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Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code Audiobook

Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code

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The rules for living in the real world have changed, because the world we live in has changed. Much of the conventional wisdom the last generation has passed on just doesn't apply like it once did. If you want to win, and win big, and, more importantly, keep what you work so hard for, you need a crystal-clear view of how the real world works - not how you wish it worked, but how it actually works.

In Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World, six-time New York Times number-one best-selling author Dr. Phil McGraw abandons traditional thinking and tells you the ugly truth about the users, abusers, and overall "bad guys" we all have in our lives. He also reveals the secrets of how they think and how they get to and exploit you and those you love. You'll gain incredible insight into these negative people, which he refers to as BAITERs (Backstabbers, Abusers, Imposters, Takers, Exploiters, Reckless), and you'll gain the tools to protect yourself from their assaults. Dr. Phil gives you the "Evil Eight" identifiers so you can see them coming from a mile away, as well as their "Secret Playbook", which contains the "Nefarious 15" tactics they use to exploit you and take what is yours mentally, physically, socially, and professionally. Life Code then focuses on you and your playbook, which contains the "Sweet 16" tactics for winning in the real world.

Edgy, controversial and sometimes irreverent, Dr. Phil again abandons convention to prepare you to claim what you deserve and claim it now. You take flying lessons to learn to fly, swimming lessons to learn to swim, and singing lessons to learn to sing. So, why not take winning lessons to learn to win?

©2012 Phillip C. McGraw (P)2012 Phillip C. McGraw

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    Ryan Healey New England 06-03-13
    Ryan Healey New England 06-03-13 Member Since 2017

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    "Dr. Phil's EGO Code"
    What would have made Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code better?

    While his love of himself grates on me, I saw Dr. Phil on OWN doing a Lifeclass about this book. I enjoyed the points he shared and decided to buy the book here. I may have to return this title if he doesn't stop what he starts in the first 5 minutes of listening. You get to hear how amazing HIS career has been and how terrific HIS success in life is. They you have to hear about HIS wonderful marriage and HIS two amazingly successful sons. HELLO? PAGING PHIL MCGRAW... THIS BOOK ISN'T ABOUT HOW WONDERFUL YOU THINK YOU ARE.


    If you’ve listened to books by Phil McGraw before, how does this one compare?

    I have not because of this very fear, that McGraw would make the entire book like his television appearances, about himself and his love for himself.


    What didn’t you like about Phil McGraw’s performance?

    Self-Centered and annoying. He actually works for Oprah Winfrey still and she has a hand in pretty much any "product" with his name. While she can have flashes of self importance it is amazing to me she hasn't sat him down and told him to take the spotlight off himself and shine it on HIS AUDIENCE.


    What character would you cut from Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code?

    Dr. Phil McGraw.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel this book HAS good information in it but so far it buried so far under McGraw's self congratulatory tone it is grating.

    9 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    q montgomery 08-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic book!!"

    This is by far one of the best books I've ever read, thanks Dr. Phil.

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    06-27-17
    06-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    This book was good. It will help me in life. Thank you Dr Phillip McGraw.

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    06-04-17
    06-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A serious lesson we older folks need to learn"


    I learned just how many mistakes I made with my kid's. I just hope there is still time to teach them what Ive learned. Great work Dr. Phil...thank you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elim Garak 02-08-17
    Elim Garak 02-08-17

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    "a lot a lot of filler information"

    The first hour and a half of this book is all background information and blah blah blah Without Really any substance if you want to take one thing from this book is this do not give anyone the benefit of the doubt until they prove themselves to you that's it the book is done

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    Amazon Customer 11-24-16

    Babs

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    "Great...wish Dr. Phil had written this 40yrs ago."

    Great advice, and thoroughly mind-blowing. very organized, and ask myself, why don't we teach these ideas in school💝

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    Emily 11-11-16
    Emily 11-11-16
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    "Life changing"

    Dr Phil says in the beginning of the book that it is a life changing code and he is right. I'm not much for "self help" books, but this one is actually helpful. It has real info about real life. Anybody can get something out of it no matter your age, gender, or what you do for a living. I would even recommend this book to high schoolers, maybe even pre teens. If you try this book, you won't regret it. Get ready for a lot of inspiration and a huge boost in self confidence. I struggle with debilitating anxiety and depression as a result of that. This book is helpful with that as well, in my opinion. I fully believe my life has been changed, or atleast made easier. I think I would like to shake dr phil's hand!

    Even if you aren't a fan of dr Phil, try this book out. It won't be a waste of time

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lucille M. Zimmerman Colorado 07-25-16
    Lucille M. Zimmerman Colorado 07-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I wrote this review on my blog in 2012"
    What did you like best about this story?

    This book is all about showing readers those red flags.


    Any additional comments?

