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Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life's Work! [Kindle Edition]

Tama Kieves
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Book Description

“You are meant to succeed in the work you love. Your desire will take you all the way.” — Tama J. Kieves

What if everything you thought you needed to do to succeed was actually standing in the way of your success?


Tama Kieves, Harvard-lawyer-turned-career-coach, has spent the last decade crossing the United States and Canada, speaking to tens of thousands of people and sharing her inspiring story of moving from a career that was killing her to a life that has uplifted her, chronicled in her first book, This Time I Dance!: Creating the Work You Love. She has mentored thousands of people who, with her help, have followed their passion, and now live their dream lives.

And now she takes us to the next step in our journey…

Within you is your purpose—your destiny—that will lead you to your greatest fulfillment, and your greatest success. What Kieves discovered in her own journey is that the way to success is an inspired path, not a linear one. She brings her mentoring ideas and actions together in her latest work, Inspired and Unstoppable. In this motivating book, Kieves teaches that it is only in unleashing this purpose that you can become truly happy and satisfied.

Through these teachings, she will help you move into your “brilliant power.” She shares the mental and emotional impact of this journey—the fears, doubts, and boogeymen that arise—and how to become an unstoppable warrior for your life’s work and desires. This book will help you stay connected to your desires and shift your innermost thinking. When you do, inspired actions will seem to fall directly out of the sky, and onto your plate. You will naturally outpace anything any expert could ever tell you. You don’t need the steps, when you have the moves.

Beautifully written, Inspired & Unstoppable also includes success stories from Tama’s life and the lives of others who have made their dreams their reality, as well as practices that will create positive momentum, and “Inspired Successisms”—delightful, quick bites of wisdom peppered throughout the book. It also includes guidelines on how to create your own “Inspired Success Circle”—a way of moving forward with the support of friends and loved ones.

Practical, empowering, inspirational, galvanizing—Inspired & Unstoppable is the touchstone to (finally) living your wildest dreams and greatest desires.

Editorial Reviews


2013 Nautilus Books for a Better World Silver winner as Best Inner Prosperity / Right Livelihood Book

“Wild success is a function of deliberate, alive choices. Through her own walk through doubts and struggles, Tama Kieves shows you how to stay ‘inspired and unstoppable’ in every circumstance you confront in business, living your vision, and life. If you want to stay on fire as you do your greatest work in the world, read this book now.”  —Jack Canfield, bestselling coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Success Principles
"Finally, success tips that work. Success principles litter the self-help sections of bookstores and fill up podcasts and magazine articles. But I haven’t read something quite so refreshing as Tama Kieves’s new book, Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work! in a long time."--Victoria Pynchon,

“A revelatory book that brilliantly applies inspiration, practicality, and humor to identify­ing and living your highest potential. You won’t be able to stop reading this invaluable guide to inner and outer success in your creative expression.” —Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential
“This book is like having your own wonderful success coach. Inspired & Unstoppable will show you how to stay true to your personal and professional vision—no matter what—and get you where you dream to be. This is a soulful and practical book, full of encouragement and guidance that will save you years of time and pain. You’re going to want to read this often.” — Marci Shimoff, New York Times–bestselling author of Happy for No Reason and Love for No Reason
“When you’ve got a burning mission inside you, you need to know how to stay inspired and on track. Tama Kieves shows you how to become a success warrior for your life’s work. Life is short. The world needs your voice. Read this wonderful book.” —Kris Carr, New York Times–bestselling author and wellness warrior
“Tama Kieves is one of the soul-tenders, a savvy and companionable guide to honoring what she calls the gravitational pull of passion and integrity within each of us, and the power of saying Yes! to our lives. In her compelling new book, she brings great honesty and compassion to the hard human work of bringing our callings to life, and a vigorous torch to help illuminate the journey.” —Gregg Levoy, author of Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life
 “The words ‘inspired and unstoppable’ are far more than the title of this book; they are literally how you will feel as you are reading it. Tama Kieves is a brilliant teacher. The depth of her knowledge and wisdom is equaled only by her authenticity, humor, and candor. You will find yourself lifted, motivated, and cared for by her words. If you are seeking a deeper understanding of your life’s purpose and how to actualize it, consider this book your road map.” —Dennis Merritt Jones, author of The Art of Uncertainty

“Tama tells the truth about the peaks and valleys of living the life of your dreams, and as she says, you can work hard or you can work miraculously. Which one would you prefer? Read this wonderful book and you’ll come out on the other side laughing at your petty fears and ready to share your gifts with the world.”  —Laura Berman Fortgang, author of Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction and The Prosperity Plan

From the Inside Flap

When you're're unstoppable!

You have the dream. You want to take it to the next level. What stops you? Do you feel on fire one day, and defeated the next? Or overwhelmed with all you "should be" doing? Do business success books crush your spirit? And the "8 easy steps" books leave you flat? Harvard-trained former attorney and now visionary career coach Tama Kieves says, "You don't need other people's steps. You need to be moved. You have your own inspired success strategy."

Kieves shares he own amazing story of how she turned faltering creative dreams into a thriving national organization by making inspired, conscious, and unconventional choices -- and how you can, too. With her unique brand of intelligent spirituality underscored with practicality and humor, Kieves coaches your through any difficulty and teaches you how to become an unstoppable warrior for your life's work and desires, and succeed like never before.

Product Details

  • File Size: 615 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0399165789
  • Publisher: Tarcher; Reprint edition (August 30, 2012)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0087GJNMK
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #425,154 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One-of-a-kind book. I heartily recommend! September 11, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I read Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life's Work!e a few days ago and was going to write a review for Amazon right then. But first I read the reviews already posted, and I was particularly struck by the sole negative review (at the time) that said: This entire 317 page book can be boiled down to one sentence on page 282, "You are meant to succeed in the work you love."

Yes, the person who said that is correct. The book is tightly focused on a single theme. In fact, from time to time I'd check which chapter I was on because the book was so much of a single piece.

But I've decided to go ahead and award the book five stars anyway and to explain why right here.

Tama is addressing artists (all arts, not just visual arts), personal coaches, self-employed service providers and entrepreneurs, and you have to understand the context in which she writes. Out in the marketplace, the experts addressing this audience are highly prescriptive in their recommendations. Most experts offer their advice in the form of a very structured "signature program," often consisting of multiple formats (e.g., ebooks, MP3s, videos, workbooks) and sometimes supplemented with master-mind groups, one-on-one coaching and even live events.

In other word, darn pricey packages.

People invest in these. And yes, the industry calls it "investing" rather than "buying" because of the considerable expense.

The investors start on the program with good intentions but find they can't stay on schedule. Their Visa payment kicks in every month regardless.

The reasons for failure vary.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I feel totally inspired and unstoppable now August 30, 2012
By Callie
I am feeling truly inspired and unstoppable right now. That is very much a recent addition to my feelings trinket box; an addition that was fired up by Tama Kieves' latest book, Inspired & Unstoppable - Wildly Succeeding in Your Life's Work!

Kieves is the bestselling author of This Time I Dance!, which you may have come across.

Somewhat deliciously, Inspired & Unstoppable is almost as if you are having a conversation with Kieves: she writes so beautifully and with such sincerity, sharing her story and gifting you with simple - yet profoundly effective - practices, the Portals Back To Inspired Living.

Now, I have no intention of giving away too much of what is shared in this title BUT I really do think it is a book that pretty much ANY person who wants to feel inspired and unstoppable should read. Working with many entrepreneurs who feel as if it is their birthright to stay poor, lacking in abundance and flow, whilst they struggle along doing their life's work, I feel sure that Kieves' latest title will gently tease and guide people, in her own inimitable way, to help you show up and take positive, powerful steps to wildly succeed and truly take on the emotional energy charge to help make you feel Inspired & Unstoppable.

