[A050] Self-Help BS: Avoid Predatory Gurus, Experts, and Bad Advice to Find Real Help

Don’t fall for the self-help hype. Most of it’s bullshit anyway. Instead, focus on making real, lasting change in your life.

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Think positive. You are in control of your destiny.

Self-help is a HUGE industry. But is it really helping you? Or is it actually harming you?

In reality, a lot of self-help is total BS.

Yeah, there’s a lot in life you can control — especially when it comes to being proactive vs. reactive. But you can’t fix everything with a one-size-fits-all program or by following the tripe spewed by a self-styled guru or ninja.

Let’s cut through the crap and get to what really works.


  • What is self-help, anyway?
  • Benefits of positivity in your life.
  • Serious problems with the self-help industry and some of the products peddled.
  • Does self-help encourage you to blame yourself too much?
  • Why one-size-fits-all probably doesn’t fit you.
  • What are some of the ways self-help can actually harm you?
  • Are you moving dangerously into cult-like behavior?
  • Tips for being happy in a long-distance relationship.
  • How to find self-help that isn’t bullshit.
  • Realistic timetables for make changes in your life.
  • How to keep improving yourself.

Our “Do Nows” this week can help you make real, lasting change in your life. We look at different exercises, including journaling and looking for a sense of purpose in your life. Don’t use self-help as a replacement for healthier activities and connections.

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[A050] Self-Help BS: Avoid Predatory Gurus, Experts, and Bad Advice to Find Real Help was last modified: March 3rd, 2017 by Harlan and Miranda

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