The Solution To Social Anxiety: Break Free From The Shyness That Holds You Back by Aziz Gazipure is a great book on social anxiety, and how to overcome it. So great in fact, we put it as number two on our list Top 5 Books For Overcoming Social Anxiety. Sometimes books on social anxiety can get a little too technical. It almost feels like you need some level of higher education in order to follow along with the complicated language and strict models. This book, on the other hand, is pretty much the opposite of that.
How will this book help me overcome social anxiety?
In The Solution To Social Anxiety: Break Free From The Shyness That Holds You Back, you will get a lot of helpful information about social anxiety and shyness in a format that’s very accessible and fun to read. Lists, quotes, and multiple-choice questions makes you understand that many others feel just like you do and that you can be free from your anxiety! As a result, this book is somewhat of a “page-turner”. Especially compared to many other books on social phobia.
Gazipure writes that the purpose of the book is to make you realize that there’s nothing wrong with you. He wants to help you realize where you’re stuck or struggling and to “turn toward your challenges with compassion and acceptance.” in other words, this book highlights the importance of acceptance to break free from anxiety and shyness.
The book can be seen as divided into two sections; The problem, and the solution. In the problem-section, you will find a lot of helpful information about social anxiety and shyness. What it is, where it comes from, why people feel the way they do. After that, the book turns toward what you can do to overcome social anxiety. You will find several practical advice, methods, tips, and exercises that can help you understand yourself and your anxiety.
The content of the book
- Stuck in shyness
- The core of it all
- Rejection sensitivity
- Rejecting yourself
- Social confidence
- Know who you are
- Accept yourself, all of yourself
- Take bold action
- You are a leader
- How to 10x your business confidence
- Mastering your confidence in interviews, business meetings, and sales
- The courage to be vulnerable
Why do we recommend this book?
As you probably realized we’re a fan of the accessible information in this book. But we also like that it’s very hands-on and give many specific tips that we found really useful. The different chapters are very well named and easy to navigate between, which makes it easier to grasp the key concepts and to take home important points.
Another great thing about this book is that it focuses a lot on confidence. There are several chapters on what confidence is in different scenarios, and how you can grow yours.
The book also focuses a lot on acceptance, which really is a key concept to overcome social anxiety.
What do others say about it?
This book has a 4.4 out of 5-star rating on Amazon from 144 reviews. Many calls this their favorite book on social anxiety and praises the straight forward approach with minimal “fluff”. Some of the slightly less positive reviews call this book a book “for men” and refers to the examples in the book that often has a mans perspective.
Some of the reviews:
“Excellent book!!! The author understands the problems of social anxiety at a ‘gut level’. I have no doubts that this book will help almost everyone and in my case was of tremendous aid. He gives frequent, easy to understand and practical advice and tips. Buy these one–it’s worth every penny!!!!!”– Jim (verified purchaser)
“Helpful in addressing social anxiety and the core aspects of the challenge while at the same time providing nuanced and sound practices for building social confidence. Absolutely worth a read if you struggle, or have struggled with social anxiety in the past.”– Andrew Goad (verified purchaser)
“Great read, the advice, which will take time to get used to seem reasonable and aren’t absolutely crazy. Definitely worth reading if you or someone you know suffers from social anxiety but there definitely needs to be a want to change.”– Ryan Airth (verified purchaser)
The Solution To Social Anxiety: Break Free From The Shyness That Holds You Back is definitely worth reading for anyone who wants to overcome social anxiety. It doesn’t contain any complicated language or complex models, but rather examples, quotes and other relatable content.
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