Summary of Stand Up For Your Life

Develop the Courage, Confidence, and Character to Fulfill Your Greatest Potential

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Stand Up For Your Life book summary
You can be great if you are willing to center your life around your core values — and don’t let anybody push you around.


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If you want to run your own life - and who doesn’t? - Cheryl Richardson will tell you how. The first step in her program is getting a clear sense of who you are and what you want. Then, tap into your inner power to develop the courage and confidence to move ahead. Richardson’s examples from her personal life and from her clients’ stories add lively human interest, and her comprehensive step-by-step program might intrigue many readers, particularly those who have just started reading self-help literature. Otherwise, this is a repeat of a frequently taught lesson about how to decide what you want and take steps to get it. Her exercises can help you clarify your goals as well as find and destroy any emotional barriers standing in your way. recommends this book to readers, particularly women, who haven’t already been down this path and absorbed this message; you will find that Richardson is an encouraging cheerleader.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to determine your main purpose in life;
  • How to have more inner power and get what you want; and
  • How to say "no" and overcome fears that block your goals.


Great Potential
As Snoopy once said, "There is no heavier burden than great potential." If you want to zap your potential into high gear and make it actual and powerful instead of unrealized and dormant, develop it by standing up for your life. Gain the power from within yourself...
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About the Author

Cheryl Richardson, a coach and workshop leader, also wrote Take Time for Your Life and Life Makeovers, which won the 2000 Motivational Book Award from Books for a Better Life. She co-authored The Mind-Body Makeover Project with Michael Gerrish. She was the first president of the International Coach Federation and holds one of the first Master Certified Coach credentials. Her work has been covered widely in the media, including numerous appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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