Design the Life You Love by Ayse Birsel - the business book for March. This is a video book review at Time for Books with Yvonne DiVita.
We're early in March, which is early in 2018, so those of you who are already lamenting that you need more time to get things done, to work out the kinks from last year, to make this your best year ever, the year your Second Act gets going - this book is for you.
I almost didn't read this book. And, be prepared - it's not a 'reading' book, it's a workbook. We'll do some of that together. But, I have to confess that when Tom, the hubby who is so much a part of my second act (with his 100+ Life, oh have I mentioned that before? Sign up for the newsletter!), brought me the book, I just looked at it, sitting there like a paperweight on my desk, that red cover shouting, "pick me up!"
"It's a workbook," he said. He was excited about it. I love how excited he gets about books!
I moved away from it, a bit. Yes, the cover called to me. Anything red calls to me. But, knowing I couldn't just read it, and highlight things here and there, and put it away when I was done, scared the beejesus out of me! I don't much like workbooks.
I knew I needed to get serious about my second act, however, so I picked it up. I gave it serious attention. I decided I would Design the Life I Love - using this little book as my guide. After all, it said, "no prior creative experience necessary." And so, I began.
Enjoy the video below. I'm glad we're doing this book in March of 2018 because it's worth five video reviews. I'll need that many to convey how much this has influenced ME and put me on the right track.
We're funny folk, we baby boomer women. We have big ideas, and we have the intelligence and desire and passion and drive to make those big ideas happen. But, often, we get sidetracked, or a bit lost in the jumble of what life throws at us. We need a helping hand.
I want you to learn from this book. Learn how to give up what you need to give up (you can't have it all, all at the same time, no matter what some other business/marketing guru has told you). Learn a process for designing your life, the life you love. Learn that
"...there is no such thing as design, there is only redesign." Ralph Caplan
At Lipsticking, we say, your Second Act is a "rebirth with memory." Have at it...