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The Science of Social Intelligence:

18 ratings

Summary

Scientifically-proven methods to create connection with anyone you meet. This is your blueprint for social success. Humans are unpredictable...or are we? Through decades of research, scientists have shown consistent patterns in human behavior and thought that can lead you us to very predictable outcomes. In other words, there are genuine ways to forge better relationships that take advantage of human psychology and behavioral patterns. Learn the elements of magnetic charisma. In The Science of Social Intelligence, you'll have over 30 studies, new and old, broken down in a way that answers the question, "How can I use this science in my everyday life?" Rely on findings from psychology, cognitive science, and behavioral economics, rather than one person's anecdotal advice of what works. Learn why conventional "small talk" advice is flat-out wrong. This book is a truly in-depth look at the concept of being socially intelligent, maximizing the social opportunities you are given, and leveraging your unique strengths to have the relationships you want. In a time where most advice takes the form of "make more eye contact" and "smile more", this book stands out. Learn how to make a powerful first impression. The Science of Social Intelligence pairs the raw human behavioral data and findings with the insight and emotional intelligence of Patrick King, sought-after social skills coach and internationally best-selling author. The result is half textbook, half field guide for whatever your social goals may be. Understand what makes people tick (even if they don't). What popularity in high school really requires. The true psychology of being positive. The two way street of perception and how it impacts your relationships. Be likable without appearing manipulative. The three things everyone wants to talk about (as well as what to always avoid). How to be emotionally calibrated and attuned to people. The toxic habits you need to break for social success.

©2017 Patrick King (P)2017 Patrick King

Narrator: Gregory Sutton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Stop People Pleasing

15 ratings

Summary

Break your crippling addiction to approval and learn to be less “nice”.  Do you keep your mouth shut for fear of falling out of people’s graces? Feel that you need to please and serve to stay in your social circles? You have the need to please and all the associated beliefs. Stop bitterness, resentment, and anxiety from always saying yes.  Stop People Pleasing is a frank look at people-pleasing tendencies - where they come from, how they manifest, and exactly what to do about them. Most importantly, the audiobook emphasizes real, actionable tactics to change your relationship with yourself and others.  This audiobook was made by a recovering people-pleaser, so you can be sure there is a real understanding of your struggles. Reprogram your beliefs and learn to accept yourself.  Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social-skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real-life experience.  Find your voice, stand up for yourself, and put yourself first.  The psychological and often traumatic origins of people-pleasing tendencies.  The harmful beliefs you subconsciously possess and how to alter them.  How to learn new, empowering habits.  Learn the deep origins of your need to please and how to set healthy boundaries.  How to set boundaries and avoid porous ones.  A plethora of strategies to say no and make your thoughts known.  Understand your guilt and get better with confrontation.  How to say no and stop feeling responsible for people’s feelings.  People-pleasing is called a disease for a reason. It can cripple you and hold you back from what you want - and yet it’s all in your mind! You have the power to completely turn your life around and finally get what you want, defend yourself, and stop being so concerned with what other people think.  Above all else, learn to free yourself. Reclaim your energy, time, and life by clicking the "Buy Now" button at the top right of this page. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Patrick King (P)2018 Patrick King

Narrator: Steve Campbell
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Conversation Tactics: Wittiness, Banter, Likability

10 ratings

Summary

Do you struggle to create engaging conversation? Are you stuck in interview mode? Do your witty comebacks arrive hours too late? Whether you want to (1) charm and befriend strangers and coworkers (2) banter better with friends, or (3) become charismatic and bold instead of nervous and lost in social situations, Conversation Tactics will get you there. How many awkward, sweaty, red-faced encounters would it take for you to learn these tips on your own? Conversation Tactics, Book 3 focuses on the subtle and nuanced tactics that will allow you to command any social situation. I'll shine a light onto the secrets of those that can own a room, always have a witty reply, and are never caught without just the right thing to say. I want this book to arm you with definitive tactics, maneuvers, and replies to whatever comes your way in a conversation. It will be as easy as reading from a script. As with all books in the Conversation Tactics series (all best sellers), this book is the result of years of being a social skills and conversation coach. Conversation can be boiled down to a science if you know how to approach it. You'll get exact words and phrases, not just "be confident and make eye contact". This book is highly actionable, with step-by-step analyses of complex concepts like sarcasm, the ultimate witty comeback, conflict conversations, and storytelling. What will you learn about creating engaging conversations? The six types of responses you can use for anything, even if your mind is blank. How to become the witty comeback machine. How to avoid linear "interview style" conversations without fail. Self-diagnose and best practices for your personal conversational style. Why speaking like children will open others up.

©2016 Patrick King (P)2016 Patrick King

Narrator: Joe Hempel
Author: Patrick King
Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Laugh Tactics

8 ratings

Summary

Exact phrases to develop your sense of humor, master witty remarks, make people laugh, and be funnier - even if you're not naturally funny.  Laugh Tactics is full of strategies that dissect, break down, and analyze all of the types of humor that you'll encounter in daily conversation - stuff you can really use with people you talk to. We're not all trying to become standup comedians, and this isn't a book about ha-ha jokes with setups and punch lines.  Learn to simply make a better impression on people, put them at ease, charm them, and make them smile with you.  Learn witticisms, quips, retorts, comebacks, and wisecracks without being cheesy or corny.  Don't worry if you feel like you've never understood humor or how to be funny. I've done the work for you and analyzed everyone from comedy writers to standup comedians and given you step-by-step, complete guidance to use common joke structures in everyday situations. Adaptable to any premise, topic, or setting!  Strategies to instantly be clever and witty and sound like a world-class comedian.  Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and sought-after social skills and conversation coach. He teaches building rapport, and a major part of that is using humor to connect with others - shared moments of laughter are incredible bonding moments, and you'll be able to create them without being "that guy/girl".  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Patrick King (P)2017 Patrick King

Narrator: Joe Hempel
Author: Patrick King
Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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The Science of Getting Started

6 ratings

Summary

Outsmart your lazy and undisciplined tendencies. Become a productivity machine and achieve your goals in record time. Procrastination is the monster that we are always running from. It lurks around every corner, and can completely sabotage your life. But you can learn to defeat it every time.   A blueprint for getting into motion from a complete standstill. Understand and defeat your psychological blocks. The Science of Getting Started is a deep dive into our tendency to push things until the last minute possible. It uncovers the biological and evolutionary science behind procrastination, and how we can beat these instinctual drives to triumph in our career and personal life. A plethora of studies are analyzed and put into illuminating contexts.   Best of all, it’s a book of scientific solutions boiled down to everyday usefulness. You’ll be able to apply insight from this book immediately to slay your procrastination monster and get ahead of the pack. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and entrepreneur. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. He has battled the procrastination monster his entire life and brings proven techniques to you.   Discover discipline, willpower, and motivation that works for you. Defeat your inner sloth. A scientific and biological overview of your procrastination habit. Warning signs to monitor your work ethic. Psychological tactics to trigger your brain to productivity. How to structure and schedule your life to safeguard against procrastination. Simple yet effective tactics to get off your butt and into action. How to beat analysis paralysis and other causes of mental freezing.  Get more done in less time so you can enjoy your life instead of avoiding it. Become the most reliable person you know. Break your habit of missing goals and letting people down. The ability to defeat procrastination is the ability to accomplish exactly what you want and gain access to wherever you want to go. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Patrick King (P)2019 Patrick King

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Improve Your Conversations

6 ratings

Summary

Does your mind blank in conversation and create awkward silence? Do you run out of things to say and struggle to keep dialogue flowing? (A) Conversation isn't scripted, (B) it's 100% unpredictable, and (C) it can be terrifying at times. How do you prepare for such a thing? By learning how to apply improv comedy techniques to roll with any punch and improve your conversations and social interactions. Become quicker and cleverer in daily conversation. Improv(e) Your Conversations teaches the ingenious rules of improv comedy that allow performers to turn boring prompts into memorable interactions worthy of standing ovations. This means there are real frameworks and templates to escape interview-mode small talk - and start connecting and building rapport from the moment you say "Hello." This book goes through over 15 of the most helpful and insightful improv comedy techniques with countless real-life examples to make you a great talker. Learn the conversational secrets of the world's best comedians. Electric, flowing conversation doesn't just happen, and no one knows that better than Patrick King, internationally best-selling author and highly sought-after social interaction and conversation coach. Let his expertise guide you through the improv comedy world and exactly, word for word, how to never run out of things to say. A single conversation can change your life, so make sure that each one is memorable.

©2017 Patrick King (P)2017 Patrick king

Narrator: Joe Hempel
Author: Patrick King
Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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The Science of Likability

6 ratings

Summary

100% scientific and proven ways to make friends quickly, turn enemies into friends, gain trust, and be flat-out likable. Some of the most interesting, shocking, and counterintuitive scientific conclusions to simply make people want to be around you. In The Science of Likability, you'll get all that and more. I've taken 27 seminal scientific and psychological studies and broken them down, so you can use their findings to your advantage. Every piece of advice in this book to increase your social standing and likability factor is 100% backed by in-depth, peer-reviewed research. Learn how subconsciously to make yourself seem likable, trustworthy, and intelligent. You can get a new haircut and wardrobe, and you even learn funny jokes. But likability is something more. It's subconscious, and it's the small signs that signal our brains to let their guards down and embrace others. Learn what common sense and intuition doesn't teach you. Analysis and insight from the best in the business. From Freud, to Cialdini, to Pavlov, to Schachter, to Goleman, these studies are insightful, analytical, sometimes surprising, but most importantly, effective and actionable. Pair that with the insight and human intelligence factor of best-selling author and social skills coach Patrick King, and you have a guide that can be listened to equally for education, as for helpful, real advice. Small and subtle actions, big results: - Chapter 1. How to Improve People's Moods. Chapter 2. How to Turn Enemies into Friends. Chapter 6. How to Gain Trust and Credibility. Chapter 7. How to Work Well With Others. Understand what makes people tick. - Chapter 8. How to be More Endearing. Chapter 10. How to Lead Anyone. Chapter 11. How to Avoid Being Judged. Chapter 13. How to be Funny and Charismatic. Being likable unlocks the doors to everything you want in life. A better career? You better believe that the people with the most promotions and highest salaries aren't just the most qualified. Better love life? Being likable keeps you a potential date to anyone you want. Better relationships and friendships? Not only that, but you open the door to people wanting to be friends with you. Likability is the hidden force that makes people appear to be lucky in life, and receive more opportunities than they know what to do with.

