Save Your Inner Tortoise!

Learn how to Cross the Finish Line Joyful and Satisfied

by Carol Courcy

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 20/01/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781452539058

About the Book

On the cover of Carol Courcy’s SAVE YOUR INNER TORTOISE! is a photo of a tortoise wearing a helmet, a large red rocket strapped to its back and wheels! Carol laughed when seeing it for the first time as it “fit” with how she felt in her own life-- a bit exhausted by life’s demands and in need of protection as the helmet suggests. It was the rocket strapped to its back that compelled her to use the image on the cover. Those of us who hectically push our way through life need boosters to get ourselves through our many tasks and responsibilities. (Boosters like caffeine, sugar, long workdays, working on weekends and vacations or fitness classes to build stamina.) Carol thought many of her readers would find the cover humorous and a reminder of Aesop’s fable about who won the race between the tortoise and the hare. If you recall, the story is about a hare who ridicules a slow-moving tortoise. Surprisingly, the tortoise challenges the hare to a race. When the race starts, the hare speeds off leaving the tortoise far behind. Confident of winning, the hare takes a nap midway through the race. However, when it awakes, the hare sees the tortoise crawling slowly but steadily across the finish line. Only then does the hare realize the error of its strategy.

Like the hare, we exhausted self-sacrificing, never-enough overachievers assume that at our furious pace we can cross an ever-increasing number of finish lines. (We will get help or rest soon. And soon hasn’t come yet.) As with the hare, we too sometimes find out too late we have used the wrong strategy.

Is now the time to SAVE YOUR INNER TORTOISE? This is an ideal book if more of the same in your life is NOT an option. You will learn simple and effective ways to undermine undesirable patterns of self-doubt and second-guessing that fuel exhaustion and overwhelm.

The aim is to make your journey across your finish lines satisfying—RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING. If you bring genuine interest, leave the WHAT and HOW to Carol. Welcome!

About the Author

Carol Courcy is a Master Certified Coach serving clients and companies world wide for more than 20 years. But, 15 years ago, in spite of her outward success, Carol had become a habitual self-sacrificing, resentful, overachiever. Like kudzu, resentment had taken up residence in her emotional landscape. She was angry with her bosses for not giving her what she felt she deserved. Though it was painful, when Carol's “Aha!” moment arrived, she said a compassionate “Hello!” to her own inner tortoise and stopped strapping a rocket to her back 24/7. Carol came to understand her little pal's natural wisdom. Burning herself out had truly diminished the joy of her journey and put much of what she treasured at risk. So she designed the powerful but simple practices of emotional agility, with a commitment to help others save their inner tortoise too. Carol welcomes anyone familiar with burn-out, overwhelm, exhaustion, disenchantment desiring more joy and satisfaction from life.Also visit