Best Self: Be You, Only Better

Best Self: Be You, Only Better

by Mike Bayer


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The first book from Coach Mike, well-known life coach, personal development coach, addiction specialist, and soon-to-be Dr. Phil Show regular; an inspiring, invigorating program to help you examine where your life is now. Determine once and for all who you want to be and where you want to go, and live authentically and happily forever.

“There is a pervasive belief in society that people can’t change, not really. That is absolutely 100% untrue. If people couldn’t change, I’d still be penniless and addicted to drugs. If people couldn’t change, everyone would basically be doomed. I’ve seen people overcome all odds. People change. They did. You can.”

Life coach Mike Bayer, a gentle giant with an easy but focused manner, has helped all kinds of clients, from pop artists to athletes to top level business executives to families in refugee camps, to ordinary people like you and me. With care, subtlety, and a series of important, but tough questions, he inspires and directs people to transform their lives by empowering them to break free of destructive patterns. As a mental health specialist, a personal development coach, and an all-around crisis agent, Coach Mike has seen the damage we can do to ourselves. He understands our struggles intimately, because he’s faced—and overcome—his own.

Now, as a member of Dr. Phil McGraw’s core team and a show regular, Coach Mike will be bringing his knowledge and experience to millions across America. As a teaching tool for the 2019 season, this book will empower Dr. Phil’s guests, and in turn viewers, to confront their fears, acknowledge what is holding them back, and break through to live a passionate and authentic life to the fullest.

Coach Mike has quietly become one of the biggest names in mental health in the country—a behind-the-scenes superstar quietly making our lives and world better. His unparalleled passion for helping people, and a desire to make mental health care as mainstream as going to the gym is what brought him to the attention of Dr. Phil. With this book, Coach Mike’s simple yet powerful tools are ready for the mainstream, so that everyone can live the authentic life they truly desire and deserve. His brand of coaching teaches you manage your life from the inside out. His belief is once given the tools you can definitely learn to “Star In Your Own Life.” This book is a “how to” action oriented guide to becoming your own Life Coach!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062911735
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,045
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Mike Bayer, known as Coach Mike, is a professional personal development coach, interventionist and author of New York Time’s Best Selling book Best Self: Be You Only Better (2019). He is chief executive officer (CEO) and founder of CAST Centers. Bayer is also an expert contributor to the Dr. Phil show. Bayer has had guest appearances on TV shows such as The Talk, Face the Truth, Dr. Phil, and DailyMail TV.