©2017 Patrick King (P)2017 Patrick King

Narrator: Wes Super
Author: Patrick King
Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Improve Your Conversations: Think on Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What to Say with Improv Comedy Techniques

6 ratings

Summary

Does your mind blank at the worst times in a conversation and create awkward silences? Do you want to think faster on your feet? Do you run out of things to say and suck at keeping a conversation going? Or do you just wish you could be wittier and cleverer in every day conversation? Introverted? It's easier than you think.... All you need to do is just improv your conversations! Improve Your Conversations teaches you how to use the ingenious framework from improv comedy and apply it directly to your everyday social interactions and conversations...and can't we learn something from the greatest improv comedians in the world, like Tina Fey and Will Ferrell? Improv comedy and memorable conversations have almost everything in common, from their premise to what makes them great to their end goals. In this book,I have pieced together the 14 best actionable and practical techniques from the improv comedy world designed to create conversational flow and connection...and simply have better interactions. You never know when a single connection can change your life, so make sure that each one is memorable. How will you learn to improv(e) your conversations? The number one cause of awkward silences and how to beat them. How to maintain an equal give and take for maximum conversational flow. The three topics you can always go to when your mind blanks. The mind-set to always know what to say and think quickly on your feet. How to direct the conversation to exactly where you want. What Sherlock Holmes has to do with great conversations. Countless examples...and much more! Plus 14 insightful exercises to illustrate and practice each technique. This is not a book of generic, vague tips like "fake it 'til you make it" and "just make more eye contact and smile." No, this is a book of real tips that you can implement today to immediately increase your conversational fluency and flow.

©2015 Pei Kuo (P)2015 Pei Kuo

Narrator: Jeremy Reloj
Author: Patrick King
Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Conversation Tactics

5 ratings

Summary

Do you want to become more charming and likable - instantly? Or just make sure you can defend yourself verbally, and not be a doormat? Do you lose arguments, find yourself speechless, or get taken advantage of by others? Or do you just want to build meaningful connections and friendships quickly? Sounds like you need to learn as many conversation tactics as possible! In this book you'll learn 18 powerful techniques that can be used for everything under the sun - charming people, befriending strangers, increased charisma, and even arguing effectively. You can never underestimate the power of a simple conversation. It can be the start of something beautiful, or it can potentially ruin your day. These 18 techniques, learned from years of coaching social skills and conversations, will ensure better conversations and fewer arguments. In addition to incredibly shrewd and nuanced insights to make conversation flow, you'll learn how win arguments and diffuse dirty tricks. What actionable and realistic conversation tactics will you learn? How standup comedians use conversational high points for great reactions. What the two-second rule is and how it makes you appear incredibly attentive. How interrupting artfully can be your secret weapon to bonding. The singular best way to warm up for any conversation, anywhere. Also the following insights: The foolproof method of rehearsing only your hellos and goodbyes. The 2:1 ratio and why math even matters in successful conversations. The logic of not laughing at your own jokes. The five most common argument tactics and how to neuter them. How to deflect any ridicule.

©2015 Pei Kuo (P)2015 Pei Kuo

Narrator: Jeremy Reloj
Author: Patrick King
Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Relentless Focus

5 ratings

Summary

Do you want to save hours a day and do more in less time? Feel productive instead of stressed, defeated, and overwhelmed? If (1) you wonder where your time goes, (2) you can't motivate or organize yourself, and (3) you struggle to buckle down and concentrate when it really matters - newsflash! Your to-do list is not cutting it anymore. You need to develop superhuman focus and all that comes with it. Superhuman Focus teaches the most important of skills - the ability to get stuff done. Without it? The difference between the life you want versus settling for "good enough." 25+ ways to utilize every last waking minute to its fullest potential. Self-motivation is notoriously difficult, so this book contains systems, hacks, tips, psychological phenomenon, and external motivators to make success and productivity inevitable. These are exact instructions to implement in your life today. Each tactic for focus and productivity is the product of years of practice and experimentation - tactics which have allowed me to create a successful business and sell well over 150,000 books. There are also tips used by many high-performers, including an interview with best-selling author Kevin Kruse. I guarantee you'll find something that you can't wait to implement. What about Superhuman Focus will you learn? Why to manage your energy as opposed to your time The most productive morning routine you've ever seen How to batch tasks for optimum efficiency How to safeguard and free up your time Other ways to maximize your day: The best ways to upgrade your obsolete to-do list How to live by your daily calendar Planning distraction blackouts and competing with yourself How to re-imagine your daily priorities The best ways to deal with any distraction Imagine what you could accomplish if you could complete anything you set your mind to. Your productivity will explode and you can set your sights higher and higher. You'll get more done in less time. You'll be less stressed, more relaxed, with greater success. Co-workers and supervisors will wonder what your secrets are. You will live happier knowing everything is accounted for. Take back your day and never feel the pressure of a deadline again! Your life is about to 10X.

©2016 Patrick King (P)2016 Patrick King

Narrator: Joe Hempel
Author: Patrick King
Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Magnetic Charisma

4 ratings

Summary

Develop your own personal gravity with concrete skills to stand out, be noticed, and captivate people.  If you (1) walk into a room and feel invisible, or (2) want to ensure you make a powerful personal impact - newsflash: you need better advice than "fake it 'til you make it" or "just be yourself".  Confidently approach and excel in any social setting.  Magnetic Charisma is a book that just might fundamentally change how you interact with others. Never before have you looked behind the curtain of so-called charismatic people and the subtle ways they act and think differently. You get the "how to" along with the "why" and a multitude of illustrative examples.  We are always told that our interpersonal skills are the key to what we want in life, and it's true. Let the actionable tips, questions, approaches, and replicable techniques in this book be your guide to growing your sense of personal magnetism and charm.  Advice from an internationally-known, professional charisma coach.  Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and teaches charisma and social skills for a living. He's also a late bloomer and former social recluse - he made the transformation, knows exactly what it takes, and can relate to you every step of the way - advice from someone who simply gets it.  He has been featured in: GQ magazine, TEDx, Forbes, Men's Fitness, and the Huffington Post.  The highly focused advice will teach you what matters in an interaction, from beginning to end, subtle to obvious, small to big.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Patrick King (P)2017 Patrick King

Narrator: Gregory Sutton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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The Art of Everyday Assertiveness: Speak Up. Say No. Set Boundaries. Take Back Control.

4 ratings

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Stand your ground without guilt, fear, or awkward tension. Finally get what you deserve and stop letting it slide. Who is making your life choices for you? Make sure you possess the everyday assertiveness to choose for yourself and resist the pressures from all angles of life. You’ve put yourself last your entire life. It’s time for that to change. Stop enabling, people pleasing, and being so agreeable. The Art of Everyday Assertiveness is a guide for the chronically nice, overwhelmed, and accommodating. It is a deep psychological dive into what makes us lack assertiveness and how to systematically combat those compulsions. It’s a book that stands apart from others because of the plethora of real-life examples and solutions.  If your problem is assertiveness, you’ll find the step-by-step answer in this book. Included is a 28-day assertiveness action plan unlike any other. Gain respect, set boundaries, and ask for what you really want. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws on a variety of sources, including research, academic experience, coaching, and real-life experience. He’s also a recovering people pleaser who knows exactly how it feels to feel unable to speak his mind. Stop putting others first and being taken advantage of. How to balance assertiveness, accommodation, and agreeableness How to practice self-acceptance, prioritization, and empathy The instinct to over-apologize and how to fix it The reasons that keep you compliant and willing How to decisively say NO and reclaim your time and energy How to ask for exactly what you want, when you want it Saying NO with impact and grace Understanding your subconscious thought patterns and beliefs

©2018 Peter Hollins (P)2018 Peter Hollins

Available on Audible
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The Science of Attraction

3 ratings

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Subconscious and psychologically proven methods to attract the opposite sex, spark chemistry, and create feelings of affection and love. There is a definitive science to attraction, and it turns out we've been doing it wrong...or doing it right for all the wrong reasons. This book is your textbook and field manual for (1) how to flirt better, (2) how to have better sex, and (3) how to plant the seeds of romantic love in whomever you want. Understand the instinctual triggers of attraction. The Science of Attraction is an in-depth look at human attraction and what draws people together. It dives into peer-reviewed research, combined with the insightful and straightforward observations of a renowned dating coach. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and acclaimed speaker and coach. Together, this book is the ultimate guide to inform, diagnose, and recommend highly actionable steps to take your dating life to the next level. Find the shortcut to powerful chemistry. Too often, we rely on our own experiences with a sample size of one, or advice from friends that are perpetually single. There's a better way - looking at the research and evidence about what we really want, not what we think we want. You'll learn why we like whom we like, and what to do about it. How can you learn to scientifically attract the opposite sex? The three types of touching you should strategically use How four evolutionary types of attraction are still highly relevant What the chase is and how to win at it What your flirting style is and how to take advantage of it Be prepared to charm every type of person Whether you should date someone similar or complementary to yourself How a focus on chemistry and love might be hurting you How to know exactly what you want in a partner

