A Practical Step-by-Step Plan to Build Inner Confidence and Personal Power
A personal coach and the bestselling author of Take Time for Your Life, Richardson promises readers "self-honoring strategies to transform your fear and doubt into self-trust and power." Drawing on self-quizzes, examples from her coaching clients, and her own experiences, she explores key issues for developing this inner authority. The book focuses on creating boundaries, developing "courage muscles," resolving conflict phobia, clarifying purpose, honing self-discipline, stating intentions, and graceful truth-telling.
At times, her clarity is compromised by pop-psych speak and references to her earlier books. Richardson is at her best when she is specific--for example, the well-targeted exercises and self-assessments or an insightful list of behaviors that prevent people from leading their own lives. Readers who follow her lead can expect an attitude adjustment and increased ability to leverage self-knowledge into a purposeful life. --Barbara Mackoff Cheryl Richardson believes that today we face a crisis of spirit and a longing for a sense of purpose that will give meaning and direction to our lives. This crisis, caused by a disconnection from our inner selves, leaves us feeling empty and lost. In this book, she hopes to address the recurring problems that she's witnessed during her years of coaching clients and speaking to self-help audiences throughout the world. Part mentor, part friend, she picks up where "Take Time for Your Life" and "Life Makeovers" left off in this practical, step-by-step plan that should help to build confidence and eliminate self-defeating behaviours. By learning new self-honouring skills, like setting boundaries with grace and love or developing greater self discipline, readers should then be better able to own and use their unique talents and gifts.