finding You in a world of It

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In the Information Age, everyone is an “It”: an abstraction. Every thing and every one is objectified and converted into information to be quantified, labeled, organized, processed, and used. But we are not victims.

Finding You in a World of It provides a detailed map to get you out of your head and fully into the game. This practice is a powerful means to move from idea to action in the most effective way, helping you to:

-Overcome fear and anxiety
-Calm and clear your mind with "Instant Meditation"
-Achieve peak performance in sports, martial arts, work, music, dance, public speaking, and more
-Deepen and strengthen relationships of all kinds
-Feel truly and exuberantly ALIVE!


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Here is what some people are saying about "finding You"

This is some life-changing stuff, and it applies to everything. Rick Barrett breaks it down...so effortless and simple as to appear magical. This is the truth, and the truth shall set you free.

--Popa Chubby, "King of the New York Blues"

Joy! Pure joy! Rick has a way of explaining complex truths in a seductively hysterically funny way. You can’t help but understand him—whatever your preconceived notions. A beautiful “get out of (mental) jail free card.”

--Dr. Renee Rhodes, Sculptor & Clinical Psychologist

I've found this book easy to connect with and read. Barrett has done a wonderful job of explaining what could be complicated concepts in everyday terms. I start each day reading a chapter. There are exercises that help me incorporate the concepts in my life the way I need them. This is an invaluable book for anyone looking to find their authentic self.

--Linda Addison, Writer, Poet, and Four-Time Bram Stoker Award Winner

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