Get Off Your "But": How to End Self-Sabotage and Stand Up for Yourself

Sean Stephenson

Jossey Bass (Wiley-San Francisco),  April 2009

"This book will show you how to move beyond your limitations and begin to experience and share your gifts at the highest level . . . Read this book in its entirety, follow the lessons closely, and watch as your life transforms into a masterpiece filled with an abundance of bliss, passion, and gratitude."
--From the Foreword by Anthony Robbins

In addition to presenting Sean Stephenson's unbelievable life story, Get Off Your "But," offers anyone who needs to conquer fears and insecurities a hands-on guide for overcoming the forces of negativity and self-sabotage. Sean -- a successful psychotherapist -- shows what it takes to overcome the big bumps in the road, eliminate excuses, end insecurities, and ultimately stand up for happiness and success in life. As Sean explains, anyone can fall victim to the "Buts":

"But" Fears (BUT what if I fail . . .)

"But" Insecurities (BUT I'm not good enough . . .)

"But" Excuses (BUT there's no time . . .)

Get Off Your "But" offers a practical guide for putting fear behind you and building the inner resources to become self-confident at work and at home. It's time to get off your "but" and start leading the life you dream.

hardcover | ISBN: 9780470399934 | Publication Date: April 2009

"Sean is an amazing person with an important message."
--President Bill Clinton

"Sean Stephenson is the Yoda of personal development, with less pointy ears."
--Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live

"As we struggle with inertia to become the best that we can be, Sean Stephenson's book informs and inspires us to stand up and keep moving forward. Thank you, Sean, for your life, your work, and your abundant sharing."
--Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager

"Sean Stephenson is a hero to me. When you read his book, he will be a hero to you as well. His moving stories about himself and others who have found the gifts in their pain will teach you so much about courage and, just as important, you will learn how to build your own sense of confidence when it comes to health, career, relationships, and more. Do yourself a favor read this book!"
--Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., author, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway® and Embracing Uncertainty

"Sean has inspired me for years, so much so that I even wrote about him in my book. The reason why I love and respect my good buddy is he truly gets it -- he lives in harmony! In this book he gives you timeless wisdom in a fun, loving, and modern-day voice that you'll enjoy rereading for the rest of your life."
-James Arthur flay, author, Harmonic Wealth; coauthor, The Secret

"As a writer it takes a lot for a book to impress me -- and a lot more for a book to impact me. Get Off Your "But" did both! Simply put, Sean silences the voice that tells us we're not enough."
-Steven Pressfield, author, TheWar of Art

"The reason why some people never win at the game of life is they're too busy sitting on their BUTS on the sideline instead of standing on the field making history! Perseverance is the name of the game, whether you're running a business, a family, or making the cut for the Notre Dame football team. Get Off Your "But" is the perfect book to strengthen your perseverance and lead you to the ultimate victories in life!"
-Rudy Ruettiger, inspiration for the movie "Rudy" author, Rudy's Insights for Winning in Life

"If you've ever been afraid of meeting someone, dating someone, or starting a conversation with someone you wanted to meet, and you'd like to destroy those fears, then read this book. I guarantee that the material inside will get you the results you want from life . . ."
-David DeAngelo, author, DoubleYour Dating

"No ifs, ands, or BUTS about it. Sean sets an awesome example of someone who could find every reason to give up. This book offers inspiration, humor, and insights on overcoming mental barriers that could rent space in your head!"
--Gary Coxe, author, Don't Let Others Rent Space in Your Head

"Have you ever felt stuck in life? if so I'd recommend you read this book. Sean lays out in a very entertaining manner a set of tools for us to deal with challenging circumstances. While he might not be able to walk, he truly embodies the idea that anything is possible if you take it one step at a time."
--Robert Maurer, Ph.D., author, One Small Step

"Sean is an inspiration showing like no one else what perseverance and the raw power of belief can accomplish. He has imbued this book with an extraordinary message he puts into action every day. Read it -- you won't be disappointed."
--Ray Dodd, author, BeliefWorks and The Power of Belief

"Sean's book is a touching, surefire approach to stop your excuses from controlling your life; and even more important, to stop putting off the life you dream of."
--Rita Emmett, author, The Procrastinator's Handbook and The Clutter-Busting Handbook

"Sean Stephenson is a human re-frame. The moment his story and passion connect with you, life looks different, and your excuses are out the window."
-Steve Chandler, author, The Story of You