the author, ariane de bonvoisin, is a friend of mine - she and i worked together when i was cto of time-warner and now my current employer hearst is an investor in her company, first 30 days - so yes i am biased when i state that this book is worth checking out, but i really do think it is - here is more information on the book:
I want to share a book that I believe many of you will enjoy and benefit from. The First 30 Days- Your Guide to Any Change. Its a book that helps you make any change you've always dreamed of and also face any difficult change you may be struggling with. (eg- losing weight, being fired, starting a business, new relationship, divorce, grieving, going green, parenting, financial changes...) It has 9 principles that make change easier and can help anyone get better at change.
For more information, see all the reviews and endorsements below.
Ariane's book "The First 30 Days" has just been released this week. She will be on The Today Show this Thursday May 8th. You can get the book through this Amazon link.
Please purchase a book for yourself and a bunch to give away. You will be glad that you did!
Please spread the word to others and pass this to at least 5 of your friends whose life you want to make a difference in!
And visit her website, www.first30days.com - it has some wonderful information and inspiration on 50 specific life changes.
Has a change happened in your life that you are having trouble accepting? Is there a change you would like to make to help you love life more? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this is the book for you.
This year alone, many of us will fall in love, get in shape, and start new companies, while some of us will lose a job, deal with health complications, or get divorced. Although we often try to ignore change, whether good or bad, it is the one constant. Now, with The First 30 Days, we can learn how to embrace change, move through it, and successfully navigate the twists and turns of life.
The First 30 Days reveals how the beginning of any change is a pivotal time that can either leave us stressed and stuck or lead us forward in our lives with clarity and hope. Change coach Ariane de Bonvoisin provides the tools to make each change a new beginning, whether it is a change you want to make or one brought on by a situation out of your control. Ariane introduces nine principles that will help you develop an optimistic mind-set toward change, an attitude that encourages you to see that life is on your side and that good can come from even the most difficult circumstance. With real-life stories, practical exercises, and inspiring action points, The First 30 Days teaches the skills you need to face any change--skills that will help you today and for the rest of your life.
- How to develop a positive approach to change--it can make all the difference.
- The Change Guarantee--from any change, something good can come.
- Your Change Muscle--you have one! Find out where it is and how to use it.
- How to combat your Change Demons--the negative emotions that want to hold you back.
- How to build a Change Support Team--who and what makes the most difference.
"Since change is the only constant in life, it helps to have an expert navigate through the ups and downs of life. The First 30 Days is an excellent guide." Deepak Chopra, New York Times bestselling author of Buddha and The Third Jesus
"The First 30 Days can help people change their lives" Richard Parsons, former CEO of Time Warner
"This book is full of practical information that will both inspire and inform. ... a must read." ---Cathie Black, New York Times bestselling author of Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life), president of Hearst Magazines
"This beautiful book is like having a compassionate friend guiding you through the beginning stages of any major change in your life. I loved it." ---Wayne Dyer, New York Times bestselling author of Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life
"What could you do to start loving your life more? This book helps you answer that question and provides the tools you need to make it happen." ---Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of Happy For No Reason, Chicken Soup For The Women's Soul featured teacher in The Secret