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Your Next Big Thing: Ten Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy Paperback – September 2, 2013
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"An insightful book that encourages readers to stop running in place and start the clinical psychologist's ability to sift through a myriad of books, articles, and papers is the secret behind Your Next Big Thing's well of easy-to-understand information." --The Key Reporter
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Ben Michaelis, PhD, is a practicing clinical psychologist who writes about the importance of creativity and spirituality in personal and professional growth. Dr. Michaelis has been featured in the Huffington Post, The New York Times, PsychologyToday.com, Parents magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, and Redbook, and many other well-known publications and websites. He frequently appears as a guest speaker on mental health on television and radio. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. For more information visit drbenmichaelis.com.
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themselves critically in order to navigate to a place where
they can move forward. In a nutshell, finding your passion
Each person must come to know the path or trajectory for moving
forward. Another important step is to face demons honestly.
Living in the present is important because dwelling on the
past can be destructive. Finally, each person must learn
to move with a well considered purpose.
Another important step in moving forward is to get involved
due to inspiration rather than mere convenience or force
of habit.Ultimately, each of us must learn self love before
we can project a loving persona to the world.Too often,
the id precludes us from choosing courses of action for
The author defines the "bads" as anxiety, people pleasing
and outright fear. The book has a series of very helpful
questionnaires to rank how and where each of us stands
on conditions precedent to moving forward.
Overall, the book is helpful in getting readers to consider
their own shortcomings dispassionately with a view toward
making iterative improvements to eliminate imperfections
once identified.In addition, the presentation should help
readers to overcome historical problems in navigating
alternate paths due to a tendency to engage in analysis
paralysis and other internal avoidance modes.