The list author says: "I work with highly creative, intelligent and multi-talented people who suffer from productivity challenges like overwhelm, procrastination and negative self-talk. These books have helped me and my clients. They are the real deal! If YOU have more talents and ideas than time, check out the resources at DavinciDilemma - For a free assessment and one-on-one consult with me, go to TheDaVinciCoach, both with the usual w's and dotcoms."
"Fire your therapist. This book deserves its status as a classic. Simple but powerful cognitive exercises force you to question automatic negative evaluations about yourself and the world. Give this to every sad sack and Debbie Downer you know."
"Author Martha Beck is a joy to read for her humor, but this book is a seriously helpful one for anyone lacking direction or support. Great stories from her own life mixed with practical tips and exercises. An uplifting, fun read."
"Dr. Neil Fiore's book made me weep the first time I read it. A compassionate look at the reasons we procrastinate, and a genius solution/planning tool in the Unschedule he outlines in the book. For those imprisoned by procrastination, this book is a Get Out of Jail Free card. Don't put off buying it!"
"Slightly "woo-woo" but oddly comforting book about living in the now, letting go of judgments and recognizing your ego for the pain in the ___ it is. I have not read Tolle's "The Power of Now" but am told it is even better than this book."
"A well-deserved classic, this book helped me when I was suffering from panic attacks, and it still a go-to for more garden-variety fears and anxieties. If fear is stopping you from doing what you really want, this book will be a great help."
"The all-time grand-daddy classic. Look past the archaic language and embrace the simple yet powerful principles and you can't go wrong. The last chapter especially, "The Six Ghosts of Fear" still rings very true."
"Barbara Sher's aptly titled book offers practical assistance and comfort for people wracked by indecision and a plethora of interests. Her other books are also recommended, especially for people in career transition or recent graduates looking for their first job."
"Another classic, that is more a class than a book. You really have to do the exercises and the (for me) dreaded "morning pages" to get the full benefit. May be better used in a group setting. One "Aha" takeaway for me - you do not have the RIGHT to allow your fears of not being good enough keep you from expressing your talents."
"The crux of this book is the "forced values" exercise that winnows down your many interests to your Top Five Passions. While the book is great, the test is more powerful if done with a partner or a certified coach."