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The PMA Effect

Written by: John Joseph
Narrated by: John Joseph, Rich Roll
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
Categories: Self-Help, How-to
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Stuck in a rut? Lack the discipline to accomplish your goals? Always find yourself waving the white flag in surrender? Having a string of shitty days, weeks, months, maybe even years? If you answered "yes" to any of those, then this is the audiobook you've been waiting for. 

The PMA Effect teaches the methods for achieving your goals. No matter how high you set the bar, it comes down to one vital principle: developing a positive mindset. Change your mindset. Change your life. PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) can sustain you through any difficult circumstances. You'll learn to deal with stress more efficiently. You'll develop the skill set and determination to never quit at tasks, to push through fear and manifest your thoughts, hopes, and dreams into reality. In essence, The PMA Effect is the blueprint to becoming that badass, super-human that lives inside each and every one of us.

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Listen to the man

This book will give you the tools to change your life, but don't be fooled into thinking all you have to do is read & that's that. There is work to be done, lessons to absorb & applied. Change doesn't come easy.

The good news is, John offers a bunch of strategies for setting yourself straight. Even if only 5% of his advice sticks, you'll be in a good place.

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Fantastic First Audible Book

I have been doing a lot of driving and someone suggested Audible books. I purchased this book and saved my credits. The very best part of this, is that the book was read by the author, and it absolutely made the book. He not only wrote a fantastic book but what an insight when it's read by the author. I was so happy to hear it was him. I listened to the entire book on my drive from Edmonton, Alberta to Vancouver and than a week later I listened to it again from Vancouver, BC to Moose Jaw, Sask. I need PMA in my life as I suffer from Mefloquine Poisoning and I very much need to stay on the positive side. Thanks for an outstanding book and I am sure I will listen to it again many more times. I am driving back and forth across Canada to talk about Mefloquine poisoning to other members of the Canadian Armed Forces as we were forced to take it for anti malaria but it's loaded with side effects. I am also, in total agreement about eating healthy as well, so it's a great book if you want to live a more positive lifestyle. Thank you John Joseph, for writing and reading a fantastic book. PMA rocks!!!

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Only listened to first 30 minutes

Couldn’t take it for more than 30 minutes. It was all “I had it so tough, if I can do it you can...” and “If you do everything I say to stay positive all the time you’ll be great”. Not a single insight or even idea beyond a positive mental attitude is important in the first 30 minutes.

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It was annoying to say the least

I think the voice and the words were just annoying

I lost the content that was being preached after a while.

Definitely not recommending this to anyone who wants to transform their life

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No bullshit kick in the ass!

Loved it. I am a huge fan of John Joseph. And this did not disappoint! A no bullshit look at PMA, and a good kick in the ass. I'll definitely listen to it a second time! Thanks, John Joseph.

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Should have returned this one.

I gave it too much of a chance. Narration is just way too aggressive and preachy. And although its a personal story, the content is pretty standard stuff. One you learn PMA is Positive Mental Attitude, just end it there.

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Not just Great.

great book … great motivation … great perspective … great attitude. Absolutely GREAT! Inspired to listen to again

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  • Tom
  • 2020-03-11

A different Spin

I listen to many self help books. Some might say I am a bit of junkie. After the first few chapters I almost returned it. I was willing to give it some more time. It turned out to be a very entertaining (although laced with profanity) story. He references many writers and texts that are significant to the self help industry. If you don't have a problem with profanity I would recommend it. It really hammers the point 'there is no free lunch' do the work, and I could not agree more.

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best thing on audible, this and finding ultra

I honestly cant say enough good things about this audio book. john Joseph plays it out, and the reader must play it out! or continue being mediocre.

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Totally Unexpected

Loved every minute and highly recommend it! I’ve listened to many books about positivity and this one is unique. Raw and honest. The language might offend some folks. I’ve listened to other books where it bothered me because I felt it was done for effect. Not the case here - just someone telling their story in their own way. I’ll listen to it over and over again. Packed with great advice.

