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Cholena

Melbourne, Australia
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  • Judgement Detox

  • Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back from Living a Better Life
  • By: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Judgement - both being judged and judging others - is at the core of our discomfort and the root of many of our life blocks. When we judge others, we get a quick hit of self-righteousness. Judgement can get us through when we feel hurt, insecure, or vulnerable. But inevitably this feeling of righteousness fades and judgement causes our energy to weaken and our thoughts to darken. Here Gabrielle shares the process she used to liberate herself - a six-step interactive programme that calls on spiritual principles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By Joleen Reynolds on 11-02-2018

Life changing, timeless lessons

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Reviewed: 17-05-2018

A step by step guide to releasing judgement of yourself and others. The content comes in digestible steps with access to communities of practice and other resources to implement the lessons in a meaningful way.

  • Citizen

  • An American Lyric
  • By: Claudia Rankine
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Claudia Rankine's bold new audiobook recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in 21st-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV - everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully executed and sometimes difficult to face

  • By Cholena on 30-07-2017

Beautifully executed and sometimes difficult to face

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Reviewed: 30-07-2017

I listened to this in one sitting, finding it both poetic and heartbreaking.

This book reminds me of my white privilege and gives me hope that I'll continue to be part of the solution and not the problem.

Thank you Claudia Rankine

  • May Cause Miracles

  • A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness
  • By: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Are you ready to work miracles? Gabrielle Bernstein believes that simple, consistent shifts in our thinking and actions can lead to the miraculous in all aspects of our daily lives, including our relationships, finances, bodies, and self-image. In this inspiring guide, Gabrielle offers an exciting plan for releasing fear and allowing gratitude, forgiveness, and love to flow through us without fail. All of which, ultimately, will lead to breathtaking lives of abundance, acceptance, appreciation, and happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!!

  • By Heidi on 13-08-2015

Life changing

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Reviewed: 11-06-2017

This book is a workbook for a six week course which helps you to change your mindset from fear/ego to love/insight. I've read it three times. I've bought the kindle version, the hard copy and every book Gabby has ever written.

Powerful stuff.

  • Presence

  • By: Amy Cuddy
  • Narrated by: Amy Cuddy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

How can we be our strongest selves in life's most challenging situations? We often approach these situations - job interviews, difficult conversations, speaking up for ourselves - with anxiety and leave them with regret. Moments that require us to be genuine and powerful instead cause us to feel phoney and powerless, preventing us from being our best selves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of those life changing books

  • By Michael on 15-07-2018

Wonderful, life changing book

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Reviewed: 31-08-2016

Amy Cuddy's work is life changing.

Well researched and thought out.

Great stories, and practical takeaways.

Read well by the author.

Highly recommended.

Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up cover art
  • Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • By: Book Summary
  • Narrated by: Claire Heffron
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
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    3 out of 5 stars 1
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    3 out of 5 stars 1

Marie Kondo is a life changer who has devoted 80 percent of her life to the study of tidying as well as teaching it. Although people may be skeptical as to why a person would spend her life on such a subject, Kondo has developed a fool-proof method. The secret to success is to discard the things you don't need, then organize as you go. Now that may seem simple, but it is easier said than done, and this is what Kondo has come to realize through her own experiences.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Repeats phrases every now and then

  • By Cholena on 01-08-2016

Repeats phrases every now and then

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Reviewed: 01-08-2016

Good summary but appears to be poorly edited as the reader just repeats sentences if she makes what seems to be a mistake.

  • Smarter Faster Better

  • The Secrets of Being Productive
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

In the international best seller The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. In Smarter Faster Better, he applies the same relentless curiosity, rigorous reporting and rich storytelling to explain how we can get better at the things we do. The result is a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • making better decisions

  • By Rob on 13-01-2017

Great story telling

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Reviewed: 15-04-2016

Love Duhigg's work! This book has all the things he is great at- science plus story telling plus honesty.

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  • Start with Why

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Int'l Edit.)
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King, Jr.; Steve Jobs; and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. Their natural ability to start with why enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your time

  • By clinton on 14-03-2016

Start with why....thank you

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Reviewed: 17-01-2016

Beautiful ending- thank you.

One of those life changing book that changes mindsets.

Absolutely loved it.

From,

A how person who will now always start with why.

  • The Like Switch

  • An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over
  • By: Jack Schafer PhD, Ph.D. Marvin Karlins Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

The Like Switch is packed with all the tools you need for turning strangers into friends, whether you are on a sales call, a first date, or a job interview. As a Special Agent for the FBI's National Security Division's Behavioral Analysis Program, Dr. Jack Schafer developed dynamic and breakthrough strategies for profiling terrorists and detecting deception. Now, Dr. Schafer has evolved his proven-on-the-battlefield tactics for the day-to-day, but no less critical battle of getting people to like you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn how to influence

  • By Cholena on 07-11-2015

Learn how to influence

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-11-2015

If you could sum up The Like Switch in three words, what would they be?

Learn to INFLUENCE and READ OTHERS

What other book might you compare The Like Switch to, and why?

I read Robert Cialdini's "Influence" prior and this book was the perfect follow on from it

What does George Newbern bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Expression and tone.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I've been using the concept of "Friend" or "Foe" signs and have noticed that people are much more responsive to me (and vice versa). I've also noticed body language a lot more- I feel like I've been given keys to the human mind.

Any additional comments?

Another book that should be required reading.

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  • Big Magic

  • Creative Living Beyond Fear
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923

Listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author shares her wisdom and unique understanding of creativity, shattering the perceptions of mystery and suffering that surround the process - and showing us all just how easy it can be. By sharing stories from her own life as well as from her friends and the people who have inspired her, Elizabeth Gilbert challenges us to embrace our curiosity....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brought me back to life

  • By Lee on 24-01-2016

Required reading

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Reviewed: 07-11-2015

What did you like most about Big Magic?

Liz Gilbert is practical AND inspired... she uses story telling to get to the heart of lessons learned over her career. I also love that the book is read by the author. She has a wonderful voice. I've listed to this twice and bought the book for others.

What did you like best about this story?

It's honest.

Have you listened to any of Elizabeth Gilbert’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've seen her speak live and I also enjoyed Elizabeth Gilbert's pod casts. Love her work. This book is specific to creativity. It's a guidebook for living a creative life. (I'm not going to say self help...)

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I'll be using her analysis of fear in my coaching and training.