The Tools Book by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels

The Tools Book

Book Recommedation “The Tools”

I recently began listening to audiobooks, I’ve listened to podcasts for a long time but for some reason the audiobooks didn’t appeal to me. More recently I decided to try again and ended up listening to 3 books in a week! Here is a Free 30 Day Trial of Audible

Personal Development Plan

I listened to John Maxwell’s “Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow’s Success” which was insightful and useful, one of his recommendations is to have a ‘Personal Development Plan’ which led me to looking at some psychology books, one of which was “The Tools”. I listened to the book non-stop and digested the information eagerly. The Tools: Five Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity, and Willpower and Inspire you to live life in forward motion.  is easy to understand, fairly simple to apply, and they have an almost immediate effect, you do need to remind yourself of them and use them repeatedly.  After I finished listening to the book I listened to the important parts over a few times and took some notes, then I looked the authors up to learn more because I was so intrigued, I  saw this book had a lot of hype and media attention, I can understand why.

The “Tools” Can Be Used Right Now

The tools in this book can be used right now, I recommend you listen or read this if you feel like your inner life needs some work!


I write this as much for me as for you so this may or may not make sense to you but it’s a quick reminder key. I have been learning the Tools and remind myself to use them as I go about my day:

See what Doctor Oz has to say about the book here

1) The Reversal of Desire – Get Unstuck – BRING IT ON

2) Inner Authority – Express Yourself – THE SHADOW

3) Active Love – Control Anger – THE MAZE

4) Grateful Flow – Defeat Anxiety – GRATITUDE

5) Jeopardy – Find Discipline – DEATH BED

Listen to Audio Books Free Through Your Local Library

I actually listened to this book free through my local library using a service called “Overdrive” on my iPhone, that’s how I’m listening to all my books at the moment, if you are not used to it give it a try for about 20 mins, at first I found it difficult to concentrate but then it became very natural. Great for when walking, exercising, getting stuff done around the house.

Look it up on Amazon, your local library, etc.

You can also watch it on You Tube, just search for the book name and authors, there are great videos that explain what the tools are and how the tools work.

My favorites are “Bring it on” and “Jeopardy”.

Links below:

YouTube – Google The Tools by Phil Stutz & Barry Michels

Enjoy and let me know what you think.

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