©2017 Patrick King (P)2017 Patrick King

Narrator: Joe Hempel
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Think Like a Psychologist

3 ratings

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Understand personality traits, character, emotions, and values through pure observation or simple questions. Analyzing people in a flash - it’s not easy, and it’s not simple. But that’s because you don’t know the tools in this audiobook. People give us more information than they realize. Learn to decipher all of it to further your goals. Think Like a Psychologist is about working backward from the person in front of you. You will learn to draw conclusions about people’s emotions, behavior, past experiences, and overall personality and temperament based on small yet important pieces of information. From this analysis, you will gain enormous insight into the people around you, new and old. You may not be able to read people’s minds, but armed with knowledge about behavioral tendencies, developmental psychology, motivation and personality theories, and nature versus nurture, you will always possess deeper comprehension that others may not even have about themselves. And of course, there is an element of lie detection. Understanding others is an opening to understanding yourself and self-awareness. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. He has sold over a million books. His writing draws of a variety of sources, including research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. Analyze people for better social interactions, less conflict, and the ability to open people up. Learn the most widespread personality evaluation methods. Unlock the power of analyzing simple answers to simple questions. How motivation theories drive our behaviors. Read people’s emotions and social cues. Scientific body language and facial expressions. Understand people inside and out; quickly upgrade your emotional and social intelligence. Gain intuition about everyone around by getting this audiobook now! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Patrick King (P)2019 Patrick King

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Practical Intelligence

2 ratings

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Neuroscience-proven guidelines to think, act, and become smarter ASAP. It’s not what you know, it’s how you think. You’ve been fooled before. You’ve missed things. You’ve been slow on the uptake, and others have passed you by. Radically transform your thinking for both speed and accuracy. Think quickly on your feet to solve problems, overcome obstacles, and win arguments. Practical Intelligence is not a common "think smarter" book. No, it starts from biological bases of analytical thinking, and how we can re-program ourselves for deep insight. This audiobook provides real, actionable tool after tool, because smart thinking is all about how, and not why or what. The bottom line is that you’ll be able to apply this audiobook’s thinking models immediately, until they become habit. Better decision-making, smarter reasoning, and greater mental clarity. Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a best-selling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience. Learn to ask the intelligent questions, draw insight, and analyze situations. How the body and brain must work together for quick thinking. What it truly means to think deeply and analyze. How to think about your thinking, and the obstacles that short circuit your good intentions. Science-based techniques to train your brain for optimal performance. Mental models for optimal decision-making. How to train your brain for speed. Tips for divergent and creative thinking - generating ideas. Never get fooled again and find the truth in situations quickly. At first glance, most things seem fine. And maybe ignorance is bliss. But to think clearly, deeply, quickly, and effectively - you’ll discover just how much of your life you have been missing, for better or worse. Think, act, and become smarter starting today.

©2019 Patrick King (P)2019 Patrick King

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Conversationally Speaking

2 ratings

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Wish you knew how to walk up to anyone and break the ice effortlessly? Do you hope to avoid awkward silences and make an instant impression? You'll get more than that in this book: not only what, when, and how to say it, but the exact roots of why from human psychology and interaction. Flowing conversation is the basis of all of our friendships and relationships, there's no getting around it. Yet sometimes it feels like we just can't connect in the depth we want without some luck on our part. Why? It's because most people haven't broken down the patterns of a great conversation. Specific principles get specific responses, and that's exactly what we want, isn't it? Each phase of conversation analyzed, from beginning to end, complete with examples, so you can handle any conversation and see it to greater purpose. Every chapter is packed with actionable steps that are far beyond the generic "make eye contact and ask questions" that typically passes for social and conversation development. Here's what you'll learn: The best topics for icebreaking with friends, strangers, and anyone. The biggest aspect of effective storytelling. Three steps to take your conversations to depth and intimacy. An introduction to the most common patterns and structures of humor. What a verbal mirror is and why people love it. Effective listening, and listening as a gateway to closeness. A 21-day conversation boot camp plan for optimal development. That promotion you want? That cutie you want to talk to? Better treatment and better friendships all around? Conversation skills are the common thread, and the most powerful tool to getting you everything you want. Most of all, conversation skills are necessary in our lives - making the choice to improve them will allow the best parts of you to shine.

©2015 Pei Kuo (P)2015 Pei Kuo

Narrator: Jeremy Reloj
Author: Patrick King
Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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The Art of Clear Thinking

2 ratings

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Think smarter, better, and faster. Clear thinking is the key to truth, wisdom, and knowledge. Whether it’s from ourselves or others, we rarely see the world as it really is. We aren’t able to think clearly. We build our beliefs on lies, assumptions, and deceptions. This ends now. Practical methods to never be fooled, stop making mistakes, and avoid traps. The Art of Clear Thinking takes an in-depth look at the everyday illusions we come across, and how to defeat them once and for all. What makes us jump to conclusions, evaluate incorrectly, and consistently make errors when we should know better? Why do we act against our own interests so frequently? It’s just how we’re wired. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. This audiobook gives you the tools to clear the fog from your eyes and simply think smarter. Practical methods to instantly be quick-witted, more insightful, and think more critically. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. He has sold over a million books. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. Discover and avoid biases, blind spots, and poor logic. The key to intellectual honesty and the biggest obstacle (that you control). Just how flawed and biased your perceptions, perspectives, and feelings are. Real logic and the fake logic people try to use to fool you. How to think independently without being influenced by others. Principles from some of history’s greatest thinkers: Descartes, Darwin, Einstein, and more.  

©2019 Patrick King (P)2019 Patrick King

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Control Your Emotions (So They Don't Control You)

2 ratings

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Emotion is not the enemy. We just need to decipher them and learn tools for regulation and resilience. We all get knocked down and face hardships, but we always have the choice to get back up or not. What will your choice be? Learn to train your emotions and tame your reactive brain. Control Your Emotions is the rare audiobook that understands where you’ve been, the obstacles you’ve overcome, and what you need to make sure you are in full control of your life at all times. This is a stunningly detailed and insightful guide into our emotions, our triggers, and why we act against our own interests so frequently. The key to our emotions is not to just “think calm and meditate” or “be mindful and grateful”. This audiobook avoids unhelpful platitudes and gives you real advice, borrowing from all fields, such as psychology, counseling, behavior science, evolutionary biology, and even Buddhism and Stoicism. This audiobook gives you the tools for emotional success and the daily happiness and calm you seek. Don’t let your emotions dictate your decisions and life. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. He has sold over a million books. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. Discover your inner strength and calm. Understand the biological and psychological purposes of emotions. Find what triggers your deepest and strongest emotions. Learn how to properly express yourself for greater understanding. Tools to recognize and regulate in the heat of the moment. The power of gratitude, savoring, and journaling. How to activate your “emotional immune system”.  This audiobook is the blueprint for what to do when you inevitably get knocked down. The path to what we want is never easy; controlling your emotions gets you from Point A to Point B. Get this audiobook today to learn more!

©2019 Patrick King (P)2019 Patrick King

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Better Small Talk

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Networking events suck, but they can suck less. What to say and when to say to be likable, connect, and make a memorable impression. Actionable and applicable verbal maneuvers for just about every phase of conversation. From hello to goodbye, with strangers or old friends, you'll learn how to simply go deeper. No more: Interview mode, awkward silence, or struggling to hold people’s attention. Better Small Talk is a unique listen. Imagine the following situation: You've just put on your name tag, and you're approached by a stranger. What do you say? Nice weather today. No, we can do better than this. Learn better small talk to avoid awkwardness, put people at ease, and build real rapport.  Learn to open people up without them even realizing it. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. He suffered for years as a shy introvert and managed to boil human interaction down to a science - first for himself, and now for you. You'll learn exact dialogues, responses, phrases, and questions to use. How to tell captivating stories and what to actually focus on Four ways to warm yourself up and prepare for even the most unpredictable conversations Instantly setting a tone of friendship and openness with strangers Common and subtle conversational habits you need to stop right now Become someone who is magnetic and who can make new friends in any situation. Simple conversation is the gatekeeper to friendships, your dream career, romance, and overall happiness. The ability to connect with anyone is an underrated superpower. People will be more drawn to you without even knowing why, and never again people will people be bored talking to you. You’ll never run out of things to say when you master these conversation tactic

©2020 Patrick King (P)2020 Patrick King

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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The Science of Social Intelligence (Second Edition)

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Scientifically proven methods to create connection with anyone you meet. This is your blueprint for social success.  Humans are spectacularly predictable. Through decades of research, scientists have shown consistent patterns in human behavior and thought that can lead you us to very predictable outcomes. In other words, there are genuine ways to forge better relationships that take advantage of human psychology and behavioral patterns. And now you are going to learn some major ones.  Learn the elements of magnetic presence and charisma.  In The Science of Social Intelligence, you'll have more than 40 studies, new and old, broken down in a way that answers the question, “How can I use this science to improve everyday social life?” Rely on findings from psychology, cognitive science, and behavioral economics, rather than one person’s anecdotal advice of what works.  Learn why conventional socializing advice is flat-out wrong.  This audiobook is a truly in-depth look at the concept of being socially intelligent, maximizing the social opportunities you are given, and leveraging your unique strengths to have the relationships you want. In a time where most advice takes the form of “make more eye contact” and “smile more”, this audiobook stands out.  Create unconscious social value and status.  The Science of Social Intelligence pairs the raw human behavioral data and findings with the insight and emotional intelligence of Patrick King, sought-after social skills coach and internationally best-selling author. The result is half textbook, half field guide for whatever your social goals may be.  Understand what makes people tick (even if they don’t).  What popularity in high school really requires.  The true psychology of being positive.  The two-way street of perception and how it impacts your relationships.  Be likable without appearing manipulative.  The three things everyone wants to talk about (as well as what to always avoid).  How to be emotionally calibrated and attuned to people.  The toxic habits you need to break for social success.  Social intelligence unlocks everything you want in life.  It gives you the ability to walk into a room and feel at ease, excited, and walk out accomplishing exactly what you want. This could be romantic, career-related, or just with friends - social intelligence allows you to excel in any situation.  The likability you create is what will move you forward in life. Social intelligence is the invisible hand that boosts people and gives them opportunities, not just luck or being ridiculously good-looking.  Embody social intelligence. Pick up your copy today by clicking the "Buy Now" button at the top of this page.  This is the seventh title in the Psychology of Social Dynamics series as listed below:  The Science of Likability: 60 Evidence-Based Methods to Radiate Charisma, Make a Powerful Impression, Win Friends, and Trigger Attraction (2019 Edition)  Think Like a Psychologist: How to Analyze Emotions, Read Body Language and Behavior, Understand Motivations, and Decipher Intentions  The Science of Social Intelligence: 33 Studies to Win Friends, Be Magnetic, Make an Impression, and Use People’s Subconscious Triggers  The Science of Engineering Attraction & Love Introvert Survival Tactics Control Your Emotions The Science of Social Intelligence (Second Edition)

