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Your life has a root core that, once understood, unlocks a powerful force to create your life the way it was meant to be, the way you want and need it to be. Key questions and an amazingly clear "map" are now at your fingertips to begin your journey to "Live by Design." These are questions that, with the help of this book, you can answer and bring into action-oriented focu ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published November 13th 2001 by Free Press
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نادية أحمد
شير:
"الشيء الوحيد الذي تستطيع تغييره في هذا العالم
هو نفسك؛ وإن فعلت ذلك ستكون قد أحدثت تغييرًا
في العالم كله"

"إن لم يكن بالبحر رياح، فاستخدم مجاديف القارب"
مثل لاتيني

بكل أمانة وحياديّة هل يُعقل أن أقتبس ٣٦٠ صفحة؟!
هذا الكتاب خاطف للأضواء والنجوم والإعجاب
تذكّرت للتو تقييمي لرواية جليلة السيّد (أنا لستُ لي)
بعيدًا عن أنّها رواية وهذا كتاب تطوير للذات وتنمية
ولكن نفس الصرخة أملك؛ لماذا لا يوجد تقييم في القودريدز
يتجاوز الخمس نجمات؟
لماذا لا يوجد "بز" ذهبي كما في برنامج المواهب
العربية ( أرب قوت تالنت)
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Aya M. Eldighady
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great book. I highly recommend it to EVERYONE.
If u are not happy or satisfied about ur life, so think of ur past and analyze it and ask urself 'are u reconnecting to ur real-self?.
How to heal ur past and reconnect with ur real-self? By using the exercises and practical techniques in this book.

Thank u Dr. Phill
آســــيــــا
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
بعد فترة انقطاع عن القرآءه في التنمية الذاتيه وفي الوقت الذي شعرت اني ادور في حلقه مفرغه مرعبه ما أفعله من سنوات يتكرر كأني اعيد الايام دون اي شغف او بهجه ادركت انني ابتعدت كثيرا واصبحت بحاجة ماسه لتعديل الوجهه لأجد هذا الكتاب الذي يصفعك بكلماته لتنهض وتدرك حياتك حياتك الحقيقيه وذاتك الحقيقيه والتي لن تصل اليها بوجود كل تلك العوائق والترسبات .
Kara
Aug 17, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those seeking self help
I like Dr. Phil's no nonsense tough love approach to life. He spares none of his regular vim and vigor in this book which really teaches you to assess your life in a different way. I read it a few years ago when I was in between jobs and was having a hard time valuing myself, and this book really helped me get past a lot of life roadblocks I'd placed in my own way.
MJ
Oct 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sometimes I feel like the reason he's bald is because his head's too big for his hair. He speaks as if he's been there and done that, twice if you've done it once. But to be honest, for someone who's not lived in a victim's shoes, he's done an awful lot of mental consideration to ensure he gives a viable answer to some of life's most confounding questions.

He allows you to dissect your own life, considering the choices you've made, helping identify why you chose the path you have, and how to fix
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Husam
May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
من أفضل مؤلفات د.فيل... بداية الكتاب مذهله ومفاجئة... أسلوب المؤلف جميل وقريب منك جدا فهو يعتمد أسلوب المحادثة من شخص لشخص بشكل عفوي وصادق...انصح به
Lina
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
قرئته مترجم بالعربيه ، الكتاب بكل اختصار جلسه علاجيه ممتازه للوصول للصفات الاساسيه للشخصيه ، كما انه يوضح تاثير جميع التجارب الماضيه على الشخصيه الحاليه ، انصح بقراءته جدا
Tariq Alferis
Aug 07, 2013 rated it did not like it
كتاب جيد ولكن ليس لشاب مثلي عمره 20 سنة ..لم اكمله ، ساقره بعد 10 سنوات
إيمان
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was ok

ستكون هذه المراجعة على شكل نقاط

أولا
الكتاب يندرج تحت مسمى كتب المساعدة الذاتية أو ال
Self help

ثانيا
الكاتب معروف عالميا و عربيا كذلك حيث كان برنامجه الشهير المعروف ب"دكتور فيل" يعرض على قنوات أم بي سي

ثالثا
في هذا الكتاب يحثنا الكاتب عن البحث عن ذواتنا الحقيقة بين ما فرضته علينا الظروف الخارجية و أحيانا الظروف النفسية من ذلك رغبة الأبوين, تأثير حوادث معينة في الطفولة أو غيرها , الظروف النفسية المنجرة عن تجارب قد نكون نسينا أو تناسينا وجودها ...بعد ذلك سيضع "فيل" خطة كاملة تبدأ من إظهار أننا اليوم
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Ms. Reader
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
I found this book at a second-hand store for fifty cents. I bought it, thinking "why the hell not?" I'm a huge Dr. Phil fan, I love his show, and thought this book could only bring positive changes to my life.

The basics of this book is that if you are unhappy with yourself, make changes. If you are unhappy with your weight/appearances, put in serious effort and work to get fit, get healthy, etc. If you are unhappy with your relationship, work towards correcting what is making you unhappy or get
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James Perkins
Dr Phil, that famous TV psychologist, has written another self-help book, this time to assist in developing the self. Having a background in his field myself, I could always understand what he was talking about, but I don't think you need such a grounding to follow him - he translates nearly all of the jargon and most of his broader text into common American idiom. Like his TV cases, this book is short and oversimplifies the work that is really necessary to change oneself for the better and for ...more
Shahine Ardeshir
Apr 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Let me be clear at the very beginning: I did not pick up this book because I felt I personally needed help. I'm interested in psychology, I like (some of) Dr Phil's show that I've seen, I find the man basically sensible and honest in his points of view, and I thought it would be interested to read something he had written.

