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“The title alone is such a profound reminder for all of us, and the book delivers a marvelous manual of authenticity. I’m so glad to recommend it and live its principles.” —SARK, author/artist, Juicy Pens,Thirsty Paper “In this book Mike Robbins challenges us to be ourselves, speak our truth, and live with authenticity. Utilizing these principleswill allow you to take your life, work, and relationships to the next level.” —Tom Rath, New York Times best-selling author, StrengthsFinder 2.0 “Mike Robbins has taken the concept of authenticity and put it on the map. With so many self-help books going over safe and well-worn territory, here is a groundbreaking and well-written treatise on something we all need and that has before this eludedclarity. This is an excellent book!” —Fred Luskin, Ph.D., author, Forgive for Good, and director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project “Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken is a bold call for each of us to ‘wake up’ and be real. As Mike Robbins models, writes about, and teaches us, our world needs people who are willing and courageous enough to be vulnerable and authentic. This is an importantbook that gives you a pathway to being more real in your life, your work, and your relationships.” —Lynne Twist, author, The Soul of Money, and cofounder of The Pachamama Alliance “We criticize politicians for not being real with us, but when is the last time you tried to distinguish between
your own ‘public self’ and the real you? Mike Robbins has tackled this timely topic with great skilland depth. What does it mean to live authentically? Are you truly being yourself? The answers are all here in this highly accessible, eyeopening book that is certain to have an impact on your life.” —Susan Page, author, Why Talking Is Not Enough “Mike Robbins knows the secret about the difference between presence and performance that all we perennial adolescents have to learn in this culture tofinally grow up. And he is very articulate about it! He teaches that authenticity, intimacy, joy in living, and success in life depend upon our ability to be present to each other and honestly report what we have done, what we think, what we feel, and what we notice. And he also knows that we have to stick with each other until we are clear and complete, whether, in the end, we agree or disagree—noschemes, no hidden agendas, no bullshit. More power to you, Mike! This is a wonderful book!” —Brad Blanton, Ph.D., author, Radical Honesty “I cannot think of a better person than Mike Robbins to write a book on authenticity. He totally gets it and he knows how to communicate it. This is one of those books that will have you say, ‘that book changed my life!’” —Rich Fettke, coauthor, Extreme Success“Mike Robbins is a model of everything he teaches. Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken is a call to action. It challenges all of us to be who we are and to live authentic lives.” —Yvonne and Rich Dutra-St. John, coauthors, Be the Hero You’ve Been Waiting For, and cofounders of Challenge Day “Mike Robbins and I were both blessed to have Richard Carlson as our dear friend. It’s through Richardthat I have
come to know Mike, whom I have discovered to be one of the most kind, positive, and loving human beings I’ve ever had the privilege to know. He has discovered how to be himself, his true Self, and with great candor, humility, and eloquence shares with the reader how to achieve the same in their own lives. This work is simple, complete, and profound. I highly recommend it for...