It is very easy for women to lose sight of their own mental and physical needs when they have family responsibilities. As a result their self confidence and self esteem suffer. This book looks at ways of identifying and addressing these problems and helping women to assess their situations and make time for themselves and their own needs. Sometimes just accepting that there is a problem can help the individual to get to grips with their life.
The book covers such topics as the problem of identifying your own negative thoughts and how these affect every area of your life and can sabotage all your best efforts to increase your self confidence and self esteem. Thinking you aren't worthy of time to do what you want can result in you being all too willing to put others' needs before your own all of the time.
The book provides links to the author's web site and there is a mass of useful information to be found there which help you to make use of the messages in the book itself. I found the list of further reading and the list of inspirational quotations from the book especially useful. There is a workbook and templates on the web site which can facilitate the process of examining your own life and identifying problem areas.
The author writes in a very approachable style - almost like a friend sitting next to you and talking you into a more positive frame of mind - holding your hand while you go through the process of evaluating where you are at the moment and where you would like to be. I thought the book was particularly good in the section about setting realistic goals for yourself and not trying to change your whole life overnight.
If you want a self help book which is down to earth and practical and written specifically for women with family responsibilities then this could be just the book you're looking for. I was fortunate enough to receive a free copy of this book but it is well worth paying for and it is written by a woman for women. Many self help books seem to be aimed at improving careers rather than looking at the whole area of life responsibilities which are still mainly faced by women even in these days of equality.
Possibly the most concise self-help book I've ever read! Be prepared to have every "yeah-but" quashed as Sarah takes on anything and everything that stands between you and your self-confidence. This is a book you'll want to refer back to again and again and again. (Peter Jones, author of How To Do Everything and Be Happy)
A great read and a fabulous confidence booster,easy to digest and follow without feeling overwhelmed. A great start to building your self esteem and has a grood little workbook to download with it which I personally loved. A book I would certainly recommend to my friends and fasmily.
I found this book really interesting and quite an eye-opener! Some of the points made in the book were quite close to home but made me realise where my issues were. I'm glad I bought this and feel much better after working through the templates and exercises.
At last - a concise, no-nonsense and pragmatic resource showing how women can improve their confidence and raise their self-esteem.
Sarah White correctly identifies the main areas where women under-value themselves, self-sabotage or `play small'. She then provides simple, effective ways to recognise, deal with and overcome any limiting beliefs related to each area.
The book's written in a straightforward, practical yet sympathetic tone, and is a great `tool-box' for any woman who needs to regain her confidence, be at peace with herself and lead a more fulfilling life.
I bought this book for my mum and she absolutely loved it - especially the accompanying workbook - as this helped make it easier to focus on the practical sections. The questions in the first section were thought-provoking for her & the final section 'Tools in Your Arsenal' was also interesting for her. She definitely would recommend this book to her friends.
An easy-to-read starter for women wanting to build their self-confidence. Combines common sense and some NLP concepts to produce a straightforward approach to this common challenge. If you want to start to get to grips with your self-confidence issues, then this book is your first step.
I bought this book for my daughter , who ever was the printer had made some slight mistakes in the usage of words ie where it was meant to say be it said me , but overall the book was good guidance for my daughter to easily take in