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From the author of the New York Times and international best seller Unfu*k Yourself, Gary John Bishop presents a no-holds-barred guide to breaking through our cycles of self-sabotage to get what we want out of life. 

In Unfu*k Yourself, Gary John Bishop told us it was time to stop making excuses - to recognise and take responsibility for the negative self-talk holding us back.

In Stop Doing That Sh*t, he builds on that message, teaching us how to stop self-sabotaging behaviour. Bishop explains how our destructive cycles come down to the way that we’re wired. He then identifies different types of people and the ways we fu*k ourselves over: we can’t save money. We land in the same type of toxic relationship. We’re stuck in a rut at work. Analysing why we act the way we do, including what our common grenades are that blow up our lives, Bishop then shows how we can interrupt the cycle and stop self-sabotaging our lives. 

Written in the same in-your-face style as Unfu*k Yourself, Stop Doing that Sh*t will help us get in touch with our psychological machinery so we learn to interrupt negative thoughts and behaviour before they start, allowing us to give our attention to something else and start to find success in the areas we thought we never could.

We can take back our lives. We may have fu*ked up in the past, but Stop Doing That Sh*t will show us how to break the patterns in order to live the lives we yearn to have.

©2019 Gary John Bishop (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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wow. just what I needed to save me from myself

written and spoken beautifully by the author himself.Amazing.im a carer who was losing it with my parents craziness and constant demands.I have my inner peace back and am still able to help them.This book works. My life is happy again.Thank you

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great book, no sugar coated bs

Gary is very direct and calls you on your own bull. good book with good advice and well with a listen

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Nothing new here... a bit disappointing

If you need someone to yell at you about things you probably already know, this could be quite useful. I'm a fan of Gary's other work, but I didn't find anything new or overly useful in this. It's an entertaining listen, as are all of his products, but I felt it was a bit of a waste of purchase for me. It's possibly because I've read a lot in this area previously, but I was still hoping for more than the basics in this book.

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Great read

Couldnt listen to his shouting at night, but loved his message and the Scottish accent!
I also loved Garys analogy of creating your vision day by day, starting now, and taking ownership of all that you are while you do it, ugly bits and all.
Can't wait to begin creating my vision of what and how I want to be, relate and experience for the rest of my life.
Cheers potty mouth, and THANKS !!

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Grateful

I am so unbelievably grateful that Gary chose to narrate these himself! Thank you Gary
I just need to listen to it a few times over for my add brain to take in absolutely everything I can.

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YOU MUST ABSOLUTELY 100% LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!!!!!!

Holy crap WOW WOW WOW this book is God damn amazing!!! LISTEN TO IT RIGHT NOW!!!

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Listen to Unfu*k Yourself first THEN this too.

Unfu*k Yourself and Stop Doing That Sh!t are the only two books you will need to read/listen to to regain your life, stop looking back and start looking forward to the future, just wish I had read/listened to them quite a few years ago!!!

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Wanted to review after the first 10 minutes

As usual, Gary does not disappoint. If this book does not make you realise where you’re failing, then you are simply not ready to take the steps required to sort yourself out. Ironically you then need to consume it again, then again. Truth bombs aplenty.

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Life Changing

Maybe it was something to do with timing , but this book is the most impactful self help book I've read in three decades. If you let it, this book will help you become the person you want to be, and help you identify what has held you back until now. Essential reading.

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Holy f#%@ of a s&=#

Unexpectedly brilliant. I'm normally skeptical of such books but this was a brilliant listen. Sentence after sentence hit perpetual home runs. I'll be revisiting this regularly and probably listen to the last chapter every week from now on. Yeah, the message at times can seem simple but it's these simple and straightforward messages that make the difference. Time to make something of myself! insha allah

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  • 20-05-2019

This is REAL advice!

This is the first book that I’ve felt has put the finger on the true key of personal development and growth. Everything else is either BS or good books to become more organized and efficient!
This books addresses the core of every person’s problem for not fulfilling their potential.
Strongly recommend!

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  • patricio
  • 27-05-2020

Masterpiece

From beginning to end it is worth every word. Great book. Forth time I've listened to it and I know I'll do it again because I still need it.

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  • Gordy Mckellar
  • 13-05-2019

Totally kicks ass (hopefully yours)

At first I found Bishop’s choice to Narrate this book himself interesting after he chose Angus King to narrate the last one. I know it’s totally subjective, but as a native, and current resident, of Scotland I found King’s voice more familiar and subsequently pleasing to listen to, as opposed to Bishop’s hybrid American-Scottish tones. It’s the difference between listening to Billy Connolly Vs Gerald Butler. On finishing the book, I’ve changed my mind on this & appreciate the author’s passion & conviction which come through in abundance, and I’m not convinced someone else could pull that off as well if it wasn’t their material.

This book, like the last, pulls no punches & is exactly what I needed, and will continue to need, to hear. This will be reread multiple times, hopefully soon. Will definitely be recommending this to others, it’s like have your own private therapy session with a master who isn’t shy to tell you what you need to here!

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  • Dee
  • 23-02-2021

it took me a chapter to get used to the swearing

but overall it s a good wake up shaking call. very interesting point of view.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-09-2020

Excellent!

Another excellent book. The way Gary cuts through all the usual self help bs with refreshingly honest and thought provoking content is a revelation! Highly recommended the audio version!

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  • g m davis
  • 27-08-2020

Awful voice

Really enjoyed previous books but could not stand his voice shouting through this book. Had to return before finishing.

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  • Jo Kinnaird
  • 12-05-2019

Please read this book.

Gary pulls no punches, and wow, how he hits home! This is one of the most powerful ‘listen to’ books that I’ve experienced on Audible. I know I will listen to it time and time again because I need help freeing myself from my old ingrained opinions about myself and the world. But how wonderfully did he explain the ‘thrown’ part of our belief about life!!! That has changed the way I see everything. Thank you Gary.

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  • andy
  • 23-05-2021

Brutal honesty…

… and I loved it!
This book benefitted from the authors personal passion in a way that a voice actor could never do.
Very direct, very impassioned, and very powerful.
Thank you GJB.

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  • Kirsty
  • 04-05-2021

Worst narrator ever

I can't finish this book. I'm sure it's got some great, useful and intelligent content. My problem is that Gary has the worst accent for narration that I've come across since I started listening to Audible in 2007. He's Scottish but has lived in USA for 20+ years and has picked up an American accent to lay over his Scottish one. That's a bit of a distraction for me but then he starts to rant at you in this weird accent and it all gets a bit high pitched. I am just under 2hrs in so I've tried to get my head around the voice. I hope you, dear reader, have better joy and can find the insights to let this book help you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-01-2021

Many words, unsure of the message.

There are a few small nuggets in here to take away, and maybe use for good in the future. Unclear of the message though.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-01-2021

Another great listen

Gary speaks a lot of sense and cuts through the usual "woo woo" self improvement nonsense, great book worth using as a life directory 👍

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  • Dave Rogers
  • 27-08-2020

Finally beat my "procrastinator" after years...

The book I've been waiting for literally my entire working life. Just f*cking get it! :)

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