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Overview Ladies, is it really possible to have it all? A successful, fulfilling career? A happy, healthy family life? Buckingham's answers may surprise you! Helping you reconnect with your purpose, his research-based message shows how to be true to yourself, discover which role you were born to play, build stronger relationships, and more. Includes study guide.
Read Find Your Strongest Life and discover:
How to make the most of the role you were born to play
How to get others to understand who you really are
The successful strategies of other women like you
Check out what women are already saying about Find Your Strongest Life.
Brooke: When I read the "Ten Myths" that opened the book, I was completely hooked. The statistics are interesting and fresh. I also related to the problem that sets up the book: "Which parts of me should I cut out?" As I read, I could see myself in the Marcuss big-picture analysis and statistics. The early part of the book made me anticipate a breakthrough. And Marcus delivered. Overall, he explains a womans dilemma perfectly . . . in fresh terms with a unique spin. The main ideas in each chapter were so engaging. Chapter 6 in particular is worth the price of the book. I have already started looking for strong moments in my life, and I want to tell every woman I know to do the same. It is definitely life-changing.
Rebecca: It was really good. It was awesome. And to be honest, perfect timing for my life. Im REALLY in that place. I cant tell you how badly Ive been depressed for the last several months just trying to figure out what to do differently so Im not so miserable. On one hand, Im grateful I have a job still. I have a mortgage and bills and all that. But on the other hand...I cant continue to work at a job that gets me nowhere, is not rewarding, not challenging, and mentally drains me. I really have started avoiding my family because Ive become so rude and snippy. Its a bad cycle. BUT...God willing this year (sooner than later) I will be able to put this behind me and do what I love :) Even if its making half as much money. Thanks for thinking of me to read this. I needed it!
Delaney: I was on a plane as I finished reading the manuscript. I was going to be with my daughter who is a law student. As I finished the pages, Marcus helped me gain a new understanding of myself that stood out like a neon sign: I am the person who helps others build infrastructure, get through situations ,and set everything right. It goes beyond motherhood. I am an event planner by birth. I see big pictures and the components necessary to get from vision to execution. The content helped me to reframe my own thinking. Very helpful. Im excited to take the online test and see which role Im born to play.
Jennifer: As a working mother, I found the concept of the book fascinating. There are daily struggles of trying to balance being the perfect wife, mother, and employee, and the book helped me truly understand how to navigate all those demands.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2009
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0718026756 ISBN13 9780718026752
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More About Marcus Buckingham
Marcus Buckingham is a Senior Vice President of The Gallup Organization. He is the main author of the best-selling book First, Break All The Rules. Marcus is a featured speaker at the Washington Speakers bureau and, over the last year, has appeared on, among many others, CNN International, CNBC's Power Lunch, and NPR's Morning Edition. He lives in New York City. Dr. Donald O. Clifton was the chairman emeritus of The Gallup Organization, and the current chair of the Gallup International Research & Education Center. Together with Martin Seligman, past president of the American Psychological Association, and Mikhail Czetsentmihaly, author of Flow, he was one of the leaders of the Science of Positive Psychology. He was the chief designer of the StrengthFinder Profile.
Marcus Buckingham currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York.
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Key to Fulfillment for all women! Jun 1, 2010
In Find Your Strongest Life, Marcus Buckingham reveals the powerful key to help women draw enough strength from life to feel fulfilled, loved, successful, and in control. Even more, he helps women reconnect with their purpose and gives a starting point for change. A research-based message that applies to work and life, Find Your Strongest Life shows women how they really can have it all . . . the right kind of all. Find Your Strongest Life is filled with stories of women, their lives and how they changed their lives to be less stressful and more fulfilling. Each chapter has a wrap-up at the end to recap the most important points. Part One of the book looks at what gets in the way of our true calling with chapter titles such as The Female Paradox: what trap has life set and Of Choice and Men: what gets in the way of your happiness, Part Two shows us what to look for to find ourselves with chapter titles such as Signs of Life: what does a strong life actually feel like and Accept what you find: How can you honor what is true about you, and Part Three is Strong Life Tactics, with tactics for stronger relationships, kids, and career.
It's like a workshop in your hands to look at yourself in relationship to the world around you and to see if you like it, and change the negative points into positive.
Do you know your "soul's code"? Are you an Advisor or a Caretaker? A Creator or an Equalizer? What makes your heart sing? Take the Strong Life Test and see where you fit in! Would you like to read an excerpt from the book? Here's a link to the first chapter! And visit [...] to learn more about the book, WATCH the video! where women talk about finding the meaning in their lives and Marcus explaining a bit about why his book can help! and learn about author Marcus Buckingham!
I found the book inspiring and easy to read! Even if you aren't the "self-help" type reader, but just a woman feeling in a crossroads, or even curious as to what your choices tell about you, you should enjoy this book. I reviewed this book for Thomas Nelson Books, but want to sincerely thank them for the opportunity to read this!
Find Your Strongest Life by Marcus Buckingham, 2009 - a review May 4, 2010
Shelley Campagnola, Professor and Executive Director of Ministry Resource, Inc., Canada
It is unusual to find a book for women, written by a man, that so adeptly addresses the deepest longing of women for purpose, focus and fulfillment. Using research and attention to the relational and emotional wiring of women, Marcus Buckingham does just that.