©2020 Patrick King (P)2020 Patrick King

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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The Science of Likability

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One hundred percent scientific and proven ways to make friends quickly, turn enemies into friends, gain trust, and be flat-out likable. Utilize of the most interesting, shocking, and counterintuitive scientific findings to simply make people want to be around you. The Science of Likability takes over 60 seminal scientific and psychological studies and breaks them down into real, usable guidelines and tips to create the presence you have always wanted. Every piece of advice in this book to increase your social standing and likability factor is 100 percent backed by in-depth, peer-reviewed research. Learn how subconsciously make yourself likable, trustworthy, and intelligent. You can get a new haircut and wardrobe, and you can even learn funny jokes. But likability is something more. It's subconscious, and it's the small signs that signal our brains to let their guards down and embrace others. Learn what common sense and intuition don't teach you. We know what to do if we want to make someone hate us - we now also know what to do to make someone like us. Understand what makes people tick, and strategically give it to them. From Freud, to Cialdini, to Pavlov, to Schachter, to Goleman, these studies are insightful, analytical, sometimes surprising, but most importantly effective and actionable. Pair that with the insight and human intelligence factor of best-selling author and social skills coach Patrick King, and you have a guide that can be listened to equally for education as for helpful, real advice. Patrick's writing draws on a variety of sources, including scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real-life experience.  Some topics that are included in this book are: How to take advantage of people's memories for your sense of charm. The power of equity in relationships and friendships.  A literal formula for "friendship chemistry". The real way to use eye contact to build trust. Why tripping and being vulnerable in front of people is positive.  Universal definitions of charisma, wit, and humor - seriously. Universal. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Patrick King (P)2019 Patrick King

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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The Art of Everyday Assertiveness

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Stand your ground without guilt, fear, or awkward tension. Finally, get what you deserve, and stop “letting it slide”.  Who is making your daily choices for you? Is it you? Make sure you possess the everyday assertiveness to get what you want and resist the pressure to reject what you don’t want. You’ve put yourself last your entire life. It’s time for that to change.  Stop enabling, sacrificing your needs, people pleasing, and being so “agreeable”. The Art of Everyday Assertiveness is a guide for the chronically “nice”, “overwhelmed”, and “accommodating”. It is a deep psychological dive into the beliefs that makes us lack assertiveness and describes how to systematically combat and replace compulsions with healthy mindsets. This is an audiobook that stands apart from others because of the plethora of real-life examples and solutions.  If your problem is assertiveness, you’ll find the step-by-step answer in this audiobook - included is an "Assertiveness Action Plan" unlike any other. Gain respect, set boundaries, and ask for what you really want.  Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from research, academic experience, coaching, and real-life experience. He’s also a recovering people pleaser who knows exactly how it feels to feel unable to speak his mind. Discover how to decisively say no and reclaim your time and energy. Stop putting others first and being taken advantage of.  A wide variety of ways to say no - without tension or awkwardness  Beating the subconscious beliefs that make you a compliant doormat How to set healthy boundaries and protect yourself from others  How to ask for exactly what you want, when you want it The instinct to over-apologize and how to fix it  Stop being a “helpaholic”, and start treating yourself better. Assertiveness is the first step to creating the life you want - not the life someone else wants for you or taking care of someone else’s to-do list.  You’re not responsible for other people’s happiness. But you are responsible for yours. What makes you happy? Do that. What makes you unhappy? Avoid that. If other people interfere with this simple credo, assertiveness is what will save the day.  Take back control of your life by scrolling up and clicking the buy now button!

©2019 Patrick King (P)2019 Patrick King

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Improve Your People Skills: Build and Manage Relationships, Communicate Effectively, Understand Others, and Become the Ultimate People Person

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People skills and social intelligence to improve any situation. Fit in anywhere, build rapport and win people over. If you (1) have trouble connecting with people beyond small talk or (2) are often left speechless and dumbfounded on how to handle certain people and situations, that feeling of dread isn't something you have to live with. Improve Your People Skills is your key to social intelligence and the better relationships to enrich your life that will inevitably follow. Master the soft skills that will make you a "people person". Improve Your People Skills is a book of action that allows you to truly understand others and speak their language, no matter what it is. You'll learn how to apply great charm to make new friends and engage old ones. It will fundamentally change your approach to people and give you the specific phrases and tools for change. It goes beyond emotional intelligence and gives you a blueprint for interaction. Become a captivating, comforting, and desired presence. Whether it's winning at work politics, making new friends or strengthening current relationships, people skills are your quickest and surest route to success - no matter the situation. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and sought-after social skills coach and trainer. He knows firsthand the value of people skills because they rescued him from lackluster grades and jumpstarted his career - the value of "just fitting in anywhere" cannot be understated. Handle any situation smoothly - even confrontations. Why self-interests matter, and what secondary self-interests are How to reform the toxic social habits you probably have Uncover your rapport-killing assumptions and mental leaps Bad listening and effective listening

©2017 Patrick King (P)2017 Patrick King

Narrator: Gregory Sutton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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How to Think with Intention: How to Identify, Transform, and Apply Mindsets for Control, Confidence, Growth, and Freedom

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Identify and transform the mental blocks that keep you fearful, anxious, and passive. Every day, we have thousands of thoughts. There is a way to ensure that these thoughts uplift and empower you, instead of beat you down. It’s called intentional thinking, and it’s a skill that underlies true peace and fulfillment.   Replace your old narratives with empowering mindsets and mental models.  How to Think with Intention dissects some of the most powerful mental blocks we can have: blocks in belief, confidence, self-protection, and growth. These have been deeply programmed into us, and while that’s not our fault, it is now our responsibility. You’ll gain incredibly actionable approaches to noticing and changing your thoughts, and ultimately controlling them.  We will approach each new type of mindset with a four-step psychological framework. Take yourself from someone who is at the mercy of your unconscious triggers to someone who can start each and every day knowing that it is yours to conquer.  Become mindful, aware, and completely in control of your thoughts and actions.   Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience.  How to talk to yourself for confidence, belief, and calm: Understand the root of your fears of action.  Identify your self-narrative and transform it.  Learn about how self-deception is your worst enemy. Learn elements of cognitive behavioral therapy and how it helps change your thoughts and self-talk. Getting behind imposter syndrome, information overload, and inappropriate expectations  You have the ability to choose your life. Use it.  There’s no reason that you shouldn’t be happy, comfortable, relaxed, and confidence each day. Rescue yourself from your mental prison, break free, and seize the life that you want. 

©2020 Patrick King (P)2020 Patrick King

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Listen with Intention: The Foundation of True Connection, Communication, and Relationships

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Learn to connect, create rapport, develop trust, and build deep relationships. In this day and age, the art of deep listening is a superpower. If you can make someone feel heard and important, you are on the highway to their heart. And it’s not as difficult or complex as you think. How to go from stranger to cherished friend in record time. How to Listen with Intention is ultimately an audiobook about relationships. A relationship must be give-and-take - are you taking more than you are giving? Are you making people feel comfortable opening up to you? Are you listening well, or unwittingly being a conversational/relationship narcissist? It’s time to ask these difficult questions and learn the skills to not only help people in times of need, but create new friendships with just about anyone - after all, who doesn’t like to be heard? Increase your emotional intelligence and people analyzing skills. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real-life experience. Understand people two levels beneath their actual words. The most damaging mindsets for listening. How we are all biologically programmed to be terrible listeners, and we have no idea about it. The one person you should emulate for better listening. How listening styles, frames, and levels can help you - and how you are not even close to what you think you are. The concept of active, reflective listening, and why it’s so tough. Reading people, emotional intelligence, and empathy. Become the most trusted ally and source of comfort and understanding. Ease people’s burdens, and they will help you with yours. If you want to improve the quality of your relationships, understand conflict resolution, hear people’s deepest desires, and jump into people’s inner circles, this is the audiobook for you. You are about to learn the most valuable interpresonal skill of all, even more important than witty banter and charisma. Speak up, be heard, and get ready to listen. Buy this audiobook now and start your journey.

©2020 Patrick King (P)2020 Patrick King

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Fearless Social Confidence

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Do you freeze up and avoid people because it feels like they are judging and rejecting you? Is being self-conscious preventing you from living your life? The power of social confidence: it lets you see a world of possibility and potential versus a world of stressful anxiety and constant fear of failure. Fearless Social Confidence gives you more than victory over shyness - it gives you social invincibility and forever eliminates the feeling that you're just not good enough. Feel comfortable anywhere and with anyone. Fearless Social Confidence is a unique book that takes a deeper look into social confidence: what causes it, what drains it, and most importantly - what you can do about it in any situation. It recognizes how confidence is built, and takes you step by step through the process. You'll walk away knowing exactly what to do to help yourself; this isn't a book of endless analyses that help no one. Social confidence is the number one step to any sort of self-improvement. Why listen to me? I'm a social skills and conversation coach and program designer and I've sold over 200,000 books on the matter! Clinical psychologist and the US's leading social confidence authority Dr. Aziz Gazipura lends his thoughts in an insightful foreword.

