Self Matters: Creating Your Life From the Inside Out

Self Matters: Creating Your Life From the Inside Out

by Phillip C. McGraw
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Self Matters: Creating Your Life From the Inside Out by Phillip C. McGraw

What if there is a You that has never seen the light of day, has never got to say, “Hey, what about me?”
What if there is a You that you have never even met and certainly never permitted to just be, without fear of judgment or condemnation?
What if you live your life on the sidelines in constant fear of failing to please those who forever seem to stand in judgment of you and your life?
What if you discovered that you had settled for what life has served up instead of what you really wanted and needed?
What if you really think and feel things you have never allowed to come out, and certainly never acted on?
What if your marriage is not at all what you really emotionally want and need, but you silently stay the course anyway, selling out your hope to be happy?
What if you are allowing days to turn into weeks and weeks to turn into months and months to turn into years, all adding up to a lifetime of being what some nameless, faceless world has assigned you to be?

If any of these “What ifs” are true in your life, then we need to talk, and through these pages, we will. First, I have some bad news, and I have some good news. The bad news is you are making the choices that have put you in this life circumstance; the good news is you are making the choices that have put you in this life circumstance. Now is the time to make the biggest choice of your life. Through Self Matters, I will help you do just that.
—Dr. Phil McGraw

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743234573
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 11/14/2001
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 65,763
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

"Dr. Phil" (Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D.) is the host of America’s number-one daytime talk show and is perhaps the most well-known expert in the field of psychology and human functioning in the world today. In his 16th year on television and his 11th year of the Dr. Phil show, he has devoted his international platform to delivering common sense information to individuals and families seeking to improve their lives. Passionately pursuing such topics as family functioning, domestic violence, anti-bullying, addiction and the myths of mental illness, he works tirelessly both on and off the air. Dr. Phil has carried his message from the senate chambers of Washington, D.C. to the suburbs and inner cities across America. He and Robin, his wife of 38 years and counting, along with their "wonder dog," Maggie, reside in Southern California, as do his two sons, Jordan and Jay, along with daughter-in-law, Erica, and two grandchildren, Avery Elizabeth and London Phillip.

Hometown:

Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

1950

Place of Birth:

Oklahoma

Education:

Attended University of Tulsa; B.A., Midwestern State; Ph.D. in psychology, University of North Texas, 1979

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the books that changed my life. Like everyone, I first heard about Dr. Phil on TV and found that he had some interesting things to say. So I decided to buy this book because I thought I might learn some valuable things. By reading this book I learned so much about myself that I am now a completely different person. I am more aware of my inner desires and feelings and I am more aware of my instinctive responses. It is a new life! Once I got to this level, I was ready for a little more and so I read another great book called 'The Ever-Transcending Spirit' by Toru Sato. That book took me to a totally new level! It gave me the answers to almost all of the questions I had about what was going on in my life. I hope that everyone can learn these valuable things to change their lives in a positive way!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watch Dr. Phil's tv shows all of the time. I think he's great and very helpful to others. I have read many self help books over the years and find this one to be the best so far. We are all of benefit to ourselves to find our authentic selves!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think the book Self Matters is quite good in terms of Dr. Phil explaining in very understandable terms the importance of looking within one's self for a clearer picture of one's purpose and goals in life. I read this book in about a day and found it very insightful and helpful. I think he has a good perspective on the significance of enhancing one's self and the essential self-alterations that one must make in order to find fulfillment and self direction. I recommend the book as helpful if one wants to understand the importance of self-identity in today's world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine told me to read 2 books this fall...'Self Matters' and 'The Power of Positive Habits'....WOW!! what a combination!! I highly recommend both of them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is quite insightful but first and foremost a great 'in your face' motivator! Dr. Phil's writing style is very compelling and many of the excercises he introduces in this book are very useful. This is an excellent practical tool for finding yourself. It tells you exactly what to do and when to do it. If you are interesting in what to do but not too interested in how it works, this is a great book! If you are actually interested in how it works, the theory behind it, read 'The Ever-Transcending Spirit' by Toru Sato. Though Sato's book is not an in your face motivator, it is extremely insightful and interesting. It explains how our we have become the person we are and where we are headed and what we can do to facilitate the process. Both books are very good for different reasons!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Phil tells his personal story of his choice to trust what his heart knew. The book is about being true to one's self in textbook fashion. McGraw is one of the best counselors and self-help gurus in our time and is a polarizing personality on TV. In this book, he encourages you to follow your heart and realize your self worth, the first step to happiness. Trish New, author of The Thrill of Hope, South State Street Journal, and Memory Flatlined.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Phil knows so much about how most of us work and this book includes much of his wisdom. A piece of shame that wasn't addressed, though, is the kind people feel who can't 'settle down and do just one thing.' I found a great accompanying piece supportive of the so-called 'dilettantes' and 'dabblers' on the Renaissance Soul website.Dr. Phil's book plus the free downloads I got there made a satisfyng combo I would highly recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr Phil does have a habit of repeating himself, but if you really want the experience of finding your authemtic self, he hits it on the head. (Some people do need to have the concept repeated, I realize.) If you are honest and do the work no doubt you will find troubling tapes and disproportionate self talk.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jesse Chani (JChani@msn.com), July 31, 2003, Still Looking I've been reading self help books for a few years now; not because I need to, but because they're interesting. After reading Dr. Phil's book, Self Matters I have this to say. Dr. Phil is a con artist, his material is stolen from Stephen Covey. But even after reading his book he never really get to the point. Instead, you're forced to read about his life growing up and his experiences. Throughout the book he keeps mentioning that he's going 'explain this in more detail later', but I read 260 pages of 340 and later is still not come. The teaching from all these books is the same, that everyone is different and you cannot change them and its not good to criticize, but I can't emphasize enough how much you'd waste your time and money if you bought the short,and boring autobioraphy of Dr. Phil.