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The Flinch (English Edition) de [Smith, Julien]
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Julien Smith has delivered a surprise, a confrontation, a book that will push you, scare you and possibly stick with you for years to come.

The idea is simple: your flinch mechanism can save your life. It shortcircuits the conscious mind and allows you to pull back and avoid danger faster than you can even imagine it’s there.

But what if danger is exactly what you need?

What if facing the flinch is the one best way to get what you want?
Here’s a chance to read the book everyone will be talking about, before they do.

What are you afraid of? Here's how to find out.

Autor biografía

Julien Smith is a New York Times bestselling author and speaker who has been involved in organizing online communities for over 15 years, from early BBSes and flashmobs to the social web as we know it today.

Along with being the co-author of Trust Agents, one of the social web’s most recognized books, he is a contributor to GQ, Sirius Satellite Radio, Cosmopolitan, the CBC, and more.

Julien's work is often about leaning into discomfort and pain, into self-examination and discipline, intending both to provoke and unbalance. The lessons from The Flinch came from self-defense professionals, security experts, weightlifters, parkour practitioners, and more.

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  • Formato: Versión Kindle
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  • Longitud de impresión: 131
  • Editor: The Domino Project (14 de septiembre de 2014)
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  • Idioma: Inglés
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I liked it. It's easy to read and motivates you to take good risks and achieve your life goals. I recommend it if you want a quick but good read.
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Ahora tienes que ponerlo en practica! Un libro solo es un libro :) Que lo disfruten tanto como lo he disfrutado yo
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Face your fears 8 de diciembre de 2011
Por John Gibbs - Publicado en
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Take a cold shower. Even the thought of taking a cold shower is enough to make most people experience "the flinch", according to Julien Smith in this book. The flinch is the instinct which tells you to run, the reaction which causes you to refuse a challenge and prevents you from moving forward. It urges you to avoid risk and hard work, and it pushes you to choose the safe and easy options.

Some of the author's thoughts on the flinch:

* The flinch is why you don't do the work that matters, and why you won't make the hard decisions.
* Over a lifetime, those who listen too much build a habit of trust and conformity.
* Avoiding the flinch withers you, like an old tree that breaks instead of bending in a storm.
* The anxiety of the flinch is almost always worse than the pain itself.
* Flinch avoidance means your everyday world becomes a corridor.
* Train yourself to flinch forward, and your world becomes a series of obstacles to overcome, instead of attacks you have to defend yourself from.
* If you aren't willing to sacrifice your comfort, you don't have what it takes to make a difference.

It is hard to argue with the author's arguments. Many of our failures to act which we explain away as being part of our personality or wise choices designed to minimise risk are in fact little more than an ingrained lack of courage, a persistent failure to face up to our fears. The book provides a number of homework assignments designed to train the reader to avoid flinching, but it seems to me that the battle against flinching is one which lasts a lifetime.
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3.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Act Less, Reflect More 2 de febrero de 2012
Por Hbar - Publicado en
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By all means, take on challenges that push your boundaries. Do things that fall far outside of your status quo. Get yourself into situations that make you feel The Flinch. But when you feel the signs of The Flinch, don't just ignore the feelings. Stop, look around, try to figure out what is really making you uncomfortable. Why do you feel afraid, uncertain, threatened? Notice what you're feeling so you can recognize it. Engage the active thinking part of your brain so the automatic responses that are normally triggered when you feel this way don't take over your behavior.

I felt The Flinch when I was looking for a small brewery that is very close to my lab last week. As I was getting closer to this place, I started feeling a tightness in my chest, I was getting a little anxious, and I started thinking that maybe I'll just try finding this place another day. Recognizing that I was starting to feel The Flinch, I kept looking for the brewery while thinking about what aspect of this situation was making me feel tense. Well, what if I get there and I can't find the tasting bar, or they don't have bottles of beer for sale, or I don't follow some procedure for getting what I want. The clerk will think I'm some kind of idiot. That's what I was afraid of? Some person I don't know who will never have a significant impact in my life might think I'm a dolt because I don't know how to get a bottle of their beer? How could I turn around when that's all that was holding me back? I found the brewery and bought some of their signature beer. It was decent.

I fought through The Flinch and achieved my goal. As promised in this ebook, I was perfectly fine after going through a short period of heightened arousal. By reflecting on why I was feeling The Flinch rather than simply using this experience to build up my resistance to its power, I learned a little bit about why I felt that way in the first place. Recognizing and embracing the fact that I was feeling a little uneasy, provided a quick glimpse into a part of my thinking that I wouldn't be able to access by simply thinking about the situation.

