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Did you know that most self-help programs that follow the standard success blueprint have a 97% failure rate? The truth is that the typical personal improvement mantra of tapping into your willpower and activating the power of positive thinking is actually a recipe for failure. In Beyond Willpower, bestselling author and psychological counselor Alexander Loyd, PhD, ND, re Did you know that most self-help programs that follow the standard success blueprint have a 97% failure rate? The truth is that the typical personal improvement mantra of tapping into your willpower and activating the power of positive thinking is actually a recipe for failure. In Beyond Willpower, bestselling author and psychological counselor Alexander Loyd, PhD, ND, reveals a unique, highly effective program to help you finally achieve the life you want and the success you deserve. Science has proven that stress, or internal fear, is the primary source of virtually any problem we encounter physical, spiritual, emotional, and even circumstantial. New research has shown that fear is literally programmed into us at the cellular level, which is why most of us are unable to turn off our stress response by willpower alone. For the first time, this book teaches you how to change your cellular programming from fear to love, triggering a natural chemical chain reaction that fuels you for your best success. Rooted in science, ancient wisdom, and proven therapeutic techniques to remove personal obstacles that sabotage us, Beyond Willpower offers a revolutionary 40-day holistic program based on more than 25 years of clinical experience. With this program you will identify and clarify what fundamentally defines success for you. Then you'll receive the three simple tools you need to internally shift from fear to love physically (using the Energy Medicine tool), mentally (using the Reprogramming Statements tool), and spiritually (using the Heart Screen tool). No matter how you define success as wealth, career satisfaction, healing of health issues, or resolution of relationship problems. Beyond Willpower will help you achieve it once and for all, quickly and for the long term.


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Did you know that most self-help programs that follow the standard success blueprint have a 97% failure rate? The truth is that the typical personal improvement mantra of tapping into your willpower and activating the power of positive thinking is actually a recipe for failure. In Beyond Willpower, bestselling author and psychological counselor Alexander Loyd, PhD, ND, re Did you know that most self-help programs that follow the standard success blueprint have a 97% failure rate? The truth is that the typical personal improvement mantra of tapping into your willpower and activating the power of positive thinking is actually a recipe for failure. In Beyond Willpower, bestselling author and psychological counselor Alexander Loyd, PhD, ND, reveals a unique, highly effective program to help you finally achieve the life you want and the success you deserve. Science has proven that stress, or internal fear, is the primary source of virtually any problem we encounter physical, spiritual, emotional, and even circumstantial. New research has shown that fear is literally programmed into us at the cellular level, which is why most of us are unable to turn off our stress response by willpower alone. For the first time, this book teaches you how to change your cellular programming from fear to love, triggering a natural chemical chain reaction that fuels you for your best success. Rooted in science, ancient wisdom, and proven therapeutic techniques to remove personal obstacles that sabotage us, Beyond Willpower offers a revolutionary 40-day holistic program based on more than 25 years of clinical experience. With this program you will identify and clarify what fundamentally defines success for you. Then you'll receive the three simple tools you need to internally shift from fear to love physically (using the Energy Medicine tool), mentally (using the Reprogramming Statements tool), and spiritually (using the Heart Screen tool). No matter how you define success as wealth, career satisfaction, healing of health issues, or resolution of relationship problems. Beyond Willpower will help you achieve it once and for all, quickly and for the long term.

30 review for Beyond Willpower: The Secret Principle to Achieving Success in Life, Love, and Happiness

  1. 5 out of 5

    Martin Baggs

    I really wanted to like “Beyond Willpower”. It got a lot of praise and a lot of hype. And I thought it would be good for me. But I come away disappointed. Maybe it’s me, not willing to put the exercises into practice. Maybe it’s how the book tries to marry Christianity and New Age thought together into one syncretistic whole. It just didn’t resonate entirely well with me. Much of what author Alexander Loyd says sounds good, from the statistic that 97% of self-help books fail due to the fact that I really wanted to like “Beyond Willpower”. It got a lot of praise and a lot of hype. And I thought it would be good for me. But I come away disappointed. Maybe it’s me, not willing to put the exercises into practice. Maybe it’s how the book tries to marry Christianity and New Age thought together into one syncretistic whole. It just didn’t resonate entirely well with me. Much of what author Alexander Loyd says sounds good, from the statistic that 97% of self-help books fail due to the fact that every problem stems from the fear that underlies it. Even his definition of success rings true, “True happiness and success mean living in love internally and externally in the present moment, regardless of your current circumstance.” But he hedges his bets in the definition of love and points to God/other, leaving it to the reader to fill in their personal preference. He does give three main tools, the energy medicine tool, the reprogramming statements, and the heart screen tool. But they seem quirky to use. Moreover, when I was ready to try the basic diagnostic tool that is apparently on-line, I got to a page that asked me to sign up for free newsletters and access, and none of it materialized. At that point, I gave up. Maybe this will work for you if you have more persistence than I do. It won’t be a matter of willpower, as Loyd makes it clear throughout that willpower works against the subconscious. It will be dedication and commitment, and I didn’t have that at this present moment. Maybe I will come back to this later. And then again, maybe not. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bianca A.

    I really don't understand how books like these get so much mainstream spotlight and attention. It builds up a lot of promises and it completely fails to deliver. I am becoming more and more skeptical of 'naturopaths' the better I get acquainted with the type of garbage literature they produce. It manages to insert itself into the narrative that a lot of us have inside of our heads in this day and age, precisely due to how society is evolving. And then it clings onto that narrative, keeping the r I really don't understand how books like these get so much mainstream spotlight and attention. It builds up a lot of promises and it completely fails to deliver. I am becoming more and more skeptical of 'naturopaths' the better I get acquainted with the type of garbage literature they produce. It manages to insert itself into the narrative that a lot of us have inside of our heads in this day and age, precisely due to how society is evolving. And then it clings onto that narrative, keeping the readers hooked on things we want to hear and lots of wishful thinking. I find the 'Greatest principle' utter nonsense. Yes, the internal both emotional and psychological states are relevant to well-being, but there are also other things into play that one should never neglect. Always aim to see the whole. Additionally this biased internal-only approach is sort of... it. Instead of help to get you where you want, it basically advocates that you most likely shouldn't want the things you want to begin with, and proceeds to redirect you to get what it says you truly want: happiness. That can only be found within you. This idea is NOT new. Followed by... find tranquility and you will have a lesser chance of getting sick due to cell memory. And how are you going to do that, as well as cleanse the bad stuff that already got inside your cells already? Energy medicine. Complete quackery. I felt embarrassed that the author even dared to offer some scientific research to back up some pretty sound things on the side while building an argument... before ruining it completely with lack of logic and juju. Don't waste your time with this book, go read some sci-fi or fantasy, at least it's more entertaining and certainly less disappointing.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Maurynne Maxwell

    Beyond Willpower preaches to the choir, but it could have been an evangelist. Short take: the book gets 3 stars, the author’s program, 4 stars. If you do this stuff, your life does get better, no quibble with that. It just could have been presented so much better! Upfront disclaimer: I was given access to an e-galley of the book from the publisher through Netgalley, but have not been able to compare it with the published version, since my local bookstore nor library carries it. I do sincerely doubt Beyond Willpower preaches to the choir, but it could have been an evangelist. Short take: the book gets 3 stars, the author’s program, 4 stars. If you do this stuff, your life does get better, no quibble with that. It just could have been presented so much better! Upfront disclaimer: I was given access to an e-galley of the book from the publisher through Netgalley, but have not been able to compare it with the published version, since my local bookstore nor library carries it. I do sincerely doubt that my main quibble with the book was corrected. The tone of the jacket copy promises an entirely different book. I wanted to give it four stars, but only those who are already familiar with these self-help and spiritual theories and techniques will be able to bypass the gee-whiz hyperbole and sweeping generalities to glean the gold. The book’s principles are sound and true, the author’s Greatest Principle hearkening back to Og Mandino’s Greatest Secret and greatest Salesman in the World, The Secret, What the Bleep Do We Know?, etc. I can tell you if you do what the author suggests (his particular program is new, but I've been practicing the techniques for many years), your life will get better—even if you keep in mind the author’s own disclaimers of the self-help 97% failure rate, and “results not typical” examples. As the author stresses over and over, rightfully so, this is not a “quick fix” recipe, but a life path. Recommended if you are already "into the spiritual" and looking for a system of self-growth.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Foxy

