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Take Time For Your Life

A Personal Coach's Seven-Step Program for Creating the Life You Want

By Cheryl Richardson

Take Time For Your Life
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  • Hardcover: Dec 1998,
    272 pages.
    Paperback: Dec 1999,
    258 pages.

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Live the life you've always dreamed of! America's #1 personal coach offers an inspiring, practical seven-step program to help you create the life you want.

Imagine finding time to do all the things you want to do. Having plenty of energy for family and friends. Having control over your income and finances. Taking care of your physical and emotional well-being. If you feel as though the life you're living doesn't reflect your true priorities and is leaving you stressed out and unfulfilled, you're not alone. Cheryl Richardson--the leader in the new field of personal coaching, what she calls "a personal trainer for the soul"--has helped thousands of people make changes toward living a high-quality life, and in Take Time for Your Life she offers her step-by-step program so you can too.

If you're tired of living a life that feels out of control and are ready to live life on your own terms--while still meeting your responsibilities--get ready to take action! Packed with useful exercises, checklists, concrete advice, client success stories, personal anecdotes, and a wealth of resources, Cheryl Richardson's seven-step program shows you how to identify and eliminate the things in life that are draining you and replace them with the things that fuel you. She gives you permission to put yourself at the top of your list. By doing so, you will find not only more energy and more enthusiasm but also that your relationships, your finances, your work, and your sense of well-being are improved and better balanced.

Whether you're a corporate executive working sixty hours a week, a single parent trying to raise a family, someone starting his or her own business, or going back to school, Take Time for Your Life shows you how to step back, regain control, and make conscious decisions about the future you'd like to create. Richardson's strategies for overcoming the obstacles that block you from living the life you want will help you discover a world in which your priority list reflects your true desires. Take time for your life--and begin living a life that you love.

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What Coaching Can Do for You

Would you like to change your life? Do you long for a sense of community? More time for yourself? Would you like to take better care of your health, reduce stress, and create more balance in your life? Well, you're not alone. More and more people are tired of the fast-paced, frenzied "information age" and are interested in higher-quality lives--lives in which they have more time for themselves and their relationships, more energy to invest in their emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.

Whether you're a corporate executive working sixty hours a week, a single parent trying to raise a family, or someone who's tired of feeling stressed out and pressed for time, you have a choice about how to live your life. You can step back, reevaluate your priorities, and make a conscious decision about the future you'd like to create. How do you make such a decision? Where do you turn when you decide to improve the quality of your life?

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Author Blurb Marianne Williamson, author of The Healing of America and A Return to Love
Cheryl Richardson is a wise and loving woman. Her advice is as excellent as it is fun to read.

Author Blurb James O'Shaughnessy, author of How to Retire Rich
Cheryl Richardson's Take Time for Your Life offers readers simple, easy-to-follow steps that help you replace life's anchors with sails. Cheryl shows you how to create a life you love, where you have more fun, money, and control.

Author Blurb David Thorne, publisher, New Age Journal and Andrew Weil's Newsletter
As modern life becomes evermore dizzying, we all need a little coaching just to get through the day, let alone find our soul places. In Take Time for Your Life, Cheryl Richardson has given us the self-help book for the new millennium.

Author Blurb Janet Luhrs, author of The Simple Living Guide
With so much stimuli coming at us from every direction, we all could use some grounding and direction to help us get the most from our lives. We can learn the tricks from a master--Cheryl Richardson spent years as a personal coach and put together her best insights in this inspirational, easy-to-read, and clear book. Anyone who wants off the treadmill and into a purposeful life ought to pick it up.

Author Blurb Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within
Take Time for Your Life encapsulates and shares Cheryl Richardson's coaching journey in a practical, easy-to-use guide that challenges the reader to live their life with integrity and meaning. She can coach me anytime--in fact she does!

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