Be Good To You and Thrive…

Learn what self-love is truly all about - from someone who has been through it all—in this excerpt from Mike Johnson's new book: Making The Love You Want.

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eing free is more than being released from life's external shackles.

Written history shows us that people have been oppressed by the boundaries of others' thinking since the beginning of language, perhaps long before.

Once we have shaken off the shackles the world places upon us, we must shake off the ones we've internalized, the human desire to please anyone other than ourselves.

That doesn't mean we must be selfish. In face, we can only reach out true potential to contribute to our world when we access our completely unique brilliance. This is only possible with the freedom that self-love ignites.

In college, I read that self-love begins when we observe our own actions and words with compassion. Those words from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary have always stuck with me for some reason. Maybe it's the part about being aware and conscious of ourselves, the decisions we make and things we do. Self-reflection is necessary so that we can get to know and understand ourselves.


Self-love is a winding up-and-down journey.

And it’s just one of many parts to the puzzle that make Making The Love You Want 2020’s must-read non-fiction title. Sign up to get the rest of this chapter—and an exclusive 15% discount if you purchase the book.


Mike Johnson was born and raised in Killeen, Texas.

He is an Air Force vet, a family man, and enjoys having a good time. He cherished his time on The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise - which lead him to write his first novel and bestseller, Making The Love You Want.

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