    Though I haven't yet gone through the process of everything that this book outlines, I do have to say that simply reading it changed my views on life and myself. I overcame some deep wounds that were holding me back and learned what it truly meant to love. I began practicing love every day, and it kept coming back to me. Compared to where I was when I started reading it, I am in a much better place in my life. I can find happiness in just about any scenario, I now work a job with loving coworker Though I haven't yet gone through the process of everything that this book outlines, I do have to say that simply reading it changed my views on life and myself. I overcame some deep wounds that were holding me back and learned what it truly meant to love. I began practicing love every day, and it kept coming back to me. Compared to where I was when I started reading it, I am in a much better place in my life. I can find happiness in just about any scenario, I now work a job with loving coworkers (as opposed to being unemployed for the past couple of years), and I feel like my life is falling into place. Whenever I find a block in moving forward with my life, I will be coming back to review this book.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Gail M

    I am such a sucker for the new book shelf. I believe this book could be summarized susinctly as "if you act out of love at all times, your life will go better." I am such a sucker for the new book shelf. I believe this book could be summarized susinctly as "if you act out of love at all times, your life will go better."

  6. 5 out of 5

    Marta Tornero

    I had been doing some research on the willpower field and came across this book. Sounded intriging and I wanted to give it a chance, but it actually had nothing to do with willpower. There are some things in this book which are true, and obviously so for most people, and some (most) things which are either useless or not proven to be true, like the whole thing with energy healing. There is nothing new about putting love at the center of everything: success, health, happiness... Of course in that I had been doing some research on the willpower field and came across this book. Sounded intriging and I wanted to give it a chance, but it actually had nothing to do with willpower. There are some things in this book which are true, and obviously so for most people, and some (most) things which are either useless or not proven to be true, like the whole thing with energy healing. There is nothing new about putting love at the center of everything: success, health, happiness... Of course in that respect the author is right, but his claim that the techniques that he teaches and the 40-day program will achieve a complete overhaul of the human ego is dubious and bombastic. Same as there are no 3-step programs in the traditional self-help business (which this book also claims that is a departure from) which will change your life, there is no tool, or set of three tools, that will help 99% of people "if done correctly" and "believing in them fully". These sort of claims are, to me, what is wrong with the self-help industry. Proposing easy, fast solutions that ought to fit every kind of person and situation, should set anybody's alarm off: there have always been spiritual paths that promised the same sort of peace of mind and love mindset, but these paths have always required a lifelong dedication. Not only that: your life is unique and the tools you discover to help you live in love and not fear are going to be, in the end, what you find out that works for you, and nobody else can teach you those. You may scrape some good ideas from here and there, but unless you stop to create something unique and true for you, you may never find what you're looking for and keep jumping from one technique to the next with little success, feeling that the problem may be you because you don't believe or you don't have enough willpower. I do believe that one can have a transformational aha moment like the author says he had, and that the result might well be that his focus changes from fear to love. I can believe that this happened to the author too. But what I don't believe is that one can foster this epiphany by placing one's hands in his body for several minutes a day, neither by meditating on one's desires, on love and peace and whatnot, and neither by somehow calling into the conscious mind the unconscious processes via a "heart screen". The unconscious is most of the time unreachable by ordinary means, unless you ingest a psychedelic substance (Ayahuasca, LSD, DMT, Psylocibin) or undergo similarly potent mind-altering processes like extended meditation, fasting or any other kind of ordeal. Just imagining what bothers you and conjuring up a more positive image is not going to make it, just as affirmations, whether you believe in them or not, won't cut it either. Does anybody really think it can be that easy? I'm not saying those won't help at all. They might, in some cases, make you more aware of your problems, help you achieve a brighter outlook and so on, but you won't suddenly become a buddha, perfectly calm and love-focused, with no attachments to the past. I also felt uncomfortable with how the author told us over and over again how he'd helped so many people in so many years and gave dozens of examples. It read like a marketing ploy and wasted valuable space to discuss what a love-based life could be like, what the pitfalls might be and other stuff that would be more valuable than just giving out tools that seemed borrowed from fields like NLP. If you're looking for something that has to do with actual science and can help you boost your willpower, which is an energy/muscle that you can understand, strengthen and work with, try instead Baumeister's "Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength". Also, if you're looking for really deeply understanding (and potentially changing) your unconscious landscape and shift from fear to love (with patience and an open mentality), do some research into the sacred plants with psychedelic compounds. They have been at the heart of the shamanic practices of most ancient civilizations for a reason, and are now starting to be allowed in laboratories for research because they can't be kept illegal after such ample evidence of their life-changing effects.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Paul Bard

