What If YOU were Limitless?
Think about the last time you were surprised...in a good way! Where were you? Who was around? And, perhaps more importantly, what had to have already been set up to make it MORE LIKELY that that good thing happened?
A couple of years ago, after a few failed attempts at co-writing a book together, Jodi and I were finally given the chance to write our book, "GET MOMENTUM: How to Start When You're Stuck." Because of that book, and the marketing efforts we put into getting the word out, I met a woman named Jayme. She helped Jodi and I get our book, and now she's doing it again for Laura Gassner Otting, author, speaker, and "Confidence Catalyst."
When Laura's marketing team sent me an email asking me to review an ADVANCE copy of her new book, "Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life" I jumped at the opportunity. If you're looking to accomplish something new or take on a bigger goal, this is the book for you.
(By the way, the surprise here was that I was asked! I'm super glad I knew Jayme because NOW I know of the amazing work that Laura does...this is how that works!)
There's something special about reviewing the work of someone as accomplished, passionate and willing to serve as Laura. Over three reading sessions this week, I read through her work and am very excited to share this endorsement with her, the readers of her book and all the GET MOMENTUM Leadership Academy members worldwide.
Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
Cofounder of the GET MOMENTUM Leadership Academy
Give Yourself the Gift of Your Attention
As I watched Laura's TEDx talk (link here), it is apparent that the ideas she shares aren't just theories. They aren't suggestions she's read about, or research that only other people have done. No, Laura is one of those people who DOES what she teaches and EXPERIENCES the results.
If any of you are at all in doubt about what your future self will do with what your current self is occupied (or PREoccupied) by, please give yourself the gift of your attention and watch that talk, read her book, and open your own notebook and calendar and do some of the Strategic Thinking along the lines of our September topic at GET MOMENTUM. (Click here.)
You deserve it!
If you go to Amazon to see her book, you'll see this writeup there:
What if success doesn’t equal happiness?
Many of us spend our lives pursuing a singular idea of success, one that was created for us by someone else. We give votes to those who shouldn’t even have voices and strive to go faster and faster even as we find ourselves falling further and further behind. We chase gold stars, we check all the boxes, we Lean In – and we still feel incomplete.
This is not a story about failure, but it might as well be. When we don’t define success in our own terms, finding our purpose and carving our own path becomes impossible. How do you break the cycle so that you can be better at work and life?
In this book, Laura Gassner Otting teaches you how to ignore the rules that created your limits, align your energies and your actions, and do work that really matters so that you can live your best life. Often described as “a kick in the ass surrounded by a warm hug,” Laura brings both tough love and wisdom and offers a no-holds-barred look at what it really takes to get out of your own way and earn your success today.
If you ever dreamed about discovering and crushing that personal goal that is so big and so scary that you’ve only dared whisper it to yourself, this book is the permission you didn’t even know you needed to live into it as only you can.