Book Review- Stepping into More by Rachel Karu, Part One

steppingcover3d1I made a commitment to post a book review of Stepping into More by Rachel Karu today. Honestly, I am still reading and thoroughly enjoying this amazing book, and am not ready to provide a full bona-fide review until I experience it in all of its glory.  But here are some initial reactions that I hope will prompt you to consider picking up this book (or downloading the e-book) today.

Rachel’s words, her voice, her tone and her message, have taken me on a journey of my own – into my world as a perfectionist, and as my own worst critic when it comes owning what makes me happy.
Rachel’s struggle with creativity is so similar to mine. Her outlet is singing and mine is writing, but otherwise, I feel like I’m listening to my own voice as I read much of this book.  She tells her story and guides the reader in how to embrace your creativity and the vulnerability that comes with putting yourself ‘out there.’  Actually if I really want to be honest, and I do, aside from being a writer, being a singer has always been my secret passion.  The fact that my daughter has such a strong, beautiful voice that she’s shy about sharing only makes me prompt her more to not let opportunity pass her by, and fight that perfectionist gremlin within her too!!

I encourage everyone who has ever fought the perfectionist and the rebel within to read this book. Rachel finds the good in every seemingly bad situation and is truly inspirational. Tune in tomorrow for more, but if you’re curious just grab it now and travel with Rachel through fear of failure and commitment and learn how you can truly make yourself happy, and by doing so, create joy for others.

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Stepping Into More – Book Launch – Perfectionists Welcome!

Happy Sunday Everyone! February 28th marked the official book launch day for Stepping Into More by Rachel Karu!  To celebrate the launch, the author is organizing a giveaway with awesome prizes!

I just started reading this today and I said to myself- that’s me!  I don’t know if the same will ring true as I read on, but so far the voice, the style, the words are all wonderful.

I will be writing a review for Stepping into More and posting in one week on Sunday March 10th.  So please stay tuned!!

Stepping into More by Rachel Karu

Life is meant to be lived
with purpose.

Before Rachel Karu could speak, she longed to be a singer and
performer.  But like all of us, Rachel was born with Gremlins – inner voices that hate change and demand the status quo. These perpetual tapes clung to her mind like shackles threatening
to derail her at every turning point. At the lead of Rachel’s gang of Gremlins was the toughest of them all: Perfectionism.

In STEPPING INTO MORE: Lessons from a Recovering Perfectionist, Rachel details her personal journey of wrangling and ultimately co-existing with her Gremlins. We are born with strengths and development areas. Our goal is to create a fulfilling life. But we all need some guidance along the way.
Intended as a tool, this guide offers support as you grapple with your own Gremlins and higher self, so that you learn how to make clear, conscious choices that lead to a wonderful expansive life.   Rachel’s story and the reflective questions at the end of each chapter are designed to serve as a stepping stone for you to reconnect to and honor your passions, values, and dreams.
Advance Praise
“Rachel writes this books as only a recovering perfectionist can!  In an unabashed, tell-it-like-it-is
style she draws you into her story and reveals the peaks and valleys of her journey.  Through colorful narrative, she brings her story alive and, in so doing, helps you ponder yours. Only
read this book if you’re not afraid to have your dreams come true!”
~ Sharon Jordan-Evans, executive coach & keynote speaker, co-author, Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em:  Getting Good People to Stay and Love It, Don’t Leave It:  26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work.
“With candor and humor Karu shares the fears and insecurities experienced by so many
women and instills hope that you really can step into more.”
~ Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office
“Rachel’s book is a fantastic read for anyone who is struggling from being a perfectionist.  As a business coach I often see this personality type and people struggle to satisfy themselves and the lives of others around them.  Rachel has brilliantly shared her life long story on how to recover
with amazing self improvement questions at the end of each chapter. I highly recommend this book because let’s be honest, nobody is perfect!”
 ~ Tammy Burnell Business Coach


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Happy reading!