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

Narrated by: Mark Goulston
Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)
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Summary

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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  • 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
  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-02-19

Meh..

I enjoyed the content, but the narrators voice is like fingernails down a chalkboard. I found it difficult to finish the recording.

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  • Albina Terpetska
  • 02-02-19

Another Insightful and Practical Masterpiece of Dr. Goulston

What I appreciate about Dr. Goulston’s books is his not only sharing valuable and insightful information, but putting his heart in his words. As an author, Dr. Goulston truly cares about the reader and does this best to give them all they need to change their own lives and help others to change their lives for better. Dr. Goulston even included specific action steps to made it easier for the reader. If you are an action taker, you can’t fail following the practical advice in this book.

Wishing you success in implementing what you learn from Dr. Goulston!

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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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  • 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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  • Todd
  • 15-12-18

Absolutely wonderful

The grandfatherly kindness and wisdom conveyed in Mark Goulston’s voice in this audiobook definitely enriches the content. He is the wise elder I often find myself looking for. And he’s just such an effective communicator. The examples for each chapter are so compelling, and his commentary on them couldn’t be more succinct nor revealing.

I will listen to this again and again.

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  • Tim
  • 04-12-18

Worth the time

Good book full of good reminders, new thoughts and solid advice. Reminded me of things I knew I should. E doing, provided useful new insights and overall helped me move forward on some self defeating behaviors

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  • Kristal LaPorta
  • 03-12-18

Intelligent

Powerful and insightful. Accurate, with a deep understanding of human nature. The stories and overall book are very easy to follow.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-03-19

Uninspiring

Could not finish this book. Though the concept is good, the execution the is bland.

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