Get off Your "But" : How to End Self-Sabotage and Stand up for Yourself

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-04-20
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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Starred Review. In Stephenson's powerful and practical debut, the psychotherapist and professional speaker reveals how to banish self-doubt and insecurity in a world where they may seem omnipresent. Beginning with the source of his own struggle, a rare and painful disease that causes his bones to weaken and break under minimal pressure, Stephenson offers a structured approach to a wide array of topics, including dating, weight loss, lack of motivation, friendship, finances, and goals. While his advice is encouraging and insightful, Stephenson's text is also notable for examples, mottos and resonant personal stories of enormous obstacles and accomplishments (his work with the Clinton administration, attaining his Ph.D., opening his own private practice). Though his unwavering optimism can be daunting (bringing one's day-to-day gripes into sharp relief), Stephenson is empowering and uplifting throughout, and should prove helpful whether facing a lifelong challenge or a more immediate battle. Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Author Biography

Sean Clinch Stephenson is one of the leading authorities on the deconstruction of self-sabotage (what he calls getting people off their BUTs). A psychotherapist and internationally known professional speaker, he publishes the international men's online magazine InnerGameMagazine.com and has a private psychotherapy practice.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Born to Kick BUT: The Short Story of a Big Lifep. 1
Start Connectingp. 34
How Rene Got Off His BUTp. 64
Watch What You Say to Yourself!p. 70
How Bobby Got Off His BUTp. 97
Master Your Physical Confidencep. 103
How Andréa Got Off Her BUTp. 132
Focus Your Focusp. 138
How Mike Got Off His BUTp. 159
Choose Your Friends Wiselyp. 164
How Peter Got Off His BUTp. 188
Take Full Responsibilityp. 193
One Last Thing. . .p. 220
Resourcesp. 221
The Authorp. 225
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