Self-help is the fastest growing genre among authors. New books are written and published daily. Classes and seminars are being constructed for an eager audience seeking out the newest and best information to help transform their lives. There are many different self-help books out there. From finances to leadership, success to romances, different titles reach out to different people to help change their lives. Yet, there seems to be a disconnect with self-helpers and reality.
Despite the plethora of self-help info out there, there are many self helpers whose lives don’t improve even with all the books and classes. There are some that even consider the industry to be a sham, that self-help authors are just con-artists preying on people’s insecurities. While there are some con-men disguised as self-help authors, the vast majority of authors are genuine people, truly wanting to help by sharing their experiences and tools for growth. So why is there such a backlash against the genre? Why are self-helpers getting minimal results even with all their knowledge?
Many self-help enthusiasts are usually led to a self-help book through a friend, family member, or associate. They tell others stories about how this particular book changed their life, so their friends and family read it. They get engulfed with it and buy another, and another. After buying so many books, they realize their lives aren’t changing. They then hear about a seminar that changed people’s lives so they attend that, which then brings similar results. While some people get great results from the books and seminars, the aforementioned scenario is more common. So what’s the problem? They’ve read all the books, attended all the seminars, done all the work in the programs, so why isn’t their life changing?
Creating The Shift
A common problem with many self-help junkies is that most of them have trouble putting the information they learned into practice. They get overwhelmed with where to start and because of that, they don’t. Because they don’t use the information they learned, it now becomes stuff they filled their heads with. No one started on the self-help path just to fill their heads with information. They wanted to change their life. So what’s next?
Coaching is one of the best ways to put tools into action as they live what they teach. They can teach people the steps to taking all the information they learned and put it into a process where it can actually create a transformation. There are many spiritual modalities that use a similar process and many of them are actually coaching while they’re healing. Many of the well known self-help and spiritual names are actually coaches. Even Tony Robbins is a coach, and he’s coached some really big stars.
There are many studies done on the positive effect of coaching and many testimonials about how spiritual healing work has helped many people. It's important to choose the right healer or coach and spend some time with them. Any good teacher or coach will offer a free consultation to start. The self-help genre is filled with awesome information that can help transform everyone’s lives. With a little help, planning, and focus, anyone can use the information learned can be used to create the life they’ve always dreamed of.
Timothy Gay is a ThetaHealing Practitioner® and the founder of The Infinite Transition. Timothy loves working with successful women and men, helping them clear a path to emotional freedom, reconnect with their passion, be energized by life, and thrive in their career and business. You can follow Timothy on Facebook and Twitter.