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  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Lean Marketing Press (14 Dec. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907498397
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907498398
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 524,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Author

Did you know that happy people are more succesful, have better relationships, make more money and get more out of life? If you feel you could be happier and get more out of life but don't know how, THE REAL SECRET is what you've been waiting for.
We don't believe you can achieve happiness, or anything else, by simply wishing for, thinking about or visualising it. If you've tried that and found that the universe hasn't delivered everything you ever wanted, we're here to help.

From the Back Cover

What to do when the universe hasn't delivered... everything you ever wanted.

Simple, Sensible, Scientifically Supported Self Help
by Lucy McCarraher & Annabel Shaw

You can't get rich and happy just by sending out positive vibes, but you can:

Learn Happiness Habits from Positive Psychology
Tame your Fear with Cutting Edge Neuroscience
Control your Time and Money like an Entrepreneur
Build Better Relationships through one Tested Technique

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Whilst I totally and wholeheartedly endorse the authors view that "the law of attraction" is utter nonsense to the point of being dangerous, this book could have been so much more inspirational. Its full of practical help and advice which is worthwhile and valid, and in that respect it deserves four stars. However, it didnt really strike at the heart for me, and I found it all a bit clinical at times. But I suppose that was partly the intent, as so many self-help books are so wet you could ring them out!
Worth getting if you're new to self-help books or are just plain sick of the fantasy world writings of other pie-in-the-sky authors.
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What I liked about The Real Secret was its no nonsense, practical approach based on good quality research. The Real Secret has cherry-picked the best from a wide range of psychology, science and therapy and made it accessible and do-able.

I found it easy to read and understand, with the reasons for each of the habits fully explained. A lot of self help books are either too sciency or too simplistic, or just give you far too much to do. I also liked the fact that the authors are realistic about how long it really takes to change habits and transform your life.

They don't promise to change your life in seven days, but more realistically suggest that it can take a year to make real and lasting changes.

Paula Wynne
Author of Create A Successful Website
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Successful people are people who are in control of their lives, people who 'paddle their own canoe', and these people generally have no time for the 'it will happen if I wish it hard enough' approach. The Real Secret really caught my attention because, as a jazz musician, I tend to lead so much of my life following impulse rather than plan.

This book has shown me how, by paying closer attention to all of the little things, we can change ourselves into people who resemble successful people, and thus become far more likely to succeed. Like successful people, we too can take control of our lives.

It is generally accepted that the Myers-Briggs judger/perceiver scale shows two types of personality: a judger is organised and may be destined to reach the top of the tree in people management, whereas a perceiver is highly creative, highly disorganised, and always late, but is more likely to come up with a multi million dollar (pound?) idea. If you are reading this review, you are fairly likey to be a disorganised, messy, consistently late person, i.e. perceiver, and this book might well give you that proverbial kick up the a*** you need to get you to take action. This puts you ahead of the game because most perceivers never get around to doing anything. Alternatively, if there is a judger in you waiting to be released, this book will liberate it and enable you to succeed.

Above all, this book delivers. Leave all the Rhonda Byrne stuff to the people who believe in little people with wings at the bottom of the garden, lets get real and succeed. Grounded in reality, this book will be the most useful book you ever buy.
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The Real Secret is vastly preferable to the dangerous nonsense it seeks to discredit. I was very badly hurt as a young man by the type of beliefs The Secret seeks to promote, as I have life long chronic health problems. Just as a tortured man will confess to anything. So, a sick man will try anything.

However the authors of The Real Secret still suffer from some daft and dangerous beliefs. Happiness is not a choice! If a gang of skinheads gave me a kicking, I would not chose to be unhappy. That WOULD make me unhappy. Equally, comming into money through good fortune, a nice view, a trip to the countryside, praise and appreciation all make me happy.

Stewie and his dog from "Family Guy" did a great scetch on YouTube about their book, "Wish it, Want it, Do it". If you read these type of books, I strongly suggest you watch this scetch!

Exercise promotes happiness through chemical signals. Equally, exposure to violence releases toxic chemicals into the body. So, adopting a healthy life style - if you can afford it - may promote happiness, but I suspect these types of beliefs work better if you have a qualification that is in demand, a large trust fund, enjoy good health and live in a stable democracy where discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, gender or sexuality are illegal.
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This is a wonderful general self-help book which can be applied to your life at any stage, by almost anyone. I find The Real Secret is so clearly written and covers all aspects of life today you feel as if you have the wisdom of a sensible aunt distilled into a written form. If I had to sum up the book in a `nut shell' I think it is a manual for overcoming obstacles in life and finding happiness. Steps to real happiness are wise and varied; from the very practical, such as: unopened bills, to emotional issues such as: improving your friendships.
What really appealed to me is the lack of `mumbo-jumbo' and the responsibility for change being put on the reader, rather than being sucked into a blame culture for when things aren't working out in your life. I like the step by step approach to taking greater control of your life and personal happiness. It means that The Real Secret is accessible to anyone and can be worked on at various levels. The sections about creating practical positive habits particularly appealed to me as a way forward both personally and when working with others as a teacher.
After having worked in education for many years, as a tutor to young people, my only criticism of this very timely book is that it needs to be made available to teachers and tutors in order to build emotional resilience and behaviour for learning. Is there an e-book or an interactive version in the pipeline, I wonder?
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