Monday, February 21, 2011

The Me Project - The Blog Book Tour by Author Kathi LIpp

Thank you all for how you uplifted me with words of encouragement, prayer and of course, your friendship. It's times like this that I'm reminded of how wonderful blogging and friendships really are.

To solidify it even more, I have the privilege to introduce to you Kathi Lipp's newest book, The Me Project. It couldn't have come at a better time. I anxiously awaited it's arrival in the mail and once it was in my hands, I got going on finding an accountability partner. My twin sis was and still is my accountability partner, reminding me to take time to hear God's voice as I dream dreams and to allow myself to be important and valued without excuses. We've both gotten much from this 21 day journey.

One of the projects that I enjoyed was the Not-To-Do List. I'm a list maker so being able to make a list of things that I didn't have to do or at least do perfectly was the best thing ever...an excuse to not feel guilty if I didn't bathe the dogs, dust and clean out the fridge.

I also enjoyed the chapter on Understanding the Things That Hold Us Back. I'm queen of being buried under things that prevent me from doing the things that I enjoy or following my heart in accomplishing a goal. Kathi tells us how break those things we procrastinate over into little bit size pieces and to face them in a way where they are easier to accomplish.

This article gives you a glimpse of what a wonderful, humorous, wise author Kathi is as she shows you how to Kick Start Living Your Dream.


Kick Start Living Your Dream -


The Me Project - 21 Days to Living the Life 
You’ve Always Wanted
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN-10: 0736929665, ISBN-13: 978-0736929660
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Paperback: 224 pages, Retail: $12.99
Book Summary
(San Jose, CA) Has that rush to make (and break) New Year’s resolutions already waned? According to Daniel Pink, author of 
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, taking small steps every day will not only help you stay committed to your goal, 
but will also help you ultimately achieve that goal when obstacles come up. Author Kathi Lipp wants you and your friends to live out those dreams—and have some fun along the way.
As women, we forget the goals and dreams of our younger years. The busyness of everyday life gets 
in the way. To-do lists replace goals. The Me Project provides women with fun and creative ways to bring back the sense of purpose and vitality that comes with living out the plans and dreams God has planted in our hearts. Kathi Lipp’s warm tone and laugh-out-loud humor motivates women to take daily steps toward intentional goals. The end result? We get back our lives and enjoy living in the confidence of a purposeful life in spite of our chaotic schedules.

This handy guide coaches women to do one simple thing toward achieving our goals each day for three weeks. A woman experiencing the exhilaration of a rediscovered life offers more as a wife, mother, friend, volunteer, career woman.
Finding the balance between living day-to-day with purpose while pursuing the passions God has placed in our hearts is a delicate pursuit. In this refreshing, insightful book, 
Kathi lays out a doable plan that makes sense and helps make our God-given dreams 
a reality. Never stop dreaming, because women who dare to dream do make the world 
a better place.
—Jean Blackmer
author of MomSense: A Common Sense Guide to Confident Mothering
Publishing Manager, MOPS International www.MOPS.org

Author Bio
Kathi Lipp
Kathi Lipp is a busy conference and retreat speaker, currently speaking each year to thousands of women throughout the United States. She is the author of The Husband Project and The Marriage Project, serves as food writer for Nickelodeon, and has had articles published in several magazines, including Today’s Christian Woman and Discipleship Journal. Kathi and her husband, Roger, live in California and are the parents of four teenagers and young adults. For more information visit her website: www.kathilipp.com



By leaving a comment on this blog post, one blog reader will be entered to win the grand prize below. On March 7th, 2011, Kathi will be drawing a name and the winner will be announced.

Grand Prize Giveaway:
Deluxe Starbucks Coffee Gift Basket
  • Three 2.5-oz. bags of Starbucks coffee
    (Sumatra, House Blend, and French Roast)
  • Tazo black tea
  • Starbucks marshmallow cocoa
  • Almond roca
  • Almond roca buttercrunch toffee cookies
  • White chocolate and raspberry cookies
  • 2 Starbucks mugs
  • Keepsake black bamboo basket
    $62 value

    Even if you don't leave a comment, I encourage you to pick up The Me Project. The book will be a great way to find a new you in 21 days.

    11 comments:

    Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

    Always enjoy my stops here and always smile when I see that you have stopped by....Have a great week

    Kathi Lipp said...

    Hey Simone - Thanks for your thoughtful review. I always love your insights and what strikes you in the books - and I love that your twin is your ultimate accountability partner. Keep me posted on how it goes!

    Danica said...

    I must get this book! Great post.

    On yesterday's topic - I'm sorry. I am where you are right now....a cross between happy at times, sad at another. And I often shake my fist at God and ask why me. It's starting to become clear (the why me part) but it still so hard to bear. Hang in there and know that I think of you often.

    Linda Myers said...

    Looks like a very cool book! My kids are grown and I'm no longer working, so why not?

    roy/elisabeth dean said...

    This book couldn't have come along at a better time for me.....still searching for that "balance" after Roy's death. I MUST get a copy~

    A great book and starbucks to boot??? Count me in!

    I hope you're feeling better today. Those highs and lows can wreak havoc, huh?

    Praying for you, my friend.
    Love, LIlly
    PS....as an aside, would you mind critiqueing a short story I wrote? Only 2500 words, a quick read.
    Thank you Simone~

    Anita said...

    I don't think there will ever be a time in our lives where we have finished discovering things about ourselves. Sounds like this book is a fun way to learn to dig deeper and find new treasures.

    Farila said...

    You have done a great blog on the book. I am tempted to go for it..

    Life with Kaishon said...

    It sounds like a very good book Simone! I hope that her book has much success.

    Retromus-ik said...

    :) The books has an awesome message! Thanks for introducing your readers to it!

    Risa said...

    What a great giveaway! I'm looking forward to reading this book.

    One another note:
    I'm enjoying your blog and I just want to encourage you to keep your head up.

    Anonymous said...

    would love to win

    suzi


    suzifailing@att.net

     

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