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Stuck in a rut? Lack the discipline to accomplish your goals? Always find yourself waving the white flag in surrender? Having a string of shitty days, weeks, months, maybe even years? If you answered "yes" to any of those, then this is the audiobook you've been waiting for. 

The PMA Effect teaches the methods for achieving your goals. No matter how high you set the bar, it comes down to one vital principle: developing a positive mindset. Change your mindset. Change your life. PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) can sustain you through any difficult circumstances. You'll learn to deal with stress more efficiently. You'll develop the skill set and determination to never quit at tasks, to push through fear and manifest your thoughts, hopes, and dreams into reality. In essence, The PMA Effect is the blueprint to becoming that badass, super-human that lives inside each and every one of us.

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love this book!

Great book, highly recommend to anyone who need that push themselves and achieve the impossible.

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Love John Joseph

I love me some John Joseph...his hard hitting, in your face honesty is so refreshing. This is my second John Joseph book and I loved them both. as a vegan triathlete, I can relate to some of what John does. He is so inspiring. it would be AMAZING to meet him someday. I would even buy dinner. 😀

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Be cautious of the pseudo science

There are some good things in this book but also be careful of the pseudo science. Maybe it’s a flaw of audio books but many times over the author will say “science has proven this” but there is no references to studies, articles, etc. also be cautious of the diet items. As some one who was a certified nutrition coach, I agree with John on many points (no processed food, no fast food, etc). But you can not point to one or two people who eat a certain way and say to follow their diets and you will be successful. Also research the diet focused movies he references and you will find loads of controversy. I was vegan for many years and I did it correctly (yes that candy may be vegan but it isn’t good for you) and it decimated my body. Once I threw in some fish every now and then or chicken/eggs my health rebounded, my mind became active again and all the health issues I had went away. Always eat breakfast? No, sorry. That doesn’t work for every one. In fact I feel better and perform better when I skip breakfast at least three to four times a week.

What it comes down to is finding what works for you. The problem with so many of these books is that a majority of people I speak to about stuff like this just ingests what the book says and when it doesn’t work for them, give up. Outside the basics (lots of fresh organic veggies and some fruits) we all tend to need different things. So experiment and find what works best for you. Don’t support the meat industry by any means but if you need meat or fish go find the farmers market and get some
from your local farm. Yes it’s pricy but it will help you not eat as much of those things. A few times a week is fine.

There are many good points in this book. I don’t come at this just from a “science based” mind. And I believe veganism can be good for a lot of people, but not every one. But agree with John that learning to cook your own food and avoid all the junk out there is key. I’d even say learn to grow your own food. It gives you a deeper connection with what you eat. Even if you plant one kale or chard plant in your back yard. You will be amazed at how much you get from that one plant and you may be more willing to put those greens in to each meal you eat.

Production work is a bit rough. Would have been nice if there were a few more pauses between some sentences.

Overall a decent book but not one I’ll recommend if I am being honest. I recommend “Evolution of a Cro-Magnon” by Mr. Joseph as I think it’s a much more inspiring book.

(Please know I write these things as some one who used to be right at 300 lbs and now weighs half of that)

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Whips your ass into shape, mentally and physically!!!

I downloaded this title completely unaware John Joseph was the author! As a hardcore kid in the 80’s I was a fan of Cro-Mags, and Bad Brains, so this is the reason I listened to what I first judged to be a cocky New York accent which kinda pissed me off with the things he said about diet, and some other things! But you know what?
He’s 100% right on every issue! I’m starting a new business, and have always had a PMA, but this book has shown me ways to “trim the fat” and achieve my goals without a bunch of hippie dippy BS! This book stung me a little bit, but I’m not a “pussy” so I finished it with a new respect for animals, and New Yorkers! 😊😉
Great Book! Give it a chance and you’ll finish it with a new outlook on life!

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Sound advice

John speaks from the heart. If someone like him has the ability to turn it around so do I.

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Fantastic listen

This guy talks the talk and has walked the walk. I found it authentic and inspiring. Thank you John for writing this and reading this to us on Audible. Love the New York accent!

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couldn't put it dowm!!

Loved this book! Couldn't put it down.. Just got real!! can't wait to read nest book.

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Love it!!

I truly enjoyed this book. Inspirational on many levels. I really enjoyed John Joseph narrative as well!!

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Great listen. I'll be listening again for sure.

John's delivery is so unique and it really resonated with me. He seems so genuine.

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Get off your ass!

This was a great listen. If you are into punk rock or just feel like you need a life change this really helps you get out of your funk. John tells it like it is and its pretty funny.

