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I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was
I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was
Author: Barbara Sher
ISBN-13: 9780440505006
ISBN-10: 0440505003
Publication Date: 8/5/1995
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
Precisely pinpointed what's been holding me back and gave me a solution to the problem. I love Sher's writing style. She talks right to me, as if she knows my thoughts. Fun to read.
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Helpful Score: 4
In this case, you can judge a book by its cover. The title says it all....
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Helpful Score: 3
Sher provides new ways of viewing yourself in order to identify what you want to do with your life, offering examples of other people in similar situations.
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Helpful Score: 1
Do you think there might be more to life than you are getting? This book might help you find your direction to just what you need and want.
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Helpful Score: 1
I read this book now and then when I need that extra boost of positive energy. This book gives great ideas on finding your path in life, enjoying whatever comes and it just energizes you.
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I'm a huge fan of Barbara Sher and have met her in person at one of her workshops. This book addresses the various excuses you have for not picking a career path. This book really helped me because I found myself in many of the stories.

For example, you may be afraid to pick something because nothing interests you. From years of counseling others, Barbara explains why you may feel that nothing interests you. Then she gives you steps to take to awaken your interests again.

Another excuse people use is that they are afraid of failure. Another is that they are afraid of leaving those they love to pursue their heart's desire. That one is common to me. I sometimes worry that I'll become so consumed with my creative passions that I'll leave everyone behind. Again, Barbara gives exercises and examples of how to work through these issues.

Great book, highly recommend. I actually misplaced my copy, so may swap for a new one. :)

Also, please note that Barbara isn't a "go to college" kind of person. She feels that if you have a love for something, it means you have a special genius in that area. You need to do what you love now. Often times, people think they have to drop everything and go back to school to do what they love.

For example, one lady she was coaching always wanted to draw. Barbara said, "Okay, I'm going to give you five minutes. Draw my shoe." The woman was taken aback, but slowly started drawing. After the five minutes, the woman was refreshed and said, "Why have I deprived myself of this joy for so many years?"

Barbara is all about finding unique ways to do what you love. This book presents solutions to the obstacles have when trying to do what they love. I highly recommend it.
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Very inspiring!
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For some reason this paperback book has the hardcover ISBN. No worries - it is Sher's book. Great message!