From Publishers Weekly
In the days of layoffs, cutbacks and tough competition in the job market, Kieves reminds readers that life may be better outside the boardroom. When the Harvard-educated lawyer took a rare vacation from her job at a corporate law firm, she realized that she couldn't bear the thought of returning. Watching the sun set over crashing waves, she resolved to lead the life she'd always been longing to live-that of a writer, teacher and creativity coach. This book of short, lively essays that Kieves wrote over the course of her journey of discovery and self-fulfillment includes anecdotes of embarrassing run-ins with former coworkers; disappointment or disbelief from relatives and mere acquaintances alike; and the challenge of paying the bills on an artist's salary ("Could I rent an apartment and buy Starbucks coffee on divine benevolence?"). Kieves triumphs again and again by trusting herself and not giving up. Undaunted by her own experiences with self-doubt and rejection letters, Kieves encourages her readers to "live unreasonably" and "step into the river" of their dream lives. This is not the most elegantly written book-Kieves can be a little breathless, a little cutesy-but it's an inspirational and honest guide to crafting a more creative life.
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Praise for THIS TIME I DANCE:
“THIS TIME I DANCE is a powerful song for the soul from one who has mastered the steps. Tama Kieves reminds us of the power in dancing to your own music.”—Iyanla Vanzant
“In a way, readers will be treated to their very own personal coaching session in the pages of Tama’s book.” —Evolve! Magazine
“An inspirational and honest guide to crafting a more creative life”—Publishers Weekly
“If you’re ready to make the journey into the life of living your dreams, Tama J. Kieves is the tour guide you’ve been waiting for. This book is brilliant. It will have a long-lasting impact on all those brave enough to embrace their own magnificence. I simply loved every word.”—Barbara J. Winter, author of Making a Living Without a Job
“Tama Kieves gives voice to the fearless spirit within each of us. If you want to wake up to your own purpose and passion, read this book. It will open your heart and guide you home.”—Rhonda Britten, author of Fearless Living
“Tama J. Kieves writes with real honesty and compassion, and makes a compelling case for a passionate life. Her beautiful book is a great big voice of “Yes!””—Gregg Levoy, author of Vital Signs
Praise for INSPIRED & UNSTOPPABLE:
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, Forbes.com
“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