©2016 Patrick King (P)2016 Patrick King

Narrator: Joe Hempel
Author: Patrick King
Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Conversation Tactics: 43 Verbal Strategies to Charm, Captivate, Banter, and Defend

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Beyond simple small talk: what to say and when to say it to be likable, connect, and make a memorable impression. Actionable and applicable verbal maneuvers for just about every phase of conversation - good and bad. Whatever your conversational goal, you’ll find tactics to put you in a winning position - in a literal sense with arguments, and in a figurative sense with making friends. You can never underestimate the power of a simple conversation. No more interview mode, awkward silence, or struggling to hold people’s attention. Conversation Tactics is unique. It provides guidance for every social situation you’ll come across, including what should I say, hello, how was your weekend, I disagree with you, stop doing that, here’s a story, and goodbye. You’ll find 100% actionable, nuanced, and subtle tactics to salvage your worst situations and enhance your best - all field-tested and proven through thousands of conversations. In addition to shrewd insights to make conversation flow, you’ll learn to win arguments and diffuse dirty tricks. Learn the art of verbal self-defense - and offense. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, including scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real-life experience. He suffered for years as a shy introvert and managed to boil human interaction down to a science - first for himself, and now for you. He is without doubt a uniquely qualified individual to teach you these tactics.

©2018 Patrick King (P)2018 Patrick King

Narrator: Joe Hempel
Author: Patrick King
Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Chatter

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There are 3 simple questions to determine whether you should listen this book. Does the thought of "small talk" make you cringe? Do you wish you were more magnetic and charismatic? Do you want to learn how to instantly turn surface interactions into lasting and deep connections? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, you need this book immediately! We’ve all heard that life is about who you know… but that’s only half the picture. Chatter will show you step by step how to become the person who can build intimate rapport with anyone they meet, expertly work a room, win instant friends, and project a winning image that people will flock to. This isn’t a book of one-liner conversation topics and generic "you can do it" tips that other books would have you believe will make you successful. Through my 20 Chatter principles, you will learn to master skills that will make you shine in everyday interactions, such as: How to bulletproof your verbal/non-verbal first impression and first 30 seconds of any interaction How to handle conversation lulls and silences – and prevent them in the first place 3 easy ways to be proclaimed as perceptive as a mind reader The best icebreakers for any situation (hint: use your surroundings!) Speaking comfortably on topics that you have little to zero knowledge on 4 ways to make people open up to you on an intimate level. How to handle uncomfortable or hostile topics The best way to gracefully exit a conversation … as well as advanced communication skills and techniques that will change your life: The building blocks of charisma and how you can embody them How to implement emotional intelligence in your daily life.

©2014 Pei Kuo (P)2014 Pei Kuo

Narrator: Jeremy Reloj
Author: Patrick King
Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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10-Minute Philosophy

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Classic ideas and ancient concepts broken down for the modern age. A non-academic approach to better living and greater happiness. Philosophy doesn’t have to be pointless and boring. If we can cut through the difficult language and roundabout reasoning, we’ll find a treasure trove of knowledge and enlightenment. But don’t worry, this is no textbook. Feeling lost or looking for more? Why not borrow from thousands of years of answers? 10-Minute Philosophy is your quick introduction to philosophy - six of the most influential philosophies in history, to be exact. You’ll get a taste of the complexities, but walk away with real, practical advice to improve your life. Philosophy doesn’t need to be an ambiguous thought exercise; this book seeks to make it educational and useful. This is a mumbo-jumbo free zone. We’ll get straight to the point so you can get back to living your life. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and entrepreneur. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience.  Understand different philosophies; educate yourself; find a path to what you want: Buddhism’s solution for unhappiness, longing, and desire. Why we should care about Descartes, demons, and dreams. Aristotle’s pursuit of the ancient Greek concept of eudaemonia. How to live in accordance with the Tao and find wu wei. Marcus Aurelius and how to turn the obstacle upside down. The massive cultural influence of Confucianism and what to do about it.  Written for quick consumption and easy understanding. Create your own blueprint for life.  For classic paths to inner peace and fulfillment, scroll up and click the buy now button at the top right of this page.  

©2019 Patrick King (P)2019 Patrick King

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Take Action Like Your Life Depends on It: How to Stop Overthinking, Get Motivated, Defeat Your Fears, & Stop Procrastinating

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Practical, psychological methods to turn your thoughts into reality, instead of endless avoidance and laziness.  Transform from struggling with getting off your butt, to a machine of productivity and self-discipline. Create an action bias in your life - starting now. This audiobook tells you how to break inertia, overthinking, paralysis, sloth, and insecurity.   Take Action Like Your Life Depends on It deconstructs the psychology of laziness and why tomorrow always sounds like a better idea. This audiobook is many things at once: a shot of motivation, a spark of fire, an understanding of your brain, and a list of techniques to get into motion.  This is one of the most valuable skills you’ll ever gain, because only action matters in life, not good intentions. Gain the ability to get things done and hit your goals, no matter the circumstances. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws from a variety of sources, including scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. Stop saying “I’ll do it later/tomorrow…” and overhaul your mindset for productivity and efficiency. The Premortem Analysis and the Ostrich Theory - how they can quiet your overthinking. How comfortable inaction is sabotaging you. Actionable and applicable rules to get started before you feel 100 percent ready. How to create motion and take the first step from complete stillness.  How to defeat procrastination by “bundling.” Strategically plan your days to prevent laziness and distraction. What you think is action, but is actually a waste of time Become a machine of proactive energy and activity. Action and results are the only things that matter in the world. Not your planning, intentions, or nice thoughts. This book puts action at the forefront of your brain and makes it nearly impossible to stay still. That’s precisely what will get you ahead in life. Taking that first step is always hard, but it doesn’t have to be. The more action you take, the luckier you become. Buy this audiobook today!

©2018 Patrick King (P)2018 Patrick King

Narrator: Jack Fletcher
Author: Patrick King
Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Establishing Boundaries: How to Protect Yourself, Become Assertive, Take Back Control, and Set Yourself Free

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Do you feel like you must cater to others and you don’t even know why? It’s time to stand up for yourself.  Who is making the decisions in your life? There is a fine line between being generous and giving and being too self-sacrificing. It’s time to find that line and enforce it. How to manage negativity and say no. Stop being a pushover. Establishing boundaries will give you a diagnosis and breakdown of the beliefs that keep you under the control and manipulation of others. As we learn more about ourselves, we will pick apart our fears and insecurities and come to a wide variety of tools to take back your life. This audiobook will help you will immediately start to understand how your life should be - free of obligation, fear, pressure, and pain. Never again will you fall prey to such disempowering beliefs. Stop caving to pressure, obligation, fear, and guilt. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real-life experience. Stop lighting yourself on fire to keep others warm. Porous boundaries, flexible boundaries, and effective boundaries. The proper language, phrases, and approach to protect yourself. How to deal with toxic people and vampires. Extracting yourself from bad situations. How to make sure that your intentions match your actions.  Know your rights, set your standards. Become your own master. Imagine a life where you set your own rules and only do what you truly want to do. A life where you are immune to outside pressures, and don’t feel responsible for people’s emotions and feelings. A life where you are free to speak, think, and do what you want. Learn to defend yourself. Buy this audiobook now. Be Confident and Fearless series: Stop People Pleasing: Be Assertive, Stop Caring What Others Think, Beat Your Guilt, and Stop Being a Pushover The Art of Everyday Assertiveness: Speak Up. Set Boundaries. Say No. Take Back Control. Get What You Want. Bulletproof Confidence: The Art of Not Caring What People Think and Living Fearlessly Fearless Social Confidence: Strategies to Live Without Insecurity, Speak Without Fear, Beat Social Anxiety, and Stop Caring What Others Think Mental Toughness and Iron Will: Become Tenacious, Resilient, Psychologically Strong, and Tough as Nails Establishing Boundaries: How to Protect Yourself, Become Assertive, Take Back Control, and Set Yourself Free

©2020 Patrick King (P)2020 Patrick King

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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The Art of Witty Banter

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Learn conversational agility to think quickly on your feet, be incredibly smooth, funny, and clever - all at once. Goodbye awkward silences! No matter where you lie on the spectrum of awkward to engaging, witty banter is always the end goal - and it should be. Witty banter, and all the steps that lead to it, allows you to disarm and connect with anyone, immediately exit boring small talk mode, and instantly build rapport. The Art of Witty Banter is a book that carefully examines the art, nuance, and mechanics of banter and charm to make you a witty comeback machine, the likes of which your friends have never seen. You'll be able to handle, defend, disarm, and engage others in a way that makes you more comfortable and confident with each growing day. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills and conversation coach. As someone who teaches people to speak for a living, he's broken wit and banter down to a science and given you real guidelines on what to say and when.

