By: Dave Durand
Book Review by: Dan Smith
HOW 'FEEL GOOD' ADVICE IS CREATING GENERATION OF SLACKERS
OR: The Sins of Self Esteem
WAUKESHA, WI - Do you think it's always a good idea to tell teens
to love themselves and be proud of who they are? Do you believe self-esteem in kids should always be promoted, valued and nurtured?
According to Dave Durand, you're completely wrong. Author of the new
book Perpetual Motivation, Durand is stirring up controversy in the motivational industry with his "kick in the pants" message that
takes direct shots at popular motivational philosophies.
"We tell kids to always feel good about themselves, and to not associate
with people who make them feel bad," says Durand. "But what if a teenager should feel bad about himself because of his behavior or attitude?
Feeling ashamed of oneself can be a good thing."
In Perpetual Motivation, Durand bucks the trend of popular "fell good"
motivation and discusses:
- How self esteem becomes self worship; resulting in inflated
egos and self-centeredness
- The death of shame - Why parents shouldn't be afraid to
use shame as a motivator.
- How the over-praising of children and moral "dumping down"
of America is creating a generation of disrespectful slackers.
- Why promoting self-love creates obnoxious kids.
"America has become the 'me' country, where universal acceptance and
tolerance is the standard," adds Durand. "The antidote for this epidemic of runaway self esteem is a gentle but firm kick in the backside."
Durand is a second degree black belt, fitness video producer and renowned
motivational speaker. By the age of thirty, he was a "Hall of Fame" business award winner and international sales record breaker. Perpetual
Motivation is available for purchase at Amazon.com, or by calling -800-247-6553.