Throughout history, philosophers, psychologists and seekers have been searching for the key to a happy life. Could it be that something as simple as your day-to-day choices is that key?
Powerful Choices, Powerful Life offers wisdom, tips and a Toolbox for Choice to help you utilize choice as a pathway to creating the life you want.
In this compact, user-friendly book, you’ll learn:
• Why Is Choice So Powerful?
• So, How Do We Make Powerful Choices?
• What Else Should I Know About Choice?
• Plus 10 Appendices with tools and resources to practice what you learn
“Powerful Choices, Powerful Life is one of those rare books that offers up not only an array of wisdom and insights, but also an endless array of practical resources gleaned from Sharon Good’s celebrated experiences as a coach. It’s one of those reads that will light you up and leave you smarter as you learn all you need to know about how to choose wisely.”
Dr. Dominique T. Chlup, Certified Life Coach
“In Powerful Choices, Powerful Life, Sharon Good thoroughly explores why we avoid making choices, covering every excuse you can think of and then some, as well as the motives, beliefs, values and benefits of choices. And just when you’re beginning to think that it’s impossible to make any choice at all, she offers up a toolbox complete with inspirational quotes, exercises, reasoning processes, worksheets, charts, thought-provoking questions and suggested reading materials.”
Laurie Lawson, CEC, PCC, Empowered Life Journeys
“Sharon’s life is about empowering others to be the best they can be, and this is the case with her book — another helpful tool for one to walk toward their destiny, with joy and confidence.”
Teresa Craig, Photographer and Writer, Cyprus
“Sharon Good’s book takes the mystery out of making good life choices. It’s a wonderful read with great techniques and stories of people using the techniques to improve their lives. If it goes to series, I want to play the lead!”
Sharon Gless, Emmy and Golden Globe Award–Winning Actress
|Publisher:||Good Life Coaching / Good Life Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)|
About the Author
After a 25-year performing career, Sharon co-founded Excalibur Publishing, where she published, wrote and edited books for 16 years. Her book, Managing With A Heart: 222 Ways to Make Your Employees Feel Appreciated, was published by Sourcebooks and has been translated into several languages. She has gone on to self-publish several books and audios through Good Life Press, including The Tortoise Workbook: Strategies for Getting Ahead at Your Own Pace, Creative Marketing Tools for Coaches and Powerful Choices, Powerful Life.
As an instructor, Sharon trains life coaches for New York University, The Life Purpose Institute and the Creativity Coaching Association. She has presented personal and professional development classes for numerous organizations, most recently, the 92nd Street Y.
Sharon's professional credentials include a BA in Drama and Music from Hofstra University; a certificate in Adult Career Planning and Development from New York University; certification in Life, Life Purpose and Career Coaching from the Life Purpose Institute; and certification in Retirement Coaching from Retirement Options. She is a Board Certified Coach with the Center for Credentialing & Education and an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Choices and Decision-Making
SECTION 1: Why Is Choice So Powerful?
Chapter 1: What Is Choice All About?
Chapter 2: Opening Our Eyes To The Choices We Have
Chapter 3: Understanding Why We Avoid Making Choices
Chapter 4: Knowing The Intention Behind Our Choices
SECTION 2: So, How Do We Make Powerful Choices?
A Toolbox for Choice
Chapter 5: Make Choice Conscious
Chapter 6: Create As Many Options As Possible
Chapter 7: Get the Facts
Chapter 8: Play Out Your Choices To See Where They Might Lead
Chapter 9: Create A Context For Your Choices
Chapter 10: Get Perspecctive On Your Choice
Chapter 11: Make Choices “In The Moment”
Chapter 12: Look For Choices You’ve Already Made Unconsciously – Take Responsibility By Owning Them
Chapter 13: Know That Choosing Takes Courage
Chapter 14: Know That Every Choice Inherently Includes A Loss
Chapter 15: Know That Not Choosing Is Still A Choice
Chapter 16: Even If You Seem To Have Only One Option, Or If You Feel It’s Been Thrust Upon You, Actively Choose It And Own Your Choice
Chapter 17: Don’t Wait Till You’re Cornered To Make Choices
Chapter 18: Choose With Your Head And Your Heart
Chapter 19: Take Your Time
Chapter 20: Learn To Prioritize
Chapter 21: Commit To Your Choices
Chapter 22: Take Action On Your Choices
Chapter 23: Know When To Lighten Up
Chapter 24: Practice, Practice, Practice!
SECTION 3: What Else Should I Know About Choice?
Chapter 25: Choice And Other People
Chapter 26: What About Intuition?
Chapter 27: Can You Make Bad Choices?
Chapter 28: What Happens Once You’ve Chosen?
Chapter 29: What About When Stuff Just Happens To You?
Chapter 30: And Finally …
APPENDICES: Tools and Resources