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Unf*ck Yourself is the handbook for the resigned and defeated, a manifesto for real-life change and unleashing your true potential.

Have you ever felt like a hamster on a wheel, furiously churning your way through life but somehow going nowhere? Like the happiness you seek, the relationship you crave or the career you've always wanted are constantly out of reach? If the answer to these questions is yes, then you are a victim of your own self-doubt. And now is the time for you to unf--k yourself.

This is not the usual self-help book. This is blunt-force trauma to the way you think life has to be for you. Most importantly, it is designed to give you an authentic leg up - one that feels genuine and right for you and can propel you to new levels of greatness. It will teach you not to look to the outside world for answers but inside yourself. You will learn how to take full responsibility for your life, the highs and the lows, and you'll actually feel good about it - no, in fact, you'll feel f--king great about it!

©2016 Gary John Bishop (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • MJ
  • 03-11-19

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Full of americanisms, no real logical flow and although it says it’s “not like those woo woo books” it’s exactly like that!

There are a couple of truth bombs in there - 1) were all going to die so get on with living 2) Stop listening to your own crap and get on with it... saved you a couple of hours there!

It’s not great if I’m honest!

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Concise, pithy, honest

I loved this book, it is quite contrarian in the self-help genre as it is honest.

There are some points I have some reservations about but on the whole, I agree with the premises that much of our experience is of our own making and that an honest self-appraisal will do us the world of good.

Not one to stoke the profitable victim-mindset, and no upselling (for conferences, etc) ultimately he is saying that you are the author of your own reality and that you should own it. There are zen-like moments which seem disturbing on the surface but on reflection actually bring peace.

I have read this book, particularly a few chapters several times now and it has inspired me to tackle a few issues, as a consequence I have inspired some positive action in a few others (mindset is contagious.) E.g. I was nervous about travel (money, safety, practicalities), however I have looked into the matter, prepared, and found out that in fact it is not only very affordable (less happy hours) but very achievable, and very enjoyable, somewhat empowering too. I’ve also got into Microadventures, others are following suite. A minor example but it paid to listen to this (almost on repeat) as opposed to the scaremongering, negativity, and fake news that abounds.

This is a small investment which even if it inspires one small new improvement or positive idea, is worth the 1-3 pints it cost.

I recommend it.

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Inspiring

Great listen, some very good aha moments that stick with your mind, recommend taking notes

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It works. Clear and straight forward advises.

It's helps to imagine oneself on the death bed and think about things we didn't do. Let's do more.

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Short, sweet and straight to the point

I live personal development, so i chose this ans listened to this all in one go when I needed a pick me up out of a dark place I'd got myself in my head and it worked. Great short book, will keep in my library to listen to again.

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Highly recommended

Loved it! Exactly what I needed to be told without any jargon! A highly recommended read.

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First look at.

Watch CPGGrey Video How to be Misrable. If you enjoy you will love this book.

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Basic Level 1 self development

I personally found this a waste of time and money. didn't really explore any new concepts. wasn't any novel information. should've been titled self development for dummies. felt like I f*cked myself with this purchase.

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Usual self help nonsense heard a million times

The first thing which annoyed me were the Americanisms. The author is Scottish yet kept referring to 'touchdowns, superbowl, dollars, dow jones' and a host of many other Americanisms.

Such an obvious attempt to please where he wants his cors audience to be. Well, you're Scottish, mate - as am I - so stop being fake and be yourself.

Really though the worst thing was how he on multiple occasions claimed the book wasn't 'like every other self help woop woop' [sic] book, when in fact it's EXACTLY what it is.

Affirmations, believe in yourself, you're amazing - all the usual rubbish aimed at motivating you for 5 minutes with figurative high fives which try to fool you into thinking you've taken action just by reading it.

Absolutely avoid this paint by numbers, self help broken record and try an autobiography on or from someone who has actually done something with their life and is telling their story. Learn from examples, not 'yeah dude, you're awesome' bile like this.

Will be claiming a refund.

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Awesome narration

Thank you for this book. Real life talking and how to do it. Making it sound truly possible without the tambourine!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-09-18

Recommend to everyone!

I loved it and will listen to it again later. Something about the Scottish accent and the authors humour gets to me.

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  • Daniel
  • 12-10-17

Worth a listen

Was a decent enough listen but maybe lacked a bit of actual content and relied to much on quotes.

Felt a bit like it was following in the footsteps of other books but failed to give an open an honest account, I couldn’t relate to the content because it was so generic.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-05-21

Practical Brilliant Advice

Although hard to hear at times, this book really kicked me into action. Thank you!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-21

Short sweet and to the point

Motivating with the language that works for me. Interesting Scottish accent too. I recommend. Go for it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-12-20

exceptionally

this are bitter truth that we dont tell ourselves I mean y'all need to go and unfuck your life stop spinning around things.... I really loved the book ill be making the 7 assertions into a portrait for my daily reminder

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-11-20

Good motivation but no substance

Unexplained quotes and general babble make this short book a bit rubbish. Overall a lot of the messages are great but the book feels a bit short and rushed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-11-20

a perfect story on how to unf$%^ yourself.

I love it. A well written journey and easy to follow points to live by!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-09-20

Deeper than anything else

That was quite the trip. Hearing things that hurt and make so much sence. This book really opend my eyes to what's going on in my life, and how my thoughts work. He didn't just tell you what's wrong with you, but how to deel with it, and that is more than I can say for so many other books and tests I've done, throughout my life.

The book isn't hard to work through. Although I will have to listen to it a few more times just to fully grasp the all that has been said.

The narrator did a great job. He got the flow of the words perfectly, and kept me engaged all the way.

I would recommend this book to anyone that's honestly trying to find answeres in their life, where none has succeeded thus far.

To those of you, who really need this book, to help you, don't give up yet, there is something worth hanging on to... Good luck.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-20

Candid

Really tongue in cheek and some deep truths to nibble on get out of your head

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  • Melodee piper
  • 18-04-20

great when you need a pick me up

Great when you need a pick me up and no one is there for you, but nothing to grab onto. It said a lot of positive things but non of it was scientific or factually based on anything. kinda like listening to a positive guru on a rant for an hour and 40 minutes. Listen to the Happiness Lab podcast instead.