FC: “Although sales of self-help books have doubled in the past four years, mental illness, obesity, drug addiction, and alcoholism are very much on the rise. Is the craziness fueling the literature or vice versa? Comedian George Carlin captured it when he said, “If you’re looking for self-help, why would you read a book written by somebody else? That’s not self-help, that’s help! There’s no such thing as self-help. If you did it yourself, you didn’t need help.”
Self help you make me money. To be fair though, coaching has it’s place and can help. Think of how beneficial a personal training can be for fitness. But to the point it’s gotten, it’s a little overboard.
(Source: Fast Company)