Nothing Changes Until You Do: A Guide to Self-Compassion and Getting Out of Your Own Way (Hardcover)

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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. With humor, authenticity, and ease, Mike illustrates that with a little self-compassion and a healthy dose of self-acceptance, anyone can turn away from the negatives that manifest because of a critical self-perception--things like unkindness, insecurity, addictions, sabotaged relationships, unnecessary drama, and more. Making peace with yourself is fundamental to happiness and success. So join Mike and learn to have more compassion, more acceptance, and more love for yourself--thus giving you access to more compassion, more acceptance, and more love for the people (and everything else) in your life.

About the Author

Tom Marcoux helps people like you fulfill big dreams. Known as America's Communication Coach and TFG Thought Leader, Tom has authored 22 books and 21 audio programs with sales in 15 countries. He guides clients and audiences (IBM, Sun Microsystems, etc.) to success in job interviewing, public speaking, media relations, and branding. A member of the National Speakers Association, he is a professional coach and guest expert on TV, radio, and print, and was dubbed "the Personal Branding Instructor" by the San Francisco Examiner. Tom addressed National Association of Broadcasters' Conference 6 years running. With a degree in psychology, Tom is a guest lecturer at Stanford, DeAnza, and California State Universities, and teaches public speaking and comparative religion at Academy of Art University. Winner of a special award at the Emmys, Tom wrote, directed, and produced a feature film that went to Cannes film market, where it gained international distribution. He is engaged in the book/film projects Crystal Pegasus (children's) and TimePulse (science fiction). Visit to see how Tom coaches people on how to get more done in less time with less effort using Time-Leverage. Visit Tom's blog at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781401944551
ISBN-10: 1401944558
Publisher: Hay House
Publication Date: May 6th, 2014
Pages: 216
Language: English