Shift Happens!

How to Live an Inspired Life...Starting Right Now!
Narrated by: Robert Holden
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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Shift Happens! is about more: more happiness, more success, more love, more peace, more prosperity, and more joy. Best-selling author and lecturer Robert Holden, one of the leading experts on happiness, tackles the fundamental everyday concerns that can undermine true joy and fulfillment. Written in a short essay style, this audiobook offers a powerful mix of inspiring principles and proven techniques to help listeners learn how to release fears, drop the struggle, transform relationships, make "the shift", and embrace a new level of creativity and joy.

©2011 Hay House (P)2011 Hay House

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You Are Sacred Ground

"You are sacred ground." "Who are you?" "Forget every 'I' that you think you are." There are multitudes of pithy little statements (Wait! That sounds like I'm making light of them when actually I appreciate the hell out of their conciseness and how they made a difference when I heard them) like these throughout this audiobook that highlight Holden's lessons. Remember them, and you'll do well because this is a very thought-provoking, emotionally evocative work. Each chapter starts with a story of a client or comes from his own personal experience and expands to give the listener meaning. There are workaholics, sufferers of chronic fatigue, people attached to suffering or drama (and a truly painful story of a young man who developed agoraphobia after someone "shot" him. What a harrowing experience), and all of them become wonderful, wonderful lessons for us all in Holden's hands.
What keeps "Shift Happens" from being a 5-star listen is 1) The lessons only skim the surface (which of course they're meant to. Still...), and 2) Ack! The music in between chapters seriously drove me nuts. Granted, I listened to it once in one sitting, then a second time at a slower pace (Did I mention that I'm a mess?).
Whatever. The fact that there are so many little lessons means that there's something for everyone. And self development? Sometimes that just means excessive thinking has to give way to living with love, yes?

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Everyone could benefit from this book

What made the experience of listening to Shift Happens! the most enjoyable?

Robert Holden has a wonderful way of putting over his message, both with an easy to listen to voice and with some great ways of explaining it through stories of his own experiences with clients. It is so easy to listen to with many pretty funny moments.

I have listened to this book umpteen times, and every time, I gain something more. I can't think of one person I know who could not gain something by listening to this book.

Having the author read his or her own book give so much more - not only do you get wise words, but with the voice, you get the passion, power, energy and enthusiasm with the message.

Do not miss out on a life changing chance.

Peace n love.

What did you like best about this story?

The author's voice and the way he delivered the book in easy to understand chapters.

Which scene was your favorite?

The unreasonable laughter one!!

What did you learn from Shift Happens! that you would use in your daily life?

To remember to live in the moment, in the now.

Any additional comments?

Anyone who listens to this book will not view their life the same way!! It is the way to create a tremendously positive shift in one's life.

Highly recommended!

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A book that leads you into action .....

What made the experience of listening to Shift Happens! the most enjoyable?

I love the stories and most importantly the way to incorporate each concept easily into your life.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Shift Happens!?

I can do this!

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Awesome book!!!!

So much practical and awe inspiring knowledge that is is simple to incorporate if you allow yourself to be open to it. I will be listening to this many times.

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ok

Great messages, but hard to sit through what felt like lists upon lists, do this not that, do that not this, hard to stay focused on that and it happened in most chapters. also while the messages are good, there isn't much practical, just philosophy. no big aha moments. just ok

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Pleasant Listening. Great Surprise! Powerful!

What did you love best about Shift Happens!?

I like the stories and that they are over 55 chapters so I can go back and listen to topics easily. Very easy to listen to. Very powerful message easily explained thru stories.

What did you learn from Shift Happens! that you would use in your daily life?

I am my thoughts! So simple, yet so powerful. Its life changing and has affected the way that I see everything. This audible books brings all the other self development books together. Its the same message but Robert makes it so clear. i.e. Think and Grow Rich, The Secret, How to win friends and Influence people. All these great books use this same premise but none so clear as this book. This is my first review on Audible.com.

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psychological approach to happiness

not corny. scientifically backed. would recommend to a friend. or loan. would also read his other books.

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excellent book!

Such relevant content delivered with humor! I have gifted this book to several people who also love it! Thanks Robert!

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awesome book

I have followed Robert's work for many years he doesn't get redundant. it always seems fresh and insightful. loved the book.

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It's ALL HERE!

Everything I've searched for, biblical principles, spiritual truths, the mind of Christ, seems to be well packed and summer up in this narrative. Appreciating...

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  • anon
  • 07-20-15

'Shift Happens'

Where does Shift Happens! rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

'Shift Happens' ranks alongside all the great audiobooks I've listened to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

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What does Robert Holden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Robert Holden has an easy style and brings alive the book and it's inspiring messages. He's engaging, easy to listen to, and gets his message across with humour and wisdom combined.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

eliminates 95% of the perspiration and frustration that life throws at you ................

Any additional comments?

Would highly recommend.

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  • Carol Thomas
  • 01-29-19

Mind Shifting

A thought provoking, mind altering, book. Lovely voice to listen to and without a doubt i will listen again and again and again. Robert has finally unlocked my self talk and given me the tools to listen to my higher inner self. Wish I had listened to this much sooner.

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  • Valerie
  • 12-17-16

Awesome

I really love that audiobook . I would recommend to anyone who like to change their LIFE

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  • TheZee
  • 05-03-15

l am inspired by...

This book is a treasure trove of joy and diamonds. Robert Holden's comely voice guides the reader to places that once perturbed the individual. His delivery is calming and honest. I was suffused with light. This book is a must listen for all. We can never have too much happiness. His stories are full of richness and actuality.

I was sad when it ended and overjoyed that l will return to listen again and again.

I am inspired by...joy and being me here and now.

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  • Mrs. M. M. Manns
  • 08-09-16

Boring unhelpful book

Narration not good his goody goody smarmy voice was really off putting, stories he talks about have no context, no practical advice most of it sound like a sermon way to much talking about God. Sent book back. Will not be buying anything from this author again.