• What's Stopping You?

  • Why Smart People Don't Always Reach Their Potential and How You Can
  • By: Robert Kelsey
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-01-2012
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 3 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

Do fear and doubt hinder your progress in life? Are you paralyzed at key moments by your insecurities? Millions of smart people are held back from achieving their potential by a fear of failure. Many of them don't even realize that this recognized condition is limiting their progress. Based on extensive research, recognized science, and stark reality, this book will help listeners navigate the barriers that hold them back: at work, with people, and in life.

By finally understanding what's stopping you, you can calculate your true goals and take small, practical, and sustainable steps towards a more positive future.

Included is a foreword by Financial Times columnist and serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson and a conclusion from the London Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.

©2011 Robert Kelsey (P)2012 Audible Ltd

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  • Birgitte
  • 06-09-2012

Surprisingly good

I've read a lot of self-help books over the years, but this one is different in the fact that Kelsey actually deals with the subject from a user perspective. He takes you through all the litterature - including the more scientific stuff and relates it to a normal persons difficulties of obtaining goals.
Easy read, great stuff, lots and lots of good references to further study if you so desire.

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  • Jack
  • 23-12-2012

Lacking in substance, superficial insights.

I empathise with the author and really would like to be more generous, but this book just wasn't worth the running time. The book spends a great deal of time making the point that "some people are afraid of failure and sabotage themselves to avoid risk". Beyond that, the book offers little in the way of specific, actionable advice.

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  • Sandra Nelms
  • 27-03-2012

Very difficult to get in to

I found this book incredibly hard to get into. It uses lots of acronyms and short forms of things that I found really hard to follow.

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  • Mr John Sharkey
  • 24-06-2015

Prompting thought

I liked this book for its contents ability to stimulate thought, offering suggestions allowing the reader an unbiased comparison with their own situation present and past.

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  • Carole
  • 17-07-2014

Fantastic book

Where does What's Stopping You? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I bought this a while back and never quite got around to listening to it. Now having listened to it I can honestly say this is one of best self-help books I have ever came across and I am listening to it again for a second time in a week.

What was one of the most memorable moments of What's Stopping You??

Robert Kelsey is so open and honest about his fear of failure, his is my story, everything he said resonated with me.

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

Matt Addis narrates this story as if it is his own, connecting the listener to the story and the author.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Having recently set up my own business, and for the most part wondering what on earth I was thinking, this book has been an inspiration and motivator. I have embraced my fears of failure and have turned procrastination into action.

Any additional comments?

I would highly recommend this book

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  • Pritt
  • 05-01-2016

A complilation of other people ideas

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

No new ideas here, the author seems to pick out the best of bunch of other authors in this genre and namely Covey, Tracy, Robbins, Gole and many others

What was most disappointing about Robert Kelsey’s story?

Nothing new here

Any additional comments?

Skim it