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Be the Star You Are!: 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference (Heart & Star Books) Paperback – September 1, 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
The Wanna-be Greats who tell you what to do and have no idea about how you should accomplish these goals.
The Imitate Great who tell you what to do and promise that if you simply imitate them you will achieve success.
And The Great who show you how to discover who you are, define what success means to you, and give you action items to help you achieve this greatness for yourself on your own terms.
Cynthia, with this book you have reached the level of a GREAT author. Thanks for a wonderful and useful tool that anyone could use to achieve his or her own success.
I like everything about this book, beginning with the title. Like Cynthia, I believe that we are all stars - we just need to find ways to showcase our brilliance. In "Be the Star You Are," Cynthia provides 99 ideas, she calls them gifts, to help you showcase your brilliance.
Each gift is explained in a few pages, followed by an exercise to help the reader make the most of it. For example the exercise that accompanies "The Gift of Optimism," one of my favorite topics goes like this...
* Stand up tall. Reach as high as you dare. Stand on your toes, and reach for the stars. Imaging yourself flying to the stars and landing on a twinkling surface of heavenly light.
* Now, bend over and fall limply to the ground. Imagine yourself continuing to fall, being sucked deeper and deeper into the earth's molten core.
* Stretch upward again. Make circles in the air with your arms, sweeping them around you as you jump high off the ground.
* Which feels better? Do you want to reach and soar? Or fall and sink? In life, you can be an optimist and reach for the stars, or be a pessimist and collapse into the earth. That's your choice.
"Twinkling surface of heavenly light," "earth's molten core;" Cynthia certainly has a way with words.
More important, she shows her readers how to make the most of the 99 gifts in her book by providing such interesting, fun and useful exercises.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The stories in the book, Be The Star You Are, are very inspirational and explain all of life's lessons. Read morePublished on July 6, 2010 by gabyg
While reading this book from Cynthia, I felt I had acquired a new friend, mentor and coach. This came at a time I needed all three and Cynthia carried me thru from beginning to... Read morePublished on November 18, 2009 by Sharon Otness
Cynthia's warm and engaging style is a total treat. Her 99 gifts are just that - gifts of wisdom, heart and practicality that help put our ridiculously fast-paced lives in a more... Read morePublished on April 25, 2005 by Literature Lover
This is a book that you can pick up everyday! I open it it to any page and read--a guarantee mood pick me upper! Read morePublished on February 7, 2005 by JM Long
This is a superb self help book. Cynthia Brian did an awesome job collecting 99 empowering messages which she calls gifts about a wide variety of subjects on personal development... Read morePublished on December 9, 2004 by Zev Saftlas
I cerainly can see why all of those famous authors give this book the sendoff it has received. If the reader could develop the marvelous attitude that ms. Read morePublished on December 21, 2001 by edward silver
I carry this book in my brief case, handy for "stolen moments" of reading and sharing. I am sure I have read each insightful and entertaining story at least twice. Read morePublished on September 27, 2001 by Marcia Welch