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The Mind Gym: Wake Up Your Mind Paperback – January 6, 2005


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Re-invent yourself FINANCIAL TIMES Think short, punchy fun GUARDIAN Send your mind for a workout DAILY TELEGRAPH Inventive about techniques to deal with everyday problems THE TIMES

About the Author

The Mind Gym was established in 2000 and offers workouts in areas such as: creative problem-solving; dealing with stress; and time management. It has worked with over 100 well known companies including Microsoft, Barclays Bank, Guinness and Proctor and Gamble.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (January 6, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316729922
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316729925
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,135 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By CADJewellerySkills on January 31, 2007
From when you first open this book, it's clear it was written by a team of British writers-- dry humor, irony, and funny spellings for words we know (labour, for example.) Don't let that distract you though. This entire book series is exactly what it says on the cover: A series of exercises gathered from many decades of psychological research and business self-help experts in methods to improve your way of life.

In practice, this means it's much lighter reading than your average self-help book, and the advice is straight to the point.

Reading a typical chapter, however, does mean you're going to have to do some written or mental exercises to understand the best courses of action for you to take (bring a pen and paper). Between this and the relatively disjoint nature of the chapters, it's not a book you can read straight through. But then again, it never claims to be so. They even recommend which chapters you should read and skip, depending on what you hope to gain from this book.

This specific book is the third in the series, and it's dedicated to honing your self-confidence and people-handling skills. After a quick test, you discover there are four "training programmes": get what you want, be liked, be respected, and ride the storm. Each of these programs will have you skipping around through scattered chapters in the book, a little at a time, gathering some nicely distilled concentrated advice for each of a number of subjects ranging from assertiveness to conflict resolution to creativity exercises.

Like the other books in the series, it makes for excellent self-help reading in small chapter-size doses, without ever getting too involved. My only real criticism is the difficulty in reading the whole thing straight through-- with advice this valuable you want it all at once, but it stops being easy to read once you try to wade straight through it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T SANTOSO on October 22, 2006
The MindGym was originally design for 90 minutes MIND EXCERSICES to improve your thinking and the way you see life.You have a lot of these excersises in the books.

So you can take one chapters and jump to a different one at will, or just read the section that appeal to you most. I believe the book is very useful to improve your thinking and very much well worth the time and anergy to implement in your daily life. Wake YOur Mind uP!

It is a UK book and has also arrived in Asia.

The materials are based on a lot of famous research materials on behaviour psychology, and there is nothing really striking new about it.

But the team of writers (and excersise designers) have made it as simple as possible without missing the ingredients.

I love this book and have recommended to a lot of friends...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By happyreader on September 19, 2005
this is a light reading for all who wants a little "refreshment" for the mind. lots of mental exercises to help you become happier, more efficient, motivated and creative. Of course to achieve the results, one need to practise but this book gives many practical tips and advice.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Paola Buoso on November 25, 2005
Amusing, a few helpful hints on visualization. The exercises on the web are worth trying but I expected a more comprehensive guide. Very easy reading.
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