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Take Control of Your Life

How to Silence Fear and Win the Mental Game
Narrated by: Mel Robbins
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
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Summary

Mel Robbins is back! The international bestselling phenomenon and creator of The Five Second Rule and Kick Ass with Mel Robbins returns to help you tackle the single biggest obstacle you face: fear. This life-changing Audible Original features a powerful mix of one-on-one life-coaching sessions and a personal narrative with vital take-aways that you can start using immediately. 

With humor and wisdom, Mel Robbins expertly tackles the fear of change, rejection, and being alone, as well as imposter syndrome and feeling trapped in the wrong career. Each session is a goldmine of discovery as Mel guides you to find your purpose, improve your relationships, and ultimately take control of your life. In these times of high anxiety, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed - that changes right now. If you want the tools to break free from fear and live to your fullest potential, this is a must-listen.

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

©2019 Mel Robbins (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Frighteningly brilliant

This book should come with a warning!! “Do not read unless you want a profound wake up call”!!!

Seriously though, what an amazing experience to share other people’s stories and see yourself in (almost) every example. “I do that” “That’s me”

I guess now I have to face the fear, change the patterns and become the person I want, and deserve, to be. ❤️

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I can save you the bother of listening ...

...in one sentence...find out what provokes fear in you and 'address' it....not especially helpful. Seems like a nice enough woman but not life changing stuff. I'm not a big fan of case histories there's no 6 sizes fit all.

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Very VERY Americanised! (Us British will find it hard to listen)

I want to say I did enjoy this audible and you can always take away some key points!

However being British I really struggled with the Americanised 1 to 1 interviews where it did seem very very set up and false! Never felt genuine, Mels responses were far to quick before the individuals finished there sentences.

I prefer raw, factual, straight forward believable stories where they don’t feel set up, over the top and Americanised!

Yes you can take some good points but overall I would not have chosen this audio and I feel a lot of other British listeners will understand when I say there are some major Cringe moments at the American OTT mentoring going on.

I do not wish to run this audio down but I wanted to be honest.

I liked 5 second rule but this isn’t for me. (So much so I actually pressed the skip button through the interviews because I just couldn’t bring myself to listen to the way they were taking)

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Not for me this time

I normally LOVE Mel Robbins books, but this one just felt contrived. It is 'real' sessions with various people who are held back in achieving their goals due to the fears they hold. On some sessions Mel appeared to coax them into saying how they felt, by a strange coincidence, she too had the same fears/traits as each of the 3 sessions I listened to (I think there are 6)

I will be returning this book, I persevered with a few sessions in the hope it would improve, but to be honest the people just seemed to whinge, with no real issues that needed solving, it was like they just wanted to meet Mel Robbins, so said all the things they thought she wanted to hear, it even made me doubt they were real - it was nothing like Kick Ass which I absolutely loved.

I hope Mel does not churn out any other mundane books like this, stick to the coaching that you are absolutely brilliant at. Make people think differently to bring about change in their life....but not this nonsense with people crying because they had strict parents and they only got 93 in a test - Jeez!!!!!

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Just what I needed

This audiobook explained a lot to me. I needed to hear this to understand what my problem was!

I was a bit concerned as to whether I would find this too much for my shy English way but Mel kept me enthralled right to the end.

I am now off to see what else she has recorded. Thank you, I needed to know how to help myself and now I do.

Highly recommended.

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Mel Robbins is awesome!

Down-to-earth, straight-talking Mel had me laughing out loud a couple of times, and I am so glad I got this book. Will listen again, and probably get some of her other titles as well, but need to work thoroughly through this and the worksheet first. And then, I may probably not need more selfhelp books and can go back to fiction! 😂😂

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AMAZING!

Mel has upped her game which I personally didn't think was possible. She takes the personal development game to a new level. This audio is helping me overcome my desire for perfectionism and get on with LIFE! Love you Mel xox

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The most powerful and valuable listen, ever

I’ve learned so much from this even though I’ve done a ton of work to figure me out in the last 10yrs.
It gets right to the point in a caring, no nonsense way which is deeply moving, helpful and refreshing.
Each coaching session Mel shares here had take aways for me. Now for the action.
I plan on returning here in 6 months with a new review and an update of how much I’ve improved my life after Mel so wonderfully spot lighted a multitude of issues and solutions to take action on.
Game changer.

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Amazing!

Truly on one the best I’ve listened to - and I’ve listened to many! Heaps of key takeaways resonated and brought me to tears as I had my own mini breakthroughs. Highly recommended.

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Life - changing!

Mel is perceptive, compassionate and relatable. I powerfully connected to the issues raised in this book- it opened new and healing ways of dealing with the things that hold so many of us back. One of, if not the most impactful book of its kind I have read (or listened to!)

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  • The non-critic
  • 14-03-19

The fastest 10hr audiobook I've ever heard!

