Mind Power: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life Paperback – 21 Oct 2010
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'Mind Power by James Borg is currently the best self-help book' Guardian
'Doesn't bombard the reader with pseudo-scientific new age bull#### . . . aims to be accessible to all and this is one of its main strengths. Light hearted and enthusiastic style make this one of the better self-help books out there.' Booksquawk
From the Back Cover
Do you control your mind or does your mind control you?
Our thoughts create our reality. Every day and in every way, the quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life.
Can there be anything more important than our thoughts?
Your mind really can propel you to success or hold you back. Whether you want to remember more or worry less, control your anger or free your ambition, there is a way to change your life for the better by changing the way you think.
In MIND POWER, James Borg will show you how to change the way you think, and act, forever.
Thought provoking in every way, MIND POWER will lead you through the neural pathways of your brain and show you how to take control of your thoughts. In simple steps, you can learn how to free yourself from the thoughts that limit you, and replace them with a better way of thinking.
Your past, present and future is moulded by your thoughts. When you change your thinking you change your life.See all Product Description
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The book describes various skills of controlling the audience's attention, among other topics. You can learn how to recognize (in)visible signs of a breakdown of attention of your audience, to `read' the body language of people in your tour groups, and to generally win more attention while guiding. You'll find here how to pick up signals as to how you are coming across, retrieve the situation if somebody is resistant, choose the right words to get results in any situation, and more.
The text of this book is written in a charming way with a lot of examples from everyday life, given in special 'boxes'. Each chapter is followed by a small test, so the reader can check out his understanding of the subject. Even though you might think of yourself as a persuasive professional, there is always enough space for further improvements. James Borg's book is here to help you in that direction, and not only in your professional milieu.
I bought it from Amazon with an open mind and was actually looking forward to it arriving in the post. It came and with great excitement I read the cracking testimonials from John Harvey-Jones, "Management Today" and others, and was thrilled by the way it described itself as "The world's bestselling book on persuasion".
But... it's full of hot air.
A lot of the content is stuff you will have seen before (like the stats on non-verbal messages). It also gives you cliched stereotypes of a number of different personality types. And every chapter is full of examples of "how to" and "how not to" communicate. The example conversations it gives are just, for want of a better word, lame. Here's one:
Harriet (to John): "Every time I look in the mirror all I can see is wrinkles. I look in the mirror and I see flabby arms. I see big hips. I see big thighs. I see cellulite everywhere. Oh, John - say something positive to give me hope."
John: "Err... At least there's nothing wrong with your eyesight."
Boom-boom! That's not Persuasion; that's Terry And June. If you *want* dodgy 1970's sitcomesque dialogue, this is going to be a book you'll enjoy. If you want real-life examples of how actual people communicate with each other, however, you'll have to look elsewhere.
I do however strongly recommend this book.
After just a few chapters of this book I realized I had the power to reclaim my life and it's been really helpful. I bought a second copy and had it sent to my Mum as she too has been left very 'beaten up' by the family events. I think it'll really help anyone who has problems with anxiety, depression and stress.
It helped me put things back into perspective which is hard to do alone when you're feeling so down. Thanks to this book I'm not worried about panic attacks anymore or feeling down. I know how to take back control. Great book!
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The book focuses just as much on what you need to do to be a better listener, as much as it does on how you can get your point across to... Read more
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This book changed my mind and therefore life by putting into perspective the negative thought processes I was using without realising. Read morePublished 16 months ago by TC
Bought this after reading 'mind power' by the same author . Mind power was a brilliant read , however was disappointed in this one. Read morePublished 16 months ago by bp