Has a change happened in your life that you are having trouble accepting? Is there a change you would like to make to help you love life more? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this is the book for you.
This year alone, many of us will fall in love, get in shape, and start new companies, while some of us will lose a job, deal with health complications, or get divorced. Although we often try to ignore change, whether good or bad, it is the one constant. Now, with The First 30 Days, we can learn how to embrace change, move through it, and successfully navigate the twists and turns of life.
The First 30 Days reveals how the beginning of any change is a pivotal time that can either leave us stressed and stuck or lead us forward in our lives with clarity and hope. Change coach Ariane de Bonvoisin provides the tools to make each change a new beginning, whether it is a change you want to make or one brought on by a situation out of your control. Ariane introduces nine principles that will help you develop an optimistic mind-set toward change, an attitude that encourages you to see that life is on your side and that good can come from even the most difficult circumstance. With real-life stories, practical exercises, and inspiring action points, The First 30 Days teaches the skills you need to face any change--skills that will help you today and for the rest of your life.
- How to develop a positive approach to change--it can make all the difference.
- The Change Guarantee--from any change, something good can come.
- Your Change Muscle--you have one! Find out where it is and how to use it.
- How to combat your Change Demons--the negative emotions that want to hold you back.
- How to build a Change Support Team--who and what makes the most difference.
A Letter from Ariane de Bonvoisin
How good are you at change? Big changes? Small changes? Professional changes? Personal changes? The fact is, everyone experiences change. Its the one constant in life. Be it a job change, relationship change, health change, or changes in the world we live in, change is unavoidable. What change are you or someone you love dealing with? A first time mom, recently divorced, caring for a sick parent, adjusting to a new job, or a recent graduate?
Whatever change you're experiencing whether unexpected or plannedthe first few days and weeks are often the hardest, most emotional time. It is the time when we have the most questions, emotions, doubts and fears. It is also the time when we are most in need of direction, information, inspiration, and support. Thirty days is enough to get started in the right way, to begin to understand what makes change easier and most importantly, how to stay on the right track.
Ive interviewed hundreds of people and seen a pattern in what helps someone get through change with less stress and anxiety. The things we do, say, and feel directly affect our reaction to change. Through these interviews, Ive seen that its possible to become better at change, to embrace and look for the positive in the transitions that will inevitably arise. The First 30 Days includes real life stories of people who have lived through many types of change, along with clear action points (look for the Take Action sections in the book) that will help you move through the changes in your own life.
The First 30 Days is for all of us who have always wanted to make a change, but didnt know how to start; for those who have tried over and over to initiate a change with little or no success; and for those who are overwhelmed by the changes that have come into their lives. The First 30 Days will not only kick start your life of change, but it will also help you reach your goals by keeping you focused, directed and inspired.
I believe anyone can change. I believe there is always something good that will come from change, even if you can't see it right now. I believe that when we stop resisting the changes we are going through and simply embrace them, we realize that life is on our side. We all have a part of ourselves that doesnt change and, when we find that part within us, whatever change we are going through becomes easier. The First 30 Days can show you how.
“This beautiful book is like having a compassionate friend guiding you through the beginning stages of any major change in your life. I loved it.” (Wayne Dyer, New York Times bestselling author of Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life)
“This book is full of practical information that will both inspire and inform. … a must read.” (Cathie Black, New York Times bestselling author of Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life), president of Hearst Magazines)
“Ariane can inspire and inform all of us going through change, whether it be big or small, professional or personal.” (David Bach, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Automatic Millionaire and Start Late, Finish Rich)
“The First 30 Days can help people change their lives.” (Richard Parsons, former CEO of Time Warner)
“Since change is the only constant in life, it helps to have an expert navigate through the ups and downs of life. The First 30 Days is an excellent guide.” (Deepak Chopra, New York Times bestselling author of Buddha and The Third Jesus)
“What could you do to start loving your life more? This book helps you answer that question and provides the tools you need to make it happen.” (Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason, Chicken Soup for the Women's Soul and featured teacher in The Secret)
“Ariane has a wonderful, warm, inspiring approach to life, to changes we all go through and to what’s important. This book is filled with ways to make change simpler, easier and less stressful. I highly recommend it.” (Mike Dooley, author of Notes from the Universe, featured teacher in The Secret)
“The First 30 Days is ideal for anyone going through a change, wanting to make a change or helping someone through a change. There are gems of wisdom in here that will make a difference in how we all get through change and transitions in life.” (Karen Salmansohn, bestselling author of How to be Happy, Dammit)
:”Life coach/trainer de Bonvoisin expands on the change theme by offering readers direction in the changes they want to make…taking an in-depth look at resistance to change (the drive that wants things back the old way) and suggesting ways to surmount it.” (School Library Journal)
“de Bonvoisin found common threads among those who successfully navigated shifting circumstances, whether they were thrown cruel curveballs or desperately seeking something new: They have a positive outlook, a support team and an action plan.” (Brandweek.com)
“Smart, sane advice to guide you through the first month of any life change...” (Redbook Magazine)
“Good or bad, whether foisted upon us or of our own choosing, change is always tough. Author Ariane de Bonvoisin focuses on the first 30 days in her book and offers nine principles to lessen the pain and nurture the gain.” (Chicago Tribune)
“De Bonvoisin urges readers to believe that change is a good thing, that it’s part of life and happens to everyone. She writes about recongizing negative influences and surrounding yourself with positive influences.” (USA Today)