Enough is Enough!: Stop Enduring and Start Living Your Extraordinary Life

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Enough Is Enough!

Are you hindered by fearful, limiting thoughts? I'm not smartenough. It's too late for me. I can't do this alone. Do you longfor more joy, challenge, or fulfillment? When you merely endurelife, you are surviving, not thriving. You feel resigned ratherthan inspired—exhausted rather than accomplished. And chancesare you know something is missing—but you don't know what todo about it.

Using Enough Is Enough! as your guide, you ...

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Overview

Enough Is Enough!

Are you hindered by fearful, limiting thoughts? I'm not smartenough. It's too late for me. I can't do this alone. Do you longfor more joy, challenge, or fulfillment? When you merely endurelife, you are surviving, not thriving. You feel resigned ratherthan inspired—exhausted rather than accomplished. And chancesare you know something is missing—but you don't know what todo about it.

Using Enough Is Enough! as your guide, you will discover howyour unique symptoms of endurance are holding you back. And youwill learn how to calm your fears and let go of the self-judgmentsthat keep you stuck in your rut. By aligning with your deepestpersonal truths instead of acting from fear, you will releaseyourself from needless suffering. And you will be inspired tomanifest the extraordinary life you were meant to live.

Written by the highly successful seminar leader and life coachJane Straus, Enough Is Enough! takes you on a compelling spiritual,emotional, and intellectual journey toward a rewarding life that istruly worth living.

In this remarkable book, Jane Straus tells her own story oftransformation with vulnerability and humor and shares theexperiences of clients, friends, and seminar participants who havealso been able to break free of the shackles of endurance. EnoughIs Enough! offers encouragement, insights, and powerful exercisesto ensure that the next chapter of your life story is aboutthriving joyfully as the unique person you have always been and theextraordinary one you are still becoming.

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What People Are Saying

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"Jane Straus reveals a simple, liberating truth: if you’reenduring then you’re not really living. Enough isEnough! reverberates with wonderful stories of human couragethat will inspire you to move forward with your life."
— Susan Jeffers, author, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway andLife Is Huge!

"Jane Straus has written a deceptively simple book with profoundimplications. Read the first chapter, and if it does not prompt adeep desire to read the rest of the book and practice herprocedures, you may be ready for sainthood and probably don’tneed to eat either. This is truly a fine book."
— Peter Coyote, actor; author, Sleeping Where I Fall

"I have the privilege of inside knowledge. I brought my pain andconfusion to Jane Straus and learned from her firsthand. For thosewho can’t meet her personally, at last you have this book.The clarity, honesty, and integrity of this wise woman’spractice illuminate every page. Read and understand. It’s nother book. It’s yours."
—Rob Nilsson, filmmaker; winner, Camera d’Or, Cannes FilmFestival, Grand Prize, Sundance Film Festival

 "Jane Straus writes with great compassion. She makes acrucial connection between living a life of truth and experiencinglove, forgiveness, and a wisdom of the heart."
— Gerald G. Jampolsky, M. D., author, Love is Letting Go ofFear

"Enough Is Enough! awakens us to the wisdom of our ownintegrity and conscience. It skillfully shows us how living intruth can bless our life."
— Jack Kornfield, author, A Path With Heart

"In this day and age when endurance is tolerated and evenextolled, our society needs to return to some basicvalues—living in our truth, being one. Jane Straus’sEnough Is Enough! needs to be read by every man and womanwho wants to find a life of authenticity and inspiration. This bookwill immediately turn you in that direction."
— Daniel Jay Sonkin, Ph.D., psychotherapist, Sausalito,California; author, Wounded Boys/Heroic Men

 "Truly an inspirational book. The author speaks from theheart in a clear, articulate way, weaving examples from clients inmany diverse circumstances to bring the reader a message aboutpaying attention to our deepest truth and its healing power. Thissounds deceptively simple, but the author aptly describes thepsychological and bodily distortions that we humans can go throughwhen in fear and provides a path to connect with the extraordinarywithin each of us."
— Mindy S. Rosenberg, psychologist; coauthor, Children andInterparental Violence

