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When Everyone Shines But You by Kelly Martin is not just another self-help book lining the shelf, telling you to think positive or obey the laws of attraction to get anything you want. This book shows you how being human is not only okay, but also a good thing to be. Kelly Martin synthesizes years of reflection and deep soul searching into a multitude of small lessons any person can use to do some soul searching as well. This book is not for every person; this is more for those who have read other self-help books on self-esteem and faithfully followed the books to the letter with little or no success. Throughout the book, Martin explains why current self-help books do not help some who seek them out the most and shows you a different path – one a bit less traveled.
Calling all Type A personalities, those who have to plan every minute of their lives or their worlds would crumble before their very eyes, and those who feel they are not worthy of having the “good” or “perfect” lives they imagined themselves having. This book is the wake-up call you need to stop what you’re doing and take a deep breath. You do not need to be in such a big hurry to get to the finish line, nor should you be frozen at the starting line long after the marathon of life began. Martin wants you to look deep within yourself and fully understand that everything will be okay, so long as you don’t have such a death grip on trying to control every aspect of your world. Your world will still be your world – you’ll just be happier in it by the end of When Everyone Shines But You.