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- Label: Awakening Artistry
- ASIN: 0970771908
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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Trusting Your Own Inner Voice: The Most Important Skill to Learn in This Lifetime
What if you had a beautiful loving voice inside you that could answer every question in a way that no one else could? What if you had an inner advocate that believed in your dreams and could comfort, inspire, and bolster you every step of the way? You do. You do. You do. You have this and so much more. This one-hour recording on CD captures Tama Kieves' 8/7/2007 teleclass on how to learn how to connect with that voice and trust and utilize your own singular brilliance. In this powerful event, participants emailed Tama their most burning questions on the topic, which she answered during the one hour call. We've received so much positive feedback from people on the call, we're eager to share this material with everyone!
From the Author
It took me over 12 years to write this book, probably because it took me that long to really live what I was writing about and I didn't want to just put something out there before I'd lived it. I wrote this book because it was the book I needed to read. I'd read all kinds of self-help books on career, but I could never find a book that went past the great ideas of how to do the work you love and showed me the actual living through the fear and wonder of the journey. So that's the book I wrote.See all Editorial Reviews
Top Customer Reviews
The title is a little deceptive: Kieves may have it all, but in the book she was young, single and unencumbered. A forty-five-year-old career changer would bring a different perspetive. A twenty-something, very attractive young woman can have fun with a waitress gig. Twenty years later, she wouldn't exactly fit in.
And Kieves did not "leave it all." She had just started her career and had considerably less invested than a forty-year-old who had just made partner.
There are some very fine insights here but let's not underestimate Kieves's youth, personality, looks and apparent charisma, all factors that fast-forwarded her journey to freedom.
Below are a few other special quotes:
"It all comes down to this: We can deny our hearts or we can deny our limits."
"Suddenly our desires aren't in the way or our productivity. They are the way. And just in case you're wondering, this current doesn't only favor people who do Hath yoga or chant with quartz crystals or donate money to environmental agencies...You don't have to be Wayne Dyer, Mary Poppins, Yoda or Shirley Maclaine. Just you, you with a mind full of shadows and a lantern of a heart."
"Draw a line. Take back your time. You can't wait for your heart to bloom with a vision in the middle of days teeming with madness and maintenance. Nothing flutters into a cluttered life. The frantic and exhausted mind does not possess the energy to inspire a love-filled path. But you can find a way to curb or flee the madness. And when you do your dream can find its way to you."
"The hero's journey creates the hero. Heroes don't skip steps, bribe the bouncer or jet off to lush destinations. That's tourism. Heroism doesn't mark a change in position - but a change in self."
I was especially struck by her chapter on "Only the real dream will do": she points out that, although it's tempting to try to turn your dreams into a "practical" career, only the real dream gives you the emotional strength to put up with the inevitable hardships and setbacks; her efforts to pursue free-lance writing that "sort of" allowed her to follow her dream soon fizzled. I've been there, I've done that, and, believe me, she's absolutely right!
Buy this book. It really is worth every cent.