Who is the target audience?

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Re: Who is the target audience?

Post by CambaReviewer » 08 Nov 2018, 17:19

I think the target audience is everybody irrespective of whether the person is an overthinker or not. The extent to which one puts the advice to use is determined by choice.

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Post by sarahmarlowe » 08 Nov 2018, 21:54

laurenolgine wrote:
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The target audience is my husband!! As I read the intro of the book all I could think was "Wow! My husband needs to hear this." Taking responsibility for your own success and not blaming outside events is something a lot of people need to hear, my husband especially. I'm only half way through the book right now and at this point I don't think I am going to recommend it to him any longer. I think he would get bored with the personal stories. If the book were to be straight forward and direct, like the author discussed in the intro, then I would recommend it.
Well, now. You made me laugh about the target audience being your husband! I think you are right about the pace of the book being a little slow. The author talks about overthinking, and I wonder if he tried to overthink this book by adding so much of himself.
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Post by JessNWheeler » 09 Nov 2018, 13:53

I think that the author is hoping to reach as many people as possible. The target audience is probably readers in search of an effective way to better themselves.
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Post by A G Darr » 09 Nov 2018, 20:48

I think this book is really meant for everyone. It can help anyone who is unhappy with their life, and even help keep people who feel their life is going in the right direction on course. If you want more money, joy, self-confidence, or anything to make your life more fulfilling, this book is a down-to-earth guide to set you on the right path.

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Post by Cher432 » 10 Nov 2018, 12:36

I personally felt that the beginning was just bait. As someone who can be classified as an "over thinker", his assertion just made me want to read the book in order to find out why I was not the target audience.

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Post by CinWin » 10 Nov 2018, 16:00

I think that the author, when he stated that this book was not for overthinkers, meant that if you overthink everything you will never finish the book. There is so much to think about in his book, that dwelling on one aspect will not enable you to get out and DO - which is the entire premise of the book.
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Post by acremer » 11 Nov 2018, 00:06

I think the target audience is anyone who feels that their life is lacking in success. This could be in their personal life, romantic life, social life, work life, or anything else. I think it is also geared towards people who generally make excuses for the current position in life and who want to get out of their current funk.

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Post by CinWin » 11 Nov 2018, 13:44

I believe the book is aimed at people who want to change but lack the motivation to do so. There really isn't a certain age group that could read this book. It is meant for everyone that wants to change their life for the better and to quit saying "but".
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Post by klbradley » 12 Nov 2018, 16:25

The introduction for this one specifically points this one out and did confuse me a bit. It says that this book is not for everyone, but it is for you. I guess the meaning behind it was that if you chose to read this book thinking it could help you, then more than likely it can.
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Post by ViziVoir » 12 Nov 2018, 19:28

The target audience is people who read self-help books! If any of these actually worked to definitively transform readers' lives, there wouldn't be a market anymore, now would there?

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Post by klbradley » 13 Nov 2018, 08:31

ViziVoir wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 19:28
The target audience is people who read self-help books! If any of these actually worked to definitively transform readers' lives, there wouldn't be a market anymore, now would there?
Yes! My point exactly.
It seems like the author intended it for anyone who would consider it. If you think it could help you, chances are it can!
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Post by Sunday diamond » 13 Nov 2018, 17:44

As far as I'm concerned the terjet audience is the person thats desired to learn and change, then move on with confidence.

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Post by David Koreas » 13 Nov 2018, 21:01

I do not think the author targeted a specific audience. The book contents is good for persons of all ages except for young children who may have difficulty in mastering its language and content. This was a fantastic book.

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Post by abbiejoice » 14 Nov 2018, 01:19

I think it merely intends to mean that the target audience is someone who is most likely to be attracted in reading the book.

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Post by Nerea » 14 Nov 2018, 06:56

a9436 wrote:
05 Nov 2018, 04:14
Who do you think this book is aimed at? Perhaps people with a desire to change, or people who need motivation to change? Is there a pattern as to who will benefit from the advice, or is it completely individual?

The author states that the book is, "not for everyone - but it is for you!" Yet, earlier pages tell me that as an, "overthinker," the advice is not likely to help me. Personally I find this contradictory, which in my opinion makes the author a little less credible. Perhaps the author is assuming that, "overthinkers," will have already put down the book, or perhaps it means that/ the book will help me, even if I do not believe it.

What do you think?
I agree with the author. The book benefits each as an individual. If you personalize the principles in the book and meditate on each you'll find something to cling on. We may not easily identify our weaknesses unless someone else helps us to identify. You get it?! And being told the truth may not always make us feel good.
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