Don't Let Others Rent Space in Your Head: Your Guide to Living Well, Overcoming Obstacles, and Winning at Everything in Life

Don't Let Others Rent Space in Your Head: Your Guide to Living Well, Overcoming Obstacles, and Winning at Everything in Life

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by Gary Coxe
     
 

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Praise for Don't Let Others Rent Space in Your Head

"Gary offers rich advice for anyone who wishes to succeed in spite of his or her failures. Four simple steps may be all that stand in the way of your dreams becoming a reality. Here's to the good life! Cheers!"
—Robin Leech, TV host

"Gary has developed an uncanny ability to take people to the next

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Praise for Don't Let Others Rent Space in Your Head

"Gary offers rich advice for anyone who wishes to succeed in spite of his or her failures. Four simple steps may be all that stand in the way of your dreams becoming a reality. Here's to the good life! Cheers!"
—Robin Leech, TV host

"Gary has developed an uncanny ability to take people to the next level. A must-read for everyone, whether you want to improve your life, your sales, or your business. Gary definitely has it figured out. Well done!"
—Harvey MacKay, New York Times bestselling author of Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive

"Gary's thought process is one to admire and to achieve. Handling big business means changing your mindset, and Gary leads the way. An enjoyable book with great concepts for everyone in business and in personal life. A book you'll want to read twice."
—Gordon "Butch" Stewart, owner of Sandals Resorts

"A powerful and practical approach from someone who truly knows what he's talking about. You will be unstoppable after reading Gary's no-nonsense ideas on never giving up and becoming more successful."
—Ron Rice, founder, President, and CEO of Hawaiian Tropics

"Gary's book will take you beyond positive thinking and change your life for the better."
—Ron Garl, President of Ron Garl Golf Design

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In this argumentative, sometimes counterintuitive self-help book, first-time author Coxe declares that "positive thinking is a lie and it doesn't work!" It doesn't create lasting results; it is very difficult if you're emotionally spent; and when it fails, you just feel worse. Instead of avoiding negative thoughts and emotions, he says, you should acknowledge and manipulate them to attain success. The key to using negative feelings constructively is learning "to play games with our minds instead of our minds playing games with us." Coxe, who rails against other "pop-psychologists" and attributes his own expertise to life experience, offers a few basic tools, such as scenario planning, emotion control techniques and the book's centerpiece, "The 4-Step Process," a series of reframing exercises that identify readers' "empowering beliefs and thoughts" and their "limiting" ones. (Explaining why his 4-Step Process includes a step on positive thinking, Coxe does some reframing of his own, arguing that "it's not so much positive thinking itself that's the hoax, it's the way it is presented.") Coxe declares that his process can cure people of longtime phobias "in less than an hour." Readers intrigued by his multiple appearances on television's Maury Povich Show may want to pick up this book. (Dec.) (Publishers Weekly, October 10, 2005)
Publishers Weekly
In this argumentative, sometimes counterintuitive self-help book, first-time author Coxe declares that "positive thinking is a lie and it doesn't work!" It doesn't create lasting results; it is very difficult if you're emotionally spent; and when it fails, you just feel worse. Instead of avoiding negative thoughts and emotions, he says, you should acknowledge and manipulate them to attain success. The key to using negative feelings constructively is learning "to play games with our minds instead of our minds playing games with us." Coxe, who rails against other "pop-psychologists" and attributes his own expertise to life experience, offers a few basic tools, such as scenario planning, emotion control techniques and the book's centerpiece, "The 4-Step Process," a series of reframing exercises that identify readers' "empowering beliefs and thoughts" and their "limiting" ones. (Explaining why his 4-Step Process includes a step on positive thinking, Coxe does some reframing of his own, arguing that "it's not so much positive thinking itself that's the hoax, it's the way it is presented.") Coxe declares that his process can cure people of longtime phobias "in less than an hour." Readers intrigued by his multiple appearances on television's Maury Povich Show may want to pick up this book. (Dec.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471746935
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/23/2005
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
302,368
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

GARY COXE is a personal growth expert and life strategist. Internationally recognized as an expert in personal growth, he speaks to hundreds of thousands of people and countless organizations about improving their professional and personal lives.

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Don't Let Others Rent Space in Your Head: Your Guide to Living Well, Overcoming Obstacles, and Winning at Everything in Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't Let Others Rent Space in your Head! We need to be in control of our own head and Gary shows us how in this book. Others may try to discourage us, but we need to make our own goals and stick to them. How to succeed and follow through. Not a pep talk but a real tool box of ways we can get the job done.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this one. While other self-help books claim to have all the answers to your problems and then turn out to be a waste of your money, Gary Coxe's 'power tips' and the '4 Step process' have been very valuable to me. I would recommend this book to everyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watch the Maury Povich Show and have seen Gary Coxe help people change their different phobias into relief. I have some of Garys tape programs and this is just another way to access his powerful advice. Gary has helped me and I have seen him on the show before helping others. His website is full of more info for many different personal problems including for business. I am recommending this book to all my friends and coworkers and to anyone who reads this review. Try it, you'll like it!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had the privilege of hearing Gary speak, NOW I NEED to read his book!! His unconventional approach to negative thinking is refreshing and works. I witnessed it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i recommend anyone that can read, read this book it is a boost in life. it really does help over come obstacles! its great!