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  • Self Confidence

  • The Remarkable Truth of Why a Small Change Can Make a Big Difference
  • By: Paul McGee
  • Narrated by: Paul McGee
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Have you ever wondered how different your life would be if you increased your confidence by just 10%? Paul McGee has – and in this audiobook, he explains what confidence is, where it comes from, why it's important, and how to develop it in yourself and others. Not only does the audiobook deal with confidence in business, romance, social situations, and all areas of life, it explodes common myths, including why 'over-confidence' and 'under-confidence' are both harmful. Loaded with practical tips on bouncing back from a setback and feeling confident in challenging situations

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I feel more confident

  • By Sharon on 29-11-16

A great starting, but you'll need more!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-14

Would you try another book written by Paul McGee or narrated by Paul McGee?

I did. He know what he's talking about and is an amazing performer with great ideas. His books are necessary "first steps" and light enough not to overwhelm but you'll definitely need a deeper book on the topic when you're done.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I like it the way it was. It serves it purpose perfectly. It is the starting point.

Did Self Confidence inspire you to do anything?

Make changes in my life and dive deeper into the subject.

Any additional comments?

A fantastic starting point to those with confidence and self esteem issues, as well as those with feelings of self-doubt.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Chimp Paradox

  • The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
  • By: Prof Steve Peters
  • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,514

Leading consultant psychiatrist 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be taught in Primary Schools!

  • By ChloetheMum on 17-07-12

You'll understand yourself, people and the world

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-14

Where does The Chimp Paradox rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The best book on social psychology I have read and frankly am afraid I may ever read. Have no doubt, this is truly amazing stuff.

What other book might you compare The Chimp Paradox to, and why?

Books on self confidence, books on self esteem, books on persuasion and manipulation (for suffers not sales guys and power mongers even though they'll probably get some ammunition out of it). It covers concepts that applies to so so much and does it so well.

What aspect of Steve Peters’s performance might you have changed?

He's not that engaging even though the material is absolutely revolutionary. I enjoyed the book and mainly used the audio-book to ingrain it into my mind so I never forget the concepts I have heard. But you may miss a lot of gold by simply not "paying attention" due to the delivery.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

From start to finish. The self-confidence aspect of performing your best instead of the best may sound like "loser-speak" but has since got me everything from high-end competitive job offers to dates to a driving licence. One day i'll teach that lesson to my children and then their children.

Any additional comments?

The best it gets. It's by a doctor not a guru so it's realistic and credible, it's revolutionary, and I don't care if you're a high end CEO or a person with self-esteem issues. This will improve you're life in some way!!

  • The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

  • By: Dr. Nathaniel Branden
  • Narrated by: Dr. Nathaniel Branden
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

Immense in scope and vision and filled with brilliant insights into human nature, this program is the ultimate work on the psychology of self-esteem. Listen and find out the strength Dr. Branden's six pillars will award you.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Informative but dull

  • By Ben T. on 15-04-15

Taken advantage of often or act fake? Read this

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-14

What did you like most about The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem?

In depth discussion of why people doubt themselves. A bit heavy for a first read if you're finally taking a step to change your life. Come back after the second or third book, then it's pure magic (Steve Peter's chimp management and Paul Mcgee's Self Confidence are good starters the Brene Brown's The Gift of Imperfection). Awful audio though but it's worth it.

What other book might you compare The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem to, and why?

Paul Mcgee Self confidence, Steve Peter's Chimp management.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Dr. Nathaniel Branden?

Andrew Macmillan

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It's talk on self acceptance and self assertion are nothing short of life changing. Self responsibility seems helpful for those who feel they don't have a habit on life, but if you're buying the book for you, i'm guessing you're aware that you "can" change your life.

Any additional comments?

If you have self confidence issues, and have actively been trying to address it buy reading and making life changes this is can be final nail in the coffin for your self doubt and lack of self worth. Along with it's much long awaited burial ceremony.

11 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Quiet

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • By: Susan Cain
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Susan Cain’s groundbreaking book Quiet, brilliantly read by Kathe Mazur. In Quiet, the international best seller, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with real stories, Quiet will permanently change how we see introverts - and how you see yourself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking A+

  • By Theodore on 10-01-13

Necessary read if you suspect you're one

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-14

Where does Quiet rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Definitely the best I've read about this topic

What was one of the most memorable moments of Quiet?

Finding out it's normal and not something you should change but accept and work with.

What does Kathe Mazur bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Calming voice, a necessary sensitivity to a subject so easy for those who are averse to reading and accepting their stance due to society's aversion of the trait.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me understand and see the unsung benefits of the trait as the world will constantly remind you of the perceived disadvantages, which this book demystifies greatly and credibly.

Any additional comments?

If you like alone time, find your phone a nuisance at times, and find too much company draining. READ THIS BOOK.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful