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What Readers and Reviewers are Saying
“[Robert] Goldmann thoroughly examines unwanted habits in this helpful book… [It] does an excellent job of describing how humans form and keep bad habits, and it offers a wealth of effective tools and exercises to remedy them... A thorough, conversational guide to aligning one’s habits and actions with one’s intentions."
"Wonderful. A twofer— It is written in a style that any overweight smoker can understand and use, and is a finely crafted though easy to understand text book for professionals. A great gift, especially for people raised on guilt."
—Doug Jarvis. retired former Senior Vice-President, Cablevision Systems Corp.
"…[In] Act from Choice Robert Goldmann explains [self-management] simply and approachably…The most wonderful aspect of this work is that every step of this guide has been considered from all angles and offered to the reader with kindness and humanity that will assist you in all aspects of your life."
—Michael Kay, Financial Life Planner and author, in Psychology Today.
“Act from Choice simply dazzles! It synthesizes years of research … undertaken to make sense of suffer-ing, to develop forgiveness, to instill compassion (starting with himself) in his clients and, now, his readers…. The Method he … does not fail to reward."
—Sara MacDwyer, Attorney at Law & Mediator, Certified Family Law Specialist
"…Part 1 [of Act from Choice] describes the theory ….It’s comprehensive and as good a work as I’ve found since grad school many years ago, yet easily understandable by the general reader. … Part 2…[is] a systematic guide to changing behavior. If you follow the steps, you will get results."
—Michael H. Smith, PhD, therapist, coach and organizational development consultant located in Oakland California
"Robert Goldmann has written a book full of compassion, humor, and wisdom about who we think we are, who we really are, and who we want to be, based on groundbreaking science... He provides a struc-ture illustrated with dozens of applications to daily life for recognizing and managing those reactions we choose to manage."
—Laird Durham, international consultant, magazine writer, and author of the self‐help Prentice‐Hall book 100 Careers: How to Pick the One That’s Best for You.
“…Act from Choice is a step-by-step guide with handy worksheets and descriptive examples that are ac-cessible to anyone who has struggled to express their values and be as they “mean to be.” It is straightforward, easy-to-understand and useful for individuals and the professionals (therapists, coach-es, teachers) who work with them.”
“….Robert Goldmann’s material combines a thoughtful review of the research literature with the rich experience of a coach who is clearly dedicated to helping his clients find and follow their own, true path. His insights will help you exchange helplessness, frustration, and fear for hope, action and fulfillment”
—Steve McElfresh, PhD, Vice President of People, New Relic Inc.
“Act from Choice is the book I’ve been wanting for an embarrassingly long time. It dissolves my usual excuses for occasionally being cantankerous (an understatement) when I wish I’d have been calm and kind. …The book’s introduction of Targeted Mindfulness makes it especially important and a treasure.”
—Bob Schwartz, a founder and former Vice President of Kagyu Droden Kunchab (KDK), San Francisco
“A unique amalgam of serious science, Buddhist compassion, and business-coaching directness. Robert Goldmann has brought to Act from Choice his wisdom, deep study and analysis, creating a method ap-propriate to everyone who wishes to manage themselves better. …It works!”
—James Sherman, managing director of Pollinator Partnership, an environmental not-for-profit, and a former CEO
“There’s one problem with The Act from Choice Method – it works too well! It leaves me no excuse for continuing my so-called “unwanted habits”; either I have to admit I don’t want to quit them or follow the method and lose them.”
— Clyde Grossman, founder and former Managing Director of Interactive Studio Management, a video game business development and consulting company, and founder of DoNoHarm.us.