“There is no room for perfectionism in my current situation. I am being forced to surrender to what is, to accept, and move on. I am learning how to live and love myself despite apparent failures all around me. Could this be the lesson I was supposed to learn?”
Excerpt From: Karu, Rachel. “Stepping Into More.” iBooks.
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This is the truth that is Stepping
Rachel Karu is an amazing storyteller, coach and confidante, as she takes you deep into her own journey of learning how to be authentic, including being vulnerable, in order to realize her dreams and make her wishes come true. It’s hard not to get attached to her as she shares her life, her love of singing, and her struggles to be accepted while keeping her rebellious independence.
Love yourself. Love your flaws and learn from your failures. Reading Stepping into More will help you face your own fears and inadequacies with strength and courage, as well as a new found optimism. And Rachel Karu is the best possible guide.
I 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.