Part of getting to know yourself is to unknow yourself—to let go of the limiting stories you’ve told yourself about who you are so that you aren’t trapped by them, so you can live your life and not the story you’ve been telling yourself.Lori Gottlieb
Lori Gottlieb teaches you the benefits of therapy while moving you to unlearn stories that do not serve you through masterful storytelling.
I have admired Lori Gottlieb ever since a very good friend of mine told me that I had to read her viral article, “How to land your kid in therapy.” When I heard she wrote a book, Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed, I am very ashamed to admit, I couldn’t bring myself to read it because people were telling me that I should and envious of her ability to write.
I realized I was only hurting myself by not reading the book. And, of course, I loved it. I highly recommend it.
I suppose I finally chose my favorite quote because it aptly describes the benefits of therapy (and of coaching): to “unknow” yourself or unlearn stories that swirl in your head but don’t serve you well.
There were too many good quotes I could have shared with you. It was hard to pick my favorites.
Gottlieb takes a huge risk and unveils her own vulnerabilities. She shares stories of her clients that will crack open your heart–even when you at first don’t like them. As she says:
It’s impossible to get to know people deeply and not come to like them.
I didn’t like how the cowl I made in a previous book note turned out. The pattern I used seemed to hide the bursts of purple I liked in the teal yarn. So I frogged (unraveled) it to start something else instead.
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