Best Self: Be You, Only Better

The Founder of Inspire Leadership & focuses on unlocking people’s potential by providing them with programs; mentorship and coaching into high performance

By Mike Bayer

Mike Bayer is a life coach who runs a clinic for artists, athletes, executives and any other person who wants to live more authentically, successfully and joyfully. He wants us to be authentic and does this by providing us with a great framework that is easy to understand and also extremely thought-provoking. This book is also full of real-world examples that will help us to understand things better.

It is a good book that will help us discover and recognize what makes us tick (both the good and the not-so-good). It also inspires us to live the “good”; Teaches us how and when to push the “not-so-good” away and allows us to coach ourselves to a better place. 

One of the greatest take-aways is the knowledge about self-coaching; This is a nugget that anyone who cares about being successful should be able to take into consideration. From my own reflection, it is clear that having a really good coach in my life on a continuing basis is something that has made a difference in my life.  What does this therefore mean? It means Being Self is a good book for those who would like to have a coach but not sure of the first steps. It will introduce them to self-coaching which will need to be complimented with the actual coaching for better results. Coach Mike will be your initial personal coach by working through the exercises in his book. The book will make you accountable as any coach will do and will also give you the tool to do that.

As you read the book, there will be one limitation:  be willing to follow all the instructions word for word without holding anything back. As you do this, it is critical that you have a complete openness and brutal self honesty and you will be amazed by the results. It will change your life. It does not matter what situation you are in; successful or not successful, having a job or jobless, employed or self-employed, the book will inspire you.

As well put by Mike, your best self is a unique, positive, evolved person who aligns to their truth. When you are being your best self, you are being your most authentic and at your core. To be able to achieve this, the book suggests the following:

  • Get in touch with you best self.
  • Reach your highest potential. 
  • Find more balance in your life.
  • Evolve, change, reinvent yourself and improve your life.
  • Learn to handle adversity and crisis.
  • Discover your truth and purpose.

Finally, the book will help you to work through each of the Seven SPHERES of life; Social, personal, health, education, relationships, employment and spiritual development. This model is similar to my nine domain areas which I have been preaching for the last 10 years. The nine domain areas include: Spirituality, inner health, physical health, family, career, finances, friends and networks, adventure and impact.

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