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Be Fearless: Change Your Life in 28 Days [Kindle Edition]

Jonathan Alpert , Alisa Bowman
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Book Description

Most people have something that gnaws at them at night, a mess or unrealized dream somewhere in their lives that causes them to feel stuck, out of control, overwhelmed, incomplete, and dissatisfied. They want to run away, back away, and ignore what they fear--whether it's a demanding boss, unsatisfying sex life, or distant love interest, but they can't. The fear finds them anyway. It's always there, and it's the source of all of their unhappiness. It's what lies behind every problem, and it's what stands between them and the lives they were meant to live.

Psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert wants readers to know one thing: you can face your fear and create your ultimate life-and you can do it quickly. You can find your dream job. You can end that dead end relationship and get the love you want and deserve. You can overcome perfectionism, procrastination, panic, worry, rejection, failure, excuses and even the people in your life who keep telling you that you can't. You can turn your dreams into reality. You can find happiness, success and love. And you don't need years of therapy or even medications to do it.

BE FEARLESS is a 5 step plan that is guaranteed to transform the fearful into fearless. It's based on a revolutionary formula developed by Jonathan Alpert, and it's worked on countless patients whose amazing stories are told throughout the book.

In as few as 3 weeks readers will transform their lives using the 5 step program:

  1. Define Your Dream Life
  2. Break Your Fear Pattern
  3. Rewrite Your Inner Narrative
  4. Eliminate Your Fear Response
  5. Live Your Dream
By teaching readers to use fear to their advantage and take important risks BE FEARLESS will make the impossible possible.

Editorial Reviews


"A powerful book that will change your life."
--Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

"In BE FEARLESS, Alpert shows you not only how to overcome your fear of failure, but also how to eliminate any negative forces that have been preventing you from achieving any
goal you've ever set or any dream you've ever had."
--Dan Jansen, Olympic gold medalist, speed skater

"BE FEARLESS offers a clear, practical, and empowering way to overcome
negative thoughts, defeat your fear demons, and find your true
strengths."  --Ira M. Sacker, M.D., coauthor of the bestselling Dying to Be
Thin and author of Regaining Your Self

"Jumpstart any aspect of your life with this concrete action plan. In a
world filled with an endless stream of opportunities to connect with
others, Jonathan Alpert provides readers with an invaluable opportunity
to tune out the noise and tune in to themselves."  --Ian Kerner, Ph.D, New York Times bestselling author of Sex Recharge

"I don't usually like books with lots of steps and promises
to change your life.  But in this case, Alpert
got it right. Because you can't think your way out of fear, you have to act
your way through it. Don't be afraid to read this book."
--Peter Bregman, author of 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus and Get the Right Things Done

From the Inside Flap

How long have you wanted to change your life? How many years have you been dreaming of
starting your own business, reaching that fitness goal, or finding and marrying the love of your life? If you are like many people, it's been quite awhile. Psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert wants you to have the life you want and deserve, and he wants you to have it now.

BE FEARLESS is a revolutionary five-step plan that grew out of Alpert's own experience. Once an awkward and painfully shy guy, Alpert is now a fearless psychotherapist. His unique understanding of the fearful mind has allowed him to change the lives of countless people.
With his life-transforming program:

One question frees you from the emotional paralysis
that has been keeping you stuck.
Five steps form a bridge between the life you
have and the life you want.
Twenty-eight days give you the results that, until
now, have been so elusive.

You can overcome negativity, perfectionism, procrastination, panic, worry, rejection, failure,
excuses and even the people in your life who keep telling you that you can't. You can turn your dreams into reality. You can find happiness, success and love, and you don't need years of therapy or anxiety-numbing medications to do it.

BE FEARLESS shows you that the difference between the unfulfilled and the fulfilled isn't the presence or the absence of fear, it's what you do with it. The unfulfilled feel fear and give up. The fulfilled feel it and use it to their advantage.

helps you face that fear and use it to drive you toward success.
By following the BE FEARLESS program, you will:

✹ Find the courage to be who you really are,
rather than the person you think others want you
to be.
✹ Take strategic action at home, in career and in
relationships so you can reach your true potential.
✹ Achieve what you once thought impossible.
It's time. Stop waiting and start
Change your life now!

Product Details

  • File Size: 690 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1444738518
  • Publisher: Center Street (April 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005UGT7F8
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #578,237 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not enough materials to fill a book May 18, 2012
I really wanted to like this book because fears are the major blockage in life. However, the authors promised way more they can deliver with the contents. That is not to mention the insulting tone towards other therapists and patients in long-term therapy.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disgraceful! September 23, 2012
By Y
(Review posted per friend's request - from Martial artist)

Check this out for yourself but there is a bit of blatant marking in this book. It takes 4 chapters (about 100 pages) of self-promotion, anecdotes and promises before the authors finally get to the "be fearless" program.

