A few years ago, I recorded a CD entitled, “Attitude is a Choice” which was a big seller. Then I recorded “Communication is a Choice” and it sold fabulously as well. I decided to make a series entitled, “Life Choices” using the words “Life Choices” as an acronym. Love is a Choice, Inspiration is a Choice, Family is a Choice, Empowerment is a Choice…well, you get the idea…As I was writing the script for the CD’s, I thought, “Why am I telling other people’s stories? Why don’t I ask them to write their own stories?”
I mentioned in one of my “Motivational Tidbits” motivational newsletter that I send out to about 15,000 people every month that I was looking for stories that fit specific themes. One hundred and twenty-five people sent me their stories. I picked the 25 that best fit my themes and added my own story, of course, bringing the total to 26 authors. If you look closely at the Index in the book,”Life Choices”, you’ll see that those two words are actually spelled out in vertical fashion by the first letter of each of the chapter titles. Of course, chapter titles had to be changed because if it was blah-blah is a choice over and over…the index would be quite boring.
Each story that was selected for the book is totally different from the rest. Each story addresses a different issue and choice that people may have to make during their lifetimes. These are not necessarily “feel good” stories. They are real stories of real people that reached into the depths of their souls (in some cases) to share painful things that have happened to them and what they did to turn their lives around. Some of them told me that writing their stories helped them to heal their own wounds. All of them said they wrote the stories with the desire that it would help someone else…give someone else hope…let someone else know that there is light at the end of the darkest tunnels.
This is a book for today…for the problems and issues that many of us are facing in these troubled times…from getting fired to losing all of our money…from being falsely accused and imprisoned to overcoming cancer. These are powerful stories. These stories show us how to recognize the power of choices and the role choice play in achieving the full potential within each of us regardless of our life circumstances.
It has been an honor to work with these authors to compile this book…. even more than that, it has been an honor to get to know the people behind the stories. They are an awesome group!
Judi Moreo is the author of You Are More Than Enough: Every Woman’s Guide to Purpose, Passion, and Power, and it’s companion, Achievement Journal. She is also the co-author and compiler of Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths (Turning Point International).
Judi is an award-winning businesswoman and motivational speaker. Her superb talent for customizing programs to meet organizational needs has gained her a prestigious following around the world. Her passion for living an extraordinary life is mirrored in her zeal for helping others realize their potential and achieve their goals. With her dynamic personality and style, she is an unforgettable speaker, inspiring motivator, and an exceptional life coach.
If you would like to find out more about the woman behind Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, visit www.judimoreo.com. If you would like to find out more about the book, visit www.lifechoicesbook.com.