Be Wary of the Self-Help Machine

Self-help is an industry. It is difficult to admit but that is the truth. Many of us have fallen down this rabbit hole — and it can often last months, if not years. A trail of books, YouTube channels, and podcasts are reminiscent of Pacman scooting around the maze absorbing everything he can possibly consume; eventually being eaten himself. The industry is worth around $10 billion and expected to grow five-fold over the next 10 years.

Maybe you are going through a tough period in your relationship, feeling taken advantage of at work, or simply looking to improve aspects of…