The Tools by Phil Stutz, Barry Michels and its book summary by Meaningful Publishing.
The Tools: 5 Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity, and Willpower and Inspire You to Live Life in Forward Motion by Phil Stutz, Barry Michels.
The Tools is a book based on a set of practices designed by two therapists (Barry Michels and Phil Stutz) to offer a way to combat one of the most common complaints they heard from their patients: “What are the specific changes I need to make to help myself heal - what are the actions I need to take to conquer negative behaviors?”
Traditional therapeutic models focus on the past, encouraging you to dig deeper to find the meaning or roots to your deep-seated issues. Tired of this failing notion, Phil Stutz and Barry Michels encourage their patients, and now the world, to use specific techniques - “the tools” - to allow them to access their inner power by using the very problems they struggle with by approaching those problems head-on. With this approach, obstacles become opportunities, and the unconscious is activated in new, unimaginable ways that help us push forward to reach our goals.
With these “tools,” we learn to find courage, turn pain into positive action, create focus, develop discipline, and embrace - and express - ourselves fully. The tools in this book provide us with a set of principles to combat anxiety and cultivate confidence. Learning how to use these tools can genuinely transform your life!
For years, Phil Stutz and Barry Michels only shared these tools with an exclusive patient base. Now, with the help of this book, those very same revolutionary techniques are now accessible to anyone, including you. This is your chance to experience true fulfillment, embrace your full range of potential, and access the power to create within.
The only goal the authors have is to offer you an opportunity to use these tools to create an exceptional life. If you’re willing to do the work, the possibilities are endless.
Here’s what you’ll learn about in this summary:
- Five tools, each paired with a ”higher force", to transform your problems into proper action to move forward in life
- A way to step out of your comfort zone and push past pain to reach the endless possibilities your life has to offer
- Ways to avoid staying trapped in the past and gain the freedom to move on with your life
- The ability to step over anxiety and unfreeze yourself to do things you once feared
- Steps to escape your urge to wallow in sadness and feel grateful
- Ways to live in the present moment with forceable willpower and action
- And much, much more...
Everyone has problems, challenges, concerns. But not everyone perceives them the same way. Some people can turn their setbacks into successes. We can do the same by leveraging specific psychological tools that help us tap into the highest version of ourselves.
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