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Self Matters: Creating Your Life from the Inside Out [Kindle Edition]

Phil McGraw
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Book Description

What if there is a You that has never seen the light of day, has never got to say, “Hey, what about me?”
What if there is a You that you have never even met and certainly never permitted to just be, without fear of judgment or condemnation?
What if you live your life on the sidelines in constant fear of failing to please those who forever seem to stand in judgment of you and your life?
What if you discovered that you had settled for what life has served up instead of what you really wanted and needed?
What if you really think and feel things you have never allowed to come out, and certainly never acted on?
What if your marriage is not at all what you really emotionally want and need, but you silently stay the course anyway, selling out your hope to be happy?
What if you are allowing days to turn into weeks and weeks to turn into months and months to turn into years, all adding up to a lifetime of being what some nameless, faceless world has assigned you to be?

If any of these “What ifs” are true in your life, then we need to talk, and through these pages, we will. First, I have some bad news, and I have some good news. The bad news is you are making the choices that have put you in this life circumstance; the good news is you are making the choices that have put you in this life circumstance. Now is the time to make the biggest choice of your life. Through Self Matters, I will help you do just that.
—Dr. Phil McGraw

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Dr Phil McGraw, known as 'Dr Tell-It-Like-It-Is' on Oprah Winfrey's Change Your Life show discusses self-esteem with a whole new positive approach, proposing a plan to become your best self rather than using low self esteem as a crutch. It is time to say goodbye to the nagging fears that keep so many of us from fulfilling our potential and see how endless our possibilities are.

About the Author

Dr Phillip C McGraw is best known to millions as 'Dr Tell It Like It Is' from Oprah and as the author of the bestselling Life Strategies and Relationship Rescue. He has trained thousands of people in effective life skills seminars and is one of the most sought after public speakers. He lives in Texas with his wife and two sons.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2558 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 074322423X
  • Publisher: Free Press (14 Nov. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC0U08
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,585,602 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does not get any better than this 29 July 2005
I am a big collector of self help books but this one has probably influenced me more than any other.
Dr Phil is so straight to the point, without any jargon to confuse you. He gives you good examples from his own life and gives you good advice to complete the exercises. Once you have completed the exercises you will have a clear focus of who you are and why you think the way you do.
This book is simply brilliant, straight forward, easy to read and incredibly useful so if you feel you need to get your life together, this the best place to start
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helped me get my head together 28 Oct. 2004
By A Customer
At the risk of sounding like one of those gushy 'oh!, it saved my life'-types, I really can't rate this book highly enough. By reading it and working through the self-analysis exercises it contains, I managed to find events in my past that have shaped my life up to the present day.
The book works by making you consider the impact of those events and then deal with the negative element of them.
If you feel that your life is a bit off the rails, I hope you get some of the benefits I have experienced should you choose to get this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Self Matters 28 Feb. 2011
By Scarlet
I have only started this book and already I am finding amazing things on each page, I am already highlighting lots on my kindle ipad app and cannot believe i am highlighting so much so soon, it really is amazing from the start, i am eager to complete this book because I am literally that person in the book that Dr. Phil wants to help so much. I will review again when I have finished but just to say at this stage, it sure is a fabulous gift to yourself to buy this book.
Christine - Ireland
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars look at yourself 30 Jun. 2012
By Nan
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I found this a bit hard goin- mainly becuse I am a retired pensioner and feel it is a bit late for me to change re work and young life. Would recommend it to someone younger and working though. He is easy to read and as usaul writes so well you feel he is talking to you alone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 30 Jan. 2014
By Angel
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If you are looking to drastically change your worn out and tireing life because you are just ...soooo unhappy then this is definately .the book for will have you look at your life in a way you have never thought possible..and go deep to the roots of your issues and why they are must be ready for change radically to follow this book...but it will turn your life around complety and make you more aware of who you are and why your life is at it is in a way i have never seen before..I have seen it change friends lives ina powerful and amazing a spiritual person it was not for me...but it is an effective book and I have personally witnessed this...So Highly recommended for self help if that is what your are looking for....Good quick delivery ...Thanks
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31 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A no nonsense approach that works 4 Jan. 2002
By A Customer
This works, so many books on this topic are marginal, this one - every page delivers, you can feel the changes, and ive tried most other books, i reccomend it
thanks Dr Phil.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worked for me 30 Jun. 2003
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Dr Phil writes like he talks and the book makes a good read even if you don't have the massive amount of time spare that you would need if you were to do all the exercises. I did a few and they were very helpful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good 29 Jun. 2012
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I like Phil McGraw and his programmes and books make very good sense. I have long since given this book away to a friend, but sometimes Phil's voice asking me'So how is it workin' for ya?' still reverberates round my head.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me
I started this book with great enthusiasm but it took a long time to do the exercises and didn't find any explanations afterwards. I give 2 stars as the concepts are interesting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Amazingly helpful would recommend highly....
Published 1 month ago by Sarah Tunney
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
very good.
Published 4 months ago by leila holly dee
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 6 months ago by morton10
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Phil inspires me - everytime!
Dr Phil is always highly recommended by me - Plain speaking and very encouraging!
Published 9 months ago by MCDdeB
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
I chose this for my ongoing studies and it has more than fulfilled the expectations I had for this book. Practical and effective advice.
Published 11 months ago by Gail Pitts
1.0 out of 5 stars Sophia
Deeply disappointed I am with this book. It is just like a Dr PHIL episode but in writing , thus deficient. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Sophia
5.0 out of 5 stars self matters
informative, interesting book. Well worth every penny. Explained well. Enjoyed reading this book. Would consider something similar to read at a later date
Published 16 months ago by lisbeth levett
5.0 out of 5 stars Very readable
A very easy to read book with lots of good insights into what makes people tick and how to explore who you are
Published 17 months ago by J.L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Great read, must have. Again Dr Phil gives practical advice in our angle of approach to life. I highly recommend this book.
Published 20 months ago by Rev. John H. Marsden
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