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How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Time-Tested Methods for Conquering Worry
Written by: Dale Carnegie
Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
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Through Dale Carnegie's seven-million-copy best seller (recently revised) millions of people have been helped to overcome the worry habit. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today, formulas that will last a lifetime! Discover how to:

  • Eliminate 50 percent of business worries immediately
  • Reduce financial worries
  • Turn criticism to your advantage
  • Avoid fatigue and keep looking young
  • Add one hour a day to your waking life
  • Find yourself and be yourself - remember, there is no one on earth like you!

    How to Stop Worrying and Start Living deals with fundamental emotions and ideas. It is fascinating to listen to and easy to apply. Let it change and improve you. There's no need to live with worry and anxiety that keep you from enjoying a full, active, and happy life!

  • ©1990 by Dorothy Carnegie Rivkin and Donna Dale Carnegie. All rights reserved (P)1990 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

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    so good

    as dated as it seemed in the beginning I couldn't stop listening most principles laid out in the book require very little work to put into practice.

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    Great!

    Love this book and the author. its very useful. however, I have to disagree with him in certain outdated views and on using the n word. like i would remove that word completely from this book.

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    Very Helpful

    This book offers an amazing insight on how to start living the life you have always wanted to. It takes a very good approach on how to tackle your everyday struggles. #Audible1

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    Can't complain with the quality, just the content

    I can see why Dale Carnegie books are so well rated. I am sure they help many people. For me, however, I find them a bit drawn out and overfilled with stories of other people's troubles and improvements. Can be a bit of a bore to get through. Couldn't imagine reading this one.

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    Thoughtful and thorough, but preachy at times

    Dale Carnegie with his usual nuance and thoughtfulness , although a quick warning that the material sometimes gets a bit too preachy on a religious level. Otherwise there is plenty of useful material for atheists and agnostics.

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    Best audiobook ever!

    This is the most helpful audiobook of the 10 I have downloaded. It has many helpful ideas that I have used to help conquer worry.

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    Excellent book

    This is a classic. An excellent book with practical tips to enrich your life. Great research and insights, inspiring, funny.

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    loved it

    this book is fantastic. I've learned a lot tips and tricks, I'm surprised. I recommend it

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    • Rob
    • 2019-07-10

    Enjoyed It

    I can only speak for myself when reviewing this book is I found it helpful in applying it in my everyday life

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    • Rodrigo Suguimoto
    • 2019-06-28

    What I've learned

    1. Live one day after another. Tomorrow's worries are for tomorrow.
    2. The present is all we got - it's the only time where we're in control. The past is gone and the future is unpredictable.
    3. Get all the facts - really understand what you're worried about, then make a call and take action.
    4. Get busy doing meaningful work. Fill your mind and leave no space for worrying.
    5. Accept the inevitable - It is so, it cannot be otherwise.
    5.1. When you stop fighting against the inevitable, you free yourself to focus on what really matters.
    6. Concern = awareness of the problem
    7. Worry = anxiety and loss of control
    8. Count your blessings, not your worries - be grateful
    9. You'll always have the power to get the best out of your circumstances. Always.
    10. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

    I loved Dale's humility when he wrote that he isn't reinventing anything at all in this book. He's just giving new words to ancient wisdom. The knowledge in this book reminds me a lot of stoicism.

    I wonder how Dale Carnegie would approach anxiety in today's society. I'd definitely buy this book.

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    • C. M.
    • 2009-03-08

    Excellent Read

    I really enjoyed this audio book. I discovered it at a time of need. The reader, Andrew MacMillan is awesome. Sometimes when I listen to audio books the information is excellent, but the reader is too monotone. But Andrew did an exceptional job with this book. I am looking for other books read by him because his voice is so soothing.

    Although most of the examples cited in the book are from a different era, I fully understood the message. It does not make a difference whether it happened during the first century or current, worry is a constant no matter when you live(d).

    I was able to take the information, use the examples, and apply them to my situation.

    However, this is not something you read once and then put down. You have to listen to it periodically. With everything else in life, we need reminders. This is no exception. I keep the book on my iPod and refresh my thoughts. In fact, I have specific areas that I have pinpointed that I like to listen to again and again.

    I also shared the book with my husband and he thought it was excellent as well.

    Also, as an educator, I think we should share this type of information with our teenagers. They need to learn how to cope with worry at an early age. I think it is important that we train them how to handle worry before they become adults.

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    • John
    • 2009-09-18

    This is A must listen for anyone wtih worry

    I have long been on this path of self development and I am not new to Dale Carnegie's work. For some reason I had not even heard of this book until now.

    The book is a typical Dale Carnegie book and gleams from experience. There is so much content in this book, a lot of it is common sense, but how many of us use common sense.

    If you are looking for a book that gives you strategies to use then this is a book could have been written in modern times. I doubt it will go out of flavor any time soon

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    • Lindsay
    • 2009-09-28

    Fantastic Must Get!

    This one is absolutely a must get for anyone whose life is being wrecked with despair, anxiety, worry or anything along that lines. Excellent information!

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    • Sean
    • 2008-05-24

    Sound Advise

    You know when I first started reading this book, it seemed kind of dated to me, like advise from a 1950's doctor. But as I got deeper into the book, things started sinking in and a realized the context of this book is timeless. I most enjoyed some of the stories about how some of the greatest most powerful people dealt with some real trying situations. Good and bad things happen to everyone. How we are able to cope with them determines our general happiness in life. If I catch myself starting to worry about things, I read the book again and it helps me deal with life and renews my confidence that everything will be ok. There are real tools in this book. If worrying has caused you even a slight bit of unhappiness I would recommend this book. I imagine people have probably paid alot of money just to learn some of the lessons in this book.

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    • Jeannine
    • 2009-04-05

    I really enjoyed this!

    Dale Carnegie is one for the ages. He offers great advice and many different ways to achieve a state of less worry and more enjoyment of the present moment. I found this very inspiring.

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    • USMarine
    • 2007-05-16

    Perfect

    If you have worries than you should buy this book. If you Do Not have worries you are lying to yourself and should also buy this book. It is worth every penny.

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    • BJJ Products
    • 2010-02-27

    This is an amazing book that everyone should read!

    My brother recommended this book for me at a time when I was down with a lot of problems and was worrying everyday. After listening to this book on my iphone and to all the problems that other people were having and still they found a way to move on with their lifes. It helped me me pull through and learn to accept my situation. Therefore, I was able to pull myself through and now I have a very good job and I am successful with my kids and looking forward to a great year. There are still somethings I need to do, but I am very optimistic!

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    • Thomas
    • 2009-03-25

    Yes, if you worry, listen.

    Great classic on this topic and if you listen and understand the message, maybe a few times, some of it will sink in and help. I mean after all, who doesn't worry, and who doesn't need some reminders on how to deal with it. If this helps you even a little, the return is far worth the credit. Good basis for the self help series to have under your belt. I am do for a reread. You are due for your first. "Listen to the inexpensive self help books first before you take any expensive self help courses."

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 2009-01-14

    Greatest Book Of All Time!!!

    I have bought and read this book in 1986 and I can read it a hundred times more. I am so grateful to have it now on audio. This is an absolute great and uplifting book with lots of practical advice.

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    • SliderEM
    • 2017-05-21

    very useful, practical and simple

    very useful, practical and simple with stories and advices that are still true after 70 years

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