In the similar theme of living a strengths-based life first articulated in "Now, Discover Your Strengths" in partnership with Donald Clifton, in this book, Buckingham confounds the relentless insistence of the world that a woman's worth and contribution is defined by how she fits into others expectations and evaluations of her performance. He steers each woman to look within for the truth of who she is and to discover, accept and nurture her own personal "soul code", believing that she is the best judge of what strengths she brings to others.
He confronts misconceptions and illusions around the tyranny of "balance" by effectively making a case for living an unbalanced life that is slanted toward capturing and cradling strong-moments; those specific moments that actually clear out the seemingly endless opportunities to see the very few that "actually honor your truth".
He reveals the danger of an optimism that cannot call a negative situation just plain negative and draining without having to wring out every possible "silver-lining" in the cloud. Most importantly, he challenges women to learn the skill of making choices based on the truth of who they are, and provides the tools necessary to make those choices without fear, guilt or regret.
Through various case-studies and common questions that women have asked, Buckingham provides specific steps and tactics for moving toward a stronger career (including steps toward effective cover letters and interviews), stronger relationships (including the gifts of perspective and generosity in marriage, with friends and in the workplace), and stronger children (including ways to facilitate kids seeking, discovering and tilting their energies and attention to their own strengths).
His most significant invitation is to live a life of celebration, a life that holds up something in order to honor it, and he challenges women that such celebration begins with them - their lifting up of themselves. For women who are afraid of being so bold, he confronts misconceptions around ego, duty, and multitasking, as well as the danger of self-denial as the greatest obstacle to living a strong life.
In the end, he calls women to a meaningful, hopeful, intentional and purposeful life, not measured by the world's standards but by their being authentically true to their own design and passion, specifically targeted to certain choices that free them to be all that they were made to be and with the confidence "to show the world all you are capable of".
This is an excellent read for any woman who is hungry to live a life marked by purpose, satisfaction, meaning, strength and peace.
Excellent life tactics and accessible information, if a bit too chatty Mar 25, 2010
There's good information in Live Your Strongest Life. Unfortunately, Marcus Buckingham doesn't get to the meat until Chapter 6, in Part Two. There were five chapters of storytelling and fluff to wade through, where the author felt it necessary to bring us all to the point of realizing we are overworked and overstressed, multitasking our way to an unhappy existence. As far as I am concerned, YES, I get that. I was a convert to that theme, long before I opened the book.
Why Buckingham needed to spend 1/3 of his text convincing us of these things was disappointing. Perhaps this material is brand new to others? I read a lot of time management and self-introspection books. Still, I'm never impressed by reading the 'case stories' of other women from the author's illustrious career, of what Charlie did vs Anna, and why Florence is miserable with her jobs/kids/soccer-mom life. I am more eager to get to the meat. Part One reminded me of The Lord of the Rings...where, as far as I am concerned, gets going only when Frodo awakes in Rivendell. But maybe I am over analyzing this. :-)
Where the book picks up steam: Part Two, Learn to Live your Strongest Life. I appreciated the section on taking the Strong Life Test and assessing your Lead/Supporting Life Roles. [Note - the test itself is not in this book. You have to take the actual test on the Internet.]
Knowing whether you are a Advisor, Caretaker, Equalizer, Pioneer, Influencer, Motivator, Teacher or Weaver seems to be key to following your Strong Moments. Strong Moments are times when a woman feels flow, looks forward to the future, gets her inner needs met, and has the opportunity to express her strengths. Buckingham posits that seeking and using Strong Moments are essential to creating happiness in everything you do.
Each section in Part Two provides a sidebar on What to Take Away From This Chapter. That is helpful if you wish to use this information in a workbook way.
Part Three, Strong LifeTactics, is even more useful, defining the nuts and bolts of creating a Strong Life. It's organized like a question and answer session. I appreciated the solid suggestions on what you can do, each day, to set yourself on a more satisfying path.
Overall, I feel that Buckingham's prose is awfully chatty. I wanted to skim through the women-just-like-you passages and the author's excessive over-explaining. But the good stuff is really *quite* good. It's worth wading through the talky bits to get to the insights.
I'm certain there is information here that can help *all women* take a look at the things they are good at in a whole new way.
where has this been all my life?? Mar 12, 2010
I cannot believe that we are not teaching our children these concepts: act from your strength; pursue what you love; stop wasting time perfecting your weaknesses (which will not yield much return); perfect your strengths (where your joy and contribution are)! I have a new lease on life to hone in on my exact next steps to utilize my greatest gifts. I'm at a mid-life point, I already have a lot of insight and wisdom, and I think this book is extraordinary. I LOVE this book. THE HEART-CONNECTED LIFE...for parents
changed my life Mar 10, 2010
This book changed my life. It subtly seeped into my mind and I started making small changes in my choices throughout the day. It was just effortless really but has made a huge difference in how satisfied I feel. It has nothing to do with stupid things like positive thinking and not even with things like affirmations. It's more practical than that and you get results instantly. He pretty much shows you exactly what matters and what doesn't. This book is what I've been searching for for a while because affirmations and putting a positive spin on a miserable situation never really did much for me- it just feels fake. This book helps you to get more self and that is why you end up satisfied. You find the essence of who you are and you love it! I am so happy that I found this book because I was in a low point in life and it helped me out of it. I'm grateful to the author, who seems to have spent his life really caring about and helping people.