Barbara Sher is a lifestyle coach, motivational speaker, and bestselling author
of personal development books. Sher is most well known for her book "Wishcraft:
How to Get What You Really Want."
In addition to being a writer of
personal development books, Barbara Sher holds workshops, hosts online classes,
and lectures at seminars. She has worked with major corporations, Fortune 100
companies, and individuals all around the world.
About Barbara Sher
Barbara Sher has been mentoring corporations and individuals to
success for several decades. She is a career counselor and lifestyle
coach who has created step-by-step plans that help individuals
choose the right career and become successful and happy.
Sher's Success Teams were first formed in 1972. These are small
groups of like-minded people who support and help each other achieve
their goals. Today, these Success Teams can be found in countries
all around the world. She encourages her students to find or create
a team so they can be cheered on to greatness.
As her Success
Teams became more popular, and her counseling practice caused her to
realize that many people need help to focus their goals and achieve
success, Barbara Sher began to share her knowledge through her books.
Her books earned praise from professionals and the public and
brought her worldwide recognition.
Eventually, Sher became a
media figure and appeared on major shows such as Oprah, Good Morning
America, Today Show, CNN, and 60 Minutes. She has been the subject
of featured stories in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times,
and other notable magazines and newspapers. Barbara Sher has also
produced and hosted PBS specials based on her work.
Many of the
books described below are also available as ebooks and audibles.
Barbara Sher Books - Books by Barbara Sher
• "Wishcraft: How to Get What You Really Want
" is a
book and audio book by Barbara Sher that was first published
in 1979 and has been republished in the years since. This book
teaches readers how to discover what they really want in life,
and once they know, Sher offers advice on how to go about
getting it. She helps readers discover where their strengths
are and what skills they have. She helps them overcome
negative obstacles such as fear and insecurity. Sher also
provides the tools needed to create a plan for attaining goals
and among them, she suggests using a buddy system and charting
progress. By following Sher's personal development advice,
readers can turn their wishes into reality.
"Teamworks!: Building Support Groups That Guarantee Success
was published in 1989. This early book by Barbara Sher
outlines the success program she provides her coaching
students. She offers tips for achieving goals and relates
stories of people who never gave up on their dreams and became
successful. She encourages readers to persue their dreams and
form a 'dream team' to support and cheer them on to victory.
This book also offers valuable advice to those in a position
to advise others such as teachers and career coaches.
"I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to
Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It
" is a book, ebook, and audio book that was published in 1995. In this
book, Barbara Sher explains a "life without direction is a
life without passion." She offers personal development advice
for college graduates and anyone else seeking a new career.
Sher teaches readers how to recapture forsaken goals, overcome
negativity, leave behind career dissatisfaction and achieve
life-long dreams. She advises readers to stop waiting on a
lucky break and take charge of their own destiny. She offers
advice on overcoming fear and regrouping when things go wrong.
This Barbara Sher book spent five weeks on the Publishers
Weekly bestsellers list and was also a New York Times
• "Live the Life You Love: In Ten Easy
Step-By Step Lessons
" is a Barbara Sher book that was
published in 1997, and is a follow-up to "I Could Do Anything
If I Only Knew What It Was." This book contains exercises and
a workable program to help readers overcome fear and find
meaning in life. She shows how to get out of a dead-end career
and find passion in work and life that is rewarding
financially, mentally, and spiritually. Some of her techniques
include using 'outcome thinking,' revisiting childhood hobbies,
and overcoming negative patterns. She helps readers understand
themselves better so they can create lives of lifelong
happiness and fulfillment.
• "It's Only Too Late If You
Don't Start Now: How To Create Your Second Life At Any Age
a book and audio book that was published in 1999. It is
targeted to the over-40 age group, but the advice can be taken
to heart by readers of any age. Barbara Sher explains that the
second half of life is not a time to be filled with regret
over missed opportunities, lost goals, and an aging body.
Instead, she tells readers it is the ideal time to go after
dreams once abandoned and begin an entirely new and productive
life. This book is filled with personal development advice,
exercises, inspiration, and motivation. It is ideal for baby
boomers and empty-nesters who are wondering what to do with
the second half of their lives.
• "Barbara Sher's Idea
Book: How To Do What You Love Without Starving To Death
" is a
book by Barbara Sher that was published in 2004. This book was
once only obtainable as a PBS pledge gift, but now can be
freely purchased. It is filled with practical advice for
readers who want to pursue their passion as a career. She
helps them see the situation from a different perspective, one
in which they have the power to do work they love and get paid
well for it. Sher urges readers not to listen to naysayers or
give into fear because everyone has the right to do work they
love, and with the right knowledge, they can be successful at
• "Refuse to Choose!: Use All of Your Interests,
Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your
" is an ebook and book that was published in 2007. In
this book, Barbara Sher tells readers that some people can't
decide on a career path because they are interested in so many
different things. While some may know their entire childhood
what course they will take as adults, many people are
paralyzed by indecision. Sher calls these people 'scanners'
and in this book, she gives them advice on how to pull
together all the things that interest them and see how they
fit together into a career that is both fulfilling and
financially viable. She helps readers understand their
behaviors, and she gives them tools to make their
personalities work for them rather than hold them back.
More about Barbara Sher
Barbara Sher has influenced the lives of millions of
people all over the world through her media appearances and
best selling personal development books. She has been dubbed
the godmother of coaching and the standup comedian with a
Sher offers several ways to learn more about
life transformation and career choices. She maintains a
website with a forum and hosts 'Barbara's Club,' which
includes her newsletter, freebies, and paid courses. In
addition, Sher has a website dedicated to her Success Teams
that helps people find teams in their areas.
Sher also stays active traveling the world giving lectures and
holding retreats such as the week-long retreats for the
'scanners' she wrote about in "Refuse to Choose!" Part of her
time is spent aiding village weavers in central Turkey where
she has a second home. Sher also stays active on the internet
where she hosts a YouTube channel and throws Idea Parties on
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