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What's Holding You Back?: 30 Days to Having the Courage and Confidence to Do What You Want, Meet Whom You Want, and Go Where You Want Paperback – March 10, 2000
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“A fountain of wisdom. Page after page of good, solid advice.” ―Rabbi Harold Kushner, Author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People
“Practical, powerful, simple yet scientific strategies to correct common mistakes that create tension, turmoil, and unhappiness. Sam Horn has written an amazingly clear and concise self-help book to turn almost any personal problem into an opportunity for growth and success. Gor for it!” ―Harold Bloomfield, M.D., author of Making Peace with Yourself and The Power of 5
“What's Holding you Back? is filled with witty quotations, which are themselves worth the price of the book. But there's more: step-by-step practical advice, like that of a wise and supportive friend, reminding us all of who we are and what we're capable of. Sam Horn's is an uplifting voice in the world,” ―Dan Millman, author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior
“I wish I'd received What's Holding You Back? during my early ears. I recommend every parent give it to their child. It teaches more than how to be confident; it teaches how to be the kind of person you want to be--regardless of what others think and say.” ―Wally Amos, author of Watermelon Magic: Seeds of Wisdom, Slices of Life
“A surefire confidence builder. This book is filled to overflowing with practical, innovative suggestions, supported by compelling stories, and numerous quotations. Sam horn has written with warmth and good humor...and confidence! I highly recommend this beautiful book to anyone who wants a stronger backbone.” ―Susan Page, author of If I'm so Wonderful Why Am I Still Single? and How One of You Can Bring the Two of You Together
“A must-read for anyone who would like to be more polished, poised, powerful at work, at home, in social settings, at school, and in sports.” ―Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul
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Top Customer Reviews
Many of the business networking tips are old news, and honestly are so recognizable in my management and sales team that I see them as manipulative, learned, and rehearsed, instead of as authentic comfortable, anxiety free communication. I can reproduce them in my own life, and have, but I was hoping to acheive more lasting internal confidence.
Also, a lot of the tips are geared to producing more social activity and gaining more friends. I am not interested in this particular goal, but if you are, sucessful and inspiring examples abound, and I truly believe they will work for you.
There are two more cons in my opinion.
As Sam seems to be a very outgoing person, when she applies the golden rule, she seems to think her assertive friendliness and corny humor will be well recieved. I am sometimes turned off by people who act as she suggests, and for whom she gives examples. I wouldn't like me if I acted that way. She needs to leave wiggle room for different persoanlities and tastes.
Also there are a lot of false assumptions, both about the nature of people, namely introverts, and also about the outcomes of situations based on using her techniques. In one case she gives an example of a woman who didn't do the thing according to the book, and failed. The speculation that she might have suceeded if only she had done it the author's way, almost sounds like a passive threat....."do it my way or else." Ok ...its not that bad, but we have no way of knowing what would have happened. I prefer factual accounts to her speculation.Read more ›
As a professional career coach, I have read hundreds of books in this genre - "What's Holding You Back?" is one of my all-time favorites! For two years, I have been giving this book to my clients as a gift, and have consistently received rave reviews and heartfelt appreciation in response. I truly believe it's an invaluable resource for helping individuals increase their confidence and clarity. I just recently pulled it off my shelf and re-read it for myself, and was once again reminded of its powerful impact.
Chapter 4, "Conversing with Comfort" is simply brilliant! The tips provided on these pages will have even the most introverted individual communicating and "networking" with ease. If you're already an avid `networker' or sales guru - this book will feel like a dear friend, reconnecting you to what you may know, yet often forget. It will no doubt inspire you to "try on" some new ways of connecting to others in a more meaningful way.
I offer my sincere kudos to Horn for this magnificent work, and offer a sincere "must read!" recommendation to potential buyers.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is having trouble reaching your dream, especially if shyness or lack of confidence is holding you back, The 30-day step program will get you where you want to go!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this is one of those books that has a very ambitious titles and gives you nothing. google will yield much better results than this book.Published 16 months ago by M.T.
Sam Horn's books are good for me because I am shy and socially awkward. Has taught me to brave speaking my views and truths which I tended to think were not important enough... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Valerie Van Pham
Product arrived in a box that was a little large, Arrived early, The book has a 30 day system you are supposed to follow, which leaves you reading between 5-9 pages daily. Read morePublished on November 14, 2013 by Aaron Jacob Donnelly the 1st and only
bought for my wife. she bought the book because she works for a very difficult doctors office. you get the picturePublished on September 24, 2013 by davep
about half of this book is good, the rest is just filler, i think she really just tried to stretch it out to 30 days for the sake of making it 30 days, half of this stuff is not... Read morePublished on April 11, 2013 by Amazon Customer