What's Holding You Back?: 30 Days to Having the Courage and Confidence to Do What You Want, Meet Whom You Want, and Go Where You Want

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You never again need feel powerless in the face of uncertainty, awkward with strangers, or helpless in new situations. With What's Holding You Back?, Sam Horn shows you the way to a solid sense of self-assurance that doesn't depend on where you are or who you're with. This is a practical, user-friendly program that is filled with techniques you can begin using immediately. In With What's Holding You Back? you will learn how to:

-Walk into a room full of strangers and turn them ...

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Overview

You never again need feel powerless in the face of uncertainty, awkward with strangers, or helpless in new situations. With What's Holding You Back?, Sam Horn shows you the way to a solid sense of self-assurance that doesn't depend on where you are or who you're with. This is a practical, user-friendly program that is filled with techniques you can begin using immediately. In With What's Holding You Back? you will learn how to:

-Walk into a room full of strangers and turn them into friends.
- Be a self-coach rather than your own worst critic, able to turn mistakes into lessons instead of failures.
- Converse with comfort and never again worry about what to say.
- Go places alone and have fun instead of being intimidated.
- Spring free from the comparison trap.

With Sam Horn's down-to-earth advice, amusing anecdotes, and no-nonsense wisdom, this valuable guide will benefit anyone-- regardless of background or circumstance-- who wants to move through life with ever-present grace, serenity, and strength.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A fountain of wisdom. Page after page of good, solid advice." --Rabbi Harold Kushner, Author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

"Practical, powerful, simple yet scientific strategies to correct common mistakes that create tension, turmoil, and unhappiness. Sam Horn has written an amazingly clear and concise self-help book to turn almost any personal problem into an opportunity for growth and success. Gor for it!" --Harold Bloomfield, M.D., author of Making Peace with Yourself and The Power of 5

"What's Holding you Back? is filled with witty quotations, which are themselves worth the price of the book. But there's more: step-by-step practical advice, like that of a wise and supportive friend, reminding us all of who we are and what we're capable of. Sam Horn's is an uplifting voice in the world," --Dan Millman, author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior

"I wish I'd received What's Holding You Back? during my early ears. I recommend every parent give it to their child. It teaches more than how to be confident; it teaches how to be the kind of person you want to be--regardless of what others think and say." --Wally Amos, author of Watermelon Magic: Seeds of Wisdom, Slices of Life

"A surefire confidence builder. This book is filled to overflowing with practical, innovative suggestions, supported by compelling stories, and numerous quotations. Sam horn has written with warmth and good humor...and confidence! I highly recommend this beautiful book to anyone who wants a stronger backbone." --Susan Page, author of If I'm so Wonderful Why Am I Still Single? and How One of You Can Bring the Two of You Together

"A must-read for anyone who would like to be more polished, poised, powerful at work, at home, in social settings, at school, and in sports." --Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312254407
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 299,120
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.31 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Sam Horn, president of Action Seminars, has presented her real-life workshops to more than 400,000 people since 1981. Her impressive client list includes Young Presidents Organization, National Governors Association, Hewlett-Packard, Four Seasons Resort, the Fortune 500 Forum, the US Navy, and the IRS. She was the top rated speaker at both the 1996 and 1998 International Platform Association conventions in Washington DC, and is the emcee of the world-renowned Maui Writers Conference. She is also the author of Tongue Fu!, What's Holding You Back?, and ConZentrate, which have been featured in Readers Digest, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, Family Circle, Bottom Line Personal, and Executive Female, to name a few. She is a frequent media guest who has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows, including "To Tell the Truth" and NPR's popular "Diane Rehm Show." She lives with her sons Tom and Andrew in Virginia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2006

    Highly Recommended! One of my all-time favorites!

    Sam Horn's intelligent books always stand in a class of their own, with relevant and realistic ideas that can be implemented immediately. This memorable and practical book is a gold mine of inspiration and ideas, and frankly... is a ton of fun to read! As a professional career coach, I have read hundreds of books in this genre - 'What's Holding You Back?' is one of my all-time favorites! For two years, I have been giving this book to my clients as a gift, and have consistently received rave reviews and heartfelt appreciation in response. I truly believe it¿s an invaluable resource for helping individuals increase their confidence and clarity. I just recently pulled it off my shelf and re-read it for myself, and was once again reminded of its powerful impact. Chapter 4, 'Conversing with Comfort' is simply brilliant! The tips provided on these pages will have even the most introverted individual communicating and 'networking' with ease. If you're already an avid `networker¿ or sales guru - this book will feel like a dear friend, reconnecting you to what you may know, yet often forget. It will no doubt inspire you to 'try on' some new ways of connecting to others in a more meaningful way. I offer my sincere kudos to Horn for this magnificent work, and offer a sincere ¿must read!¿ recommendation to potential buyers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2002

    Best book I've read in 2002

    I have just come back to India after a year's stay in the States. I was so taken up your book that I bought one for my daughter. Both my daughter and granddaughter enjoyed reading it immensely. In fact, my granddaughter used an extract from the book for her school speech for head-girl. We all re-read the book often. It's an inspiring as well as practical book. Thank you!

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