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Quiet all that negative self-talk and get on with it

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Joyce talks with Greg Winick about his new book, "I Told My Mind To Shut The F*ck Up!": ...and then I saw what was possible."  The book chronicles his own journey from panic to clear thinking and survival.

About his book, Greg writes: "Perhaps your mind supplies you with haunting thoughts. Anxious, maddening, or distracting thoughts. Perhaps it is telling you that something can't be done... Or maybe what you really need is to tell your mind to shut the f*ck up. This is my story, and I am telling it so others can learn something useful. I had a big problem: My wife and son were simultaneously diagnosed with multiple tumors. The diagnosis sent me into a state of panic. Until then, my life had equipped me with the mental tools to think clearly, make good decisions, and help my family survive. I just had to quiet my mind so I could use them.

"I had come a long way--from a troubled youth to a successful entrepreneur and teacher. Along the way, I acquired a New Age perspective for defeating the demons of my mind and navigating my life and family towards a positive outcome. Thanks to it, I was able to empower myself to achieve financial independence, support my wife through two decades of serious surgical procedures, and help my son fight to survive one of the most complicated neurological surgeries in medical history. You can learn how to overcome great obstacles in order to get what you want--no matter what your mind says."

Greg Winick is an English teacher with a Masters degree in Education. He is also a professional magician and inspirational speaker. In his free time he trains for and runs marathons, plays in No-Limit Texas Hold-Em tournaments, and follows politics obsessively. He lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife Cathy, his 17 year old son Jesse and an overweight dachshund named Lou.

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