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I Could Do Anything if I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2003

    To Know Or Not To Know

    There are many books about how to know what you want or how to find your purpose but this one offers a workbook format that asks questions and then gives solid examples and information in each of the topic areas. You journey through this book feeling good about the process instead of feeling like you are entering mission impossible. There is something for everyone in this well thought out guide to one of our most difficult questions....what do I really want? If you are seeking answers and meaning that come from within, then I Could Do Anything is definitely for you.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 1999

    Perfect for the graduate, of any age!

    I picked up this book on curiosity, and it has changed my life. Part of the premise is that we all have a dream: some great talent with a deep, personal desire to fuel it towards success. Sher's philosophy is that we can find our talent, and by using it, we will find more success and happiness than we thought possible. I have used the techniques within this book and have learned remarkable things about the talents hidden within myself-- but just as importantly, I have used this book as a learning tool to help friends also see what disabling techniques they also use to sabotage their success, and how to overcome those mind sets. This is a perfect gift for any age, for someone who is graduating from college, high school, or even graduating from a first or second career. Anyone who is searching for their dream job and doesn't yet know what it is: This book is written for you! When you find success because you are so passionate about your dream, you will be thrilled you put the techniques in this book into practice in your life.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2006

    What do I do NOW?

    There are perspectives in this book I never would have thought of. After helping the reader define his/her dream job, the book takes a very wide look at numerous possibilities of why the reader hasn't achieved that dream job. It is very interesting and quite thought-provoking. Sometimes the emotions are difficult, but with relief following soon thereafter. The book does not address the impact that changing careers could have on immediate family. The focal point for me on this topic is already living on meager means and changing careers to a dream job that pays 1/3 of what I'm making. When both jobs/careers require a full work week I'm still not sure how to get to that dream job. Otherwise, it is a good book and I do recommend it. Most people probably fit the numerous profiles addressed in the book and would benefit from reading it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2003

    That burning question!

    Heard a comedian once say the reason adults keep asking children what they want to be when they grow up is because we're looking for ideas. I bought this book years ago and didn't crack the spine. It sat on my shelf. The one day I found myself opening it and devouring every word. What is it they say? When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Write another one soon Ms. Sher!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2003

    Should be called, What is stopping you from getting what you want?

    This book is nicely written, full of helpful and insightful exercises. It mainly focuses on resistance, why you are not getting anywhere or why you can¿t stick with things or why you are unsatisfied. There is a scenario for everyone, from the seemingly successful individual to the average person. The author is very loving and caring. She makes it very safe for us to 'explore' what we really want, but mostly how come we don't have it yet, even if we don't really know what it is. I have been able to discover the underlying resistances (and yes, I have quite a few!) that have been plaguing my life, preventing me from living to my full potential, and to understand the motivation/behavior behind my major life decisions. By understanding how I behave, it will be a lot easier to stick with the things I discovered I liked. However, even though I now have a very good understanding of how my patterns of resistance work, I am still unclear about what I want to do exactly. Lots of items on my list, but somehow, couldn't make them come together under one major theme. No, Aha! for me yet when it comes to finding true meaningful work or a new and exciting career. But at least now, I have elements to point me in the right direction and mostly when I do find my niche, chances are excellent that I will not sabotage myself. That alone is well worth the price of this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    Asome

    This book was asome.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2010

    A true Gem!

    This book is a must read for anyone truly ready to discover, or rediscover themselves. True, self analyzation, and confronting old belief patterns can be difficult and emotional. But the result is growth and a new understanging of yourself, family, friends and personal history.
    The book brings to light that a new path can be formed, without having to suddenly give up the security of a current path.
    As for me, the book helped me increase my belief in myself and my abilities, and confront and resolve negative (often unrealistic) fears.
    I followed my dream and now use my "safe" day job to fund my growing retail business.
    I've purchased this book for several friends, and I know when the time is right for them (when they really have the pull to move forward), they will find it as inspiring as I did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book is especially designed to get you off dead center.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2004

    This was a real help!

    This book was helpful in defining goals and figuring out what to do with your life. The writing was very personal and had a one-on-one conversational tone to it. Very good and highly recommended.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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