Item description for Self Matters : Creating Your Life from the Inside Out by Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D....
Overview From everybody's favourite straight-talking psychologist, comes another international bestseller. In Self Matters, Dr Phil, as his legions of fans call him, puts an end to the 'everyone's a victim' culture and tells you that self esteem is about possibilities not problems. In one of the most forward-thinking works on self-concept ever published, Dr Phil challenges you to find your 'authentic self' - that person you once were before life took its toll and low self esteem became your favourite crutch. With his trademark tell-it-like-it-is style, Dr Phil has changed the lives of millions. Self Matters will give you the tools to join those people and become your most great, most fulfilled, most real self.
Publishers Description Your life has a root core that, once understood, unlocks a powerful force to create the life the way you want. Key questions and an amazingly clear "map" are now at your fingertips so you can "Live by Design."
In this groundbreaking work, Dr. Phil challenges you to find your "authentic self" -- that person you have always wanted to be, but were too distracted, busy, or scared to become. Instead, you have created a "fictional self" -- taking on the identity of who you believe you are supposed be. The incongruence between these two selves is what leads you to feel that your life is incomplete, unbalanced, and more difficult than it should be.
In Self Matters, Dr. Phil helps you to demystify your self-concept, and learn how to reclaim your authentic self. You can learn to think beyond the excuses and fears that have masked the person you want to be. By facing the cards life has dealt you, you can relearn how to best react to them.
Self Matters is one of the most forward-thinking works on self-concept and self-esteem ever published. We get only one chance in this world. Dr. Phil shows all how to make the most of it.
KEY ELEMENTS TO IDENTIFY AND BRING INTO ACTION ORIENTED FOCUS INCLUDE:
What are the ten most defining moments of your life?
What are the seven most critical choices you have made to put you on your current path?
Who are the five most pivotal people in your world and how have they shaped you?
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook
Studio: Simon & Schuster Audio
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5" Height: 5.5" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2001
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 0743509676 ISBN13 9780743509671
Availability 0 units.
More About Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D.
Dr. Phil McGraw is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Family First, The Ultimate Weight Solution, Life Strategies, Relationship Rescue, and Self Matters. One of the world's foremost experts in the field of human functioning, he is the host of the nationally syndicated television show Dr. Phil. He and his family live in Los Angeles.
Phillip C. McGraw currently resides in Dallas, in the state of Texas. Phillip C. McGraw was born in 1950.
Reviews - What do customers think about Self Matters : Creating Your Life from the Inside Out?
RECOMMEND IT TO MY THERAPY CLIENTS Mar 18, 2007
This book is so well-written and easy to understand and implement that I recommend it often to even my most difficult clients. The man knows what he's talking about! Thanks, Dr. Phil for writing such a useful, inspirational book. Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D., Author, The Next Fifty Years: A Guide for Women at Midlife and Beyond
Capitalizing on his fame Mar 18, 2007
TV is the proper forum for Dr. Phil's platitudes. The self-induced strife of the show's guests are entertaining, and makes the viewer want to slap a little sense into them. Dr. Phil steps in a does just that, vicariously applying the slaps, and we feel thankful to him.
Beneath Dr. Phil's oozing earnestness and rectitude there is nothing profound, original, or particulary instructive. All the material in this book could be compressed into a few solid pages. The rest is fluff, most of the form; "When you follow my advice, you will be happy/succeed/fix your marraige/lose weight". He continues in this fashion, rarely specifically stating anything that might qualify as advice.
Robbins, Dyer, Mandido, Carnegie, et. al. have more to say and say it better.
i learned a lot! Mar 8, 2007
I truly reccommend this if you are trying to learn why thing is life are not working for you!
Great Book Mar 4, 2007
Dr. Phil is very enlightening. I watch his TV program daily and it really changes my life to be a "better person". I believe that this book is full of wisdom because it helps individuals find their "true" self, outside of the career they may have or the money they possess. Being your true self in terms of spirituality, family, love, and personalities are what matter most. I give this book an A++ because it was clearly written, including great story-telling from the author who has gone through issues of his own. This is a must read for anyone who wants to improve their lives.
Change your life from the inside out Jan 22, 2007
How we percieve and react to life is our total experiance in life. Regardless of circumstances around us our perception will dictate our attitude. Changing those perceptions will change our attitude. Now we become center stage and begin living the life we are designed for. Very difficult book if you actually do the assignments. But worth the effort. Slowly changing my life everyday and it started with this book!