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Stop Saying You're Fine: Discover a More Powerful You [Kindle Edition]

Mel Robbins
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Book Description

Right now, over 100 million Americans secretly feel frustrated and bored with their lives.  You may be one of them if…
*you’ve come to regard yourself as “your own worst enemy”
*you’ve developed a commute-work-commute-sleep routine that seems endless
*you and your significant other treat each other like roommates
*you constantly daydream and wonder, “Is this all there is?”
*you sense a potentially hot relationship with someone next door, down the hall, or in the adjacent cubicle but somehow it never happens
*you worry that no matter what you do to stay in shape, the battle is already lost
*you have a tendency, when asked how you’re doing, to just say, “Fine.”
If any of the above sounds familiar, there’s clearly something missing from your life. This book will help you discover what it is, and how to win it back. Written by Mel Robbins, one of America’s top relationship experts and radio/tv personalities, this hands-on guide not only shows you how to put your finger on the problem, it reveals what to do about it.
Mel Robbins has spent her career teaching people how to push past their self-imposed limits to get what they truly desire.  She has an in-depth understanding of the psychological and social factors that repeatedly hold you back, and more important, a unique set of tools for getting you where you want to be.  In Stop Saying You’re Fine, she draws on the latest neuroscientific research, interviews with countless everyday people, and ideas she’s tested in her own life to show what works and what doesn’t.  The key, she explains, is understanding how your own brain works against you.  Because evolution has biased your mental gears against taking action, what you need are techniques to outsmart yourself.
That may sound impossible, but Mel has created a remarkably effective method to help you do just that -- and some of her discoveries will astonish you. By ignoring how you feel and seizing small moments of rich possibility –a process she calls “leaning in” – you can make tiny course directions add up to huge change.  Among this book’s other topics: how everything can depend on not hitting the “snooze” button; the science of connecting with other people, what children can teach us about getting things done; and why five seconds is the maximum time you should wait before acting on a great idea.
Blending warmth, humor and unflinching honesty with up-to-the-minute science and hard-earned wisdom, Stop Saying You’re Fine moves beyond the platitudes and easy fixes offered in many self-help books.  Mel’s insights will actually help vault you to a better life, ensuring that the next time someone asks how you’re doing, you can truthfully answer, “Absolutely great.”

Editorial Reviews


"Why is it so hard to do the things that we know will make us happier? In Stop Saying You’re Fine, Mel Robbins gives funny and sharp advice that's not only thought-provoking, but also action-provoking."
--Gretchen Rubin, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project

"Mel Robbins is one of the most entertaining and compelling voices today.
 Read at your own risk. Mel will obliterate your excuses and leave you inspired, empowered and on fire."
--Darren Hardy, Publisher of Success magazine and bestselling author of The Compound Effect

Mel Robbins has the guts to tell you why your brain is your biggest problem – but only if you listen to it.  Here, she tells you how to power through and get what you want.   I, for one, am listening.”
Chris Brogan, President of Human Business Works and co-author of the New York Times bestseller TRUST AGENTS

"In STOP SAYING YOU’RE FINE, Mel Robbins draws on everything from cutting-edge research to countless real-world case studies to create a wonderful program for anyone who's ever wanted to stop wishing and start doing.”
Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of LOVE FOR NO REASON and HAPPY FOR NO REASON

Quit whining, stop saying you’re fine, and just snap out of it.  Easier said than done, of course, which is why this roadmap is so remarkable.  It’s jam-packed with concrete steps to pave the way.”
—Tory Johnson, Workplace Contributor for “Good Morning America” and CEO of Women for Hire

“STOP SAYING YOU’RE FINE nails a national problem: our tendency to try and be strong and stay the course--when it's the course we have to change, and strength is not working in our favor! In this no-nonsens...

About the Author

Mel Robbins is a Dartmouth-educated lawyer-turned-life-coach and the host of the daily syndicated radio show "The Mel Robbins Show" and an upcoming relationship series on the A&E Network.

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to being an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, she has been nominated multiple times for a prestigious Audie Award, including for Good-bye and Amen by Beth Gutcheon.

Product Details

  • File Size: 599 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0307716724
  • Publisher: Harmony (May 10, 2011)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004J4WLW8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,134 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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83 of 85 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Life Changing Book April 19, 2011
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From my wife Sarah: Once in a while a truly great book comes along that can change the course of your life. This book has that potential. In fact, once it's released we want to give copies to the people we care about.

I think the title doesn't quite express what this book is about. If I had to summerize the premise of this book in a short paragraph, I'd say the following:

As humans, we're biologically programmed to avoid change. Because of this, we live unfulfilled lives, missing out on so many of our hopes and dreams. This book teaches us how to trick our own brains into taking the small steps that can make huge positive changes in our lives.

It's fantastic! Even before I got 1/4 of the way through the book I started making changes in my life. I did something I've been wanting to do for years but didn't until now...

Here's some of what's great about this book:

1. It's easy reading and easy to understand. There's no struggling through as in many self-help books. It's interesting, full of useful information, and includes real life examples of people's lives.

