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Excuses Begone!

How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits
Written by: Wayne W. Dyer
Narrated by: Wayne W. Dyer
Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: Self-Help, Motivational
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In Excuses Begone! Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals how to change lifelong, self-defeating thinking patterns that prevent you from living at the highest levels of success, happiness, and health. You may know what to think but find it terribly difficult to change thinking habits that have been with you since childhood.

This business of changing habituated thinking patterns is really the business of eliminating the same old tired excuses. People are forever using excuses and defending those excuse patterns as if they were actually true. But there are no excuses worth defending ever, even if they've always been part of your life.

This audiobook represents Wayne's effort to help anyone whose self-defeating thoughts are persistently present to learn how to discard those old thinking habits - and discover the infinite possibilities of life!

©2009 Hay House, Inc. (P)2009 Hay House, Inc.

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addictive

this book was so easy to hear and interesting that I have finished it in no time. enlightening advices that I have started to put in action right away after hearing them. I will definitely listen to it again. I strongly recommend it.

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It's Okay but..

I thought Dr. Dyer's approach to Taoism was easy to follow but he tries to foldin pseudoscience by saying god is "scientifically proven".I used a suspension of disbelief during the more supernatural chapters and was able to follow the Taoist teachings.He makes some good observations and some baffling claims but overall, I enjoyed the book and found some of the information very useful.

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Game change

I have read and listened to many of Wayne's writings and believe with my entire being that this world is a better place because he was here.

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  • Joel
  • 2009-10-23

Life changing book

I am a big fan of Dr. Dyer's work. I bought this book with the idea that it may help me get off the couch and get things done. Instead, it has changed my whole outlook on my life and my priorities. It is such a deeply, thought provoking and uplifting work, I also bought the hardback version to keep and reread. Dr. Dyer has such a way with conveying deep concepts in a natural, calming and reassuring voice, that it is hard to stop listening to him. You owe it to yourself to listen to this book!

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  • Jesse
  • 2009-11-17

Excellent book

I thought this was an excellent book, but I do have one complaint: I thought Dyer read too fast at times. I wanted to relax, listen, and take his words in, but there were many passages where he read so fast I felt tense trying to catch everything he was saying.

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  • Pearce
  • 2009-11-21

A Well Done Work

Wayne Dyer's Excuses Begone offers a way to improve your life as well as those of the people you know and meet. So often authors write many words without an actual method to follow. Dyer offers a method to make change for the good happen in your life. He lays it out clearly. An example, "if you have the choice, be kind, rather than right". Overall this work is a very enjoyable mix of spiritualism and rational realism that can be applied immediately. It is well worth several listens.

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  • Saul
  • 2010-06-25

Wayne delivers again!

Great Book for proscratinators. Wayne delivers a powerful message in his traditional motivational style!

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  • Body Balance
  • 2009-08-06

Another Amazing Book from Wayne Dyer

This book gives you complete clarity on the roadblocks and excuses that are preventing you from living your best life. It is understandable, simplistic (though backed by impressive research) and most of all practical. Dr. Dyer gives REALISTIC approaches to eliminating roadblocks (excuses) in one's life. I highly recommend this book, if one approach can help you or make you think differently, it has paid for itself ten fold. He is also amazing to see in person if you ever get the chance. Bravo Hay House for continuing to provide the world with books authored by intelligent, thought provoking people. And no, I do not represent Hay House or any of it's affiliates, the book is just that good.

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  • Terry
  • 2009-10-07

A valuable purchase and addition to my life...

The title says it, and the content backs it up. If you have read Dr. Dyer's other books, this one gives the maturity you would expect from a man of his experience and wisdom. He is very good at getting out the bad in your life (and head) and clearing out space for the good to come in. I highly recommend this book to anyone that wants to make positive changes in their life.

I gave it four stars because I am not a fan of his reading, and I think another reader of the audio could have made this even better.

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  • Lisa
  • 2012-10-27

Changed my life!!!!

Would you listen to Excuses Begone! again? Why?

Yes, because I learn from it each time I read it, it transformed my life!

What other book might you compare Excuses Begone! to and why?

Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, because it also teaches how to stop living in yesterday and projecting into the future. I recommend Wayne Dyer before Tolle as Tolle went over my head until I read a few of Dyers books.

Have you listened to any of Wayne W. Dyer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes. I have listened to most of Wayne Dyers, I am partial to this one because it was the catalyst that started my awakening and getting out of my negative thinking pattern.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wanted to but could not, too much to absorb.

Any additional comments?

The first time I read this was about a year ago in Kindle format, I was in deep depression and had suffered from it most of my adult life, having had a bad childhood and broken marriage, i made an identity for myself from it and didnt know it, This book showed me how I was creating my own suffering by the power of my thoughts! I highly recommend anyone ready for a drastic change in their lives to get this book, the audible or the paper back Just get it! For Christians, be open to other beliefs it doesnt mean you have to change your spirtitual life, it means it will enhance it, whatever you dont believe toss it but dont let it stop you from reading this book. I have been a christian a long time but still suffered from my self induced suffering, no more! Excuses are gone! Thank you Wayne Dyer

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  • Ken
  • 2010-02-06

Life changing

I believe this book will change my life forever. It certainly has motivated me to follow the instructions in the book. I had read the hard covered book and purchased the audio book for continued listening while in my car or office. My clients,my family and my friends are benefiting from my reading this book. I truley feel This book can change your life for the better,if you let it.I believe in this book so much that I have bought one for my Daughter and one for my brother. I dare say I will be sending more as I discover people in need of EXCUSES BEGONE.

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  • Leo Bower
  • 2010-02-21

Excuses Begone

Awesome Book!! Practical insights to live a high conscious life, I am a hugh fan of Dr Dyer I have found alot of profound, and helpful teaching is his work, but I feel this book is his best work.

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  • Martin
  • 2010-02-01

Audobook begone!

In the interests of full disclosure, I should say I am a fan of self-help books and disposed to be positive about them. Unfortunately, I gave up on this one, despite willing myself to finish it. It was frustrating too because I felt some of the core ideas were sound. However, the invocation of, for me, bogus science to back up the ideas became gradually more and more intrusive. I don't think there is any need to postulate mysterious and vague forces and fields which, despite the impression given by the author, have certainly not become an accepted part of established peer reviewed science. This seems to be a growing trend in books of this type - "The Secret" has a lot to answer for. If you liked that book, then no doubt this one will work for you as well. If not, I would steer clear.

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