She encourages us to document our dreams and then helps us to get going in a direction that will begin making some of them happen.
The Me Project reminds me a little of the movie The Bucket List, where a dying man has a list of things he wants to do before he dies, and together with friends, he tries to accomplish them. While certainly not as morbid, and definitely more upbeat and empowering, Kathi has us make our own list, but it is a list of dreams you want for the next 50 years. She then walks us through the project aspect of the book and helps us to get going down the path to actually making a dream come true. The book is filled with plenty of real-life examples and stories that really make an impact and bring to life what she is saying.
Kathi writes in an open and honest style that makes looking at goals and relationships much easier. Additionally, there is no right or wrong with Kathi - she makes a point to say that she doesn't believe in telling people that because she was able to do it, you need to follow her and do it her way, instead, she shows how important it is to embrace the steps you take to make your dream a reality, even if it means making yourself less than comfortable and taking a risk.
I highly recommend Kathi's newest book, along with her past books. She is giving us the tools to make our dreams come true.
by Kathi Lipp
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (Feb 1, 2011) ~ 224 pages
Edition Reviewed: Paperback - Review copy received courtesy of the publisher, many thanks to both the author and the publisher for sending me a copy to review for this Kathy Carlton Willis Communications Blog Tour!
About the Book:
(San Jose, CA) Has that rush to make (and break) New Year’s resolutions already waned? According to Daniel Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, taking small steps every day will not only help you stay committed to your goal, but will also help you ultimately achieve that goal when obstacles come up. Author Kathi Lipp wants you and your friends to live out those dreams—and have some fun along the way.
As women, we forget the goals and dreams of our younger years. The busyness of everyday life gets in the way. To-do lists replace goals. The Me Project provides women with fun and creative ways to bring back the sense of purpose and vitality that comes with living out the plans and dreams God has planted in our hearts. Kathi Lipp’s warm tone and laugh-out-loud humor motivates women to take daily steps toward intentional goals. The end result? We get back our lives and enjoy living in the confidence of a purposeful life in spite of our chaotic schedules.
This handy guide coaches women to do one simple thing toward achieving our goals each day for three weeks. A woman experiencing the exhilaration of a rediscovered life offers more as a wife, mother, friend, volunteer, career woman.
Finding the balance between living day-to-day with purpose while pursuing the passions God has placed in our hearts is a delicate pursuit. In this refreshing, insightful book, Kathi lays out a doable plan that makes sense and helps make our God-given dreams a reality. Never stop dreaming, because women who dare to dream do make the world a better place.
author of MomSense: A Common Sense Guide to Confident Mothering
Publishing Manager, MOPS International www.MOPS.org
Three Super-Simple Kick Start Living Your Dreams in the next 15 minutes by Kathi Lipp
Kathi Lipp is a busy conference and retreat speaker, currently speaking each year to thousands of women throughout the United States. She is the author of The Husband Project and The Marriage Project, serves as food writer for Nickelodeon, and has had articles published in several magazines, including Today’s Christian Woman and Discipleship Journal. Kathi and her husband, Roger, live in California and are the parents of four teenagers and young adults. For more information visit her website: www.kathilipp.com
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