I have been reading Tara Rodden’s blog posts for over a year now. Each one has left me challenged to live a more balanced and productive life. But with that challenge she has also offered practical ways to achieve it. So when I was sent her new book I knew I was going to read something valuable. That assumption was confirmed. 40 Days Forward: Your Journey to a Life of Abundance and Meaning,Â is in its entirety, simple, digestible and doable. I have read many books on success, both for private and professional life. Many are good. One thing that most of them have in common is complexity to the solution they present. We all face challenges to balance and productivity. I came away from all of them with the feeling that I had yet one more thing on my plate. 40 Days Forward, in it’s four sections (Reflection, Planning, Letting Go and Giving) first take us into a good look and survey of our current state. Like taking a temperature, we need to first assess where we are and even how we got there. Next she explores both how we can get to our goal in 40 days as well as an honest observation of the resistance we will meet. In Letting go she takes the reader on a journey first of the ties that bind, and last what we can offer out of our new state. Throughout, the book is peppered with her own practices. One of I truly appreciate is the pattern of rest. I know a book is of value to me when I ask somewhere in the middle of my reading: I wonder how much a bulk order is? I asked that very question, and here is the answer. Â Bulk orders can be made at [email protected].
Now I need to read the book the way it was intended, in 40 days. Expect some good blog posts here inspired by my slow second time. 40 Days Forward is available at amazon.com.