Book Reviews of Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters

Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters
Life Strategies Doing What Works Doing What Matters
Author: Phillip C. McGraw
ISBN-13: 9780786865482
ISBN-10: 0786865482
Publication Date: 1/1999
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
This book by Phil McGraw captures and keeps your attention from the first page of the introduction (where he tells the story of how he met Oprah and took the first steps from being a litigation consultant to the country's life coach). He shares personal experiences of what some would call "light bulb moments" or times he "got it". He distills the life lessons he's learned into a clear action plan for a better life. Get out a pencil and actually do the exercises to best create real change.

Highly recommended to all who want more out of life.
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This book teaches what Dr. Phil calls "The Ten Laws of Life". There is a good "relationship questionnaire" and the last chapter is "Relationship Rescue". There are 18 assignments through the entire book to help you reflect. I really liked that this is an easy to understand book and that it helps you look at things in your life that you might not have thought of before.
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He explains the ten laws of life: You either get it or don't.
Solution: Become one of those who gets it.

~You create your own experience.
Accept accountability for your life.

~People do what works.
Identify the payoffs that drive you and others.

~You cannot change what you do not acknowledge.
Get real with yourself about life and everybody in it.

I could list more laws, but you really need to read
the book. He gives you the best "nuts and bolts" info
to help you turn the negatives into positives.
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Like Dr. Phil? This books for you. Straight talking Dr Phil offers advice on real life problems and doesn't mince his words. A good self-help book that doesn't bog down with too many details. Just plain good advice.
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Dr Phil's blueprint for dealing with life's problems
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Good strategies if you think your life is going no-where and can't forgive yourself for past mistakes. Real life advice for real people. No nonsense.
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Who are you? This is the question you will find answers to in this book. Dr. McGraw will walk you step by step through the process of finding your true self. He will help you find how you came to be the person you are today and the person you want to be. He explains how we become a person busy making others happy or what they want us to be. We forget the part of ourselves that wants to be expressed.
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If you watch Dr. Phil on TV you know all about this book. He tells it like it is and lays out a plan to change your life.
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Dr. Phil is a wonder - a most down to earth, rational thinker. This book helps straighten the path of all kinds of life's wanderings. I happen to have two copies so will willingly pass one along.
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Follow the steps... they work!
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If you are:

* capable of more than you are accomplishing
* frustrated that you are not making more money
* stuck in a rut and not getting what you want
* bored with yourself
* silently enduring an emotionally barren life or marriage
* trudging, zombie-like, through an unchallenging career
* just "going through the motions" of your life
* living in a comfort zone that yields too little challenge
* living a lonely existence with little hope for change

then hold on as Dr. Phillip McGraw takes you on a guided tour of your life to honestly label the problems and causes that control your destiny.

Life Strategies will give you the most honest explanation of your life and how you got where you are that has ever been published. Dr. McGraw is results-based and measures success in terms of changed lives, not rhetoric. This audiobook is a plain-talk, entertaining way to learn to take control of your life, right now. In this audiobook, the author describes the ten Laws of Life that every person needs to know. Learn them, use them, and improve virtually every aspect of your life, from work to home to spiritual to physical. Ignore them and you'll continue to pay the price.

With Life Strategies, Dr. McGraw tells you how to strategically control your life, rather than continue as a frustrated passenger.
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Very helpful book.
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This is a life strategies book, If you don't know the Ten Laws of Life this book will help you with each step.
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very good
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What can I say I love Dr Phil! Great book!
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Great ideas and information to help make decisions and get the most out of life.
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Dr. Phil McGraw's # 1 best seller shows readers how to make changes to improve every aspect of their lives. A good self-help book with practical suggestions.
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love dr. phil
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This book was hard for me to get thru because it challenged me to take a step back and examine my life and myself. In the end, I learned a lot about myself. A good book for anyone who wants to move forward in life and get to the next chapter.
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Life Law #1: You either get it or you don't!
Strategy: Become one of those who gets it.
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Wonderful book, just like all of Dr.Phil's books
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If you like Dr. Phil, then this is another addition to his great advice.
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Unpickupable.
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I enjoyed the concepts in this book. I believe that it helped me some in my own life strategies.
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This is a great book to get you thinking and moving into a problem solving mode. Dr. Phil at his best.
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This book is very insightful and interesting!
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common sense put into an easy to understand /read format.
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Outlining of the ten laws of life. An earlier Dr. Phil book.
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Life Law #1: You either get it, or you don't.
Life Law #7: Life is managed; it is not cured.
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Excellent - if you're a Dr. Phil fan.
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Great Book to help you with your life : )
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The best Dr. Phil book, in my opinion. Straightforward advice.
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If you like Dr. Phil. You will enjoy this book.
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Always good info with Dr.Phil
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Dr Phil's insights into making your life better. Actually has some very good advice on finding what matters to you and focusing on that in your life. If you like Dr. Phil, you'll love it; it not....
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This book can really put you on the right course in life by helping you get your attitude and priorities in order. Dr. Phil always calls a spade a spade and is really great at getting us to see what is our responsibility in situations, what we can control and what we can't.
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This book sounds like it would be pretty decent however, I found that a person needs a lot of extra time on their hands to do half this crap.
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Book has been read and re-read. No writing or underlining. Good condition.
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For someone who doesn't exactly embrace self-help books, I must say that this was helpful (although, admittedly, I say it grudgingly). Phil's brand of homespun, straight-talkin' advice is nothing you haven't heard before, but it is a well laid out and good advice nonetheless.
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Dr Phil's ten laws of life.
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If you love Dr. Phil, then you will love this read. The ten laws of life exmained in detail and with attitude. My favorite is: "we teach people how to treat us".
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Practical and straight forward.
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Best seller NYT list. Good helpful book.
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It's a good book, well worth the read.
Dr Phil is right on with his therapy.
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What can I say? I love Dr. Phil. The first of the "Ten Laws of Life" from the back of the book says it all for me. Life Law #1: You either get it, or you don't. Strategy: Become one of those who gets it. I thought I got it, but I learned how to __really__ get it when I read this book. One of my favorites.
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The book is dated (1999), but "Dr. Phil" principles and strategies have not changed and this explains the well. Very useful to me, hope it can be to you too. Book is in good shape. Somebody bent a corner on the back cover, but that is only a little cosmetic "ding".
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Pretty good book, talks mostly about same concepts he uses in h is show.
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Do you know the ten laws of life.
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Grest Best Seller.....
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I read this book when it first came out and really liked the premise. Then, I attended Pathways Lifestyle Management training about 11 years ago and learned how to live it. Later, I attended SOS at Zac's Ridge life management training about nine years ago and learned even more ways to make it stick. This book can change your life if you let it. You will learn how to set and reach even the toughest goals, and overcome obstacles you never thought possible. Dr. Phil delivers his advice in a no-nonsense, straightforward way, with stories and examples, so that anyone needing plain and simple direction will find their true north.
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Let's do it!
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Gotta love Phil!
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I love this book!
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VERY GOOD BOOK, VERY INTERESTING STRATEGIES.
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Dr Phil for president.
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This book is in good condition.
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Cover was printed upside down on book - all pages are printed in correct order but the first page starts after the back cover, then goes in order - cover is upside down and backwards.