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The passion for life lists has spawned an industry that includes thoughtful experts such as Caroline Miller, a life coach and motivational book author, and Dr. Michael Frisch, a positive psychology coach and clinical psychologist at Baylor University. Working together, they have fashioned the most useful, science-based, and up-to-date book on the topic of goal setting andThe passion for life lists has spawned an industry that includes thoughtful experts such as Caroline Miller, a life coach and motivational book author, and Dr. Michael Frisch, a positive psychology coach and clinical psychologist at Baylor University. Working together, they have fashioned the most useful, science-based, and up-to-date book on the topic of goal setting and accomplishment. Creating Your Best Life supplies dozens of interactive exercises and quizzes readers can use to identify their most cherished needs, ambitions, and wishes. The exercises are fun, making the process of self-discovery enjoyable and productive. The authors unique life list coaching program organizes life lists into 16 key areas that are universally known to make people happy to help you actually achieve your aspirations. No other life list book offers research-validated information on why certain steps matter in goal accomplishment, or even how goals are connected with any type of life satisfaction.Readers will feel both educated and inspired to start writing goal-setting lists in order to live their lives more consciously, productively, and happily. ...

Title : Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide
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ISBN : 9781402762598
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide Reviews

  • Mickey
    2019-03-31 15:14

    I have been on a positive psychology kick lately, but I feel like I am entering that stage of diminishing returns. It might be time to lay off the self help books for me. The ironic thing is how addictive self improvement can be in the planning stages. It's energizing to get a book about creating your best life or buying that program that will give you a six pack, but the possession of such books or programs does nothing to achieving those goals unless you actually take the time to apply them. The application part is the dirty work. This is a good book for people who are natural list makers and planners. It's well organized and follows a logical progression. The part I learned most about was the chapter on primes, so this was a helpful book for me. It might be less inspirational than many other books and may actually encourage a prolonged planning state in people who are prone to that, but it has compiled much relevant research for those that need that foundation. This is a great book for the end of the year when you are casting about for New Year's resolutions.

  • MashailGhammas
    2019-04-13 08:06

    Creating Your Best Life is the only research-based book on the topic of goals and happiness, and it has found receptive audiences worldwide. Filled with interactive exercises and quizzes, it helps readers set and accomplish life list goals and understand the link between goal accomplishment and happiness, also known as Positive Psychology. In a step-by-step fashion, the book teaches readers how to coach themselves on how to set goals in 16 life domains, as well as take control of their environment to maximize their chances of success. (Barnes&Noble)

  • Kerry
    2019-03-28 08:29

    I enjoyed this book quite a bit because it's provocative without being prescriptive or offering trite suggestions of how stress reduction and commitment will solve all of your problems. Much of what is in the book isn't new - just packaged in a way that shows you how to figure out where you're getting in your own way and encourages you to dream big. I like how the book focuses in on different realms and offers perspective on how to determine for yourself what may be missing. This book really inspired me.

  • Mof
    2019-04-12 10:25

    There is a genetically determined happiness set point which is a hardwired predisposition for happiness. This is between 20-50% of what goes into happiness. The other two components are voluntary behaviors and circumstances. We adapt to changing circumstances, the hedonic treadmill. Happiness dips during the forties has life goals seem harder to achieve.Keys to happiness:-Enjoy each day; br challenged and can meet challenges; foster good relationships; have faith; be healthy and optimistic; Compare down, not up and have enough not to be concerned with survival.

  • Jenny
    2019-04-14 13:24

    Too Christian and too American for me. I mostly skimmed be fair, I was looking for something in this book that it did not contain. I hoped it might address what happens when you achieve all your goals and pat yourself on the back....what's next? People don't appear to write books or chapters in books about this. However, Google was helpful in finding articles written on this topic, so I'm good now.

  • Marianne
    2019-04-22 16:00

    I wanted to like this book; I'm a huge list maker at heart, but I just couldn't get into it. I felt like the premise was very scientific and statistic based and didn't offer me any personal connection or motivation to work on my own life. Not worth the time to read.

