How to Be The Best You Can Be

Have you ever covered up negativity with positive thinking? At best, it keeps you from expressing your frustrations in public. But too often this strategy causes you to live as a hypocrite, hiding your true thoughts and feelings for appearances sake. You might have noticed that you get lost in thought, or are in the grip of your thoughts. This happens to everyone.

Dear Friend,

Rosalene Glickman PhD

Rosalene Glickman, Ph.D.

I’m Dr. Rosalene Glickman, author of Optimal Thinking: How to Be Your Best Self (Wiley, seven printings and in 17 languages). As you know, positive thinking has many advantages, but life experiences have taught me that positive thinking can also be counterproductive and even dangerous.

For decades, personal development gurus have told us: “Fake it until you make it!” I don’t support this strategy. It’s dishonest, disconnects us from our highest self, and denies us of real interactions and relationships with others.

I believe that making the best of ourselves is the reason we were born. Are you ready to make the most of yourself and live your authentic best life? Since 1980, I’ve helped people in widely different circumstances connect with their best selves and take the wisest actions to achieve their most important goals. Having ranked in the top 20 global personal development experts for the past 19 years, I know how to best overcome obstacles and maximize personal success. So, I’m glad you landed on this page, because it’s your turn to explore how to:

  • Define your best self

  • Put your best self in charge

  • Live your authentic best life

I agree with Oprah Winfrey who believes “We all desire the fullest, highest expression of ourselves” and Ralph Waldo Emerson who said “Make the most of yourself for that is all there is of you.” In my view, “We can only experience our authentic power in the present moment” and “Every situation provides an opportunity to be our best.”

You can empower your best self to create your best life regardless of what stage of life you are in, or where you are right now. At, you’ll find the tools you’re looking for to rise above suboptimal thinking — including negative thinking and the wishful positive thinking that lead to disappointment, frustration, distraction, hopelessness, and even trauma.


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“Optimal Thinking is a solid, well constructed must-have manual to ensure you need never be second best again. It’ll take you way beyond positive thinking and provide the power for achieving optimum success in every walk of life to complete the journey to power and privilege.” Robin Leach, Executive Producer / Host, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

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You will learn about your thinking style and whether it supports your best interests. I will also point you to resources to connect with your best self. You will learn how to optimize – not just manage or improve – your thinking, and truly create your best life. So, don’t delay. Place your best self in charge, live your best life, and please, stay in touch!

All my best,

Rosalene Glickman, Ph.D.
Author, Optimal Thinking (Wiley seven printings and in 17 languages)

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