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Get out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior

Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior
Narrated by: Mark Goulston
Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
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Practical, proven self-help steps show how to transform 40 common self-defeating behaviors, including procrastination, envy, obsession, anger, self-pity, compulsion, neediness, guilt, rebellion, inaction, and more.

©1996 Mark Goulston and Philip Goldberg (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Good tips for recognising self defeating behaviours

Easy to understand self help. Listened to the whole book in a day. Really liked the tips.

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  • Tameko Aubry
  • 25-01-19

LISTEN AND LEARN!

Awesome book! This is extremely necessary to human beings seeking sanity in this world! Dr. G can soothe your soul right to sleep so listening before bed (but set a sleep timer) is ideal-well it is for me. I'd recommend listening to this multiple times, with each listen you'll recognize something new.

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  • Christine
  • 23-11-19

Not bad but nothing new here

I had to skip a lot of chapters that didn't apply to me, and that's fine. The way the book is broken down, it addresses different ways people get caught up and then offers insights to combat them. Not everything is going to apply to every reader. But, the thoughts and ideas offered seem pretty basic. There's nothing really new here. The narration, I'm sorry, is a bit sleep inducing. Very hard to listen to for long stretches.

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  • Lana Tsagareishvili
  • 29-07-19

Absolute must read

Must read to everyone at any stage of life. There will always be something that you can use this book to make life even better. The way it is written makes you decide to start making all necessary changes straight away.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-03-19

Powerful

I never knew so much of my behaviors were based on situations I encountered as a child and inadvertently carried over to adulthood.

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  • Laura M.
  • 31-12-18

Wonderful insight!

I have to admit that I wasn’t prepared to hear all the things that are holding me back, that I myself, am causing in my own life. However, once I get past that, I feel that this book will be extremely helpful to help me realize how I can overcome myself, and get out of my own way. I found the words in this book to be extremely intelligent, well delivered, and eye-opening. Thank you so much for bringing this book to the world, and to me.

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  • Jimmy Hamm
  • 25-07-18

thorough yet concise

This was a very thorough but yet concise approach on suggestions addressing various issues an individual might be going through.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-05-20

Great Educational Piece on living life

Very well thought out work on self improvement and taking control of your outlook and outlook comes.of your life. This book is a must read for anyone suffering from moving forward with their life. It's a be "the driver of your life not a passenger" type of work. Great Audible selection.

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  • Liz Scully
  • 29-04-20

very basic

pleasant enough, but nothing new at all. I'm a coach and was hoping for some new perspectives, but this is very much the same old... if you're totally new to coaching and psychology this is a great basic primer.

Avoid if you're a bit more advanced. I'll be getting a refund

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  • Calcifer kingsbury
  • 07-04-20

Awareness Creator!!!

This book is absolutely incredible. it helps you delve deeper into WHY you react to things the way you do and where the root is. It helps you recognize areas in your life you didn't pay attention to. one of my favorite things is how it mentions that sometimes we need to be the parents our parents never had.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-03-20

Very helpful information on dealing with people

Information was clear and concise, examples were helpful, and pointing out things to remember was great for notes