What to Say When You Talk to Your Self

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Pocket Books, Jan 15, 1990 - Self-Help - 256 pages
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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!

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Very good read. Takes the simple concept of "how to talk to yourself" to a different level. Really impresses on you the importance of what you say to yourself and gives you practical steps on ... Read full review

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Life-changing book! Very easy read but deep lessons that have the potential to change your life. Read full review

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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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