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Self-Help Guru Tony Robbins Apologizes For #MeToo Criticism

Self-Help Guru Tony Robbins Apologizes For #MeToo Criticism

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Self-help guru Tony Robbins has issued an apology for criticizing the #MeToo movement during one of his large-scale events last month in San Jose, Calif.“I apologize for expressing anything other than my profound admiration for the #MeToo movement,” his statement says. “I teach that ‘life happens for you, not to you’ and what I’ve realized is that I’ve dedicated my life to working with victims of abuse all over the world, I need to get connected to the brave women of #MeToo.”Video of the March 15 event surfaced yesterday (see below), leading to the apology. Footage showed Robbins, who stands a muscle-bound 6-foot-7, pacing the aisles of a large arena during his “Unleash the Power Within” seminar, as is his custom, when a woman named Nanine McCool stood to speak. “I think you misundersta
Self-help Svengali Tony Robbins triggers #MeToo outrage

Self-help Svengali Tony Robbins triggers #MeToo outrage

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Motivational guru Tony Robbins may have self-helped himself to a tidal wave of woe after slamming the #MeToo movement.Robbins made the incendiary comments at a seminar in San Jose, Calif., last month after one attendee took umbrage. The famed speaker was taking issue with the “victimhood” culture.[embedded content]“If you use the #MeToo movement to try to get significance and certainty by attacking and destroying someone else, you haven’t grown an ounce,” Robbins told the woman.“All you’ve done is basically use a drug called significance to make yourself feel good.”A woman named Nanine McCool took issue with Robbins’ comments, claiming he was “mischaracterizing the movement.”  Robbins said he isn’t against the movement.“Who should throw the stone? You shouldn’t throw that ston
Self-Help Guru Tony Robbins Under Fire for #MeToo Comments

Self-Help Guru Tony Robbins Under Fire for #MeToo Comments

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World-renowned self-help guru Tony Robbins is under fire for comments he made about the #MeToo movement at a Mar. 19 event in the SAP Center in San Jose.At Robbins' The Power Within event last month, he brought up #MeToo saying, "What you're seeing is someone making themselves significant by making someone else wrong."Nanine McCool, who paid $3,000 to be in the audience, decided to question Robbin’s stance, "I think you misunderstand the #MeToo movement," she said.Robbins then replied saying he doesn’t have anything against the movement but opposed what he called "victim hood.""I totally disagree with everything he said about #Me Too - all of it," McCool said.A survivor of sexual abuse as a child, McCool said she felt compelled to speak even though she was afraid, but found strength fro
Think like a millionaire, and you'll get rich? Ignore self-help gurus

Think like a millionaire, and you'll get rich? Ignore self-help gurus

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This deceptive and disingenuous nonsense is rampant in the marketing materials aimed at gullible and desperate consumers. Indeed, the quote above comes from the website "Psychology for Marketers," which should scare us into the horrifying but inevitable realisation that behavioural finance has been weaponised. "Nudge" no more; it is now full-on psychological warfare."Here's something the self-help folk never tell you: Millionaires don't waste their mental bandwidth on how much a caramel macchiato costs."Ever since Napolean Hill's Depression-era book "Think and Grow Rich" was published in 1937, an endless stream of garbage has followed. If we don't take Hill too literally, we can give him credit for trying to get a depressed populace to realise that this too shall pass.Economic downturns...
Self-Help to raffle 'Hamilton' tickets

Self-Help to raffle 'Hamilton' tickets

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WAVERLY — In conjunction with its spring fundraiser “Once Upon a Time,” Self-Help International will raffle two tickets to see the Broadway show “Hamilton: An American Musical” at the Des Moines Civic Center on July 13.Raffle tickets are on sale now at Self-Help International, and sales will continue through the evening of the event April 20.Raffle tickets cost $10 per ticket or $40 for five tickets. Call 352-4040 to purchase tickets or visit the Self-Help office, 703 Second Ave N.W.The winner will be announced at the fundraiser April 20 at Prairie Links Event Center. Winners need not be present to win.All proceeds from the raffle and “Once Upon a Time” will benefit Self-Help International programs to alleviate hunger in Ghana and Nicaragua.Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served, and there
Self Help Center Opens New Offices In Evansville

Self Help Center Opens New Offices In Evansville

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The 40-year-old Self Help Center in central Wyoming has a new, and what it's executive director hopes, is its last home."Hopefully now we've found our forever home over here," Jennifer Dyer said.The "forever home" is now at 704 Luker Lane in Evansville after four decades of locations on East E Street, South Center Street, and most recently on East Second Street, Dyer said.It needs the space because of its important and expanding mission."We're a 24-hour advocacy and support service agency for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and other abuse," she said.Its programs include working with clients such as help with protection orders, safety planning, support during court procedures, and a 30-day emergency shelter for those in immediate danger, Dyer said.The Self Help Ce...
Kindle readers read novels. Physical book readers read self-help.

Kindle readers read novels. Physical book readers read self-help.

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What kind of book reader are you? 20th-century novels? Non-fiction biographies? Self-help? Has your book buying been usurped by a child who wants nothing but books about bugs?Whatever kind of book buyer you are, it turns out that the format via which you read - e-book or paper - could predict what it is you're reading.That's because, according to our data in which we track top sales of books at Amazon, highest-ranking titles in the Kindle store differ vastly than those in Amazon's standard print-books category.Overall, when it comes to Kindle e-books, thriller novels are king. But when it comes to print books, self-help reigns supreme.There are some outliers, with some novels in the print category and a couple of self-help titles on the Kindle side, bu...
Chicago theater company presents immersive production about self-help lectures

Chicago theater company presents immersive production about self-help lectures

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Chicago theater company presents immersive production about self-help lecturesCloseKyle Lovett (left), Wanda Jin and Kenya Ann Hall play the roles of audience members and lecturer in a self-help seminar. “Cornerstone” explores the phenomenon of self-help culture.Matthew Gregory Hollis/The Daily NorthwesternMatthew Gregory Hollis/The Daily NorthwesternKyle Lovett (left), Wanda Jin and Kenya Ann Hall play the roles of audience members and lecturer in a self-help seminar. “Cornerstone” explores the phenomenon of self-help culture.Victoria Lee, ReporterApril 4, 2018Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailClose Modal WindowHang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.CloseClose Modal WindowEmail This StorySend EmailCancelIn a world oversaturated with T
COM Grad Student Has Published a Self-Help Book for Undergrads

COM Grad Student Has Published a Self-Help Book for Undergrads

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Before starting freshman year at Morehouse College, Chris Sumlin  looked for how-to books that would help make college life less daunting. When he couldn’t find one, he decided to write his own.In his new self-help memoir, Dealing with This Thing Called College: Stories to Help You Succeed in Undergrad, Sumlin (COM’19) shares candid (sometimes embarrassing) autobiographical anecdotes, like the time he almost failed a class because he assumed (incorrectly) it would be easy, or when he went on an ill-fated spending spree with his new credit card. Among other useful tips: how to save money by purchasing e-textbooks, office etiquette for your first job, how to find a mentor, and how to set goals and follow through.Raised in Dayton, Ohio, Sumlin is a first-generation college student and