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Paschal

Paschal Cork, Ireland Member Since 2012

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  • "Chimps are stupid"

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    Like all life changing self help books the idea could be written in 1 sentence.



    At the same time, when you listen to the same thing being said out loud 500 times, eventually the penny will drop.



    For me the book was life changing. My biggest challenge was being able to handle other people's bad moods (& my resulting bad moods).



    By understanding the principle, this book has helped me realise what is happening. Because the idea is so simple I have been able to prevent myself from getting into a down (sad) or bad (mad) mood. I have been able to see what is going on (glad). Also even when I get into those moods, it has been able to get me out of those moods. That's no mean feat.



    If it was not simple it would not be possible to overcome a mood. It is a simple and factual idea. The author keeps it simple.



    I know that it will help me for the rest of my life.



    It is one of the best €10s that I have ever spent. For that I am very grateful to Audible.



    I have read or listened to a couple of hundred self help books, 5 of which were life changing for me.



    The 80 20 Principle by Richard Koch.

    Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki.

    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

    Feeling Good by David D Burnes.

    The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters.

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    The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Steve Peters
    • Narrated By Steve Peters
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    Leading consultant psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.

    david says: "Life changing- a must for stress heads"
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  • The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness (






UNABRIDGED) by Steve Peters Narrated by Steve Peters

    The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Steve Peters
    • Narrated By Steve Peters
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    Leading consultant psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.

    david says: "Life changing- a must for stress heads"
  • Mindfulness: The Eight-Week Meditation Programme for a Frantic World (






ABRIDGED) by Mark Williams, Danny Penman Narrated by Mark Williams

    Mindfulness: The Eight-Week Meditation Programme for a Frantic World

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mark Williams, Danny Penman
    • Narrated By Mark Williams
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    Life can be relentless, frantic and exhausting - but it doesn't have to be this way. This is an introduction to Mindfulness, which reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion. Mindfulness is based on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), which is recommended by the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and is as effective as drugs for preventing depression.

    Petrina says: "VERY EASY ON THE EAR"
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen R. Covey Narrated by Stephen R. Covey

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Covey
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    Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new forward and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant.

    Triplecat says: "Highly recommended."
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UNABRIDGED) by Various Authors Narrated by Allan Corduner

    Love Letters of Great Men

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    When Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City movie began reading the book Love Letters of Great Men, millions of women wanted to get their hands on the book. Of course, what could be more romantic than an entire book of love letters, written by men! This edition includes love letters written by Ludwig van Beethoven, Napolean Bonaparte, Robert Browning, Lord Byron, Winston Churchill, Mark Twain, Oliver Cromwell, Pierre Curie, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gustave Flaubert, and many more.

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UNABRIDGED) by Rhonda Byrne Narrated by Rhonda Byrne, contributors

    The Secret

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    Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.
    It has been passed down through the ages, highly coveted, hidden, lost, stolen, and bought for vast sums of money. Fragments of this Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. In this audiobook you will discover the Secret, and you will learn how to have, do, or be anything you want.

    Dominic says: "Terrible advice and quite offensive"
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UNABRIDGED) by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan Narrated by Timothy Miller, Claire Hamilton

    The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

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    • By Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
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    This is an audiobook for busy people. If you want less on your plate and more for your life and career, tune in to the #1 Wall Street Journal best seller, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. The ONE Thing will bring your life and your work into focus. Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan teach you the tricks to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, dial down stress, and master what matters to you.

    Graham Keegan says: "5 out 5"
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UNABRIDGED) by Carmine Gallo Narrated by Carmine Gallo

    Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Carmine Gallo
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    TED talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking around the world. TED and associated Tedx conferences are held in more than 130 countries and are being viewed at a rate of 1.5 million times a day. These are presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use are the same ones that will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking.

