• Why You're Stuck: Your Guide to Finding Freedom from Any of Life's Challenges

  • By: Derek Doepker
  • Narrated by: Greg Zarcone
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (137 ratings)

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Why You're Stuck: Your Guide to Finding Freedom from Any of Life's Challenges

By: Derek Doepker
Narrated by: Greg Zarcone
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Publisher's Summary

Are you pissed off that life didn't come with an instruction manual? Do you find yourself struggling to figure out what you really want in life? Or do you know exactly what you want, but can't ever get it because you're trapped by fears, unwanted thoughts, and unshakeable habits?

Are you successful in certain areas, but still feel like something is missing in your relationships, finances, physical health, or overall happiness?

No matter what your challenge is, the root cause of why we get stuck in any area of life is fundamentally the same. The good news is that when you understand what's really been secretly holding you back, you'll finally have the map for how to escape. You're about to discover:

  • The secret to getting answers when you're feeling lost, confused, and have no idea what to do or where to even begin
  • How to tap into your inner strength to experience more motivation, happiness, and fulfillment on demand - regardless of what's happening in your life
  • How to get whatever you want, even if you're stressed out, busy, or have a million excuses
  • What the six things are that drive all of your behavior and how to tap into them to reprogram any thought or habit on a neurological level
  • What the most common fear is that holds people back, and why you'll never overcome it until you understand this one simple thing
  • Why a force stronger than willpower may be the missing link to getting yourself out of any rut
  • Why much of the great advice you've heard, especially from self-help and personal development gurus, may be the very thing that's keeping you stuck.
  • Why looking to find your life's purpose is almost always going to backfire on you.

©2013 Derek Doepker (P)2014 Derek Doepker

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  • 01-19-16

Self discipline through self love

If you could sum up Why You're Stuck: Your Guide to Finding Freedom from Any of Life's Challenges in three words, what would they be?

Awareness, Appreciation, Action

What other book might you compare Why You're Stuck: Your Guide to Finding Freedom from Any of Life's Challenges to and why?

Super Brain by Rudy Tanzi and Deepak Chopra, because both claim that we ARE what we tell ourselves we are.

Which character – as performed by Greg Zarcone – was your favorite?

The narrator/author.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I thought it was a very thought-provoking and useful book. Lots of useful and practical ideas, suggestions and strategies. I will definitely listen to this audiobook again!

Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased reviewKnow

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So refreshingly different from other self help

Where does Why You're Stuck: Your Guide to Finding Freedom from Any of Life's Challenges rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks up towards the very top. The author has such a refreshingly different viewpoint on how to get un-stuck.

What did you like best about this story?

From the first chapter I was hooked. Author looks at all aspects of issue and shows how even what we fear and the problems we encounter are blessings and sign posts on our journey to be the best us.

Which character – as performed by Greg Zarcone – was your favorite?

Greg does a great job of narration. One of the few I would seek out to listen to again.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

For me the biggest idea from this book is that re-thinking what is bad and what is good will change your entire perspective. Changing how you look at a situation or issue can make all the difference

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend to anyone looking for some help getting un-stuck in life. The ideas are sound, yet different from probably 99% of the other self help books out there. Nothing demeaning, all positive. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review

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Great motivation tool

I really enjoyed this book. I just quit my job recently to start my own business. It's a bit scary but more than anything, it's exciting. Reading this gave me even more motivation to succeed in my business as well as ideas for actions to take too make my business successful. Definitely recommend!

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Lifechanging

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would, though in some cases it would need to be anonymously. I'm not sure if there's a stigma about telling people to read a self-help book as somehow implying that they need the help contained within.

Who was your favorite character and why?

As it's a self-help book the only character is the author himself talking to you through the voice of the narrator. It's understandable and broken down reasonably.

Have you listened to any of Greg Zarcone’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not, but I would not hesitate in the future if it comes up.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

The fact that it's easy to get stuck in life but given the right motivation and tools it's just as easy to get out of it.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. I would recommend it to anyone who feels like they're stuck in a rut of any kind and even those who don't but are interested in seeing how to deal with possible issues that might arise in the future.

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Down to Earth Sensible Advice to Change your Life

Would you listen to Why You're Stuck: Your Guide to Finding Freedom from Any of Life's Challenges again? Why?

This is a book that I would listen to several times a year. On the first listening there is so much good information and advice that I listened again straight away to pick up any points I'd missed.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Why You're Stuck: Your Guide to Finding Freedom from Any of Life's Challenges?

There are so many it's difficult to pick out one particular part. The main point that comes across is 'Your are in control of your own future'. By following even a few of the author's advice and principles you will improve your life circumstances.

Which character – as performed by Greg Zarcone – was your favorite?

There isn't a paticular character as this is a self-help book. I foung Greg Zarcone narration clear, bright and uplifting. An excellent job, that's easy to listen to.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Why You're Stuck: Your Guide to Finding Freedom from Any of Life's Challenges?

I realized after reading Derek's insights that one is never stuck. There are always options and changes of direction one can make to improve any situation.

Any additional comments?

I received this audio free in exchange for a review, and so glad I did so. I would have purchased the book in any case. I love self-help books and this is one of the best.

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Derek is NOT a weenie

And he'll teach you how not to be one too.

Seriously, there is a ton of great advice in this book, and the audible version makes it easy to consume while, say, doing a workout, or commuting to the job you keep telling yourself you want to quit.

Derek's also a rising star in the consulting and self-employed improvement coaching space.

Don't blink.

And follow his advice.

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this book has some really good information.

I listened to the book, then reviewed the chapters I needed most, it helped me

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efficient straightforward and full of info

It is a fast read getting the companion materials will help in long term. I listened to it over course of a week and liked it had ability to write notes in between chapters. The writer was concise and l look forward to adding some of pointers daily.

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Excellent read!

This book has changed my perspective on negative and positive thinking. I no longer have to beat myself up for being human and real. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and your time by writing this!

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Compilation of great work -- all in one convenien

I have heard much (but not all) of this. He puts it together well!

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  • Vanessa
  • 10-24-18

worth the time

this was a realistic, relatable and informative listen. I will be listening again. Thank you for sharing Derek. I appreciate that.

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  • Chevrohn
  • 01-19-17

Good realistic advice. Easy to apply.

A good non 'fluffy' approach with clear easy to use techniques. Well written and narrated.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-29-16

recommended

Narrator seemed to be in a rush. Author really labored some points. Overall a good book - recommended.