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Fitness is hard. It doesn't ever get easier, either. We just have to get better.

This book will help you get better.

The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation is fitness expert Mike Matthews' personal, practical blueprint for radical transformation, inside and outside the gym. It contains practical scientific research, compelling stories, and time-proven tactics that will help you discover and tap into the inner strength you need to take control of your body and life.

Here's a sneak peek of what you'll find inside:

  • The easiest way to instantly increase your willpower and self-control in any situation, no matter how you feel in the moment
  • Three science-based psychological “tricks” you can use to stay strong during moments of temptation
  • A simple 10-minute technique for beating procrastination that will skyrocket your productivity
  • How to inoculate yourself against "Great Western Disease" of “I'll be happy when...” and find immediate joy and satisfaction right where you are
  • The “What, When, Where, If, Then” method of planning that can make you up to 240 percent more likely to follow through on your intentions

The bottom line is this: The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation is a backpack companion for everybody who wants to be better than they are now.

Armed with the information you'll learn inside, you're going to start living life with more energy, enthusiasm, and nerve. You're going to develop a new paradigm for interacting with yourself and your environment. And if you really take these lessons to heart, you might just enter a new, transformative period of your life and discover that you're capable of far more than you ever thought possible.

Listen to this book today, and by the end of it, you will never again wonder what it takes to get and stay motivated to build the body and life of your dreams.

©2018 Michael Matthews (P)2018 Michael Matthews

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Old news

I’ve read all Mike’s books and love them, this one however I found quite dissapointing as I didn’t hear anything new. It’s all old research presented with a new cover. Sorry I can’t be more positive...

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Excellent

Mikes latest book is definitely on par with the rest of his masterpieces. I thourghly enjoyed listening to it, so much so that I I will definitely be listening to it again very soon.
His enthusiasm for fitness and positivity shine through in this book and it is extremely motivating, I couldn't put it down. Highly recommended

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Better than expected

The title didn't do the book justice. Thought it might just be cheesy fitspo quotes. But so many good scientific, psychological insights. Especially appreciated the advice that talking too much about our goals makes us feel like we've already achieved them, and too much comparison to others diminishes the optimism and gratitude that's key to emotional wealth. Led me to delete Instagram and kill a lot of my social media timesucks. Also discovered the joy of a new morning routine which is waking up early to an audio book plus a long walk.

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  • Simon
  • BLACKWOOD, United Kingdom
  • 10-09-18

A superb motivationa tool to get you off your a$$

For some reason I couldn’t download this for the first week after it was released, however, now that it has I have listed to it intently. Mike has a great way of talking which is both enthusiastic and engaging to listen too. His stories are excellent and have helped me overcome a lot of “lazy” moments.
Honestly, well worth listening too. Great stuff Mike (again!)

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  • rana
  • 08-09-18

Brilliant

I had a great time listening to this book. Done in two days. I am struggling with finishing my doctoral dissertation end of this year. Many of the doubts and the second thoughts I am experiencing are featured in this book. In many parts I had a feeling that Mathews is speaking directly to me. It actually helps a lot when we realize that we are not struggling alone and there is a way to end the suffering and do the work.

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  • Jordan S
  • 06-09-18

Mike Matthews has done it again!!!

This is by far the best book I have read to get my motivation going. Mike Matthews continues to impress with his writing and this may be, in my opinion, his best book yet. he is very engaging, motivating and no BS. I have been working out for many years now and will every now and then go through a slump of motivation. After reading this, I know what it takes to overcome those slumps not just in my workouts but in my life. Mike says some of the most encouraging words I have ever heard. I highly recommend reading this book and telling your friends and family about this so they can to better their lives. Great job Mike. I plan on reading this again and again.

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  • Nans
  • 04-09-18

No Nonsense, straight up and to the point(s)!

