What do you say about a book that might have saved your life?
First you say, “Thank you” to the author of Easy Way To Stop Smoking book by Allen Carr. I’m not trying to be dramatic, but Cancer runs in my family, and I thought it would be my end as well. I hated being a smoker. I had tried and failed so many times at quitting, I had quit, quitting.
Why did the book Easy Way To Stop Smoking work, when everything else had failed? It of course was Allen Carr’s approach and perspective, and the way he made me look at my addiction. The book was already successful with an impressive track record of helping people to stop. First step in breaking a habit it to believe it’s Possible. Next, that it’s not only possible, It’s Easy. What a concept, and it was right there in the title.
The title was, Easy Way To Stop Smoking and people were doing it. If they could so could I. The Easy Way gives their method a 53.3 percent success rate, well above nicotine gums, patches, acupuncture, and antidepressants. All this for the price of a book?
I knew I was Addicted, that I didn’t have a habit. I had broken habits, like nail biting before. Cigarettes and Nicotine, was different. Addiction to cigarettes is one of the toughest to break. How does Carr make it EZ?
I became aware as I was reading, that he was doing this subliminal messaging, that over and over again… Quitting is easy. Quitting is easy. Quitting is easy. It’s very repetitive. Because I wanted to believe, it was very effective. Was it really that simple, wanting to believe and repeating what I wanted to be true all that was needed?
I was reminded that, “What We Believe We Can Achieve”. It was working. Of course as a smoker, I was already telling myself the lies all smoker’s tell themselves. Why not make what I tell myself a positive reinforcement. Why, anyone would tell themselves that anything they really wanted to do as “Hard!” makes no sense whatsoever.
What’s not in the book is, there are no stats about lung cancer, heart attacks, or strokes. No scare tactics. No, pictures of Black Lungs or people with a tracheotomy smoking a cigarette. There were no pictures at all. That was very smart on Carr’s part, because he was an ex smoker. He knew inherently that stuff like that makes a smoker nervous. When we get nervous we smoke. Tell me smoking cigarettes will kill me and the first thing I would do is light one up.
I would have to say my favorite chapter in the whole book is; the chapter entitled “The Advantages of Being a Smoker” is just a blank page. Can you make it any clearer or any easier than that?
Will, Easy Way To Stop Smoking book by Allen Carr, work for you? If you’re ready to be done smoking forever, then Yes. If you can honestly answer “Yes!” to this question, “If there was a button you could press and be done smoking forever… would you press it?” You are more than half way there.
Part of the book’s magic trick is a willingness by the reader to give themselves over to Carr’s hypnotic style. To become a kid watching a card trick, to consent to give yourself over so the problem can be solved.
“If you really are ready to admit to things about smoking that the book makes you admit, it works.” And if it doesn’t, if you’re one of the 46.7 percent that Carr’s book fails, then maybe you’ll still come away from it changed, even slightly. You will learn something about how the a Happy Non Smoker thinks and sees the world.
You’ll learn that the Non Smoker doesn’t feel they gave up anything. That’s just a smoker’s Fear. Fear is the only thing keeping you smoking.
You can always come back to it at another time. Then you can join the club with members like; Ellen DeGeneres, Angelica Houston, Ashton Kutcher to Sirs Anthony Hopkins and (billionaire) Richard Branson and David Blaine, who says, “Allen Carr’s program…that’s the real magic!” And, me of course, I’m here to help you in any way I can, as a way of paying it forward.
Available on Amazon.com Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking: