Your inner Chimp can be your best friend or your worst enemy...this is the Chimp Paradox
Do you sabotage your own happiness and success? Are you struggling to make sense of yourself? Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life?
Dr. Steve Peters explains that we all have a being within our minds that can wreak havoc on every aspect of our lives-be it business or personal. He calls this being "the chimp," and it can work either for you or against you. The challenge comes when we try to tame the chimp, and persuade it to do our bidding.
The Chimp Paradox contains an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you be happier and healthier, increase your confidence, and become a more successful person. This book will help you to:
-Recognize how your mind is working
-Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts
-Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be
Dr. Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows you how to apply this understanding. Once you're armed with this new knowledge, you will be able to utilize your chimp for good, rather than letting your chimp run rampant with its own agenda.
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In introducing Chimps, Gremlins and other representations for brain activities, Steve Peters has taken a unique approach to explaining how the brain processes information in decision-making. Some may find the explanations useful. However, Peters' explanatory devices may tend to be a source of additional confusion/complication, rather than an aid, to readers unfamiliar with the subject matter.
Having studied psychology and being familiar with the material discussed, whilst Peters' model is useful, I found its presentation to be too convoluted and somewhat repetitive in examples/explanations for my liking.
Whilst I was looking forward to reading this book, I soon found I was "pushing on with getting through it" more as a task than an enjoyable read - always hoping that it may flow a little better.
Alas! An interesting concept, but one that didn't click for me. I believe there are better books available covering the same material better pitched to the man-in-the-street.
"Thank you, Steve Peters, for opening my eyes on how to approach my worries and fears..."--Bradley Wiggins, Winner of Tour de France 2012."[The Chimp Paradox is] the mind program that helped me win my Olympic Golds."--Sir Chris Hoy, six-time Olympic champion "Steve Peters is the most important person in my career."--Victoria Pendleton, Olympic Gold Medal-winning cyclist "Dr. Steve Peters uses quite a bit of creative license in The Chimp Paradox to create layman-friendly applications for cutting-edge neuroscience--with spectacular results! Customers will welcome this exciting new approach to managing overeating, uncontrolled rage, and obsessive thinking, and the book's scientific foundation, though simplified, is solid."--Retailing Insight
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 30th May 2013
Publisher: Jeremy P. Tarcher
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.0 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.3