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

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

by Mike Robbins
     
 

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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

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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

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470395011
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/06/2009
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
602,857
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

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. For more information about Mike and his work, visit www.mike-robbins.com.

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