Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken: Transform Your Life with the Power of Authenticity

Overview

Praise for Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken

"Mike's book is a wonderful expression of authenticity in action—clear, honest, instructive, and a passionate call to be your true Divine Self."
Cheryl Richardson, New York Times best-selling author, Take Time for Your Life

"Mike Robbins provides a clear guide for intelligently and compassionately coming face-to-face with yourself and loving the person you meet. His five principles of authenticity teach us how to embrace ...

See more details below
Hardcover
$15.84
BN.com price
(Save 20%)$19.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (27) from $1.99   
  • New (12) from $10.43   
  • Used (15) from $1.99   

Overview

Praise for Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken

"Mike's book is a wonderful expression of authenticity in action—clear, honest, instructive, and a passionate call to be your true Divine Self."
Cheryl Richardson, New York Times best-selling author, Take Time for Your Life

"Mike Robbins provides a clear guide for intelligently and compassionately coming face-to-face with yourself and loving the person you meet. His five principles of authenticity teach us how to embrace and celebrate all aspects of who we are and what it means to be a spiritual being having a human incarnation."
Michael Bernard Beckwith, author, Spiritual Liberation

"Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken is an empowering and refreshing book about?how to be successful, real,?and fulfilled in life.?I highly recommend?it."
Gay Hendricks, New York Times best-selling author, Five Wishes

"Mike Robbins has written a powerful, down-to-earth, and insightful book on one of the most important aspects of happiness and fulfillment in life—authenticity. Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken will give you tools and techniques to enhance your life and relationships in a profound way."
Marci Shimoff, New York Times best-selling author, Happy for No Reason

"Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken reminds us that God created each one of us for a unique purpose. We live in a world where the lines between fake and real have blurred. This powerful book teaches you how to access and express the realness you crave in your work, your relationships, and yourself."
Jon Gordon, author, The Energy Bus

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Robbins, the highly visible lantern-jawed motivational speaker/coach/author/guru (author of Focus on the Good Stuff), returns with a primer on authenticity: what it means, what it can do, and how to achieve it. A master of his craft, Robbins' guide is thorough, direct and carefully organized, with an understanding and enthusiastic voice. Beginning with the reasons we lose our authentic selves, Robbins enumerates the pressures to conform in family, school, religion, politics and the media, as well as the damaging messages we absorb, like "be a good boy," "calm down" and "shut up." Robbins explains how these pressures lead to self-criticism and fear, then how to overcome them through greater awareness and compassion for one's faults. With questions, exercises, action points and sound practices, Robbins provides a map to transforming fear, gaining self-knowledge and celebrating your authentic self, with a measured pace and a minimum of distraction (no sidebars, charts or breakout boxes). Readers looking for a positive, no-nonsense guide to self-actualization should find Robbins an ideal guide (Starred Review, Publishers Weekly)
Publishers Weekly
This uplifting self-help offering from motivational speaker and life coach Robbins promises to change lives by allowing listeners to overcome their poor self-esteem and apprehensions to realize their true selves. Robbins delivers a stern, far too straightforward reading that is at times rushed and manufactured. Listeners will be hard-pressed to reap the benefits of the positive message as listening becomes a monotonous chore, with Robbins failing to inject the reading with fun, comedy or even the slightest shred of personality. A Jossey-Bass hardcover (Reviews, May 4). (May)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470395011
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/6/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 531,565
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Robbins
Mike Robbins is a sought-after motivational speaker and leader of personal development workshops and coaching programs for individuals, groups, and organizations throughout North America. He is the author of the bestselling book Focus on the Good Stuff and has been featured on ABC News, the Oprah and Friends radio network, Forbes, and many others.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part One: Why It Can Be Hard to Be Authentic.

1 Don’t Step Out of Line.

2 I Can’t Say or Do That.

Part Two: The Five Principles of Authenticity.

3 PRINCIPLE 1: Know Yourself.

4 PRINCIPLE 2: Transform Your Fear.

5 PRINCIPLE 3: Express Yourself.

6 PRINCIPLE 4: Be Bold.

7 PRINCIPLE 5: Celebrate Who You Are.

Part Three: Authenticity in Action.

8 Living Your Authentic Life.

Resources.

About the Author.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 – 12 of 10 Customer Reviews
  • Posted April 11, 2009

    Transformational book!

    I have had the pleasure of reading Mike Robbins' first book, "Focus on the Good Stuff"...which was powerful in its own right (read this absolutely amazing article on how a young man's life was changed forever as a result of reading it: http://www.delphosherald.com/2009/02/12/when-time-stood-still/ ).

    Mike's "voice" as a writer has matured and deepened. It was great to read and to see such vulnerability and humility expressed in a "self-help" book. I have recommended "Be Yourself" to my business associates and colleagues as a great gift to give to their entire staff. Businesses, non-profits, and families alike could benefit greatly from a large dose of authenticity, and this book brings it!
    Check it out. Your life could be changed too.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 – 12 of 10 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)