Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Make it Happen {book review}

This book was on my list to read as I start a new year. It also went perfectly with my Powersheets. I sat down with it and a pen to highlight and mark any encouragement, inspiration and quotes I wanted to remember. Every few pages I found myself underlining and circling countless sentences.

Lara knows how to dig deep and shows you truly how to surrender to your fear, take the leap and live on purpose. I didn't realize it until I started reading this book of what my fear truly is and she spelled it out for me.

Making it happen means meeting your fear. 


Make It Happen is the story of how I surrendered my fear, took the leap, and got a life. In my case, a perfectly imperfect, fulfilling life as a mama, a working woman, and a grateful wife. This is the story of how I chose to make "it"-- a greater purpose than mine--happen, and how you can too.

women who find themselves worried, anxious and completely overwhelmed by the constant chase for perfection
those seeking the courage to jump into a new venture
working woman who are struggling to "do it all"
weary wives and moms looking for relief from burning
the candle at both ends 
anyone who dreams of a life lived not by accident, but on purpose

This book, as it says, is truly for everyone. It's all about progress not perfection. Some of my favorite takeaways from this book are:

Busy is the enemy of peace

You are going to fail sometimes, and things won't always go the way you hoped. But here's the beautiful paradox about failure: failure will get you further than fear. 

Before you make any big decisions, ask yourself this question: Am I acting on faith or feelings? 

Being humbled is where change starts. 

I hope you grab a copy and maybe even read with a friend. It is really an encouraging, uplifting book to read and go do. 
Also, if you join Influence Network you can grab a copy for free as they have a bible study this next month and go through the book together. I can't wait to re-read it with them! 


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