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Stop Doing That Sh*t

End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back
Written by: Gary John Bishop
Narrated by: Gary John Bishop
Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
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Author of the New York Times and international best-seller Unfu*k Yourself Gary John Bishop presents a no-holds-barred guide to breaking through our cycles of self-sabotage to get what we want out of life.

In Unfu*k Yourself, Gary John Bishop told us it was time to stop making excuses - to recognize and take responsibility for the negative self-talk holding us back. In Stop Doing That Sh*t, he builds on that message, teaching us how to stop self-sabotaging behavior. 

Bishop explains how our destructive cycles come down to the way we’re wired. He then identifies different types of people and the ways we f--k ourselves over: We can’t save money. We land in the same type of toxic relationship. We’re stuck in a rut at work. Analyzing why we act the way we do, including what our common grenades are that blow up our lives, Bishop then shows how we can interrupt the cycle and stop self-sabotaging our lives. 

Authored in the same in-your-face style as Unfu*k Yourself, Stop Doing That Sh*t will help us get in touch with our psychological machinery so we learn to interrupt negative thoughts and behavior before they start, allowing us to give our attention to something else, and start to find success in the areas we thought we never could. 

We can take back our lives. We may have f--ked up in the past, but Stop Doing That Sh*t will show us how to break the patterns in order to live the lives we yearn to have.

©2019 Gary John Bishop (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Gary does it again

Cuts through the bullshit and gets straight to the problems and solutions. the untold truth of why you are the way you are and how to make a better life. it's a harsh reality that you need to deal with and Gary does not sugar coat it at all.

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Love Gary's Work

Absolutely, 100% recommend this book to anyone. Listen to his first book, Un fuck yourself, then listen to this one. His works are direct, clear, and will cut you to the core. But they are refreshing, true and spoken with love. I am a huge fan of his work and anxiously await another book from him! I can't get enough! To say his books are life changing is an understatement, read this take in what he is saying. Evaluate your life and make it the best one possible!

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excellence

just the slap in the face, wake up to reality, motivation to get my head out of my ass, book that i needed. I've read it twice, right after the first time and look forward to going over it a few more times.

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gives it to you straight

I love love LOVE how Gary has a no non-sense, in your face approach. He's willing and able to give the tough love people need to hear. Couldn't get through this fast enough !!!

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No words! I’m speechless

Woa!!!! Well.... if you want authentic change in your life, I mean REALLY want that then this is your book!

If you want to be challenged and called out on your shite, this Is YOUR BOOK!

If you truly want a different life, and if you want to stop your cycles and endless patterns of sabotage READ THIS BOOK!

I just finished reading this book and I’m just sitting here with my mouth open.

Honestly Wrecked, and sooooo excited!

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A must read!

I loved the fact that it was narrated by the author. The writing style is very authentic, which makes it captivating and motivating. A must re-read!!

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He did it again...

Many personal development books left me with plenty of good intentions... fading away quickly after reading.

Not Gary's!

His "intense realness" made me feel like I was being coached, live, by a deeply caring Scott and his endearing accent, who was really pissed at my BS excuses! We were sitting at the pub, and he was gripping my shoulders, shouting straight in my face things so true about me that I couldn't pretend anymore!
Needless to say, after that, when you catch yourself doing that very lame thing, you can only laugh at your own ridiculousness... and you stop doing that sh*t!

Almost a magic pill - or more accurately, a magic kick in the butt!

Thank you Gary John Bishop for another invaluable growth tool.
Will listen again, it's that good!

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Excellent Listen When Out for a Run!

I purchased Gary John Bishop’s first book, ‘Unf*ck Yourself’ a while ago... never read it. I was going to buy the audible version of it to listen to but the honest reviews turned me off of it; saying there’s not much to be gained from it as it’s not very practical...
Well, I think Gary learned some lessons from his first book because this second one is definitely a kick-in-the-butt! There is practical advice delivered in a very motivational way. I listened to it only when I was running and it weirdly inspired me to run more... it was all I could focus on.
Highly recommend if you’re taking the first steps to self-analyze and change your life. Lots of great take-aways!

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left me utterly speechless

I was already advancing on this path of self discovery and understanding and I think this book may have given me the final piece of a puzzle I've been working on for more of my life than I'd care to admit, thank you so much Gary I can't wait to read it 3 more times

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killer book to lead you from the quagmire. A must read but a better listen

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  • Lance N Fogel
  • Las Vegas, NV United States
  • 2019-05-08

A needed kick in the ass

Gary delivers a much needed message for those of us that have been frustrated by where our life is at and where it might be headed. I highly recommend this book if you are looking to break that self sabotage cycle so you can begin to look forward and build that life you want. It wont be easy ----Plan to ask yourself some probing questions----But, if you take the message to heart the days of self sabotage will be behind you and life will be what you want it to be. Time for me to get to work. :)

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  • Jennifer
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2019-05-13

One of best self help books!

