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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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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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  • Ed
  • 2019-03-02

not impressed with the book.

I really struggled finish this book. In fact, I just skipped several chapters just to finish it.

not impressed with the book. I had high expectations after reading The 5 Seconds Rule.

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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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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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Life changing

I’m not sure if I’m relieved or mortified to see myself in 4 out of the six people interviewed. Having said that I’m thrilled to move forward and implement the suggestions given to the individuals. It was very emotional to see myself in these people. As I said to my sister, it is like listening to someone popping the bubbles in bubble wrap, listening to the very first person interviewed, because that is how many of the things addressed related to me. By the end of the book I was a bit she’ll shocked at how MANY things i can relate to and how much work is ahead of me. I will check in as I make progress!!! A million thanks for the amazing advice!

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Eye opening!

I absolutely loved listening to it. Mel Robbins is amazing. She gets straight to the point, calls you out in a perfect way, helps you understand why we feel/act certain ways and is extremely motivating to get you move into action. Also has a great humor which always helps a lot.

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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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such an awesome audio book.

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

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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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Awakening

I absolutely loved this book, the insights, the stories... Mel makes everything come together with her guidance.

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This is your next audiobook

This is the best personal development book I have listened to to date. Stop here. Click download and prepare to have it hit you right in the sweet spot. If you really want to change your life and take control of the fear that is leading you. This is your next book hands down.

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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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  • Joshua
  • 2019-02-13

Mel Robbins nails this one!!

Wow!! Not sure what to say other than this audio book is pure gold!! If you are on the fence in regards to the purchase, you will not regret it. I love how she uses real life stories and situations to teach. The best part is that you are a VIP inside these coaching sessions. So much value inside! Thank you, Mel :)

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  • The non-critic
  • 2019-03-14

The fastest 10hr audiobook I've ever heard!

Honestly, this felt to me like a one hour book.
It is LIFE CHANGING, thought-modifying, relationship-building and boundary-setting all at once.
Perhaps because this showed up in Divine Timing for me.
Quite frankly, I was put off by the title as my life is not "out of control", but this has been a great kick in the posterior and a magnifying mirror enlarging my unpolished corners. Time for a shoe shine.
ps- I have never heard of the author prior to getting the book and her accent or voice (not sure which) aggravates me (I was raised abroad).
Yet, I got over myself as the author is as effective as an awful-tasting medicine you know you need.
If you can stomach the truth, the finish will be sweet.
Buckle Up!
Your life is about to change...

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  • HappyWifeHappyLife
  • 2019-09-06

Wanted to love it

I love Mel Robbins and think she is very gifted motivational speaker. I purchased the book to gain some insight on how to overcome fear. However, the format of the book (listening to various therapy sessions) did not leave me feeling uplifted, but rather depressed. Some of the stories involve very complex personality issues, stories of abuse, etc. I have no doubt Mel was enormously helpful for these individuals, but I found this audiobook very difficult to listen to. I ended up scanning through and attempting to listen to each story and ultimately returned it.

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  • Sean Tulien
  • 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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  • Tiffany Kenyon
  • 2019-02-26

WOW! Worth every penny!

This audible was and is going to so influential in helping me rewrite the ending of my story. I was moved to tears multiple times during this audible. I have and am taking steps to de-clutter my physical things and most importantly my mental “things”.

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  • D-Green
  • 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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  • 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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  • Joy from Warren, MI
  • 2019-03-27

Amazing Advice!

When I got this book, I was excited to listen and absorb all the information inside. It was great advice and she offers so many tools! I am happy to say that I have taken her advice and tools and I am working to transform my life into something I can actually enjoy! Thank you so much!! This is a must read for everyone who is struggling to become their most authentic self👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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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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  • Linet ANDREA
  • 2019-05-30

transformational

Mel Robbins is so astute; she observes with such psychological precision that her responses become utterly transformational!

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  • 2019-10-23

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Realperson struggling and have break through
it's a great way to begin your journey of becoming the best version of yourself