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  • The Mountain Is You

  • Transforming Self-Sabotage into Self-Mastery
  • Written by: Brianna Wiest
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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The Mountain Is You

Written by: Brianna Wiest
Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
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Publisher's Summary

Coexisting but conflicting needs create self-sabotaging behaviors. This is why we resist efforts to change, often until they feel completely futile. But by extracting crucial insight from our most damaging habits, building emotional intelligence by better understanding our brains and bodies, releasing past experiences at a cellular level, and learning to act as our highest potential future selves, we can step out of our own way and into our potential. 

For centuries, the mountain has been used as a metaphor for the big challenges we face, especially ones that seem impossible to overcome. To scale our mountains, we actually have to do the deep internal work of excavating trauma, building resilience, and adjusting how we show up for the climb. In the end, it is not the mountain we master, but ourselves.

©2020 Brianna Wiest (P)2020 Thought Catalog Books

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I got present to my mountain!

This is an amazing book that makes me whole perfect and complete and the world is whole perfect and complete !

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Life changing

This book tells gives you the bitterest pills to swallow but rest assured helps you get over the walls you have created for yourself. Very insightful and practical 👏

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Peels all the layers

This book forces you to look within . It makes sure you peel the layers and go deep into introspection . Enables you to look within instead of looking outside for answers . Explains the self sabotaging behavior we might not be aware of and how deep rooted certain belief system tend to be . An amazing read . Highly recommend . The type of book you could read again n again and learn new things about yourself every time .

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COMPLETELY WORTH ALL THE HYPE FOR THIS BOOK

A must have in your library♥️♥️♥️..The book starts off slow..But as you get into it each day, it is a BEAUTY💫💫💫..It takes you to different areas of your life, and makes you think in a different perspective than what you have been thinking or not been thinking about, at all.. Its a beautiful journey you have, through this book..I definitely suggest everybody to take up this mountain and go through it.. It is definitely transformative💫💫💫..I will surely visit this mountain more n more times in my life ahead.. And yes, I must say, the way it has been narrated is also Wowww♥️♥️♥️..Will definitely look at other books which Stacey Glemboski has read..Looots n Looots of love to everybody who's helped me to go through this book♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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good read

very good read, useful psychological book, narrative was very good, thought provoking, kindling, nice.

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  • Erin
  • 20-04-22

Underwelming

I wanted this to live up to the hype, but it did not.

Perhaps this would be helpful for someone new to “self development”, but for me it read like a lot of stating the obvious. Most of the points made in this book are paraphrased themes of best selling self help books, and at worst a bunch of Pinterest quotes pushed together.

The tone is dogmatic “you must do this” or “you cannot do that” with very little science or data to back up claims. Disappointing and overhyped, and I did not enjoy the narrator’s cheesy and sing songy performance.

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  • Mangoe
  • 18-06-22

Fell Short

I quickly picked this book up after seeing almost everyone talking about it with high praises. It ended up being unexpectedly repetitive, and at many times felt more like a positive affirmations track than an actual book. The messages were nice, but offered much less science-backed examples than other similar books, and most of the 'tactics' given were very metaphorical; you'll 'know it's working' because you can 'feel your inner child' and stuff like that. When it comes to exercises, it's not much help to the emotionally congested to just tell us you're certain we'll see certain deep mental montages and just 'feel' when it's correct. Probably a good starter book, but didn't have enough substance for me.

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  • Brian Fisk
  • 15-09-22

A must for anyone going through life transformation

I've been hyper-focusing on my growth over the last 3 years (since D-Day/Diagnosed at 40 ADHD) and this book is something I wish I listened to 3 years ago. There are so many great points the author brings up, which take a topic and shifts your angle of perspective of it. I found a lot of quotes from the book on google and they are so good. I recommend this book for someone who wants to get to the root of issues in their life, but you've gotta be open and capable of creating new awareness. If you are, this book can help you make sense of things you weren't able to identify or maybe understand before.

There are also a couple of topics covered and discussed that hit real close to home with my ADHD. This book can help you come up with areas to focus on (no pun intended) using CBT.

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  • Drummond Culture
  • 13-07-22

Uncovering Our Mountains

Brianna Wiest does a phenomenal job with helping her readers see the deeper rooted things in our lives that we need to focus on to achieve the healing we are all searching for in life. We often think we know the true problems in our lives that we need to fix so that we can have a better life but after reading this book I realized that most of us are just treating the symptoms and not the actual core problem. If you’ve been dealing with self sabotage in your life I highly recommend this book. It helped me uncover things I’ve been working years to uncover by simply getting me to realize the symptoms are the area we need to be focusing on.

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  • ZAM
  • 22-06-22

My new favorite book!

I highly recommend reading this book when you're ready to make changes in your life. Well written and the narration was perfect.

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  • shauntay
  • 23-05-22

Moving!

This book is truly moving, it shifted my mind in the right direction. It definitely help change my definition of happiness and what it truly means to go within and getting out of your own way.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-07-22

Good insight tools

This is a deep clean necessary for removing adverse behavioral patterns. Positive self talk cleans the surface. Being present in life requires excavation of the origin of adverse patterns. This book is good for doing that work.

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  • Jess
  • 03-07-22

Exactly what I needed!

When you go through life, the ups and downs, can exhaust your outlook to the future- needless to say I am glad I found this book.
The narrator is really soothing. The information, though tough to hear at times, really brought forward a lot of hardships I have had and how to navigate effectively through them.
absolutely appreciated this read!

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  • Sara Marie N'Drin
  • 30-06-22

A book of self reflection I’ve been looking for

This book has given me more perspective on my life than conversations I’ve had with an actual therapist. It made my mad cry and say ahha at the same time. If your looking for something to help you find the answers to questions you’ve been asking about yourself for a very long time, this is it. I hope it brings the next person what it brought me… clarity

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  • Morgan Brown
  • 03-07-22

Life Changing

This book is simply written but filled with so many gems that people can apply to their everyday lives. Definitely will be reading it again. I loved every second of it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-22

Why is it so hyped up?

The only reason I can think of why this book is overly hyped is lack of basic life experiences. Because if you’re over 20 it is generally a universal experience to go through the things the author describes in the book and find your own unique way to deal with it.

Apart from that, my previous book on Audible was the Atomic Habits. The fist half of the Mountain is You is an oversimplified version of Atomic Habits word for word with no research or supporting materials. If that’s not bad enough, I can clearly hear her mixing the book the Vortex by Abraham Hicks into her writing, which should be identified as a teaching school if it’s used.

This book is a pure, undiluted “motivational speaker” book, in the worst sense. I could barely finish it also because of the annoyance that the voice caused (but I can never just put a book down after starting). The narrator tries too hard to be “joyous” and it shows.

2 stars because some beginners on the topic might be inspired to read more on it.

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  • A
  • 21-01-23

Effortless listen, great narration, great advice

Understand myself so much more and how to actually tackle problems practically and WHY, and generally how to make the most out of my life. I've literally just finished it and want to relisten again 😭

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  • E J CRAVEN
  • 19-01-23

Eye opening book on self sabotaging patterns

Really informative and a great read if you’re on a self discovery path. Some hard truths to take stock and accountability of how your actions are often the route cause of your issues. Highly recommend.

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  • Natalie Chidhakwa
  • 19-01-23

Can’t wait to read again!

What an awesome read with a clear breakdown of actionable. I can’t wait to give it another read and to implement all the information and knowledge gained. This is perfect for those experiencing self doubt and self sabotage
, and even perfect for those who are confident in themselves but need to work on areas that prevent them from growing mentally

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  • Garry
  • 17-01-23

It’s a very clever new angle on psychology

I have read many well known titles to help understand my mind and help improve my wellbeing and overcome inherent hinderances. One thing that I have asked psychologists and counsellors, plus sought an answer to through reading is “why do I self sabotage?”… that was my own definition… this book addresses EXACTLY that question, and does so from a variety of aspects. I totally recommend it, for me it has been a game changer. I have been looking for this help for decades.

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  • Pam Bradley-Rushton
  • 14-01-23

Powerful and insightful

Well delivered and very informative common sense approach to self-development; nice soothing voice. Makes sense to me; most of all it got through to me that it's the small steps that matter the most when it comes to changing one's habits for the better and to be in the present as much as possible.

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  • Charlie
  • 10-01-23

I will be recommending this book to anyone on their healing journey

Full of affirming and life changing nuggets of wisdom and heart centred guidance. A must read for anyone living the healing journey.

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  • Richard G
  • 10-01-23

Expecting a little more.

A solid book and an excellent production. Just didn't quite hit the spot for me. I'm sure others may disagree but on this occasion, it was a meh from me. Sorry.

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  • Donnabigtoe
  • 07-01-23

Loved it

Great listen would recommend the voice is also perfect as that impacts a lot of what I choose to listen too

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  • Karen
  • 04-01-23

Thank you

One of the most thought-provoking books I have heard for a while. Very helpful

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  • Hollee
  • 27-11-22

Amazing

Inspiring and thought provoking content paired with great narration. Highly recommend for those who feel like they’ve been going circles around the same mountain instead of climbing it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-11-22

Bloody fantastic!!!

I loved and related to this book so much, I reread it straight after, to reinforce the knowledge! Implemented the wisdom each chapter 😍🥰 Fantastic effort Brianna Weist. Thank you!

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  • JackieG
  • 21-11-22

Powerful

So many powerful messages from start to finish. Sometimes the book you need to hear comes along just when you need it and this is that book.

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  • Joe
  • 13-10-22

MAGNIFICENT

One of the Greatest and most Powerful and Impactful books ever written and beautifully narrated. Everything done to perfection.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-22

Insightful

Great book. Easy to listen to. So many great usable concepts and examples. Keen to read again. So much in it.

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  • leisa
  • 04-10-22

A must read

I am so glad I found this book. It will be one to listen to again and again as a reference point for living a better version of myself. Highly recommended

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-22

Great

A great start to finding some self awareness!
I might even consider buying the physical copy for my collection.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-08-22

Must listen!

Hands down the best PD book I've consumed to get out of my own way!

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  • Jason Bourchier
  • 19-07-22

Going through and surprise LTR Break up? This is the great book to get you out of the darkness!

Going through and surprise LTR Break up? This is the great book to get you out of the darkness!

The great book I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading/ hearing!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-06-22

Deep dive!

An amazing book which seemed to speak to my innermost thoughts...it is very eye opening, knowledgeable and helpful and delves into the heart of self sanotage and self mastery. A book well worth listening to if you have any sense you are self sabotaging or are just looking to improve your life - lots of helpful and practical ideas and comments (sometimes 'duh!' moments when you realise you should already be doing them) on things you can do to bring peace and boundaries into your life. The readers voice is calm and well spoken and is lovely to listen to - brings the words to life.