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.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.52(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.56(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Excavating Your Life Blueprint
Part One: The Reckoning
1. Ask What, Not Why
2. Train the Brain
3. Gain Perspective
Part Two: The Doing
4. Act on What You Feel, Not What You Think
5. Make a Simple Contract
6. Discover Your Lucrative Purpose
7. Make Yourself a Magnet
Part Three: The Being
8. Become a Master at Focusing
9. Ask for Directions Before You Are Lost
10. Give Up Needing to Know
Conclusion: The Reckoning, the Doing, and the Being: Living Your Best Life
Appendix 1: More on Coaching
Appendix 2: Wisdom Access Questions
Appendix 3: Resources
Appendix 4: Forming Your Own Life Blueprint Group
What People are Saying About This
Laura helps you organize information... so you can move your life
forward in positive ways. I can't recommend this enough!
(Julia Sweeney, Actress)
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 Berman Fortgang will help you reachthe success and fulfillment you are destined for."
"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."
"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!"
Praise for WHAT NOW?...
"This is ita 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."
"Thinking of makinga big change in how you make a livingor 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
Bewarethis thought-provoking book will put you on a one-way path to
a more creative and fulfilling life.
(Kyle MacLachlan - Actor)
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)