Living Your Best Life PA: Ten Strategies for Getting From Where You Are to Where You're Meant to Be

Living Your Best Life PA: Ten Strategies for Getting From Where You Are to Where You're Meant to Be

by Laura Berman Fortgang
     
 

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Being happy doesn't have to be hard, says prominent personal coach Laura Berman Fortgang. We each possess an internal compass that expresses our individual wisdom and points to the things that would most fulfill us. Personal and professional satisfaction, Fortgang believes, comes from tapping into this wisdom.

In Living Your Best Life, she offers ten

Overview

Being happy doesn't have to be hard, says prominent personal coach Laura Berman Fortgang. We each possess an internal compass that expresses our individual wisdom and points to the things that would most fulfill us. Personal and professional satisfaction, Fortgang believes, comes from tapping into this wisdom.

In Living Your Best Life, she offers ten tried-and-true strategies that help us to access our own inner knowledge to achieve what she calls a "best life"-a life that awaits all of us, in which gains come more easily because we've learned to honor our true desires and work with our individual talents rather than exhausting our energy on a traditional model of achievement. Her techniques focus on asking ourselves what we really want instead of frenetically trying to "have it all." We learn to ask questions that move us forward, not backward, to discover our own unique "lucrative purpose," and to design a "magnet" life plan that draws to us the more rewarding existence we deserve.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
com, believes that an intuitive approach is the best way to get to one's "happy place" in work as in life. She advocates a "Reckoning, Doing, and Being" process, where "Reckoning" is learning cognitive tricks to decrease negative thoughts; "Doing" is coming up with and carrying out action plans; and "Being" is identifying and working with intuitive processes. Also like Whyte, Fortgang's approach is a variation on the "Do what you love and the money will follow" philosophy. Unlike Whyte, however, Fortgang doesn't weave a prose poem for readers to meander through; instead, she offers practical exercises and checklists, dos and don'ts, and, despite her sometimes New-Agey ideals, very concrete methods that readers can use to change their lives. She points out that people don't often know what will make them happy (a fact that a lot of self-help books ignore), and she gives suggestions on how to identify exactly what that certain something might be. For all public libraries. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher
"Laura Berman Fortgang will help you reach the success and fulfillment you are destined for."
—Ken Blanchard

"Beware-this thought-provoking book will put you on a one-way path to a more creative and fulfilling life."
—Kyle MacLachlan

"Fortgang generously offers glorious, refreshing guidance to help us each find our unique path in life."
—Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman's Comfort Book

"Fortgang's Wisdom Access Questions have the makings of brilliance-simple, easy to use, hugely effective, and humblingly obvious."
—Judy George, founder and CEO, Domain

"Laura helps you organize information... so you can move your life forward in positive ways. I can't recommend this enough!"
—Julia Sweeney

Praise for WHAT NOW?...

"This is it—a turbocharged, high-energy, stripped-to-the-core distillation of key insights and practices to truly move you forward. After readiong Laura's loving and potent guidance, you can't help creating the life you yearn for."
—Jennifer Louden, author of Comfort Secrets for Busy Women

"If this book delivers just ten percent of the power of Laura's coaching, it will be worth thousands of times the price."
—Mark Bryan, co-author of THE ARTIST'S WAY AT WORK

"We all need to plug into an energy source for our lives and once you plug into Laura Berman Fortgang and Now What? you will be electrified and raring to go. Listen to what she has to say and you will move your life to new heights."
—Iyanla Vanzant

"Thinking of making a big change in how you make a living—or how you live your life? Having trouble getting started? This wise, honest and practical book can help you figure out what may be holding you back, and where to go from here. I'm recommending it to everyone I know. Great stuff!"
—Anne Fisher, FORTUNE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101143629
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/13/2002
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
491 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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What People are saying about this

Julia Sweeney
Laura helps you organize information... so you can move your life forward in positive ways. I can't recommend this enough!
— (Julia Sweeney, Actress)
Jennifer Louden
Fortgang generously offers glorious, refreshing guidance to help us each find our unique path in life.
— (Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman's Comfort Book)
From the Publisher
"Laura Berman Fortgang will help you reachthe success and fulfillment you are destined for."
—Ken Blanchard

"A brilliantly written, indispensable guide that touches and expands the very best of our hearts, minds, and spirits."
—Harold Bloomfield, M.D., author of Making Peace with Your Past and How to Survive the Loss of a Love

"Beware-this thought-provoking book will put you on a one-way path to a more creative and fulfilling life."
—Kyle MacLachlan

"Fortgang generously offers glorious, refreshing guidance to help us each find our unique path in life."
—Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman's Comfort Book

"Fortgang's Wisdom Access Questions have the makings of brilliance-simple, easy to use, hugely effective, and humblingly obvious."
—Judy George, founder and CEO, Domain

"Laura helps you organize information... so you can move your life forward in positive ways. I can't recommend this enough!"
—Julia Sweeney

Praise for WHAT NOW?...

"This is it—a turbocharged, high-energy, stripped-to-the-core distillation of key insights and practices to truly move you forward. After readiong Laura's loving and potent guidance, you can't help creating the life you yearn for."
—Jennifer Louden, author of Comfort Secrets for Busy Women

"If this book delivers just ten percent of the power of Laura's coaching, it will be worth thousands of times the price."
—Mark Bryan, co-author of THE ARTIST'S WAY AT WORK

"We all need to plug into an energy source for our lives and once you plug into Laura Berman Fortgang and Now What? you will be electrified and raring to go. Listen to what she has to say and you will move your life to new heights."
—Iyanla Vanzant

"Thinking of makinga  big change in how you make a living—or how you live your life? Having trouble getting started? This wise, honest and practical book can help you figure out what may be holding you back, and where to go from here. I'm recommending it to everyone I know. Great stuff!"
—Anne Fisher, FORTUNE

Judy George
Fortgang's Wisdom Access Questions have the makings of brilliance-simple, easy to use, hugely effective, and humblingly obvious.
— (Judy George, founder and CEO, Domain)
Kyle MacLachlan
Beware—this thought-provoking book will put you on a one-way path to a more creative and fulfilling life.
— (Kyle MacLachlan - Actor)
Harold Bloomfield
A brilliantly written, indispensable guide that touches and expands the very best of our hearts, minds, and spirits.
— (Harold Bloomfield, M.D., Author of Making Peace with Your Past and How to Survive the Loss of a Love)

Meet the Author

Laura Berman Fortgang is a nationally renowned speaker and life coach, helping individuals, small businesses, and corporations forge new directions and weather change. Recently ordained as an Interfaith Minister, she lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

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