What's Stopping You? Why Smart People Don't Always Reach Their Potential and How You Can (Paperback)
From the Publisher:
This personal witty and insightful book teaches us about the fears that drive failure and the self-awareness that can help us navigate it. The great point about this book is that it is both philosophical with regards the nature of fear and its impact on achievement, and practical. For those that may be paralysed by a fear of failure, it offers a way through,?
Luke Johnson, serial entrepreneur, Financial Times columnist and Chairman of the RSA
?This powerful, insightful book shows you how to unlock your unconscious brakes and step on the acceleration of your true potential!?
?Kelsey offers a successful and eloquent analysis of fear of failure as a mass condition in the modern world, and one we ignore at our peril,?
Do you ever feel like you're not quite the person you want to be? You're getting on ok, but you know you could go a step ? or a giant leap ? further in life. So what's really holding you back?
Everyone knows that the secret to success is confidence. And there are plenty of quick-fix solutions that claim to bring instant success, constant happiness and dream fulfilment.
This book isn't one of them.
Success is not just about being ambitious. That's easy. It's about how you respond to adversity along the way. It's about facing up to and overcoming your fear of failure.
This second edition of Robert Kelsey's bestselling What's Stopping You? includes a revised preface, plus, an extended practical section, featuring a new chapter that explores tactics for overcoming your fear of failure and dealing with different types of people in everyday situations, such as getting a new job, pitching for new work, making presentations or communicating clearly in an argument.
Written by Robert Kelsey who runs his own business and with a foreword by one of the country's most successful businessmen, Luke Johnson, What's Stopping You? is well grounded in personal experience and draws on existing self-help theories that work, while dismissing those that over promise and under deliver.
"Confidence is the ultimate secret weapon of any successful entrepreneur. If Robert's book can help you find yours then it will be worth its weight in gold."