Today we’re doing a deep-dive on probably the most important book I’ve ever read; You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought. I have a review of the book here.
I walk you through a few of the exercises in the book, and show you exactly how I overcome a lot of my own negative thinking patterns, with plenty of actual examples of me using these techniques myself.
Definitely recommend grabbing the book – everyone I’ve ever recommended it to has said it’s life-changing. Grab the book here.
Currently i hearing thoroug all of your podcast. Currently i get kinda angry abot your position, that “covid is just a scam”. But i am also happy. Your Blog also lead me to the point so i can see, this is not your problem, this is just my problem.
Thanks for your great contenct, thanks for this much helpfull (free) output.
Wish you allways a cold pillow for your sleep 😀
Have a amazing day.
Covid isn’t a scam; government-mandated lockdowns are. But that shit doesn’t matter for guys like you or me. All that matters is: Are you improving every day? Am I? If so, fucking awesome. The rest of the world can go crazy if it wants to, but that doesn’t have to affect us.
No worries about the free content; glad to hear you’re getting something out of it mate.
Let’s go kick some ass,
Amazon doesn’t ship to my country, so I can’t buy it. I, however, found this online [link removed by Andy]. Is this the same book?
Yep that’s the same one.
(I’ve removed your link – I don’t want to take away money from the author/don’t want my web host yelling at me for linking to pirated content).
Hi Andy, I actually found the book on the author’s website (http://www.drugsense.org/mcwilliams/www.mcwilliams.com/).
It’s quite an old book and he seems to be offering all of his books for free.
Oh that’s fucking AWESOME. I did not know that.
I read the book, deceptively quick read considering how thick the soft cover copy of it is. I know that you swear by it, which is why I ordered the book from Ebay in the first place, but in my personal opinion it isn’t that great of a book. I found it filled with self help cliches, contradictions, and overall hippy nonsense.
Maybe I’m not depressed enough to find it useful? Maybe I’m too depressed and jaded? Who knows. Overall I found it disappointing. I think reading logs on GLL or some of your posts on here far more inspiring.
But I was really hoping the book would get me to think differently or shake me out of this rut that I seem to have been in my whole life. The book failed me, or i failed it.
Either way, have you ever read Let Your Life Speak, by Parker J Palmer? It seems like it would be right up your alley based on your recommendations. In my opinion it is also a better read than You Can’t Afford blah blah blah.
Did you read the book, or did you use the book (taking action)?
Those are two very different things.