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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
* 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.
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".
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.