What to Say When You Talk to Your Self

What to Say When You Talk to Your Self

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by Shad Helmstetter
     
 

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From acclaimed psychologist Dr. Shad Helmstetter comes a life‑changing guide to helping you help yourself through motivational self‑talk and positive thinking.

Imagine relying on yourself to optimize your outlook, focus your plans, and keep you on top, in touch, and going for it! You can do it, by adopting the simple techniques of self‑talk, and

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From acclaimed psychologist Dr. Shad Helmstetter comes a life‑changing guide to helping you help yourself through motivational self‑talk and positive thinking.

Imagine relying on yourself to optimize your outlook, focus your plans, and keep you on top, in touch, and going for it! You can do it, by adopting the simple techniques of self‑talk, and understanding the power of key phrases like these:

I choose my thoughts. No thought, at any time, can dwell in my mind without my permission.
I have talents, skills and abilities—and I’m discovering new talents all the time.
I take time to listen and communicate. I’m patient and understanding. It’s worth working at, and I do.
I focus my attention on the things I can control. If l can’t affect it or direct it—I accept it.
I know that what I believe about myself is what l will become—so I believe in the best for myself.

Acclaimed psychologist Dr. Shad Helmstetter shows you how to make positive self‑talk a permanent habit. Give yourself the kind, loving, determined support you would give to your best friend. Harness the power of the ultimate motivator—you!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671708825
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
30,168
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Shad Helmstetter, PhD, (ShadHelmstetter.com) is the bestselling author of What To Say When You Talk to Your Self, Who Are You Really and What Do You Want, and ten other life-changing books. His books are published in many languages in more than sixty-four countries worldwide. Dr. Helmstetter is one of the most respected behavioral researchers of our time and has appeared on more than 1,200 radio and television programs, including repeat appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN News.

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What to Say When you Talk to Your Self 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever read an inspiring 'self-help' book or heard a tremendous motivational speaker that made you want to make significant positive changes in your life? When you tried to implement those changes, did you notice that they were temporary at best, and that you eventually fell back into the same self-defeating patterns that held you prisoner in the first place? Helmstetter rightly points out that the majority of information that our subconscious mind receives, from both external and internal sources, is negative. At any time within our subconscious, three negative thoughts are fighting one positive thought. Not knowing right from wrong, our subconscious chooses to believe the most dominant thought pattern. Unless we feed more positive messages to our subconscious, we become a prisoner to negative thought patterns. This book reveals a simple way to overcome the onslaught of negative thought by literally feeding positive thoughts into our subconscious through Self-Talk. More than just affirmation statements, Helmstetter shows how to get specific and attack problems at their source. This book will serve you well by itself, and will be even more effective as a catalyst to help you apply success principles from other books and speakers. This simple concept of Self-Talk will allow you to take success principles that are common knowledge, and convert them to common practice. Larry Hehn, author of Get the Prize: Nine Keys for a Life of Victory
Guest More than 1 year ago
WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOU TALK TO YOUR SELF focuses on what happens when people get bad, negative data input, and how it can be changed by overriding it with good, positive data. The concept is not new, but Helmstetter makes it easy to understand, and he shows us the simple steps for using it to shape our lives, and our selves. It's so simple that, once you try it, you will wonder how you could have been ignoring your own power, even using it AGAINST yourself, for so long. Here is the good news about how to create the script for your own life, just by the words you use to describe it! The author does a great job of making complex physiological information easy to understand, and a pleasure to read. There are lots of 'AHA!' moments here, when a concept that had been only a vague notion in my mind, suddenly turned to crystal clear recognition of fact. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like their life to change for the better, or wants to help the children in their care grow up with healthy confidence in themselves and their potential.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got a lot out of this book. Should be read by everyone out there. Do you want to get more self-confidence, reduce worries, improve grades, reduce pain or reach your goals? Well, if you want a better life, read this book. Buying this book is perhaps the wisest thing you can do. The methods Dr.Helmstetter presents are highly effective.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We are sometimes our own worst enemy because we limit ourselves with our own thoughts. This book teaches you how to think better of yourself and by doing that you achieve more because you build new levels of confidence. It helped me reform my thoughts and my life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Helps u understand that what u say to your self has a lot too do with are you a success or a failure.**** A must add to your personal develpment file*********!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outside of Think and Grow Rich, this is the best book I have ever read. It gives you a very detailed recipe for getting rid of all the bad programing you receive throughout your life. Make sure to get a copy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a MUST read for those seeking to better themselves. Ever wonder why those motivational seminars, tapes, books, etc. only work for a couple of weeks? The answer, and the solution are here! Honestly changed my life, and the lives of everyone I've loaned it to!
SheilaKay More than 1 year ago
Reading this book along with "Hung by the Tongue" by Francis P. Martin will change your life if you apply its principles. Our minds are powerful and amazing. This goes beyond positive self talk. Try it and see if you aren't happier and more fulfilled. Change your attitude and change your sucess!
STREBLIG More than 1 year ago
This book is my Bible. It explains how our brain works and how we can change our thinking which in turn can change our life. The book has excellent examples that you can follow. These concepts helped me take control of my life. Amazing things continue to happen to me because I use the self-talk concept taught in this book. I have given away at least 30 of these books to friends and family because I have so strongly been influenced by this book. It has also lead me to become a Life Coach through Dr. Helmstetter's Institute so I can teach others to use these strategies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for anyone that wants to better himself/herself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that I had a fairly healthy self-image of myself, surely it was greatly improved from how it used to be. Then I had a nice sit down with my doctor, during which she suggested this book. While skeptical of "self-help" books, I indulged her request. By the time I was halfway through reading it, I had already begun implementing changes in my responses to situations and my self-talk choices. I'm looking forward to continuing to build a better dialogue with me to create a better, stronger, and healthier me.
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Nice for people who feel or have heard themselves be negative.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Use it & change your life. Add Dr Shad's daily posts from face book or better yet, get the Lift time library.
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RC2Diamond More than 1 year ago
Shad Helmsetter is an incredible man! He hit the nail right on the head with this book! If you want to be successful, or even are just trying to figure out how to improve your self confidence, you NEED to (not should) read this book! I was astounded at how easily implementable the concept Shad talk about are y=to implement in daily life. Most books I've read, which is many, present excellent and very sound concepts, but they ARE very hard to sustain day in and day out. The concepts of Self Talk are AS SIMPLE AS IT GETS! Anyone, and I mean ANYONE can benefit from reading and implementing the concepts Shad talks about here! I've improved my confidence by leaps and bounds while I was still reading the book and within less than a week of finishing it!
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Lavendar_Swan More than 1 year ago
I read this book years ago and it changed my life! It still affects me everyday! I HIGHLY recommend this book!!