Cheapskate Wisdom … About the Self-Help Industry

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“If you’re looking for a quick and easy path to change from any self-help book, CD, or DVD that promises you instant and effortless change, put it back on the shelf or return it to Amazon. I can assure you that you’re wasting your money and time.”

This insight comes from a post published at by Dr. Jim Taylor, a psychologist and author who offers clients services—or rather, a “consulting-psychology experience”—that sound an awful lot like self-help. Here’s how the services are described at Taylor’s website:

Dr. Taylor provides individuals and organizations with the psychological and interpersonal insights, information, and tools that will enable them to perform at their highest level consistently and find meaning, fulfillment, and contentment in their lives.

In his post, Dr. Taylor also quotes the late great George Carlin, and you can guess what his thoughts were on self-help. They include this nugget:

“If you’re reading it in a book, folks, it ain’t self-help. It’s help.”