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Self Talk: How to Train Your Brain to Turn Negative Thinking into Positive Thinking & Practice Self Love

Narrated by: Randal Schaffer
Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Eighty percent of the average person's inner mental chatter is negative. But everyone has the power to change theirs.

Want to achieve your goals, be more content with yourself, and live your best life? Don't let negative thinking hold you back.

Changing how you talk to yourself in your thoughts - with self-love, positive thinking, and constructive feedback - is the most effective way to change your approach to your exercise routine, diet, relationships, work, and life.

Listen to this audiobook to learn how to harness your negative thinking, train your brain for constructive and positive thinking, and make your negative thoughts and positive thoughts work toward your goals.

After completing this book you will know how to:

  • Apply better mental strategies and tricks to daily life through changing negative thinking into positive thinking
  • Use simple exercises to expand your thinking
  • Declutter your mind of unproductive thoughts
  • Finally achieve the things you couldn't motivate yourself to do before as you learn to train your brain
  • Approach your relationships to others and yourself with better understanding with self-love
  • Stop racing thoughts
  • Stop worrying or worry less
  • Gain distance and necessary perspective from your thoughts

Listen to Self Talk today and learn how to train your brain to be your biggest ally.

©2017 Walnut Publishing (P)2017 Walnut Publishing

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A great book

This is a great reaf for people interested in bring happy and at peace. The strategies discussed could be the answer to many inner problems we face...

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  • Jerônimo Medina Madruga
  • 02-02-2018

Good reflections about your inner voice

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Of course! It's a short book, but that doesn't mean that it's shallow. It's really focused on showing problems and possible solutions, so it' s a great listen that help anyone to deal with their inner voice.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There was only one character, the narrator.

What does Randal Schaffer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It's a solid reading, easy to listen, but I don't think that it has a great difference from just reading the book

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Not aplicable, not that type of book.

Any additional comments?

Aston got a real pearl right here, it's a powerfull book that goes against the trend of positive thinking, with many reasons explained on why it chooses to do that. I am looking forward to listen to it more times, and would recommend to anyone who has troubles dealing with their inner voice.

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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  • Matt Finch
  • 15-12-2017

JUST what I needed!!

I used to be very confident and happy and resilient. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been going through a lot of problems mainly stemming from the way I think.

After reading time of books and doing many expensive online courses, I saw a brand new documentary of an Irish MMA fighter and his success story was AWESOME!

And during the film I realized that some of the main reasons he was so confident, happy, and successful at winning UFC fights were:

1) He was often self-talking aloud at how strong he was getting, how he was the best fighter in his weight class, and more. Yet it was beyond elaborate and I saw that both internal and aloud, this guy was psyching himself until and telling him great things about himself, his actions, his goals, and more.

2) He was constantly visualizing himself winning the next fight, and he even got as detailed as visualizing what his opponents facial expression would be at the beginning of Round 1.

After watching 5 years of this guys life being successful in his career, in his relationship, and in so many other life areas, I was so inspired because I wanted to cultivate that champion mindset and self talk he used.

I was then reminded of another audible I listened to recently where the author was an ex Navy Seal, and this guy attributed much of his success leading Seal teams in training and on missions to self talk, visualizing, and breathing patterns.

Okay now for my book review:

SELF TALK WAS ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL!!!

It was JUST what I needed and I listened to the entire audible on a night walk.

Straight to the point without a bunch of fluff, this book changed my life forever.

I mean seriously...

It was so practical and easy to follow and I know starting right now I’ll be able to start practicing these strategies and my confidence and resiliency and happiness will hit all time highs!

I seriously can’t recommend the book enough. Take it from a guy that has read hundreds and hundreds of non fiction books and many in the personal development/psychology genres....if you aren’t already using self talk as a powerful resource to make you totally kick butt emotionally and mentally in life, then but this book now and listen to it right away.

You’ll be glad you did.

This is something I’ll be listening to over and over, taking notes on, studying, and making this skill a deeply engrained habit

Can you see how excited I am just pondering the possibilities of using these simple skills?

I can guarantee you this book will be getting way more 5 stars and peoples lives will change dramatically when using the tips you’ll learn in Self Talk.

I usually don’t purchase books without any reviews but I liked the Sample audio passage and for a few bucks it was a no brainer to buy it and see how it was.

Next time I will listen to it at home with a notepad and pen because this is seriously going to be a skill I master.

Many thanks to Aston Sanderson for writing this and turning it into an Audible.

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  • Kerry Farragher
  • 28-01-2018

traded book for review and couldn't be happier

Great points and the way they are delivered and absorbed are almost subconscious. I let the book play when i go to bed, I don't recall anything vividly but I do find myself checking my thoughts and what they are saying.

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  • Julie A. Mason
  • 30-06-2019

Concise and helpful

I have heard these strategies before but I really like the concise description in this book. If you find yourself slipping into negativity or negative self talk, this serves as a good reminder strategies to pull you out of that mindset.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-03-2019

Decent but not particularly deep

I found the book to have decent and practical advice. However, I find the book lacking in the depth of the insight or of truly innovative approaches to positive thinking. If you're new to concept of neuroplasticity, this book is probably a good start. If you're already down the road and seeking insight into lasting optimism, you'll likely not find very much useful here.

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  • Kristal LaPorta
  • 07-11-2018

Insightful

I listened to it 3x' s in a row. It was very helpful and insightful.

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  • Suzan
  • 30-01-2018

To much repeating

I had a hard time with this audio book. I found that constant repeating of the same line very distracting and annoying. I also was not a fan of the narrator. I have to say I really enjoyed Aston Sanderson other book "Small talk: How to talk to people and improve your charisma and social skills..." so I thought this book would be good too. I also really liked the the narration in the other book Connie Philips did a great job to bad she didn't read this one it might have helped. I was gifted this book with the understanding I would leave an honest review.

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  • Suzy 😁
  • 03-09-2019

great book

really enjoyed this book, gives great to dos and don'ts. I listen to this at least once a week. live it

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  • Rabbit Won
  • 01-09-2019

Finally

The biggest thing that sets this book apart from others on self-talk is the author’s willingness to embrace that affirmations don’t work if they’re not true and that always trying to turn negative thoughts into positive ones can be more harmful than helpful.

Sometimes negative thoughts should remain negative. Most of the time negative thoughts should be reframed as constructive. Rarely should a negative thought simply become positive to be helpful.

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  • LoveAmazon
  • 23-05-2019

Fresh perspective on cognitive behavioral therapy

I'm familiar with cognitive behavioral therapy, but this book presents some of the same concepts in fresh way that gave me some new ideas.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-07-2019

It doesn't work !

Refund my credit please it cuts out after a minute ..............
Why won't it work?

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  • Mrs F J Stillgoe
  • 17-07-2019

Now getting there

This is really helping me at a challenging time. I am benefiting from the exercises. Thank you

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  • 24-01-2019

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