A while back I had the honour of interviewing Mike Robbins on Everyday Gyaan. Today, I’m happy to introduce you to his latest book.
Nothing Changes Until You Do: A Guide to Self-Compassion and Getting Out of Your Own Way
Published by : Hay House
After three years of living his dream as a professional baseball pitcher, Mike Robbins had an arm injury that benched him for good, and when this happened, everything changed. He had to figure out who he was without the identity of “baseball player”—a process fraught with emotional highs and lows—and he quickly realized that the self-criticism and self-doubt he was feeling are in fact epidemic in our culture. Too often we base our value on our external world—our jobs, finances, appearance, or various other factors. Even the most successful people struggle with their relationship with themselves.
In Nothing Changes Until You Do, Mike looks at this delicate relationship and brings to light a new way to look at life, opening your eyes to your innate value. These 40 inspiring essays, which are real tales from Mike’s own life and the lives of his clients, boil down some of the most important lessons Mike has learned on his own personal journey—and as he’s traveled throughout the country for over a decade speaking to groups of all kinds.
With themes spanning from the importance of trusting yourself to the benefits of vulnerability to the strength inherent in embracing change, this book shows you how to get out of your own way and make peace with yourself.
As Mike teaches us, much of what we attempt to do in life is fairly simple; it’s dealing with ourselves that is often most challenging. When we practice kindness towards ourselves and learn to make peace with who we are and what’s happening right now, we’re not only able to create the kind of experiences and outcomes we truly desire, but also to have an authentic sense of joy and gratitude within ourselves, as well as in the most important relationships and activities in our lives.
This book will help :
- Make peace with yourself, others, and life
- Breakthrough the traps of self-criticism and perfectionism
- Accept yourself and those around you with compassion
- Live with courage, passion, and vulnerability
- Remember how powerful and resilient you are
You can download the introduction and Chapter 1 of Nothing Changes Until You Do here.