Friday, September 9, 2011

The ME Project

I'm thrilled to tell you about a book that I read. The Me Project by Kathi Lipp is just what I need to help me with some goals I will be tackling in the future. I imagine that this book would be a valuable helper for anything from weight loss to writing the Great American Novel. The ideas for managing goals are only limited by your imagination  Take something you want and plug it into this book.

The book begins with Kathi's desire to live a certain life and shows you how she worked through these goals. The book is written from a Christian perspective that I wholeheartedly agree with. I believe that we have been given specific talents and abilities. We also have goals and desires, but like anything, God must be part of those plans.

After reading the book and hearing Kathi's pleasant and often humorous tone throughout, I can honestly say that I'd love to sit and have a cup of tea with her. Maybe she can join the Chats on the Farmhouse Porch. Non-fiction is much more enjoyable to read when you like the voice of an author.

My intent was to use this book to help me with a writing project, but I've enlisted so many  tools for my project that I read this without actually following the program. The project I'm working on is not too different from others I've done. I think that following the plan she has would be very productive and would be helpful for many, especially with a new venture. With the way I read it, I still garnered a large amount of encouragement and enthusiasm towards my own project. I would like to read it and follow the program when I'm not working 60 hours a week during the craziest time of year for our business(farm).

I have read many book on motivation, and even more on the creative process. They all seemed similar. This book is fresh. It isn't just a flow chart to follow. It has stories (Project Reports) from others who have gone down this road and  some awesome tips. The encouragement came through the pages. This isn't just for creative projects. It could be for other dreams too.

Here is the summary that came with the book. It's written by someone other than me, but I agree with the content. I guess you could say that I think any woman I know would enjoy this book.

(San Jose, CA) Has that rush to make (and break) New Year’s resolutions already waned? According to Daniel Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, taking small steps every day will not only help you stay committed to your goal, but will also help you ultimately achieve that goal when obstacles come up. Author Kathi Lipp wants you and your friends to live out those dreams—and have some fun along the way.

As women, we forget the goals and dreams of our younger years. The busyness of everyday life gets in the way. To-do lists replace goals. The Me Project provides women with fun and creative ways to bring back the sense of purpose and vitality that comes with living out the plans and dreams God has planted in our hearts. Kathi Lipp’s warm tone and laugh-out-loud humor motivates women to take daily steps toward intentional goals. The end result? We get back our lives and enjoy living in the confidence of a purposeful life in spite of our chaotic schedules.

This handy guide coaches women to do one simple thing toward achieving our goals each day for three weeks. A woman experiencing the exhilaration of a rediscovered life offers more as a wife, mother, friend, volunteer, career woman.

Allow me to introduce you to Kathi-

Kathi Lipp is a busy conference and retreat speaker, currently speaking each year to thousands of women throughout the United States. She is the author of The Husband Project and The Marriage Project, serves as food writer for Nickelodeon, and has had articles published in several magazines, including Today’s Christian Woman and Discipleship Journal. Kathi and her husband, Roger, live in California and are the parents of four teenagers and young adults. For more information visit her website:

 Kathi- as they say these days, "You go, girl!"


  1. It sounds like the kind of self help book I would read. I have lots of motivational books in my own library and after I read them I use some of their suggestions and I must admit that I get something from most of them. It sparks my awareness. I hope that you will be able to focus your energy on your writing as soon as the pace slows down. I know what you mean by being busy on the farm. JB

  2. Sounds like something I might read. I always enjoy books like this and yes, you are so correct in saying you have to like the author's voice.
    I am glad you found something that can help you get to your book. You are just a very busy working woman with lots and lots of hats. :)
    Have a lovely weekend.

  3. A friend recommended the same book to me just a few days ago! Now I will definitely be ordering it.

  4. I'll have to add this to my list of "must reads"!! Thanks for the review!!! HOPE you're having a great weekend!!!

  5. Ok my dear, I just downloaded this book on to my Kindle. Speaking of.... My Kendal (oldest child) is still interested in being a pen pal to your daughter. This month is pretty darned crazy for her because silly Mom said, "Sure you can try volleyball while you are still playing soccer" (See this is why I need to read this book!) Let's get them together if you are still interested.

    Happy Weekend!

  6. Hi Patrice
    I'm here sorry that I've not popped over in a while, to tell you the truth I'm behind with all the blogs a love to visit!!
    Let me tell yea, I know all about me projects, only the other day mom left me at home so she could go out and take photos of Horse's The Cheek of it, she said it was me time she needed.
    Just typing this out I remembered you like horse's, if you'd like to see the photos, there on MY flicker page, see she dosen't even have her own page!!

    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  7. Now this looks like a good read! I'll have to check it out!

    BTW, where have you been?!


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