In this book, Matthews gives it to you as it is. No fluff, while still being able to weave in depth useful psychology, that can be used in almost any aspect of your life. A definite must read. 👍

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  • Mike
  • 03-09-18

Diamond in the rough

Before we start the review, I think you should know my background. I’ve run several dietary supplement companies and am currently writing a book on nutrition. My entire career is nutrition/fitness, and I walk the walk. The book was read while biking 2-hours through a thunderstorm after doing a brutal Starting Strength Squat workout and jogging 3-miles.

Oh, and this insane behavior is normal. I’m out here biking 2-3 hours every day. It’s another average Monday on day 56 of a cut that’s stripped 23 pounds (and counting) off my frame.

All that biking means a lot of time in the saddle. This is spent, you guessed it, with audiobooks. ~400 of them as of this writing.

I know this sounds like I’m bragging, and perhaps I am. But it’s all a build up so you actually listen to what I have to say.

Now here’s the thing. I don’t read nutrition books on audible any more. I’ve been through all the bestsellers and they’re basically all garbage. Sure, they’re written well. But the information is pseudo-science or just plain wrong.

There are however, a mere handful of them that I would recommend. Among those, Michael Matthews Bigger Leaner Stronger currently stands at my #1 pick.

That said, his new book is more of the same. Outstanding writing that cuts to the heart of the matter.

Most of the world is sitting on their couch pushing dopamine buttons with a combination of fast food, reality TV, and FaceBook feeds.

I’ve seen the results of that life and it’s hell on earth. As Zig Ziglar says, you don’t pay the price for success, you enjoy the benefits of success. You pay the price for failure.

Been paying that price yourself? Sick of living a life you know isn’t your best life?

Read this.

We all have something to work on. Personally I have more issues than the next 10-people. I struggle with this just as much as you do. We all need a little pick me up now and then.

I will warn you though. This book is not for weenies. Excuses are unwelcome at this party.

Mike pulls no punches. If you’re looking for some feel good crash diet nonsense, this isn’t your book. If you’re afraid of hard work, this isn’t your book.

But if you’re looking to change your life, start here.

Then get off your ass and do the damn work already.

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  • Aaron
  • 21-09-18

Outstanding!!

This isn't another "feel good" motivational book on improving your body and life. Mike explains exactly how and offers exercises that can drastically change how we live for the better. Excellent!

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  • Michael Owen
  • 20-09-18

The price of success

This book is a must read for anyone hoping to achieve or help others achieve new heights in fitness. I work in the Industry, lead hundreds of fitness professionals, who are; responsible for helping thousands of clients along the path to realizing the best versions of themselves. Michael does an amazing job of illustrating that we must be willing to understand and pay the price for success. The book is an easy and fun read. The book is loaded with practical activities you can try. The bonus material is excellent. 5-Stars all the way around. Thanks Michael for improving for life and consequently; those whose lives I touch!

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  • SHELLEY
  • 20-09-18

Very Motivational

This book has great strategies to become more successful at achieving your goals. For me, I had to sort of make it through some parts that were not interesting to me. He speaks a lot about people in history, and I got much more out of the examples of tricks I can do right now to be more likely to do what I say I am going to do. The book was a great purchase if I learned one thing to help me, which I learned a few. I have been talking to several people about it, and recommended it to someone struggling to do what is needed in her life.

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  • Dan Brinkman
  • 20-09-18

Better than his other very good books

I’ve read a few of Matthews other books which were very good honestly and clearly written. This one is his best. You won’t be disappointed.

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  • Calvin
  • 13-09-18

awesome as always

As per usual Mike Mathews delivered another well researched and thought provoking book that drives action.


side note: thank you for reading this. If I had to hear another "Hawhey" (whey) from your previous voice actor I would literally lose my mind.

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  • GW
  • 13-09-18

Must read

Amazing inspirational book and not just for the workout but for life. All the references in the book are great and so informational, they all tie very well to the topic. I highly recommend it to everyone, older kids and adults.
Natalie