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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (May 16, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598581384
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598581386
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #428,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The bestseller that has helped thousands to get motivated and live healthier lives.

From the Author

The idea for this book came directly from my experiences over the years working with a wide variety of patients at a large university teaching hospital. Even now, a typical day for me could be treating an outpatient with shoulder pain in the morning, and then getting a heart transplant patient out of bed for exercise in the afternoon.

Early on in my career, I realized that no matter how much medical knowledge I had, it was all basically useless unless I could get my patients to do what I knew was good for them, things such as exercising regularly or eating better. After much researching and field-testing, I decided to write The Sixty-Second Motivator as a way of pulling together all the evidence-based techniques I use so that others might benefit from them. (edited by author)


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Customer Reviews

This book is very simple, easy to read, and practical.
Elvis
The book consists of 50 pages, large font with about 4 paragraphs on each page.
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This is an excellent read and one book you will finish reading.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

212 of 231 people found the following review helpful By jimbvis on September 18, 2006
Format: Paperback
Having read Jim Johnson's No Beach No Zone weight loss book, I knew WHAT to do, plain and simple, and WHY it was important. So why wasn't I doing what the book laid out as a proven plan for weight loss? It's all about motivation. There's even a chapter on motivation in his weight loss book - but this book takes it one step further, into the science of motivation. Personally I think both books dovetail into one another well, especially if your lack of motivation happens to be in the field of losing weight. The science of how to lose weight permanently, and the science of motivating yourself to do anything. Once again, this is all based on research and not what one guy thinks.

One of the best surprises about this book is the way it is written. Without giving away too much, I can tell you that this book is more of a story than a collection of facts, and reads almost like a mystery. One thing's for sure, it's extremely engaging. I read the whole think in one sitting; the research and strategy don't take volumes to explain or lay out. I'm not one to read huge volumes, and Jim Johnson always makes a concise read devoid of medical mumbo-jumbo. The actual motivation chart takes up one page and really makes you think about what makes your own self "tick". The only excuse for not getting motivated is if you aren't willing to give up one hour of your time, and a little more time spent thinking straight.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Jean Collins on October 21, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is a simple, easy to read explanation of motivational interviewing - probably the most effective way to help people change. Using a story format helps not only with remembering the information, but with knowing how to apply it, either for yourself, or for someone else. I'm a psychologist, and I'm trying to use this technique more in my work, so I've read professional books, watched DVDs, talked to colleagues, etc. I can honestly say this little book has probably helped me just as much as any of those. Highly recommended.
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53 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Elaine Makowsky on September 18, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is a great little book. It is written in a light style that makes it easy to read and digest the principles that Jim spells out. If you have ever tried to make a change and been unsuccessful in accomplishing your goal this little book will help you to understand why you failed and how you can increase your chance of success. I found it to be helpful both with my own personal goals and in better understanding what may help to motivate my clients to achieve their stated goals.
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86 of 106 people found the following review helpful By J Neal on August 7, 2007
Format: Paperback
Forget the motivational seminars, DVDs, and CDs. This little book has more insights into motivation than anything else I have seen! No hype here.

The author has taken complex concepts and made them easy to understand in an entertaining way. I use the practical tips not only to motivate my patients, but also to motivate myself!
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Review by Richard L. Weaver II, PhD.

Using Jim Johnson's book, The Sixty-Second Motivator, in just 1-2 hours (the time it takes you to read this book), you can learn what it often takes courses, lengthy DVDs, and major volumes to teach. Johnson bases this work on research results (rather than simply on his own personal experiences), but in a friendly, low-key, well-written, enjoyable, easy-to-understand manner, he offers practical tips and valuable insights about why we do and do not do things. This book is more of a story than a collection of facts, and it reads more like a mystery. Do you want to know what makes you "tick"? This 80-page book has the answers. It is value-packed!The Sixty-Second Motivator
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By a Senior Citizen couple on April 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
Both my husband and I enjoyed this book a lot. We found it to be a neat, well organized little book written in an easy-to-understand, straight-forward style that is genuinely enjoyable while at the same time providing valuable insights about why we do or do not do things. While we found it quite analytical about key factors concerning motivation, the book didn't make us feel intimidated or "preached at". The tone of the book came across to us as friendly, low-key, very helpful, analytical and a valuable "keeper" to refer to in life's future situations.

One note though. Readers who zip through the book and don't bother to honestly reflect on the questions at the end of the book will probably not "get it" and be disappointed.
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26 of 33 people found the following review helpful By booklover 17 on May 20, 2008
Format: Paperback
I read this short book within a space of an hour. It is straight to the point, and is written in the style of a story. The author is a Physical Therapist and tells the story of when he was a student and he visited a senior Physical Therapist in a hospital as part of his training. He learned how to motivate someone within 60 seconds to undertake therapy by increasing importance + confidence in the patient. Although this book was essentially about how someone was able to increase his patients' motivation, this can also be applied to other areas of your life - for any goal. It is an easily understandable read and if you are looking for a way to increase motivation quick then look no further than this book.
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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful By J. Boyd on February 10, 2008
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Like any book in this genre this book will not actually help you unless your "motivated" to change your own behavior. It's simple, easy to read, and practical. It shows you the keys to changing your perspective on on how motivation actually works in yourself and others. I enjoyed it.
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