Geoff Thompson


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in Coventry, England, The United Kingdom
June 12, 1960

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Geoff Thompson has written 30 published books – 250,000 copies in print – and was on the Sunday Times Best-Seller list with his autobiographical book Watch My Back about his nine years working as a night club doorman.
He has published several articles for GQ magazine, and has also been featured in FHM, Maxim, Arena, Front and Loaded magazines. For two years he was a contributing editor for Men’s Fitness magazine. He has been featured many times on mainstream TV about his book and his articles. Geoff has completed several book signing tours of Great Britain promoting his books in Waterstone and W.H. Smith.
As one of the highest ranking martial arts instructors in Britain Geoff was voted the number 1 self defense author in the world by Black Be
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Watch My Back: The Geoff Th...

4.24 avg rating — 359 ratings — published 1992 — 14 editions
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The Elephant and the Twig: ...

4.13 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 2000 — 9 editions
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Fear: The Friend Of Excepti...

4.05 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 1996 — 12 editions
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Dead or Alive: The Choice i...

3.83 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 1997 — 10 editions
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The Fence: The Art of Prote...

4.04 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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Everything That Happens To ...

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Warrior: A Path to Self-Sov...

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Shape Shifter: Transform Yo...

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The Art of Fighting Without...

4.23 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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Red Mist

3.76 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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“To change your mind you have to change your thought habits, and you do this by spending time each day correcting faulty internal dialogue. Every time you think negative, stop yourself and make yourself think positive and continue doing so until the negative thoughts have been starved to death and the positives have grown strong on a diet of regular use. To think bad thoughts is very easy, they float into your mind uninvited. To think good thoughts, however, takes daily practice and constant vigilance.”
Geoff Thompson, The Elephant and the Twig

“Before we can change the world we first have to change ourselves – we need to localise our first-aid. This often means having to mend our own faults, but before we can do this of course we have first to admit them, if only to ourselves. Many of us cannot bear to see the truth; the brightness blinds us so we look away. We hide from the truth by using unconscious defence mechanisms (as explained more precisely in my book Small Wars). We often qualify our weaknesses by rationalising them, projecting them, displacing them, suppressing or repressing them etc. This has to stop. Looking at ‘us’ without the rose-tinted spectacles of Freudian defence mechanisms is not a pretty sight at times I have to tell you. But it is only when you accept the weaknesses of ‘self ’ that you can exorcise them and build strength and integrity where weakness and frailty once reigned.”
Geoff Thompson, The Elephant and the Twig

“Again, no higher moral ground is being taken here, I still to this day have to check myself to make sure that I don’t end up in conversations that pull others to pieces. It can be so infectious and often you are in knee-deep before you even realise it. I make as many mistakes as the next man and what I tell you, I also constantly tell myself. As a rule of thumb always ask yourself, ‘If so-and-so were sat next to me would I be saying the things I am saying?’ If not put a gate on your mouth. Or even try this little trick – it always works for me – when you feel like saying something bad about another person, deliberately make yourself say something good instead.”
Geoff Thompson, The Elephant and the Twig



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