A Review of a New Book by Sam Bennett
“When you decide that, you want something and you move toward it physically, emotionally or spiritually, then your movement opens up new pathways by which things can appear in your life,” writes Sam Bennett in her new book, Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists (New World Library, No
vember 15, 2016). “Even a very small step can cause a radical change in your relationship to the thing you want. Even a small shift in perspective can allow you to see new opportunities.”
Bennett’s mission is to help people get unstuck, focused and moving forward to achieve their goals. Nineteen years ago, she was stuck herself: couch-bound and depressed and not in the mood for a famous self-help book her friends gave her to cheer her up. But when she applied its ideas, she became a believer and now offers readers in this book 66 easy, doable changes they can make to reach their dreams.
These shifts can support you to amp up your intuition, get over fear of success, choose the right project for you, and build your “tribe” of like-minded people who will support, celebrate and cherish their involvement in your life
The book includes steps like getting your cell phone out of your bedroom, turning complaints into requests and releasing what no longer serves you, all small enough to prevent overwhelm. Other exercises center around embracing selfishness, hearing your heart rather than your obsessing mind and noticing the good, even if its just the leftover pizza in the fridge.
“No matter how long you’ve been dreaming your dreams, they are still alive, still possible,” writes Bennett. “Just because they haven’t happened up to now doesn’t mean they won’t happen. And just because your life, career, or projects haven’t gone the way you may have wanted doesn’t mean they are not going well. No matter what has happened to you up to now, you have an opportunity to create a new story, beginning right now.”
And that story can be one of joy. “That’s what this book is for: to help you make the little changes that will lead to big joy,” writes Bennett. “And big joy can make a big difference.”
Sam Bennett created The Organized Artist Company to help creative people move forward on their dreams and goals. She is a writer, actor, teacher and creativity/productivity specialist who has counseled thousands of artists and entrepreneurs on their way to success. Visit her online at: