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The Mind Gym: Wake Up Your Mind: Wake Your Mind Up [Paperback]

Mind Gym
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6 Jan 2005 Mind Gym

In much of our lives, our mind operates on autopilot. Rather like the tourist who repeats the same words louder each time the local doesn't understand, we often tend to think and behave in set ways, even if it doesn't get us what we want.

However, once we can spot our mental habits, we can change them. And, as result, we are more likely to: make the right things happen; come up with original ideas; achieve more in less time; gain energy and have less negative stress; win people round to our point of view.

Over 100,000 people have taken part in and recommended The Mind Gym's workouts. Now, for the first time, hundreds of these practical tips and techniques based on applied psychology are packed into this book and, with your free personal membership number, at The Mind Gym Online.

It's not too late to change your mind ...

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (6 Jan 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316729922
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316729925
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 13.4 x 21.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Re-invent yourself (FINANCIAL TIMES)

Think short, punchy fun (GUARDIAN)

Send your mind for a workout (DAILY TELEGRAPH)

Inventive about techniques to deal with everyday problems (THE TIMES)

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'One muscle is going to get more attention than any other in this next decade - the brain' Sunday Times, 2000

The first in a series of self help books aimed at revolutionising the way people use their minds

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215 of 221 people found the following review helpful
This is the model for self-development books for the 21st Century. I have read many self-development books, to benefit personally and to support my work as a trainer and coach. Some have been based on academic research, others have been 'secret of my success' books. This one genuinely stands out.
There is a solid underpinning of well-researched psychology, combined with dozens of practical tools and examples. The Mind Gym have taken the best, most useful theories and presented them in easy to understand ways, illustrating them with real-world examples from many of the participants at their 'Workout' training sessions.
Some of the things this book can help you with:
Develop a more take-charge attitude
Stop procrastinating
Sort out where your life is going and make big decisions
Make a more positive impact on others
Become more influential
Get on better with others, have more gravitas and resolve conflicts
Change other people's attitudes without upsetting them
Break bad news in a sensitive way
Reduce your stress levels
Become a better creative thinker
It's full of interesting self-assessments and you get access to their website for even more useful tools. There's just the right combination of interaction, anecdotes and explanation; and it's structured as a book you can dip into and get ideas straight away for any particular life challenge you face.
All in all, a book that will make a difference - if you USE all the good stuff in it.
For some further reading, have a look at '(Inner) FITness and the FIT Corporation' by Ben Fletcher, also about 'mental fitness'.
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84 of 87 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money, easily 13 Jan 2005
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This is a very engagingly written, well designed book, which I would classify as "intelligent self-help". It also enables you to sign up to a web site, which contains some nifty self-assessment tools. The web site alone is worth the cover price of the book... and then some. The book itself is a refreshing take on questions like how to endow yourself with greater presence, how to manage stress, how to be better at influencing others, and how to be more creative. So why only four stars, rather than five? Essentially because most of what you will find here is common sense. That's not to say it isn't worth being reminded of it, but, as with any book offering to detox your mind or teach you new skills for dealing with people and situations, it rewards you for being balanced and sensible. That's good, but it isn't radical. Entering the Mind Gym is more like doing a good cardio workout than doing a sustained weights programme. In other words, the results aren't going to be astonishing. But they should be sustainable, and they are manageable. If you buy one book in this genre right now, this is the one to go for.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Food for thought... 25 Dec 2006
There seem to be two different types of people in this world.

On the one hand there are those who just seem to have ingenuity, creativity and presence and then there is everyone else.

Although this book wouldn't magically turn the latter into the former, what it does do quite effectively is provide ideas that you can pore over in your own time. When you need to persuade someone to your side of an arguement, when you need to find a way to relax, when you need to make an impression... This book introduces you to a broad range of options which help you find methods and techniques that you might have forgotten existed.

The writing style is easy to follow and broken down into short manageable chapters so it is easy to find your own pace. It also written by someone who clearly has a background in psychology (just look at the bibliography) because all of the advice is practical and considered, there are no attempts at offering the hollow inspiration that is so common in self-help books.

In conclusion, if you are asking whether this book change your life or motivate you to new levels of success; the answer is "Probably not...".

Alternatively if you are asking if it is simply a good read? If it will help you find new ideas about how to handle daily situations and possibly help you see how your skills fit into a team environment... You will find this to be a very handy book that you will almost certainly enjoy and might well find yourself revisiting in those moments when you just need some ideas.
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301 of 324 people found the following review helpful
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Over the last 4 years the people at the Mind Gym have lead a quiet revolution in learning and development firstly in the UK and now around the world. I met their founder (one of the authors) nearly four years ago when I was responsible for L&D in a large company. Their unique selling point is to deliver "bite sized" courses (90 minutes) for workers too busy to take a whole day out of the office.
Whilst the bite-sized learning has been the Mind Gym's main selling point, their products have a number of other extremely valuable ideas that are rarely seen in a field dominated by blaggers with untested ideas who fail to practice what they preach.
Probably the most significant thing they offer is intellectual rigour. The book says they have an academic board of psychology professors - one of whom, Guy Claxton, I know has written some readable and practical books on creativity. What this means is that we have the best chance of getting advice that works as it has already been extensively tested under scientific conditions.
Wake Your Mind Up brings together the key insights for the best books and academic papers on that topic (included in the bibliography). Having read some of these papers myself I can say that they have done a terrific job of turning them into practical advice you can actually understand without needing a degree in psychobabble. The book reads more like the best articles in Cosmo or Esquire than a science based self development book. This makes it very easy to read and easier to relate to the concepts they talk about.
The book is split into five main sections, Taking Control, The Right Impression, Tough Conversations, Stress and Relaxation, and Creative Juices. Each of these has up to 5 separate chapters you can focus on depending on your immediate need.
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use it all the time for training sessions with staff. Easy to refer to and a great addition to my list of training books..
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1.0 out of 5 stars Useless
I considered I needed some brain training and bought this book almost by chance, picking it up from a selection of proposals on the same subjetc. Read more
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Self-help books that promise to transform you into the next big rock star, oscar-winning Hollywood actor or the most successful CEO in the block have always annoyed me. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Andre Magalhaes
5.0 out of 5 stars Xmas with inspiration
Read this, shared this, used it as a relationship tool and had loads of fun doing it. Great series the Gym books highly recommended. Read more
Published 13 months ago by refugeewurzel
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent condition not yet had time to read it yet though.
Great condition of book, not yet had time to start reading it yet due to work commitments, will start soon
Published 14 months ago by Mrs Ch
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Great book great value great to dip into as and when you need it.
Looking for more from the same authors
Published 16 months ago by DJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Stimulating book!
I bought this book as it was recommended by a lecturer for a business awareness module. Very stimulating and enjoyable!
Published 23 months ago by Simmie
4.0 out of 5 stars Points out the obvious that's easy to miss...
Great format - not written like a text book which makes it easy to read.
The Mind Gym: Wake Your Mind Up takes you through various scenarios and concepts, showing you how to... Read more
Published on 13 Feb 2011 by JEPB
4.0 out of 5 stars Broad, but with lots of good tips
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Published on 25 April 2010 by Jurgen Wolff
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent jump-start for your brain.
I bought this because a friend kept talking about it. It is a great book which can be read from cover to cover or dipped into depending on what you want. Read more
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