Walk into your local bookstore - if you can find one - or browse the lists at Amazon, Book Depository or Booktopia and you'll find hundreds if not thousands of "self help" books. And the vast majority give the same advice; identify your problem and follow a series of steps to overcome the challenge. Melbourne-based clinician, coach and mentor Philip Owens says that approach is flawed and it inspired him to write a different book - one that lets you decide on the journey by creating the space you need.
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When you’re on a quest for self-improvement, there are countless books, apps, methods, etc., out there that promise to “fix” you, or help you become the best you you can be. Bullet journals, meditation apps, yoga studios, books promising to help you “get your shit together” — there’s no shortage of products, services and experiences to buy in our culture.
Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends & Influence People is one of the best selling self-help books of all time. The book has influenced a wide range of people over the years, from Warren Buffett to Charles Manson. Those two people, Buffet and Manson, really express the weirdness that is Carnegie's book in the modern era. Let's dig into it.
I'm a bit pernickety. I get fussy when I'm hungry, bummed out when I don't exercise, or anxious when I'm in a big crowd. Most of my long term friends know how to handle me when I dive into some weird mood, but new friends (and significant others) don't. So, I came up with a user manual for myself to help them (and myself).