Seth Godin again caught me, this time resulting in a “YES, you are sooo right” coming out of my mouth.
This time, it was about self-help. (read his blog for yourself) I hate self-help books. Well, not exactly hate, just don’t buy them if they are listed as ‘self-help.’ To me, every book is a self-help book. Think about it. If you read a book and you talk about the contents or recommend it to someone, the book has touched you in some way and affected you. Seth says, “If you read a book that tries to change you for the better and it fails or doesn’t resonate, then it’s a self-help book. If you read a book that actually succeeds in changing you for the better, then the label changes from self-help book to great book.”
Self-help is in everything we look at: books, magazines, video games. It’s what we do with the information that makes it self-help.