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What Are You Waiting For?: Learn How to Rise to the Occasion of Your Life

What Are You Waiting For?: Learn How to Rise to the Occasion of Your Life

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by Kristen Moeller
     
 

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What are you waiting for? Do you find yourself waiting for the right moment? The ideal relationship? The perfect job? Are you waiting for your “real” life to begin? Do think that the gifts of life are right around the corner? That one day you will arrive and everything will be okay? Do you endlessly search, yet never seem to find? Through the sharing of

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What are you waiting for? Do you find yourself waiting for the right moment? The ideal relationship? The perfect job? Are you waiting for your “real” life to begin? Do think that the gifts of life are right around the corner? That one day you will arrive and everything will be okay? Do you endlessly search, yet never seem to find? Through the sharing of authentic personal stories and profound life lessons, Kristen Moeller explores our pervasive human tendency to wait for life and to look outside ourselves for answers. So we don’t try; we give up. We sell out and we forget who we are. We are afraid to succeed, afraid to fail, and afraid to say we are afraid. But as Wayne Gretzky said, “You'll always miss one-hundred percent of the shots you don't take!” Kristen Moeller's mission in life is to inspire you to get on the path, move forward and take the shot.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"If we are waiting to be 'fully cooked' we’ll never do those amazing, fun, and creative projects we’re longing to do."
—NPR's New Dimensions

"A self-confessed 'self-help junkie,' Moeller shares how she got past the persistent feeling of falling short and started living."
Publishers Weekly

"This is a perfect gift for anyone they know who is stuck and wants to get unstuck."
Retailing Insight, Anna Jedrziewski

"If you find you’re in a rut or you’re dissatisfied with your current life, or you’re waiting for that “something” to happen and then life will be good, then this book is for you!"
—Violet's Everyday Adventure

"Moeller’s writing is engaging and vastly easy to read. It felt like I was listening to advice from a girlfriend. I’m definitely glad that I read the book and would recommend it to others."
—The Broke Mom's Guide to Everything

"This is a great book to help you realize to stop waiting and to start living!"
—Howling Horn

"My favorite: the 'gentle knock' segments throughout this book. Throughout What Are You Waiting For? Kristen Moeller offers these life-searching, self-reflective questions. If you read nothing else of this book and just take these questions to your daily meditation, you’ll become a better person—perhaps, the person you’ve been longing to become."
—The Avid Reader

"What Are You Waiting For? explores relationships, spirituality, and success—and how to discern the difference between patience and procrastination. Sprinkled throughout are 'Gentle Knocks,' questions that urge the reader to live his or her 'one wild precious life' to the fullest."
Unity Magazine

"Kristen Moeller dove headfirst into an exploration of our cultural discomfort with grief, the existence of God, finding humor in the midst of tragedy—and what it means to be a human being with all our fabulousness as well as frailties."
—My Little House of Treasures

"Kristen does so much more than just ask - she guides a reader to connect
to the WHY behind all the waiting. It's a compelling invitation to move forward...
at one or all levels."
–Mary Anne Radmacher, author of Lean Forward Into Your Life

"Does it feel like you have been waiting your whole life? Are you tired of waiting but terrified of going forward, wondering which road to look to or turn from in order to find the feeling you most want in this world? Wait no longer. What Are You Waiting For by Kristen Moeller is enlightening, instructive, and the perfect balance of coaxing you into realizing your dreams while honoring that you might have a little more considering to do before you can make the leap. You’ll love Moeller’s story, her keen and direct insight, and the powerful way she reminds you, page after page, that relishing life requires not just casual journey but calculated risk, how there can be a balance between fear and rest, and that the opportunity for growth is inevitably a blend of both terrifying choice and ultimately breathtaking reward."
–Rosie Molinary, author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance

"Does it feel like you have been waiting your whole life? Are you tired of waiting but terrified of going forward, wondering which road to look to or turn from in order to find the feeling you most want in this world? Wait no longer. What Are You Waiting For by Kristen Moeller is enlightening, instructive, and the perfect balance of coaxing you into realizing your dreams while honoring that you might have a little more considering to do before you can make the leap. You’ll love Moeller’s story, her keen and direct insight, and the powerful way she reminds you, page after page, that relishing life requires not just casual journey but calculated risk, how there can be a balance between fear and rest, and that the opportunity for growth is inevitably a blend of both terrifying choice and ultimately breathtaking reward."
–Rosie Molinary, author of Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance

"Kristen Moeller’s new book is full of inspiration and lessons hard-won. What Are You Waiting For? will help any reader explore their dreams, hopes and fears so they can dive into life and fully embrace its messiness, its uncertainty and its beauty."
—Kate Hopper, author of Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood and Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers

"As Kristen Moeller leads us through the devastating and life altering experience of fire, she shows us how to rise from our own ashes to live life fully, powerfully, and authentically. What Are You Waiting For? will open and inspire you to live a life you love. A fantastic read."
–Sam Cawthorn, author of Bounce Forward: How to Transform Crisis Into Success

