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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Life is a series of challenges and roadblocks that you must overcome to achieve your dreams. It's a hard road, but you can't let temporary setbacks and failures get you down?which is easier said than done. But this book gives you the tools you need to get over the rough spots and keep progressing toward your goals.

This one-of-a-kind guide offers much more than the simplistic motivational material out there; it includes real tools and real solutions for real people who are ready...

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Overview

Life is a series of challenges and roadblocks that you must overcome to achieve your dreams. It's a hard road, but you can't let temporary setbacks and failures get you down—which is easier said than done. But this book gives you the tools you need to get over the rough spots and keep progressing toward your goals.

This one-of-a-kind guide offers much more than the simplistic motivational material out there; it includes real tools and real solutions for real people who are ready to improve their lives. It's not just about overcoming depression or trying times, and it's not just about becoming rich and successful—though it will help you accomplish all of those things. What makes this book special is its combination of a message that inspires your soul and a set of tools that will help you achieve success—no matter how you define it.

This is an actionable guide to self-improvement that will help you overcome whatever is holding you back, feel better about yourself, and move forward toward the goals you want to reach. The first step is written right on the cover: Don't Let Others Rent Space in Your Head. That means you have to stop letting other people and other things fill you with negativity. If you burden your mind with your own doubt or the naysaying of others, you can't focus on what you really want to accomplish—and you won't accomplish it at all.

Gary Coxe knows what he's talking about. An internationally renowned expert in personal growth, Gary's own story of overcoming life's challenges has inspired thousands of others—and it also inspired him to find out what makes high-achievers so successful. His research showed one thing that most successful people have in common: they don't listen to the negativity of others—they don't let others rent space in their head!

It sounds easy, but it's not. That's because this book isn't just about motivating yourself; it's about the real things you can do every day to make progress toward your goals. You just have to do them. With Coxe's four-step process—backed by proven strategies, powerful examples, real-world stories, and helpful tips—you'll find out who you are, what you want, and what you can do to get it.

Life is hard. Achievement is difficult. Words are not enough. But with the right motivation, the right tools and strategies, the right goals, and the right amount of effort, you'll get wherever you want to go—and this book will take you there.

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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.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471746935
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/23/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 604,400
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2006

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

    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

    Posted January 10, 2006

    totally awesome dude

    i recommend anyone that can read, read this book it is a boost in life. it really does help over come obstacles! its great!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2006

    Great book!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2006

    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! 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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2010

    Don't Let Others Rent Space in Your Head

    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!

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