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Absolutely on Purpose: A Kick-Ass Guide to Unfurling Your Brilliance Across the Universe
 
 

Absolutely on Purpose: A Kick-Ass Guide to Unfurling Your Brilliance Across the Universe [Kindle Edition]

Stephanie Holland
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Blinded by a culture of ‘bigger, better, faster’ and seduced into wanting ‘more, more, more’, we’ve become distracted from what matters to us the most, and 'forgotten' how to tap into our own unique blueprint for brilliance. With a crumbling economy and disappearing jobs, established rules and expectations no longer serve us and it's becoming clear that there is only one option: to live Absolutely on Purpose.

Cutting through the riff raff of our perception, debut author Stephanie Holland delivers a collection of visionary common sense for life, art, and entrepreneurship designed around the ancient principles of yoga. Forget 'downward dog'. This book is the grenade that identifies and explodes the self-imposed blockades and prisons that many of us have created.

Featuring workbooks designed around nuggets of visionary wisdom, this book offers a fresh set of tools designed to help you dismantle the excuses that keep you stuck. It’s a kick-ass guide to living with passion, purpose and vision, and a smörgåsbord of ideas on how to impact the heart of humanity by doing whatever you love.

PRAISE FOR ABSOLUTELY ON PURPOSE:

'A seductive read; it is at once intelligent, eloquent, inspiring and deeply enjoyable.'
— JILL BADONSKY, author of The Muse Is In: An Owner's Guide to Your Creativity

'An incredible combination of inspiration and practical advice from someone who is living the process.'
— ROB SYMINGTON, Co-founder, Escape the City

'I wish I had Stephanie’s book in my hand when I started navigating the uncertain path of entrepreneurship.'
— SHANNON WHITEHEAD, Co-founder, {r}evolution apparel, and sustainable apparel consultant

'Sometimes we forget that our lives are precious and need to be lived - every single day - with purpose. Holland reminds us that we only have right now to make our lives extraordinary.'
— ALISON TURNER, Editor, Australian Yoga Journal

About the Author

Stephanie Holland is a traveller, writer, aromatherapist and foodie, passionate about life, wellbeing and maximising human potential. A dot connector at heart, she has shared her strategic thinking with small startups like yahoo, msn and AOL, but has gradually realised that she wants to work less and live more. Now her energy is directed towards inspiring heart-centred humans make their imprint, and writing about all the amazing ways we can fire up our body, heart, mind and spirit so that we can live Absolutely On Purpose. She drinks a lot of Earl Grey tea, thinks a lot about coconut macaroons, and loves roses. She currently calls Western Australia home, believing that London will eventually forgive her.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1674 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Purple Moor Press (15 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FFFZQKE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #198,706 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Stephanie Holland satisfies an insatiable curiosity for life through travel, writing, and blending essential oils (learning through the latter that it's 'synergy' that creates the magic). A dot connector at heart, she has shared her strategic thinking with small startups like yahoo, msn and AOL, but very quickly realised that she wanted to work less and live more. Now her fascination is directed towards helping heart-centred entrepreneurs make their imprint, and writing about all the amazing ways we can fire up our body, heart, mind and spirit so that we can live absolutely on purpose. She drinks a lot of Earl Grey tea, thinks a lot about coconut macaroons, and loves roses (because life just doesn't smell as good without them). She currently calls Western Australia home, believing that London will, eventually, forgive her.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely on Purpose 1 Oct 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone who is and is trying to live life more authentically. It is honest, straightforward, motivational and easy to read. You will feel inspired and certainly get some food for thought if you are planning to make some substantial and meaningful changes in your lives.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yogis redefining business - brilliant! 1 Oct 2013
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Absolutely On Purpose is a divine read. Initially I thought it was an easy to use guidebook to applying yoga philosophies to life but once I started reading it I discovered it's a radical new way for entrepreneurs to shake up business too.

It is a glimpse into the worlds of those who are redefining success so it no longer means we have to run ourselves into the ground to create the lives we desire.

It's also a brave statement that yoga is no longer a new age, hippy fad on the fringes of society but an important solution to the problems we face both in our professional and personal lives. Brilliant book, I adored it.
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Absolutely on Purpose is a workbook (emphasis on WORK) to help "inspire, propel, motivate, or encourage" someone to find and follow their own dharma (purpose) utilizing tools from yoga philosophy.
Be ready to get honest with yourself and do the work. "...grab a brush and paint a wild and messy canvas." - Marc Holzman

I'll be honest. I've never read a "self-help" book. And I am resistant to this kind of work even though multiple beloved teachers have pointed me in this direction. WRITE IT DOWN. JOURNAL IT. Well, now I have!

