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Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken: Transform Your Life with the Power of Authenticity

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Praise for "Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken""Mike's book is a wonderful expression of authenticity in action--clear, honest, instructive, and a passionate call to be your true Divine Self."
--Cheryl Richardson, New York Times best-selling author, "Take Time for Your Life"

"Mike Robbins provides a clear guide for intelligently and compassionately coming face-to-fa
ebook, 256 pages
Published March 23rd 2009 by Jossey-Bass (first published 2009)
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Jessica Thornton
Superb book! I listened to it on audiobook, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Well written, well organized, and well presented. I thought the author gave some excellent pointers about authenticity, and it's something the world desperately needs. Highly recommended!
I had to read through this one twice because there are so many good things he brings up. I docked a star for the fact that this book makes you notice too many things about yourself you never focused on before; all things you've always noticed but usually avoided dwelling on. You will learn a lot; there are great tips and suggestions, such as writing yourself a letter, sealing it and having a trusted friend mail it to you at a time of their choosing. While you can read it in one setting, it's bes ...more
This is a very different book to the last book I read on authenticity which was The Authenticity Hoax and it has perhaps even a slightly unfamiliar understanding of what authenticity is. It is about finding your true Self rather than being your false self or your shadow and in doing so it is to be authentic rather than have authenticity. It is not the common excuse of being true to yourself and not doing anything about your life circumstances.In religious language we might say living to our pers ...more
There are some good lessons about caring for yourself and being true to yourself without being a jerk to everyone else. Mike Robbins comes off as he teaches, authentic, he admits that it's a struggle to be authentic and describes several situations where he struggled and how he got past it. He also relays some real life stories to drive points home. Worth a read.
Sue Heys
average - not very readable
I thought this was a great book to start the process of truly being yourself. The book was long, repeated itself and felt somewhat over the top in its delivery. I had a hard time with all the grammer and spelling errors as well. I would still recommend this book to anyone who wants to start the journey of self discovery.
Jonathan Minnick
Some good concepts, I would almost give it 3 stars for its inspirational quality, but there are a lot of big problems with the book.
Not bad, just not revolutionary. Certainly a great reminder to be authentic.
Good one, I am a big fan of Mike Robbins.
Don't bother with this one.
I read the before-publishing copy....really amazing. I learned so much on just being real and vulnerable even when I won't look "cool" or "together" and how that connects us all....powerfully written in an honest and yes, vulnerable voice. I think therapists and coaches should gift their clients with this highly researched, yet easy-to-read book!
Clear, fantastic book... a must read!
If you are looking for a book on how to being really authentic and live your life with integrity, this is the book!
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