"All humans have the capacity to be resilient, whether it’s during our darkest days or a simple life obstacle. Kristen Moeller’s book, What Are You Waiting For? helps us find that internal strength and lifts us above and beyond any anchor that may be holding us back."
–David Mezzapelle, author of Contagious Optimism

“I felt a deep sense of recognition reading this book about the universal quest to seek and search. Kristen Moeller shows us how to let go of questing and craving and embrace acceptance which is the first step to a life of fulfillment and happiness.”
—Nina Lesowitz, co-author of Living Life as a Thank You

"What Are You Waiting For? is so much more than a gripping narrative and a “how to” book; it lets you see you’re not alone, and gives you permission to show up for you life right now, just as you are and just as you aren’t."
—Kirsty Spraggon, Television Personality, International Speaker & Author

“By the end of this book and your personal exploration, you will see where you wait for life to begin. You will see that all the answers you need come from within. You will learn to stop hiding your magnificence. You will become, as Kristen proclaims, “a fierce disruption of the ordinary".
–Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul

What Are You Waiting For? will give anyone an intimate view into genuine healing and growth. Kristen Moeller is a compassionate healer with an enormous gift for communication.”
—Janet Attwood, author of the New York Times Bestseller The Passion Test

What Are You Waiting For? is a powerful story of transformation under the most challenging of circumstances. Kristen will open your eyes to whole new world of possibility and allow you to see your own life in a new way. Incredibly inspiring AND informative. It's a must-read.”
—Bob Doyle, featured teacher in The Secret

“I am so appreciative of Kristen's honesty and eye opening journey to living now instead of in fear of what might be. What Are You Waiting For? is a question we should all ask ourselves and be brave enough to hear the answer!”
—Emme, supermodel, television personality and women's advocate

“Kristen's simply and beautifully described self-journey inspires a profound, quiet, deeply central truth about who we are and how to embrace our 'gift'. Living up to her mission—'fiercely disrupting the ordinary'—Kristen takes the reader on our own deeply personal journey of realization. That in this very moment, we are more than we could ever hope to need, want or be in this life. She expresses with exquisite clarity not only the richness that is available to each of us if we only choose to consciously create our own life each day, but offers a clear recipe for achieving extraordinary meaning and fulfillment. Be prepared to feel inspired, engage with your true passions, and find new ways to live your humanity beginning today.”
—Gary Goldstein, movie producer (Pretty Woman), author, speaker and coach

“Kristen Moeller has written a powerful guide for discovering the true meaning of trust. She invites us to release fear and open to the infinite possibilities of living fully.”
—Cynthia James, author of What Will Set You Free and Transformational specialist

“What are you waiting for? Stop letting life pass you by! Kristen shows us how to stop waiting and start living NOW! Life is a moment to moment creation. Rather than waiting for the perfect moment Kristen teaches us how to create them. What Are You Waiting For? will give you the tools to live an inspired, empowered and fulfilling life now!”
—Laura Duksta, author of the New York Times Bestseller I Love You More

“In What Are You Waiting For?, Kristen eloquently demonstrates how to become responsible for all areas of our life, including our relationship to money. So often, people don't get that wealth is a spiritual concept and that money is a byproduct of value creation. It's crucial to learn how to take responsibility for your life and do it in a way that is consistent with who you are from a spiritual perspective.”
—Garrett B. Gunderson, Author of Killing Sacred Cows

What Are You Waiting For? is a refreshing take on personal development where you can let go of the constant need for ‘development’ and find peace in knowing that where you are is exactly where you need to be. Kristen's stories are so brazenly honest that they touch you to the core and unveil the pieces of your life that you have been hiding from or neglecting to face. Reading this book, you will feel normal, connected, loved and empowered to live an extraordinary life.”
—Debra Berndt, author of Let Love In: How to Open Your Heart and Mind to Attract Your Ideal Partner

“Kristen Moeller is an amazing life coach who will ‘radically’ change your life. Her book What Are You Waiting For? is full of wisdom, understanding, clarity, and practical action steps. As you read this book, you will remember that you are perfection right now. No need to ‘wait’ to live your life; create your life right now! What Are You Waiting For? is a masterpiece!!”
—Andrea Joy Cohen, MD, physician, keynote speaker, Bestselling author of A Blessing in Disguise-39 Life Lessons from Today's Greatest Teachers, Penguin

“Kristen Moeller casts light on our ordinary perspective and makes a whole new perspective possible. By sharing her trials and errors, she embraces her extraordinary humanity and allows us to do the same. What Are You Waiting For? shows us our relentless and human journey of searching for an elusive destination when in fact we have already arrived. Kristen Moeller provides us with the one answer we forget was there all along. We have all the tools we need to build any life we desire.”
—Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., Cofounder and Medical Director of the Eating Recovery Center, Denver, Colorado

What Are You Waiting For? delivers a heart felt and inspiring message as well as a concrete action plan to get off the sidelines of your life and uncover your inner power. Kristen brings her 19 years in the field of personal development as well as her unique personal experience to provide readers a journey back to themselves—where they discover they don't have to ‘wait for Jack’ or, anything else for that matter, outside themselves.”
—Pat Burns, author of Grandparents Rock

"Kristen Moeller reminds us of our forgotten dreams, goals and visions we somehow abandoned in the process of 'getting it right.' With amazing clarity, authenticity and love, Kristen leads us out of the limbo of seeking and waiting so we can become the architect of our lives."
—Clint Salter, Award winning speaker, mentor and consultant.