©2016 Patrick King (P)2016 Patrick King

Narrator: Joe Hempel
Author: Patrick King
Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Introvert Survival Tactics

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Feel like you’re trying doing a bad impression of an extrovert, or you’re a "party pooper" because you turn down invites? If you have felt massive relief at cancelled plans, had mild to huge annoyance in huge gatherings of strangers, and want to figure out how to socialize better and more effectively without social fatigue, this audiobook is for you - written by someone exactly like you. Introvert Survival Tactics is going to shed light on exactly how you function and how to use your tendencies to your advantage - social survival tactics for your most demanding social obligations. Introvert Survival Tactics takes you on a tour of self-discovery and allows you to understand your exact wiring and why you dread things that other people seem to look forward to the most. You’ll be armed with specific and actionable survival and party tactics to get the most out of your social energy and make an impact every time. Make the best impression, even when you’re socially exhausted - especially if you’ve been told you look "unapproachable". Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. More importantly, he’s also a massive introvert and struggled with what society told him to be for years, until he discovered how to make his introversion an advantage in his life. In this audiobook, he will teach you how to feel completely at ease with yourself while being the social powerhouse you want to be. Noted dating coach for introverts Sarah Jones (featured in Cosmo, Forbes, and more) lends her voice in a guest chapter on introverted dating tactics. Know exactly where to go, how to engage, and what to say for deeper connections. In this audiobook, you will: Understand your biology Learn how to survive and thrive in any raging party Charge your social battery strategically Discover the exact environments you thrive in and strengths you possess Find your solitude in our loud world Escape any obligation or interaction gracefully Learn how to implement introvert life design Master interpersonal dynamics with friends, coworkers, and lovers Discover how to thrive and get out of your shell Make more friends and find your brand of introverted charisma. See the progress you can make and how great you can feel at parties when you master your psychology. Learn how to strategically harness your personality. Never do an impression of someone you’re not again!

©2017 Patrick King (P)2017 Patrick King

Narrator: Joe Hempel
Author: Patrick King
Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Social Fluency

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Do you DREAD networking events? Parties where you don’t know anyone? Work functions? Social situations where you need to be able to turn it on at a moment’s notice – they’re horrible aren’t they? Having to put a face on, perk up, and have the same conversation for hours? Draining. These situations can be terrible if you don’t have the genuine social habits to deal with them optimally time after time… What are genuine social habits? How about: the power to turn on your best moods on in a snap, overcome your social excuses, condition people to be attracted to you, and master the best mindsets to connect with people? In this book you’ll find the secrets to be ready for any social situations… and expertly navigating social situations is the key to unlocking everything that you want in life – friends, love, and career. When you cultivate genuine social habits, you won't have to say a word for people to be drawn to you! Learn the genuine social habits that will let you be socially fluent on command, while taking your social and interpersonal skills to the next level. Social Fluency draws upon my years of date and social skill coaching, as well as study of human nature and psychology, to teach you exactly the ways you can develop your social self… to the point that working a room, owning a conversation, being instantly likeable – just inevitable side effects that you’ll embody! These are highly nuanced and insightful techniques into what makes people tick and act the way they do. What’s inside? How about the following ways to change your life: How an accountability buddy for social skills can push you to the next level. Breaking down the components of your best and most social moods so you can call them up – anytime. The two best approaches to talking with big groups. The surprising way your barista or cashier can help you build your social habits

©2014 Pei Kuo (P)2014 Pei Kuo

Narrator: Jeremy Reloj
Author: Patrick King
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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The Science of Overcoming Procrastination

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Outsmart your lazy and undisciplined tendencies. Become a productivity machine, and achieve your goals in record time. Procrastination is the monster that we are always running from but not always successfully. It lurks around every corner and can completely sabotage your life. But you can learn to defeat it every time. Stop wasting time. Save time, and learn how to build momentum. The Science of Overcoming Procrastination is a deep dive into our tendency to push things until the last minute possible. It uncovers the biological and evolutionary science behind procrastination and how we can beat these instinctual drives to triumph in our career and personal life. A plethora of studies are analyzed and put into illuminating contexts. Best of all, it’s a guide of scientific solutions boiled down to everyday usefulness. You’ll be able to apply your insight immediately to slay your procrastination monster, and get ahead of the pack. Eliminate stress, anxiety, and the overwhelming feeling over falling behind or failing. Patrick King is an international, best-selling author and entrepreneur. His writing draws on a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, and coaching to real life experience. He has battled the procrastination monster his entire life and brings proven techniques to you. Discover discipline, willpower, and motivation that works for you: A scientific and biological overview of your procrastination habit Warning signs to monitor your work ethic Psychological tactics to trigger your brain to productivity   Overhaul your approach to productivity and output: How to structure and schedule your life to safeguard against procrastination Simple yet effective tactics to get off your butt and into action How to beat analysis paralysis and other causes of mental freezing  Get more done in less time so you can enjoy your life. Become the most reliable person you know. Break your habit of missing goals and letting people down. The ability to defeat procrastination is the ability to accomplish exactly what you want and gain access to wherever you want to go. Live your life instead of avoiding it!

©2018 Patrick King (P)2018 Patrick King

Narrator: Steve Campbell
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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The Science of Engineering Attraction & Love

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Subconscious and psychologically proven methods to attract others, spark chemistry, and create affection and love. There is a definitive science to attraction, and it turns out we’ve been doing it wrong the entire time. This audiobook is your textbook and field manual for (1) how to flirt better, (2) how to have better sex, and (3) how to plant the seeds of romantic love in whomever you want. Understand the instinctual triggers of attraction. The Science of Engineering Attraction & Love is an in-depth look at human attraction and what draws people together. It dives into peer-reviewed research, combined with the insightful and straightforward observations of a renowned dating coach - Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and acclaimed speaker and coach. Together, this audiobook is the ultimate guide to inform, diagnose, and recommend highly actionable steps to take your dating life to the next level. No tricks, no manipulation; only getting inside the human psyche. Find the shortcuts to powerful chemistry. Too often, we rely on our own experiences with a sample size of one, or advice from friends that are perpetually single. There’s a better way - looking at the research and evidence about what we really want, not what we think we want. You’ll learn why we like who we like, and what to do about it. Predict people's responses as a matter of psychology. How to attract from first sight and first touch How evolutionary types of attraction are still highly relevant How to win the chase Flirting styles, methods, and sequences proven to work Discover the surprising truths about what keeps people coming back. Whether you should date someone similar or complementary to yourself How to trigger love by not focusing on it How to know exactly what you want in a partner How to have fulfilling sex - vanilla and kinky Take control of your love life in an authentic and genuine way. That’s the promise of The Science of Engineering Attraction & Love, because it’s an inevitable side effect of a deeper understanding of human beings as animals. It’s an introduction to how people think and what drives them, which makes this equally applicable to married and single people. This is how you transform your dating life and unlock the people around you. Start planting the seeds of love now.

©2018 Patrick King (P)2018 Patrick King

Narrator: Joe Hempel
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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The Art of Witty Banter: Be Clever, Quick, & Magnetic (2nd Edition)

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Think quickly on your feet: be smooth, funny, and clever - all at once. Goodbye awkward silences, hello conversational agility! In any interaction, witty banter is almost always the end goal. It allows you to (1) disarm and connect with anyone, (2) immediately exit boring small talk mode, and (3) instantly build rapport like you’re old friends. Flow with the conversational twists and turns like water. The Art of Witty Banter examines the art, nuance, and mechanics of banter and charm to make you a witty comeback machine, the likes of which your friends have never seen. You’ll be able to handle, defend, disarm, and engage others in a way that makes you comfortable and confident with each growing day. Transform "interview" conversations into comfortable rapport. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills and conversation coach. As someone who teaches people to speak for a living, he’s broken wit and banter down to a science and given you real guidelines on what to say and when. Make a sharp, smart, and savvy impression every time. Learn: Why the questions you use make people freeze How to master teasing, witty comebacks, and initiating jokes and humor What free association is and how it makes you quick-witted  There’s no guesswork here - you’ll get exact examples and phrases to plug into your daily conversations. Find out about: The reactions and exact phrases to make yourself be heard. The best types of compliments to give and what you’re doing wrong. What a fallback story is and how it can save you.  Never again be boring, awkward, or generic. Conversation is the key to all that you want in life. Moving up in your career, making new friends, and romantic success - it all starts from the same foundation of conversation. So, make the most out of them and specialize in witty banter. You’ll have a waiting list of new friends. This is the eighth book in the How to be More Likable and Charismatic series. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Patrick King (P)2020 Patrick King

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Take Rapid Action

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Practical, psychological methods to turn your thoughts into reality, instead of endless avoidance and laziness.  Transform from struggling with getting off your butt, to a machine of productivity and self-discipline. Create an action bias in your life - starting now. How to break inertia, overthinking, paralysis, sloth, and insecurity.  Take Rapid Action deconstructs the psychology of laziness and why tomorrow always sounds like a better idea. This book is many things at once: a shot of motivation, a spark of fire, an understanding of your brain, and a list of techniques to get into motion.  This is one of the most valuable skills you’ll ever gain, because only action matters in life, not good intentions. Gain the ability to get things done and hit your goals, no matter the circumstances.  Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience.  Stop saying “I’ll do it later/tomorrow...” and overhaul your mindset for productivity and efficiency.  The Premortem Analysis and the Ostrich Theory - how they can quiet your overthinking  How comfortable inaction is sabotaging you Actionable and applicable rules to get started before you feel 100% ready   How to create motion and take the first step from complete stillness.  How to defeat procrastination by “bundling”  Strategically plan your days to prevent laziness and distraction What you think is action, but is actually a waste of time   Become a machine of proactive energy and activity.  Action and results are the only things that matter in the world. Not your planning, intentions, or nice thoughts. This book puts action at the forefront of your brain and makes it nearly impossible to stay still. That’s precisely what will get you ahead in life. Taking that first step is always hard, but it doesn’t have to be.  The more action you take, the luckier you become. Take that first step by scrolling up and clicking the buy now button at the top right of this page!

