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The Power of Agency

The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions, and Create a Life on Your Own Terms
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This program includes an introduction read by the authors.

Introducing The Power of Agency, a science-backed approach to living life on your own terms. Agency is the ability to act as an effective agent for yourself - reflecting, making creative choices, and constructing a meaningful life. Grounded in extensive psychological research, The Power of Agency gives you the tools to help alleviate anxiety, manage competing demands, and help you live your version of success. 

Renowned psychology experts Paul Napper and Anthony Rao will help you break through your state of overwhelm by showing you how to access your personal agency with seven empowering principles: control stimuli, associate selectively, move, position yourself as a learner, manage your emotions and beliefs, check your intuition, deliberate, and then act. 

Featuring stories of people who have successfully applied these principles to improve their lives, The Power of Agency will give you the insights and skills to build your confidence, conquer challenges, and live more authentically.

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

©2019 Anthony Rao and Paul Napper (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

What the critics say

"This book offers the groundwork for making choices that allow you to spend more time on the things you care about and less time on those you'd rather skip. Your relationships will have more warmth, your productivity will increase, and your life will feel more meaningful." (Kim Scott, New York Times best-selling author of Radical Candor)

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  • Jiri Palacky
  • 2019-12-19

Build your agency and correct where you slip

Loved the book. Beautifully referenced to trusted sources like Elsevier, Gallop and others. Summarizes the core of your agency muscle and points you toward deliberate avoidance of bias thinking.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-01-13

If You’re Ready to be Pushed...

What a great reminder of how much control we actually have in life. This book helped me reset and refocus in several areas. I’ll definitely be listening again and suggesting to friends, family, coworkers and strangers.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-12-24

I Wanted To Like This Book, But Didn't!

After listening to this book on Audible, I grew increasingly frustrated at the lack of original thought that went into it. The book shared nothing groundbreaking, no original thoughtls, or revolutionary ideas in either it's content or case studies. I still don't know how "Agency" is any different than self awareness, proactivety, emotional intelligence, or critical thinking. Basically, the authors took all of the afformentioned topics and used it to create the term "Agency". The book was uninspiring, to say the least. It should have been titled, "An Unoriginal Book of Suggestions", because that's basically what it was. I always look at books in terms of whether they improve by my life, or not. This book definitely, did not!

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