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Creating Clarity & Connection

Creating Clarity & Connection by Robin Shukle

Blurb:

Reimagine Your Life in a Positive and Purposeful Way.

Creating Clarity & Connection provides life-affirming practices to bring meaning to your self-discovery journey. Whether you are just starting, restarting, or reviving your efforts to reconsider your life, you can:

  • Rediscover the things that make you happy,
  • Reclaim your sense of wholeness,
  • Reframe your life with a sense of purpose and perspective,
  • Remake your life in a positive and purposeful way.

Creating Clarity & Connection provides direction to begin pursuing your best life, the life you know is waiting for you. No getting lost, sidetracked, or hijacked.

The self-guided journal pages offer guidance to help you understand:

Where to start?

  • Happiness. Happiness is the key to shifting your perspective. Learn how to use Happiness Habits to infuse your life with simple moments that make you happy.
  • Start with the end in mind. Before you begin your journey, develop the insight and clarity you need to define what you truly want for your life.
  • Create an internal compass, a compass of your heart, to guide you as you navigate life in the direction of your dreams.
  • Define the directions in life that are most important to you. The directions hold the key to your wellbeing and connect you with your unique talents and gifts.

How to make lasting forward progress?

  • Notice and become aware of life around you. Deliberately and intentionally break free from existing intellectual routines. You can’t be open to what you can’t see.
  • Experience the value of stillness. Cultivate your ability to connect with your heart and listen to the still small voice within you. The ability to hear in the stillness takes practice.
  • Take action. Become deeply immersed and engaged in life by trying new things that will expand the realm of your experiences. These purposeful actions nurture your inherent curiosity., create intentions, and invite results.

Then what?

Let your life speak. By starting happy and starting small, you create the mindset and perceptive needed to work your way toward the life of your dreams. Your life will continue to unfold with each action you take.

How this approach was developed

The life-affirming practices outlined in Creating Clarity & Connection came from the experience of someone who was lost. Someone who thought, despite years of trying, she would never find meaning or contentment in life. Someone who lived in fear that she would die without having found her authentic self or lived a purposeful life. That someone is me.

I developed the self-guided journal pages as a way of capturing the process of what happened when I stopped judging and comparing and started noticing. How, when I summoned the courage to be curious, when I took direct and purposeful action in my life, I was led to the place I need to be.

What makes this self-guided journal unique?

  • It’s all about you. It helps you unlock and understand the potential you already possess, helping you create your own way.
  • It’s filled with thought-provoking wayfinding quotes. The quotes help you stay focused on what is possible in life. They feed your dreams.
  • It is customizable. This is not a one-and-done solution. Rather, it is an approach you can use, refine, and redefine as you learn more about yourself and your life.
  • You can travel at a pace that works for you. There are no daily or weekly requirements or regimens to follow. Use the journal at a pace that works for you.

Start right here, right now to create the clarity to connect with your life.

Thoughts:

Positives:

This is an open-ended journal. You are meant to use it to tackle feelings of despair by being self-aware and true to yourself. The author Robin Shukle discusses daily occurrences or ‘crumbs’, which if you pay attention, would direct you in your journey to find meaning and happiness.

The book is easy to read and has many profound quotes. It also comes with a list of resources and worksheets you can use in your transformational process.

Negatives:

This is from the blurb: “The life-affirming practices outlined in Creating Clarity & Connection came from the experience of someone who was lost. Someone who thought, despite years of trying, she would never find meaning or contentment in life. Someone who lived in fear that she would die without having found her authentic self or lived a purposeful life. That someone is me.”

However, nowhere in the book did I find what her personal/professional struggles were or why she felt stuck and wanted ‘more’.

Without personal anecdotes, the book seemed like a rambling account of things privy to the author and those close to her. I felt that the whole book could be condensed into one long blog post. I could not connect with the book, despite it having quite a few good points.

Note: I received an advance review copy from BookSirens in exchange for an honest review.

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