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  • Justin Drogoszewski
  • 2020-05-25

hits the mark

very powerful and inspiring. Very likely to impact the non-believers, tough guys, "my life if fine" hard heads. there is no fluff and flowers... just a call to get off your butt and take hold of life, good friends,good habits and lose the CRAP. great job John- yes hubby is listening also!! unbelievably.... Thanks for all you do and inspire

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  • Fedz7
  • 2020-05-22

The Real Deal

A life changing book, written in a way that distills a lifetime of wisdom into an inspirational guide.

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  • Julie Jones
  • 2020-05-16

Raw and Real

A great and fast listen because John is raw and real with who he is and what being positive and happy means. I highly recommended this book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-04-16

This book will make the day less depressing

Absolutely loved it and so glad Audible had it available. Listened to it while I wasn't feeling great, but still had work to get done and it was exactly what I needed to lift the cloud so I could breathe easier, instead of trudging through my tasks. John Joseph's heart is strong enough to carry the reader/listener to higher ground to see with more clarity.

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  • Jennifer mendoza
  • 2020-04-15

The PMA Effect

Excellent read. love this book, there are good things you can take away and use in everyday life.

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  • matt
  • 2020-04-01

Totally Awesome!

Loved it. This dude convinced to me go vegan with his book "meat is for pussies," and now he's got me on that PMA shit. So good. positive vibrations and thoughtful, heartfelt wisdom

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  • N2narcosis
  • 2020-04-01

Wow, once I started this book I could not stop

It was so good I’m gonna listen to it all over again starting now , and will listen to it whenever I need it.
Wow. Awesome book.
I discovered this book after listening to Rich Rolls “Finding Ultra”
As soon as I heard the first few sentences I thought, oh crap I’m not gonna be able to listen to this guy because it sounds like he’s yelling into the microphone , but I quickly got over that soon as I discovered how deep everything he says , is.

This book is really gonna help flip the switch and let me get back to what’s really important in life.
Thank you John for writing this book and more importantly narrating this book as only you could do.
Maybe I’ll see you at the next Death Ride in California. It’s a piece of cake for peeps like us. Thank you.

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  • Marco
  • 2020-01-28

A welcoming slap in the face

It’s impossible to listen to JJ and not realize how much crap you take on a daily basis, dictated by no one other than your own self. I love this book because it continuously challenged me to change the direction I’m giving to work, family, friends, eating habits, exercise, amongst others. Before this book I had boxes for each of these, each with specific ways of dealing with them individually... that was so exhausting and results were usually not even up to 3/4 of expected. Now I can say with certainty they can all go into a big PMA Box which can handle all with the care and attention they respectively need, and I can feel myself with plenitude in the process. Still along way to go for me, but I’m loving this new mindset and I can’t wait for tomorrow to kick some.

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  • Marko Vasovic
  • 2019-12-12

The voice from Universe who reached me and gave me awakening I needed

John Joseph, God Bless You and may Krishna gives you many enlightening years of wonderful life, health and achievements in the years to come! This book and your voice actually did it to me what many other authors couldn’t. I will keep fighting for myself and I’ve already changed diet, started to walk and swim and I already borrowed from Library Meat is for Pussies which I’m reading every day!
Kia Ora bro from Auckland, New Zealand
Stay Well and Thanks a Lot brother !!!

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  • Florence Dymond
  • 2019-12-08

Great book.Thank you John Joseph for all ypur hard

Great book to help see inside your enemy mind and put that nasty fucker in its place on the daily, be in charge of your thoughts. Let in the positive and do good things.... not just for yourself but others. Feed yourself with the foods that help your body reject toxins and dis-ease and in turn your body will be able to heal faster and you will be thinking clearer. Love you for your volunteer work, for your help with saving animals which in turn helps humans save themselves, your awesome cooking shows, street tours etc... keep it up John you are fucking The Man!!