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Why is it so successful?
Rob and Neil improve themselves and teach you six items of useful vocabulary in this episode of 6 Minute English. Which of these well-known self-help books was published first?
Vocabulary trying to improve yourself without the help of professionals trend something new which is popular for a period to dwindle to become fewer or weaker therapeutic relaxing; making you feel less anxious to go from strength to strength to become more successful over time millennial someone born between the mids and early s Transcript Note: This is not a word for word transcript Neil Welcome to 6 Minute English.
Rob Haha, how could we possibly get any better? Neil What do we mean by self-help? Well, it means trying to improve yourself — psychologically, economically or in other ways — without seeking official help.
Rob For example, bookshops these days are full of titles which claim to boost your self-confidence, your wealth, your love life… or your career!
Neil Yes, in just seven days! That includes things like gym memberships, diet plans and life coaching apps. But first, the self-help industry has been around for a long time. Which of these well-known books was published first? I could do with some help here.
But before that we saw colouring in, which became a huge thing. And so I think the trend right now is about slowing down in your life. Neil Emma says there are a couple of trends right now. A trend, here, means something new which is popular for a period of time.
Rob Yes, so she mentioned tidying up and getting rid of things. Would you buy a book about tidying up, Neil? She also mentioned a current trend about slowing down in our lives. Rob I can agree with that! And previous trends included colouring-in — these books have black and white outline pictures that you fill in with colours.
Neil I used to do that as a child. Rob So — trends come and go, but the industry is going from strength to strength. Neil To go from strength to strength means to remain strong, or get even stronger! Rob Dr Jennifer Wild, a psychologist from Oxford University, believes that the internet is a big factor.
Rob And psychologist Caroline Beaton, writing on Forbes. Also known as Generation Y — are people born between the mids and early s. She says they spend twice as much as Generation Xers.
Generation X refers to people born between the late 60s and around Rob And one more possible reason why the self-help industry does well: When the economy does badly — as we say it goes into recession — people are perhaps even more likely to reach for self-help to improve their situation.
Neil So there we are. Neil In fact — two of these books were published in the late s, How to win friends and influence people, by Dale Carnegie, was first in It has since sold over 30 million copies.
Think and grow rich, by Napoleon Hill, was published inand is believed to have sold over million copies! Wow — have you read either of them?
Neil Of course — today we had: Rob There are lots of trends in the self-help industry. And we also see trends in fashion, in music, in popular culture… Like the trend for men to grow beards.Judy Steiner-Williams is a senior lecturer at Kelley Business School who teaches writing and business communication.
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