We all carry around old baggage, destructive habits, obsolete “friendships,” and counterproductive beliefs—and every day, they pull us a little further away from what we really want. We know we need to change…so why can’t we?
“Most of us try to change for years, without that change ever becoming permanent,” says Alan Weiss. “We are left wondering how we will ever be able to become the people we want to be—the people we know we can be.”
According to Weiss — who joined forces with Marshall Goldsmith to write Lifestorming: Creating Meaning and Achievement in Your Career and Life — there is no quick-fix answer to profound personal transformation. However, change is possible once we become willing to be guided by expert insight and deep introspection.
Lifestorming is a practical handbook on how to reorder your life and take a giant leap toward achieving your most cherished goals. It draws on the lifetime experience and insight of its author team, who together have a combined output of nearly 100 books on human behaviour.
This down-to-earth guide will help you learn not only why you do things the way you do them, but also how to do them better. You will discover a new way to think about your goals—why you chose them, how you can achieve them, and how they can evolve over time to reflect your changing priorities.
The authors have developed a “Lifestorming Test,” which allows you to assess your current state in concrete terms, and assess your ability to change and adapt. From there, it’s about identifying people, actions, habits, and beliefs that either support your personal and professional growth or hold you back.
For example, Goldsmith and Weiss outline the six building blocks of character. They also help you challenge your belief system, develop a leadership mindset, and overcome the stumbling blocks that keep you from success.
“We often don’t realise how much of our natural default is established by others,” says Goldsmith. “Whose goals are you working toward? Are you measuring your progress with the correct yardstick? This book shows you how to take a step back and compare your life today with the future you want—and build a plan for changing track toward constant evolution and growth.”
“If you’re ready to shed your old baggage and allow yourself to grow in ways you never thought possible, then this is the book for you,” says Weiss. “You will discover what it takes to redesign your life, friends, behaviours, and beliefs in order to move closer to your goals every single day.”Buy from Amazon | £21.99 - Hardcover