Unfortunately, Dr Phil appears to have written this book for (pardon my language, but it's true) absolute idiots. For people whose average IQ and reading comprehension is far l
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شيماء فؤاد
كتاب يعتبر رحلة للداخل المظلم
لكن فيه تطويل جدا جدا جدا
كان ممكن يتشرح في 50 صفحة
و بطريقة أبسط من كدة
أنا مقدرتش أكمل اخر 100 صفحة
Mickey
Sep 08, 2007 rated it did not like it
He doesn't have much to say, but he certainly says it with authority. I have a new subtitle for the book: "Insights from a Pontificating Blowhard".
Melinda
Jun 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
I love books where I can "analyze my life to death" as my husband likes to put it. This is a great one for that.
Leigh
Oct 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was wanting to do back flips when reading the last chapter it was so freeing...never thought I would ever discover in black & white the words of truth about my family!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every word of the last chapter Dr. Phil wrote was if he knew what I have been subjected to by my family! I feel like I have been released from a life of torment, just knowing there is not just anyone that knows my family like I have known them, but a true Medical Professional that knows the truth of my pain & suffer ...more
Breonne
Aug 29, 2008 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: older people
I only made it about a third of the way through before I got really bored! Apparently at this time in my life I don't really need to find my authentic self becuase I'm not too far out of touch with it, or so the exercises say. I enjoyed the stories he tells but enjoy most stories. Also I got the audiotapes to listen to while in the car or doing chores and he leaves out a bunch of info from the book so that kind of annoyed me. Maybe when I'm having a mid life crisis this book will better suit me.
Wafa Alahmadi
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
🍃 ... اهتم بذاتك ... 🍃

الكتاب يجعلك تتعرف على ذاتك الحقيقية التي تريدها .. لا ذاتك التي يريدها لك الآخرون .. أن تكتشف الجذور التي حدثت في الماضي وتسببت في شكل حاضرك ، وكيف تصنع حاضراً مختلفاً لا يشبه ماضيك ..

الكتاب جداً قيم وخاصةً لمن يواجه أطراف تركوا أثراً سيئاً في حياته ..
سأعود له مره أخرى كتاب يستحق القراءه أكثر من مره 🌷👍
Zee Huxley
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I had this book in a box destined for the second-hand bookstore. Not sure where I got it, but I decided to give it a look through before sending it away and was pleasantly surprised. It's not my usual genre of reading, but this book was a worthwhile read for me. Read full review in my blog.
Bedour
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب الذي لم انتهي منه رغم انتهائي من قراءة صفحاته واحدة واحدة .. سأعود له مرة اخرى ..
كتاب يستحق القراءة
مؤثر
عميق
واضح وصريح كما هو د. ڤيل
يتجه من الداخل جوهر الانسان نحو الخارج حياة الانسان بكل تفاصيله

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Soaringspirit
Oct 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I did the work in the work book, awesome.
Dena
Dec 03, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are willing to put in the time and effort to journal as the book recommends, this book can change your life!
Sara
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
This just did not seem to go anywhere. Seemed like a rehash of a lot of similar type of books.
Gator
Feb 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Some good advice but can take him serious because of TV show. Read while I was in the navy and was looking for inspirational books to read and stumbled upon this.
Like I said good advice.
Andrea Norton
The copy of Self Matters that I have also has the companion workbook included. I could not find the book that I have anywhere, and there is no bar code in it to scan it. It's hardcover and doesn't have a dust jacket, but it looks just like the one pictured here and says, "and companion" on it. Sure makes me curious where this book came from...

Anyway, on to my review. I did enjoy Self Matters, but like other reviewers, it was easy for me to see where Dr. Phil was going very early on. There are im
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Phyllis Twombly
Jun 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Are you okay? Are you sure? If you suspect there's anything even a little bit catawampus (out of kilter) with your life, this is a book worth working through. Your road map to a better life begins with ensuring you're emotionally and mentally able to make the trip. You'll learn what may have gone wrong, your real motivations, and the things that have tripped you up in the past. Then you'll learn how to make the changes that will make your future different.

Although practical as a self-help book,
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Chris
Aug 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Christians: This is what I learned as one myself the hard way: make sure you are sacrificing your "life," your "dreams" or in other words to the deepest level of meaning "denying yourself" for Christ; not purely out of fear, obligation, or guilt for another person. I think that is what the heart of this book is about (without the Christ part but it still applies). Funny thing is, only you know if you are doing that. Forget the critics; they do not have to live your life, you do.
Christine Talat
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب رجعنى لذكريات المراهقة لما كان د.فيل برنامجى المفضل
الكتاب كان افضل من توقعاتى وخلانى افكر فى حياتى بطريقة مختلفة
تحسه رحلة لذكرياتك وداخل نفسك حتى تصل الى اكتر ذكريات غيرت من طريقة تفكيرك ووصلتك للشخص اللى انت عليه حاليا
وبيقدملك بعدها طرق تعالج بيها طريقة تفكيرك فى الذكريات دى فتغير من نفسك
Ann
Jul 21, 2008 rated it liked it
I wouldn't have picked this to read at this point in my life. Several years ago I read his stuff and worked the exercises in another of his books. These exercises helped me. I wouldn't have done them if I hadn't of had to do it for 1 of 14 Hypnotherapy book reports! I apprecite it after it is over. I did have a few revelations!
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Phillip Calvin McGraw, best known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality, psychologist and author who is the host of the psychology themed television show Dr. Phil. He gained celebrity status following appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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