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Shook One

Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me
Narrated by: Charlamagne Tha God
Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
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Summary

Charlamagne Tha God, New York Times best-selling author of Black Privilege and cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, reveals his blueprint for breaking free from your fears and anxiety to reach that elusive next level of success.

Fear is holding you back. It’s time to turn the tables and channel your fears to actually fuel your success.

Being 'shook' is more than a rap lyric for Charlamagne, it’s his mission to overcome. While it may seem like he is ahead of the game and should have nothing to worry about, he is still plagued by anxieties - fear of being weak; fear of being a bad dad; fear of being a worse husband; and, ultimately, fear of failure. Shook One chronicles his journey to beat back those fears and empowers you to no longer be held back from your potential.

Shook One details the ways anxiety has been a driving force in Charlamagne’s life since childhood. For many years, he stressed over what he thought were personal shortcomings: being unpopular in school, potential rejection by women, being ugly and, worst of all, falling into the life of stagnation or crime that caught up so many of his friends and family in his hometown of Moncks Corner, South Carolina.

Even after achieving national prominence as a radio personality, Charlamagne still found himself paralysed by thoughts that he wouldn’t be able to take his career to the next level. But now, in Shook One, he is working through these problems with help from mentors, guests on his show and therapy. He knows therapy and showing weakness are anxiety producing in the black community, but this is one of the reasons he wants to own his truth - to clear a path for others in hopes that they won’t feel shame while dealing openly with their mental health.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Charlamagne Tha God (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

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I recommend

This was an extremely informative read!!! I recommend to anyone going through any form anxiety.

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Great Listen

I was surprised by how much I liked this book and how engaging it was. CTG does a great job of narrating and he is very easy to listen to. I appreciate how honest and open he was, and it's great that a black man in the entertainment industry has done so, I'm sure this will help a lot of people! The added input from the psychologist was also a nice touch.

I will be purchasing the other book.

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Helped me with my anxiety on so many levels definitely worth the money get this book

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well laid out

Great explanation of experiences connecting it to anxiety, good lessons within life learning through fear helping growth and understanding identifying the current moment.

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Truth

Charlamange's whole take on social media and spending excessive time on your phone is one of the realest things I've read/heard. anyone who is trying to lead a meaningful life and struggles with pressures of life this book is an amazing read

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Good book

Loved it. Now I know I'm not alone in some things I feel and go through. Good book all round.

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very helpful insight into anxiety

ĺooked at fears at various aspects of life: career, youth, family and ways to manage them

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Excellent listen and insight to anxiety

I found this a realy good listen, the content, narration and subject of the book. From the off this book is very personal insight to the author and unapologetic which I found appealing when relating to his journey with anxiety. Definitely recommend it for anybody that is interested in exploring their own anxieties and is having a challenge and fear in the first step which is I believe is accepting that there is something that needs to be looked at internally.

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brilliant

this book was a real eye opener for me. I really enjoyed listening to it

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Love Charlamagne!

This was a great listen. So proud of him like I know him. The openess is just what the world needs!