Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Me Project by Kathi Lipp

Three Super-Simple Kick Starts to Living Your Dreams
– in the next 15 minutes
by Kathi Lipp

Is there a dream that God has given you, but you are waiting until the kids are grown and you
have money in the bank before you get started?

You may not be able to enroll in a month long pastry making class or take a week off of work to
get started on your novel, but today you can take three little baby steps to making your dream a
day-to-day reality.

1. Go Public with It
It’s a little scary to tell the world what you want to do when you grow up—but this is one
little step could get you closer to living your dream than almost any other. Plus—it takes
very little time and you don’t have to raid your kid’s college fund to make it happen.
When you gather up all your courage and tell your best friend, “I want to learn how to
paint,” suddenly she remembers an old art book she has laying around she would love to
give you, or her friend from church who teaches art classes. The people you know and
love want to be a resource. Give them the privilege of being a part of making your dream

2. Join an Online Group
This is one of the simplest—and cheapest—ways to start exploring your passion. Find out
who else is talking about restoring antiques and listen to their conversation. Start by
Googling your interest along with the term “online groups.” You will be amazed with the
number of people who want to talk about the proper way to care for 1950’s lunchboxes as
much as you do.

3. Don’t be Afraid to Pray
I remember the first time I put an offer in on a house—I wanted it more than I had
wanted almost anything else in my life. While I knew that I had dozens of other people
praying on my behalf, I was too scared to pray.
I didn’t want God to tell me no. I was afraid to pray until my co-worker Kim asked me
(in a loving, kind way), why I didn’t believe that God wanted His best for me. Don’t be
afraid to pray—as with anything amazing in my life, the path is never what I expected,
but it has always been obvious that God’s hand has been on it the whole way.

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
(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
Carving some time for your self in the world of multi-tasking modern day women.  Well, Kathi has written a book to help you realize you can have a real life and pursue your dream.  The purpose of Kathi's book is to help women be all that God has designed them to be.  To use your God-given talents and passions.  You gain ideas, strategies and perspective from reading The Me Project.  Kathi gives you tools to get started on that lifetime dream.  Lipp walks you through 21 days of inspirational and encouraging chapters on getting to the ultimate goal, your dream.  She offers you 9 quick steps on getting started on that project you've always dreamed of but never found the time to...So if you love to move toward living a life you've always wanted then pick up a copy of The Me Project and get started. 

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

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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

One person's name who comments on my blog will be selected to go into the grand prize drawing held through KCWC.  I will draw this name on Mar. 4th to send to KCWC for the grand prize drawing to be held on Mar. 7th.  In order to enter the drawing head over to Kathi's website here and look around.  Come back and tell me something interesting you found on her site.  Be sure to leave a way of contact.  Thanks. Open to internationally. 

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Ladytink_534 said...

I've heard of her Me Project Book but not her others. The Husband Project sounds interesting!


mrsshukra said...

I like Kathi's Freebies link!


kellyr78 said...

I learned that Kathi will give insprirational lectures at events, and you can request a speaker packet from her.


Sarah B. said...

I learned that she's got free leadership kits for grabs on each of her books! Sweet!

sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

Sarah Coulsey said...

I love her freebie section with her information about marriage!!!

sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

RAnn said...

I read The Husband Project; nice to see she's writing more books.

ruthjoec at aoldotcom

Kathi Lipp said...

Abi - I love your little corner of the web over here. Thanks so much for featuring THE ME PROJECT on your wonderful blog.