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Book Review: ‘Life Well Spoken' by Kris Prochaska on Blogcritics.
December 20, 2013
Life Well Spoken:
New Book Reveals the Amazing Power of Listening to Your Intuition
If you feel you’re just not good enough, if you have self-doubts, and if you think what you want in life can never happen for you, it’s time to silence those negative voices in your head. There is a better voice to listen to—your Inner Voice, your intuition, the voice that truly knows what is best for you and is willing to be your friend rather than sabotaging you constantly.
Kris Prochaska, an intuitive consultant and leadership coach, has helped hundreds of people overcome negativity and low self-esteem to realize the great lives that are possible for them once they free and listen to that Inner Voice. Now she shares her advice, wisdom, and joyful spirit in her new book Life Well Spoken: Free Your Inner Voice and Prosper.
Kris begins by showing how much she used to be like the rest of us, always feeling rushed, stressed, and second-guessing herself, and then she tells us how she turned that around for herself and how we can do the same. She next walks the reader through the Five Key Elements that affect our mindset: Body, Mind, Emotions, Spirit, and Energy, and she explores how each one affects the others. Through personal experiences, scientific research, energy psychology, spiritual lessons, and practical exercises, she reveals how to free your Inner Voice so you can have success.
In addition, this book includes numerous interviews from other women—both Kris’ clients and other successful women—who all share their own journeys for overcoming their self-limiting beliefs and learning how to listen to their intuitions. Not only did I appreciate all these stories, but I also appreciated how Kris shared her personal stories of times she did and didn’t listen to her intuition and the successes or problems that followed. I also enjoyed the powerful questions throughout the book designed to help you free your Inner Voice.
To give readers a taste of the book, I’ll quote two of my favorite passages. The first is an example of how sometimes we allow our negative thinking to “blind” us from reality:
“I had a client who was really worried about whether he would get a job he had interviewed for, and he was fretting about passing through all the hoops, one of which was passing a drug test (even though he didn’t use drugs and rarely drank!). He was so distressed about the interview that when he received a letter that said he had passed all the requirements for the position and would not be contacted further about the matter, all he saw was that he wouldn’t be contacted further. He never saw the critical piece of information that said he was hired and would begin in two weeks. He only saw that the letter was in reference to the testing and that he wouldn’t be contacted. He spent the whole weekend fretting about the job, until he had calmed down somewhat and was sharing the email with a friend and reading it aloud to her. As he did this, he was able to see literally what he couldn’t see only minutes before when he was so stressed out.”
While this example is a bit extreme, I’m sure many of us can relate to it. I think it perfectly depicts how we can sabotage ourselves and push away good because we get so caught up in fear and self-doubt.
The second passage has to do with our mindset about money, a mindset too many of us have:
“Look at vows of poverty—I mean really, making a vow of poverty to God? That is so counter to what God wants for us. It is a perfect example of negative, fearful energy and a negative feeling with negative results. But it’s made with the desire for a positive outcome—to be closer to God. ‘I want to be closer to God; therefore, I will take a vow of poverty so I never have to deal with money so I can be closer to God.’ It’s misdirected and coming from the place of thinking that it’s more spiritual to be poor than it is to have money and to have resources available to you, which you can use to carry out God’s purposes.”
I love this example because I wholly believe it is true—there is nothing wrong with having money so long as we use it for good. In my opinion, there is no virtue in being poor; sometimes it can’t be helped, but to seek out being poor, thinking that it is good for us and that God wants us to be miserably poor, is just plain self-limiting and irresponsible when you can do so much more good in the world when you have money. Thank you, Kris, for destroying this self-limiting belief for your readers.
Once Kris covers the Five Key Elements to listening to your intuition, she shows people how to apply what they have learned using The AligndsetTM Map so we can bring awareness to all parts of our lives, align with success, and design and live the lives we deserve. As she tells the reader early in the book, “YOU ARE ENOUGH.” Whether or not you believe that, you should, and this book will make you realize it on an entirely new level.
For more information about Life Well Spoken and Kris Prochaska, visit http://www.krisprochaska.com/life-well-spoken/.
— Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D. and award-winning author of Narrow Lives and The Best Place
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