New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) February 01, 2016
Very few books hit # 1 on Amazon.com, especially by a first-time author and usually never on the very first day. A new book by Tina Meilleur, founder of life and business coaching company Design Your Success, has done just that. Her book, Your Next Chapter: Five Steps to Creating the Life of Your Dreams, is a step-by-step guide for the millions of people who crave a more rewarding life but just don't know how to get started.
Surprisingly, one of the biggest obstacles preventing people from enjoying a better life is their past success, because they feel change might cause them to lose their success. People perceive the stakes are high but this doesn’t have to be true, and Your Next Chapter shows how change can be positive.
The author takes her readers on a journey of self-discovery which challenges the beliefs that may be keeping them from realizing their dreams. This journey has its origin in what the author learned after a surprising layoff from a high-level job of more than 15 years. Rather than go back into a high-level corporate role, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a life and business coach. She had to completely reinvent herself, beginning with learning how to leverage her past experience in a whole new way. The result was her development of a proven five-step process called CRAVE™:
1. CHOOSE – They will choose to put themselves first and then choose their area of focus for their Next Chapter.
2. REIMAGINE – They will envision their Next Chapter as one that is more aligned with what they truly want from life.
3. ACT – They will not only create a plan to achieve their most meaningful Next Chapter, but will put it into action.
4. VALIDATE – They will check in with themselves regularly to ensure they are pursuing their deepest desire.
5. ENJOY – They will learn how to enjoy the journey and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.
Because life expectancies are increasing, there are now opportunities to have both a “working retirement” phase and a “leisure retirement” phase in your life. This allows people to use their past experiences to create an opportunity to “blow it out of the water” with a second, more fulfilling career and have it be something that they absolutely love. This “working retirement” phase can actually last 20 to 30 years.
Here is a quote from the book:
"The traditional linear life model of working and then retiring for leisure doesn’t hold any longer. Evidence suggests you will go through several phases of work and levels of engagement in the workforce before you hit that leisure retirement threshold much later in life."