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Self-help guides are not sustainable

For those who believe that my books are self-help guides and are expecting instructions for life from it, this may clarify my approach for you.

The above photo is from The Egosystem p.25. I don’t believe in prescriptive exercises or methods when advising others about how to navigate the challenges in their lives.

Such prescriptive approaches assume that others are like us, and that their lives are like ours.

It also assumes that they have access to the same resources and support structures as we do, and that they interpret the events of their lives in the same way that we would.

None of that is true.

We’re each unique in our relationship with the world around us. That’s why a prescriptive approach will never be sustainable.

It may provide interim relief, but it will not be sustainable the moment your circumstances change.

Creating understanding and awareness about why you are who you are, and why you feel the way that you do allows you to choose your responses to life more mindfully, and in a way that is uniquely you.

Otherwise all we’re doing is creating mini-me versions of coaches and therapists and counsellors in the lives of our clients.

How does that help anyone? 🤔

Own Your Life.

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Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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