    KEY IDEA: Alex Lloyd says that success is counterintuitive; that our intuitions about success are incorrect. We intuitively feel that external goals and practical action plans will bring success. He says this is false: internal goals and healing inner spiritual action plans will bring success. Lloyd distinguishes between fake success versus real success. Fake success comes from stress and struggle and hurry and suffering. Real success comes from love, peace, clarity, healing and joy. Maybe this sh KEY IDEA: Alex Lloyd says that success is counterintuitive; that our intuitions about success are incorrect. We intuitively feel that external goals and practical action plans will bring success. He says this is false: internal goals and healing inner spiritual action plans will bring success. Lloyd distinguishes between fake success versus real success. Fake success comes from stress and struggle and hurry and suffering. Real success comes from love, peace, clarity, healing and joy. Maybe this should be self evident, but we can observe that most people act like fake success is real success. Lloyd's solution, the bulk of the book, is his SYSTEM, METHOD, and TOOLS. The SYSTEM is rating defects and assets from minus ten to plus ten, where minus ten is completely negative and plus ten is completely positive. The METHOD involves prayer, visualizing, making statements and being mindful of how true they feel when you say them. The TOOLS are the Three Tools (hand positions on the chest, forehead and crown; affirmations; and a healing visualization), three diagnostics, and a process for creating peaceful goals, and a proposed 40 day plan. It's a LOT of work. But Lloyd claims 98% success rate on his method. I believe him: if you are lively enough to follow his method then you can surely be successful in other areas too. Jokes aside, though, how true is this claim? If we accept that stress and struggle are failure not success, then we must agree with Lloyd. Wanting a course of action to be peaceful is not what this suggests, but rather bringing peace to difficult work. The important bit is turning "stress goals" into "success goals". The book's whole focus is on internal goals. CRITICISMS: It checks out. Does it work? I don't know because his system proved difficult for me to apply to the degree he asked (40 day plan). He did a Workbook which I also purchased but it is not actually any simpler to use and repeats the material from the original. I think almost everyone would have a lot of trouble applying his program. The after-book marketing and upsell seems pretty intense, probably because most people can't use the book itself. There is an enormous amount of audio and reports and "healing codes" one can access. This seems somewhat discouraging. I did the online diagnostic and it was unwieldy and too difficult to interpret meaningfully or apply to actual work.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Amor Asad

    Pure garbage.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kady24

    This is a semi-fascinating book. I like all his background info and agree it IS more than willpower or we wouldn't have people addicted to half the things they are addicted to. It gets a little dicey with some of his techniques to put into practice but hey! if it works for you, it works for you and I will not be one to argue! Try anything once! This is a semi-fascinating book. I like all his background info and agree it IS more than willpower or we wouldn't have people addicted to half the things they are addicted to. It gets a little dicey with some of his techniques to put into practice but hey! if it works for you, it works for you and I will not be one to argue! Try anything once!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Saleh Sulaiman Al Omar

