“ Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One”

On my nightstand...

Steve Mayer doesn’t watch television. In his free time, he prefers to read books that add value and teach him something.

That’s why Mayer, managing partner at Milwaukee investment bank Franklin Place Capital, likes Dr. Joe Dispenza’s 2013 book, “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One.”

“It combines a mindfulness, meditation, brain with quantum theory and living in the now versus the past,” he said. “It sounds kind of esoteric, but it’s a good combination of evolution, the brain, how we operate, ego, all those things that can affect you when you’re conducting business and how to get past all that stuff when you’re trying to negotiate.”

Mayer recommends other executives read the book to gain a new understanding of how taking a step back and being an observer without passing judgment can make a difference in personal or business interactions.

“Many times you don’t know how you’re coming across to the other person or even what the other person is thinking because you don’t have perspective or objectivity,” he said.


Steve Mayer
Managing partner 
Franklin Place Capital

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