This Time I Dance: Trusting the Journey of Creating the Work You Love: How One Harvard Lawyer Left It All to Have It All

This Time I Dance: Trusting the Journey of Creating the Work You Love: How One Harvard Lawyer Left It All to Have It All

by Tama J. Kieves
     
 

"If you're this successful doing work you don't love, what could you do with work you do love?"

If you've ever wanted your own personal mentor, champion of your gifts, advocate for your dreams...your support system has arrived. As an accomplished alternative career coach and one who has "walked the walk," Tama J. Kieves now shares the inspiring wisdom she has

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"If you're this successful doing work you don't love, what could you do with work you do love?"

If you've ever wanted your own personal mentor, champion of your gifts, advocate for your dreams...your support system has arrived. As an accomplished alternative career coach and one who has "walked the walk," Tama J. Kieves now shares the inspiring wisdom she has taught for years in her well-loved workshops. Examining each fear from the inside out with wicked humor and cutting authenticity, the author takes the ideal of doing work you love into living, breathing, and "telling your mother" actuality. Through practical stories of overcoming insecurities, Tama J.Kieves shares her journey of leaving behind life as a corporate lawyer to rediscover her buried creative self, write, and develop a soul-inspired livelihood. Imbued with an intoxicating and intimate writing style, This Time I Dance! can convince you, even if you're cynical, to uncover and live your ultimate dreams and trust your amazing adventure.


From the Author:
It took me over 12 years to write this book, probably because it took me that long to really live what I was writing about and I didn't want to just put something out there before I'd lived it. I wrote this book because it was the book I needed to read. I'd read all kinds of self-help books on career, but I could never find a book that went past the great ideas of how to do the work you love and showed me the actual living through the fear and wonder of the journey. So that's the book I wrote.


About the Author:
Tama J Kieves, an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, left her law practice with one of Denver's largest law firms to write and to embolden others to live and breathe their most meaningful self-expression. Kieves is the author of This Time I Dance! Trusting the Journey of Creating the Work You Love, and a well-loved alternative career coach. She facilitates workshops and retreats throughout the country filled with "real world" examples, personal attention, sharp humor, and lively transformations. She is also a national presenter for A Course in Miracles, an international program of choosing love instead of fear. Kieves'work has been featured on radio talk shows and in publications. She is a member of the National Speaker's Association.

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Editorial Reviews

Denver Post
Number 3 Best Selling nonfiction, softcover book in Denver!
Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Despite its whimsical, touchy-feely title, This Time I Dance: Trusting the Journey of Creating the Work You Love is a down-to-earth, often funny account of author Tama J. Kieves's odyssey from high-powered corporate law to a far more fulfilling life of writing. Kieves, a Harvard Law School graduate who is now a motivational speaker, describes how she decided to leave her well-paying job her first stirrings of discontent, insecurities about finding a different career and fears of losing her overachiever identity, and finally her leap into the unknown. Based on her own experiences, she offers advice to readers on overcoming their own anxieties about switching paths. (Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780970771902
Publisher:
Awakening Artistry
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

What People are saying about this

Paula Lozar
I've read a lot of "creating your true work" guides lately, and after a while they all begin to sound alike. This is one of the few that didn't. The author's lively, supple prose is worth reading even if you're not planning to emulate her, and her frankness about her own struggles and doubts, as well as her joys and successes, is refreshing. But what makes her book stand out from the rest is the focus on -- as her title states -- "trusting the journey." Changing your life isn't an overnight transformation: it's a journey that can take many months or years; you'll traverse deserts and jungles and rain forests; you'll scale mountain highs as well as (on occasion) fall into the pits; and, although you'll eventually feel at ease with where you're going, in reality the journey never ends. Kieves has been through it all, and provides a reassuring "road map" of the process.

I was especially struck by her chapter on "Only the real dream will do": she points out that, although it's tempting to try to turn your dreams into a "practical" career, only the real dream gives you the emotional strength to put up with the inevitable hardships and setbacks; her efforts to pursue free-lance writing that "sort of" allowed her to follow her dream soon fizzled. I've been there, I've done that, and, believe me, she's absolutely right!

Barbara J. Winter
Kieves is the tour guide you've been looking for. This book is brilliant. I simply loved every word.

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