Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters

Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters

Whether it's a bad relationship, a dead-end career, or a harmful habit, Dr. McGraw's 10 Life Laws will empower you to take responsibility for your own actions and break free from self-destructive patterns. Drawing upon more than fifteen years of experience, Dr. McGraw explores each of the 10 Life Laws necessary to succeed:


Life Law #1: You either get it, or you don't.


Strategy: Become one of those who gets it.


Life Law #2: You create your own experience.


Strategy: Acknowledge and accept accountability for your life.


Life Law #3: People do what works.


Strategy: Identify the payoffs that drive your behavior and that of others.


Life Law #4: You cannot change what you do not acknowledge.


Strategy: Get real with yourself about your life and everybody in it.


Life Law #5: Life rewards action.


Strategy: Make careful decisions and then pull the trigger.


Life Law #6: There is no reality; only perception.


Strategy: Identify the filters through which you view the world.


Life Law #7: Life is managed; it is not cured.


Strategy: Learn to take charge of your life.


Life Law #8: We teach people how to treat us.


Strategy: Own, rather than complain about, how people treat you.


Life Law #9: There is power in forgiveness.


Strategy: Open your eyes to what anger and resentment are doing to you.


Life Law #10: You have to name it before you can claim it.


Strategy: Get clear about what you want and take your turn.

Title:Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780641556234
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  • MizzSandie

    This is one of those books that I'm not going to finish. And I'm one of those compulsive 'gotta finish it' kind of people that usually waste too much time on books I'm giving the benefit of the doubt,...

  • Sara Montgomery

    Despite what you may think of Dr.Phil and his television show, this is really a wonderful book. I read it years ago when I felt my life was out of control.... reading it literally changed me and enabl...

  • Jill

    My mom said that "everyone should read this book" and I would probably agree, but I think what my mom meant was, "everyone that doesn't have a clue what they are doing in this life should read this bo...

  • Laurie

    This book really made me turn my life around and start "creating my own experience!" I used it with the workbook and took it seriously. It helped me heal my relationships with my parents, forgive peop...

  • Zinta

    "Life Strategies" is a quick, very basic reminder of sound - just as the title states - life strategies. Nothing profound here. Nothing earth shattering. Nothing you probably haven't heard in most con...

  • Margaret

    I've never before read a book of Dr. Phil's, although I have watched his show a few times and found him to be surprisingly realistic, and to give relatively sound advice. I was pleasantly surprised by...

  • Kristal

    This is a great book to remind ourselves how to keep things in life in perspective. There's a lot of great advice but it can be sort of dry with his storytelling....

  • Tim

    I think that there is some good to be had from questioning the way things are and our own behaviours from time to time and I rather like Dr Phil's homely anecdotes and his "no bull" way of putting thi...

  • Ilya Mrz

    #1: You either get it, or you don't.Strategy: Become one of those who gets it.#2: You create your own experience.Strategy: Acknowledge and accept accountability for your life.#3: People do what works....

  • Martha Anne Davidson

    Dr. Phil's Life Strategies (1999) presents 10 Life Laws, beginning with #1 You Either Get It or You Don't and #2 You Create Your Own Experience. In the book, Dr. Phil advises about the importance of t...