Every now and then I need to read something to give me a little kick in the behind and some motivation to stop blocking myself by being scared. Recently it was reading What’s Stopping You? Face your fears, ignite your passion and activate your dreams. The book is broken up into 6 sections: Tips for the Journey, Encouragement for your Journey, What Is Stopping You?, Call to Action, and Book Discussion Questions. There also is a free companion Activation course that goes along with the book – you can either do it after you finish the book or go along with it as you read the book. I believe the most important takeaway from this book and something I really need to realize and over come is “NO ONE can keep you from being you but YOU.”
I found that throughout the book there were some tips that I am already doing and doing well. Others are things I struggle with, and you might too. I found that the activation questions included in the areas that I am struggling with, were really eye opening. They made me focus on certain aspects of myself and try to figure out what it is I need to do to change and improve those behaviors that are blocking me from being the best me that I am destined to be. I find I react better when things are broken down into smaller bite size things – or in the case of this book – questions. Thinking about it all at once can be very overwhelming so figuring out small steps to take to move forward is something that works well for me and I think that is why this book resonated so much.
This book is for anyone who may be wanting to take a leap – a new job, a new career entirely, going back to school, starting your own business, anything that you might be afraid to jump into and that fear is holding you back. This book will give you the portal you need to access the tools you already have within you! (If you think you are too old – there is a whole chapter on people accomplishing major things no matter their age!) And remember – just keep going!
I received an ecopy of this book to review from Reedsy Discovery!
About the Book
Do you have a dream, a vision, or a desire burning in your heart? What is stopping you? Fears? Procrastination? Do you think: “Who am I? What do I know? I don’t have enough education, money, or connections, or I don’t know how to do it?” Do you believe that you are too young or too old? Yet in spite of all these fears and questions, your dream still lingers on in your heart, and you want to do it! You long to make a difference in your life, your family, community, city, country, and world.
Jane Cook, an average, ordinary person who chooses to believe that ordinary can become extraordinary when we take action. Join Jane on her journey as she travels from school teacher to full-time artist to bookstore and coffee shop owner; to Mozambique, Africa, Haiti, Thailand, and Cambodia (Southeast Asia) to see her dreams become reality. She will use her journey to encourage you in yours. Her dream is that your dreams move from dreams to reality to impact the world. YOU can actually face YOUR fears, ignite YOUR passion, and activate YOUR dreams. You are created to make a difference.