The Cure for the "Perfect" Life by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory is a look at the 4 "P" Bullies and 12 ways to stop trying harder and start living braver. The four "P" Bullies are: Perfectionism, People-Pleasing, Procrastination and Performancism. With humorous, yet true stories and unique candor, these ladies examine the Try Harder Living pit that many women succumb to and give hope and encouragement on how to dig out of that pit. They invite you to Braver Living Rebellion. There are four rebel personality types- Expressive, Analytic, Driver and Amiable. Each personality type reacts differently with the 4 "P" Bullies. This book is interactive and self-examining. Each chapter begins with a bully belief (ie. If I want something done right, I'm going to have to do it myself.) and a brave combat (There's more than one way to do it right.). There is a short quiz (they are all different), a story from a rebel, tiny acts of rebellion (ways to not try harder) and tips for each rebel personality type. The message they wish to convey with their readers is to leave behind the bully beliefs and embrace the freedom of choosing God's way and live in a brave new way.
I want to live the "perfect" life and the harder I try, the more frustrated I become. I wasn't made to live this way. I was made to embrace an imperfect life, but fully rely on God. As I read this book, I identified with many of the bully beliefs. Do I really live this way? I appreciate how brave the authors and contributors were to share real stories of real struggles, but also give a hope and vision for a better way of life. Do you struggle with any of the "P" Bullies? Then stop trying harder and start living braver! Get your copy today!
*I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the authors for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.*
About the Authors:http://www.KathiLipp.com
Kathi Lipp is the author of The Husband Project, The Me Project, The Get Yourself Organized Project, 21 Ways to Connect With Your Kids, and several other books. Kathi’s articles have appeared in dozens of magazines, and she is a frequent guest on Focus on the Family radio and TV. She and her husband Roger are parents of four young adults in San Jose, California. Kathi shares her story at retreats, conferences, and women’s events across the United States. Connect with her at www.KathiLipp.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AuthorKathiLipp, or on Twitter @KathiLipp.
Cheri Gregory is a Certified Personality Trainer; contributor to multiple books, including Wired That Way and 21 Ways to Connect With Your Kids; and frequent speaker for MOPS groups, women’s retreats, parent workshops, and educational conferences. She is also a high school English teacher and graduate student. Cheri has been “wife of my youth” to Daniel (her opposite personality), a pastor, for over a quarter-of-a-century; they have two college-aged kids (who are also opposite personalities). She blogs about expectations, “baditude”, and hope at www.CheriGregory.com. Connect with her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Cheri.Gregory.Author and Twitter @CheriGregory.
Check out these resources for the book:
Website Link: http://www.TheCureForThePerfectLife.com
FREE download of Chapter 1: http://www.thecurefortheperfectlife.com/downloads/chapter1.pdf
Facebook Page (aka “Braver Living Rebel Headquarters”):
PODCASTS: Listen to Kathi and Cheri (the authors) chat about the 4 P "Bullies."
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