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- Listening Length: 8 hours and 17 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: April 18, 2012
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B007V88X80
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Be Fearless: Change Your Life in 28 Days Audible – Unabridged
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Check this out for yourself but there is a bit of blatant marking in this book. It takes 4 chapters (about 100 pages) of self-promotion, anecdotes and promises before the authors finally get to the "be fearless" program.
Forget about all the labeling of the exercises- all they do is to point out that most (if not all) fears are anything but factual and avoidance of fears won't help. That's not bad but not groundbreaking, either. The book technically ends at page 247 since the "Special Bonus section" is reuse of Alpert's columns in book form.
What rubs me the wrong way is the comments about therapy and other therapists. He criticizes long-term therapy, ridicules the question that is often asked by therapists "how does that make you feel". Ok- that question may not be necessary for the group of clients that Alpert sees (i.e. people who know and can articulate how they feel, what they want- be it a new career, finding a life partner, delivering a toast in a wedding etc..). But making a vast generalization about therapy based on God-know how many clients he sees in his Manhattan practice is just flat-out ignorant.
I hope next time Alpert opens his mouth commenting on therapy he thinks a bit broader and keeps in mind the fact that there are people, such as those who return from combat zones, those who are war survivors, those who were abused as kids, etc... who seek therapy NOT for venting and more importantly need something different from "advice " or structure plan!
Wonder what Alpert's "action plan" looks like, here's one for someone who wants to land their dream job:
1. Define your dream job
2. Surround yourself with people who can help you achieve your dream job
3. Don't reinvent the wheel
4. Interview someone who has this dream job
5.Network, network, network
6. Do an internship or shadow someone at a company you like
7. Apply, even if company doesn't have any job listing.
And more - this is "BIG"- advice for "fear of change".
1. Accept that long-term benefit comes with a cost
2. Keep the long-term pay off in mind
3. Once a day visualize yourself what you want...
The rest of the stuff are with similar level of "depth".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great book that I would recommend everyone read. It is common sense and very encouraging. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lloyd
Easy to read and understand the author's realistic advice to reach for what you want in life. His style is down to earth and approachable, not like so many other therapists books... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Dancingkitty
I have read many self help books and have been with many therapist. This book was so easy to follow and to connect with the author who shared how he developed techniques to deal... Read morePublished on June 12, 2014 by Arlene N
A chance meeting with Jonathan Alpert led me to his website. The controversy surrounding his op-ed NY Times article and this book only intrigued my curiosity, which then brought me... Read morePublished on May 22, 2014 by bri
I must admit, I was skeptical when I picked up this book! But I'm very glad I kepted an open mind and took the time to read the book. Read morePublished on March 17, 2014 by Jessica
Clear, concise and to the point.
Save thousands in therapy.
Get 'er done and live your life!
Unless of course you are happy
with your life as most of us are! Read more
Coming from the medical field myself, I think this book will pave the way for future writers from specific professions, to challenge neanderthal schools of thought. Read morePublished on May 20, 2013 by madeleine