Book Review: Getting Unstuck by Timothy Butler

Getting Unstuck (2007) by Timothy Butler has elements of business literature, self-help, and a slight bit of new-agey-ness, all things that would usually be a turnoff but I ended up enjoying and learning a lot by listening to this audiobook.  I must disclose that I know the author personally and like and admire him so that could have definitely colored my perception.  The book deals mainly with the idea of impasse, which Butler describes as a necessarry process of growth.  The book and the exercises within serve the purpose of getting past impasse to the next phase in life.

The book is definitely geared to the types of folk in business who may best be described as overachievers.  There are a great number of case studies based on clients Butler has helped over the years.  I was surprised how often dreams – as in sleepytime dreams – play a part in the subjects analysis of their own impasse.

I only listened to this as an audiobook, which may have not been the best format since this is kind of a workbook with a number of exercises.  I think I need to listen it to again and work through the exercises myself more carefully.

Author Butler, Timothy.
Title Getting unstuck [sound recording] : how dead ends become new paths / Timothy Butler.
Publication Info. Prince Frederick, MD. : Recorded Books, p2008.
Description 5 sound discs (5.25 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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