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    Going Back To Basics

    Preparing to look deeply at yourself, your life and how you want your life to be is a moment of truth. Although it can be done gently, it can never be taken too lightly. After all, this is your life and it should be lived to its fullest.

    Perhaps the biggest commitment we can make while pursuing all the things we want and need, is the promise to take care of ourselves first. Only then can we truly be there for the many others that depend on us. To fail at self-preservation leaves our minds and bodies stressed, exhausted and incapable of sustaining a meaningful existence.

    It is essential that your overall health is good and that your relationships are intact so you are really free to focus on you. This book will help you take a look at your relationship to yourself and to others in your life. It’s too easy to gloss over the basic premise and just assume you’ll somehow get to taking care of “you” later. But often that extra time never comes. When you do nothing, nothing happens. To expect otherwise is to live in a fantasy world, where you may end up with many disappointments and failed longings. Yet, that doesn’t need to happen. And it won’t as you focus, even a little, on making time for yourself first. The practice of really taking care of YOU; of identifying what your needs are and scheduling this time in first, can become a new way of living life.

    Are you the type that fills your calendar up with all the things you need to do, and if there’s an hour left over by Sunday you treat yourself to something special: a movie, golf game or a late night bath? Or, rather than enjoying a simple pleasure does even that time get used up with scheduling the week ahead? Face it, laundry, dishes and errands are inevitable and endless. What will it take for you to slow down or to make quality time to tune into your needs? Are you waiting for something to happen to you or a loved one that will finally get you to stop “the runaway train?” You can plan better than that, and I’ll show you how.

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    My mother and the parents of two of my closest friends, all had triple bypass surgery last year. Luckily, modern surgery could put them back together. However, we can’t let this become the norm. How we take care of ourselves on a daily basis will determine the quality of our health, our well-being and our lives.


    When I started running out of energy, I pushed myself harder. When I started gaining weight, I dieted. But when my stomach swelled up like a basketball and stayed that way, I knew something was wrong. I had a tumor on my ovary. I’m not sure anything short of a crisis would have really slowed me down. I hope you’re more sensible and responsive to your needs than I was.

    How often it seems to take some jolt to wake us up and say, “It’s time to make a change.” My surgery did just that. After five hours with my body cut open, I took a serious look at myself and how I was living my life.

    The operation really affected my self-esteem. My thoughts about myself and my entire perspective on life were turned upside down. I thought I was strong. I never expected my body to fail me. As a strong-willed person, I thought I could fix or make anything happen that I set my mind to. I was wrong, and unfortunately found out the hard way.

    I tried many alternatives to surgery. I felt such a sense of powerlessness that it made me quite humble. Finally, after much soul-searching, I succumbed to “go under the knife” and had the surgery I so desperately needed. The whole experience helped me realize that I was a human being made of flesh and blood, doing the best job I could. I also learned to take help when I truly needed it. My pride had initially gotten in the way, but the risk of losing everything I had worked so hard for opened my eyes and heart to what had to be done.

    As we learn to ask for help from friends and family, we can begin to feel different about ourselves and about our worth as human beings.

  • About the Author

    Marcia Wieder, CEO/ Founder of Dream University® is leading a Dream Movement. Whether teaching at the Stanford Business School, speaking to executives in China, or at Girl Scout Camp, her riveting style impacts audiences world-wide. She’s been coaching, training and speaking for 20 years and her inspiring message has touched audiences from 50-5000 at companies like AT&T and American Express.  The author of 14 books and a thought leader on vision, she has appeared on Oprah and the Today show, is the personal Dream Coach to Jack Canfield, stars in Beyond the Secret with Bob Proctor and is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council with John Gray, Lynne Twist and Marianne Williamson. As past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners she worked with former U.S. presidents, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and George Bush Sr. and as a columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle, she urged readers to take “The Great Dream Challenge.” Learn more about her at DreamUniversity.com or MarciaWieder.com

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Going Back to Basics

Would you like your life to be easier? Would you like more time for the things that matter to you most, like family, friends, travel, and your dreams? Are you ready to learn how to improve the quality of your life? In this book, you will be shown simple, yet profound changes you can make immediately to relieve yourself of stress, anxiety and burden. The author of the best-selling book, Doing Less & Having More, (seen on Oprah) Marcia Wieder, CEO of Dream University offers a creative and easy to use approach for taking control of your life once and for all.

This book includes:

  1. The Power of the Basics
  2. Hearing Wake-Up Calls
  3. Designing Daily Practices
  4. Using Critical Check-Ins
  5. Completing Incompletions
  6. Building Real Relationships

If you are tired of the rat race, the stress caused by watching CNN and feeling like you are living someone else’s life, learn powerful secrets to help you relax, be more productive and give you greater peace of mind. You can take control of your life with six simple yet powerful steps.

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