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Take Control of Your Life

How to Silence Fear and Win the Mental Game
Written by: Mel Robbins
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Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (229 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Mel Robbins is back! The international bestselling phenomenon and creator of The Five Second Rule and Kick Ass with Mel Robbins returns to help you tackle the single biggest obstacle you face: fear. This life-changing Audible Original features a powerful mix of one-on-one life-coaching sessions and a personal narrative with vital take-aways that you can start using immediately. 

With humor and wisdom, Mel Robbins expertly tackles the fear of change, rejection, and being alone, as well as imposter syndrome and feeling trapped in the wrong career. Each session is a goldmine of discovery as Mel guides you to find your purpose, improve your relationships, and ultimately take control of your life. In these times of high anxiety, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed - that changes right now. If you want the tools to break free from fear and live to your fullest potential, this is a must-listen.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Mel Robbins (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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A very good self help read.

Very intriguing to hear people share their views and struggles. people sharing experience and wisdom will definitely help you a lot

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Narration and spirit of author is very good

loved it , as the listening goes you get more involved and sometimes we start correlating it with your life ..

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too long

struggled to finish...too much elaborate for a very less takeaway. could had been far crispier

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Great book, awesome narrator

loved the book, and the narrator was great, will be listening to all the books by Mel.

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What a life changer aka what an audiobook !

Honestly, this book is a best seller for a reason. So glad I stumbled with this book. This book is a compilation of coaching sessions of 6 different people and Mel Robbins coaching them with ways of conquering their fears and uncertainty. And at the same time you get coached as well. Would love to listen to it all over once again. Highly recommend for those who are searching for a self development book.

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It's boring and v really not aligned.

Struggling to finish beyond chapter 3..really waste of credit. It was bit engineered well enough

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Awesome coach

The way Mel Robbins coaches is very easy and grasping.

She is excellent in teaching skills. I loved it.

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Must listen

This made me rethink and completely turn around the relationship I was in which was an abusive one. It really helped me crack the pattern and see the bigger picture. I am out of that relationship and relieved and very thankful of this book.

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one of an amazing book

Amazing book and it really connect you to your fear and issues..good to read .

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Good book

By reading this book, I could find answers for most of my behavioural issues. Thanks I read it again and again to minimise my behaviour issues

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-02-19

Stop living in fear

When I turned this book on I wasn't sure what to expect. Much of self help seems to be a repeat of the same stuff (get up early, stop being a victim, meditate, eat healthy, think positive, ect) so I wasn't sure what spin Mel would bring to this topic. I am a big fan of Mel's and did listen to Kick Ass, her last book. I loved Kick Ass so I did have high hopes for this. When I saw Mel mention her new book in her newsletter I downloaded it right away. Now that I've finished–WOW is all I can say. First, it's way way longer than Kick Ass and has tons of information in it. So much. It's all about how fear holds us back and how we can figure out the way that fear affects us as a person and change that. Mel says that it doesn't matter what other habits you have if you're held hostage by fear, and that really rang true with me. Like Kick Ass this book has coaching sessions, but in this case the coaching sessions were more of teaching moment. Then, after each session, Mel would talk for over an hour about each, sharing advice and takeaways. My favorite part of the book was when Mel shared her personal stories. I didn't realize how funny she is! I also liked how there were a variety of people coached. While I definitely resonated with some more than others, I did get something from each one. I also thought it was good how Mel really went through each action item in a ton of detail and shared the research and science behind what she was teaching. As I was listening the only downside was that there is SO much information covered that it was hard to remember it all (I listened to most of it in the car). Which is why I am so happy to see that Audible included a workbook in my library. I took a look at the workbook and saw that the lessons are all summarized which is so helpful! I am going to start filling out the workbook this weekend. Overall, Mel, you have done it again. This book was such an amazing listen and I couldn't believe how many times I nodded my head thinking "SHE GETS ME."

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  • Joshua
  • 13-02-19

Mel Robbins nails this one!!

Wow!! Not sure what to say other than this audio book is pure gold!! If you are on the fence in regards to the purchase, you will not regret it. I love how she uses real life stories and situations to teach. The best part is that you are a VIP inside these coaching sessions. So much value inside! Thank you, Mel :)

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  • Sean Tulien
  • 07-02-19

Silence Your Fears

From a young age, many of us were taught to look on the bright side whenever life beat us down. But according to Mel Robbins, staying positive might actually be causing the beatings life keeps handing out. Mel engages six fear-avoidant friends in deep, honest, and difficult discussions—six living, breathing case studies on silencing lifelong fears. In doing so, every listener becomes a participant in a greater, more meaningful conversation—one that will stick with you long after you're done listening.

