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Habit traps: Stuck in a rut? How to get unstuck and get rid of those negative habits! [Kindle Edition]

Siegbert Scheuermann , Karen Copland
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Book Description

This book lets you take a humorous look at yourself in the mirror and gives you a better idea of your habits and behavioral patterns. Which habits reduce your quality of life and how can you get rid of them? For example, would you like to exercise regularly, lose weight or stop smoking but your brain continuously finds reasons not to get out of bed in the mornings, or to just have that one tiny piece of chocolate as an exception, or to postpone your non-smoking career to a later date? At forty at the latest, not only are we responsible for our weight, but also for our face and our posture. Habits embed themselves in our thoughts, relationships, facial expressions and even our body shape.

The first steps to get out of those ruts:

Step 1: Stocktaking at the “Creatures of Habit" Zoo.
Step 2: Analysis of habits and behavioral patterns.
Step 3: How do we replace negative habits with positive ones?

Findings:
1. Our brain is often brilliant at finding justifications in order to keep as much as possible stuck in its usual rut.
2. We shouldn’t try to defeat our inner demon. We should win it over to our side!
3. We need to escape from our “habit traps”, from naivety, incompetence, ignorance, inconsequence and harmful identifications with other people or things.

What readers have to say: authentic, interesting, entertaining, humorous, never pedantic, food for thought, stimulates you into action, has the required depth, professionally sound, recommendable, fun to read! Other opinions: no great work of literature, expected more, unscientific, weird, readable but could be developed further. As you know, different people have different views and opinions. Form your own!

Look forward to a pleasurable and worthwhile read!

The contents are the results of personal experience and 25 years’ of work in behavioral and communication skills training with thousands of students. This book is based on articles published by the author in his blog: www.hirnschrittmacher.eu


Product Details

  • File Size: 445 KB
  • Print Length: 111 pages
  • Publisher: Siegbert Scheuermann; 1.1 edition (January 8, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GQB7U3C
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #563,431 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book by siegbert February 5, 2014
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I love and enjoy reading this book. There was very helpful information inside the book. I have learned something new things in this book.
I will recommend this book to everyone.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Timely and helpful March 12, 2014
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Different readers will always have varying needs at different times. The fact that I could dip into just about any portion of this book and find something that helped reorient my perspective, and help me believe more in the positive possibility of change, was a gift. The fact that others had the same experience when I shared segments with them reinforced for me that this author has, through observation and experience, created something of value that readers can actually apply in life. The book's humor enhances its effectiveness by offering a freeing and effective way to meet the inevitable fear and resistance that arise when we decide to move beyond our inner ruts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book! December 11, 2013
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Very well written book that is not only helpful to myself, but has the potential to help any and all who read it. I found this book to be entertaining as well as very informative about myself. I would recommend this book to everyone, especially those that recognize the "Rut" in which they find themselves.
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More About the Author

Mr. Scheuermann was trained as a coach for behavior and communication, has a degree in adult education, is a certified bank specialist (Dipl. Bankbetriebswirt) and certified instructor (IHK). He is married and father of two " children " who are now mid-30s. He has actively played handball (claims to love it , not to be very good) and is since 2012 after 28 years of sports break "Waldvertikutierer" (Walker) and long-distance runners (jogger).
For 25 years he worked now as a trainer and coach. After a short spell as a junior trainer, he was made senior trainer, then started training the trainers (!), became branch manager and then the managing director for Germany at another enterprise. Since 1995 he has been working as a freelance. He is an "oral craftsman" (as opposed to a handicraftsman). For his clients, he is a "habit-breaker" (checking the target-oriented effectiveness of habits), a "brain-pacemaker" (because he gives them the impulses which encourage them to think, decide and act) and a "change-catalyst" (he accompanies and accelerates change processes).
Since September 2011 I have been running the blog www.hirnschrittmacher.eu, which focuses on articles covering topics such as behavior, communication skills and personality development in the areas management, sales and cooperation at both a private and professional level.


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