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  • V-Dana
  • 03-13-21

The book for everyone out there!

Absolutely loved it! John Joseph is the man who's been there and experienced it all and I am really grateful that he spent 2 and half years creating this book and that this book crossed my path. I know I will definitely be coming back to this back for ass kicking and motivation since I don't have anyone around me so PMA focused!!!

John's story is definitely inspirational and motivational and my next book will be his first book.

John's narration gives just that little extra what you need to get the points across.

Everyone will benefit from The PMA effect!!!!!

Thank you John 🙏

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  • Adam Sadiq
  • 12-16-20

Twice and three times

John is a legend and he presents this knowledge as someone who has tried and tested it. He also tells it in a humble and clear manner, without dryness and preachiness. Application of the knowledge and experience in here will take me or anyone work but isn’t that where the gold is? Here goes.

Keep up the good work (and the PMA) John!!! 🤟🏽🤟🏽🤟🏽🤟🏽🍀

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  • KB
  • 10-25-20

Start to finish - inspiring

From the start to the finish this book is inspiring. A great mix of personal stories from John Joseph’s life, people he knows, spiritual teachers and metaphors.
I’m glad I listened to the audible version, John’s passion comes across with every word and imprints in your brain in the best way possible. 10/10

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  • teresa anne hess
  • 04-20-20

Gratitude = Attitude

This book has helped change my life. More inspired than ever to achieve my goals. A must read for anyone who needs that positive kick.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-21-21

The Self Help book to end all self help books

Perfection - it’s the same message but without sparkly bits - John Joseph tells it as it is.

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  • L. Jones
  • 09-02-21

Disappointing

Just a very angry man sharing his life experience and anyone that doesn’t “man up” is a failure. Hardy PMA. Don’t waste your money on this diatribe

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  • Joe Doyle
  • 04-25-21

Wow, it was as good as they say

Brilliant book and every bit as good as the reviews said it would be. Delighted to have read it.

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  • Dominik short
  • 01-09-21

a kick in the pants, real life, motivation

Great that's its resd by John. His real life is of language and long road of learning, as a work in progress make this relatable and encouraging. highly enjoyable with lots of wonderful anecdotes,quotations and links to further learning..

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-18-20

Awsome 🌱

What more can I say than this book was profoundly life changing ! PMA all day long ✌🏻

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  • Flo
  • 08-10-20

Authentic and inspiring

JJ is a total Legend - this was a fantastic listen and I know I’ll return to it for a kick up the necessary!

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  • Sharon Noyce
  • 09-19-21

loved it!!

making changes from day 1
if you don't mind the swearing, for emphasis, you'll definitely find it powerful

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  • Ian Morelli
  • 01-14-21

Motivating

I slowly got into it after a few chapters. Then I started to feel more understanding the principles of the book and it's relation to my own behaviours. When I got to the last chapter I did not want it to finish so I listened to it 3 times. I felt empowered from the PMA message

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-08-20

Another great book by the wonderful John Joseph

Always an inspiration John! This man has inspired me to make a lot of changes in myself all for the better. Can't wait for his next book to be released!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-13-20

Brilliant. John’s style, in John’s voice.

So glad I bought this as the audio book. Nothing better than having John reading it to you himself in his own voice. He has a solid consistent message. John deals it out in his own style, underpinned by so much peace, goodness and hard earned wisdom. Having heard and loved John on podcasts, this is like an 8 hour podcast full of authentic stories and really genuine kind guidance. I know I’m going to listen to this more than once.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-05-20

loved it. practical, honest, engaging. thankyou

inspiring, practical advice and tips. engaging story and examples. john joseph is an amazing human being.

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  • Nate
  • 03-05-20

Life Changing without the Bullshit!

This was truly inspirational, motivating and energizing to not only the mind but body and soul as John would say 🤙

I’ve shared this more times then I can remember and the best part about this book is?? It’s raw and holds the upmost integrity for what truly can be a shines in life!

Get this book into ya life people it’s fucken brilliant 👌

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-25-19

Amazing.

A perfect guide for life. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to better themselves. Get some of that PMA in ya.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-21-19

bad ass speaking the truth

now john Joseph speaks in a way that reaches inside of me that is easy to interpret, but also moves and motivates like no other! cheers John! peace

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-16-19

Effing Good Book

This is one book you must listen to rather than read. Hearing John swear and carry on gives do much more to this book. Great info delivered beautifully. Probably the best audio book that I have heard.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-19

amazing book! inspirational, motivational!

I really loved it! very inspirational and full of energy! I really recomend it! amazing story.