Going Nowhere Fast: Step Off Life's Treadmills and Find Peace of Mind

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9780133589955: Going Nowhere Fast: Step Off Life's Treadmills and Find Peace of Mind

The bestselling coauthor of Smart Women, Foolish Choices offers his insights on the never-ending quest to finding fulfillment.
 
Are you caught on an endless treadmill of success? In Going Nowhere Fast, Dr. Melvyn Kinder, bestselling author of Women Men Love, Women Men Leave, identifies the essential issues we build treadmills around: money, romance, marriage, and parenting. By pursuing perfection in these areas, we create incessant demands on our time and attention. The energy we expend in satisfying these demands takes away from answering our real needs. The results are anxiety, chronic dissatisfaction, exhaustion, and loss of self-esteem—the very things we’re trying to avoid.
 
In Going Nowhere Fast, Dr. Kinder shows us how to break the treadmill cycle and learn to tap into our inner selves to enjoy the life we have worked so hard to create—a life with the potential to be much richer and more deeply rewarding than any we could have set out to capture.
 
“Just the right outlook for Recession-era reading. Dr. Melvyn Kinder redefines the notion of settling for less—whether the commodity be money, looks, powers, or a handful of other things people strive for—and talks about giving up the destructive quest for the Perfect Self.”—Los Angeles Times

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Going nowhere in your career? In your marriage (or your single life)? With your children? On a treadmill financially, sexually, physically? Always striving, never satisfied? As we approach middle age, many of us baby-boom yuppies are finding ourselves in at least one of the above predicaments. Psychotherapist Kinder (co-author of Smart Women, Foolish Choices ) has the solution to this maladie du moment: slow down; accept yourself as you are, not as you think you should be; reclaim your "forgotten" inner self; listen to your inner voice; and shape your life on your own terms. Pop psychology? Indeed. But this is also a wise and compassionate approach to a problem that is becoming all too common. Recommended for public libraries. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/15/90.
- Marcia G. Fuchs, Guilford Free Lib., Ct.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The old-fashioned premise that happiness lies in peace of mind rather than material satisfactions is the basis for this excellent self-help book addressed to disillusioned high achievers caught on the treadmill of financial and social success. Including his own case among those cited, psychologist Kinder, who co-authored Smart Women, Foolish Choices , demonstrates how outwardly enviable lives are achieved through enormous effort and often at the expense of personal relationships and other kinds of growth and fulfillment. In clear, direct fashion, he suggests how to get off the treadmill and attain positive self-acceptance. "Stop improving yourself," he urges, "and start living." 100,000 first printing; $75,000 ad/promo; Psychotherapy Book Club selection; author tour.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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