    I saw Dr. Phil promoting his new book Life Code on FOX News last week. He said he wrote the book because he wanted to warn his grandchildren about the real evils in the world, and he wanted to give them life strategies for success and happiness.<br/><br/>I agree with another reviewer who said Dr. Phil spent too much time in the first chapter telling you what he was going to teach you. I wanted to dive in; I was frustrated to get to the good stuff, but once the book got rolling, it had me in its grip.<br/><br/>In the first half of the book, Dr. Phil teaches about the bad guys—how to spot and defeat them. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I immediately recognized he was referring to certain personality disordered individuals—sociopaths, narcissists, and borderlines—without calling them that. What’s unique is that he grouped all three into one type of person you would want to stay away from. He shared the clues about how to spot them and how to react once you know what you’re dealing with.<br/><br/>Christians might have a problem with this, seeing every person as redeemable, but the truth is—and Dr. Phil compels readers to understand—is that there really are bad people in the world. People who want to cheat, hurt, and steal from you and your loved ones. Of course, these evil people are on a continuum. Not every sociopath wants to molest and kill you. Some just want your money. Or your spouse. The point is, these people do not have the ability to empathize like regular folks. They could care less who they hurt and you need to know these people are very real. They are not lurking around every corner, but it’s guaranteed you have bumped elbows with them.<br/><br/>Dr. Phil describes how he took an inventory of every person who had hurt him in his lifetime. He hung pieces of paper all over the walls and used a colored marker to describe in detail what the offender’s strategy was, what tricks he used, how he came across, and how he got Dr. Phil to let down his guard. Once these were analyzed, Dr. Phil saw a clear set of clues that should have been a warning.<br/><br/>The second half of the book deals with rules for winning in the world. Dr. Phil covers everything from how to stop being a target, to how to behave in an argument. He gives tricks for negotiation, and rules for parenting in the modern world.<br/>The best aspect of this book is the real life examples Dr. Phil shares. Everyone would be wise to read this book.

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    NWEST5150 07-20-16
    NWEST5150 07-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good common sense"

    Dr. Phil is a very smart person who has a straight forward way of explaining things that people who lack common sense don't know.

    I apologize if this offends anybody. Most of what Dr. Phil set is what the average person is afraid to say. Standing up for yourself. Cutting people out of your life that are sick both mentally spiritually and morally. Too many people are afraid of hurting other people's feelings and wind up wasting their life doing things they don't want to because they're afraid to offend or be unpopular.

    Dr. Phil give you permission to take care of yourself put yourself first and enjoy your life. There are too many people taking from others and believing people dry instead of doing for themselves.

    Dr. Phils insight is necessary for people to enjoy their life and not support other people lives and self esteem.

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    ameya 06-30-16
    ameya 06-30-16
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    "Very Blunt"

    This is a book worth purchasing and marking up a physical copy. It is a book that families should study together and make notes.

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  • Jacqueline
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    6/24/13
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    "Life Code is excellent"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code to be better than the print version?

    Listening to the audio of Dr Phil McGraw was really interesting, it felt like he was in the same room, just talking to me and putting his point across.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The truthfulness of Dr Phil McGraw words and examples.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I enjoyed listening to the first part which outlines what type of person we sometimes deal with whether it be in the office or at home.


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

    It has been a long time since I've actually listened to an audio and actually agreed with the writer. This is a five star book.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book to those people who been treated badly whether at work or at home and feel it was their fault. This book will change your mind.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs H
    4/9/15
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    "Motivating"

    I wouldn't say I have been given the answers I would be looking for but I have been given the tools an motivation for the next chapter in my life.

    Dr Phil did that for me many years ago and I've already started to take control again. This has reminded me that I really do have the answers all I needed to do was visualise what success would look like for me and write down the steps to get there.
    😄

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • PurpleVelvetElf
    Milton Keynes, England
    2/25/15
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    "Well worth listening!"

    Typical self help books bore me. But this book is realistic and very useful. I am resolved to changing my behaviour based in the guidance.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jenny
    1/4/15
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    "Insightful"

    Just what I needed...I will share your teachings with my children. Nothing more to be said.
    Thanks Dr Phil

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pthomas
    1/5/15
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    "Love it"

    Found it very relative to the situation I am in now. work and my own career and family life truly an inspiration and good audio

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paul Chipperfield
    Frimley Green, England
    8/31/16
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    "Not quite for me"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    In a way I can't fault the book and its content, if I was to change anything, I would ask for it to be less sales oriented, the first chapter I found myself gritting my teeth, thinking just get to it.


    If you’ve listened to books by Phil McGraw before, how does this one compare?

    I love Dr Phil's work and this is full of insightful stuff and great advice, unfortunately I should have read more about it as the last third is about parenting - and I am not a parent, so I hit the fast forward button a lot towards the end of the book.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The section on the games played and the defences were really good and shamefully I recognise that I have employed the negative games, so the chapter where Dr Phil told me off made me chuckle.


    Was Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code worth the listening time?

    For 2/3 rds of it yes, the last 1/3 I can't say. I tried to think of my experience with my parents, but no.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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