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Take Control of Your Life

How to Silence Fear and Win the Mental Game
Narrated by: Mel Robbins
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
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Mel Robbins

About Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, and award-winning commentator who is best known for The 5 Second Rule—which became one of the best-selling self-development audiobooks at Audible. Her confidence-building techniques have been featured on Good Morning America, Fox News, Oprah, Dr. Phil, and in USA Today and The New York Times. The Gracie Awards named Mel America’s Outstanding News Talk Show Host. Her recently announced syndicated talk show, The Mel Robbins Show, launches in fall of 2019 in partnership with Sony Pictures and Tribune Media. She lives with her husband of 23 years and three kids in the Boston area.

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Mel Robbins nails this one!!

Wow!! Not sure what to say other than this audio book is pure gold!! If you are on the fence in regards to the purchase, you will not regret it. I love how she uses real life stories and situations to teach. The best part is that you are a VIP inside these coaching sessions. So much value inside! Thank you, Mel :)

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Stop living in fear

When I turned this book on I wasn't sure what to expect. Much of self help seems to be a repeat of the same stuff (get up early, stop being a victim, meditate, eat healthy, think positive, ect) so I wasn't sure what spin Mel would bring to this topic. I am a big fan of Mel's and did listen to Kick Ass, her last book. I loved Kick Ass so I did have high hopes for this. When I saw Mel mention her new book in her newsletter I downloaded it right away. Now that I've finished–WOW is all I can say. First, it's way way longer than Kick Ass and has tons of information in it. So much. It's all about how fear holds us back and how we can figure out the way that fear affects us as a person and change that. Mel says that it doesn't matter what other habits you have if you're held hostage by fear, and that really rang true with me. Like Kick Ass this book has coaching sessions, but in this case the coaching sessions were more of teaching moment. Then, after each session, Mel would talk for over an hour about each, sharing advice and takeaways. My favorite part of the book was when Mel shared her personal stories. I didn't realize how funny she is! I also liked how there were a variety of people coached. While I definitely resonated with some more than others, I did get something from each one. I also thought it was good how Mel really went through each action item in a ton of detail and shared the research and science behind what she was teaching. As I was listening the only downside was that there is SO much information covered that it was hard to remember it all (I listened to most of it in the car). Which is why I am so happy to see that Audible included a workbook in my library. I took a look at the workbook and saw that the lessons are all summarized which is so helpful! I am going to start filling out the workbook this weekend. Overall, Mel, you have done it again. This book was such an amazing listen and I couldn't believe how many times I nodded my head thinking "SHE GETS ME."

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the best yet

I love the work that Mel Robbins puts into the coaching calls in how in depth she dives into the break theories for the listeners. This is by far one of her best publications yet. But I believe that the best is yet to come

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Silence Your Fears

From a young age, many of us were taught to look on the bright side whenever life beat us down. But according to Mel Robbins, staying positive might actually be causing the beatings life keeps handing out. Mel engages six fear-avoidant friends in deep, honest, and difficult discussions—six living, breathing case studies on silencing lifelong fears. In doing so, every listener becomes a participant in a greater, more meaningful conversation—one that will stick with you long after you're done listening.

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Well Balanced Perspective with a Clear Message

This Audible Original series with Mel is really quite powerful. It doesn't build on her earlier release, but instead digs into the real roadblocks to us being able to live a full and fulfilled life. It doesn't seem to matter how big or small our fears, whatever we conjure up - they still manage to slow our progress. She offers some diversity of perspective given the different interviewees and their background. Her voice allows you to accelerate the listening speed and still easily digest the concepts. Well done.

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  • 02-27-19

I think even the most stubborn will appreciate

To be honest, I’ve only so much have dabbled in self help books... I know I would benefit but quite frankly they annoy me. This one however is different & definitely for the folks out there that appreciate the frank, honest & direct approach.. Mel speaks clearly and in a manner that cuts through the nonsense & sugarcoat of many books on the same shelf. The folks sharing their stories in this book are relatable and it seems like we all know at least one of them. I haven’t bothered with the workbook portion yet but I have still gained valuable insight & walked away feeling empowered by this book and Mel’s down to earth but get your fanny perpendicular approach. Thank you Mel!

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Mel Robbins is my Guru!

I have a feeling that I’m going to listen to this Audible book over and over again!! There are so many lessons to be learned and tools to be used to make changes in your life! I love the way Mel coaches different people with different problems and I felt I could identify with many of them and now I can start to break the patterns of behavior! I have always said, you can’t change other people, you can only change your response to them. Mel gives clear steps on how to do that!! Buy this book if you want to take control of your life and learn how!!

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Amazing content!

Would absolutely recommend this book. Use the online workbook alongside the audiobook, it has great introspective exercises.
Mel has great energy, I listened to the book at 1.25 speed and it flowed really well.

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Mel just keeps getting Better and Better!!!

So grateful for Honesty and profound real world advice and life paradigm shifting content. Thank you Mel Robbins!

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What Happens When Our Past Dictates Our Future

Mel Robbins interviews and advises people with a variety of challenges on how to let their past stop being the control mechanism of their present and future. She provides advice, calls to action and a quick summation to highlight what happens.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-21-19

Amazing!