2. It's practical. There are easy to apply steps that can really make a difference. In fact I'm finding that it's impacted so many areas of my life already. I'm just thinking differently.

3. The book hits home. I just kept recognizing myself as I read. I think most people will see themselves.

Is this the answer for everyone? I don't think there are many people on this planet who couldn't benefit from reading this book. However some people have some things going on that are much more complex than what this book covers. Regardless, it's packed full of powerful insight and great advice.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time to take action! March 28, 2011
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Stop saying you're Fine is a light-hearted,self-help book that will give you the tools to achieve your aspirations and goals. Mel Robbins takes you by the shoulders and shakes you so that you want to "Wake-Up",stop talking, and take action in every aspect of your life. I found the book very helpful and insightful because things I had been doing in my life, I didn't realize they were destructive to my mental well-being and my own sucess. The author gave great advice about making your goals public and I like the advice of making your goals public because this information has already helped me in my professional life, so that I won't continue to sabatoge myself by making the same mistakes. You will find yourself immediately inspired to become the person you really want to be. You can apply the advice to just about anything and get the desired affect you want.

Break the cycle of counterproductive behavior that has not help you so far and do something with yourself is the general tone of the book. Robbins' advice will allow you to step back and look at what you have been doing wrong so that you can then make the necessary adjustments and become a better you. This book is easy to follow with good examples and anecdotes that will make it very enjoyable and inspirational.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
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One of the most interesting things in this book, is how Mel Robbins get you to admit that in at least one of the seven areas that she defined: Family, Love and Sex, Spirituality, Career/Purpose, Friends/Community, Body/Health & Money you are not fine as you may try to convince yourself you are.

The book is divided in 3 parts, Part 1: Why you aren't getting what you want, Part 2: The Method for Becoming Powerful and Getting What you want and Part 3: Finding the Stamina to keep Getting what you want.

The first Part goes into explaining why you are `Stuck' the second part is how to make a plan or `Map' and the last one in how to continue after you leave the book.

One of my favorite quotes of the book: "You need to recognize that the risk of moving toward your dreams is much lower than the slow, everyday punishment you inflict on yourself by suppressing your dream"

This book can get you to recognize that not all may be fine, and can give you a boost to beat resistance. The book also said: "Resistance is about never living the moment" and it's so true. We all deal with resistance, and we all stop living in the moment.

So read the book and live on the moment, and like any of this kind of book, to be useful Mel Robbins remind you that: "Do Nothing may fell Easy, but it Makes you Unhappy"
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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"Stop Saying You're Fine...DISCOVER A MORE POWERFUL YOU" by Mel Robbins is a book not to shelf--for too long that is. The information that Mel presents is near brilliant, readers should reference it repeatedly, and apply her knowhow--in easy, bite-sized steps--the way Mel breaks down her very meaty how-to points. No excuses! I mean, the author even provides a simple, quick appendix in the back of the book for readers to peruse while on the run!

Mel's basic premise is that the brain (readers will find many cool brain facts throughout the book) is programmed to keep the "snooze button" on and this is essentially why humans resist change. So true. Her anecdotes that describe this dilemma are excellent and readers should be able to relate to many, if not most of them. In addition, the contrast that she makes between being stuck and being in a crisis is a real revelation.

The best part of the book is the action part. Mel does a fine job of not only telling, but also showing readers exactly what to do to take action and ideally incorporate lifestyle changes. In fact, the Dartmouth-educated lawyer-turned-life coach outlines so many strategies to help you outsmart your brain that the book is as close as a real-live coach as it gets!

I especially loved the don't worry about making a right or wrong decision--just make a decision. In addition, the life map and get-off-your-butt-in-five-seconds-or-less tactics is the stuff that gives people the spark to light up their "just fine" universe like fireflies.

Stacy Lytwyn Maxwell, Author/Book Reviewer/Teacher
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More About the Author

Mel Robbins is one of the fastest rising female talk radio personalities in America and the host of A&E's hit intervention television series - Monster In-Laws.

Her advice and fiery opinion have been seen by tens of millions of viewers nationwide on shows ranging from Dr. Phil, Anderson Cooper, The Today Show, The Talk, Oprah, CNBC, and FOX Business.

Mel's talk radio show (The Mel Robbins Radio Show) airs weekdays from 11am - 1pm. You can also stream the show live on

Monday nights, you can watch Mel's "no bull" approach to solving relationship problems on A&E's hit TV series, Monster In-laws. Now in its second season, Mel moves in with families across America and does what ever it takes to fix families in crisis.

Mel is also a Contributing Editor to SUCCESS Magazine, where 1.2 million readers enjoy her monthly column on sales, marketing, and personal achievement.

Mel loves speaking to large audiences and delivers action-inspiring keynote speeches and workshops at large business conventions and leadership conferences worldwide. She also hosts leadership and training programs for companies ranging from Johnson & Johnson, Fidelity, Partners Healthcare, Wells Fargo; to leading law firms, family businesses, and privately held companies across America.

Mel is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Boston College Law School. She's a working mom with three school-aged kids and is married to fellow entrepreneur Christopher Robbins, the co-founder of Stone Hearth Pizza.

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