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The Secret Art of Self-Development: 16 little-known rules for eternal happiness & freedom [Kindle Edition]

Karl Moore
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Book Description

Stop being a seeker - Start being a finder!

Self-development is an amazing quest. It's the desire to find your own freedom and happiness. It's about letting go of limitations, and learning how to live successfully.

This book is a series of 16 simple "pep talks" for that self-development journey.

No hype, no rituals, no follow-on courses. Just a series of conversations to help you finally discover your own true freedom.

Forget The Secret, set aside religious texts and ignore the so-called gurus.

This book will guide you straight to the only true authority on your own self-development.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 584 KB
  • Print Length: 154 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Inspire3 Publishing (25 Mar. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0051BJ2UM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #92,206 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I am convinced this book is making my life, both professional and personal, better. I hold down a couple of jobs, both high-stress, and I needed to "find myself" as they say, I needed to re-focus and prioritise. My brother told me about The Secret Art of Self-Development: 16 little-known rules for eternal happiness & freedom. The first thing you should know is that this is not some "fluff" pamphlet disguised as an eBook. This is jam-packed full of information, not just 16 little tips but 150 or more pages of what true self-development really is. Happiness and success both are often achieved together, and isn't that the point? You don't want to be successful and grumpy. Here, Karl Moore gives you the inner-secrets to be both, starting with a BIG kick in the pants that some of us (maybe just me!) really needed because I was feeling sorry for myself and that was a lot of my problem. I learned from Karl that self-deception is what hinders self-improvement more than anything. I was able to free myself from a lot of baggage and it is paying off both at home and at my two jobs. If you are stressed or even better, if you just feel as though you can't move forward, this book might be the best investment in yourself you ever make! HIGHLY recommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very powerful! 18 Nov. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Very powerful information written in an easy-to-read style of writing. The author has a very intelligent manner in which he writes a book that is worth reading more than just one time.

Each pep talk given by the author is really something special. I have a couple that are my favorite that I've already read again. A must-read for all, you will not be disappointed!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Feel Good Book! 19 Dec. 2011
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Given how stressed I've been over the last six months with one thing and another I wasn't feeling particularly optimistic about things in general when I bought this book for my kindle. However, after reading it I feel that I am far more able to understand the kind of issues that have been holding me back in life and have some great ideas of how to deal with them. Breaking things down into easy steps allows the reader to recognize how their own mental health and environmental problems affect how they see life. Karl Moore covers these points in a concise manner in a very entertaining and easy to read format and doesn't ramble on when it's not necessary. That isn't to say that the book isn't full of invaluable information but that it's written with the average person in mind and doesn't read like a text book. I love Karl Moore's books and would certainly consider buying further ones.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Positive thoughts for each day. 1 May 2013
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A very simple easy to understand read to make you think positively about your life and to cope with our lives. Has the same message as The secret if your a fan of that book read this.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true wake-up call to your psyche! 16 Jun. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is a must own in my opinion for anyone looking to improve their mental attitude and way of life. I actually printed out the table of contents, just so I look at it every day as a reminder and a kind of "Golden Rules" to try to follow on a daily basis. You can tell that Karl Moore is a "tell it like it is" type of guy when it comes to his self development teachings, which is definitely needed this day in age. This book is a true wake-up call that will get you moving in a positive direction in my opinion. I recommend keeping this book handy and starting your day off by skimming through it until these rules embedded into your brain and practicing them becomes second nature to you.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oversimplified and trite. 10 Sept. 2012
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As others have pointed out, advice like "Be happy!" and "Stop self pity!" are all very well, but without practical advice or suggestions as to how to get out of those ruts, this book is all but useless.

Anyone who's in a really bad place or suffering from depression, when told "Be happy!" is likely to just feel guilty because it's blimmin' impossible to "snap out of it", and this whole book could be summarised as "Snap out of it, stop worrying, be happy!"

If you're a basically happy person who wants some rather shallow little phrases to pep you up, this is likely just the ticket. Otherwise, you can find more information and more actual help for free just by googling "self help tips".
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit of an annoyance 24 Jan. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I decided to purchase this Kindle book after reading Karl's other book 'The 18 Rules of Happiness' (which I was impressed with). Karl advertises this book in that one.

I was disappointed to find that the content is very, very similar to the previous book.
A lot is repeated word for word in fact.
When you click on 'Look inside' on Amazon, you can't see the table of contents.

Oddly, the table of contents is put at the end of the book.
It makes me wonder if Karl did this deliberately so people wouldn't know the book was pretty much identical to his other/cheaper book.

Karl definitely seems to enjoy putting sentences in bold, and tends to use a lot of spacing throughout.
Whether this is to kill a few pages, I don't know.

If you haven't read the other book, this is worth 4 stars, but for me I feel like this was a waste of time.
I actually preferred 18 rules.
Both books are, however, well-written.
They contain good advice (though nothing new) compiled into a motivating read.

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5.0 out of 5 stars review
So great to read a book that is not only easy but makes such common sense. Love it thank you Karl xx
Published 4 months ago by Crystal Marie McGlone
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
This book is an excellent discovering to the secrets of self-development, happiness and freedom. It a great book to just pick up when you are feeling discouraged and unmotivated... Read more
Published 5 months ago by kindle fire hd user
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Would recommend as straight to the point and lots of advice to use daily. The appendix at the back is great to use.
Published 6 months ago by Mrs Fiona Bremmer
5.0 out of 5 stars Get straight to the point
I personally love this book and will be reading it many more times. I will also share this very simple book. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Xquizite Choice
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This was one of the best self improvement books ive read. It didnt have silly exercises to do or paths to follow. It just told you how to think and retune your brain. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars ***
Short book which includes simple but powerful ideas , good quick read or introduction to deeper spiritual books out there .
Published 19 months ago by Crazy Bunny
5.0 out of 5 stars A great little book
This was a random choice based on the fact that 1 my name is also Moore and 2 I had returned from my idyllic home in the Mediterranean to good old rain sodden England and wanted... Read more
Published 19 months ago by RON MOORE
5.0 out of 5 stars great
Nothing to dislike great read 10 out of 10 buy it now its just the best. I want free download !
Published 19 months ago by John
4.0 out of 5 stars Simplicity at its best
This book gets you thinking! Great quick read, well written and easy to follow. This book was written for me! Read more
Published 23 months ago by Lynsy Ann Gibson
2.0 out of 5 stars not what I expected
I was disapointed with this book. It basically re-shuffled the ideas of the secret and waffles on too much for my liking.
Published on 14 July 2013 by gizmo
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