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Best Self: Be You, Only Better 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book easy reading
DebK510 More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic- Life Coach Mike Bayer gives you the tools needed so you can be your BEST SELF. The book is easy to read and the exercises really make you think about the behaviors you possess that are blocking you from achieving your BEST SELF. I have read many self-help books and walked away feeling confused, frustrated and unable to break my destructive patterns. This book really allows you to figure out what in your life blocks you from being happy and makes you rethink your behaviors so you can be your BEST SELF. The book goes into the ways we block ourselves from being happy. Since I started reading this book, I have ended a 12-year destructive relationship, lost 10 lbs with 30 more to go and no longer the Yes person in my family. I see myself as the top priority and that feels really good. Life Coach Mike Bayer has worked with many people and he really cares about helping them be their Best Self. He writes from the heart and understands how we can improve our lives by listening within ourselves. READ BEST SELF by LIFE COACH MIKE BAYER and change your life today - Be your BEST SELF
Kachinske More than 1 year ago
This book is great. Lots of useful exercises and things to help improve your life. I’d highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read! This book is the perfect read to start out the new year with. It is chock-full of interesting ways to make your life better in ways that are easy to implement if we just take some time to do them. Mike is definitely a teacher in every sense of the word and he speaks in a way that is fun and also draws you in making you want to learn more!
Clara Capano More than 1 year ago
This is a FANTASTIC tool. It really helps you take a look at yourself and work though activities to help you be the BEST you. It is not just a lot of "talk" but real exercises that help. If you want to take your life to the next level - get this book!
Brielle Wade-Adams More than 1 year ago
This book is different from all the self help books out there. It requires you to think, but also allows you to explore life.
Kimberly Kindle More than 1 year ago
Best Self is the book you never knew you needed until you were half way finished reading it. I couldn't put this one down. Mike Bayer encourages you to dig deep, helps you let things go, and truly design a life you love and were meant to live. This book is worth it's weight in gold and will surely be one that I gift to friends and family and New Graduates. I wish I could fly him in to talk to my Husband and I - but instead I'm gifting the book - it's THAT good. If you're looking to grow personally, professionally, or just need a book to read to pass the time - THIS IS THE ONE. I have not been able to stop reading it or talking about it. I'm so grateful this book found it's way for me to read. Life changing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are looking to make a positive change in your life, read this book! It will help you discover the real you. Definitely do the excercises. They challenge you to find your best self! I highly recommend this book.
Desireejo11 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful read! Coach Mike Bayer speaks, teaches and coaches from the heart. It is a well written book that was easy to read. I love the exercises throughout the book and it felt like Coach Mike was there by my side cheering me on. Whether you’re an athlete, relationship issues, addiction, weight issues,depression, work, business or personal growth, this book can help. I enjoyed it so much that I went back and re-read some of the chapters! I look forward to reading his book!
LuAnnBraley More than 1 year ago
I thought carefully about what book would be my first read in 2019. I am SO PLEASED that I made it "Best Self: Be You, Only Better" by Mike Bayer. Definitely an auspicious way to begin the New Year! I started reading shortly after midnight, stopped for a nap at page 259, then read the rest of the book by 6:30 am! Now, I'm looking forward to go back and work through the exercises, because, dang, it's 2019 and it's high time! My life has expanded and contracted in waves over the years, and has been just ... stagnant ... for some time. I finally have a map to navigate my way out of the clouds towards the life I was meant to live. And that's a GREAT feeling! So, why am I waxing lyrical about what could be thought of as a list of directions? Because Best Self is so much more than that. Coach Mike knows and cares about his audience. You can tell it by the language he uses. It's clear, direct and finds each person where they are. He is humble, not in competition with others over who's best, just working on becoming his own Best Self, too. He knows that every person's path looks different. It reminds me of an old dresser I refinished years ago. It had been painted a creamy white and speckled all over with black and brown paint. Someone had covered up some gorgeous wood and a marble top! No matter where you are in the 'restoration project' of your life, if you just need some polishing here and there, or you need to undo past mistakes and 'start over', I believe Best Self: Be You, Only Better by Mike Bayer can point you in the right direction. Like many people, I love to travel and see new places. This trip I take at the start of 2019 may be my best trip e.v.e.r.! (Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book at no charge, in exchange for my honest review.)
-niecyisms More than 1 year ago
Very few self-improvement books actually resonate with me on a personal level, being either extremely simplistic or overly complicated. Best Self: Be You, Only Better approaches self-help from a realistic, attainable perspective based upon Coach Mike's experience with universal life concepts and his seven life SPHERES research. It would be an amazing opportunity to work with Coach Mike, however reading and working through Best Self is almost comparable! I'm excited to become one of the #BestSelfers and highly recommend reading Best Self for a hands-on insight into ways to better reveal your best self. This promotional advanced reader copy was read and reviewed as a member of the Best Self Launch Team.
Chessaria More than 1 year ago
I received this book to review before it is released. I found this book to be very helpful. There are a lot of different action items that one can take. I chose to do some of them to get an idea of what the book is like, but want to keep the book so I can continue doing some of the other action items as I have time or as I need them. The few I did really changed my perspective. I like the idea of the Best Self and the Anti-Self. It's not that we are bad people, we just have a part of us that isn't quite so helpful. I also like the little snippets in Coach Mike's life and his client's lives. Real world examples always help me to understand things better. I would highly recommend this book for anyone. Even if you aren't into self-help books, toward the end there is a great chapter on setting goals. That is helpful alone.