©2019 Peter Hollins (P)2020 Peter Hollins

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Super Tough

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How to keep going when all you want to do is give up. Build a resilient mind-set immune to adversity. Life will never be without interruptions, obstacles, or hardships. Failure and rejection happen. You will inevitably get knocked down. Will you stay down?  Mental training to channel your inner strength and never quit. Treat this audiobook as an instruction manual to overcome your obstacles and get to where you want to go. It will expose all of your defense mechanisms for what they are, and you will move forward with a tough-as-nails mind-set and techniques you can use in just 10 minutes.  Build the self-discipline and willpower to control your thoughts. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social-skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real-life experience.  Exercise mental fortitude to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.  How to take advantage of your brain’s biological loopholes to practice toughness.  Understanding your psyche, the excuses you make, and how they hold you back.  How to win the battle against your beliefs and thoughts.  The common ways we fall prey to mental weakness.  How to plan for failure and instant recovery.  Life is tough, so you better get a helmet. That’s what this audiobook is. Whatever you want, you are your own biggest obstacle to it. That’s because life doesn’t care about intentions or goodwill. It only cares about action. It only cares about “So what now?”. That’s the harsh reality you learn to defeat through this audiobook. 

©2018 Patrick King (P)2019 Patrick King

Narrator: Jack Fletcher
Author: Patrick King
Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Principles of Likability: Skills for a Memorable First Impression, Captivating Presence, and Instant Friendships

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Small changes for big results in your social life, presence, and relationships. Learn how to be captivating, memorable, and magnetic.  Likability is one of the most important traits you’ll ever learn. It’s more important than your intelligence, looks, status, wealth, prestige, or education. Likability is the true currency of life.  Do you seem to fade from people’s memory as soon as the conversation ends? Banish those feelings of rejection and dejection.   Principles of Likability investigates the aspect of human nature that affects us the most - what makes us drawn to someone without our even realizing it? This is what we strive for everyday, and it can make or break our moods. Likability - what is it and how can we achieve it consistently? Use the principles laid out in this book and you’ll wonder no more.  Make a powerful first impression and build a thriving social circle.   Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws from a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. He has taught the art of becoming likable for years and only writes about real tactics that have been proven to work.  Utilize the subconscious causes of likability and charm and learn about: Simple everyday decisions to be more likable Why conventional advice about focusing on others is flawed How to actually listen - a unique and different approach What value has to do with your likability and charm   Become pursued and sought out instead of ignored and forgotten and learn: Why being shallow isn’t always bad, and is actually valuable What abrasiveness is and why it’s more powerful than likability How to become worthy of being liked as second nature Likability has the power to take you anywhere you want in life.  

©2018 Patrick King (P)2018 Patrick King

Narrator: Steve Campbell
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Personal Evolution 4-Book Box Set

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Four best-selling books - actionable and practical material - at a huge discount The Science of Likability: 60 Evidence-Based Methods to Radiate Charisma, Make a Powerful Impression, Win Friends, and Trigger Attraction [2019 Edition] Understand human psychology and the elements of great first impressions and deep friendships.  Learn how to be more likable, charming, conversationally quick, and desirable.  Take Rapid Action: Get Productive, Motivated, & Energized; Stop Overthinking & Procrastinating Tactics to beat procrastination and achieve your goals more quickly and efficiently - even if you're super lazy The best psychological techniques for quick action and productivity The Art of Everyday Assertiveness: Speak Up. Set Boundaries. Say No. Take Back Control. Get What You Want. How to say no to people, how to stand your ground, and how to finally ask for what you want How to set your personal and emotional boundaries, and avoid toxic people The Art of Clear Thinking: Mental Models for Better Reasoning, Judgment, Analysis, and Learning. Upgrade Your Intellectual Toolkit How to see reality and avoid common/advanced thinking errors Techniques to understand more deeply and never be fooled Scroll up and click the "buy now" button. 

©2020 Patrick King (P)2020 Patrick king

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Motivation Triggers: Psychological Tactics for Energy, Willpower, Self-Discipline, and Fast Action

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The science of getting started: From complete apathy to full sprint. Stop saying “I’ll do that later...” Humans, at our best, seek to take the path of least resistance. Often, this results in doing nothing at all. And it feels great. But we need to be able to switch to another gear. And you’ll learn how here. Understand the psychology of motivation (and procrastination) and how to take advantage of it. Motivation Triggers is an insightful look at motivation: How it works, and how you can interrupt our inclination to be lazy and procrastinate. You’ll learn to attack motivation from both a physical and psychological perspective. This audiobook will teach you how to give your brain what it wants...while lighting a fire under you and pushing you to reach your goals. Learn to trigger motivation and action on command. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. He transformed himself from a lazy, apathetic person into someone with nearly endless motivation - this audiobook understands your struggles. Transform your thinking and multiply your results, no matter how lazy you are. The scientific and biological foundations of motivations. The science of how to get started and find momentum. How to plan yourself out of apathy and into action. An overview of the types of motivation: Extrinsic, intrinsic, instinctual, drives, cognitive needs, bribes, etc. Push yourself: Because no one else will do it for you. You’ll thank yourself later! The ability to light a fire in yourself is behind everything you want in life. We don’t want to do the dirty work; we don’t want to work hard; we don’t want to be uncomfortable. But it’s unavoidable for the success you want. How can we get over this? Saying “just do it” isn’t enough. Learning the psychology behind motivation is what will push you into action, and consistently help you to achieve your goals. It is the foundation for the most focused moments of your life! Buy this audiobook now to start right away!

©2020 Patrick King (P)2020 Patrick King

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Mental Toughness & Iron Will

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Two people get knocked down. One rises to the challenge while the other one stays down for good. How will you live your life? Can you plan your life to avoid the inevitable obstacles and hardships? No, because if you get past the first obstacle, the second or the third will take you down. Life is tough, which means you should get a helmet. Welcome to your life helmet. Train yourself to prepare for the worst while expecting the best. Mental Toughness & Iron Will is a guidebook into becoming someone who stops at nothing to achieve their goals. What is mental toughness? It is a mindset and state of being - it comes from deep habits, skills, and thought patterns. You’ll learn all of those and also how to put them into immediate action. This book is the rocket boost to get you to invincibility. Learn to build bulletproof mental armor. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, to real-life experience. He’s well versed in mental toughness and how it is one of the keys to getting ahead in life. Discover the mental toughness techniques used by the top one percent of performers. Learn the: The importance and biological imperative of mental toughness How to face failure and fear head-on Emotional thinking and how to bypass it How to overcome your emotions and rely on your iron will How we distort our realities and self-sabotage - and how to stop it How to build the skill and habit of mental toughness and resilience Characteristics of the mentally weak and the lacking Become relentless, persistent, and unstoppable in achieving your goals. Mental toughness is one of the biggest differences between the life you want and a life you settle for. Again, we ask the question: Which path will you choose? 

©2018 Patrick King (P)2018 Patrick King

Narrator: Joe Hempel
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Mental Agility

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Neuroscience-proven guidelines to think, act, and become smarter ASAP. It’s not what you know, it’s how you think. You’ve been fooled before. You’ve missed things. You’ve been slow on the uptake and others have passed you by. Radically transform your thinking for both speed AND accuracy. Think quickly on your feet to solve problems, overcome obstacles, and win arguments. Mental Agility is not a common “think smarter” book. No, it starts from biological bases of analytical thinking and how we can reprogram ourselves for deep insight. This book provides real, actionable tool after tool, because smart thinking is all about HOW and not why or what. The bottom line is that you’ll be able to apply this book’s thinking models immediately, until they become habit. Better decision-making, smarter reasoning, and greater mental clarity. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, including scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real-life experience. Learn to ask the intelligent questions, draw insight, and analyze situations. How the body and brain must work together for quick thinking. What it truly means to think deeply and analyze. How to think about your thinking, and the obstacles that short circuit your good intentions. Science-based techniques to train your brain for optimal performance. Mental models for optimal decision-making. How to train your brain for speed. Tips for divergent and creative thinking - generating ideas. Never get fooled again and find the truth in situations quickly. At first glance, most things seem fine. And maybe ignorance is bliss. But to think clearly, deeply, quickly, and effectively - you’ll discover just how much of your life you have been missing, for better or worse. Think, act, and become smarter starting today - scroll up and click the buy now button.

©2018 Patrick King (P)2018 Patrick King

Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Learn to Think Using Thought Experiments

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Use the mental tools that the world's greatest thinkers used to generate epiphanies, explore the world, and think more clearly. Philosophical and exploratory thinking pushes your boundaries and opens new worlds. Improve critical thinking by applying it in innovative and novel ways. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. Become more naturally curious, inquisitive, and Sherlock Holmes-like. The curious case of two cats and what they teach us about uncertainty. What choosing between 1 and 5 people says about you. Why this entire world might just be a dream or simulation. What a javelin has to do with infinite. How Zeno's tortoise represents the point where reality and numbers diverge. How Chinese speakers, beetles, fish, and monkeys demonstrate different angles of reality and perception. Learn to thrive in uncertain situations and contemplate more thoroughly and deeply. Intrigue, fascinate, and challenge yourself with thought experiments - and see your thinking prowess grow exponentially. exploratory, investigative, analytical, rational, philosophical inquiry thinking probing inquisitive learn how to think exploratory thinking thinking in questions explorations, games, ideas strategy, tactics thinking boundaries limits barrier liberated thinking in puzzles, riddles infinite, unlimited, limitless, curious, inquisitive This is the fifth book in the “Clear Thinking and Fast Action” series as listed below: The Science of Getting Started: How to Beat Procrastination, Summon Productivity, and Stop Self-Sabotage The Art of Clear Thinking: Mental Models for Better Reasoning, Judgment, Analysis, and Learning. Upgrade Your Intellectual Toolkit. 10-Minute Philosophy: From Buddhism to Stoicism, Confucius and Aristotle - Bite-Sized Wisdom From Some of History’s Greatest Thinkers Practical Intelligence: How to Think Critically, Deconstruct Situations, Analyze Deeply, and Never Be Fooled Learn To Think Using Thought Experiments: How to Expand Your Mental Horizons, Understand Metacognition, Improve Your Curiosity, and Think Like a Philosopher Take Rapid Action: Get Productive, Motivated, & Energized; Stop Overthinking & Procrastinating Relentless Focus: 27 Small Tweaks to Beat Procrastination, Skyrocket Productivity, Outsmart Distractions, & Do More in Less Time

