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What's Really Holding You Back?: Closing the Gap Between Where You Are and Where You Want to Be Paperback – March 15, 2005

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"Valorie helps us to discover and evaluate the issues and challenges that hold us back and keep us from becoming all we were created to be. Jesus said he came that we might have life and have it abundantly. This book will supply you with the answers that will help you move into an abundant, fulfilling future."
–Terry Meeuwsen, co-host, The 700 Club

“If you need to get somewhere — different from where you are — this book is your ticket. Within these pages, Valorie Burton saturates you with ultimate motivation and catapults you into definitive action toward your destiny. No stone is left unturned as she walks you through solutions that overcome every obstacle to your life’s goals. In What’s Really Holding You Back, Valorie Burton’s strategy has hit the mark.”
– Bishop Eddie L. Long, Senior Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and author of Gladiator, Deliver Me From Adam, Wise Women, and Taking Over

“With the skill of a surgeon, Valorie Burton uses her scalpel to dissect our lives into the major issues that hold us back, then provides us with the practical prescription for a breakthrough in each area. If you could use a breakthrough, you will love this book!”
–Bill Butterworth, author of The Promise of the Second Wind and New Life After Divorce

“Everybody can use a little help getting out of a rut, and this book by Valorie Burton is just the boost you need. Whether you’re having trouble reaching a major goal in life or you just want to stay on top of your game, Valorie has some inspiring words that will take you to the next level.”
–Tom Joyner, syndicated radio personality

“If anything is in the way of your success and happiness, this book will help you remove those barriers. Valorie Burton gives readers the insight, tools, and motivation needed to lead a healthier, wealthier, and wiser lifestyle.”
–Edwin V. Avent, publisher of Heart and Soul Magazine

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Get Unstuck. Become Unstoppable.
What is stopping you from fulfilling your purpose and achieving your dreams? Like millions of people you may find yourself repeatedly stuck in the same old rut-in your relationships, finances, career, health, or spiritual life. Maybe you want to start exercising, find a better job, get out of debt, launch a business, deepen your friendships, practice a new spiritual discipline-or pursue some other goal. The question is, "What's Really Holding You Back?
In this compelling book, life coach Valorie Burton explores the four forces that can free you from the fear, distractions, and obstacles that limit you. Discover how to harness your thoughts, words, actions, and energy to give you the power and strength to get unstuck and become unstoppable in every area of your life.
- LEARN WHY YOU DO WHAT YOU DO.
- STOP SABOTAGING YOUR OWN SUCCESS.
- OVERCOME THE FEARS THAT HAVE HELD YOU BACK.
- KEEP YOUR EMOTIONS FROM CONTROLLING YOUR ACTIONS.
- BREAK THROUGH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL OBSTACLES.
Seize the opportunity to move from where you are now to where you want to be. You were created to live fully, passionately, and freely. You "can do it.
Now is the time!
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook (March 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578568218
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578568215
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I thoroughly enjoyed What is Really Holding You Back. This book is not only thought provoking, practical, and easy to read it is simply life changing. If you are not ready to go to the next level in your life than do not read this book. After reading this book I made several crucial positive changes in my life and I am seeing the benefits immediately. Valorie has a writing style that causes introspection and ultimately positive action. I have read hundreds of books on motivation and self-help such as "Failing Forward" by John C. Maxwell, "The Assignment" by Mike Murdock, "Awaken The Giant Within" by Anthony Robbins, and more. Valorie's book is one of my top ten favorite of all time. Why? Because she knows what she is writing about, she cares about the reader, and her insights Work! This is a must read and I encourage you to buy several copies for those you care about!
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I purchased a very popular "find your purpose" book earlier in the year, after completing 38 of the 40 chapters I was no closer to finding my purpose than when I began.

I stumbled upon Ms. Burton's site, through Black America Web, and after perusing her site and signing up for the e-newsletter, I purchased this book. From the first chapter I experienced all kinds of breakthrough. I purchased more and gave them to my friends and now we have a group that gets together every week to fellowship about the book.
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This book tells you what you need to hear and sometimes what you don't want to hear. The author touches on some of the negative points that lead to failure that we all do. And she teaches you how to overcome them through exercises. I saw one of the reviews stating it says the same thing as the more detailed academic books. But reading those hefty books are not always necessary. In fact they tend to water down the issue with a lot of psychotherapy "mumbo-jumbo" that looses the average reader very quickly.

The author has explained the facts of how to succeed in life in a way for everyone to understand. And my personal favorite are her references to the bible. Not only do you get a jolt of energy to succeed but she gives you a verse in the bible that confirms Gods word for you to succeed in that area.

This was a pleasant read that really made you think. She is very insightful. This is a book that can be read over and over again.

Great job Valorie.
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This book couples references from the bible to help understand what is going on in our lives. At first I was wary of that but it makes sense in this book. The promary focis of this book and the reason why I read it is about being stuck in your life and getting unstuck in your life. It shows examples of what to do.
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Valorie Burton has what I would call *the perfect* writing style to convey what you need to know about taking every area of your life to the highest levels. The chapters are very short and so directly to the point so that you will not be lost in information. She speaks to you as if you are a close friend, and it is very easy to see that she genuinley cares for the people who read her books. In using her own gifts that she openly acknowledges are God given, she is able to truly inspire you to be unafraid to pursue the purpose in life that God has chosen for you.
I highly recommend this book to people who would like to move through any obstacles in any area of their life. Valorie will help you understand that the fear you have that is holding you back is: (1) actually devoid of power over you and (2) can be pretty simple to overcome with God and a plan! I have personally read the whole book through once, and am now actively journaling and doing all of the things that she suggests to do in each chapter. I plan on giving many copies of this book as gifts to my friends and family.
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It's been a while since I read this, but I was disappointed. It's very basic stuff, and her "spirituality" focus is Christian. Nothing wrong with that, but it would have been nice to know ahead of time because that doesn't resonate for me anymore. So all, in all, it was basically stuff most people already know. Know thyself, 101.
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This is an excellent book for getting you out of your rut and propelling you forward. This book is most effective if you are ready to be honest with yourself and take your time doing so. I bought this book over a year ago and didn't actually complete it until this year. It is definitely a worthwhile addition to my personal library!! I encourage you to try it for yourself!!
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This is a great book to purchase. I learned a lot with this book. I suggest that readers purchase this book if they struggle with goals and future plans, not forgetting to seek God in all things first.
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