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Life's Missing Instruction Manual: The Guidebook You Should Have Been Given at Birth (Your Coach in a Box) Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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* You: Congratulations on Your Life
* Internal Capabilities: Understanding Your Life's Potential
* External Connections: Caring for Others in Your Life
* Troubleshooting: Taking Care of Yourself
* Optimum Performance: Getting the Best Out of Your Life
* Specifications: What You Need to Know About Others
* Proper Usage: Defining Your Life's Purpose
* Assembly Required: Creating Your Future
You Create Your Future with a Pen (pp. 23-24)
I love this concept, because it involves imaging yourself at some future point in time and establishing goals for yourself under that pretext. We must visualize the future success and remained dedicated, for dedication means keeping a promise to oneself.
Indian Wisdom: Two Wolves (p. 91)
This is a concise and vivid example of controlling one's internal struggles. It reminds us that we are the ones who control the outcome by "feeding" the metaphorical wolf that represents one of two opposing forces.
People Only Act for Self-Serving Reasons, No Matter What They Say or What You Think (p. 112)
This insight is spot-on, and as Joe says, everyone still disagrees with this truism...but it is true. And it's not as if this is inherently a bad thing, but rather just the way we humans act. The sooner we accept this concept, the sooner we'll be able to interact with people more effectively.
This approach is nothing new for Vitale, a master of so-called "stealth" or "viral" marketing who unashamedly admits to being president of a company called Hypnotic Marketing, Inc. His previous best-seller, The Attraction Factor (which owns the distinction of once having knocked a Harry Potter book out of Amazon's No. 1 slot) echoed several other books and/or programs that involved such concepts as "laws of attraction" or "rules of attraction." Here, Vitale proposes to offer "big wisdom and little-known secrets for living a better life." I'll give him this: The book is clever in some spots and pretty funny in others--but its ability to help you "overcome any obstacle" and "find fulfillment...wealth and happiness," as his publicity material promises, is highly debatable. Like so many of the gurus in this self-help category, Vitale subscribes to the Promise Readers Everything--Even Things That Clash--And Hope They Don't Notice school of motivational enlightenment. Examples: He vows to teach readers, simultaneously, how to "create their own blueprint for success" and to "work as a team." Granted, those two goals are not, strictly speaking, incompatible.Read more ›
It reads fast and left me wanting more, so I turned back to page one and started over. Each read shows shows me something different that I can connect to at that very moment.
The same can be said of every "book" ever written by "Dr." Joe Vitale. They are all the same. No one cranks out more assembly line "books" than Joe, but then when your friends contribute 80% of the content every time, it's easy to see why Joe is so productive.
There are plenty of authors who write their own books and actually take enough pride in their work to try to come up with something original. Go read them instead.
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While I'm not typically a fan of the self-service Mr. Vitale, this one book I have given to my 17-year old son (in e-form) as after I read it there was some real gems in this... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Steveo_YYC
This book was amazing and yet most of it was written by other people, that he gives credit to. I will pass down almost all of the information to my children. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Billy Bathgate
Dr. Vitale's done it again. Great book, full of helpful hints. I needed this book 50 years ago. Will give all of my grandchildren a copy. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Ron