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How Not to Worry

The Remarkable Truth of How a Small Change Can Help You Stress Less and Enjoy Life More
Narrated by: Glen McCready
Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
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Summary

Worry, stress, anxiety – whichever label you prefer to use – can have consequences that impact not only our lives, but the lives of others around us. When we worry it’s like the engine of our mind is constantly being revved up. It doesn’t allow us time to switch off and rest. It tires us out. And when we’re tired we are less likely to think straight. And when we’re not thinking straight it’s easy to make stupid mistakes and confuse priorities...But relax. There is a way forward.

In How Not to Worry Paul McGee shows us that there is a way to tackle life’s challenges in a calmer and more considered way. It is possible to use a certain degree of worry and anxiety to spur us on towards positive, constructive action, and then leave the rest behind. With down to earth, real life advice, How Not to Worry helps us understand why worrying is such a big deal and the reasons for it, exposing the behavioural traps we fall into when faced with challenges. It then helps us to move on with tools and ideas to deal with our worries in a more constructive way.

Paul McGee is one of Europe's leading motivational speakers and coaches, combining practical strategies with both inspiration and realism. He has spoken in 31 countries to date and is the author of several books, including the bestselling Self-Confidence and S.U.M.O. (Shut Up, Move On).

Building on his academic background in behavioural and social psychology, Paul is also a trained counsellor, a performance coach and a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management.

©2012 Paul McGee (P)2013 Audible Ltd

Critic reviews

"Down to earth, well written and engaging." ( EntrepreneurCountry, May 2012)
"Jam packed with practical tips for lightening you load." ( Zest, September 2012)
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  • 05-06-18

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I felt let down after religion and the power of prayer was introduced into the subject. I lost my mojo for the book after this and regretted choosing it. Clearly, some people will like the subject, but it's not for me.

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banalaties

poorly written. not particularly insightful. stopped after 2 chapters. get Dale Carnegies book on the same subject instead

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Worrying is not bad, irrational worrying is

Three key takeways for me:

1.Control your "mental diet" - limit what and how much content you intake. fear sells, good news doesn't so he wary of this
2. Take a step back and assess what level of influence you have over something: if something happens that you can't control or influence you need to learn to accept it and move forward
3. Find the funny - speaks for itself but laughing or smiling can help ease any situation

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Great book

Loved the book and it's content but oh my, the narrator was not the best.

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love it

Very enjoyable to listen to, as its funny and has many very valid points on life...I shall keep this and re listen in future. Thank to both, writer and a reader for this!

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Easy to understand

What made the experience of listening to How Not to Worry the most enjoyable?

Great narrator, quite humourous in places and the concept of the book is easy to understand.

Would you recommend How Not to Worry to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend it to someone who hasn't read a great deal on this subject but I think it is a bit too simplistic if you are more experienced in this field and like more depth in the material.

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

Again, his delivery is quite droll and his voice has got a nice tone.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I didn't, but I could have done because it was easy and enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

There are some interesting anecdotes used as examples. Listening to it is a litte bit like reading good quality advice columns.

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Another timeless classic by Paul McGee

This book is a must listen to for anyone who has ever struggled with worry or if you’re living with someone who is a worrier. Thanks Paul!

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Did not like it at all

It didn't help me at all, It just me feel like if I was stressed about something. It's not a pleasant listen I'm sure it can help some people but I couldn't even finish it I got around halfway through.

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Worry, Anxiety and Stress

Great to get an informed view on worry. Good read/listen. Well presented, easy listening.

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Amazing!

I loved the narrator and have learnt a lot. I suffer badly from anxiety but I think I’ll be able to apply the teachings of this book to my daily life.