Honestly, this felt to me like a one hour book.
It is LIFE CHANGING, thought-modifying, relationship-building and boundary-setting all at once.
Perhaps because this showed up in Divine Timing for me.
Quite frankly, I was put off by the title as my life is not "out of control", but this has been a great kick in the posterior and a magnifying mirror enlarging my unpolished corners. Time for a shoe shine.
ps- I have never heard of the author prior to getting the book and her accent or voice (not sure which) aggravates me (I was raised abroad).
Yet, I got over myself as the author is as effective as an awful-tasting medicine you know you need.
If you can stomach the truth, the finish will be sweet.
Buckle Up!
Your life is about to change...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-02-19

Stop living in fear

When I turned this book on I wasn't sure what to expect. Much of self help seems to be a repeat of the same stuff (get up early, stop being a victim, meditate, eat healthy, think positive, ect) so I wasn't sure what spin Mel would bring to this topic. I am a big fan of Mel's and did listen to Kick Ass, her last book. I loved Kick Ass so I did have high hopes for this. When I saw Mel mention her new book in her newsletter I downloaded it right away. Now that I've finished–WOW is all I can say. First, it's way way longer than Kick Ass and has tons of information in it. So much. It's all about how fear holds us back and how we can figure out the way that fear affects us as a person and change that. Mel says that it doesn't matter what other habits you have if you're held hostage by fear, and that really rang true with me. Like Kick Ass this book has coaching sessions, but in this case the coaching sessions were more of teaching moment. Then, after each session, Mel would talk for over an hour about each, sharing advice and takeaways. My favorite part of the book was when Mel shared her personal stories. I didn't realize how funny she is! I also liked how there were a variety of people coached. While I definitely resonated with some more than others, I did get something from each one. I also thought it was good how Mel really went through each action item in a ton of detail and shared the research and science behind what she was teaching. As I was listening the only downside was that there is SO much information covered that it was hard to remember it all (I listened to most of it in the car). Which is why I am so happy to see that Audible included a workbook in my library. I took a look at the workbook and saw that the lessons are all summarized which is so helpful! I am going to start filling out the workbook this weekend. Overall, Mel, you have done it again. This book was such an amazing listen and I couldn't believe how many times I nodded my head thinking "SHE GETS ME."

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  • Joshua
  • 13-02-19

Mel Robbins nails this one!!

Wow!! Not sure what to say other than this audio book is pure gold!! If you are on the fence in regards to the purchase, you will not regret it. I love how she uses real life stories and situations to teach. The best part is that you are a VIP inside these coaching sessions. So much value inside! Thank you, Mel :)

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  • Sean Tulien
  • 07-02-19

Silence Your Fears

From a young age, many of us were taught to look on the bright side whenever life beat us down. But according to Mel Robbins, staying positive might actually be causing the beatings life keeps handing out. Mel engages six fear-avoidant friends in deep, honest, and difficult discussions—six living, breathing case studies on silencing lifelong fears. In doing so, every listener becomes a participant in a greater, more meaningful conversation—one that will stick with you long after you're done listening.

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  • Shawn
  • 05-06-19

Take Control of your Life

I felt like this was a counseling session that I could plug into on my time and my terms. What do you do when you feel scared, fearful and full of anxiety? What are your patterns? The stories in this book are real life and I found myself relating to parts of everyone of the stories. I loved this book. I needed this book.

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  • Joy from Warren, MI
  • 27-03-19

Amazing Advice!

When I got this book, I was excited to listen and absorb all the information inside. It was great advice and she offers so many tools! I am happy to say that I have taken her advice and tools and I am working to transform my life into something I can actually enjoy! Thank you so much!! This is a must read for everyone who is struggling to become their most authentic self👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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  • Marshall
  • 08-02-19

Well Balanced Perspective with a Clear Message

This Audible Original series with Mel is really quite powerful. It doesn't build on her earlier release, but instead digs into the real roadblocks to us being able to live a full and fulfilled life. It doesn't seem to matter how big or small our fears, whatever we conjure up - they still manage to slow our progress. She offers some diversity of perspective given the different interviewees and their background. Her voice allows you to accelerate the listening speed and still easily digest the concepts. Well done.

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  • D-Bow
  • 11-02-19

I feel like now I know what to do

Wow. I'm just finishing up this audiobook and I feel like I'm going to need a few days to digest this. I actually had to keep pausing the book to take notes on my phone because there are so many nuggets in here I didn't want to forget. Though I resonated with everyone in this book to some extent, I think I am most like Dan. Sooo much I want to do in this lifetime and there are days it feels like I'm running out of time. But now I understand that by living in that kind of mindset, time is actually moving faster. OMG, so true! So this past weekend I scheduled a few minutes to sloooow way down, and I planned a few bricks for the week. :) Thanks, Mel! Loving your work.

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  • Tiffany Kenyon
  • 26-02-19

WOW! Worth every penny!

This audible was and is going to so influential in helping me rewrite the ending of my story. I was moved to tears multiple times during this audible. I have and am taking steps to de-clutter my physical things and most importantly my mental “things”.

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  • Mark513
  • 11-02-19

Amazing content!

Would absolutely recommend this book. Use the online workbook alongside the audiobook, it has great introspective exercises.
Mel has great energy, I listened to the book at 1.25 speed and it flowed really well.

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