  • You have difficulty asking women out and often find yourself "being just a friend."
  • You hate putting yourself out there in a group and being the center of attention.
  • You have a hard time speaking up at work and are often quiet in meetings.

Co-workers and supervisors don't seem to respect your opinion or appreciate your talents.

This book contains the essential strategies used by leading social confidence expert Dr. Aziz Gazipura, who has helped hundreds of men overcome their shyness and social anxiety.

In this book you will learn:

  • How to stop criticizing yourself and "get on your own side."
  • A simple mindset shift that can instantly change how you feel about a situation.
  • Powerful techniques from "exposure therapy" to help you overcome your fears.
  • The 2 underlying fears that stop you dead in your tracks…and what to do about them.
  • The true secret to social confidence.

In addition, this book will help you:

  • Overcome your fear of rejection.
  • Become more comfortable when meeting new people.
  • Be less concerned with what "they" will think of you.
  • Experience complete self-acceptance…no matter what happens.

If you have been struggling with shyness and social anxiety for any period of time, there is only one way out - by taking new action. Once you start trying new things, your whole world will open up. Get started today!

©2013 Aziz Gazipura (P)2014 Aziz Gazipura

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Good but inadvertently sexist

Overall the content was strong. Gives some basic cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques that were a helpful refresher for me as I'm already familiar with some of these ideas. The author seemed genuine and shared stories both about himself and his clients that helped to illustrate his points. He also had a fun sense of humor which made the material more engaging.

That said, his naivite belied him at times such as when he presupposed throughout the book that the reader was a man. As a coach he ought to have known that his ideas were applicable to both sexes and that women can struggle with social anxiety and confidence just as much as men. It disrupted the flow to hear him make references to the reader being a man and it just came across as sexist and myopic. If men were his target audience the title of the book should have been "Unleash your confidence as a man."

I found that he could have enunciated more, particularly at the end of sentences when his voice dropped off unprofessionally. Otherwise as a narrator he was refreshing and easy to listen to.

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Good info, but repetitive.

There was some really good information in this book, but it sounds like every other recipe that every other self help book offers. If you haven't listened to any other books on building your self confidence, then this might be an option for you. Also, I found the author repeting the same idea over and over again. It's appropriate in this context (that of self-love, self-affirmations), but I found it to be a bit too much. A perfect example of what this book is, is at the very beginning - the author mentions a gentleman he worked with that was very shy, and that man overcame his shyness, using the methods he lays out in this book. He could have just told me quickly what they were, and then spent the rest of the book explaining - that would have put it all in contexr.

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Quick and powerful audiobook

Great audiobook. Worth reading with Dr. Aziz other books about shyness.

Worth checking also "How to Win Friends and Influence People" and "Painfully Shy".

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amazing

so much useful information I've been confident in certain areas of my life work being one of them but when it comes to my relationship I close up I struggle with self confidence and and being able to open up it doesn't make my relationship any better I appreciate the information and I see every thing that I'm doing wrong and just by listening I see everything that i need to work on and I will apply this information