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Personal coach Cheryl Richardson helps people create the lives they want. In Take Time for Your Life, she shows you how to switch from being stressed, unfulfilled, and overworked, to "living a life you love" by using a seven-step process. First, she gives you permission to "make the quality of your life your top priority" by honoring your self-care--a difficult choice for fast-track readers, but essential. Putting yourself at the top of your "to do" list will help you connect your head with your heart and enhance your satisfaction and joy. Next, you define your priorities and revise your schedule so it reflects them. Then you figure out what actions, issues, and people are draining your energy and start to "plug those drains." The next step is getting your financial house in order. And so on, through seven progressive strategies that free you to live an authentic, high-quality life, embracing your spiritual, emotional, and financial well-being. Richardson recommends enlisting a friend to work through the book with you: a fine idea to help you benefit from all the guidance that this book offers. Resource lists at the end of each chapter let you pursue topics further. Highly recommended. --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Personal coaching is establishing itself in the arena of self-help. In Cracking the Love Code (LJ 11/15/97), Janet O'Neal guided readers through the world of love. Now another personal coach, a motivational speaker and the chair of Interface (a holistic education center), attempts to coach her readers through areas of their lives that trouble them. Each chapter includes a brief overview and case studies, followed by the all-important "take action!" sections where Richardson outlines exactly what actions are necessary to remedy various situations. The text is clearly written and organized. Nothing much is new in this book except the approach, which may appeal to some readers. Demand may also be generated by the author's reputation and a promotional campaign. An optional purchase for public libraries.?January Adams, Franklin Twp. P.L., Somerset, NJ
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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While Cheryl, as a coach, encourages everyone to hire a coach, she endorses CoachU and International Coach Federation.
Readers should know that there are other coaching organizations, and many people think others are higher-quality than those she recommends. And while many professional organizations enforce ethical codes and discipline erring members, when I last checked neither CoachU nor ICF did. In fact, both organizations refused to consider de-listing a coach following a complaint.
Readers should also realize that some people are skeptical about the notion of "coach training" altogether, as there is no scientific or scholarly rationale behind coaching and most schools admit anyone with a checkbook. As a coach myself, I think we're nothing more than independent consultants. You buy the person, not the training.
If you have more work than you can accomplish. If you have more social engagements than you can take care of. If you have been missing time with your family. If your personal life is stacks of papers most of which need discarding then a bit of inspiration from "Take Time for Your Life," by Cheryl Richardson is a kind gift.
Cheryl Richardson is a new welcomed friend and it's time you met. "Take Time For Your Life," makes you conscious. Conscious of all those things that you are not doing. Is there a way to live the life we want to life? We are shown how to rate five stars in thinking and in actioning.
Okay, so I tried this Personal Coach's 7-Step Program for creating the life you want. I was inspired to take action.
"While you have it in your hand put it where it belongs." A rule we had when our children were little came back. I noticed that much stuff that was out of place in the house was because of my disorganized actions. Inspired by this book to take care of daily details. I soon cleared off stacks of accumulated files and did it right according to Richardson.
Take Action, from Chapter 5 "What's Fuelling You?" one of the
favorite chapters in the book, helped me to leave better tracks. And while I was tackling the reorganization of daily house details, I practiced another paragraph heading: "Think High-Quality Thoughts. And I filled out the blank: What would you say to someone who was giving themselves a hard time?"
"Turn off the junk," helped as I reorganized the house. I was also helped to 'throw out the junk . . . The book was an unusual
exercise in renewed energies in practicing something that I had determined to be boring.
Thanks Cheryl Richardson for Writing Take Time For Your Life," You gave me the permission I need to take time for mine
and to renew goals.
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This book did not "make the cut" on my bookshelf. I wich Richardson would quit cranking out books... this talented woman should write a definitive guide...Published on May 17 2004 by snowblaze
This book is for anyone who works more than 8 hours a day. If you know someone that works more than 10 hours a day - you should tell him or her that they MUST read this book. Read morePublished on March 9 2004 by Zev Saftlas
... and dangerous, too. Encourages selfishness and egotism (Page 12: "You think selfish is a dirty word".. go on, be selfish. Read morePublished on July 13 2003
Excellent book for anyone looking to learn more about Coaching or just looking for simple answers for creating a better life. Cheryl has a warm and caring writing style. Read morePublished on June 5 2003
Ms. Richardson misses the essence of life. Our highest calling is to the service of our God, our spouse, our children, our family, our friends, and our communities. Read morePublished on May 20 2003 by Allen Daringer
This is an excellent book, one that everyone should read. The program outlined in "Take Time for Your Life" is realistic and sensible. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2003 by A. Petrotchenkov
I think this book isn't to get to know your authentic self, just like Lifestyle makeovers. Although I haven't read it I know her style, because I have subscribed to her newsletter,... Read morePublished on April 14 2002
I liked the approach, but I got a little tired feeling like, as a man, I was intruding on a conversation between women. Cheryl takes the right approach.Published on March 27 2002
This book will help you get intouch with yourself - especially if your feeling lost!Published on Feb. 4 2002 by Yonatan Bar-gal