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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press (March 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400073367
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400073368
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Christian motivational expert and life coach Valorie Burton shares the secret to what she calls authentic confidence—self-confidence plus faith in God. Burton's well-paced, clearly articulated voice is easy on the ear, and she's a pleasantly encouraging companion. Her message, which frequently draws on her own stories and those of her clients, is delivered in a 28-day plan with short, focused sessions that encourage listeners to increase their self-confidence in practical ways. Each lesson has its own focus ("preparing with purpose" or "self-esteem stealers"). Each ends with a confidence prayer, a question to address in one’s confidence journal, and a confidence-building activity. Burton conveys a genuine desire to help listeners avoid "downsizing their dreams" and to live "fully and freely."" 
J.C.G. © AudioFile Portland, Maine
--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author

Valorie Burton is a personal life coach and motivational speaker, and the author of Listen to Your Life, What's Really Holding You Back, Why Not You? and Rich Minds, Rich Rewards. She has served clients in more than thirty states and seven countries and appeared widely in the national media. Visit her at www.valorieburton.com.

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Valorie Burton is a bestselling author and speaker who helps people get unstuck and be unstoppable in every area of their lives. As a Certified Personal and Executive Coach, Valorie has served hundreds of clients in over 40 states and ten countries, and is the founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology (CAPP) Institute. For more than a decade, her books, speaking engagements and media appearances, have inspired and equipped readers and audiences to:

* Make major life changes that are exciting and scary at the same time.
* Be happier and have more fun, even when life seems routine.
* Navigate setbacks and disappointments in a way that makes life better, not bitter.
* Go from a scattered to focused mind to feel and be more productive.
* Speak up with confidence rather than settling for less.
* Go to sleep at night feeling peace about decisions.
* Conquer emotions that cause procrastination, emotional spending, and the sabotage of success.

In the summer of 1999, Valorie had an epiphany that confirmed her life purpose to inspire women to live more fulfilling lives. She was on a career path that looked successful but was unfulfilling, and despite her fears, Valorie took a leap of faith to pursue her dreams. The transformation has led her to write eight books, including Successful Women Think Differently, What's Really Holding You Back?, and Your 5-Minute Personal Coach.

Valorie helps readers and leaders discover their purpose and create a vision that's true to who they are. She helps people persevere until they reach their goals, even in the face of challenges, fears, and doubts. Her expertise shows how to coach yourself by saying "yes" to what matters and "no" more often. The result? People find the freedom to live the life they previously only imagined.

Valorie's transparency and blend of personal stories, faith, and psychological research is engaging and practical. She is a columnist for Ebony Magazine and a frequent media contributor who has appeared in and on CNN, HLN, Dr. Oz, Oprah Magazine, Oprah Radio, The 700 Club, Essence, The Los Angeles Times, and many more. She has co-hosted two national television programs - The Potter's Touch with T.D. Jakes and Aspiring Women, winning two regional Emmy nominations. She has a master's degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree in journalism from Florida A&M University and a BA from Florida State University.

Let Valorie help you get unstuck and be unstoppable. Subscribe to her free weekly coaching newsletter at www.ValorieBurton.com.

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This is the best inspirational book I have read.
Irlande Bien-aime
If you struggle with self-confidence and are looking for a way to overcome, this book will lead you down the right path.
Jill Hart
I am in my 40s and wish I would have read this years ago!
D. Charpentier

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jill Hart VINE VOICE on April 25, 2007
Format: Paperback
Why Not You? is a guide book for those of us who struggle with self-confidence. Burton gives real life examples of issues that many of us face. She gives step-by-step, biblically based instructions for overcoming whatever it might be that holds you back from experiencing freedom.

Readers will find Burton's writing to be thought provoking and her advice to be realistic. She helps the reader to set attainable goals while allowing them to hash out issues that they are struggling with in the fill-in-the-blank space provided within the book. Why Not You? challenges many of the lies we are fed by the media and modern culture such as, "You're only successful if you're rich."

Burton ends each chapter by bringing it all before the Lord, who we can each find our confidence in. If you struggle with self-confidence and are looking for a way to overcome, this book will lead you down the right path. Readers will finish the book with not only the tools to overcome self-doubt, but with a stronger understanding of their spiritual walk as well.

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Jill Hart, CWAHM.com
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Heather Ivester on August 17, 2007
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If you're ready to move forward in life but feel like something's holding you back, here's the book for you.

Life coach Valorie Burton offers this action-oriented, step-by-step guide that reveals secrets to unlocking authentic confidence. Unlike self-help books that lead readers away from God, the author writes, "Authentic confidence is about what God can do through you, in you, and for you."

Each of the 28 short chapters is packed with Scripture and includes personal stories from Burton's life, as well as the hundreds of people she's counseled and surveyed over the years.

She'll help you identify the real source of your fears, learn to speak up, give yourself permission to be imperfect, and stop competing and comparing. After reading this book, you'll feel rejuvenated, ready to face the next phase of your life with the confidence you need to make your dreams a reality.

--Christian Women Online Book Buzz
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 13, 2007
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Excellent book! It has been a tremendous help to me in my quest for 100% confidence (not just partial confidence as she talks about in the book). I have been working to (consistently) implement some of the tools that she has suggested. Great book--it's as if she has been inside my mind because she expresses some of the exact emotions that I feel or have felt. Thank you, Valorie!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Monica M. Jones on January 12, 2008
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The Ups and Downs of Being Round

It took me a while to get started because of my crazy schedule, but I decided to make increasing my confidence a priority. From that day on I would wake up every morning and read one chapter a day.

Valorie Burton organized the book in manageable chunks so that you can focus on one area of self-improvement at a time. Self-improvement is really not the best word to describe it though because she used scriptures and prayers to help us to realize that being confident is not just about self-confidence, because we cannot do it alone. It is all about having authentic confidence which is very much dependant on your faith in how God works through you.

I enjoyed the confidence exercises that she recommended for each day. They were simple and they were not intimidating, but they made a big difference.

Monica Marie Jones
Author of "The Ups and Downs of Being Round" and "Taste My Soul"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Whitlock on November 22, 2007
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I am mid-way through this book, but I can already see results. It feels like I have a personal coach pushing me to do the things God has been leading me to do. Even prorastinators are led to act.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Lee on March 8, 2011
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This is an excellent book for anyone who suffers with esteem issues (or "authentic confidence" issues). I bought 2 copies of this book, one for myself and one for a friend. This book has helped me so much. I recommend that you read the book, and complete the daily "confidence journal" assignment at the end of each chapter. Each chapter is short (5 pages or so), but thought provoking. If you read this whole book and do the work, you will not be the same. I now have authentic confidence.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nika NYC on July 17, 2011
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I bought this during my last year of grad school when I had to do presentations for my internship (which was necessary to graduate). In the past I've always avoided public speaking at all costs and felt nervous the entire day when I had to present for school (even after the presentation) and this book helped me tremendously. I felt so confident after that-that new career opportunities opened up to me. I now feel confident applying for jobs I typically avoided in the past because of the requirement to give presentations. I lent the book to a friend who's having the same anxiety I once had and I can't wait to hear she feels after reading it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Charpentier on January 10, 2010
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I am in my 40s and wish I would have read this years ago! She gives very practical and doable
ideas for everyday which is explained so well. I am always trying to use God's direction and will in my life and this book has helped me with HOW to do some of the things which come difficult for me. Thank you, Valerie! I am buying this for a friend today and wanted to express my appreciation for your great ideas and wisdom. You have helped many people!
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