Are you stressed out, exhausted, and disorganized? Do you envy what other women around you are accomplishing? Do you feel like a failure? Or are you looking for some practical tips to help streamline your life just a little bit more so you can accomplish your goals? If so, this book is for you.
Crystal Paine is the founder of the moneysavingmom.com, the first blog I started following. She is motivational but real on her blog, and I really appreciate her practical posts. So, when she came out with this book, I knew that it would be good. I was not disappointed.
Say Goodbye to Survival Mode offers great advice on how to get your act together and start accomplishing things with your life – and this doesn’t mean taking on more responsibilities and doing more. In fact, you may need to give up doing some good things in order to focus on what is most important to you and to best use your particular strengths and skill sets. This book is inspirational, practical, and relevant. It covers topics including time management, financial management, home management, health management, and relationship improvement. It also offers encouragement for women who are feeling sorry for themselves, feeling like failures, or stuck in a trap of unhealthy comparisons. This book encourages women to let go of these things and reach out for the best that God has for them. Crystal Paine is very open and honest about difficult times in her own life and her own struggles. She comes alongside the reader and offers solutions and advice in a sympathetic, encouraging way.
Each chapter has brief worksheets to help you write down and clarify your own goals and questions to help you really get practical in making changes. One of her chapters is dedicated to reaching beyond ourselves to make a difference in the lives around us. I love her practical suggestions of ways to make a difference in people’s lives regardless of your financial position.
All in all, this is a great book. I cannot imagine that anyone could read this book and not come away with at least a few new ideas to improve their lives so that they could reach their full potential. For many people, this book will be transformational.
Have you read this book? I would love to know what you think of it. I will be back to read your comments after I eat some cookies. (Great new recipe – Hershey’s Special Dark Triple Chocolate Pudding Cookies. Highly recommeded!)