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Unf*ck Yourself

Get out of Your Head and into Your Life
Narrated by: Angus King
Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
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Unf*ck Yourself is the handbook for the resigned and defeated, a manifesto for real-life change and unleashing your true potential.

Have you ever felt like a hamster on a wheel, furiously churning your way through life but somehow going nowhere? Like the happiness you seek, the relationship you crave or the career you've always wanted are constantly out of reach? If the answer to these questions is yes, then you are a victim of your own self-doubt. And now is the time for you to unf--k yourself.

This is not the usual self-help book. This is blunt-force trauma to the way you think life has to be for you. Most importantly, it is designed to give you an authentic leg up - one that feels genuine and right for you and can propel you to new levels of greatness. It will teach you not to look to the outside world for answers but inside yourself. You will learn how to take full responsibility for your life, the highs and the lows, and you'll actually feel good about it - no, in fact, you'll feel f--king great about it!

©2016 Gary John Bishop (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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love it!!!!!

listen over and over, it'll change your life xo best book I've listened to in my life.

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Great kick up the bum!

Great book & excellent narration that made it entertaining to boot! I highly recommend it

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thoroughly enjoyable. definitely good for the soul

learnt a lot. helped me reframe my mindset. it's my bloody life after all!! definitely give it a go

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Best self help book I've read

The book is to the point and its simplicity makes your choice clear. you're either willing to improve your life or you're not.

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Absolutely amazing, cannot recommend enough.

wonderful book. for anyone looking to change their life this book will get you there. there's no airy fairy bullsh*t with this book. at points it feels like your being punched in the gut with how direct and unapologetic he is in his writing, but he's right.

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F#cking Brilliant!

This really does hit home how we allow our conditioned past rule our decision making. But with a Scottish sledgehammer right between the eyes out awareness can be expanded through choice. We can decide to be who we want by getting out of our head and into action and in to life. We are what we do, not what we think! ... F#cking love it! 👊🏻🤘🏼

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The kick in the but you need if you're stuck

if you're needing a kick in the pants to get you unstuck buy this book. It's concise, straight to the point, no BS & motivational. honestly, It's probably content you've heard before from numerous motivational speakers but a good reminder & well constructed. Audio in the Scottish accent work very well too. much thanks

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helped with my situation

really helped me move into acceptance of my breakup with my ex partner. this really helped me move past all the negative emotion and really appreciate my experience. I really enjoy how blunt and to the point it is, the narrator was awesome!

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Simple hard truth motivation.

You can speed up the reading of this to at least 1.3×
Good book.
The subtitle would be "get over yourself and get the f#*k on with it"

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Poor sound quality. Echo's.

Sounds like it was recorded in a toilet. And probably could've said what was said in 3 chapters not 9.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-09-2018

Recommend to everyone!

I loved it and will listen to it again later. Something about the Scottish accent and the authors humour gets to me.

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  • Daniel
  • 12-10-2017

Worth a listen

Was a decent enough listen but maybe lacked a bit of actual content and relied to much on quotes.

Felt a bit like it was following in the footsteps of other books but failed to give an open an honest account, I couldn’t relate to the content because it was so generic.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-11-2019

Will read it again

Even if you learn nothing from the book, it puts a smile on your face

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  • jaime ochoa
  • 05-09-2018

Súper millennial book

If you are over 35 years old don’t read it.
I really enjoyed its very light story and super helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-2018

Excellent

Excellent, really gives a kick and energy to move on pursuing my goals. Fun, provocative and easy to understand

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-2018

Best Self powering book I’ve read!

I read a lot of stuff on self emprovement and this book is hands down the best ! No nonsense and makes you get straight with yourself! Narration by Angus is just brilliant !

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  • Joe
  • 14-10-2017

Concise, pithy, honest

I loved this book, it is quite contrarian in the self-help genre as it is honest.

There are some points I have some reservations about but on the whole, I agree with the premises that much of our experience is of our own making and that an honest self-appraisal will do us the world of good.

Not one to stoke the profitable victim-mindset, and no upselling (for conferences, etc) ultimately he is saying that you are the author of your own reality and that you should own it. There are zen-like moments which seem disturbing on the surface but on reflection actually bring peace.

I have read this book, particularly a few chapters several times now and it has inspired me to tackle a few issues, as a consequence I have inspired some positive action in a few others (mindset is contagious.) E.g. I was nervous about travel (money, safety, practicalities), however I have looked into the matter, prepared, and found out that in fact it is not only very affordable (less happy hours) but very achievable, and very enjoyable, somewhat empowering too. I’ve also got into Microadventures, others are following suite. A minor example but it paid to listen to this (almost on repeat) as opposed to the scaremongering, negativity, and fake news that abounds.

This is a small investment which even if it inspires one small new improvement or positive idea, is worth the 1-3 pints it cost.

I recommend it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-01-2018

First look at.

Watch CPGGrey Video How to be Misrable. If you enjoy you will love this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-02-2018

Short, sweet and straight to the point

I live personal development, so i chose this ans listened to this all in one go when I needed a pick me up out of a dark place I'd got myself in my head and it worked. Great short book, will keep in my library to listen to again.

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  • Miss S Haurdhan
  • 12-02-2018

Highly recommended

Loved it! Exactly what I needed to be told without any jargon! A highly recommended read.

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  • KarlK
  • 07-12-2017

Inspiring

Great listen, some very good aha moments that stick with your mind, recommend taking notes

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  • N.Dando
  • 27-03-2018

lacks depth

sentiment great but disappointing and cliched with too many quotes from philosophers in order to give the appearance of intellectual foundation.

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  • Lewis
  • 28-06-2019

Great short but useful book

Loved the honest approach, Scottish guy being up front and saying get rid of the BS was a good approach to personal development

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  • Claire Furlonger
  • 23-05-2019

Awesome narration

Thank you for this book. Real life talking and how to do it. Making it sound truly possible without the tambourine!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-05-2019

It works. Clear and straight forward advises.

It's helps to imagine oneself on the death bed and think about things we didn't do. Let's do more.

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  • Amazon user
  • 02-03-2018

Usual self help nonsense heard a million times

The first thing which annoyed me were the Americanisms. The author is Scottish yet kept referring to 'touchdowns, superbowl, dollars, dow jones' and a host of many other Americanisms.

Such an obvious attempt to please where he wants his cors audience to be. Well, you're Scottish, mate - as am I - so stop being fake and be yourself.

Really though the worst thing was how he on multiple occasions claimed the book wasn't 'like every other self help woop woop' [sic] book, when in fact it's EXACTLY what it is.

Affirmations, believe in yourself, you're amazing - all the usual rubbish aimed at motivating you for 5 minutes with figurative high fives which try to fool you into thinking you've taken action just by reading it.

Absolutely avoid this paint by numbers, self help broken record and try an autobiography on or from someone who has actually done something with their life and is telling their story. Learn from examples, not 'yeah dude, you're awesome' bile like this.

Will be claiming a refund.

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