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  • Drive Your Own Darn Bus!

  • How to Get Mentally Strong and Into the Driver's Seat of Your Life
  • By: Julia Kristina
  • Narrated by: Julia Kristina
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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Drive Your Own Darn Bus!

By: Julia Kristina
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Summary

This audiobook is a guide to taking responsibility for your own well-being, getting emotionally strong and no longer letting others control your thoughts and emotions. Written in the trademark down-to-earth, direct, humorous and warm style that has made counsellor Julia Kristina so popular online, this audiobook arms its listeners with the skills to take over the steering wheel in their own lives, no matter what challenges they face.

Julia takes you through the thoughts, emotions and behaviors that hold us back, from perfectionism and fear of failure, to anxiety and guilt, to people pleasing, self-sabotage, and taking things too personally. In each case she provides easy-to-use and super effective tools for emotional self-mastery that she has road tested in her coaching and counselling, and in her own life. For example, use the "Thought Ladder" to disrupt your negative thoughts and beliefs. Instead of telling yourself to stop thinking "I am totally crap" and just think "I am great", Julia shows you how to incrementally challenge and undo the original negative thought and reframe it through a series of steps - like rungs of a ladder. Another example is the STOPP process: a five-step method that allows you to identify, separate from and process/take positive action on a difficult emotion that is occurring.

Always rooted in real life, highly achievable and based in the author's understanding of human psychology, Julia's tools and techniques really will help you break through whatever it is you think is holding you back.

©2021 Julia Kristina (P)2022 Watkins Publishing

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Thank you so much Julia Kristina!

I absolutely loved it, I have always been a huge Julia Kristina fan... She is such an icon and role model to me. Thank you so much Julia! I really appreciate you and all the support you have given to people like myself who needs retraining, refocus and tools to get through tough moments in life.

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Bloody Brilliant

Really helps you understand yourself and create positive change. Highly recommended. I think it's something everyone could benefit from.

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excautly what I needed

Ideas to help you delivered in a relatable and relaxed way.

Learning this stuff has been life changing and I can't thank Julia enough for her hard work

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  • SCOTT E WHITLOCK
  • 11-11-22

Julia Knocks it Out of the Park!

This book is a gift to those who need to learn about courage, vulnerability, and self compassion. I liked how little shifts make noticeable changes. Fan of her YouTube channel as well. Great information!

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  • Jessica
  • 08-11-22

Drive Your Own Darn Bus is filled with truth

Julia has really poured herself into this thoughtful no nonsense way of helping to assess how we see ourselves and the world. Her realistic approach is freeing and doable fir anyone who reads this book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 27-09-22

Great book on ordering your thoughts & emotions

I really loved this book. I follow several well-known neuroscientists and everything in this book agrees with other sources I have read on the topic of thoughts and emotions and mental health. What I appreciate most about this book is that she writes in a more understandable and practical way and it gave me a lot of Ah-ha! moments of clarity. It has a down-to-earth, been there done that style to the book so it makes the reader feel relaxed and "seen." I have listened to it twice on Audible and I recommended to a friend.

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  • Hannah Baldwin
  • 25-09-22

Wish I had this at 17

Thankful to have it now. So many coping skills included here. Love it! Will save this in my library to look back to!

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  • Julie Ford
  • 17-09-22

This book was EXACTLY what I needed to get unstuck!

This book describes us- our brains-and why we think, feel, and do the unhelpful things we do. But the best part is Julia gives real-life helpful exercises that truly work. I’ve read Drive Your Own Darn Bus twice already and have recommended it to many people I care about.

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  • Linda Goodwin
  • 08-08-22

Wonderful book! Definitely a recommend red!

This book has the paths clearly laid out.
I appreciate the pitfalls included that also may occur in given situations.
The choices that are included( one size doesn’t fit all).
The encouragement to look back and appreciate how far you’ve come.
Over all, it has motivated me to take charge and drive my own darn bus. A+++
Now I’m going to go read/listen to it again! Linda

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  • Patricia Wilson
  • 12-07-22

Best Self-Help Book Ever!!!!

Easy Read. Julia is very good at what she does. This book is evidence of that. Already a changed woman from reading it only once! But will read it again to go back and do the exercises. Excellent work Julia!!!

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  • Su Hlaing Win Nu
  • 03-05-22

A must read!

I've been following Julia on her YouTube channel and have found her videos to be so helpful in dealing with my day to day challenges and anxieties and thoughts. So I was super excited to hear that she's publishing a book, and I was right, this is such a great resource for us all. No bullshit, straight up genuine advice and messages. It's a book I'll definitely be reading/listening to from time to time even if I've finished it in one go.

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  • Lee Clarke
  • 03-05-22

Cheers for Drive Your Own Darn Bus.

I highly recommend this book and the
Audible book written and narrated by Julia Kristina. As a vet with ptsd this book has helped me navigate my life better. It’s comprehensive and concise.

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  • Ruben
  • 08-04-22

Pleasurable Replay

Loved hearing a clear concise display of the honest process of being human. Played audio book twice while in the zone of grooming doggies. I often found myself rewinding 30 seconds to rehear phrases that resonated deeply and nodding my head in humoruos agreement. Will be purchasing a physical copy to place personal notes beside Julia's palpable words. The quality of her eloquently spoken audio book has her voice in my mind to enjoy for the read to be.