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Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life

Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life

by Jillian Michaels


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Imagine. Believe. Achieve.

Many self-help books offer a lot of new age platitudes and sappy mantras:

Just love yourself.

See the glass as half full.

Believe it and it will come.

Really? That’s not how it works, and you know it. A lifetime’s worth of struggle is not overturned in a small moment of positive thinking. But if you have the right attitude—attitude and skills—you can and will accomplish anything and everything you want. This book gives you both, attitude and action. By its end you will have all the tools you need to change your life. No hype. No false promises.

You will learn to:
• Cultivate your passion and embrace your uniqueness to create a purpose-filled life . . .on your own terms.

• Transform your suffering into peace, wisdom, and strength.

• Work through fear, worry, shame, and negative self-talk to blast through obstacles and create self-confidence, self-esteem, and a healthy self-image.

• Take powerful, informed, deliberate actions to make your dreams a reality.

Forget surviving: it’s your time to thrive. You do have the ability and potential to achieve unlimited health, wealth, and happiness. Getting there won’t all be easy—nothing worthwhile ever is—but take this journey and your life will change dramatically. Your possibilities are unlimited, and your life is waiting for you to break free and claim it

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307588319
Publisher: Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 03/20/2012
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 920,840
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

JILLIAN MICHAELS is best known as a strength trainer and life coach in her hit television shows. Over the years she has helped shape and inspire the lives of millions. She is an ambassador for Stand Up to Cancer and is the multiweek New York Times bestselling author of Master Your Metabolism, The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook, and Making the Cut. Her website,, receives more than 100 million page views per year and ranks as the fourth most visited health-and-wellness site in the world. Visit it for an interactive experience with this book.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Step 1 Imagine 1

Chapter 1 Identify Your Passion (Or, What the Hell Do You Want to Do with Your Life?) 3

Chapter 2 It's All in the Details 21

Chapter 3 Say a Little Prayer (That's Right, I Said Prayer!) 28

Step 2 Believe 43

Chapter 4 Time for Your Wake-up Call 47

Chapter 5 Forgive and Accept Responsibility 57

Chapter 6 Get an Attitude Adjustment 74

Chapter 7 Outer 'Tude 87

Chapter 8 Stop Selling Yourself Short 116

Step 3 Achieve 151

Chapter 9 Hit the Books-Then the Deck 153

Chapter 10 Get Organized 178

Chapter 11 Create the Right Environment 189

Chapter 12 Master Communication 201

Chapter 13 Strengthen Willpower and Tame Emotions 226

Chapter 14 Make It Happen: The Art of Conscious Choice-Making 234

Outro: When to Let Go, How to Stay Open 242

Index 245

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Like a friend patting the reader on the back before kicking them in the rear...offers inspiration for people who are taking those first rocky steps on the road to self-improvement."—Kirkus

“From the first page, readers will feel her enthusiasm; a winning mix of humor, contestant case studies, personal experience, and motivation (she demands that readers wake up; "Screw surviving," she says, "It's time to THRIVE") never feels platitudinous”—Publisher's Weekly

"Unlimited is a very candid and thorough book that aims to help people lead more fulfilling lives."— Chicago Sun-Times 

"Michaels  offers a three-pronged approach to changing your trajectory: imagine, believe and achieve. Using examples from her own life, and those from "Biggest Loser" contestants, she shows how to shake off the fears holding you back and embrace the future."—Washington Post Express

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