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Over the years, Smith has been able to identify these high-risk traits that often lead to marital, financial, professional, or personal imprudence. These urges exist in all of us, whether it's the belief that an indiscretion is too minor to detect, a mistake is too difficult to repair, or a deceit is too well-hidden to be discovered. But, as Smith shows, we can overcome these negative urges and failings - and even turn them into our strongest assets.
Just as Gavin de Becker's best-selling book The Gift of Fear explains how to recognize and survive universal signs of violence, and as Chip and Dan Heath's best-selling book Switch shows readers how to implement change in their lives, Good Self, Bad Self will teach us how to face and overcome our own denial of impending problems - and how to identify and avoid such situations in the first place.
Smith believes that the way each of us deals with personal character flaws is what dictates whether we're going to be successful or whether we're going to destroy what we, and those around us, have worked so hard to build. In Good Self, Bad Self, she distills years of experience to share the tools we all need to face our mistakes and ultimately overcome them.
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By Sylvia on 07-19-15
Terrible! Don't waste your time
The advice in the book is obvious stuff like "be flexible but not too flexible; be strong but not too rigid; a bad trait can be good and a good trait can be bad; have perspective on your behaviors to avoid crisis"
There I just saved you hours of reading. I guess I was looking for real insight and she has the experience to provide that but she doesn't. Why? Very disappointed and won't be reading anything more from Judy Smith.
The narration is awful!!!! I had to speed up the pace of the playback so I could tolerate her SLOW annunciation of every word. I think that added insult to injury. A horribly read book full of bland, obvious advice.
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