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How to Take Charge of Your Life: The User's Guide to NLP

Narrated by: Owen Fitzpatrick
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (269 ratings)

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Summary

Richard Bandler - the world-renowned co-creator of NLP who has helped millions around the world change their lives for the better - has teamed up once again with Italian NLP Master Trainer Alessio Roberti and co-founder of the Irish Institute of NLP Owen Fitzpatrick, to offer a simple yet engaging introduction to the groundbreaking ideas of NLP.

Written in the form of a fable, Choose Freedom is the prequel to The Ultimate Introduction to NLP. Once again Bandler invites readers into his workshops and illustrates the theories and techniques he has spent years developing.

Based around a three-day introductory course, this audiobook will give you the tools you need to start making an effective change today.

From explaining the importance of self-belief and how to change beliefs, to how to control your emotions and negative thinking, and how to create the life you want.

This is an easy-to-read and inspiring account that readers can turn to time and again.

©2013 Richard Bandler, Owen Fitzpatrick, Alessio Roberti (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Richard Bandler is a Leonardo of our times. He is one of our living greats." ( The Guardian Weekend)
"The must have self-help book!" (Paul McKenna)

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Fantastic Book

Highly recommend this book for all, but in particular people that work in a sales role

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Great format

Gradually developed methods and story which was better than just telling you
Clearer understanding because of the format

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More of a narrative than a users guide imo...

More of a narrative than a users guide imo nonetheless the book delivered on several NLP tactics for change both immediate & longer term. I would recommend this to an open minded friend.

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Really enjoyed this book

I like the story of Joe, an an ibeded metaphors in it. really good, simple and short.

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Amazingly helpful book

The information was very useful and could listen to this book over and over again. I wished they had some chapters at the end which reminded you of the techniques though

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Could be better

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No . This is obviously supposed to be an important topic but infusing the story with some kind of banal love interest and descriptions of what people are wearing is just tedious and irritating. I also consider referring to someone as a gorilla is totally unacceptable and unprofessional . Some of the examples given were unorthodox too and slightly dubious.

What will your next listen be?

Mindful meditation

Did Owen Fitzpatrick do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Vaguely

Could you see How to Take Charge of Your Life: The User's Guide to NLP being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Definitely not

Any additional comments?

It would have been better if they just stuck to the theory and not bothered with the badly written banal story.

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Better than expected

The story telling helped me to understand better instead of instructional book of do and donts.

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Insubstantial.

Strange format, bland story, little substance.
Has a bit of a Richard Bandler cult feel to it.

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Some interesting things - odd narration and not exactly a handbook

I found it difficult to get into this audio book. It’s a story of someone attending a seminar, rather than a handbook as it’s titled.

The narrator is one of the authors and I just couldn’t deal with the silly voices when he attempted to put on accents really badly. I can guess what a German or American sounds like without the poor attempt at the accent which really put me off.

However, there are a few interesting concepts that could have been read in less than 30 minutes.

I believe they could do a lot better with a more in depth introduction to NLP rather than a story about the guy who fancied a girl at a 3 days NLP seminar.

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Neither a course or a story

This book gives nlp techniques whilst telling Joe's story about when he attended the course.
I don't think this works as it doesn't give you enough information to really learn the techniques. Instead you get roped into a lame story about him meeting a girl at the course.
I'm all for stories that help you learn but this was a bit disappointing

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  • Tamas
  • 19-07-18

It is cute but superficial from NLP point-of-view

I love that it is an easy-reading (easy-listening) book and It covered the content with a personal story. But from NLP point of view it is very superficial, just a light touch into the field

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  • Hairn
  • 23-05-15

Interesting to the end

I felt like I was in a practioner course , highly recommend to anyone