Q. I’m reading Dr. Phil’s Book entitled Self Matters—Living Your Life from Inside Out. Please comment.

A. I have read McGraw’s book and he does appear to share some similar perspectives albeit using different labels. The author obviously believes in figuring out who one is and being real. Indeed, the high cost of a failure to be real is another way of discussing adapting.

For years I lectured from unpublished studies/discussions with researchers and discovered that some people are skeptical until information is released in book format. Others absorb the information and practically apply the strategies without waiting for mainstream publishing. It’s the quintessential different strokes for different folks. Differing formats appeal to differing brains. Find one that works for you and go for it!