    Felipe says: "Highly practical and full of insight"
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UNABRIDGED) by Dale Carnegie Narrated by Andrew MacMillan

    How to Win Friends & Influence People

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    • By Dale Carnegie
    • Narrated By Andrew MacMillan
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    You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

    Rachel says: "Life changing"
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UNABRIDGED) by Rick Hanson Narrated by Rick Hanson

    Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence

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    • By Rick Hanson
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    Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from the good ones. You can change this. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. Dr. Hanson's four steps build strengths into your brain, balancing its ancient negativity bias, making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal.

    Saffy says: "Should be available on the NHS"
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    clive says: "Fascinating, but be prepared to concentrate"
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert T. Kiyosaki Narrated by Tim Wheeler

    Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

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    Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

    Susmitha says: "Fantastic book!! Very useful"
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UNABRIDGED) by Daniel H. Pink Narrated by Daniel H. Pink

    Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us

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    A book that will change how you think and transform how you live.Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people - at work, at school, at home. It is wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and the world.

    Elizabeth says: "Essential motivational theory reading"
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UNABRIDGED) by Gianna Marchesini Narrated by Gianna Marchesini, Francesca Di Modugno

    Visualizzazioni sulle stagioni: Autunno: [Visualization of the Seasons: Autumn]

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    • By Gianna Marchesini
    • Narrated By Gianna Marchesini, Francesca Di Modugno
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    L'audiolibro propone la visualizzazione guidata sull'autunno per il tuo rilassa-mento e per favorire la ricarica della tua energia. La visualizzazione guidata conduce delicatamente e gradualmente in una condizione di rilassamento e scoperta profonda di sé. La visualizzazione sull'autunno ci accompagna in una pas-seggiata fra alberi centenari di castagno, circondati da luce e calore intensi. Questa visualizzazione è adatta per chi ha bisogno di entrare in uno stato di relax e riposo dalle fatiche quotidiane.

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UNABRIDGED) by Cathy Simpson Narrated by Caroline Miller

    10-Day Green Smoothie Detox Plan

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    • By Cathy Simpson
    • Narrated By Caroline Miller
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    Everything you need to know about using green smoothies for weight loss, from how to clean your greens to why sleep is so important, can be found inside these pages. On each day of this 10-day guide, you'll find three delicious smoothie recipes to try, along with helpful tips about how to integrate green smoothies into your life.

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UNABRIDGED) by Bill Taub Narrated by John Eastman

    Automatic Pilot

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    • By Bill Taub
    • Narrated By John Eastman
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    Automatic Pilot is the definitive guide on how to create and write an original pilot. It takes you through the step-by-step process of writing your own pilot script. It is adapted from Bill Taub's very successful UCLA Extension Writers' Program online workshop, Writing a Spec Pilot, which he has been teaching to students all over the world since 2006.

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UNABRIDGED) by Gianna Marchesini Narrated by Gianna Marchesini, Francesca Di Modugno

    Visualizzazioni sulle stagioni: Inverno: [Visualization of the Seasons: Winter]

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    • By Gianna Marchesini
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    L'audiolibro propone la visualizzazione guidata sull'inverno per il tuo rilassa-mento e per favorire la ricarica della tua energia. La visualizzazione guidata conduce delicatamente e gradualmente in una condizione di rilassamento e sco-perta profonda di sé. La visualizzazione sull'inverno induce uno stato di calma e protezione al quale sarà possibile accedere ogni volta che la vita ci proporrà si-tuazioni simbolicamente riconducibili al freddo, al disagio e al pericolo.

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UNABRIDGED) by Bill Corbett Narrated by Bill Corbett

    The Expert's Guide to Teenagers: 10 Interviews with Professionals Who Share What They've Learned

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    • By Bill Corbett
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UNABRIDGED) by Robert Paine Narrated by Russell Stamets

    The Urban Prepper: A City Survival Guide

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Robert Paine
    • Narrated By Russell Stamets
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    The Urban Prepper: A City Survival Guide will guide you and your family through the important steps and considerations that you need to survive any situation in the city. If you are interested in learning how to protect your family from any and all of the inevitable disasters that could potentially happen, this audiobook is your first step to learning how to prepare for any urban emergency situation.

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