You were created for a purpose, and it's time to make it happen. Make It Happen is the story of how I surrendered my fear, took the leap, and got a life. In my case, a perfectly imperfect, fulfilling life as a mama, a working woman, and a grateful wife. This is the story of how I chose to make "it" - a greater purpose than mine - happen, and how you can too. Make It Happen is for women who find themselves worried, anxious, and completely overwhelmed by the constant chase for perfection those seeking the courage to jump into a new venture working women who are struggling to "do it all" weary wives and moms looking for relief from burning the candle at both ends anyone who dreams of a life lived not by accident, but on purpose. Your time has come to take a leap of faith. Join me as we surrender our fears, end the chase for perfection, and say yes to cultivating the meaningful lives God desires for us. You know all those things you've always wanted to do? You should go do them.
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Was really looking forward to getting this seen alot on social site about it but i reached a quarter of the way through but couldn't finish as it was way too religious, God was too involved for my taste. Such a shame.
"Boring, rants about the same thing over and over"
I had great expectations for this book but Laura goes around the same problem over and over at the point it becomes suffocating to listen to a struggle that does not goes away.
It has sweet moments like the ones when she realizes the importance of her marriage and how not having time for family affected her relationship with her husband.
I wish I could get my credit back. Because there were no unforgettable knowledge left overs in me from her book.
Hope Laura is doing good and I am grateful she was brave enough to put her story out there, which its something millions of humans haven't had the courage to do.
"NOT WHAT I EXPECTED"
The Format was annoying. Every 2 seconds you were told to stop the recording and think about what she was saying. Then she wanted you to go to her website and watch some video.
No, I don't think so.
By far one of the best books ever! I'm actually going to listen to it again which I never do! I loved the very actionable items that Laura provided to fill our purpose! Thank you for sharing your story! May God bless you!
"Inspiring with a very tactful approach"
This book was much more than I expected. The author is also the narrator and she does a wonderful job sharing her stories of success and failures and how she personally learned to move forward. Casey really challenges you to dig at what is really down in your heart, getting at the root of your fears and hang ups. She gives you practical ways to tackle some of the most terrifying and intimidating things going on in your life and how to let God help you. She balances her action steps with scripture and offers many resources you can use (for free!) to help you get started.
This is not a book to listen to in the car because Casey intentionally makes it interactive-encouraging you to journal and write what's on your heart throughout the entire book. While I was initially a little hesitant, and quite honestly reluctant, I gave way and dove all in to Casey's lead. This process proved to be much more than I ever realized I'd signed up for. This book challenges you to clean out the junk clogging your heart from God and other important relationships in your life. Casey helps give you the action steps and encouragement you need to let go of whatever is holding you back, arming you with God's word, and giving you the direction and encouragement you need to move forward in everything God has called you to and placed on your heart.
Lara, I am very grateful you wrote this book, it found me right when I needed it. Thank you.
"I can't finish this..."
I read a few negative reviews but gave this a chance anyway... I should have listened to those negative reviews! I can't even listen to this book - she narrates like she's talking to children and then every couple of minutes says to stop the recording and journal/write about the topic. It's an audio book - I'm listening in the car.... Would probably be better as a hard copy book. I can't comment on content because I can't even tell you what it's about since I stop listening without realizing I've tuned out... I wanted to like it - I just can't :(
I wasn't expecting such a God-driven book, and although at the beginning I was a little taken back I was so glad I heard it. What a blessing. Eye opener. I am closer to my purpose and to God. Thank you!
I related so much to Lara's story even though our lives are different. Powerful.
Her voice is calm and beautiful.
A lot of aha moments and analysis.
Love the extras at her page!
"Would have been a better read..."
While good intentions, faith and positivity were not lacked in this narration, the authors voice was not fit for her own book. I could see her doing very well as a motivational speaker, but as an audiobook I felt like a preschool teacher was reading me to sleep. It was an actual struggle to get to the end of this book.
"A lot of religion"
I didn't realize how much she would go into religion and scriptures, etc. while I am not Christian, I am not afraid to talk about God. But didn't realize the extent she would go into it. Turned me off.
"very, very, very christian."
every third word is bible, god or Jesus. (And other religions dont really count) You will like it if you are a very focused christian. For me stuff like - "you cant trust your heart, you can only trust God and the bible." is really weird.
The author is a lovely lady, great narration and I love her very personal sharing of her story.
please add some sort of code or sign in the audible shop to understand that books have this deep christian / biblical perspective and dont sell it as one of general motivational or sprititual books.
I enjoyed the book. The majority of this book is on Laura's personal story and how she conquered her fears. Laura gives great action prompts throughout the book, but it's not until closer towards the end that Laura gives gold nuggets on productivity, accountability, self-care, and business. This book is faith/religious driven and perfect for those who are looking to renew their faith and take the leap.
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