True You: A Step-by-Step Guide to Conquering Your Quarter-Life Crisis

From CNBC Make It’s “Millennial Therapist,” author and speaker, a thought-provoking new book offering a glimpse into what 20-somethings can conquer their fears.

Is there a right way to do life?

Up until now you’ve likely had your parents or some adult person telling you what you should be doing in order to be successful, but doing everything right hasn’t exactly made you feel…happy – has it?

The truth is: there’s more than one right way to live your life and the answer isn’t going to come from anyone else, it has to come from you.

In my new book: “True You: A Step-by-Step Guide to Conquering Your Quarter-Life Crisis” I guide you through how to look for the answers inside of you so you can finally feel like you know what you’re doing with your life – with confidence.

I also share real stories from clients of mine (names have been changed to protect their privacy) who once stood in your shoes and I will give you the exact exercises I gave to them to help them get real results in their lives.

Are you ready to start seeing results in your life too?

Available in softcover, hardcover, and ebook.

$9.99 – $30.95

About the Author

Tess Brigham (MFT, BCC) dubbed the “Millennial Therapist” by CNBC is an expert psychotherapist, certified coach and public speaker. She specializes in helping young adults discover their unique life path in order to go out into the world and make an impact. Tess’ acclaimed one on one coaching empowers young adults to gain the confidence they need to create their dream life through concrete and actionable steps.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tess has over 15 years of experience helping thousands of people find their purpose, develop their confidence and create a life they’re excited about living. She is a regular contributor at both CNBC and Forbes and was featured on the TV Show, “The Doctors” to discuss the Millennial mental health crisis. In addition, she has been featured in Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, SF Chronicle, NBC News, Huff Post, Insider, Yahoo! News, Marie Claire, BuzzFeed, Newsweek, Real Simple and more.

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Brooke rushed into my office and announced she was quitting her job. “I just can’t take it anymore! I’m so unhappy. I hate my boss. I hate this job. I hate my life. I just give up,” she reported to me as she started to rummage through her bag until she found her Chap Stick, “I mean it feels like nothing I do is ever good enough for her.”

“Her” is Brooke’s boss, a highly intelligent driven woman whom Brooke admired during the job interview but once Brooke landed the role, she quickly learned her boss wasn’t mentor material. Brooke’s boss worked non-stop and expected the same from Brooke. For a while Brooke was trying to keep up with her boss but now, she’s beyond burned out, almost crispy. Her burnout has now turned into anger and resentment towards not only her boss, but her entire company.

Brooke grabbed a few tissues from one of the two always present boxes in my office, “I just want to be happy!”

Brooke and I had only been working together for a couple of months but in many ways, I had been working with a “version” of Brooke for years. She was from an upper middle-class family back east and had gone to an excellent school also on the east coast. She was smart, funny, ambitious and had always done well in school. She was the kind of person whom I would have hated outwardly, but inwardly envied in high school. She played lacrosse.

That drive and ambition followed her to college where she continued to excel at school. She had several summer internships, and she was very upfront and honest about wanting to maintain the lifestyle she was given as a child. She thought going into finance would be the smart choice. Brooke knew she would always make a lot of money. She would have job security, and she would be able to go on the same kind of vacations with her own family that she experienced as a child.

“Let’s imagine you had a different boss,” I said, “How would you feel then.”

Brooke sighed, “That would be awesome!”

“OK so let’s say the bad boss is gone. Now I want you to picture yourself at work, how do you feel?”

“I feel good. She’s gone and I can focus on my work and what I’m doing.” Brooke stopped and started to cry again. There was a long pause and then she said, “I don’t know why I’m crying.”

So, what was in Brooke’s way? What was causing this smart, conventionally successful young woman to feel like a total failure all day every day?