    If you have time, I recommend you to read this book. However, the writer was extending the text by using unnecessary extra details. He was supposed to present his ideas concisely. But, it still a great book to read and use if you want to change the way you look to things. Sorry, I'm using English as second language. If you have time, I recommend you to read this book. However, the writer was extending the text by using unnecessary extra details. He was supposed to present his ideas concisely. But, it still a great book to read and use if you want to change the way you look to things. Sorry, I'm using English as second language.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jeanne

    I have yet to put it all into practice, but from what I've seen so far, this book may hold many answers for me and others. Just by reading the first chapter I discovered that this book is different from every other success book. I have yet to put it all into practice, but from what I've seen so far, this book may hold many answers for me and others. Just by reading the first chapter I discovered that this book is different from every other success book.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Theresa

    I liked what someone said about this - a 3 for the book and a 4 for content. It could have been half as long if he didn't repeat how he'd been helping people for 25 years over and over. That wasn't the only thing he repeated but it was pretty annoying. I liked what someone said about this - a 3 for the book and a 4 for content. It could have been half as long if he didn't repeat how he'd been helping people for 25 years over and over. That wasn't the only thing he repeated but it was pretty annoying.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Christa JoAnna

    Seriously there needs to be a God label on these type of books. I get a quarter of the way through and this nutcracker starts talking so much about God crap that I can't even stomach to finish the rest of the book. Seriously there needs to be a God label. Seriously there needs to be a God label on these type of books. I get a quarter of the way through and this nutcracker starts talking so much about God crap that I can't even stomach to finish the rest of the book. Seriously there needs to be a God label.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Pam Christison

    I really like the underlying message. Some of the details feel pretty kooky to me.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Juanita

    Very inspiring, including many practical exercises.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Justin

    This is a project book. Loyd’s style of writing took some effort to read but not off-putting. I think too many editors. One in particular is of the opinion that punctuation is like seasoning, the more the better. Power through it, it’s more than worth the effort. The thesis is simple; our subconscious is in charge of our deepest feelings and contains dysfunctional views that sabotage efforts to succeed, relationships and mostly obscure perceptions of ourself. Thankfully there is not a hint of ne This is a project book. Loyd’s style of writing took some effort to read but not off-putting. I think too many editors. One in particular is of the opinion that punctuation is like seasoning, the more the better. Power through it, it’s more than worth the effort. The thesis is simple; our subconscious is in charge of our deepest feelings and contains dysfunctional views that sabotage efforts to succeed, relationships and mostly obscure perceptions of ourself. Thankfully there is not a hint of new age religion. His remedy is to reprogram/heal our subconscious and foundation in love, truth, integrity, and faith in God. I have no reservations diving into that. I have noticed changes in myself but I’m not done. I’m still picking this book up every day. It is one of the few life-changing books in my life. I regret not reading this book 60 years ago. (It had not yet been printed)

  17. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Van Dyke

    His book Healing Code was much better for me at least. This one seams to contradict how to heal - at least when compared to his Healing Codes book. All I know is the Healing Codes worked for me in healing a nerve issue so why try something new? I was hoping this would have something I'm missing to heal quicker. It did have one thing I found highly helpful and that was asking yourself the questions - What is my greatest desires, what is my greatest fears and what would happen if my greatest fears His book Healing Code was much better for me at least. This one seams to contradict how to heal - at least when compared to his Healing Codes book. All I know is the Healing Codes worked for me in healing a nerve issue so why try something new? I was hoping this would have something I'm missing to heal quicker. It did have one thing I found highly helpful and that was asking yourself the questions - What is my greatest desires, what is my greatest fears and what would happen if my greatest fears came true? This was helpful because I realized the healing is often found in what in these questions. My fears are not based in logic all the time. Major Aha moment for me in this book. Good luck to all seeking answers through this book. Hope you find your answers!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Heather Larcombe

    This is probably a very helpful book for anyone who can consider love to be the first, last, and only goal. You can have anything you want, apparently, so long as you want it only from love and with love. The only true success is living in a perpetual state of love. /*insert your own favorite cynicism here; I went on for quite some time before deleting it all, figuring you could use your own just as easily*/ Also, when the book tells to you go take the test on the web site, good luck finding it. This is probably a very helpful book for anyone who can consider love to be the first, last, and only goal. You can have anything you want, apparently, so long as you want it only from love and with love. The only true success is living in a perpetual state of love. /*insert your own favorite cynicism here; I went on for quite some time before deleting it all, figuring you could use your own just as easily*/ Also, when the book tells to you go take the test on the web site, good luck finding it. It's not on the page the link sends you to, although there is another admonishment on that page to be sure to take the test. A search for the test name is worthless, and there were no obvious links to get to it.

