100 Ways to Motivate Yourself: Change Your Life Forever

“If you take the best of Wayne Dyer and add it to the best of Anthony Robbins, what you would have would only be half as good as Steve Chandler.”

–Dale Dauten, Chicago Tribune

“Some books that can help you awaken and begin to change are ones by Steve Chandler, who, I am reading lately. Great stuff. I’m becoming a fan of Steve Chandler.”

–Joe Vitale, best-selling author of The Attraction Factor and contributor to The Secret

“Steve Chandler lights you up with the glow of his internal neon…. [He is] one of the funniest men I’ve ever known…what he proposes is so rock solid and reassuring….”

–Lisa Schnebly, The Arizona Republic

100 Ways to Motivate Yourself is wonderful, inspirational, honest, and courageous. It speaks from every page. It is definitely a book I will recommend to my clients and friends.”

–Devers Branden, coauthor of What Love Asks of Us

With the third refreshed edition of 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself, Steve Chandler helps you create an action plan for living your vision, in business and in life. It features 100 proven methods to positively change the way you think and act–methods based on feedback from the hundreds of thousands of corporate and public seminar attendees Chandler speaks to each year. The book now also includes techniques and breakthroughs he has created for individual coaching clients.

100 Ways to Motivate Yourself will help you break through the negative barriers and banish the pessimistic thoughts that are preventing you from fulfilling your lifelong goals and dreams. This edition also contains new mental and spiritual techniques that give readers more immediate access to action and results in their lives.If you’re ready to finally make a change and reach your goals, Steve Chandler challenges you to turn your defeatist attitude into energetic, optimistic, enthusiastic accomplishments.

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  1. these were gifts! I enjoyed the book so much I got copies for my kids! Good inspiration and a nice daily read. great

  2. One of those books that a person can go back and reread many times. You will pick up more from it each time you read it. Steve Chandler made it easy to understand a lot of my own personal feelings and how to overcome them. I learned a great deal about the power of self.

  3. I edited my review in part because when Amazon put it on the web they ADDED, for some strange reason, the “five characters,(the and sign, the pound sign, the numerals 3 and 4, and the semicolon, that when I try to preview what I wrote only appear as quotation marks” over and over again, many times throughout my review! What is up with this?!?I was frustrated by the author’s writing style and choice of wording. He seemed to me to be de-powering ideas (that I had read before and that I knew had significant impact). His attempts to explain these ideas would lose me in his often awkward wording. He would draw some aspects out that had little value and leave out important aspects of the same technique. Often the same idea was restated in several entries.My rating was between 2 and 3 stars, and I am giving it a 3 because I tend to feel bad when I give a negative review. I am doing the review in spite of not liking to say negative things, because I feel I was mislead by all the 5 stars his other books had gotten. I want to help even out the ratings.Lately a lot of the reviews that I have used to pick my purchases have been way too enthusiastically positive, and so instead of being helpful to me, now make me worry that I can’t trust the reviews.I was looking for a boiled down list of the BEST suggestions on how to motivate myself. From all of the reviews, that is what this book seemed to be. I almost got them all, but then remembered all the duds I had gotten because of the glowing reviews, and decided to just try one by this author and see.Good thing I waited. When I looked at the title again, it DIDN’T say BEST, just 100 ways. So I guess that is my fault. One of the authors ways to solve problems is to brainstorm, where he tells you to put down anything you can think of good or bad, helpful or not, realistic or not. It seems to me that is how he came up with HIS “ways”.I thought most of his suggestions were just so-so. Lots of: this is what happened to me…to my friends…to people I know… Even ideas that I knew were good from reading books by the authors he was citing, his rewording of the ideas, just made it slow, and a lot less powerful.An example of a poor suggestion is “Get your stars out” which then for two pages basically says everybody has some greatness in them, instead of suppressing it, express it. Now, if he has just said that, it would have been an OK suggestion; but instead he took two pages to say it.He is open about some his own personal problems in the book, and hints at others, which give some legitimacy to his purpose in writing the book. From what he says of his life he seems to have had an exciting and full one, and you begin to wonder just what did happen to him in his past that would make him so unhappy with such a important life.It does get a tad old as he tells you all the important people he has met, talked to, worked with. I don’t know why this bothered me; it has never bothered me when others do it, there just was a LOT of it. In fact his quotes from other authors are one of the better parts of his book, though there are not very many.An example of a good suggestion, and I stretched to make the suggestions good… I outlined, I dissected, I picked and drew out the ideas to find some meat… Was #30 He said rituals were short-cuts to motivation. That is a novel idea, that is a good idea… He said doing something is what leads to doing to something;..yes, I can see him building on the idea..this makes me hope this will be a good suggestion. Then he dithers off into side tracks that really don’t help his point and I begin to think oh no, another so so suggestion. BUT he picks up the ball again and writes essentially that rituals help you override your habitual hesitation by getting you going before you can think about starting or not starting. BINGO, a good suggestion.Roughly, I would say about 10% of the ideas are fairly good, 10% fair, 60% so so, and the rest restatements or just poor.I will say for the book, he has a put a bibliography in the back of the book; which I think is good, because I will look THOSE authors up and see if I can get more help from them. AND he has put an index at the end of the book, and does a good job of listing ideas and topics that were in the book.I might buy (in an impulse buy) another 100 “suggestions” book, mainly because the “ways” are so short that they are the perfect amount of time to read something while you are in the bathroom.


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