I just finished listening to this book (actually listening to the last 2 chapters 10 time or so) and can't recommend it enough. I read A LOT of self help, I mean self development books. I read them, get some glimpses of their explanations for why I am so anxious and some nuggets of wisdom or strategies for what I can do about it, but they never really stick. This book was clear and to the point. It captures what we face as humans in a very clear and no BS way. It is also efficient and to the point at only 4 hours and 41 minutes. It drives me crazy when I am listening to a book and the author goes on and on and on about something that could be communicated in a quarter or less of the time/text. This book lays it out there with a bit of tough love - you have fears, that is part of being a human. You have fears that are specific to you based on what you heard, saw and experienced during your early years. These fears are like a leash on your life, subtly and unconsciously keeping you from changing because change the change you seek is not a sure thing, which means there is a threat of it not working and our reptilian brains HATE this. Thus, we get an uneasy sensation in our body, we think one of our well-worn thoughts "It is too much." "I am not good at that sort of stuff" etc. etc. etc. and then we do what we have always done, procrastinate, do the easier task, ruminate, eat, drink or smoke away that uneasy feeling etc. etc. etc. Somehow this book made all of this clear to me in an instant. I have realized many of the pieces over and over through my reading and through talk therapy, but this book helped me see it in a clear, no nonsense way. I now know what I need to do. I need to choose differently. I need to pursue what I WANT not what I have always done to avoid risk. I need to accept that my past was the way it was. It helped me develop good qualities in some ways and messed me up in other ways, mainly by creating a lot of fear and anxiety I seek to avoid everyday. I can't change what happened, the hardwiring in my brain that resulted from it or all the ways I have let it rule the 42 years I have already lived. What I can do now is choose differently. I can BE that person I want to be in the future. I can feel the fear and uneasiness and be strong enough to resist the urge to go back to the safe patterns of thought and action that result in me being stagnant. I can hear by brain replay all those thoughts that limited me and NOT BELIEVE them. I can take whatever step big or small that leads me in the direction of the future self I want to be. Clearly, writing this review was as much for me as for you, but this is the wisdom I gained from this book. I also laughed out loud many times, which is fun! He is a hoot! Get the book. I know you will not regret it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-07

Gary keeps it real!

It's alot of information to take in, but gary keeps it real and funny. I just finish the audiobook and have also ordered the book. This is something you need to listen to several times. I recommend this audiobook!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-05-07

Read this now.

Literally put everything down and read this. It’s as if he has spoken directly to me. I am so very grateful for this book and author.

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  • Marc Lewis
  • 2019-05-27

Fantastic!!

Absolutely loved it!! Straight to the point, no BS, I got a ton out of it. One of the best books I've ever read. Thank you for writing this.

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  • Bob Miles
  • 2019-05-11

Freakin' amazing!

Thank you thank you for not just rewriting the same book. This one REALLY gets you thinking about where you've been in life, and where you want to go. Can't wait to listen again!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-06-29

Dope listen!

Anyone who is insecure and somewhat feels like they’re cursed, or the universe is against them should listen to this.

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  • Ben
  • 2019-07-05

Disappointed

First off, UnFu*k Yourself is one of my favorite books, ever. That says a lot because I read a lot. Second, this book does have some great points but they are few and far between.

The 3 chapters that struck me as useful were
"You"
"People"
"Life"

These chapters were gold and could have been expanded. In fact I think this book had enormous potential if Gary had organized it better. I feel like most of it was him repeating himself over and over, yelling at the listener in his Scottish accent, telling us to "stop doing that sh-t" and at the same time telling us "you're hopeless so stop trying!!"

Then he wraps it all up by saying "be like Star Trek and look into the future".. Seriously? Don't get me wrong, I'm not a wilting lilly. I enjoy a straight shooter...but to rant and rant and rant and then to suggest we just be like Star Trek because...y'know, it's like in the future n' stuff? No sorry. This is a fail.

I'm really astounded by the flawless reviews. I guess everyone else gleaned a whole lot more than I did.

In summary I feel like Gary took on a project he couldn't finish and was out of his depth.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-05-30

Stop Doing that Shit

Love this author, love this book. Really life-changing.
In a rut?? This book helps you think in a completely different way!

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  • Frank
  • 2019-05-21

Great listening that will keep with tuned in.

Great narration and very information. I would definitely recommend as a lot of practical insight.

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