The self-help movement is a $9.9 billion industry but the US population is generally unhappy, overweight, disengaged at work, and not saving any money. Here are the statistics:
- The US doesn’t even make the top ten list of happiest countries in the world.
- More than 1 out of 3 adults are overweight.
- One-third of working adults are disengaged at work.
- The median savings balance for those under 35 is $1,350 with household debt at an all-time high of $139 Billion.
There is no shortage of gurus, programs, or blogs (like this one) to help you with personal mastery, health and fitness, weight loss, relationships, career or financial planning, mindfulness, or anything else you want to tweak or change in your life.
Why are are we unable to change? Why do we get so stuck in our status quo?