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  • Gustavo
  • 09-02-19

the best yet

I love the work that Mel Robbins puts into the coaching calls in how in depth she dives into the break theories for the listeners. This is by far one of her best publications yet. But I believe that the best is yet to come

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  • Marshall
  • 08-02-19

Well Balanced Perspective with a Clear Message

This Audible Original series with Mel is really quite powerful. It doesn't build on her earlier release, but instead digs into the real roadblocks to us being able to live a full and fulfilled life. It doesn't seem to matter how big or small our fears, whatever we conjure up - they still manage to slow our progress. She offers some diversity of perspective given the different interviewees and their background. Her voice allows you to accelerate the listening speed and still easily digest the concepts. Well done.

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  • D-Bow
  • 11-02-19

I feel like now I know what to do

Wow. I'm just finishing up this audiobook and I feel like I'm going to need a few days to digest this. I actually had to keep pausing the book to take notes on my phone because there are so many nuggets in here I didn't want to forget. Though I resonated with everyone in this book to some extent, I think I am most like Dan. Sooo much I want to do in this lifetime and there are days it feels like I'm running out of time. But now I understand that by living in that kind of mindset, time is actually moving faster. OMG, so true! So this past weekend I scheduled a few minutes to sloooow way down, and I planned a few bricks for the week. :) Thanks, Mel! Loving your work.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-02-19

Mel Robbins is my Guru!

I have a feeling that I’m going to listen to this Audible book over and over again!! There are so many lessons to be learned and tools to be used to make changes in your life! I love the way Mel coaches different people with different problems and I felt I could identify with many of them and now I can start to break the patterns of behavior! I have always said, you can’t change other people, you can only change your response to them. Mel gives clear steps on how to do that!! Buy this book if you want to take control of your life and learn how!!

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  • Mark513
  • 11-02-19

Amazing content!

Would absolutely recommend this book. Use the online workbook alongside the audiobook, it has great introspective exercises.
Mel has great energy, I listened to the book at 1.25 speed and it flowed really well.

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  • AZ2018
  • 07-02-19

Mel just keeps getting Better and Better!!!

So grateful for Honesty and profound real world advice and life paradigm shifting content. Thank you Mel Robbins!

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  • Grannyknowsbest
  • 28-03-19

Learning what trips you up

If you like to hear others experience of their life, you will enjoy this coaching book.

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  • mememe
  • 28-02-19

Frighteningly brilliant

This book should come with a warning!! “Do not read unless you want a profound wake up call”!!!

Seriously though, what an amazing experience to share other people’s stories and see yourself in (almost) every example. “I do that” “That’s me”

I guess now I have to face the fear, change the patterns and become the person I want, and deserve, to be. ❤️

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  • aaron
  • 25-03-19

Very VERY Americanised! (Us British will find it hard to listen)

I want to say I did enjoy this audible and you can always take away some key points!

However being British I really struggled with the Americanised 1 to 1 interviews where it did seem very very set up and false! Never felt genuine, Mels responses were far to quick before the individuals finished there sentences.

I prefer raw, factual, straight forward believable stories where they don’t feel set up, over the top and Americanised!

Yes you can take some good points but overall I would not have chosen this audio and I feel a lot of other British listeners will understand when I say there are some major Cringe moments at the American OTT mentoring going on.

I do not wish to run this audio down but I wanted to be honest.

I liked 5 second rule but this isn’t for me. (So much so I actually pressed the skip button through the interviews because I just couldn’t bring myself to listen to the way they were taking)

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  • 20-05-19

I can save you the bother of listening ...

...in one sentence...find out what provokes fear in you and 'address' it....not especially helpful. Seems like a nice enough woman but not life changing stuff. I'm not a big fan of case histories there's no 6 sizes fit all.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-02-19

Amazing!

Truly on one the best I’ve listened to - and I’ve listened to many! Heaps of key takeaways resonated and brought me to tears as I had my own mini breakthroughs. Highly recommended.

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  • MazB
  • Kent, UK
  • 26-04-19

Just what I needed

This audiobook explained a lot to me. I needed to hear this to understand what my problem was!

I was a bit concerned as to whether I would find this too much for my shy English way but Mel kept me enthralled right to the end.

I am now off to see what else she has recorded. Thank you, I needed to know how to help myself and now I do.

Highly recommended.

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  • Marie
  • 22-03-19

Not for me this time

I normally LOVE Mel Robbins books, but this one just felt contrived. It is 'real' sessions with various people who are held back in achieving their goals due to the fears they hold. On some sessions Mel appeared to coax them into saying how they felt, by a strange coincidence, she too had the same fears/traits as each of the 3 sessions I listened to (I think there are 6)

I will be returning this book, I persevered with a few sessions in the hope it would improve, but to be honest the people just seemed to whinge, with no real issues that needed solving, it was like they just wanted to meet Mel Robbins, so said all the things they thought she wanted to hear, it even made me doubt they were real - it was nothing like Kick Ass which I absolutely loved.

