Unf*ck Yourself by Gary John Bishop is a great read to get out of your head and into your life. It's an easy read and a wakeup call to stop believing in your negative self-talk.
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light – Aristotle.
After the introduction, each chapter is based on a life philosophy which Gary explains in full. These personal assertions are:
I am willing
I am wired to win
I got this
I embrace the uncertainty
I am not my thoughts; I am what I do
I am relentless
I expect nothing and accept everything
Scattered throughout the book are quotes and examples. There are exercises to get you to start putting things back into perspective. I like what Gary says about what we are dealing with "everything on your plate at this point in time is just another something in the sea of somethings".
Gary is a life coach and as a result, as he has an uncanny way of peeling apart your most common excuses.
Unf*ck Yourself is a great read for those stuck in a rut, cynical or bored with life.
About the Author
Born and raised in Glasgow, Gary John Bishop moved to the US in 1997. This opened up his pathway to the world of personal development, specifically to ontology and phenomenology in which he was rigorously trained for a number of years before becoming a senior programme director with one of the world's leading personal development companies. His lifelong commitment to shifting people's ability to exert real change in their lives drives him each and every day. He has a no-frills approach that has brought him an ever increasing following, drawn to the simplicity and real-world use of his work. He lives in Florida with his wife and three sons.