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I Hope I Screw This Up

How Falling in Love with Your Fears Can Change the World
Written by: Kyle Cease
Narrated by: Kyle Cease
Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
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A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly best seller!

If Eckhart Tolle and Jim Carrey had a baby, that baby would be Kyle Cease.

After 25 years of achieving what he thought were his dreams of being a headlining touring comedian and actor, Kyle Cease suddenly discovered that the belief that "when something happens, I will be happy" is a complete lie. With nothing more than an intuition, he decided to quit his stand-up career at its peak, and now - as a transformational comedian - he brings his one-of-a-kind self-help wisdom to sold-out audiences in his Evolving Out Loud Live stage show.

In I Hope I Screw This Up, he disarms listeners as he leads them to their own personal breakthroughs, helping them to recognize that actual happiness and fulfillment is available to them - not in some distant future, but right now. As he has shown audiences all over the world, when you embrace your pain, fear, and vulnerability instead of pushing it away, you will discover an authentic creativity and power that is truly unstoppable.

Using self-deprecating personal stories and hilarious observations on life, Kyle unravels the deepest issues standing between us and emotional freedom. From discovering the never-ending opportunities that come from playing - and going with whatever comes up in the moment - to learning to let go of what feels heavy in our lives, this book is a journey into the endless possibility that can appear if we just dare to let go of our fear of screwing up.

This is not motivation. This is not inspiration. This is true transformation.

©2017 Evolving Out Loud, Inc. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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All time favorite!!

This book resonated with me to my inner core. The journey is remarkable and Deep down is my new place of residence. Kyle is kinda funny too :-)~
I definitely recommend this to anyone.


Thank you Klye I listened to this exactly when I needed to hear it most
Cheers

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This book is important!

I loved every second of this book! Just got it for my mom too! I feel great momentum towards my true calling already. Gotta go meditate now ✌️

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Terrible

I wish I could get my money back for this one. This book is not funny, gets old quick, and the audio seems to skip. And really, who is this guy that thinks he has made it as a comedian and gives this sort of advice? Maybe should have done more research on this book before purchasing it but it was recommended by Audible as a top book, my fault for being a sucker for their promos. Save your money, get a different book!

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  • 2018-11-17

Listened twice<br />

I loved this book so much I listened to it twice. Next I'll take some notes.

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Right BANG ON!!!! Loved it!!!!!

I have followed Kyle for a few years now and the way he explains how he has grown over the years through his meditation and stillness practice has inspired me to do my own. His sense of humour is also pretty darn funny, keeping things light. Really enjoyed listening to this book. I found my self rewinding 30, 30, 30 to listen to some of his concepts over again to really let them land and soak in. Thanks you Audible and Kyle!!!! I appreciated the fact that Kyle not only narrated the book himself but he took the extra time to explain certain aspects of the book for those of us that were listening rather than reading the paper version!!!!! ❤️🙏🕉

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Love this guy!

if you want to make an improvement in your life seriously, take the time to listen and do what he says! His humor makes it so real and fun.

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  • Gillian
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • 2017-11-22

Wanders, Hits A Truth, Then Wanders Again

I generally think comedians have genuine and hyper-intelligent observations that the rest of us can only appreciate, not demonstrate on our own. And such it is with Kyle Cease's I Hope I Screw This Up.
But that's the bad part, the part that keeps this from becoming a super tool for self-awareness and personal growth. There's plenty of good here but, just as Cease comes upon a truth, wham! He's off to the races on some humorous meanderings that keep you from being able to ingest what he has to offer. And there are plenty of poignant bits in this book that make that such a pity. He keeps saying things like: Back to the point, and: What I started out saying. How disappointing; how diverting.
I'd keep coming up on genuine connections then I'd be distracted by yes, quite chuckle-inducing bits. But I'm a Self-Development person and focus is key for true enlightenment. The guy can't help it that he's funny. But he could've made certain parts funny and certain parts serious rather than letting the book just wander.
Not a popular review, I know, but there you go. If humor is what you're looking for, with a few serious and enlightening bits, this book is for you. If you're looking for a true tool for self-development, you might be a tad exasperated as the digressions are all over the place. I applaud his intention, but I regret the execution: Good bits, wandering, more wandering, good bits, then wandering again and again.

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  • Rebecca Kickel
  • 2017-09-20

Don't drink and listen or spit-takes will result

I'm listening to the foreword and love it already!!! I have read the hard copy of the book, and know it's awesome, but I have a feeling there are many delightful surprises tucked away in the audio version. Kyle is so damn funny and super insightful! I'll update this when I'm done, if that's possible, but get this book! Get it now!

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  • H. Howard
  • 2018-07-20

Strong start, progressively worse as it continues

I was laughing out loud during the beginning of this book. Kyle does a great job narrating and keeping things entertaining. I found the content helpful until he started making wild claims like equating death with life. I couldn't listen much farther past that point because the woo content had exceeded my tolerance level.

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  • Lightweaver
  • Tarneit Australia
  • 2018-01-15

well worth it

I've been waiting to read this book since before it came out. loved every moment of the book. Had excellent exercises within that really get you thinking (I know you wanna skip over those, but don't. Just do them).

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  • Juliana Otero
  • Bayonne NJ
  • 2017-10-18

love every single thing about this book!

im buying the book. that's how good it is.
there's nothing I can say that will show how enlightening it is. JUST LISTEN TO IT!

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  • Birds & Bees Teas
  • 2017-10-12

Freaking appreciate Kyle Cease so very much!!!!

Incredible! Thank you!!! Thank you for your vulnerability an courage! So grateful for the constant reminder of expansion. Excited to read again

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  • Muna Aweidah
  • 2017-10-07

The content of it cannot be unlearned! Indeed Kyle!

This book is a glimpse of utter truth mixed with a sense of sheer joy! Thanks for enriching my life Kyle! I do recommend reading it a couple of times it's so much fun as well!

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  • Susan
  • 2017-09-28

Was not expecting this!

I was not expecting this! The title caught my attention but within the first 5 minutes I was already a fan. I hope Kyle puts out more books as I would read them all. Made so many bookmarks that I'll have to go back and really dive in.

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  • MSweezey
  • Sacramento, CA
  • 2019-01-22

Five hours of random thoughts out loud

The first chapter is unbearably bad. After a minute of listening I wanted to cover my ears. So so bad. The rest is just random and rambling and ... bad.

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  • Martha S. Horton
  • 2019-01-18

My driving partner for 2 days

I'm so glad I bought this book and listened to.it at this time. I drive a lot for work and Kyle was there with me teaching me all these awesome things that I already knew, because Kyle and I, well we are basically the same person ; ) If you are getting over a break up while being ghosted by your new potential lover and are absolutely loathe your job. This might give you a glimmer of hope and teach you that at this stage of the game the most important person to keep in your life, is you!