Friday, February 1, 2013

On Tour: Create A Powerful Life Plan by Connie E. Sokol

Ready to jumpstart your life, but not sure how?

Years ago I was fat, unfulfilled, and unfocused. Then I got serious about making changes, writing an achievable life vision and goals. Starting with weight, I lost twenty-five pounds and gained great energy. This motivated me to organize my home and time, rediscover the joy in parenting, and speak professionally part-time to share with others what I had learned.

That was my ideal life change, what’s yours?

Create a Powerful Life Plan: 3 Simple Steps to Your Ideal Life! will help you achieve life changes in three stress-free steps. You’ll learn how to create a clear vision of your ideal life. Then, how to set and achieve simple, enjoyable goals to make that vision a reality. And finally, what to do when you become stuck, fearful, or frustrated.

You’ll also read the real-life experiences of five women who put their Life Plan into action. And receive online support through podcasts, video segments, blog posts and more at

Now is the best time to become the person you want to be, and live the life you yearn to live. No gimmicks, no hoopla, just solid, time-tested principles and practices that will help you achieve your dreams and goals, and enjoy the process.

So, are you ready to create your powerful Life Plan?

Yes.  Well, almost.  :)  I read through this entire book in one day which I'm pretty sure I'm NOT supposed to do if I actually want this book to be of help to me.  I didn't go into this review looking to set up a Life Plan but you know what?  Now I want to.  And I'm going to.  Why?  Because I want to make some changes and this book has laid out a way for me to do that in an easy, understandable and doable path.

The beginning of my Life Path is to write down words.  Just words.  I started that already.  I think I need more time to think about what I really want though and I want to be honest with myself and not just write down things that I think I should want.  :)  I am going to focus on self because I'm pretty sure if I do then the relationship and life skills areas will also improve in the ways I want them to.  I can already see that in my words.

I love the idea of making a Life Board.  I sort of already have that but without the goals.  In my office area I have a cork board strip running along a wall.  It is full of pictures of people I love, quotes that inspire me and Captain America.  (What?!  He's awesome.  Inspiring.  He stays.)  I can tweak my inspiration board and create something new which will help me focus everyday on what I want to achieve.  I'm already imagining it in my mind.

There were some great concepts in this book.  These inspired me to use this program to because it is something I think I can do.

~Change begets Change  (if I change one area, chances are that other areas will change as well.  Kind of like a domino effect)

~Simplify expectations, break it down into "chewable chunks"


~Be still.  Ponder.  Meditate.

~Reward yourself.  (I happen to really like this one)

I think the main thing that usually holds me back from making changes is fear.  I don't want to fail.  Then I will feel like there is more that I can't do and that will make me feel awful and then I'll get depressed.  I hate to fail.  But Connie says, "Fear is a serious demon. Giving into fear stops our progression and hinders our positive contribution to others."  I know that's true.  I have to stop and look at all the things I have wanted and accomplished.  A few years ago I decided that I wanted to review books.  I love reading and I love talking about books.  I wanted to start a blog.  I had never blogged before and I had no idea what I was doing.  But, I jumped in and kept at it.  I relied on the experience of others and read a lot of how to's.  Today it is successful and has accomplished what I intended.  I know I can do things if I am determined and really want it.

I'm happy to be a part of this blog tour and I'm so happy I had a chance to read through this book.  Connie is obviously good at what she does.  She has found success and is sharing her experience and knowledge with others.  Lucky us.  :)

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Connie Sokol is a mother of seven, a sought after local and national presenter, and a regular speaker at Education Week. She is a monthly TV contributor on KSL’s “Studio 5” and regular blogger for KSL's "Motherhood Matters." She is a former columnist for Deseret News and Utah Valley Magazine, and TV and radio host for Bonneville Communications. Mrs. Sokol is the author of several books including the award-nominated Caribbean Crossroads, Faithful, Fit & Fabulous, and Life is Too Short for One Hair Color Series, as well as the creator of talk CDs, podcasts and the "8-week Challenge." Mrs. Sokol marinates in time spent with her family and eating decadent treats. For more, visit

Blog Tour Schedule for Create A Powerful Life Plan! 3 Simple Steps to Your Ideal Life by Connie Sokol

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