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Get Off Your "But": How to End Self-Sabotage and Stand Up for Yourself Hardcover – April 20, 2009
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At this point, I could probably end the review because when those movers and shakers recommend a book what more do you need to know? Just get the book. Ah, this is a "but" situation! "I could write a review but" with those endorsements from such successful people...." The "but" situations we encounter every day can have far more profound effects than missing the opportunity to review a book of this caliber.
Sean's style is one of encouraging and prodding, but he's not a rah-rah guy. He's a realist. According to brain researchers (see my other reviews of brain-related books), reality is largely what we make it. The brain filters and repackages information before the conscious mind sees it, largely based on preconceptions and what it "ought to" see. The brain is, essentially, a predictive computer and it will predict based on what it perceives rather than what it senses. That is, it makes its own reality. This fact has only recently been verified in the neuroscience field (physical brain studies) but has long been a fundamental premise on the motivational lecture circuit.
Why is Sean a realist instead of a cheerleader? After all, anyone who is successful on the lecture circuit has it made, right? Classic silver spoon, right? Not right.
Years ago, I learned about a rare disease thanks to the movie "Unbreakable" (came out in 2000, starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and Robin Wright Penn). In this movie, Jackson's character (Elijah) has extremely brittle bones.Read more ›
At 19 years old he had already achieved some amazing things but he was still unhealthy and aching for so much more in his life.
Then he met Tony Robbins who encouraged him to dream big.
Set TEN YEAR goals, said Tony.
So Sean did.
He set a goal to publish a book that changed people's lives and to have his own TV show by the time he was 29...
Sean turned 29 this year.
The same year his book was released AND he recorded his TV show "Three Foot Giant".
Get Off Your "But" - is an incredible book.
I work with people to help them build the confidence to achieve outrageous goals, so I know a thing or two about confidence. But I wrote notes on almost every page of this book. I loved it!
I've never written a book review on Amazon before - but I felt I had to today. The stories of both Sean's own life and that of his friends are truly inspirational. And the exercises really work.
I'll finish with a quote by the TV show host, Jimmy Kimmel:
"Sean Stephenson is the Yoda of personal development, with less pointy ears."
Oh, and some guy called Bill Clinton:
"Sean is an amazing person with an important message."
My life was blessed by this book and it's very creative ways of altering the way you view your life and circumstances- to STOP making excuses and live the life that you were made to live.
I am almost through reading this great book and I have already recommended it to all of my family and friends!! It's a must read for anyone who is looking for a fresh perspective and a life of "excellence"!
It has fun stories & practical ways that you can rise above and overcome the lies that hold you back. It will entertain you and change you all at the same time!
A MUST READ!!
I've been studying work from the masters in this area and spent a year working with Tony Robbins through his Platinum Partnership program, and I got some great new insights from Sean. Sean is a true gift to us all.
If you have any level of dissatisfaction with where you are in your life or if you have any desires to move ahead in your life, you owe it to yourself to read this book and do the exercises. If you get just one distinction from reading this book, it will be worth way more than the money and time you spend to get this book and properly follow it.
Even if the author hadn't shared the details about the adversity he's had to overcome in his life, I still would have found this to be a very inspiring and motivational read. But when you do learn about what he has had to overcome, it just adds a deeper layer of inspiration. I mean holy cow, what the hell do I have to whine about?? It certainly did make me want to get off my "but" and quit making excuses for not living my life on my own terms.
The author very eloquently shows how we all use excuses to self-sabotage our lives, choosing to remain victims in certain situations instead of getting out there and going after what we want in life. He's very candid about his own struggles with victim-hood, and he comes across as very human and down-to-earth.
I think that's an important reason why this book worked for me, the fact that he establishes a common ground where we're all just mixed up in this big soup called Life together. Some disabilities are on the outside, some disabilities are on the inside, but most of us have very similar issues to deal with when we get up every morning and try to get through the day. In a few passages he just barely begins to skirt the fringes of getting a little 'preachy', but it was never a turn-off because he quickly reverts back to the personable, amusing tone that made this such an enjoyable read in the first place.Read more ›
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Strongly recommend! Sean is very inspirational and is fun to read. His stories are relevant to everyday life. Put his words into practice!Published 9 hours ago by Kim Kovar
A no doubt 5-star book with actionable advice. I have purchased and shared this book with over 10 people now. I highly recommend without a doubtPublished 23 days ago by Tim Svozil
Self limiting beliefs hold us all back. This book gave me permission to reject those beliefs as obsolete.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love Sean and his inspiring story. More stories like his. We can overcome Anything.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
An inspirational and actionable book filled with humor, analogies and insights sure to help you get off your 'But's' and enter life fully. What a hoot!Published 5 months ago by Truth
I might have to read it again. Sean is an amazing author and his stories and insights are second to none. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dave