As a fan of her last book, "Get It Done," I was very excited to receive Sam Bennett’s new book "Start Right Where You Are." This book could not have been published at a more perfect time. Lately I have been feeling like here I am doing all these things and not seeing the results I thought I would receive from all this effort. The subtitle of Sam’s book “How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists” screams 2 out of 3 for me.
As with Sam’s other books, this one is written for everyone and breaks it down simply. And her action steps do not take much of your time, but they are powerful and impactful.
Here is an example of one of my favorite “Little Changes Action Steps” from the book: “If you had someone you could trust leading you across the high-wire act of your life, who would it be? Picture that person or entity in your mind, and imagine what encouraging words they have for you right now.” This could change on any day I am doing the exercise depending on my daily circumstances. I have found it helpful and inspiring when I need a boost and encouraging words.
In the book, you’ll find 66 small doable changes. Even though I have read once through the book, now I am going back and putting action behind some of ones I didn’t take action on during the first read (perhaps I am still a perfectionist).
But here is the bottom line… a quote from the author: “All the things you keep telling yourself you want to do, be, or have are possible for you if you are willing to take it one step at a time. No matter how long you’ve been dreaming your dreams, they are still alive, still possible. Just because they haven’t happened up to now doesn’t mean they won’t happen. And just because your life, career, or projects haven’t gone the way you may have wanted doesn’t mean they are not going well. No matter what has happened to you up to now, you have an opportunity to create a new story, beginning right now.”
Now who doesn’t need that encouragement, wisdom ... and book!
For more information: http://www.startrightwhereyouare.com/