New York Times Bestseller
Foreword by Dr. Phil McGraw
Ask yourself…are you truly who you want to be? Is this the life you really want? Are you living each day as your best self? What can you change, today?
How would you answer those questions? Think about your daily life. Are you thriving, or going through the motions? Are your days full of work, relationships and activities that are true to your authentic self, or do you feel trapped on a treadmill of responsibility? If you dream of a better life, now is the time to turn your dream into reality. And the tools you need are within your grasp, to design a life that is fulfilling on the deepest levels. Best Self will show you how.
Mike Bayer, known to the thousands of clients whose lives he has changed as Coach Mike, has helped everyone from pop stars to business executives to people just like you discover the freedom to be their best selves. By asking them and leading them to ask themselves a series of important but tough questions—such as “What are your core values?” “Do you go to bed each day more knowledgeable than when you woke up?” and “Am I neglecting some aspect of my physical health out of fear or denial?”—he helps them see what their Best Selves and Anti-Selves really look like. As a mental health specialist, a personal development coach, and an all-around change agent, Mike has seen the amazing ways in which lives can improve with honesty and clarity. He understands our struggles intimately, because he’s faced—and overcome—his own. And he knows that change is possible.
By working through each of the Seven SPHERES of life—Social, Personal, Health, Education, Relationships, Employment and Spiritual Development—Best Self is an accessible and interactive book that distills all of Coach Mike’s wisdom into a compact, focused guide that will ignite anyone’s desire for change. Chock full of revealing quizzes, and full of provocative questionnaires, Best Self will empower you to embrace your authenticity, acknowledge what is holding you back, and break through to live a passionate life to the fullest, forever.
Mike Bayer, known as Coach Mike, is a professional personal development coach, interventionist and author of the New York Times bestselling book Best Self: Be You Only Better (2019). He is chief executive officer and founder of CAST Centers. Bayer is also an expert contributor to The Dr. Phil Show. Bayer has had guest appearances on television shows such as The Talk and Face the Truth. He lives in West Hollywood, California.
“When you read Best Self, you’ll understand that Coach Mike’s formula puts the power of change in the hands of the individual. He encourages people to dig deep and ask themselves basic but important questions like: What do you really want? What are you afraid of? Who is holding you back? He challenges people to strive to live authentically. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to thrive in all areas of life.”
— Jennifer Lopez
“I’ve been in sports my whole life, and every time something happens in sports, you get hurt; you hurt your arm, or you hurt your leg they all get therapy for it, but nobody works on the most important muscle that there is, which is what’s behind your rib cage. Making my heart feel better is really what Coach Mike does best.”
— Jay Glazer
“He’s not your normal coach you could say, he’s done some amazing things throughout his own life and career and he definitely helped me in a major way.”
— Joe Jonas