Winner's Bible: Rewire your Brain for Permanent Change Paperback – July 23, 2013
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 1.06 pounds
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1869509699
- ISBN-10 : 1869509692
- Dimensions : 5.04 x 0.71 x 7.8 inches
- Publisher : HarperCollins; Revised ed. edition (July 23, 2013)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,445,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The 3 biggest takeaways so far:
1) how to create a mental picture of ‘dog barking’ to get rid of unwanted but uncontrollable stress - from his experience with F1 world champion;
2) the difference between Optimism v Unshakable Blief, and how to train my brain to have an unshakable belief the same way we practice our backhand for tennis.
3) how to find intrinsic driver, and why some effort to turn passion into a career fails.
I have then applied the learnings to my life. I used 1) to get rid of my bad habit of being impatient, and used 2) and 3) to come up with my goal and a clear plan for 2019.
This book is changing my life!
It is practical, relevant and makes the task of living the life that you want do-able.
The Winners's Bible provides the tools that create permanent change.
I bought the book on July 14th 2009 though Amazon after a friend "linked me" to The Winner's Bible website.
I listened to world class athletes describe personal changes in their lives that were brought about after applying Dr Spackmans techniques and tools, and I figured if they (people who have tried everything) got results then why not me?
Anyway - about the book.
Only start this read if you've got time...not to put it down. The author writes in such a way that anyone can understand the princples. Unlike some books that I have read this one doesn't require a thesaurus.
Dr Spackman will help you understand how and why you've failed to make changes in the past. He provides practical solutions and tools, that if applied consistantly, will create permanent changes in the future.
The key for me is that this book makes it personal. No one else has the exact same issues as I do. The personal bible you create provides you with a "visual stimlulator" that really only helps one person - you. I now have a clear picture of where I am going and what personally "drives me". My energy levels have ripped to new levels because I am focused on what really matters to me. Reprogramming my automatic reponses is something I didn't know I could do before reading this book. It is crazy to think of the time and effort I have wasted in the past with books that just don't work.
I've had to apply myself; creating change requires work. If you really want to change the direction you are heading in life, if you want to be a winner, this book will help you create solutions.
If you want to regain control, then get a copy. The proof is in the pudding!!
Read and started the bible and various inserts required, but was stalled when I couldn't access the web site audit option. It does apologise and say it will be ready soon - but sooooo frustrating for us poor folks who need to keep on track and focused on the task in hand.
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Dr. Spackman begins by explaining some basic psychology and neuroscience that underpins his techniques. The main purpose of the book is for the reader to construct their own Winner's Bible - a booklet with pictures and words that represent various aspects of your life that you wish to improve. The idea is to look through your own "Bible" every morning to help you achieve your goals. The book explains several techniques to help with this such as Fixed Visualisation and there is a brief introduction to Mind Mapping. Another important aspect of the book is an Online Audit, in which the reader asks several friends to anonymously outline their strengths and weaknesses through a web-based tool. This allows you to learn valuable lessons about yourself that your friends may not have the courage to tell you to your face!
The book is an interesting read in itself and I found that the best approach was to read the book once through before starting your own Winner's Bible, and then start again this time following the instructions in each chapter. To get the full benefit of the book does take a long time and an awful lot of hard work. Don't expect instant results! The online audit in particular takes a lot of courage to do. But I did find the process highly enjoyable. I have managed to change some aspects of my life that were a real problem for me in the past and that I thought were just part of my nature. But I could only do this by strictly following the instructions in the book.
I have given this 4 stars rather than 5 for three reasons. Firstly, the tone of the book can be a bit irritating at times. Secondly, as someone with a science background I was a bit disappointed that the psychology and neuroscience theory in the book is very limited. Even though it is written for non-experts the scientific explanations of his techniques were fairly cursory and I would have liked more. On a similar note, although the book has a wide scope with chapters aimed at improving various areas of one's life I was always left wanting more.
I am not an avid reader of self-help books but those I have tried have helped me to make incremental changes in my life so I cannot compare this to many other books in this genre. However I can say that compared to some of the others I have read is not simply a matter of reading the book once. It can work if you are prepared to spend a lot of time re-reading it and working through it.