Follow Julien's advice and seek challenges that make you feel threatened, but take the process a step further and try to figure out why you're flinching. Hopefully you're sense of unease is rooted in something more substantial and significant than the fear that some stranger might think you're a fool.
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4.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas A Short Book That Seems Written by Tyler Durden Himself.....If He Were to Write One... 29 de junio de 2014
Por Charles T Franklin - Publicado en
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This books is something Tyler Durden from "Fight Club" would write. It's a small treatise in living life with less fear and more power. On the surface, that is the idea behind every self-help book, but Julien's book focuses more on why we stall on becoming an improved self. Julien argues that our ancestral psychology (flight vs fright response), family, and society have conditioned us to listen to fear, regardless of what we are afraid of.

His answer....Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Julien coins this inability to live with less fear the "flinch" and provides Tim Ferriss-like experiements to help guide the reader through the first steps.

Even though a lot of it was the same typical self-help spiel, Julien has a very unique spin of it that reminds me of Stoicism and the philosophy behind "Fight Club". I felt a little stronger because of it.

The only downside was that other book excerpts were included that messed up the conclusion for me. When the book ended, I wanted to leave on the high note that I felt from reading. I don't want to read excerpts for other books.
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1.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Drivel 7 de enero de 2013
Por Amazon Customer 007 - Publicado en
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This is the second time I've submitted a review for this. The first one disappeared... It's repetitive and poorly written. The writer also makes unsupported statements as thought they are fact. "Parents don't vaccinate their kids because of the flinch" Ummmmm.... Huh? Where are the statistics on that one?? And what does it have to do with the supposed purpose of the book. The whole thing was really just lame.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Become the master of your self-doubt. 13 de junio de 2013
Por bikewrecker - Publicado en
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Bought this book yesterday after listening to the Bulletproof Exec. podcast, where Dave Aspery interviewed the author. It took me about an hour to read the entire thing despite the fact that I am an extremely slow reader. Before reading it, I read a lot of the amazon reviews which seem to almost all be either 5 star or 1 star. Counter to many 1 star reviews, I did not find this book repetitive at all; It was however, very through as to get the author's point ingrained in your head. Also counter to the 1 star reviews I did not find the author's writing lacking in skill. He used a lot of great metaphors to get his point across while keeping the book interesting.

This book gives you a great perspective on your irrational fear of doing productive yet harmless things. It gives this irrational fear the name of "The Flinch." For a lot of people, just putting a name on something can help tremendously. But the author goes further and gives you little assignments to do in order to consciously face the flinch, so that you can practice being in control of the flinch instead of the other way around. He does note that the flinch is there for a reason, and it is indeed helpful in life-threatening situations; however, with our current safe society, it takes our "first world problems" and blows them out of proportion, treating them like they are life-threatening when they are not. He doesn't suggest taking unnecessary risks that could truly damage yourself beyond repair, as that is the proper purpose of the flinch. Rather he wants you to take the risks that are, in the long run, really quite harmless and may indeed be beneficial. You're supposed to look at the risks as what there is to lose vs. what there is to gain. The flinch focuses on what will be lost, time, money, energy, possibly being humiliated, but if you snuff the flinch, and take the risk anyways, you will either a: fail and have to deal with a non-life threatening inconvenience or b: reap the benefits of taking the risk. Either way, you will find that flinching before you even took any action, was really the worst part. Even if you fail. Because not taking the risk in the first place is really the only true way to fail.

I found this book to be truly helpful and plan to incorporate this philosophy into my own life. What I have learned from this book will help me to expand my comfort range, to push past my self-doubts, and to hopefully alter my personality for the better. If you read it and absolutely hate it, what have you lost? $0.00 and an hour of your free time. What do you have to gain? A possibly life-changing perspective that could make you a better, happier, and more successful person. Please, face the flinch.

If you liked this book, I would also suggest "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield as they cover similar grounds. "The Flinch" focuses more on life in general. "The War of Art" focuses more on getting your work done by fighting against "The Resistance," which is the exact same thing as the flinch in many areas of work ethic.

Great product. Thank you to the author/publisher/whoever was involved for putting this book up for free so that poor, college kids like me can use it to help better themselves.
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