Gripped by unfair childhood expectations? Unending fear of failure? In this fascinating and empowering book, author Mike McKinney (a clinical psychologist) delves into the 'all or nothing' personality: a personality type that is driven to focus on one task or area of their life to the exclusion of everything else. While often bringing great rewards in terms of career achievements, this approach can frequently lead to other areas of life being adversely affected, most commonly relationships and life outside of work. It's also one of the main causes of burnout. McKinney looks at how this personality type can develop and more importantly, how balance can be achieved so that the best aspects of the all or nothing personality can be retained, whilst mitigating the negatives.
All or Nothing is essential reading for the determined who are seeking a more balanced, meaningful and rewarding life, and is a resourceful tool for psychologists, counsellors and life coaches alike.
Mike McKinney is a registered clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience. He has worked in both public (hospital-based) and private practice settings, and over the years has become increasingly intrigued by the potential for an individual's personality style to enhance or undermine decisions and behaviours in relation to achievement. Mike is married to a psychologist and together they have two teenage boys. His interests include martial arts and classic Japanese motorcycles. Mike lives with his family in Christchurch, New Zealand.