Nothing Changes Until You Do: A Guide to Self-Compassion and Getting Out of Your Own Way

Nothing Changes Until You Do: A Guide to Self-Compassion and Getting Out of Your Own Way

by Mike Robbins


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ISBN-13: 9781401944643
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 330,430
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mike Robbins is the author of three books, including the brand new title Nothing Changes Until You Do: A Guide to Self-Compassion and Getting Out of Your Own Way, which will be published by Hay House (May 6, 2014). He’s a sought-after speaker and seminar leader who speaks to groups of all kinds throughout the world. Some of his clients include Google, Gap, eBay, Wells Fargo, Twitter, Charles Schwab, and the San Francisco Giants. Since 2008 he’s been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and his books have been translated into 14 different languages. Mike and his work have been featured on ABC News, the Oprah Radio network, and in the Washington Post. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Michelle, and their daughters Samantha and Rosie. Learn more about Mike at

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Focus on What Truly Matters 1

Chapter 2 Remember that a Bad Day for the Ego Is a Good Day for the Soul 7

Chapter 3 Nothing Changes Until You Do 11

Chapter 4 Remember that You're Valuable Just Because You're You 15

Chapter 5 Be Gentle with Yourself 21

Chapter 6 Ask for Help 25

Chapter 7 Don't Get Caught in the Trap of Comparison 31

Chapter 8 Be Real, Not Right 37

Chapter 9 Love Yourself (and the Rest Will Follow) 43

Chapter 10 Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously 49

Chapter 11 Remember How Strong You Are 55

Chapter 12 Just Show Up 59

Chapter 13 Give Yourself Permission to Make Mistakes .65

Chapter 14 Ask for What You Want 69

Chapter 15 Make Peace with Your Body and Appearance 75

Chapter 16 Trust Your Gut 81

Chapter 17 Remember that It's Not the Circumstances, It's You 87

Chapter 18 Appreciate People 91

Chapter 19 Be Aware of the Imposter Syndrome 97

Chapter 20 Give Yourself Permission to Cry 101

Chapter 21 Swing Hard (Just in Case You Hit It) 105

Chapter 22 Embrace Powerlessness 109

Chapter 23 Be Willing to Talk about Difficult Things 113

Chapter 24 Practice Gratitude 119

Chapter 25 Have the Courage to Be Vulnerable 123

Chapter 26 Trust Yourself 129

Chapter 27 Remember that You Are Much More than What You Do 133

Chapter 28 Roll with Life 139

Chapter 29 Speak Your Truth (Even if Your Voice Shakes) 143

Chapter 30 Don't Sweat the Small Stuff 149

Chapter 31 Be Easily Amazed 155

Chapter 32 Allow Things to Be Easy 159

Chapter 33 Accept Yourself 163

Chapter 34 Be Real and Compassionate about Money 167

Chapter 35 Stop Should-ing on Yourself 175

Chapter 36 Take Good Care of You 179

Chapter 37 Focus on What You Can Control 183

Chapter 38 Forgive Yourself 187

Chapter 39 Let Your Light Shine 191

Chapter 40 Live like You're Going to Die (Because You Are) 197

Appendix 203

Resources 207

Acknowledgments 211

About the Author 215

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full Disclosure: I worked with Mike Robbins as he wrote this book, but that doesn't change the fact that I found this work to be beautifully touching, uplifting and vulnerable. As I read through the essays I found myself experiencing every gamut of emotion along with laughter, tears and a number of aHa moments. I just can't recommend this book enough. This is a book you'll want to gift to all the important people in your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mike Robbins warmly and engagingly takes us on a journey to one of the greatest truths out there - nothing changes until we do!  His mix of personal stories, client examples and applicable tools gives readers the inspiration and practicality needed to start looking inward in order to change our lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In alignment with his other two books, Mike once again has written another transformational book that will change the way you see the world. I love how there are so many reflections that will help me go deeper into my personal growth journey. Each one has many nuggets that will help me grow as a person and let my let shine to those around me too. He is totally authentic and is reflected in his writing. I highly recommend this book (and his other ones too)!
JayRooke More than 1 year ago
I received "Nothing Changes Until You Do" as a gift and found it to be an enjoyable and impactful read.  The author helps us gain awareness on how to engage our sense of self-compassion through sharing very personal stories of his own life that embody the lessons to be learned.  Because the book is a series of shorter writings, the reader is able to skip around if she desires, but the prime benefit IMO is that one can spend 10-15 minutes here and there and still draw wisdom from the stories.   There is something about being able to see ourselves in others that allows us to then internalize certain lessons.  The author--by being vulnerable and bravely sharing some of his own struggles--made it possible for me to shift some unhelpful internal beliefs that I was carrying by allowing me to see myself outside of myself.  Once I was able to realize that I felt compassion for the author in certain sections, I was then able to pivot, realize that I am (or had been) in some of those same situations myself, and thus experience self-compassion for myself, which is not a muscle that I easily engage.  
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