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Take Control of Your Life

How to Silence Fear and Win the Mental Game
Written by: Mel Robbins
Narrated by: Mel Robbins
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Mel Robbins is back! The international bestselling phenomenon and creator of The Five Second Rule and Kick Ass with Mel Robbins returns to help you tackle the single biggest obstacle you face: fear. This life-changing Audible Original features a powerful mix of one-on-one life-coaching sessions and a personal narrative with vital take-aways that you can start using immediately. 

With humor and wisdom, Mel Robbins expertly tackles the fear of change, rejection, and being alone, as well as imposter syndrome and feeling trapped in the wrong career. Each session is a goldmine of discovery as Mel guides you to find your purpose, improve your relationships, and ultimately take control of your life. In these times of high anxiety, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed - that changes right now. If you want the tools to break free from fear and live to your fullest potential, this is a must-listen.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Mel Robbins (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Mel delivers quality coaching again

I can relate, in some degree with everyone Mel coaches on this audible book. So many of us struggle with a variety of different fears. This was also true with her previous audible Kickass. As I did with Kickass, I’ll listen to this one several times and will still be able to extract nuggets that I can relate with. Well done Mel and team.

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such an awesome audio book.

so many helpful nuggets ...loved the coaching sessions now to complete th workbook thanks Mel!

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Mind Blowing. Raw. Loved it!

Mind blowing and raw. It was intense and emotional. Lessons learned and tears shed. It will leave you wanting more out of your life. A deep breath! It's a new day.

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So many hands-on strategies I learned to apply

Absolutely love this book. The real life examples and strategies makes this a valuable resource that I am sure I will refer back to over and over.

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Mixed Emotions

Love this audiobook. Guess I really never put much thought into things happening in our childhood. Nobody or nothing can really prepare you to be a parent. In so many ways (emotion and health) it is good to sit down and talk about everything and nothing. With your children, your parents, your spouse..... Highly can recommend this audiobook. Will soon tune into another of Mel Robbins book.

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I am getting Me

This has opened my view on myself, my life, my fears, my dreams & loving me as I am a work in progress to be my better, more accomplished self. And to share my story!

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Every insightful

individuals who were interviewed were very relatable.
excellent insight on Mel Robbins,She easily gets to the core of problems

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Outstanding

I love this style of coaching. It was so empowering to hear the difference situations and hear the process. I could relate to many of the clients and am looking forward to doing some work on me 😀

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Mel Robbins does it again!

If you are ready to get down to the truth behind your struggles and take action towards living a life you deserve, Mel is the one to guide the way. Her down-to-earth approach to getting to the point is refreshing and real. I highly recommend this to kick-start change and taking control of life.

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Simply rocking

Entertaining, funny, and inspiring. Will definitely recommend to friends. Totally ass kicking too!! Truly enjoyed it.

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  • AZ2018
  • 2019-02-07

Mel just keeps getting Better and Better!!!

So grateful for Honesty and profound real world advice and life paradigm shifting content. Thank you Mel Robbins!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-08

Stop living in fear

When I turned this book on I wasn't sure what to expect. Much of self help seems to be a repeat of the same stuff (get up early, stop being a victim, meditate, eat healthy, think positive, ect) so I wasn't sure what spin Mel would bring to this topic. I am a big fan of Mel's and did listen to Kick Ass, her last book. I loved Kick Ass so I did have high hopes for this. When I saw Mel mention her new book in her newsletter I downloaded it right away. Now that I've finished–WOW is all I can say. First, it's way way longer than Kick Ass and has tons of information in it. So much. It's all about how fear holds us back and how we can figure out the way that fear affects us as a person and change that. Mel says that it doesn't matter what other habits you have if you're held hostage by fear, and that really rang true with me. Like Kick Ass this book has coaching sessions, but in this case the coaching sessions were more of teaching moment. Then, after each session, Mel would talk for over an hour about each, sharing advice and takeaways. My favorite part of the book was when Mel shared her personal stories. I didn't realize how funny she is! I also liked how there were a variety of people coached. While I definitely resonated with some more than others, I did get something from each one. I also thought it was good how Mel really went through each action item in a ton of detail and shared the research and science behind what she was teaching. As I was listening the only downside was that there is SO much information covered that it was hard to remember it all (I listened to most of it in the car). Which is why I am so happy to see that Audible included a workbook in my library. I took a look at the workbook and saw that the lessons are all summarized which is so helpful! I am going to start filling out the workbook this weekend. Overall, Mel, you have done it again. This book was such an amazing listen and I couldn't believe how many times I nodded my head thinking "SHE GETS ME."

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  • Mark513
  • 2019-02-11

Amazing content!

Would absolutely recommend this book. Use the online workbook alongside the audiobook, it has great introspective exercises.
Mel has great energy, I listened to the book at 1.25 speed and it flowed really well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-09

Mel Robbins is my Guru!

I have a feeling that I’m going to listen to this Audible book over and over again!! There are so many lessons to be learned and tools to be used to make changes in your life! I love the way Mel coaches different people with different problems and I felt I could identify with many of them and now I can start to break the patterns of behavior! I have always said, you can’t change other people, you can only change your response to them. Mel gives clear steps on how to do that!! Buy this book if you want to take control of your life and learn how!!

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  • Sean Tulien
  • Newark, NJ
  • 2019-02-07

Silence Your Fears

From a young age, many of us were taught to look on the bright side whenever life beat us down. But according to Mel Robbins, staying positive might actually be causing the beatings life keeps handing out. Mel engages six fear-avoidant friends in deep, honest, and difficult discussions—six living, breathing case studies on silencing lifelong fears. In doing so, every listener becomes a participant in a greater, more meaningful conversation—one that will stick with you long after you're done listening.

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  • Edwinna
  • Jacksonville, FL, United States
  • 2019-02-11

Effective tools I can use to be the best me

I appreciate each person who sat with Mel during the coaching sessions. I felt connected to each one and learned something about myself from each story. Thank you Mel and staff for all you do to make the world a better place.

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  • D-Bow
  • 2019-02-11

I feel like now I know what to do

Wow. I'm just finishing up this audiobook and I feel like I'm going to need a few days to digest this. I actually had to keep pausing the book to take notes on my phone because there are so many nuggets in here I didn't want to forget. Though I resonated with everyone in this book to some extent, I think I am most like Dan. Sooo much I want to do in this lifetime and there are days it feels like I'm running out of time. But now I understand that by living in that kind of mindset, time is actually moving faster. OMG, so true! So this past weekend I scheduled a few minutes to sloooow way down, and I planned a few bricks for the week. :) Thanks, Mel! Loving your work.

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  • Gustavo
  • 2019-02-09

the best yet

I love the work that Mel Robbins puts into the coaching calls in how in depth she dives into the break theories for the listeners. This is by far one of her best publications yet. But I believe that the best is yet to come

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  • Marshall
  • 2019-02-08

Well Balanced Perspective with a Clear Message

This Audible Original series with Mel is really quite powerful. It doesn't build on her earlier release, but instead digs into the real roadblocks to us being able to live a full and fulfilled life. It doesn't seem to matter how big or small our fears, whatever we conjure up - they still manage to slow our progress. She offers some diversity of perspective given the different interviewees and their background. Her voice allows you to accelerate the listening speed and still easily digest the concepts. Well done.

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  • Morgan
  • 2019-02-11

Even better than Kick Ass!!

Mel, thank you for this. I listened to Take Control because I LOVED Kick Ass and I was so excited to hear that Mel was doing another audiobook. The stories of the guests were so interesting... I especially loved Cassandra's... heartbreaking but also very hopeful. Thank you for this Mel!

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