Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide

Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide

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by Caroline Adams Miller, Michael B. Frisch
     
 

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The passion for life lists has spawned an industry that includes thoughtful experts such as Caroline Miller, a life coach and motivational book author, and Dr. Michael Frisch, a positive psychology coach and clinical psychologist at Baylor University. Working together, they have fashioned the most useful, science-based, and up-to-date book on the topic of goal

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The passion for life lists has spawned an industry that includes thoughtful experts such as Caroline Miller, a life coach and motivational book author, and Dr. Michael Frisch, a positive psychology coach and clinical psychologist at Baylor University. Working together, they have fashioned the most useful, science-based, and up-to-date book on the topic of goal setting and accomplishment.
Creating Your Best Life supplies dozens of interactive exercises and quizzes readers can use to identify their most cherished needs, ambitions, and wishes. The exercises are fun, making the process of self-discovery enjoyable and productive. The authors’ unique “life list coaching” program organizes life lists into 16 key areas that are universally known to make people happy—to help you actually achieve your aspirations. No other life list book offers research-validated information on why certain steps matter in goal accomplishment, or even how goals are connected with any type of life satisfaction.
Readers will feel both educated and inspired to start writing goal-setting lists in order to live their lives more consciously, productively, and happily.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Life coach Miller collaborates with Frisch, a researcher and clinical psychologist, to create a fascinating book that connects the research on goal-setting with the new science of positive psychology. Turns out these two have a symbiotic relationship, for as Miller says, "[H]appiness requires having clear-cut goals in life that give us a sense of purpose and direction.... when we make progress toward attaining goals in one area of life, we raise our overall life satisfaction in other areas because of the 'spillover' effect." Each chapter focuses on ways to increase happiness and self-efficacy, and directs readers to a particular "life list" at the back of the book. These range from "100 Things to Do Before I Die" to a list of mood-boosters that bring "Jolts of Joy" or a "Web of Influence Map," where readers can chart how the closest people in their lives reflect their values; research indicates that rates of obesity and smoking are determined by who we socialize with. The authors share ingenious tips on reminders (cellphone ring tones, screen savers) that will help readers achieve long-term goals by suggestion. An excellent resource list rounds out the book. (Jan.)

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Library Journal

Instead of making New Year's resolutions, it may be more beneficial to assemble a goal-setting list. So believe positive psychologist/life coach Miller and clinical psychologist Frisch (Baylor Univ.), who have put together dozens of interactive exercises and assessments to guide readers in self-discovery and life-list creation. Whether or not readers follow through with every assignment, they will undoubtedly be inspired to think about goals and live more consciously and productively. Recommended for all libraries.


—Deborah Bigelow

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402776816
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
243,157
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Caroline Adams Miller is an internationally-known coach, author and speaker on the topic of goal accomplishment and its connection with happiness, and is recognized as one of the world's leaders on this research and how it can be applied to one's life for maximum transformation and growth. Caroline has been a pioneer for over two decades with her ground-breaking work in the areas of change and goal accomplishment, and has appeared on dozens of television and radio programs around the world, and been featured in United States and international magazines and newspapers.

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