Forget about all the labeling of the exercises- all they do is to point out that most (if not all) fears are anything but factual and avoidance of fears won't help. That's not bad but not groundbreaking, either. The book technically ends at page 247 since the "Special Bonus section" is reuse of Alpert's columns in book form.

What rubs me the wrong way is the comments about therapy and other therapists. He criticizes long-term therapy, ridicules the question that is often asked by therapists "how does that make you feel". Ok- that question may not be necessary for the group of clients that Alpert sees (i.e. people who know and can articulate how they feel, what they want- be it a new career, finding a life partner, delivering a toast in a wedding etc..). But making a vast generalization about therapy based on God-know how many clients he sees in his Manhattan practice is just flat-out ignorant.

I hope next time Alpert opens his mouth commenting on therapy he thinks a bit broader and keeps in mind the fact that there are people, such as those who return from combat zones, those who are war survivors, those who were abused as kids, etc... who seek therapy NOT for venting and more importantly need something different from "advice " or structure plan!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not recommended July 18, 2012
I am a list lover and like self-help books that are practical. But this book overdid it. Too many lists that readers are asked to make. Not helpful!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I don't care for this book August 23, 2012
By Khin Oo
This book is so poorly written. I regret buying it without reading reviews. It's full of sophomoric arguments. Can't help but wonder whether the editor even read it and read it in the right state of mind. The 5 step plan is same ole idea that have been written by countless number of author before. Alpert is such a fear mongering therapist. One thing I learned from reading this book is that having license to practice something doesn't make someone ethical.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not helpful at all May 17, 2012
The book started off with rather baseless claims about his "paradoxical", "counterintuitive" yet effective therapy approach. However as you read on, it doesn't offer any thing concrete or thoughtful.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This program doesn't work for me July 3, 2012
By Aline K
This book overreached. Some fears are deeper rooted than others so suggesting that one 4-week program works for all kinds of fears, from fear of public speaking/delivering a toast in a wedding to fears of failure and judgment etc, simply doesn't make sense. The 5 step program contains many exerices. I appreciate the author's practical approach but it felt as though these exercises were hastily thrown togther. There's some missing link that brings all the steps together.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars overpromises July 23, 2012
By Tp
there are a few practical tips here and there but one has to sift through a lot of irrelevant, self-touting stuff to get them. I wouldn't recommend this book. Instead, I'd recommend "The tools:transform your problems into coverage, confidence and creativy". "The tools" was also published this season but is much better written, well-researched and based on years of professional experience in psychotherapy of Michels and Stuts.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Simply baloney August 1, 2012
Who cares about your pathetic teenage years, and your loathing of your profession? People pay for the contents of the book, you'd better deliver something. Instead you waste readers time with your venting about your frustration with therapy and other therapists?

Ok, I know this sounds mean. But what I just wrote is the type of arguements Alpert used to insult the entire field of therapy and other therapists. And this type of criticism is widespead in this drivel. Poor contents aside, it's poorly written and redundant. I can't even count how many times the authors repeat the phrase "the difference between the fearful and the fearless is not the absence of fears...". It also seems like the only way he knows how to make his points is either to compare with other therapists or insult them.

I'm done with this- now the second hand book store next door can have it for FREE!
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One of the best books I ever read..........
Published 1 month ago by Monica Masteller
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Published 4 months ago by Jianghui Li
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous approach to moving forward to reach success and happiness
I have read many self help books and have been with many therapist. This book was so easy to follow and to connect with the author who shared how he developed techniques to deal... Read more
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I must admit, I was skeptical when I picked up this book! But I'm very glad I kepted an open mind and took the time to read the book. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jessica
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrfific!
Clear, concise and to the point.
Save thousands in therapy.
Get 'er done and live your life!
Unless of course you are happy
with your life as most of us are! Read more
Published 14 months ago by M. Heller
5.0 out of 5 stars Encouraging, brave book
Coming from the medical field myself, I think this book will pave the way for future writers from specific professions, to challenge neanderthal schools of thought. Read more
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My guess would be that the negative reviewers are old school shrinks who are jealous that someone dared to write directly on some of the many problems within the world of... Read more
Published on May 11, 2013 by Lauren
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful Book
Jonathan Alpert took a direct and common sense approach to his first offering in the "self-help" genre. Read more
Published on May 9, 2013 by S. Hoff
2.0 out of 5 stars Obnoxious
This book is an example of deception, hypocrisy and how having $ to pay for a professional writer can turn a what would be a 20-30 page essay into a hard cover. Read more
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