"Jane Straus tackles a complex human dynamic with simplicity andclarity. This book has lessons that most of us need tolearn."
— The Reverend Dr. Kikanza Nuri Robins, Presbyterian pastor;author, Unspoken Visions

"Enough Is Enough! reaches into the reader's heart with poignantstories of courage and the author's own candid history, inspiringus to embrace life with enthusiasm, joy and intimacy."—John GrayPh.D.
Author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787979881
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/26/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,014,197
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

For over twenty years Jane Straus has taught individuals, couples, families, and businesses how to stop merely surviving and begin thriving. She provides coaching and consulting services, keynote presentations, and in-depth seminars for organizations and individuals throughout the country. She lives in northern California with her husband, daughter, and dog.

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Table of Contents

Foreword (Carol Adrienne).

Preface.

Getting Past Groundhog Day: An Introduction.

A Word About the Exercises.

1. Enough Is Enough! Begin to End Endurance.

2. Exit the Courtroom, Enter the Classroom: Let Go ofSelf-Judgments.

3. Remove Your Blinders: See Without Limiting Beliefs.

4. Drop Your Acts: Become Who You Already Are.

5. Break the Spell of Fear: Make Fear Your Ally.

6. Unchain Your Heart: Free Your Feelings.

7. Take Off Your Armor: Heal Your Anger and Resentment.

8. Give Yourself the Gift of Forgiveness: LiveCompassionately.

9. Be Inspired: Knowing, Speaking, and Living Your Truth.

10. Breaking Free: Create Your Extraordinary Life.

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2005

    Empowering and Motivating! Don't Endure, THRIVE!

    So all this time I've been 'enduring,' I could have been thriving! That's the lesson of 'Enough is Enough!' by life coach and consulting expert Jane Straus, who tells us that just enduring life is no way to happiness. In this powerful and truly empowering book, Straus shows how we let our fears, limitations and beliefs lead us into a life where we are just going through the motions. Until we break the bonds of just 'enduring,' we cannot get to that marvelous place where we aren't just surviving, we are truly thriving, and this book is chock full of tips, tools and techniques for getting us there. Using plenty of personal experience, plus that of clients she's coached to happiness and success, Straus takes us on a journey that begins by identifying the symptoms of endurance, which include not believing you have enough talent or time, ignoring your feelings, hoping things will change someday, distracting yourself with food or busywork, and more. Once we know HOW we endure, we can then work to change our habits and live a life with more integrity and authenticity. The chapters help us to find ways to drop our 'acts' and find our real inner drives, how to let our heart be free to tell us what it wants, how to forgive ourselves and others so we can move past the past, how to think outside of our comfort zone, and how to constantly find inspiration around us to keep us going in the direction of our dreams. The author's use of her own personal journey and those of her clients really add so much depth and insight, and reading about how others reached their 'enough is enough' point is inspiring and motivating. This is a book that can change so many aspects of your life, as it focuses on getting out of the 'just getting by' mode and into a more proactive and enthusiastic way of being in the world. 'Enough is Enough!' is a book that will change the way you look at the life you are now living, and help you shape it into the life you've always wanted to live.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2005

    Start Living No Matter What Your Age

    While this book will be of value to everyone, it reveals that, even for those of us that may be in the latter half of our lives, we have not gained as much wisdom about how to live a full, joyful life as we may have thought. In fact, most of us likely have been living life under many limiting assumptions that are keeping us enduring. In this book, Jane Straus demonstrates that we are not required to endure one obstacle after another before we are allowed to experience happiness and fulfillment at some vague future time in life. In fact, she illuminates how it is not the outside world imposing these circumstances and obstacles upon us it is really that we impose limitations upon ourselves. When fear runs our lives, causing us to act inauthentically and then judging ourselves for this, we become limited in our ability to live life to the fullest. I think the title of this book is perfect. Once we realize that it is even possible to imagine that enough endurance is enough, we truly can start living our extraordinary lives¿no matter what your age may be.

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