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In My Wildest Dreams : Simple Steps to a Fabulous Life - Gail Blanke

In My Wildest Dreams

Simple Steps to a Fabulous Life

Paperback Published: 1st May 1999
ISBN: 9780684853086
Number Of Pages: 256

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Design the life of your dreams -- starting right now

Have you ever thought about how your life would be if anything -- absolutely anything -- were possible? Gail Blanke, founder of Lifedesigns, is a living example of this philosophy, and "In My Wildest Dreams" gives you her tools for transforming your dreams into reality, for defining your great life however you define great. Like the thousands of women who have come to Blanke's workshops, you too will understand that you can design a life as outrageously wonderful as you can imagine. Clearly written techniques and a step-by-step set of exercises will show you how to:

* Unravel the mind-set that keeps you trapped in the past

* Declare and redefine your interpretation of a great life

* Listen powerfully to discover new possibilities

* Connect to resources you have at your fingertips but may not see

* Create a strong network of women committed to your progress, who will remind you of your dream, and ensure that you follow through on your life's joy

So stop settling and starting soaring, right now

Grace Fill Booklist For any woman with a specific dream or a desire to live fully, this is a thoughtful approach to empowered -- and empowering -- action. Self magazine Gail Blanke and her book are a living example to women everywhere that if they can dream it, they can do it. Practical and inspirational...exercises promote confidence and prioritizing. Chicago Tribune Helps women design and live the life of their dreams, urges readers to action.

Introductionp. 17
Designing your life, as opposed to waiting for it to happen
Moving past politics and taking responsibility for your own joy
Breaking the Grip of the Past
Commitmentsp. 33
Discovering what you're committed to
Refining your commitments
The difference between a promise and a commitment
Speaking from your commitments as a way of connecting
Listening for commitments in others
A Different Kind of Listeningp. 55
Listening to the present vs. listening for old beliefs
How listening structures what we perceive as reality
Five common filters to our listening
Incompletionsp. 85
How incompletions keep us in the past
Distinction between finished and complete (realm of action vs. realm of language)
Taking an inventory of your incompletions
Methods for coming to completion
Paradigms, Assumptions, and Rulesp. 113
Recognizing beliefs you inherit from your culture and from your family, which are not authored by you
Early decisions you made and the rules for living that resulted from them
Fact vs. Interpretationp. 137
Exploring the profound distinction between fact and interpretation
Realizing that you live in a world comprised of few facts and myriad interpretations
Choosing empowering, yet authentic, interpretations
Costs vs. benefits of buying into disempowering interpretations
Designing the Life of Your Dreams
The Source of Actionp. 167
Speaking--declaring--a new future
Speaking as the source of action
Declaring, and continuing to stand for your commitment
Moving from automaticity to choice
Who gives you permission
What Lights You Up?p. 189
If anything were possible, what would you like to see happen? Your deepest desires and passions as commitments to guide you
Creating New Possibilitiesp. 201
Listening generatively
Creating space for people to offer ideas
Brainstorming in a conversation for possibility
An Inspiring Challengep. 217
Homing in on your field of passion
Focusing on your commitment within that domain
Defining, refining, and declaring a breakthrough project
The Mountaintopp. 229
Thinking backwards
Designing pathways from your dream life back to your present one
Completing Your Breakthroughp. 239
Enrolling others
Listening for others' commitments
Creating and maintaining support structures of committed listeners
Taking your ground
Registering your accomplishments
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ISBN: 9780684853086
ISBN-10: 0684853086
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st May 1999
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.33