  • Jenni Pertuset
    2019-04-15 16:20

    Inspired by this book, I'm keeping my life list here --

  • Marlowe
    2019-04-16 08:12

    I find that there's a certain way to read self help books - skimming, and with a great big grain of salt. And this book is no exception.Like so many of the genre, Creating Your Best Life throws out many facts to sell itself as The Answer, but without a whole lot of backing. So in between some interesting life advice, we get a section on how millenials lack self-control. But, in the middle of that, there is some interesting advice. I would have apprecated a little more hand holding in writing goals that aren't about travel or sports.In any case, it's a quick read that may or may not have some helpful tips. It's worth checking out from the library.

  • Hayley
    2019-04-19 13:00

    Started a little naf but the second half of the book is so much better. There are some really valuable, practical systems and tools for any individual or coach who wants to fool-proof their goal setting and accomplishment tactics. Well worth a read of you can gloss over the occasional wishy washy happiness spiel.

  • Rukshana
    2019-04-17 12:07

    This is a great book! The authors do a good job of summarizing lots of research, making it digestable in bullet points, and providing ways you can apply the research findings. They draw a lot on the burgeoning positive psychology field. A quick read and enjoyable, although I lagged a bit on it because I was trying to do the exercises and fill in the worksheets they provide (a big plus!). One of the most helpful exercises for me was the Happiness House exercise, where you identify the areas of life that are most important to you (e.g., family, spirituality, money, community, etc.), and make goals in those areas. The argument is that accomplishing goals in the areas that are most important to you will yield more happiness than pursuing goals in areas of less importantance. They give lots of tips to increase your success achieving goals – if-then statements, creating a community of support (the right ones – no nay-sayers!), and more. I just wish there was maybe more discussion on how to organize all these goals, how to make time for them, how to know when to move on to the next, how to reflect upon them, etc. Reading the book has definitely helped motivate me to bring more purpose, vitality, and zest into my life, and to dream up goals I can get excited about. I have also started using this goal-minded thinking at work to focus my energies and celebrate small and large accomplishments.

  • Leslie Shreve
    2019-04-25 08:20

    Discover the steps to creating a happier, more successful and more satisfying life with this one-of-a-kind book from authors Caroline Adams Miller and Dr. Michael B. Frisch. I had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Miller several years ago on an internet radio show I hosted and during the interview I learned that her coaching is expertly based on numerous studies and scientific research. The studies, research and true stories in this book make it a most interesting guide for leading a better life. If you don't want to delay the life you've always wanted to live and you want to be true to yourself, then read this book and implement the recommended steps so you can enjoy your life, your work and your loved ones sooner than later. And if anything is holding you back, you can work on getting it out of your way with the help of the authors' advice and start relishing all that life has to offer. There's no time like the present!

  • Kate
    2019-04-17 14:15

    I'm not usually one for books like this, but I like this one. There's no attempt at magical thinking. This "self-improvement" stuff is based on actual solid Ivy League research, not pixie dust. You don't even need to create a life list to get something out of this book about developing happiness in your own life if you aren't naturally prone to such a thing, or if you've hit a particularly rough patch that you need help crawling through. It's an easy read, and actually does make you feel good.

  • Regina
    2019-04-17 08:26

    This is one of the most engaging, motivating, and practical books I have ever read. I have had a Life List for many years, so was already bought in to the basic premise of this book, which is goal setting. This book is full of research, case studies, and very specific examples of how to set - and reach - your goals, both small and large. Although I finished reading this book, I am still practicing many of its exercises, such as gratitude journaling, mediating, and habit creation. I will certainly be rereading this book soon. I highly recommend!

  • Christina
    2019-04-18 09:14

    A singularly good book on the topic of seeting goals, with worksheets you can photocopy and use over and over. I checked it out of the library, yet it would be worth buying and reviewing.Exercises like the Happiness House and "Ben There, Done That" help you clarify your life's focus and the changes you need to make, one goal at a time. It also gives you the chance to create a Bucket List of things to do before you die.The best book of its kind on goal-setting.

  • Rachel
    2019-03-29 12:21

    I skimmed the front sections of this book. It had some good tidbits and takeaways. I found some of the examples long and not relevant to my goals. The exercises in the back of the book are very useful for anyone looking for prompts or help brainstorming towards how to reach success achieving your goals.

  • Mia Elizardi
    2019-03-31 11:21

    I thought this book was excellent! I read it slowly so that I could go through and try to respond and interact with the prompts as I read along-at least with the ones that interested me. It was slightly redundant as I read through the whole book, but all excellent information that all sparked a lot of reflection and introspection. Well done-I recommend it.

  • Lisa Sipe
    2019-04-22 11:00

    This is the second time I've read this book, probably not the last. It is exactly the type of non-fiction I enjoy. Each insight is backed by scientific evidence and anecdotes then matched with suggestions for incorporating the findings into your own life to your benefit. Regardless of how good your life is, this book can offer ideas to make it better.

  • Deborah
    2019-04-21 16:10

    This book has 18 chapters and 5 parts. Part 5 (pages 223-254) is just exercises and worksheets. It includes notes, resources and an index. It's more about making goals than a life list. Much of it reads like a pep talk. I think it is a good book and well written, just not quite what I was looking for.

  • Kris
    2019-04-24 14:06

    Really wonderful book for anyone interested in the science and tools needed for successful goal setting & achieving. I would give it 5 stars if it included more detail. Perhaps that would have made the book too long, as the purpose of the research is to just get you going on your goals. Overall a wonderful book.

  • Teri Temme
    2019-03-26 08:26

    Awesome book to read at the end of the year (pure coincidence). Great goal setting information and action plans to create your best life. Highly recommended. Definitely gave me new ways to think about how I am creating what I want (or don't want)!

  • Jill Myers
    2019-04-25 15:06

    Awesome book! It is chock full of information and scientific techniques to help you realize goals. I have been looking for a book that is based on scientific studies related to goal accomplishment rather then the more esoteric, i.e. "The Secret".

  • Lucille Zimmerman
    2019-04-06 08:23

    Lots of great research. Lots of great stories. I guess I've read so many books on happiness and positive psychology, I didn't learn anything earth shattering. However, for a person new to this field, it's excellent.

  • Miranda
    2019-04-18 11:03

    Highly recommended. Evidence-based guidelines for living life to its fullest. Anyone interested in life design would seriously benefit from this book and its many eye-opening exercises and worksheets.

  • Christine Talat
    2019-04-08 16:17

    كتاب استغرق منى وقت طويل الكتاب لا يعطى حلول فقط يطلب منك كتابة قوائم مع بعض الامثلة من حياة البشر والنصائح فى النهاية تجد نفسك أمام تغيير ذاتى لقناعاتك وأفكارك عن الاشخاص والعمل والوقت

  • Christine
    2019-04-18 10:13

    One of the best books I've read on goal-setting. What makes its approach different is the use of positive psychology, as necessary tools, to help one achieve one's goals.

  • Kristen
    2019-04-06 08:01

    This book was fantastic! It really hits the nail on the head in terms of positive psychology and making your life more meaningful. I highly recommend it!

  • Dania Bahssas
    2019-03-27 08:23

    Great book....BEST word in the book "write what you want & it will happen" :)

  • Scott Miles
    2019-03-30 14:25

    Stresses the importance of setting goals, and reading it fulfilled my new goal of "Reading a book every two days" for the first two days.

  • Annie H
    2019-04-05 11:29

    I'm only on chapter 3 but I am truly enjoying this book. The exercises at the end of the chapters are doable yet challenging.

  • Jane Morgan
    2019-04-07 13:21

    Brings together a lot of good research on motivation, goal setting and life values into a practical and readable handbook.