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Impact!: What Every Woman Needs to Know to Go From Invisible to Invincible

By Carine Nadel

Impact!  What Every Woman Needs to Know to Go  From Invisible to Invincible by Nancy D. Solomon is truly a book for all of us  who know we deserve better but have no idea what we're doing wrong and why we  don't get "it".

Impact!: What Every Woman Needs to Know to Go From Invisible to Invincible (Wiley)

I think we can  all agree that women have been brought up NOT to think of ourselves and our  needs first-and that is part of the problem.  As a sex, we've been taught that we  must "fit in" to feel loved, worthy and to be  successful.

According to  Impact!-the unvarnished truth really is:   If you want to live a passionate and fulfilling life there's no better  way to do than by being YOU. That means being more authentic and making a  meaningful difference.

Solomon makes us  dare to look at ourselves and ask "what did I come here to do and am I getting  it done?"

The author  includes her own personal stories of embarrassment, success and analogies that  make every bit of her book as entertaining as it is  educational.

Solomon herself  went from being a successful, high-paid executive in the marketing field to  quitting and re-educating herself in the field of psychology. A move that  made her go from being absolutely  miserable to serenely happy.

In clear  language-she did the steps and exercises that she included in the book, so  they really do work-if you let go of your fears and address what is holding  you back from attaining your goals.

Besides  worksheets, client stories, and facts with accompanying figures Solomon  includes some very pithy "Solomonisms".

Some of my  favorites:

Our Life is our  own Best Testimonial

The journey of  our lives is about becoming who we were meant to be. The experiences of our  lives area the vehicles that get us there.

My  favorite:

You get in life  what you have the courage to ask for.

Impact!  also points out that women's ability  to multitask is not always strength.   We tend to do so many things (and at the same time) that we don't find  the time to hone in on what we really need to do.

The book is also  not geared toward a woman becoming a success in the world of whatever business  she chooses-it's also written to help those whose deepest desire is to be a  stay at home parent realize that this is her goal and help her to attain it as  well.

Solomon has  written this self-help book for the "every" woman.  And let's face it-we all want to feel  as if we have made an impact in our world-that alone is being  invincible.

Carine Nadel is a contributing writer for Stop by to read Carine's What's Cooking Column on our home page.

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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Max0125 wrote Dec 22, 2009
    • Thanks for sharing the book. I just ordered it!

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      Carine Nadel wrote Dec 22, 2009
    • Nancy will be happy-I don’t usually get much out of self-help books, but this time it made me realize I have to stop fearing what others say and just get writing that book.

      you know, I’ve already written the outline and started a chapter????

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      Max0125 wrote Dec 22, 2009
    • Congrats on outlining your first chapter! Is it the book about the relationship between Mother and daughter in laws?

      Recently, I took an inventory of my life and I was amazed at how much fear appears in my life in under the veil of perfectionism. I procratinate on doing certain things such as writing because I fear that it won’t be perfect. My goal for 2010 is to write more and I am actually looking into hiring a writing coach and taking classes to support my efforts.

      Good luck on your book. Keep us posted.

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      Carine Nadel wrote Dec 24, 2009
    • good for you max0125!  and yes, it is the book on MILs.  Not just for DILs-but MILS in general.  I’m sure there are plenty of sils who’ll be willing to share the good and bad ones as well!

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