©2020 Peter Hollins (P)2020 Peter Hollins

Available on Audible
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Learn to Think Using Riddles, Brain Teasers, and Wordplay

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Learn how to to ask the right questions, solve problems, and think more clearly. In traditional education, you're taught to recite and regurgitate. But there is rarely application, and information just becomes information for information’s sake. Does this actually make us smarter and more clever, or do we just get better at taking tests? Test yourself with over 30 maddening riddles and brain teasers designed to make you think outside the box. Learn to Think Using Riddles, Brain Teasers, and Wordplay is about how to think backward, forward, and sideways. Starting with a conclusion and finding the possible causes forces you to analyze, investigate, draw connections, and hypothesize. You need to explore all angles and let no stone remain unturned. Actually, this is exactly what real life is like. This book will confuse, frustrate, and ultimately improve your thinking prowess like nothing else, on account of being thrown into the mental deep end. Challenge yourself, and you will grow. Think like Sherlock Holmes and quickly cut to the core of an issue.  Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. Become more naturally curious, inquisitive, and insightful. Try these: What 5-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? A woman gives birth one day to two sons; they are both born in the same hour, in the same day, in the same year. However, they are not twins. How? A man hears his name spoken and is immediately taken away by two other men. Some time later, the man dies under the care of others. What happened to this man? A cowboy rides into town on Friday, stays for just three nights and then leaves on Friday - how is this possible? Apply your new mental models in all facets of life. Everyone loves riddles, and they enable us to explore more abstract situations and reason through them. Master riddles, and you can master simply dealing with difficult, uncertain, impossible, or confusing questions and situations. Scroll up the click the "buy now" button.

©2020 Patrick King (P)2020 Patrick King

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Improve Your People Skills

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Learn how to adapt, win people over, and handle just about any social situation. Your qualifications and intelligence aren’t what will move you forward in life. People skills (soft skills, interpersonal skills, social skills, and likability) make the difference. They allow you to effortlessly glide through life and roll with the punches as well as maximize the situations you’ll find yourself in. When your relationships are harmonious and authentic, the whole world opens up. Understand people's psychological drives. Improve Your People Skills is a book of action that allows you to truly understand others and speak their language, no matter what it is. It will fundamentally change your approach to others and you’ll instantly understand where you’ve gone wrong. It goes beyond social intelligence and gives you a blueprint to the psychology of people. Become a captivating, comforting, and desired presence. Whether it’s winning at work politics, making new friends, or strengthening current relationships, people skills are your quickest and surest route to success - no matter the situation. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and sought-after social skills coach and trainer. He knows firsthand the value of people skills because they rescued him from lackluster grades and jump-started his career - the value of “just fitting in anywhere” cannot be understated. Build trust, create emotional depth, and cultivate intimacy. This book will teach you about: Ways our assumptions and mind-sets create social self-sabotage. Everything we must do before we ever open our mouths. The keys to intentional listening and validation. The core components of getting past small talk. Methods to gain great self-awareness of your interpersonal habits. The toxic, annoying habits that are probably repulsing people right now.  People skills open the doors for your life in a way that literally nothing else can. The world is not a meritocracy - a startling realization for most, but a happy epiphany for those with people skills. Technical skills can almost always be learned, but people skills are rare and valuable. Create massively successful relationships, anywhere.  Become the ultimate people person and social butterfly. Click the "buy now" button.

©2019 Patrick King (P)2019 Patrick King

Available on Audible
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Improve Your Conversations: Think on Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What to Say with Improv Comedy Techniques (2nd Edition)

Summary

Does your mind blank in conversation and create awkward silence? Do you run out of things to say and struggle to keep dialogue flowing?  (A) Conversation isn’t scripted, (B) it’s 100% unpredictable, and (C) it can be terrifying at times. How do you prepare for such a thing?  By learning how to apply improv comedy techniques to roll with any punch and improve your conversations and social interactions.  Become quicker and more clever in daily conversation.  Improv(e) Your Conversations teaches the ingenious rules of improv comedy that allow performers to turn boring prompts into memorable interactions worthy of standing ovations. This means there are real frameworks and templates to escape interview mode small talk – and start connecting and building rapport from the moment you say “Hello”. This book goes through over 15 of the most helpful and insightful improv comedy techniques with countless real-life examples to make you a great talker.  Learn the conversational secrets of the world’s best comedians.  Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience.   Over 15 actionable tips that are actually practical and relatable.  The three easy ways to always know what to say, even when your mind goes blank.  What Sherlock Holmes has to do with great rapport How to read people better and what to look for The one goal you must always keep in mind (that you probably don’t even know)  Adapt, witty comeback, reply, and charm in record time  What causes awkward silences and how to prevent them  How your conversation should resemble a movie How to “flip the switch” to be more entertaining  Conversation skills are the gatekeeper to the rest of your life.  Improving your conversations gives you the ability to turn a random encounter into a flowing conversation, into a lasting friendship. Fewer acquaintances and more friends, less small talk and more true substance.  Better networking, better career placement, better job interviews New friendships, improved relationships, and being more attractive to the opposite sex Instant likability and great first impressions

©2021 Patrick King (P)2021 Patrick King

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Listen, Hear, and Validate

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Cultivate deep connections wherever you go. Break down conflict, misunderstanding, and loneliness. Healthy relationships involve our feelings being heard, understood, and validated. Unfortunately, this is the exception rather than the rule. Are you doing it wrong and alienating people versus comforting them? Find out how to walk this fine line.  Uncover the biggest obstacle to the intimate, healthy relationships that we desire and deserve.  How to Listen, Hear, and Validate is all about our top communication struggle - our tendency to react instead of respond, and forget that our goal is to build bridges rather than walls. You’ll learn what you’ve been doing wrong, and why your efforts at getting closer to people - in deep or light manners - have failed. You’ll learn actionable techniques and frameworks to have the most productive conversations of your life - ones that will walk away with people praising how empathetic you are. Most importantly, you will gain profound insights on how to reprogram yourself into a natural communicator.  No more unresolved issues, struggles to get close, or failures from ineffective communication. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. His struggles in his early relationships has inspired him to unravel practical ways to cultivate meaningful, reciprocative interactions.  Establish vulnerable, fulfilling and satisfying relationships.  The big mistakes when we "listen" to others  How to structure a style for effective validation and empathy Scripts to validate others, to know exactly what to say  Simple tactics to make others feel loved and seen  How to use empathetic communication and active listening techniques   Did you know? At the heart of most communication problems is a lack of validation.  Are we truly paying attention to the messages others are conveying, or are we just waiting for our turn to speak? Are we listening to reply, or listening to hear? After applying the proven techniques from this book, you’ll be able to increase love, respect and satisfaction to your relationship. You’ll become the person everyone wants in their life. Connect deeper and better. Raise the standard for your relationships.

©2021 Patrick King (P)2021 Patrick King

Narrator: Russell Newton
Author: Patrick King
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Everyday Charisma

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Do you want to exude a presence that captivates people? Be memorable and make better impressions? Do you want to make people stand up and notice when you enter a room? What about becoming that person who simply draws others like a magnet? Here's the thing about charisma - it's dissectible, learnable, and everyone has their own definition of it. Everyday Charisma isn't about copying something or someone that isn't you and will never be. Fake it 'til you make it simply isn't helpful advice. True everyday charisma is finding your own charismatic self to integrate into your daily life. It's far more than a simple set of instructions; it's all about a life and mindset overhaul. Everyday charisma, huge results. Charisma is how others perceive you, and you will gain actionable, and most importantly, practical and realistic guidelines to influence that. You get the "how to" along with the "why" with a multitude of illustrative examples. Benefit from the experience of a professional charisma and social skills coach.

©2015 Pei Kuo (P)2015 Pei Kuo

Narrator: Joe Hempel
Author: Patrick King
Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Bulletproof Confidence

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Stop making decisions based on fear of failure, rejection, and judgment. Break out of your shell and live boldly. All the goals you have, all the people you are jealous of, and the life you want to live are unlocked by one simple key: Bulletproof Confidence. Everybody wants it, but how do you get it? More than "fake it 'til you make it" or "just smile more". Bulletproof Confidence is filled with real, actionable advice for your life today. It's not generic, borderline useless advice you can read in any blog post online. This book will take you on a deep dive into the depth of confidence, self-perception, and the psychology of confidence - understand yourself so you can break through your mental barriers. Everything from psychology, biology, and even cognitive behavioral therapy is referenced in giving you the tools to feel more invincible on a daily basis. Finally feel comfortable in your own skin. Patrick King is an internationally best-selling author and sought-after social skills coach and trainer. He was also one of the roundest children you've ever seen, and understands the pains and processes of confidence like few others. This book was written by someone who knows exactly what you're thinking and how you're hurting. Quiet the voice in your head and live how you want to Learn the subconscious triggers that make you fearful and what to do about them Smash imposter syndrome, analysis paralysis, and perfectionism The life-changing magic of taking action How to change your self-perception and feedback loops Become bolder, more fearless, and good enough How to prepare yourself for any obstacle Mindsets for success and mindsets to avoid How cognitive behavioral therapy can help you Why to embrace the zone of "mere discomfort"

©2017 Patrick King (P)2017 Patrick king

Narrator: Wes Super
Author: Patrick King
Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible