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"This is a rare and special book, wise and helpful, savvy and profound and should be a real life saver for millions who are actually prevented by their drive and ability from having lives that are genuinely satisfying. A wonderful road map not just to a good life but to a life that feels good."
Mira Kirshenbaum Author of the Emotional Energy Factor, When Good People Have Affairs and Everything Happens for a Reason
"Bravo! Dr. Ciaramicoli has written his best book. The Curse of the Capable is a wonderful find in the toolshed of happiness. If you are alive, this book is for you. Dr. Ciaramicoli tackles the problems capable people face with impeccable psychological competence and the genuine compassion you can expect from an authority on empathy."
P.M. Forni, Professor, Johns Hopkins University and author of The Civility Solution: What to Do when People are Rude.
"In this book, Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli makes a well-informed and convincing case that happiness does not inevitably ensue from our personal or professional achievements. The widespread belief that it does is the very foundation of the "curse." Happiness is not a function of doing but a positive way of being that fosters genuine relationships with self, with others, and with life in general. Excellent read!"
James P. Brennan, Ph.D. Sports Psychology Consultant, Villanova University men's basketball team, Faculty, Muhlenberg College, Human Performance Consultant
Discover what achievers all over the world are realizing.
The story you created about yourself early in life, which is part fiction, is having a dramatic impact on your present lifestyle--how you think and live.
The assumption that all capable people in our culture have peace of mind and are satisfied with their life course is commonplace. Is this notion true? Not always. In fact millions have fallen prey to a belief system that says appearance and status provide the golden road to love and respect. In an attempt to perfect themselves, they are hiding their self doubt through constant achievement at the cost of losing balance and well-being.
Suffering from being overwhelmed emotionally and physically, exhausted and fatigued, often with the health complications of being overweight; they have felt deeply disappointed.
The Curse of the Capable describes how a biased view of yourself can lead to a fragile sense of self, addictive thinking and behavior, and a seemingly mysterious downward spiral that the majority of people can’t see or untangle. Foreword by Phil Simms, Superbowl MVP, NFL Sports Analyst, Former New York Giant
I thoroughly recommend not only reading but truly committing to applying the ideas in this book.
Luckily after his previous book Performance Addiction I was able to understand and lessen my own drive to achieve more at all costs.
This book helps you cultivate your hidden powers so that you feel, deep inside, happier and stronger.
John Allen and Dr. C wrote a terrific book detailing how one can learn from the past but not let the past dictate present or future actions.Published 21 months ago by rj
I ordered curse of the capable after I heard and interview With Dr. Ciaramicoli and Deb Micek (@coachdeb). From the second that I heard Dr. Read morePublished on December 22, 2010 by Scott Sylvan Bell
Another wonderful book by an author who challenges us to re-evaluate our lives and set a course that will bring us true happiness and fulfillment - the goals most of us are... Read morePublished on October 9, 2010 by Bryan
Dr. Ciaramicoli has identified a syndrome I have long wondered about. I know and worked with so many capable individuals over the years who lead very dissatisfied personal lives. Read morePublished on September 23, 2010 by RT
Imagine yourself feeling better and stronger. One of the many powerful insights Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli brings is that "the stories you use to describe yourself . . . Read morePublished on September 23, 2010 by Tom Marcoux
I have been envied most of my life for my accomplishments. I attended good schools, played sports, take very good care of my appearance and now have a desirable job. Read morePublished on June 17, 2010 by Amy