Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior

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Practical, proven self help steps show how to transform 40 common self-defeating behaviors, including procrastination, envy, obsession, anger, self-pity, compulsion, neediness, guilt, rebellion, inaction, and more.
40 reviews
A Google user
December 13, 2018
I bought this because it was on sale for $2...and I returned it because it wasn't even worth that. It seriously reads like a grade school personal opinion paper. Case in point: in the (extremely brief) chapter on procrastination, the author states that he avoided doing things where he would be isolated from others, therefore, procrastination is REALLY about loneliness! Period. End of story. Umm...really? Not for me it isn't. The only suggested step to take was to find a study- or work-buddy, and suddenly you will no longer want to procrastinate because you won't be alone! Other chapters were similarly over-simplistic and in general just missed the mark. I rarely write reviews, but this book ended up being such a piece of fluffy nonsense that I feel compelled to warn others.
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Michael Brown
July 29, 2016
This book really helped me understand alot about myself and also gave me great ways to handle defeating myself.Thank you for the motivation to the author.Today I will apply what i learned.
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A Google user
December 13, 2018
Great read,lots of helpful real world experience!
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About the author

Mark Goulston, M.D., is a corporate consultant who works with executives, managers, and line workers to help them get out of their own way so they can realize the success that their skills, talents, and abilities deserve. His clients include Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, GE, White & Case, Eli Lilly and Company, Disney, Kodak, and the FBI. He writes "The Leading Edge" column for Fast Company. He was selected as one of America's Top Psychiatrists for 2004-2005 by the Consumers' Research Council of America. Dr. Goulston is the author of Get Out of Your Own Way and Six Secrets of a Lasting Relationship.
Philip Goldberg, a novelist and screenwriter, has authored or coauthored sixteen books.

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