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The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness by [Peters, Steve]
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Thank you, Steve Peters, for opening my eyes on how to approach my worries and fears
Bradley Wiggins, Winner of Tour de France 2012
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["The Chimp Paradox" is] the mind program that helped me win my Olympic Golds.
Sir Chris Hoy, six-time Olympic champion
Steve Peters is the most important person in my career.
Victoria Pendleton, Olympic Gold Medal-winning cyclist
Dr. Steve Peters uses quite a bit of creative license in The Chimp Paradox to create layman-friendly applications for cutting-edge neuroscience with spectacular results! Customers will welcome this exciting new approach to managing overeating, uncontrolled rage, and obsessive thinking, and the book s scientific foundation, though simplified, is solid.
Retailing Insight"

"Thank you, Steve Peters, for opening my eyes on how to approach my worries and fears..."
--Bradley Wiggins, Winner of Tour de France 2012
.
"[The Chimp Paradox is] the mind program that helped me win my Olympic Golds."
--Sir Chris Hoy, six-time Olympic champion
"Steve Peters is the most important person in my career."
--Victoria Pendleton, Olympic Gold Medal-winning cyclist
"Dr. Steve Peters uses quite a bit of creative license in The Chimp Paradox to create layman-friendly applications for cutting-edge neuroscience--with spectacular results! Customers will welcome this exciting new approach to managing overeating, uncontrolled rage, and obsessive thinking, and the book's scientific foundation, though simplified, is solid."
--Retailing Insight

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Personal development book by Prof Steve Peters, the British Cycling team's psychiatrist, in which he shares his phenomenal mind management programme for the first time

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3488 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1448117968
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (5 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006K26BEQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,219 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,275 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Life-changing is over used hyperbole in the self-help 'new you' book market but that's exactly what this book is. Written in a very simple style it walks us through an intuitive model of how our minds work that's linked to what we know about the physical structure of the brain. If you read it carefully and do the exercises at the back of each chapter it will absolutely change your life.

The genius of the book is that Peters takes complex information about the physical structure of our brain and builds a complementary psychological model that explains how each part contributes to our 'in-mind' experience each and everyday.

The model is made of the following components;

There's our inner Chimp, the emotional part of our brain, designed by evolution to support our survival, it's thinking is characterised by feelings and paranoia, it works on impressions and interpretations, not facts and responds up to fives times faster than our rational brain.

There's our Human mind, which is rational, weighs up evidence and reaches careful and deliberate conclusions using cognition. It is where our highest values of humanity reside, it is where we can strategically plan our actions and think through the consequences of events and arrive at balanced and considered conclusions. It works five times slower than the Chimp.

And then there's the Computer, a bank of a remembered experiences full of automatic habits and responses, some good, some bad, the place where both our Human and our Chimp look for association and similar experiences when processing what's happening to us. The Computer works twenty times faster than our Human and four times faster than the Chimp.
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this book is fantastic... i have been a profesional sportsman for 20n years winning 3 world titles..4 uk champs..4 masters titles plus many more titles... my journey has not always been the the best in terms of how i have felt about it.. many times vowing to retire.. it has been that hard.. in this time i have worked with many people to try and help me through the journey... and in my opionion nothing has come close to how this book explains things.. this book really helps you make the descions for yourself.. it gives you he tools to deal with all things life can throw at you.. it has enabled me to to see the wood through the trees.. it has helped me see that i was not going mad.. i just was not able to understand how my mind the machine works..i now am able to play snooker and not feel that my self worth depends on winning a game of snooker.. which i have done for years.. yes i still want to win.. but i dont need to define my self through having to win every snooker game i play in..i now feel able to play.. and handle the the negative thoughts which used to make me wanna lose and go home..and tell my self i did not want to compete..i had that mind set for years..
the book has also helped me make good choices in making time for the people who really matter in life.. this is called the troop.. and how much better life has got since getting the right people back in my life..tjhis has made i massive difference to my life.. it is ongoing.. and needs you to put the work in.. it wont just happen.. you need to make it happen.. the book really does offer simple but effective ways on how to really improve your life..i have red many self help books.. and worked with many people the field of self help.. and nothing comes close to to this model.. anyone can get something out of reading the book..
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It took me some months to complete this book. Not because it is tedious or badly written but because the concepts take time to absorb and begin to make sense.

Peters' credentials, his work with British Cycling, are flawless. The language used is clearly designed to be understood by the vast majority of people. The concepts are, however, hardcore science and very powerful. Watch out for self-help junkies commenting negatively - if they can quote a string of other books they deem better then clearly nothing so far is working for them. This book will work for most people willing to listen and implement the lessons.

Take your time. If you're going to change your life you won't do it by reading a book in 24 hours. It will take months, maybe a year or two. Understand each idea totally before moving to the next. Each idea on its own is relatively easy to grasp but there are loads of them and stitching them all together in a useful way takes time and patience.

I found some of the metaphors confusing at times. Humans and chimps fine. Then add computers, gremlins, goblins, autopilots and it's starting to get mixed up. And then add stones of life, planets, moons, and at one point cogs, and you wonder if there may have been a more consistent method of presenting the ideas. Don't make the mistake of dismissing the messages because you don't like how they are delivered though. See through the metaphorical irritations.

At the start of the book I had a highly paid but stressful job 200 miles from home, living out of a suitcase 4 days a week. Irritable, irritated, and irritating to others. Today, as I finish it, I've changed jobs, pay cut but still comfortably paid, a short commute from home. Changed the car, and have gone on holiday for the first time in 2 years.
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