The evolution of the Self-Help Genre has continued to be a game changer. My first trip to the bookstore to load up on all the books that would “fix” my life and problems was over 30 years ago. In the last three decades I have consumed a lot of self help and self development information in that time.
The idea that I could go to a bookstore buy a book and read it or skim it, or hope for osmosis, then apply or not apply the information all with the intention that ‘I could fix myself’ can have the opposite affect in my experience.
I recently came across a list I had created of the books I’ve read, and in reflection can see that I bought multiple books from multiple authors in search of the tip, technique or wisdom, to fix the same issue.
Asking for help has never been my super power and I know that, however when I embarked on my Life Reclamation Project: Me last year I did just that. It wasn’t just one person but seven. Just like I bought multiple books I needed different perspectives and expertise.
In this episode, I share what I have come to learn as two of my biggest blocks to doing the work I needed to do in order to create space and feel lighter.