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Publisher's Summary

What could you achieve if you were more courageous? We are hardwired to avoid risk but in an increasingly uncertain and competitive world, the true key to success is courage—the courage to speak up and challenge the status quo, the courage to take career-building risks, and the courage to seize the opportunities all around us. So, what's stopping you?

Best-selling author, media commentator and master coach, Margie Warrell here shares powerful tools and techniques for overcoming fear and achieving greater success and fulfilment. Stop Playing Safe features insights from trailblazing entrepreneurs and leaders in organisations including NASA, Ernst & Young, UN Foundation and Qantas. Don't wait for success to come to you. Learn to tap the power of courage to achieve greater clarity, confidence and satisfaction at work and beyond.

Margie Warrell is a Forbes columnist, best-selling author, sought-after media commentator and an internationally recognised thought leader in human potential. With her background in coaching, psychology and working with Fortune 500 companies, Margie supports individuals and organisations globally to live and lead more courageously and achieve outstanding success.

©2013 Maggie Warell (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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Read and Re-read (or Listen and Re-listen)

If you could sum up Stop Playing Safe in three words, what would they be?

TAKE THE LEAP.

Any additional comments?

I just finished this audiobook today. I admit that it took QUITE some time in 10 to 30 minute bites while commuting around the city. It was so full of well conceived points / analogies as well as inspiring quotes that I made dozens upon dozens of bookmarks. I stopped and rewound passages often...no, constantly. Even though it was annoying to do this in the car, every time I got in the car (even for short distances), I craved listening to this book. This book helped me make the huge decision of quitting my job last month and pursuing something drastically different....almost outside my career altogether...something more creative, more "risky"' more fulfilling....some dreams shot down by those around me in the past. I am SO much happier for it already. Now I plan to go back and type a summary of all of my bookmarks so that I can have a condensed and clear version of the notes that resonated the most with me. I also plan to make notecards of some of the incredibly motivating quotes in this book. Another review were criticized this book for so many quotes?!? I'm just damned grateful that I found so many useful and inspiring quotes within ONE book! This book has created forward momentum that I haven't felt in decades. I really think this book is changing and will continue to change my life for the better.

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Relevant information that has impact

Where does Stop Playing Safe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's not at the top, a lot of the information is great, but not original.
Although if I were only going to listen to one personal development book this year, this one might be it.

What did you like best about this story?

The wide variety of helpful information that is applicable to make real life changes.

What aspect of Eleanor David’s performance would you have changed?

The British part ;)
Frankly, British accents are usually intriguing for me. However the accent and inflections took away from the quality information.
I think Eleanor's voice is great, but more suited for fiction and character work.

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For some reason the author seems to have a limiting belief about fear and that she has to be courageous to get through the fear. Toward the end there is more openness and good advice for changing your reality. It's like the author was stuck in some fear while writing and worked her way through it as she went. The best advice I've gotten recently, "The opposite of fear isn't courage, it's love."

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If you like hearing other people's quotes...

I felt the content was overshadowed by the never ending quotes from people other than the author. All authors quote others, just not to this extent. If I wanted a list of inspiring quotes, I could do an online search. It was distracting.

It's as if she wanted the quotes of others to punctuate, and validate, her message. Instead, her message should punctuate her message. One of the points was be yourself, be authentic. in this spirit I would prefer the author stuck more to her own content and made a shorter book.

The above comments aside, it was a positive overall listening experience and I did get some useful information from the book.

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This book felt like a combination of notes and quotes with a few good tid bits here and there.

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Outstandingly courageous

I loved this book because of its great stories, excellent insights and the recap at the end of each chapter. The courage challenges were very well written.
Anyone feeling stuck, frustrated or unsure
in any area of their life needs to read this book as it has given me powerful insights and tips I will take with me and implement in my life. Thank you Margie Warrell.