  19. 4 out of 5

    QUINNS

    External desires will never be truly fulfilling, rather achieving the ultimate success goal will. Focus on internal growth and fulfilment shall make you more loving, kind, and at peace. Therefore, one should always determine the ultimate goal and keep on the right track.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Heather Larcombe

    Could have been much shorter. Lots of repetition, presumably to get you to remember?

  21. 5 out of 5

    John

    His ideas could be a game changer in the self-improvement/personal development world. I will strongly consider it. It promises to be the change we all need and deserve.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    This could have benefitted from some editing. Great concepts, interesting ideas. But stream-of-consciousness layout and scattered delivery is missing some structure. Skip it.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Debi Lantzer Stout

    These types of books are often pretty tough for me to muddle through for several reasons. Primarily, I have a very strong faith in God and I truly believe with all my heart that problematic issues such as fear and stress can be resolved by turning it over to God and allowing Him to be in control. In Beyond Willpower, Dr. Loyd talks about living in grace, but unfortunately he doesn't give us the course of this grace. I personally believe that the source of grace in our lives is God through His lo These types of books are often pretty tough for me to muddle through for several reasons. Primarily, I have a very strong faith in God and I truly believe with all my heart that problematic issues such as fear and stress can be resolved by turning it over to God and allowing Him to be in control. In Beyond Willpower, Dr. Loyd talks about living in grace, but unfortunately he doesn't give us the course of this grace. I personally believe that the source of grace in our lives is God through His love for us. As someone with over 22 years of sobriety by way of Alcoholics Anonymous, I personally believe Dr. Loyd's statistics and opinions regarding AA/NA are slanted or possibly even inaccurate. He states that AA/NA has a 92-99% relapse rate due to the fact that he believes the program is based on willpower. This is not the truth at all - at least from the 12 step program I learned through Alcoholics Anonymous. In fact, if anyone does an internet search on the 12 steps of the program, they will see that "willpower" is discouraged and surrendering to a "Higher Power" is the only way to succeed. Failure in AA/NA is due to participants not working the program as it is set forth in the 12 steps and the guide book called the "Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous". As far as Dr. Loyd's statistic goes, in the forward section of the "Big Book", it points out that 50% of the people who really work the program as it is prescribed will stay sober for good right away. They also state that 25% will sober up after a few relapses and the remainder can show improvement. Maybe I am ultra-sensitive on this topic since I firmly believe that AA saved my life, but I really don't think that Beyond Willpower would save a hardcore drug addict in the same way the 12 step program does. Perhaps the the answer would be to use this book as a supplement to your 12 step program if you are an addict or alcoholic, but certainly abandon the "Higher Power" that saved you at the start of your recovery journey. Overall, while it is a good book for some, it wouldn't be the life-changing book that would work for my life. I was provided this book by Blogging For Books in exchange for this review.

