Getting Past OK: The Self-Help Book for People Who Don't Need Help [NOOK Book]

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Richard Brodie dropped out of Harvard to join the computer revolution and write the first version of Microsoft Word. Then, burned out after helping Microsoft achieve its phenomenal success, he quit and embarked on an equally intense search for a more meaningful life. For three years, Richard mined the wisdom of famed self-improvement seminars and workshops. Most of all, he wanted to discover why life seemed to either coast along at an "OK" level or plummet into "the Pits," with so little time spent in true ...

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Getting Past OK: The Self-Help Book for People Who Don't Need Help

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Overview

Richard Brodie dropped out of Harvard to join the computer revolution and write the first version of Microsoft Word. Then, burned out after helping Microsoft achieve its phenomenal success, he quit and embarked on an equally intense search for a more meaningful life. For three years, Richard mined the wisdom of famed self-improvement seminars and workshops. Most of all, he wanted to discover why life seemed to either coast along at an "OK" level or plummet into "the Pits," with so little time spent in true satisfaction and fulfillment. In this book, he shares the results of his odyssey, providing a step-by-step guide for discovering your own individual formula for long-term success and happiness. It gives you all the tools you need to find yourself, take charge, and get past Ok.

You'll learn how to:

Understand what's really going on in your life

Make the most of your potential

Pull out of crises-and move on

Achieve rewarding relationships

Be in control of stressful situations

Keep your quality of life in the WOW zone

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401927721
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/29/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 509,351
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Brodie is best known as the original author of Microsoft Word. His self-help book, Getting Past OK, is an international bestseller. His groundbreaking book on memes, Virus of the Mind, spent 52 weeks on the Amazon.com Hot 100 and is used as a text in many college courses. An accomplished speaker, Richard has appeared on dozens of television and radio shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show.Richard continues to pursue wide and varied interests, which he occasionally blogs about.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: What's in It for You? ix

Part I Life

Chapter 1 This Is Your Life 3

Chapter 2 Choices 11

Chapter 3 Nature, Nurture, and Culture 21

Chapter 4 Models and Truth 29

Chapter 5 Fear and Purpose 45

Chapter 6 That's Life! 53

Part II Liberty

Chapter 7 Peace and Freedom 59

Chapter 8 Honesty 67

Chapter 9 Procrastination 77

Chapter 10 Perfectionism 87

Chapter 11 Power 93

Chapter 12 Breaking Patterns 103

Chapter 13 Self-Fulfilling Prophecy 113

Chapter 14 Communication and Feedback 119

Chapter 15 Commitment 131

Part III The Pursuit of Happiness

Chapter 16 The Key Question 143

Chapter 17 A Life Purpose 151

Chapter 18 Success 157

Chapter 19 Fulfillment 169

Chapter 20 Resolving Conflicts 177

Chapter 21 Big, Meaningful Relationships 185

Chapter 22 Pitfalls 191

Chapter 23 Happily Ever After 199

Acknowledgments 203

Index 205

About the Author 211

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    To advice

    How r u from hockey girl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    From Alyssa to angel

    Yes I was.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Thx

    Thx ill try it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    To Advice Needed

    Why do u feel bad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    To advice from hockey girl

    I need help

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Mar

    Nobody. Why? The steelers didn't make it so im rooting for no one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Emma

    Hey guyd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Truleigh advice needed

    Wat do i get my bf for valentines dat we have only known eachother for 5 days wat do i do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Advice

    It depends what guy your talking about. You should always btrue to them and yourself though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Help me plzzz

    We shouldnt date him...well thx

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