Why Wait to Be Great? by Terry Hawkins audiobook

Why Wait to Be Great?: It’s Either Now or Too Late

By Terry Hawkins
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Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
5.58 Hours Unabridged
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We all have things we want to change about ourselves: lose a few pounds, quit smoking, get fit, repair our relationships, improve our finances, and so on. But all too often the end goal seems too far away from where we are, so we get on the “try and fail” roundabout. Why? Because change is hard, even painful. We instinctively avoid pain. And our old ways of behaving are so ingrained, so wired in, that we drift back to them without even realizing it. What we need—and what Terry Hawkins provides in this inspiring how-to book—is a simple, straightforward way to understand what it is that keeps us stuck and a simple process for breaking old patterns and substituting new ones so we can move forward. Hawkins takes profound philosophical and neuropsychological concepts and renders them in a universally appealing and accessible way. She introduces us to two characters who symbolize two ways of being. We can be Pitman, trapped in the Pit of Misery, chained to our past, a helpless victim of circumstance. Or we can be the superhero Flipman—powerful, courageous, loved, and successful. Why Wait to Be Great? explains in plain, simple, and often humorous language precisely what feelings, thoughts, and behaviors send us to the pit. And it offers an action plan for getting out—concrete steps we can take that will actually make us perceive and react to the world in a more positive way. Hawkins certainly isn’t promising anyone a trouble-free life—as she shares here, she herself had to rise above abuse, poverty, and serious health issues to become the successful entrepreneur and mother she is today. In fact, she wants to help people “do pain well”—to use difficulties and setbacks as a source of growth, not a reason to give up. This wonderfully human and honest book will help you create the life you want once and for all.

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Summary

Summary

We all have things we want to change about ourselves: lose a few pounds, quit smoking, get fit, repair our relationships, improve our finances, and so on. But all too often the end goal seems too far away from where we are, so we get on the “try and fail” roundabout. Why? Because change is hard, even painful. We instinctively avoid pain. And our old ways of behaving are so ingrained, so wired in, that we drift back to them without even realizing it.

What we need—and what Terry Hawkins provides in this inspiring how-to book—is a simple, straightforward way to understand what it is that keeps us stuck and a simple process for breaking old patterns and substituting new ones so we can move forward.

Hawkins takes profound philosophical and neuropsychological concepts and renders them in a universally appealing and accessible way. She introduces us to two characters who symbolize two ways of being. We can be Pitman, trapped in the Pit of Misery, chained to our past, a helpless victim of circumstance. Or we can be the superhero Flipman—powerful, courageous, loved, and successful. Why Wait to Be Great? explains in plain, simple, and often humorous language precisely what feelings, thoughts, and behaviors send us to the pit. And it offers an action plan for getting out—concrete steps we can take that will actually make us perceive and react to the world in a more positive way.

Hawkins certainly isn’t promising anyone a trouble-free life—as she shares here, she herself had to rise above abuse, poverty, and serious health issues to become the successful entrepreneur and mother she is today. In fact, she wants to help people “do pain well”—to use difficulties and setbacks as a source of growth, not a reason to give up. This wonderfully human and honest book will help you create the life you want once and for all.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Possibly the best book I have read on overcoming depression, lethargy, negative self-talk, and more. Every high school student should be given a copy when he or she leaves school—skills for life.” Vivien Wornell, Social Worker / Counselor, St. George Private Hospital
“I was about to take antidepressants to stop my spiral downward—then I was handed Why Wait to Be Great? I feel so empowered. It was like it was written just for me and everything I was going through.” Ishbel MacConnachie, Director of Studies, GoodStart Training College
“Terry Hawkins is a positive force of nature. Let her enthusiasm and optimistic approach to life’s challenges rub off on you as you turn the pages. You’ll be a better person for having read this book.” Ken Blanchard, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Terry Hawkins

Author Bio: Terry Hawkins

Terry Hawkins is CEO of the multinational training organization People in Progress Global. She is also a seasoned speaker who has delivered keynotes to organizations such as Best Western, Century 21, Easter Seals, Snap-on Tools, Mercedes Benz Financial, and Yum Restaurants International. In 2012, Hawkins won the Radical Entrepreneur Award at the Get Radical Women’s Conference.        

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 5.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English