  24. 4 out of 5

    CL

    This was a pretty fast read, but I have to admit, I ended up skimming because Loyd had the unfortunate habit of repeating himself from chapter to chapter. I took the sections I highlighted, the bits that Loyd himself says are the core of his philosophy/approach/what-have-you, typed them up in a separate document for my own personal reference (because at the core, it's great stuff), and it was about a two-and-a-half pages. Granted, you need to read a decent chunk to understand what he's getting a This was a pretty fast read, but I have to admit, I ended up skimming because Loyd had the unfortunate habit of repeating himself from chapter to chapter. I took the sections I highlighted, the bits that Loyd himself says are the core of his philosophy/approach/what-have-you, typed them up in a separate document for my own personal reference (because at the core, it's great stuff), and it was about a two-and-a-half pages. Granted, you need to read a decent chunk to understand what he's getting at, but once you've done that, the rest of the book is repetitive. What I took away from this (what ended up in said notes) was the importance of focusing on the things you're ACTUALLY seeking in life (peace, joy, love), and how to approach this in your daily mindset. What I tried briefly but couldn't come to terms with was his physical methods... Rubbing your hands on your heart, then your forehead, then the crown of your head while focusing on various issues/goals? I hate to sound like a skeptic, but ... Well. It seems a little out there to me. What does seem plausible is the underlying focus that coincides with these methods, and that's his "Greatest Principle" which is really about focusing on your true goals, which are always going to boil down to peace, joy, and love. Never tangible things, accolades, wealth, etc. Basically, he says, no matter what it is you want, you're actually seeking one of those three things behind it. e.g. I desire wealth more than anything, but in actuality, I want the joy/peace that comes from not having financial stress. So joy/peace is what you're really after, and, as he points out, there are ways to have this whether you've got wealth or not. Pretty simple stuff, but worth a read.

  25. 4 out of 5

    hissi

    Useless. We all need to o seek love peace and happiness but we also need to have a functioning system for attaining life's achievements and not belittling them. Someone can be a pot head who thinks he's reached those three things but not really. What's the measuring step to actually feel your worth. By helping other. By making a name for yourself and your country. Everyone wants love peace and happiness. Those are emotions and emotions fluctuate from day to day. Even hour to hour. So I can't bas Useless. We all need to o seek love peace and happiness but we also need to have a functioning system for attaining life's achievements and not belittling them. Someone can be a pot head who thinks he's reached those three things but not really. What's the measuring step to actually feel your worth. By helping other. By making a name for yourself and your country. Everyone wants love peace and happiness. Those are emotions and emotions fluctuate from day to day. Even hour to hour. So I can't base my life on this goal alone. Which is what the author is saying.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Sue

    Thanks to GoodReads for providing me a copy of this book for review. The cover also claims "from stress to success in 40 days." The book is readable, albeit in sections, it does turn repetitious. I have read some of the ideas previously and have tried them. As for the 40 days claim, I suppose if one does nothing but read this book and journal, perhaps 40 days is possible. However, I do have other commitments and the 40 days is unrealistic for me. Thanks to GoodReads for providing me a copy of this book for review. The cover also claims "from stress to success in 40 days." The book is readable, albeit in sections, it does turn repetitious. I have read some of the ideas previously and have tried them. As for the 40 days claim, I suppose if one does nothing but read this book and journal, perhaps 40 days is possible. However, I do have other commitments and the 40 days is unrealistic for me.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nibrock

    It was a little long winded, and some bits are fairly confusing, but he makes good points. Going to try to follow his advice and see where it gets me. Will probably have to re-read it in a couple of weeks to try to remember/understand it all again.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lynne Pachta

    This is absolutely the best book I've read recently. I laugh when I think about why affirmations don't work. All I have to tell myself is,"I am a turtle" to realize how ridiculous affirmations are. But this book tells what DOES work and it's amazing ! This is absolutely the best book I've read recently. I laugh when I think about why affirmations don't work. All I have to tell myself is,"I am a turtle" to realize how ridiculous affirmations are. But this book tells what DOES work and it's amazing !

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sambasivan

    Though one knows that love is more powerful than fear, it is always good to get this fact reiterated as life's great learning. A pretty simple program to lead a stressfree and successful journey during the brief sojourn in Earth for every human. Though one knows that love is more powerful than fear, it is always good to get this fact reiterated as life's great learning. A pretty simple program to lead a stressfree and successful journey during the brief sojourn in Earth for every human.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Anna Townsend

    Some absolutely fascinating ideas. I particularly found the use of imagination to deprogram and reprogram useful and of practical help. We have the same wonderful editor so I was interested to see her approach in this book, it didn't let me down. Some absolutely fascinating ideas. I particularly found the use of imagination to deprogram and reprogram useful and of practical help. We have the same wonderful editor so I was interested to see her approach in this book, it didn't let me down.

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