When Your Best Isn't Good Enough: The Secret of Measuring Up [NOOK Book]

Overview

Are you an expert at finding flaws within yourself?

Do you tend to procrastinate, set unrealistic goals, or continually try to please others?

Do you have to "push" your children to get them to do anything?

Then you might have "the ...
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When Your Best Isn't Good Enough: The Secret of Measuring Up

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Overview

Are you an expert at finding flaws within yourself?

Do you tend to procrastinate, set unrealistic goals, or continually try to please others?

Do you have to "push" your children to get them to do anything?

Then you might have "the critical eye." With the positive, no-nonsense strategies offered in When Your Best Isn't Good Enough, you will find practical ways to raise low self-perception and overcome feelings of rejection and inadequacy.

Writing in his warm and direct style, Dr. Kevin Leman shows you how to value your talents and gifts and accept your shortcomings. He shows how the way we develop as a child determines our degree of success or failure as an adult and explains how, regardless of the past, each person can develop a healthy lifestyle today. Dr. Leman also shows you how to apply these same principles in raising children with healthy self-esteem.

If you want to make a positive change in your life, this is the place to start.

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, humorist, and bestselling author. He is former consulting psychologist for Good Morning America and a frequent guest for The View, Today, and Focus on the Family. He and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and two grandchildren.
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"Leman offers a psychotherapist's view of why so many people feel inadequate and set impossible goals they never achieve, thus reinforcing their belief that they’re not good enough. Leman’s latest book on personal functioning has a pop-culture tone that keeps it upbeat and inspiring—a real plus for listeners who might be self-defeating, unaccomplished, or depressed. With little jargon or intellectualizing, he offers lively ideas on how to change many of these self-destructive patterns. The author's advice and case histories are reassuring expressions of his humanity and ability to influence a general audience. Chris Fabry's speaking voice mirrors this humanity and adds a redemptive quality to this helpful guide. His narration is as appealing and relaxed as it is technically flawless." 
T.W. © AudioFile Portland, Maine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441202482
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 412,235
  • File size: 455 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker who has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. He has made house calls for hundreds of radio and television programs, such as Fox & Friends, The View, Fox's The Morning Show, Today, Dr. Bill Bennett's America in the Morning, 700 Club, CBS's The Early Show, James Robison's Life Today, Janet Parshall, CNN's American Morning, and Focus on the Family, and has served as a contributing family psychologist to Good Morning America.

A bestselling and award-winning author, Dr. Leman has written more than 40 books about marriage and family issues, including The Birth Order Book, Sheet Music, Making Children Mind without Losing Yours, and Have a New Kid by Friday. He is coauthor, with his son Kevin Leman II, of a series of illustrated children's books for each child in the family. He is also featured on 6 video series on marriage, parenting, blended families, and single parenting.

Dr. Leman and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and two grandchildren.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Starting Out on the Wrong Foot
1 Why Can't I Measure Up? 11
2 What's This Thing Called Life-Style? 19
3 How the Pattern Begins: The Early Years 37
Part 2 Discovering Who You Really Are
4 The Critical Parent and You 91
5 The Problem with Guilt 121
6 Is It Time to Lower Your High-Jump Bar of Life? 149
7 Help and Healing for Your Broken Heart 197
Part 3 No Losers in the Game of Life
8 A Few People Who Didn't Measure Up 217
9 It's Great Being You 231
Notes 247
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Great advice for living a fulfilling life!

    Kevin Leman has a great common sense way of presenting the life challenges for those who are always reaching for more, and are never quite satisfied. He offers practical guidance to living a fulfilling life no matter what your achievements or circumstances.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Higly Recommended

    This book open up my eyes! I understand now why I always felt inadequate. The information can help you navigate through the cloud of guilt we tend to carry around.

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    Posted January 17, 2010

    Great Read

    Very Insightful and Inspirational. Would highly recommend.

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