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Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live

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"The North Star — Stella Polaris — is a fixed point that can always be used to figure out which way you're headed. Explorers and mariners can depend on Polaris when there are no other landmarks in sight. The same relationship exists between you and your right life, the ultimate realization of your potential for happiness. I believe that a knowledge of that perfect life sits inside you just as the North Star sits in its unaltering spot. You may think you're utterly lost, but brush away the leaves, wait for the clouds to clear, and you'll see your destiny shining as brightly as ever; the fixed point in the constantly changing constellations of your life." — Martha Beck

As the creator of Life Designs, Inc., Martha Beck has helped hundreds of clients find their own North Star and figure out how to fulfill their potential and create joyful lives through her lectures, seminars, and one-on-one counseling. In her new book, she shares her step-by-step program that will guide you to fulfill your own potential. You'll start by learning how to read the internal compasses already built into your brain and body — and why you may have spent your life ignoring their signals. As you become reacquainted with your own deepest desires, you'll identify and repair any unconscious beliefs or unhealed emotional wounds that may be blocking your progress. This will change your life, but don't worry — although every life is unique, major transformations have common elements, and Beck provides a map that will guide you through your own life changes. You'll learn how to navigate every stage, from the first flickering appearance of a new dream to the planning and implementation of your own ideal life.

Based on Dr. Beck's work as a Harvard-trained sociologist, research associate at Harvard Business School, instructor at Thunderbird Business School, and especially on her experiences with her clients over the last six years, Finding Your Own North Star offers thoroughly tested case studies, questionnaires, and exercises to help you articulate your core desires and act on them to build a more satisfying life.

It's exhilarating and frightening to change your life. Finding Your Own North Star is a trusted companion for the journey. Filled with inspiration, wisdom, and Martha Beck's trademark wit, this is the right book for anyone whose life ever took a wrong turn.

About the Author

MARTHA BECK, PH.D., received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Harvard. Dr. Beck taught Career Development at the American Graduate School of International Management and acted as research assistant to Dr. John Kotter at Harvard Business School. She has been the Quality of Life columnist for Mademoiselle and is a contributing editor for Real Simple and Redbook. She is also the author of Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812932171
Subtitle:
(claiming the life you were meant to live )
Author:
Beck, Martha
Publisher:
Crown Publishers
Location:
New York
Subject:
Success
Subject:
Motivational
Subject:
Business Life
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
Personal Growth - Success
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
104-493
Publication Date:
2001
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xvi, 380 p.
Dimensions:
9.57x6.43x1.25 in. 1.54 lbs.

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