Book Giveaway: Strip Off Your Fear

To celebrate Laura and her kick-ass reemergence into a new, more positive world, I’m giving away a free copy of Betsy Talbot’s Strip off Your Fear: Slip Into Something More Confident. I’ve been a big fan of Betsy and Warren’s Married With Luggage blog ever since a friend turned me on to them and I began following their amazing journey around the world.

Why do I love them so much? Because they actually followed their dream, and now they’re all about helping you follow yours.  Betsy in particular is hell-bent on helping other women shake the “Good Girl” shackles so many of us seem born with.

Check out this product description from Amazon (available in paperback or Kindle) for more info:

You’ve spent all your time and energy making everyone else’s lives better and they all think you’re great – because you are! But isn’t it about time you paid a little attention to yourself?

Learning to speak up, say what you want, and stop worrying about what everyone thinks is the fast track to Living the Good Life. In Strip Off Your Fear: Slip Into Something More Confident, author Betsy Talbot takes readers through a sexy striptease of the emotional layers that keep women from fully expressing their wants, needs, and dreams to the people they know and love.

If you can’t say it out loud, you’ll never make it come true.

The book contains many personal anecdotes of the author’s transition from a self-described ‘Good Girl’ in conservative small-town USA through 10 years of changes that led to traveling the world at 40 with her husband Warren. In her signature style, she marries learning with action, using deeply personal stories to illustrate breakthroughs and then guiding the reader through exercises to reveal their own flawed and fabulous selves.

This is not a subject to keep to yourself. Betsy has included a section at the end of the book on how to start the conversation around fear and confidence with friends with thoughtful questions, a menu, a signature cocktail, and even a soundtrack to get it all started.

Her message is simple:

Speak up. Be proud of who you are, what you know, and what you do. Help other women do the same.

When you change your world for the better, you make it better for the rest of us.

Love it!  I’ve been slowly working my way through the book ever since I got myself a copy, and I’m finding that it’s useful no matter where you are in life.  Right now, I’m reading the section on work and posturing and all the crazy things we women entrepreneurs do to make ourselves appear successful on the outside.  I’ll write more about it as I go.  For now, let the games begin!

How to enter: Comment on this or any other post any time through April 28th and I’ll toss your name into a hat.  Every additional comment will get you another spot in the hat; forward a post or mention Reboot This Marriage on Facebook or Twitter (then drop me an email at tanja [at] tanjapajevic [dot] com to make sure I know) and I’ll toss your name in the hat twice.

At the end of next week, I’ll post the lucky winner.

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6 Responses to Book Giveaway: Strip Off Your Fear

  1. Eileen April 18, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    I think I need to read this book, even if I need to buy it myself. 🙂 Thanks for so often introducing me to things to help on the journey to being my best, authentic self. Btw, I like that she has a section on conversations with friends around fear and confidence – let’s talk! xo

    • tpajevic April 19, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

      It’s a great book, and my only regret is that Betsy doesn’t live closer because she’d be a blast to hang out with! I look forward to talking to you about this book–
      T

  2. Betsy Talbot April 18, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    Tanja, I’m excited you are spreading the message of confidence and speaking up! Whether you are rebooting a marriage, a job, or a life, learning to say what you want despite your fears is the key to getting the kind of life you want. And helping your friends do the same? That’s magic, and something that will create a better world for men and women.

    On Monday, April 23 I’ll be on a live virtual book club discussion hosted by Debb Whitlock of Femmenation Radio, and we’ll be taking questions from readers via Twitter and Facebook. If you want to get in on the conversation, sign up here (it’s free!): http://unbouncepages.com/stripping-off-your-fear/

    • tpajevic April 19, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

      I love that Betsy, thanks for letting us know! You and Warren are such an inspiration and I look forward to hearing about all the lives you’re touching with this book. What an interesting follow-up book that would make (hint, hint).

  3. Mary Faltynski April 19, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    Tanja,

    This year I’ve engaged in what I call “my fear project ” setting a goal to go something I’m afraid of weekly. Something’s have been small, but others intense. The family is all into it. The kids say, “Come on mom, face your fears. “

    • tpajevic April 19, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

      That’s awesome, Mary. I’m guessing it’s rubbed off on the kids, too. What a great legacy to leave your family.

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