"Readers will be inspired by his bumper crop of well-chosen stories about people overcoming their fear and reaching beyond the familiar. People interested in pursuing new ventures will find Molinsky’s advice invaluable."
Is it easy for you to deliver bad news? Do you look forward to speaking in public? Do you enjoy networking? Do you thrill to the idea of throwing out original ideas for criticism? If you answered no to any of these questions, this book can help.
What often sets successful people apart is their willingness to do things most of us fear. What’s more, we have the false notion that successful people like to do these things, when the truth is that successful people have simply found their own way to do them.
According to Andy Molinsky, an expert on behavior in the business world, there are five key challenges underlying our avoidance tendencies: authenticity, competence, resentment, likability and morality. Does the new behavior you’re attempting feel authentic to you? Is it the right thing to do? Answering these questions will help identify the “gap” in our behavioral style that we can then bridge by using the three Cs: Clarity, Conviction, and Customization. Perhaps most interesting, Molinsky has discovered that many people who confront what they were avoiding come to realize that they actually enjoy it, and can even be good at it.
Short, prescriptive, and based not only on the author’s groundbreaking research but on his own quest to get out of his comfort zone, this book will help you take the thing you are most afraid of doing and make it a proud part of your personal repertoire.
"Along with books like Grit, Mindset, Originals, and Peak, Reach takes its place on my shelf of favorite books about living more fully and effectively. I was stunned by how original and helpful it is."
“We all have trouble reaching beyond our comfort zone, but this book shows you how. So many of our disappointments spring from our own unwillingness to stretch beyond what we feel comfortable doing. Reach will take you to the next level, where you really want to be.”
“Molinsky’s understanding of the power of purpose is spot-on, and his writing style is truly a joy to read. Here is a book that will get you unstuck, help you grow, and ultimately take you to another level. A true standout!”
“When we need the strength to tackle a stressful situation that takes us beyond our comfort zone, most of the advice we get boils down to bumper stickers like ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway.’ Fortunately, Andy Molinsky has brought fresh insights from social science to bear on this problem. Reach provides a practical approach to pushing the boundaries while remaining true to our authentic selves.”
“We’re often encouraged to step outside our comfort zones, but rarely know where to begin. This book shows us the way. Andy Molinsky is an expert on navigating the challenges of unfamiliar situations, and you can put his advice into action right away.”