Paul Hauck is a Psychologies in USA with a PHD.
Sections covered in this book. What is self neglect, think for yourself, faulty thinking, control yourself, enough is enough, Friendship & social skills, health and wealth, hold your head high.
The section I found the most helpful was the section on "Enough is Enough". It basically talks about people being too passive and being a door mat for others. It explains on how to deal with people with positive re-enforcing the behaviour you require and how to deal with people who behave in a way you do not like......3Rules. If people do something nice to you then do something nice to them. (this is the positive reenfoucement and will ensure that the person is more likely to repeat the nice behaviour). 2. If people do something bad to you, reason with them and continue to do something nice to them. 3. If person continues to do something bad to you and talking/reason does not help then do something equally annoying to them, but do it without anger, guilt, pity or fear of rejection. I am currently using this technique to re-enforce postive & good behaveiour from other people. I also feel that if people are to treat me badly then I now know what I can do about it. The books give plenty of real life example to demonstrate.
It discusses procastiation and how to get over this. The friend ship section talks about things that can hinder friendship ( shyness, anger & selfcenterness).
I have also read "Think your way to happiness" by Windy Dryden and Jack Gordon.
I have found that I am now challenging my negative thoughts about myself and now replace it with more positive rational thoughts. I have also notices how other make generalisation and irration comments about other people and about themselves.