I love that the book can be used in different ways and for finding focus for your vision(s). But mostly I LOVED hearing from others who have found and are living their purpose. It is enlightening, encouraging, and inspiring, as someone who is currently in the throws of finding her dharma!
The real work begins when you dig into the workbooks. Here you are faced with writing down truths about yourself (even some ugly ones) and start to dig deep in order to discover your passion, purpose, and vision. However, Stephanie doesn't leave you hanging, she gives you the framework to move beyond your reasons why you can't into how to prioritize your time and resources to make IT happen.

If you are willing to do the work this book will not disappoint!

"I learned to get really naked. I mean totally bare, raw and vulnerable, open to all possibilities and realizations. I learned to accept myself and the dance of life, even the horrible bits." -Gaia

I am still digesting this book and will surely be coming back to it for inspiration and motivation to help me move beyond my fears and toward my purpose. Thank you Stephanie and all the amazing contributors for aiding me on my path!
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5.0 out of 5 stars You Must Read This Book... Right Now! 17 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is a must-read for everyone. It is so easy in life to get caught up in wanting a bigger house, that next promotion or a newer car, but none of this seems to truly satisfy us. Stephanie's book is a great reminder that life satisfaction comes from living life with a purpose. Even better, this book will help you find that purpose and inadvertently change your life. This book will speak to your heart and remind you that you only have one life - so right now is the time to live that life absolutely on purpose.

Thank you Stephanie for having such a strong purpose in life and helping others, like me, reconnect with theirs. To anyone thinking of buying and reading this book - do it, in fact - do it right now! It will change you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired 5 star 16 Jan 2014
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I am honoured to be a contributor to this wonderfully inspiring book. The stories are really uplifting and from teachers and practitioners who are rreqlly honest and true.
It's a wonderful vision and Stephanie has achieved all that she set out to do to inspire, uplift and give the readers the opportunity to think, muse, transform and change their lives for the better not only for themselves but for humanity as a whole.
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The book demonstrates that change for the better is possible, no matter who you are, what you do for a living or where you live. As a collection of personal experiences by many different people, you realise that your own set of circumstances are not so unique that the ability to change does not apply to you.

The book is packed full of ideas and inspirations that everybody can take away with them to help make a positive change. Even if only one idea in the whole book resonates with you, it is a positive idea and that can only be good for you.

The author herself introduces the concept of making even the smallest change possible, by not ploughing through a problem when you are stuck, but rather clearing the clutter by moving around, going for a walk, doing something else that unsticks you from the problem and then coming back to it with a fresh attitude. This is a nugget of common sense that we all should be reminded of.

The contributors sharing their manifestos all have a different experience of life, unusual or completely pedestrian upbringings, different educations and work exposures. The common thread is that they all made changes in their lives to be happier. Reading through them, some were very inspirational and clearly applied to me and some I couldn't relate to and quickly skipped through them. But I did get some blinding reminders to stop being so passive and to get up and make some changes happen.

A really good read because it is not one lucky git saying look at me, I made a change and you can too. It is 50 people who have made changes to pursue a happier lifestyle and have shared their insights to inspire others. If you are sick of corporate life, a career that does not suit you or simply despise Monday mornings, this would be a good read to remind you that even the tiniest change can make you happier.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I have a problem with this book and the other reviews
This book seems simply promote the notion of yoga and act as advertising for people who have benefited from it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Leading NLP
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
Honestly, I loved it. It was so inspiring with the author's journey incorporated in it, and the 49 stories. The informal voice she used was excellent. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Michael N Palermo
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a right riveting read.....
Stephanie has produced an exciting, inspirational "kick ass guide" that is wittily & eloquently written, which makes you sit up & look at which direction you are heading,... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Gingerbloke!
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Absolutely On Purpose
Having read oodles and oodles of books in the vein of "Life Purpose" and "Finding Ones Passion", I must say I was very impressed with this book. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Erik Madsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book!
I love this book because it challenges me to tune in to what matters, it challenges me to wake up! When reading, I am reminded that others are successfully living their passion and... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Laeo
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
I came across this book in times of change (redundancy) and I'm so glad I did! I especially enjoyed working my way through the Workbooks section which is hard work but well worth... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Surice
5.0 out of 5 stars Take your life to the next level and beyond
WARNING: This book will change your life!

Absolutely on Purpose is not a sugarcoated self help book that just makes you feel good. Read more
Published 9 months ago by bushflower
5.0 out of 5 stars A true kick ass guide
I loved Absolutely on Purpose. I consider it a must read for anyone wanting to make a shift in their life. Read more
Published 9 months ago by TishJivaHealth
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