I hope Mel does not churn out any other mundane books like this, stick to the coaching that you are absolutely brilliant at. Make people think differently to bring about change in their life....but not this nonsense with people crying because they had strict parents and they only got 93 in a test - Jeez!!!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-02-19

AMAZING!

Mel has upped her game which I personally didn't think was possible. She takes the personal development game to a new level. This audio is helping me overcome my desire for perfectionism and get on with LIFE! Love you Mel xox

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  • 16-04-19

Mel Robbins is awesome!

Down-to-earth, straight-talking Mel had me laughing out loud a couple of times, and I am so glad I got this book. Will listen again, and probably get some of her other titles as well, but need to work thoroughly through this and the worksheet first. And then, I may probably not need more selfhelp books and can go back to fiction! 😂😂

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  • JonathanT
  • Chester, UK
  • 14-04-19

The most powerful and valuable listen, ever

I’ve learned so much from this even though I’ve done a ton of work to figure me out in the last 10yrs.
It gets right to the point in a caring, no nonsense way which is deeply moving, helpful and refreshing.
Each coaching session Mel shares here had take aways for me. Now for the action.
I plan on returning here in 6 months with a new review and an update of how much I’ve improved my life after Mel so wonderfully spot lighted a multitude of issues and solutions to take action on.
Game changer.

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  • C PATEL
  • 06-05-19

Empowered

This book will empower you to change your life for good, it will provide you with real life cases to provide you incite and draw comparisons of previous patterns in your current life from these cases, this in itself with the analysis that Mel carries out with cross-examinations is an exceptional and holistic view to draw change and transformation for a happier and fulfilled life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-03-19

cases study and pragmatic advices to fix your fear

Cases are well picked, so everyone with anxiety problems can relate to one of them.
Analysis are pragmatic and clear to help you to tackle your own issues.
A very good book to help you understand yourself and your own mental pattern.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-03-19

Loved it!

Finally a book that spoke to me and helped me to understand why I perceive situations the way I do.

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  • Betty
  • 10-03-19

Fantastic Book

Found this book to be really interesting. The case studies are real and enabled me to relate. Loved it and I love Mel’s presentation. She’s great to listen to. I want more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-02-19

Not impressed

After a long intro with some good ideas on the topic there are 6 stories from other people. This book isn't what it presents itself as, feeling pretty ripped off right now.

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  • SnappyCat
  • 07-02-19

Thinking too big

I’ve been paralysed in moving forward with the things I need to do. It’s actually very clear what I need to do. I just can’t move because I haven’t got all the rest of what I’m going to do after I make the change fully planned out. So I do nothing. Stuck stuck stuck. I’m only one chapter in and it’s amazing the insights I’ve had into what’s stopping me. In line with my thinking too big mindset I was going listen to it all in one night. I’m happy to go to sleep now thinking about what I’ve learned about myself so far and how to quiet the busyness of my life so that I can grow. I can’t wait to listen to the book and tackle the workbook. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-06-19

This book will change your life.

No, really. It will change your life. I’ve recommended to friends, and they’ve recommended it to more friends. It triggered so much in me so deeply, that I was shocked at first but now feeling liberated.

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  • Sabrina Toh
  • 06-03-19

So many light-bulb moments!

I am a huge fan of Mel Robbins. Her coaching and way of talking through things is raw and real...she is a straight shooter and pragmatic in her advice. No beating around the bush. Mel calls it as she sees it and gives you the hard truths you need to hear but also explains why you need to hear it and how to overcome the challenges you didn't even understand until that point. I saw something in myself in each of the people she coached in this book and got so much out of it. It's made me more aware of the challenges I have to work through AND more importantly that I CAN work through them...it's not hopeless. You can reprogram yourself to be more free, confident, connected with others and happy.

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  • Kerry Jeston
  • 05-03-19

Empowering!!!

This book is amazing!! It has full sessions of therapy that identify many of the issues we all experience. Mel is engaging , kind and empathetic and gives us so many life lessons that we all need. This book is easy to listen to and easier to take the lessons from. A truly enjoyable experience!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-19

It’s like looking into a mirror; and discovering a toolbox you can use every single day! Loved it 💕

In order to take control of your life, you need to look into you! Mel delivers some in-depth coaching through unraveling the mess of several everyday people. You can’t help but recognise as the stories unfold bits and pieces of you, your family and loved ones. I love the format, the stories, the ‘take always’ and of course the personal workbook - everyone should experience this. Thank you 🙏 so much 💕

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  • Melissa
  • 06-07-19

If its clarity you are seeking you will find it

Loved the book, listening to the coaching sessions was helpful and eye opening on so many levels.