Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters
Whether it's a bad relationship, a dead-end career, or a harmful habit, Dr. McGraw's 10 Life Laws will empower you to take responsibility for your own actions and break free from self-destructive patterns. Drawing upon more than fifteen years of experience, Dr. McGraw explores each of the 10 Life Laws necessary to succeed:
Life Law #1: You either get it, or you don't.
Strategy: Become one of those who gets it.
#2: You create your own experience.
Strategy: Acknowledge and accept accountability for your life.
#3: People do what works.
Strategy: Identify the payoffs that drive your behavior and that of others.
#4: You cannot change what you do not acknowledge.
Strategy: Get real with yourself about your life and everybody in it.
#5: Life rewards action.
Strategy: Make careful decisions and then pull the trigger.
#6: There is no reality ...more
But this book... I could, but I won't. I'm just going to save myself the trouble and the time. And I'm
Able to do that because from what I've read I already know that I highly disagree with the premise of this book and the ground perspective of the au ...more
Only trouble is that at some point one has to question whether this isn't just the ultimate pyscho analytical eq ...more
I still refer to the book 4 years later when I'm teaching the youth or a lesson at church. The principles in this book are so empowering. It's the stuff I wish my parents had known so they could h ...more
The life lessons are straightforward and sometimes obvious. They are all things which ...more
Life laws - not fair, simple are. Life is managed. Teach others how to treat us. Power in forgiveness.
Number one fear of people = rejection; number 1 need = acceptance. Views might be prejudices.
1. Dr. Phil manages to say it like it is (a plus) even though he's giving platitude after platitude(a minus): "own your life," "accept responsibility for your actions," etc.
2. One time Oprah was having this hard situation with a lawsuit. Then she had a talk with Dr. Phil late one night wherein ...more
This book describes 10 life laws, and asks us to build a strategy to work those laws to our benefit.
"There are a lot of dogs for the bone, and if you don't have a clear strategy, then you simply aren't competitive" is Dr.Phil's message.
Think. Build a life strategy. Focu ...more
Explained in simple-to-understand english, I think this is a great book that explains many aspects of psychology that leads to unproductive results.
Does it work? Yes? Then do it. No? Then quit it. I mean. how freaking sensible is that? Yay sense!