Truly on one the best I’ve listened to - and I’ve listened to many! Heaps of key takeaways resonated and brought me to tears as I had my own mini breakthroughs. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-10-19

AMAZING!

Mel has upped her game which I personally didn't think was possible. She takes the personal development game to a new level. This audio is helping me overcome my desire for perfectionism and get on with LIFE! Love you Mel xox

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  • Caroline Edwards
  • 02-09-19

absolutely loving this book

I've only listened to a quarter of this book so far, but I love, love, love what I'm hearing. I'm a huge fan of Mel Robbins and have other material/programmes that she has done, but this book so far is the best yet ! I love her down to earth manner and she really gets into your head. Her advice works, if you are willing to listen, learn and do the work one small brick at a time, you will breakthrough ! highly recommended. There's also a workbook to go with it which is once again excellent content, great practical guidelines.

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  • sonia khanna
  • 03-11-19

Sorry, not for me

I don’t like to criticise books as books are knowledge and written by someone more knowledgeable than me about the given subject. I bought this as it appeared in recommendations given my listening history. Downloaded it having just read You’re A Badass by Jen Sincero so I was hoping of much the same. Different style and more of case studies than the actual author talking. The opening music also felt a little haunting. I’m sure there is a lot to learn from this book and I do appreciate it has helped so many others, but style not for me.

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  • Ellie P
  • 03-02-19

Learnt so much!

Each session in this audio book taught me something about myself and I could relate to all the case studies. Mel has done a great job with this book and has a real heart for people to overcome their fears and succeed in life; I’m very thankful to have found such an inspirational person!

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  • mememe
  • 02-28-19

Frighteningly brilliant

This book should come with a warning!! “Do not read unless you want a profound wake up call”!!!

Seriously though, what an amazing experience to share other people’s stories and see yourself in (almost) every example. “I do that” “That’s me”

I guess now I have to face the fear, change the patterns and become the person I want, and deserve, to be. ❤️

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  • Hannah Evans
  • 02-21-19

Enlightening and well structured!

So many useful takeaways to adopt in to your own life. each coaching session can apply to most people and their stories are truly inspirational.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-13-19

For EVERYONE!

if I could, I would make this mandatory listening for everyone..... and I mean everyone.... mind and body changing....

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  • 02-13-19

Bloody hell Mel. I've got some work to do!

It won't be for everyone but it has blown my brain wide open. Thank you X

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  • Mundy
  • 02-25-19

Very poor , very negative

Very negative , more like listening to therapy sessions of people complaining of the lack of control than actually teaching anything . lack of positive words .

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  • Kerry Jeston
  • 03-05-19

Empowering!!!

This book is amazing!! It has full sessions of therapy that identify many of the issues we all experience. Mel is engaging , kind and empathetic and gives us so many life lessons that we all need. This book is easy to listen to and easier to take the lessons from. A truly enjoyable experience!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-18-19

Loved it!

Finally a book that spoke to me and helped me to understand why I perceive situations the way I do.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-12-19

Not impressed

After a long intro with some good ideas on the topic there are 6 stories from other people. This book isn't what it presents itself as, feeling pretty ripped off right now.

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  • SnappyCat
  • 02-07-19

Thinking too big

I’ve been paralysed in moving forward with the things I need to do. It’s actually very clear what I need to do. I just can’t move because I haven’t got all the rest of what I’m going to do after I make the change fully planned out. So I do nothing. Stuck stuck stuck. I’m only one chapter in and it’s amazing the insights I’ve had into what’s stopping me. In line with my thinking too big mindset I was going listen to it all in one night. I’m happy to go to sleep now thinking about what I’ve learned about myself so far and how to quiet the busyness of my life so that I can grow. I can’t wait to listen to the book and tackle the workbook. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-26-19

cases study and pragmatic advices to fix your fear

Cases are well picked, so everyone with anxiety problems can relate to one of them.
Analysis are pragmatic and clear to help you to tackle your own issues.
A very good book to help you understand yourself and your own mental pattern.

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  • Betty
  • 03-10-19

Fantastic Book

Found this book to be really interesting. The case studies are real and enabled me to relate. Loved it and I love Mel’s presentation. She’s great to listen to. I want more!

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  • Sabrina Toh
  • 03-06-19

So many light-bulb moments!

I am a huge fan of Mel Robbins. Her coaching and way of talking through things is raw and real...she is a straight shooter and pragmatic in her advice. No beating around the bush. Mel calls it as she sees it and gives you the hard truths you need to hear but also explains why you need to hear it and how to overcome the challenges you didn't even understand until that point. I saw something in myself in each of the people she coached in this book and got so much out of it. It's made me more aware of the challenges I have to work through AND more importantly that I CAN work through them...it's not hopeless. You can reprogram yourself to be more free, confident, connected with others and happy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-18-19

Amazing!

This book is so amazing. I connected so much with Casey’s story and I’m using the tools Mel gave him in my personal life. Thank you Mel!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-17-19

Wow!! What a life changing book

Love Mel Robbins & this book did not disappoint! She is a powerhouse of compassion & kick ass.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-19

Brilliant listening

This is such a well narrated book. Mel gives great insight into controlling fear. The coaching sessions are really great to listen to and the "takeaways" are brilliant. You don't need to be broken to listen to this book, it's practical everyday living solutions. I'm sure everyone can relate to parts of all sessions. I loved it!!