"Kristen Moeller nudges us out of our comfort zone and into the world of vibrant, unpredictable living. With deep compassion, wisdom, and wit, Kristen illuminates all the corners in which we hide so we can right ourselves, chin up and toes forward. What Are You Waiting For? will put you back on path with purpose and power."
—Martia Nelson, Coach, Speaker & Author of Coming Home: The Return to True Self

"Kristen Moeller is a gift to us, a woman with a huge capacity to embrace our humanity. Having almost literally risen from the ashes of her own tragedy, she shares her hard-won wisdom, insight and guidance to help us stop waiting and start living."
—Sharla Jacobs, Thrive Academy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936740611
Publisher:
Cleis Press Start
Publication date:
11/12/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
231,148
File size:
367 KB

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Meet the Author

Kristen Moeller, MS, is a coach, speaker, author, and radio show host. She delights in "disrupting the ordinary" and inspiring others to do the same. Kristen first discovered her passion for personal development in 1989 after recovering from an eating disorder and addiction. After years of struggling with low self-esteem, she realized that recovery and joy is possible. Determined to provide this for others, Kristen immersed herself in the field of personal growth, earning a master's degree in mental health counseling, volunteering and working in treatment centers while continuing to train and develop herself. Now, a highly popular radio personality, TED speaker and author, Kristen Moeller is an in-demand workshopper and visionary dedicated to providing people with the tools they need to find and live their passion. Moeller lives with her family in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kristen's story is beyond inspirational, and her advice very honest and applicable to any person's life. This book combats fear, doubt, anxiety, and even laziness to remind you to reconsider what's really important to you and make you think about what it is you're waiting for before jumping in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite sentence in WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? is “We wait and wait to finally be ourselves, craving to experience freedom of authentic self-expression, yet we never do if we don’t let the messy come out as well.” Kristen Moeller sums up the reason why I wait around and never do anything, but what I have to recognize is that it’s never going to be perfect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kristen Moeller’s What Are You Waiting For? is an intimate look into the author’s struggle with addiction and devastating material loss. Moeller emerges from losing her house to the eventual realization that the tense to live in has to be the present. We each hope to become better people, more spiritual, or to amass more wealth, but Moeller points out in her book that, even after some of these goals are achieved, we will still be wanting and unsatisfied without the intention of enjoying ourselves and our successes in the present. This is a humbling and educational book of self-discovery that could benefit everyone: the young adult who just finished their higher education to the stay at home mom to the retired military veteran. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
hard-won wisdom- "Stop Waiting, Start Living" I am very moved by the story of how Kristen Moeller lost everything in the terrible fires in Colorado last year - even the laptop with this book on it. How she handled this is simply amazing me and I am moved  and motivated by her example. What a brave author, brave book  and bold lesson and reminder to us all- live is happening NOW!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What Are You Waiting For? is a wonderfully engaging book that discusses the important matters of life--relationships, home, money (yes, even money), fear, and much more. Pulling from her own experiences, Kristen Moeller identifies some enlightening lessons to be learned and poses questions that we should all be asking ourselves. One of my favorite parts in the book is in Chapter 5, which lists several tools to carry in your relationship tool bag. These tools are: to identify expectations, to stop keeping score, to practice acceptance, to give up on being right, not to wait (don't wait), and when you forgive, to be generous. If you want to get further explanations of these tools, you'll have to get the book! I promise, you won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I’m the type of person who plans and dreams how my life is supposed to go, and then I don’t do it. As a teenager, I wanted to be a musician. I learned the instruments, but never stepped outside my comfort zone. This book let me see the mistakes. Moeller’s excellent life advice is plain to read and easy to understand. Her advice starts imply, and it’s her best advice: ACCEPT YOUR TRUE SELF. How does one do that? I won’t ruin the book for you, but it is the place you start. You really have to learn about yourself: your likes, dislikes; your goals, dreams; your tendencies, habits etc. Only then can you explore how to treat yourself and to improve your life for the better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. I love Moeller's step-by-step instructions in each chapter, especially "Waiting for Love to Come Along." Even more helpful were the "Gentle Knock" boxes that serve as nudges to do whatever it is Moeller is advising. Her tone is homey like a mother but informational like a college professor. My life is changed.