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George Bernard Shaw - Create yourself

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) - An Irish playwright and winner of the Noble Prize in Literature. He had a massive influence on Western theatre, culture and politics.

We love this quote because more than ever there seems to be an emphasis in society to 'find yourself' - when perhaps our true selves is not something to be found, but something to be created. That is not intended to discount the benefits and value of exercises in introspection, in fact we have suggested some reading around this practice.

We have selected three titles today that we think you will enjoy. Learn more about Shaw and get inspired with some self development books.

- Bernard Shaw: The One-Volume Definitive Decision

- Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behaviour

- The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

Scroll down for more detail on the books. We hope you enjoy them!

Happy reading.


"We regard Mr. Holroyd with awe, as a prodigy among biographers."

- The New York Times Book Review

When Michael Holroyd's multivolume life of Bernard Shaw was published, it was hailed as a masterpiece, and William Golding predicted that it would take its place "among the great biographies."

Now the biography is available for the first time in a lively and accessible abridgment by the author. This is the quintessence of Shaw. The narrative has a new verve and pace, and the light and shade of Shaw's world are more dramatically revealed as Holroyd counterpoints the private and public Shaw with inimitable insight and scholarship.

Read more here.


From the back cover:

Self-defeating behavior is the single most common reason that people seek psychotherapy. It is a poison, preventing us from achieving the love, success and happiness we want in our lives. And what really drives us crazy is feeling we have to change and not knowing how - or knowing how but being unable to stick with change. Get Out of Your Own Way is an antidote - it explains why we sabotage ourselves, going back to childhood origins of various behaviors.

More important, it offers proven steps of action to transform behavior from self-defeating to life-enhancing. With anecdotes and usable insights drawn from twenty years of psychiatric clinical practice, Dr. Mark Goulston shares ideas that have helped thousands of patients overcome pain, fear, and confusion - to approach life's challenges with dignity, wisdom, courage, and even humor. By encouraging you to reflect upon your behavior - and providing practical steps toward change that you can work into your everyday life - Get Out of Your Own Way shows you how to stop being your own worst enemy - and become your own best friend.

Read more here.


#1 New York Times Bestseller

"Read this book carefully, and you will get more than a glimpse of eternity.”

- Deepak Chopra

Copublished with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) TheUntethered Soul begins by walking you through your relationship with your thoughts and emotions, helping you uncover the source and fluctuations of your inner energy. It then delves into what you can do to free yourself from the habitual thoughts, emotions, and energy patterns that limit your consciousness. Finally, with perfect clarity, this book opens the door to a life lived in the freedom of your innermost being.

You can grab a copy here.


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