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I'm sure I won't be the only person to open this book and feel that it's about being noisy and outgoing. The title is slightly misleading. I have read a few self-help books in the months since my husband died. I quickly warmed to this book when the author suggested becoming creative as I have found this advice so helpful and so true. The book is written with common sense and in an easy to read style. I particularly liked the format of Masterclass chapters with things to consider at the end of each one. It was interesting to read the author's own experiences. Live Out Loud gives you a lot to think about and plenty of suggestions to put into practice and is a very useful addition to this genre of books.
Christine Waddington, A LoveReading Ambassador
An intimate and openhearted exploration of what it takes for a woman to be fully and unequivocally Out Loud. Through a combination of storytelling and discussion, the book takes an honest look at how we all show up in the world and opens a space for any woman to recognise where she may be holding back so she can be herself with more ease. This book is for the Out Loud woman. She could be a woman of any age or from any background but what marks her out is that she has started to realise she’s never expressed herself fully as she knows herself to be. Perhaps she struggles to feel worthy and good enough due to feeling ignored, overlooked or invisible because of her age, outward appearance or what she perceives to be her lack of confidence. She wants to be more Out Loud but also feels she doesn’t entirely fit in. Even though she’s developed strategies to mask that sense of unease, she still yearns to feel more comfortable about herself as well as more self-accepting, authentic and real. Although the Out Loud woman is doing quite well in her work or business, she knows that if she’s ever going to reach the next level in her career, she needs to stand out more and be willing to take on more responsibility. She also knows that if she is going to be more real in her life in general, she needs to develop her awareness of who she really is in her heart and be more honest about her feelings and vulnerabilities. Above all, she longs to be able to show up fully in the world as herself, without feeling she needs to turn the volume down – or up – on who she really is.
|Publication date:||21st June 2019|
|Publisher:||Out Loud Books|
|Primary Genre||Self-help, personal development and practical advice|
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Highly recommended and one I will keep going back to well written and easy to read.
Wow this was a powerful read and something I will keep drawing upon. This is a book for all so no worries that this is for powerful women out there it is written for all of us. I felt at times this was directed at me and written for me as a person. I can be quiet but also aggressive/ assertive and this has helped me look at myself. The Chimp Paradox and this book go hand in hand. Highly recommended and one I will keep going back to well written and easy to read.
A very honest and open book.
Being out loud may sound like you are someone who doesn't care about anyone else but yourself but that couldn’t be further from the truth. We are taken through 27 masterclasses that make sure you think about yourself, have you lost some of who you are and where/what you want to achieve in life. A great book to make you consider who you are, do you just try to fit in, do you accept yourself. Many questions that only you can answer but will draw you to consider your own self but well done to the author for a very honest and open book.