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Masterpiece

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Reviewed: 2020-10-13

This book was so good that I got halfway and decided to restart it just to hear some things again. I just finished it. The narrator had an odd pronunciation of “rider”. I thought he was saying “writer” until I restarted the book. There were so many good quotes and great insights that I actually ordered the paperback and started reading it. I definitely think implementation of the ideas in this book can help me improve my life and overall happiness. This book is just a gem.

Amazing book

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Reviewed: 2020-10-04

The book was well researched and made the case for eating meat both health-wise and environmentally. It was thorough and dispelled every single myth about eating and cultivating meat that exists out there.

A great boost

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Reviewed: 2020-07-24

I bought this for $1.25 as an audible daily deal. I am so glad I did. I agree with most of these motivational statements and listening to this yesterday really inspired me to keep going at a time when I was down in the dumps. The only thing I disagree with is his statement on nutrition where he said something negative about eating cattle. I eat keto/paleo and I believe this is the true human diet so I don’t agree with that statement. But the rest of this is great. I have put a calendar reminder to listen to a little of this book everyday. If you need a jumpstart, this is the right book for you.

very unprofessional

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Reviewed: 2020-06-13

I was enjoying the content of the book on my walk until we got to the second book - the ultimate guide to the carnivore diet, chapter 3. In this chapter the reader made mistakes while reading the book at least 6 times. When he made the mistake, he stopped, clapped, and starting reading in a different tone. Additionally the author referred to "Allen Keyes" when he meant "Ancil Keyes". This is really amateur and very unprofessional. Makes one question the content, even if I think the content makes sense.

Thought provoking

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Reviewed: 2020-04-13

This was really moving. There is so much to unpack here. There is so much to consider and ponder and I have to re-listen to this so I can create a list of action items on this. I learned so much.

Very educational

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Reviewed: 2020-04-12

The 2 biggest messages from this book are the importance of Asset allocation and investing in index mutual funds or ETFs. It’s a good reminder that most of us can’t beat the market nor pick managers who can. It inspires us to keep things simple : just invest in a world stock index fund and a world bond index fund at percentages based on age and temperament and rebalance once a year. The reader has a bit of a condescending tone but eventually I got used to it.

Intriguing and Alarming

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Reviewed: 2020-03-03

This book was amazing. I learned so much from this. I learned that nutrition science is basically a farce. It is not a rigorous science and seems more like a cult as opposed to exploration for answers. This was well researched and detailed. Everyone should read this and remove the covers from their eyes. Thank you Nina Teicholz and the narrator had an engaging wonderful voice.

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  • Rationally Overcome Anxiety & Depression
  • Using Stoicism to Overcome Anxiety & Depression
  • Written by: Aaron Olson
  • Narrated by: Aaron Olson

Very good

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Reviewed: 2018-02-18

I like this book because it’s only 21 minutes long and in it he gives great advice for disputing negative thoughts and irrational beliefs. Actually he gives great disputations that I can actually use verbatim. At the end he tries to sell his coaching services but the content before the sale was superb. He takes some things from cognitive behavioural therapy, stoicism and dialectical behavioural therapy. He says that what he is discussing is REBT. I like this a lot.

Convinced to try stoicism

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Reviewed: 2017-10-19

I didn’t know anything about philosophy before I read this book. I first heard the author interviewed about the book on Ideas on CBC radio and was intrigued by his proposals. I purchased the book but then never had time to read it. Then I subscribed to audible and listened to it twice. First of all the narrator’s voice and way of speaking are great. The content is very deep. The author convinced me that if I implement some of these strategies like negative visualization and the trichotomy of control I could attain tranquility more often than not and reduce the amount of negative emotions that I experience. As someone with generalized anxiety disorder, I think his proposals are worth a shot. I can’t critique his interpretation or tweaks of Roman stoicism but I think he’s into something here.

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