How many of your New Year’s Resolutions will you achieve this year?
Go on, let’s be honest! If you’re like many people, early this year you probably made some ambitious commitments to change something in your life to make it better. As the clock struck midnight and the champagne flowed, you sincerely vowed that this will be the year when you will finally
- Resign from your stressful, dead end job and be paid for doing what you love
- Finally quit smoking and get fit
- Lose weight and keep it off
- Get out of debt and stay that way
- Start up that business you’ve been talking about for years
- Find the love of your life
- Have less stress, more inner peace and more time to do what you love with those you love
- [insert YOUR New Year’s resolution]
Yet all too often, by February you can hardly remember what your resolution was, far less actually achieve it!
If this sounds even a tiny bit familiar, you’re in good company. Research shows over 60% of us make New Year’s resolutions, believing the start of the year is the best time to draw a line in the sand, change our lives and create a better future.
Yet by mid January over 50% of our great intentions have died. By April most of the grand plans for the life we want will have been either sadly put on hold or evaporated into a pile of abandoned hopes.
Slowly but surely, what began as firm resolve gives way to frustration, resignation, disappointment and deep regret. Imagine how it would feel if nothing changes and this year turns out to be pretty much the same as every other ….
Luckily it doesn’t need to be and you can now breathe a big sigh of relief!
The Great Life Redesign offers a surprisingly simple, pragmatic and inspiring way to solve these problems. Whether it’s minor tweaks to the parts that aren’t quite right or a major life overhaul, this book provides the perfect blueprint to make it happen, at any time of year.
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If you had to give your life a score out of 10 right now, what would you give it?
Because we’re being really honest here, chances are it’s probably not a resounding 10! If your life’s pretty good, you may have given it a 7 or 8. If it’s OK, maybe a 5 or 6? If you’re going through a rough patch and it sucks, you’re being generous if you give it a 3!
Everyone has the potential to live a great life but sadly too few can say theirs is truly fulfilling and complete. Life on the 21st century treadmill is tough! You wouldn’t be alone if you’re exhausted, stressed and caught up in the pressure of too much to do, too little time, money worries, a demanding job, balancing kids, ageing parents and constant stress.
Without even realising it, you’re probably suffering from the insidious Burnout Blues and have unknowingly become part of Generation D (discontented, disenchanted and disempowered). You don’t have the time or energy to pick up milk from the store, far less make New Year’s resolutions you’ll have time to keep.
Thankfully The Great Life Redesign will help you change all that and move forward knowing you can and will do it.
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Praise for The Great Life Redesign
A practical and effective guide to help ordinary people do extraordinary things
Why isn’t my life the way I want it to be?’ Rephrase this to ‘What can I do to make my life the way I want it to be’ and you have this book. Genevieve Hawkins (Book Depository)
The rat race is more universal than we may believe and hopefully some of those caught in it can read this book and find a way to get out.
Caroline Cameron does a great job at explaining how to simplify life in the 21st century. While I am on the younger end of the spectrum from just finishing college and currently trying to find a job in the field in which I studied, the lessons are still relevant. Foresight is a good thing and if I can possibly prevent some of the scenarios Cameron describes or catch them before it becomes difficult to change, all the better. Emily Mishler (Goodreads)
Although I read a fair number of self-help books, I’d yet to encounter any one quite like this.
This book takes a very realistic, very pragmatic view about how to enact change in your life. You aren’t happy? Then change things. You’re afraid of the financial side of it – well here, we’ll help you figure it out. The book fully acknowledges that some of the changes may take years to put into place, but it’s there for you every step of the way.
The formatting of the book is easy and accessible. If going back to the book for further advice, all I’d need to do is decide which chapter and subsection, easy enough, and if a section references something from another chapter, it says so. Very helpful.
In addition to all this the book had a lovely bibliography in the back, stuck right behind the author’s offer to hear from those who read her book. Feel like a change? Caroline Cameron is there for you. Just accomplished a change? Caroline Cameron still wants to hear from you. Who knows, maybe you’ll be referenced in her next book, or on her lovely website. I have to say, I’d like to redesign a bit of my life right now, and this certainly has given me both the incentive and tools to do such. Fox Hill, (Goodreads)
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The Great Life Redesign’s for you if…
- You know you’ll probably sabotage your dreams and not actually achieve your goals
- You don’t know what you really want – you just know it’s not what you’re doing now
- You’re dreaming about a long held, secret passion you’d love to pursue but don’t know where to start
- You’re wondering how you could possible afford to change direction
- You’re feeling trapped because your job or career has passed its ‘use by’ date and you’ve no idea what’s next
- You’ve got great skills and experience but don’t know how to apply them to something you really care about, that still pays the bills
- You want more time to raise your children well AND be professionally fulfilled
- You’re at a major crossroads facing redundancy, retirement, divorce or the death of a loved one and simply don’t know what to do now
- Your retirement nest egg has evaporated and you’re resigned to working hard for many more years than you’d planned
- You’re feeling constantly frazzled; would love to swap city stress for country freedom but aren’t sure how to make the move
- You know something’s missing in your life but can’t quite put your finger on what it actually is
- You need to stay where you are right now but know it could be a whole lot better
- You simply know there’s far more to life than this…
If any or all of these ring a bell, this book’s for you!
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The Great Life Redesign is a lighthouse, safety net and best friend, all rolled into one book!
You don’t need to be rich, famous, a corporate whizz kid, sassy entrepreneur, business guru or renowned philanthropist to live a great life (tho if that’s your dream, that’s fine too!). The Great Life Redesign recognises that you’re special, with your own unique dreams and aspirations.
Feeling excited but also a little scared and apprehensive? That’s OK, change can be like that and on the back of 4 major life changes, Caroline understands because she’s been there too. She’s written The Great Life Redesign as if she’s there, walking alongside you, holding your hand every step of the way.
- If you’re wondering if this will work for you, the answer is yes! If you’re ready to take action, The Great Life Redesign will:
- Turn your dreams into reality by creating a simple and easily actionable blueprint for your new life
- Make your ‘great life’ stick and keep you moving forward
Tackle all the key areas of your life including your career, relationships, finances, health and wellbeing, spirituality, growth and challenge, home, environment and leisure.
Life’s too short – what are you waiting for? Get clear about what you want, then plan it, afford it and make it happen today.