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Traveling Hopefully

How to Lose Your Family Baggage and Jumpstart Your Life

Libby Gill, with a Foreword by Dr. Phil McGraw

St. Martin's Press

"This book is for real, because Libby is for real..."
- Dr. Phil McGraw in his foreword to Traveling Hopefully

Are you living a life based on who you really are or one built on outdated messages from your past? Is your past negatively influencing your present and potentially derailing your future? What if you could shift your perspective from limiting to liberating?

Now you can learn to let go of your baggage and create a life of passion and purpose. Success strategist and executive coach Libby Gill is your partner in life change as she shares her inspiring story and guides readers step-by-step through the journey of self-transformation.

With courage and candor, Libby poignantly discloses how she struggled with a family legacy which included divorce, mental illness and molestation, robbing her of her best possible life until she learned to dissect the past so she could direct the future. With a transformative process she calls the Five Steps to Jumpstart Your Life, Libby provides practical tools and down-to-earth insights that translate abstract concepts into concrete action.

The 21 Hopeful Tools are easy-to-follow exercises that take readers through this process, showing them how to:

*dissect the past to direct the future
*link internal clarity with external action
*create a Traveling Hopefully personal roadmap
*recruit a Support Squad to provide information and inspiration
*keep moving toward what you want and away from what no longer serves you

Filled with tips and tactics, personal accounts, and client success stories, Traveling Hopefully shows readers how to create big-picture visions and turn them into bottom-line action so they can lose their baggage and live the life of their dreams.

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Getting Past Your Past Understanding the Five Steps to Jumpstart Your Life

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive."
---Robert Louis Stevenson


I was my father's favorite. It would have been my oldest brother, David, but when he died I became not only the official middle child of the remaining five but also heir to Dad's affection, a limited, qualified affection, with many complex strings attached, although I didn't realize it until much later.

I always thought of my dad as sophisticated and charismatic, an accomplished psychiatrist and brilliant healer,
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Libby Gill, with a Foreword by Dr. Phil McGraw

  • Libby Gill is a success strategist, executive coach, and author. She created the comprehensive launch plan that catapulted Dr. Phil to the highest daytime television ratings since the launch of the Oprah Winfrey Show. She continues to manage the growing Dr. Phil franchise.

    As a success strategist and communication consultant, Libby's clients have included Paramount Television, McCann Erickson, and the National Federation for the Blind. She headed communication departments at Universal Television, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Turner Broadcasting's West Coast division. She has also been vice president of programming and development for Universal Studios USA. She lives in L.A. with her two sons.
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Traveling Hopefully

How to Lose Your Family Baggage and Jumpstart Your Life

Libby Gill, with a Foreword by Dr. Phil McGraw

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