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I really enjoyed the narration. Very calm well read. It made listening to the whole thing easy and pleasant. Very useful knowledge too. I plan to follow the instructions and heal myself and elevate my self image and my success. This is a great book for everyone and a must read for anyone who feels crippled by challenges and that has the same challenges repeat over and over again.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
One of the most powerful books I've discovered. Great mind tools for high performance. A Must read.
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There are many versions of this book, some edited by other people, some are only 'based' on psycho cybernetics, some are the original text from Dr. Maltz. But this one beats all of them. Good audio quality, narrated by the author, and effectively modernized to make it more appealing. Great Product!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
I listen to a lot of this kind of thing because I'm interested in the psychology of performance and confidence. I downloaded this because it had a scientific sounding title, it talk about a 'mind technology' which always convinces the gullible like me, and because I've liked Dan Kennedy's marketing books.
What a mistake!
The audiobook is a development on Dr Maxwell Maltz's work by Dan Kennedy and the "Psycho-Cybernetics Institute" and takes the listener through a series of techniques and behaviours to improve one's self image presented in quasi-scientific way.
The late Dr Maltz is presented as prophet in his field, apparently inventing visualisation, which will come as a surprise to those civilisations who have been meditating for millennia. So reverently does Dan Kennedy refer to Dr Maltz's work you'd assume he was one of the leading psychologists of the last century.
He was a plastic surgeon.
That pretty much tells you all you need to know.
The content of the book covers the basic bases of developing a positive self image, but the techniques and examples are well past their sell by date, embarrassingly so in some cases, superseded by newer and much better researched works.
The narration combines Dan Kennedy (a marketer) and archive material of Dr Maltz.
For a guy who wrote books like "The No BS Guide to Direct Marketing" you might expect a strident, confident presenter but instead Kennedy is pretty meek and laid back to the point of somnambulism. Not that this stops him coming across as arrogant as he frequently tells the listener about his public speaking gigs when he is rubbing shoulders with luminaries such as Bill Cosby. Oh! How I bet he wishes he could edit that out.
Kennedy confesses to being no motivational speaker (and ain't that the truth) by he is a positive Anthony Robbins compared with the speak-your-weight-machine-monotone of Dr Maltz.
And why offensive? Two particular areas literally made me wince out loud. The first example from Dr Maltz, when he tells us that any actress who doesn't learn her lines or "look after her looks" should soon find herself out of work. It's an old fashioned view of women but this is archive material.
There is no such mitigation for Kennedy's assertion that both depression and cancer can be attributed to a bad attitude.
For that damaging, narrow-minded, idiotic comment alone this book should be deleted from Audible's catalogue and consigned to history.
10 of 17 people found this review helpful
This program is great. The only issue I feel is that some of the topics are spoken from a high-level points of you and simply call to refer to the guide book for exercises. What I would love to see is more step-by-step process of how to achieve the topics and the ideals which are discussed in the book
recommend to everyone ....a must for self image ...self improvement...
best thing I ever listen to
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