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Get Off Your "But": How to End Self-Sabotage and Stand Up for Yourself

Get Off Your "But": How to End Self-Sabotage and Stand Up for Yourself [Kindle Edition]

Sean Stephenson , Anthony Robbins
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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In Stephenson’s powerful and practical debut, the psychotherapist and professional speaker reveals how to banish self–doubt and insecurity in a world where they may seem omnipresent. Beginning with the source of his own struggle, a rare and painful disease that causes his bones to weaken and break under minimal pressure, Stephenson offers a structured approach to a wide array of topics, including dating, weight loss, lack of motivation, friendship, finances, and goals. While his advice is encouraging and insightful, Stephenson’s text is also notable for examples, mottos and resonant personal stories of enormous obstacles and accomplishments (his work with the Clinton administration, attaining his Ph.D., opening his own private practice). Though his unwavering optimism can be daunting (bringing one’s day–to–day gripes into sharp relief), Stephenson is empowering and uplifting throughout, and should prove helpful whether facing a lifelong challenge or a more immediate battle. (May) ( , May 18, 2009)

′Psychotherapist reveals how to attain goals in life with a mixture of anecdotes and structured plans.’  (Mail on Sunday, June 2011).

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"Sean is an amazing person with an important message."
—President Bill Clinton

"Sean Stephenson is the Yoda of personal development, with less pointy ears."
—Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live

"As we struggle with inertia to become the best that we can be, Sean Stephenson's book informs and inspires us to stand up and keep moving forward. Thank you, Sean, for your life, your work, and your abundant sharing."
—Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager

"Sean Stephenson is a hero to me. When you read his book, he will be a hero to you as well. His moving stories about himself and others who have found the gifts in their pain will teach you so much about courage and, just as important, you will learn how to build your own sense of confidence when it comes to health, career, relationships, and more. Do yourself a favor read this book! "
—Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., author, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway and Embracing Uncertainty

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 351 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470399937
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (27 Mar 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00261OP6Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #180,601 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This book is simply excellent.

I'm so glad I didn't listen to some of the previous jaded reviews.

"Too basic" - The real fact of the matter is if you REALLY WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE and HAPPINESS you have to take action. Simply reading a book will not do it for you. The book is the map, but you physically have to leave your house to walk the journey that is documented. You can have a simple basic map to follow or a complicated hard map - either way the destination is the same. I know what I prefer.

"Same stuff as previous motivational books" - Look, the real fact of the matter is that truth is truth. There are only so many important life principles that are truth. They have been truth for thousands of years, THEY DON'T CHANGE. Ultimately all religious, self-help, motivational , spiritual books have the same truths in them. The skill of the author (i.e. how good the book is) is connecting with you and communicating these truths in a manner that you can internalise.

I'm not bagging on these reviewers, they have their own reasons for writing reviews such as these and I don't judge them for it. I just didn't want them to spoil an opportunity for those who seek genuine change in their lives.

So for those people who really want to improve their lives and are committed to improving the happiness of their lives and most importantly - those WHO WILL TAKE ACTION not simply read. I recommend you get this book.

A very simple, easy to understand method with practical steps you can take to improve yourself and help those around you.

Self-examination and improving your life can be difficult, it can take you to places you would rather forget about. However, in the end it is the best thing you can do with your limited time on this planet. Get the book - make your own decision, don't trust my review.

It is a small monetary and time cost that could set you off on an amazing journey that you will never regret.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stop with the excuses already! 9 April 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I really liked this book. The amount of obstacles the author has overcome to create a positive life for himself is inspirational in itself. It very much leaves the readers asking themselves - if he can do all that - what is my excuse! I think you do probably have to like self-help books and human interest stories to get on with this book but I loved it!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars pretty basic 22 Nov 2009
Reading this is a sort of "My first Motivational book" experience. Very, very basic information which was better suited to a chapter in a compendium, shamelessly padded out to ridiculous extremes in order to make a 'book' of presentable/sellable length. Really wish author didn't refer to his 'celebrity' friends either - really diminishes the seriousness of the subject......STOP NAME DROPPING SEAN!!!

The essential message, however, is sound - good basic, common sense - something we all need to be reminded of every so often.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Connecting people 16 April 2014
By Lara
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am on the 2nd chapter and I feel like I found what I was missing in my life. What I was doing wrong? Read this book it will help your relationships with your family and friend.
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