The Breakout Principle

  • by Herbert Benson, William Proctor
  • Narrated by Jeffrey DeMunn
  • 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Would it surprise you to learn that to solve a seemingly unsolvable problem, you need to get up and leave the room? A walk in the woods will help you finish your novel? Humming can make you a better tennis player? Or that completely giving up is the way to succeed? In The Breakout Principle, Dr. Herbert Benson delivers the ultimate self-help principle - simple instructions to activate a powerful biological trigger that converts conflict and confusion into clarity and extraordinary performance, a state athletes refer to as "the zone." More than three decades ago, Benson began to research why some people are devastated by stress while others thrive, turning into a brilliant achievement. The Breakout Principle reports the discovery of an easy-to-access inner switch that increases mental function, enhances creativity and productivity, maximizes athletic performance, and enriches spiritual life. The same internal mechanism that improves a tennis serve or golf putt strengthens your speaking skills, makes you a better negotiator, and fosters inner peace and belief. Dr. Benson and co-author William Proctor explain the cutting-edge science behind the phenomenon in accessible language, clearly describe the four distinct phases of the breakout, and provide simple, step-by-step instructions on how to activate the breakout trigger. The Breakout Principle reveals how to maximize your untapped abilities and powers.


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Good principle, but...

I think the breakout principle is a good idea, however this book does not seem to break any new ground or explain anything out of the ordinary. There was not much in this book to keep my interest, nor was there any epiphones in there. In books like this, I expect to hear some new ideas, new ways of thinking, and little treasures that keep me interested. There were none in this audio book. I found my mind drifting elsewhere when listening as there was too much repetition of old ideas in this book.
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- Warren

You have to get it to get it

This book is ideal for teaching out-of-the-box thinking for individuals and groups. If you're not an idea person to begin with, the concepts might be beyond your reach. The concepts are ethereal but backed by science.

I found the information enlightening, helpful and an affirmation of experiences I've had when I've suddenly been struck by an idea. I can't wait to try the concept with my key staff members.
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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-28-2003
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio