Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters

Version: Abridged
Author: Phil McGraw
Narrator: Phil McGraw
Genres: Self Development
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Sound Ideas
Published In: February 2000
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Overview

If you are:

* capable of more than you are accomplishing
* frustrated that you are not making more money
* stuck in a rut and not getting what you want
* bored with yourself
* silently enduring an emotionally barren life or marriage
* trudging, zombie-like, through an unchallenging career
* just "going through the motions" of your life
* living in a comfort zone that yields too little challenge
* living a lonely existence with little hope for change

then hold on as Dr. Phillip McGraw takes you on a guided tour of your life to honestly label the problems and causes that control your destiny.

Life Strategies will give you the most honest explanation of your life and how you got where you are that has ever been published. Dr. McGraw is results-based and measures success in terms of changed lives, not rhetoric. This audiobook is a plain-talk, entertaining way to learn to take control of your life, right now. In this audiobook, the author describes the ten Laws of Life that every person needs to know. Learn them, use them, and improve virtually every aspect of your life, from work to home to spiritual to physical. Ignore them and you'll continue to pay the price.

With Life Strategies, Dr. McGraw tells you how to strategically control your life, rather than continue as a frustrated passenger.

As reviewed by Robert Cary on April 2, 2000
I just purchased and listened to the 4 audio tapes. What strikes me about Phillip McGraw is that he is VERY matter-of-fact about taking responsibility for your decisions and your life. If more people would notice that when they point a finger at something or someone else, THREE of their own fingers are pointing back at themselves, our communication and relatedness with one another in local/regional/national/international communities would DRAMATICALLY improve. I HIGHLY recommend these strategies to EVERYONE! I'm seriously considering purchasing the CD for my home listening so that I can keep the tapes in my car. My drive to work every morning has turned my automobile into a mobile university with Phil McGraw as the mentor/coach. NOW is the time to create the life you love. No more waiting, no more rehearsals. This is the real deal.

Reviews (8)

Dr. Phil

Written by Anonymous from Brockton, MA on February 16th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I'll start by admitting I chose not make it all the way through the book. After seeing Dr. Phil on TV and listening to part of this book, I have discovered that I am not a huge fan of Dr. Phil's methods.

life strategies

Written by Gena Burt on February 3rd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

If I had this information 20 years ago I'd surely be farther along than I am right now. Dr. Phil tells it just like it really is. I found so many of my friends in this factual information. This audio really made me think about the excuses I use and lean on day to day. I used to be such a procrastinator. Now I choose to use his experience to enhance the quality of my life right here and now. And not wait until...........................WHAT!

Life Strategies

Written by Anonymous from Charlotte, NC on January 25th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Great book if you could make it past the first chapter where he went on and on and on about Oprah. I guess he was just setting up the rest of the book, but it was terrible boring at the beginning.

life strategies

Written by jvd from New Orleans, LA on May 19th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 1/5

like dr. phil-- boring book--all info was pretty basic

Life

Written by Anonymous on April 29th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very good and I love Dr. Phil - but a little too long....

Life Strategies

Written by Shirley Andrews from Augusta, GA on March 11th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent. It was just like having a personal counselor in your living room. Going back and revisiting the memories, the good ones and the bad ones, was very emotional for me, but I saw with much clarity why I feel the way I do and why I act the way I do.

He Doesn't Make Me Puke

Written by Dave Jackson on March 1st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I was NOT a DR Phil fan. He seems to say things like "Quit stabing yourself in the eye" and people thought he was brilliant! However his book was entertaining and useful. It got me to think, and for me, that is what I am looking for in a book. Some of the material is the "same old same old" priority stuff, but his personality and delivery keep you tuned in.

Good for giving you a kick

Written by Ronald Hayden from San Francisco, CA on August 17th, 2004

  • Book Rating: 3/5

If you need a kick to get out of your current mode of thinking, this book will help and will really encourage you to take responsibility for your life and to change it. For this it is valuable. It doesn't, though, give many specifics on how to go about doing that. And it's disappointing that he starts with the story of the Oprah trial that he helped out with, but never summarizes the results or how the Life Laws in the book really applied. Perhaps most eye-opening is his story in the end about a poor cab driver he met who was in full control of his life and had a complete plan for having his own cab company in five years. Ultimately, Dr. Phil is always an enjoyable and inspiring guy to spend a few hours with.

Author Details

Author Details

McGraw, Ph.D., Phillip C.

"Dr. Phillip C. McGraw, known to millions the world over as ""Dr. Phil,"" is ""The Oprah Winfrey Show's"" resident expert on human behavior, a #1 New York Times best-selling author and co-founder of Courtroom Sciences, Inc., the world's leading litigation consulting firm. Currently appearing before millions every Tuesday on ""The Oprah Winfrey Show,"" Dr. Phil plans to launch his own national Television show in the fall of 2002 in partnership with Harpo Productions, Paramount Television, and King World, Inc. Drawing on 25 years experience in psychology and human functioning, Dr. Phil deals with real issues that arise in the real world with his signature ""tell it like it is"" style.

In concert with his books and television work, Dr. Phil provides strategic guidance for millions of Americans through his monthly column in O, The Oprah Magazine. He is also one of the world's most sought after public speakers. As a professional psychologist, he has published numerous scholarly articles and has practiced in the fields of clinical psychology and behavioral medicine. Dr. Phil, an avid golfer, tennis player, scuba diver, and little league baseball coach, lives in Texas with Robin, his wife of 25 years, and their two sons, Jay and Jordan. Jay is the New York Times best-selling author of Life Strategies for Teens and Closing the Gap: A Strategy For Reconnecting Parents And Teens."

McGraw, Phil

"Dr. Phil" (Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D.) is the host of America's number-one daytime talk show and is perhaps the most well-known expert in the field of psychology and human functioning in the world today. In his 16th year on television and his 11th year of the Dr. Phil show, he has devoted his international platform to delivering common sense information to individuals and families seeking to improve their lives. Passionately pursuing such topics as family functioning, domestic violence, anti-bullying, addiction and the myths of mental illness, he works tirelessly both on and off

Mcgraw, Phil

"Dr. Phil" (Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D.) is the host of America's number-one daytime talk show and is perhaps the most well-known expert in the field of psychology and human functioning in the world today. In his 16th year on television and his 11th year of the Dr. Phil show, he has devoted his international platform to delivering common sense information to individuals and families seeking to improve their lives. Passionately pursuing such topics as family functioning, domestic violence, anti-bullying, addiction and the myths of mental illness, he works tirelessly both on and off