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The Self-Worth Safari: Valuing Your Life and Your Work by John Niland

03 April 2019
Caroline Sumners

Throughout 18 years of business coaching, which was all about raising the value of professional services, John noticed how a person’s relationship with themselves drives their behaviour towards clients, colleagues and peers. Like the proverbial iceberg, selfworth is 80% below the waterline, driving a multitude of behaviours above the waterline. Then, in recent years, John experienced a personal lesson in selfworth. One after the other, John was hit by a series of personal losses and suddenly he was that person selfpreoccupied with the “WhothehellamI” question.

‘The SelfWorth Safari’ grew out of John’s own struggles and the subsequent discovery that he was not alone. It has turned into the adventure of a lifetime: the realisation that no matter what is happening around us, we can always be a friend to ourselves.

“The Self-Worth Safari shows you how to stop being a slave to your own self-doubt and anxiety, and ultimately discover more joy by becoming your own best friend.” —Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times #1–bestselling author of Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.

In ‘The Self-Worth Safari’, author, speaker, and business coach John Niland invites us on a powerful adventure to uncover the intrinsic state of value, which is ultimately untouched by changing fortune.

When readers discover the distinction between selfworth and selfesteem, they often find the roots of their anxiety and insecurity. Freed from the tyranny of selfesteem, they discover a new lease on happiness and freedom. Along the journey, seven selfworth shifts reorient the reader’s perspective. Through simple, practical actions, we train ourselves to step off the hamster wheel of selfesteem and onto the untrodden paths of selfworth.

By applying these shifts through six key “terrains” of life — the body, relationships and family, career and work, money and status, friendship, and environment and leisure — we develop a faithful ally in challenging times. We better rebound from setbacks, find new meaning in what we do, learn to build trust and to honour ourselves as a valuable member of any enterprise, business or team.

’The SelfWorth Safari’ released on 21st March on Amazon in print and Kindle version is followed by a series of Official Book Launch Events around Europe, starting on April 3rd, in Brussels.

The organiser/publisher, SelfWorth Academy was founded by John Niland, as a global network of people interested in promoting selfworth as a foundation for life and work. Mr Niland’s previous books include Hidden Value, 100 Tips to Find More Time, Opportunity Conversations and The Courage to Ask (coauthored with Kate Daly). He is a cofounder of the European Forum of Independent Professionals and previous CEO of Education for the Children, which works with families in Guatemala to break the cycle of poverty.