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I have read a lot of self-help books and this one is among the best, if not the top one. The writing is simple, clear and witty. The narrator does it justice and doesn't get in the way of listening to the content. The main reason why this book stands out for me is that it tells you you're going to screw up and, more importantly, how, when, and what to do about it. They authors make you feel completely normal for having tried and failed before -- you see yourself in their examples throughout the book. Then then show you specific fixes for what to do when you're in that emotional/behavioral place again. I haven't actually tried this yet (just finished listening) but if I (and you) can't follow the plan in this book, no one can change.
The book is based solidly on science and research, but retains a real-world view of the challenges of chaging our behavior. The authors provide a special access code for their website where you can see the experiments and get more help than is on the regular part of the website.
There really isn't a negative thing I can say about this book. It's definetly worth a listen no matter what it is you want to change about yourself. Listen to it even if you think someone else really is the one that needs to change (they talk about that in the book).
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I have read/listened to numerous motivational books and speakers.Usually I get motivated for a while, but then it fades away. Rather than being information to tell me why I should change a habit (something I already know), this book delves into WHY I don't change - even though I have lots of reasons to and I really WANT to. It involves just enough scientific research to back up the claims, without getting boring or over-involved. These also showed me why some of the successes in my life happened - I could see the changes I made in relation to the information given. There are excellent tools for figuring out how to make this work for you personally, including access to a companion website.
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