Here are a few of my favourite Inspired Successims from the book:
* Mavericks are misfits. But of course, what makes you different can also make you exceptional
* It's not you who empowers the gift. It's the gift that empowers you
* You have a power in you that is not of this world. That power will awaken the creativity and resourcefulness of other people ... people who can get things done. You will have your people
* Can you really know what the perfect timeline is for forging one extraordinary life?
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I've ever read! October 16, 2012
I found this book on a visit to the Tattered Cover, in downtown Denver. I read the dust jacket and told my husband, "This book is coming home with us." Reading it as we drove across Nebraska on our way home to South Dakota, I marveled at how it seemed to be describing me - over and over.
I've already purchased another copy (from for a friend and plan to re-read it myself. I'll probably read it several times.
I'm an author of a debut novel and not being an extrovert, have struggled with book signings and other "putting myself out there" exercises so necessary to build readership. It isn't that I don't like people, I am just very shy. However, reading this book changed my perspective entirely. Now, I look forward to book signings, radio interviews, book festivals, et al.
This book showed me how to share my passion for what I love instead of "selling myself." It's an amazingly freeing experience which has and will continue (I'm certain) to change my life. I will be forever grateful for this book.
It is written with great style and humor. Many times I laughed out loud at the way Ms. Kieves describes situations. She has a fantastic command of words and how to arrange them most effectively.
In summary, I'd have to say, Inspired & Unstoppable is probably the most effective marketing tool I've ever had the good fortune to lay my hands on.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Inside Scoop on Success Your Way October 28, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
With extraordinary frankness, Tama's latest book, Inspired and Unstoppable, lifts the curtain on the perfect march of success peddled by so many. Her rare, unvarnished truth read mixes personal stories, wisdom and spot on, you can't make it up humor that leaves you, the reader, breathless and laughing aloud while at the same time, even more determined to keep moving forward. Inspired and Unstoppable is the real deal roller coaster of success. Tama invites you to join her in the front seat holding on for dear life - experiencing the plummets, as well as the soaring heights and unexpected turns along with way.

Tama's the wise, loving, compassionate, hilarious sister we all wish had been our partner on the journey from day one. She's your coach, your truth-teller, your encourager and your spiritual kick in the pants advisor. She's been there, walked through the fire of creation and her soul baring journey allows you to reflect and accept the imperfections in your own, while giving you the sisterly shove you need to barrel forward in your time and in your way. Her words give you permission to redefine success as larger than money. If you've ever considered having your own business, listening to your calling whether it's internal to an organization or blazing your own path of brilliance or are smack dab in the middle of making the change, Tama's words will bless you and keep you moving forward with a newly defined compass for success.
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Published 9 months ago by Inez
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring
Tama Kieves has written a very inspiring book. I emailed her to thank her for helping me to get my butt in gear and finish some of the things I have started.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money
Author just rambled about his own experiences on without any real logical order. Wasn't worth the money I paid for it.
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Tama Kieves, honors graduate of Harvard Law School, left her law practice with an elite corporate law firm to write and help others discover and live their life's work. She is the bestselling author of This Time I Dance! Creating the Work You Love (Tarcher/Penguin), Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life's Work! (Tarcher/Penguin) and her latest book, A Year Without Fear: 365 Days of Magnificence (Penguin/Random House) will be released in January, 2015.

Featured on the show Real BIZ with Rebecca Jarvis, in USA Today, the Huffington Post, Forbes Magazine and on Oprah radio, she is a sought-after speaker and career/success coach, who has helped thousands world-wide to discover, launch, and thrive in the life, calling and businesses of their dreams.

Tama is on the faculty of the Omega Institute, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and the Esalen Institute, where she leads life-changing retreats. Tama has also taught A Course in Miracles, an internationally known program of choosing love instead of fear, for over 20 years. She is a sought after speaker, known for her wicked sense of humor and the "believable", sweeping possibilities she ignites in others.

Says Tama, "I was put on this earth to champion visionary minds, creative souls, freedom junkies, and purpose-driven change-agents, and anyone who wants to live and work from inspiration instead of fear. I was also put here to eat Thai food." She has grown her own creative empire into an international presence through inspired and unconventional means.

Visit to download your FREE Inspired Power toolkit for coaching on how to create the amazing life you are MEANT to live. And for a daily dose of support, join Tama on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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