Thursday, February 24, 2011

Review: The Me Project

The Me Project: 21 Days to Living the Life You've Always Wanted

Are you living out your God-given dream for your life?  Have daily demands put your dream on the back burner?  Would you be able to set aside a few minutes a day for 21 days if it meant moving forward with that dream?   What if I told you that you could Kick Start Living Your Dream right now?

Kathi Lipp explores those very questions in the book The Me Project: 21 Days to Living the Life You've Always Wanted.  God has given each one of us dreams and aspirations but we are not all living out those dreams.  Some people are held back by fear or by the daily demands of life.  Some are held back by finances or lack of confidence.  Some people aren't even sure what their God-given dreams are.

Lipp starts out by offering a visible way to examine what your dreams are.  She recommends starting a 50/50 journal - 50 things that you want to do in the next 50 years.  Those are your dreams.  They can be anything - get your nails done, travel for a month, or be on TV.  After pondering your dreams, she asks you to choose one to work on for the next 21 days.  Then she talks about the importance of accountability and finding other women to keep you accountable as you move towards that goal.  Lipp even includes an accountability covenant for you and your friends to fill out which states that they will encourage you to keep moving forward toward your dream.  The rest of the book consists of 21 days worth of projects - tangible, measurable things - that you can do to be one step closer to your dream.

This book is very easy to read.  Kathi Lipp writes in a fun, conversational tone that makes you feel like she is sitting right next to you sharing her wisdom over a cup of coffee.  She is very frank about hard times in her life and never once makes the reader feel like she is a perfect woman who has it all together.  She offers solid advice and specific actions in the each project that help you think about and move closer to your goals.  The projects are all in line with the Bible and every step is covered in prayer.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is ready for a change in their life or even those who are considering a change but may not be ready yet.  It encouraged me to start a 50/50 journal for myself, and to begin my own 21 day journey toward fulfilling my goals and dreams.

Kathi Lipp
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:

**Want to get started pursuing your dream?  Check out Kathi Lipp's article Three Super Simple Kick Starts.

**Want to win a prize?  Just leave me a comment on this post and you are eligible to win the following:

Grand Prize Giveaway:
Deluxe Starbucks Coffee Gift Basket
  • Three 2.5-oz. bags of Starbucks coffee
      (Sumatra, House Blend, and French Roast)
  • Tazo black tea
  • Starbucks marshmallow cocoa
  • Almond roca
  • Almond roca buttercrunch toffee cookies
  • White chocolate and raspberry cookies
  • 2 Starbucks mugs
  • Keepsake black bamboo basket
              $62 value

I will be drawing a name from the comments on March 3.  That name will be entered with Kathy Carlton Willis Communications for a chance at winning the grand prize.  The grand prize will be awarded on March 7.

I was provided the book at no cost by Kathy Carlton Willis Communications.  The opinions are my own.  

And just for the record, I've never seen so many people named "Cathy/Kathi/Kathy" together in one post. :)

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a very good book. The timing of this post is very interesting, as another blog or two are posting about God-given dreams right now. Hmm....I think it's time to make a list of my dreams and start working towards them!! =]