Maggie Huffman

Whoops! I Forgot to Achieve My Potential

How did I get here?

What happened to my life, my dreams, and my bright, shiny future?

When did I stop being smart and high potential?

Do I need a career change?

What’s my purpose?

Isn’t there something more I could/should be doing?

How do I find meaning and challenge?

Is it supposed to be all about work-life balance and avoiding burnout?

Is it too late to make changes and get back on track?

And how do I make changes that stick?

I’m afraid that I’m stuck with this life, stalled, and that maybe I’ve settled. If you’ve been thinking any of these things, you’ve found your book! Whether you are struggling to launch your dreams or experiencing that mid-life career funk, get ready to be lured to the bright side. This is Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron meets Bossypants by Tina Fey.

Maggie Huffman woke up one day and found that she was caught up in the struggle to find career/life balance, and that wasn’t at all what she had planned. Somehow, life had just “happened” and she didn’t actually remember making any big decisions to get there. She was so far off track from what she had hoped her life would be – back in the days when she had potential. How to get back on track? She took what she had learned from running large corporate projects and added in elements from her experience as a multi-faceted life coach. She created a “personal change management strategy” and tools to go beyond coping with personal change into the realms of actively defining and choosing – and engineered her own life transformation.

Maggie shares with the readers her process of self discovery for reconnecting with their dreams, talents, health and spirit in order to redefine where they want to go and to begin living their authentic life. Along the way, she also shares some very solid tools to make plans and changes that stick.

Through this process you will:

  • rekindle hope and possibility
  • discover your talents and super powers
  • clarify your vision of how you want your life to be
  • choose what changes you want to make – large or small
  • learn the tools to make the changes & make them stick
  • recognize inspired action

Wtf?!? I Still Believe This Sh*t?

Are you tired of thinking that you’ve got things under control, you’re finally making the changes you want, you’re on your way….and then BLAM something happens….and you are back where you started? It’s another WTF?!? moment, and you are sick of it happening over and over and over again. Maybe you feel a little embarrassed because the same shit keeps happening. You’re a smart person, right? How can you not be getting this right? You thought you were making progress!

Look, it isn’t your fault. You have some outdated beliefs. You’ve had them for so long that you probably don’t even know that they are there, or what they are! They are sneaky little sh*ts, and they are hard to find. They keep sabotaging and undermining you, without you having a clue that they are to blame.

If you are bright, but you can’t seem to figure out why this stuff keeps happening, then this is the book for you! It’s a fun, funny, serious, deeply personal and powerful conversation, as the author leads you through a very clear process to:

  • Understand how and why you came to have beliefs.
  • Find the outdated beliefs that are sabotaging your happiness and success.
  • Identify how they impact you, what they keep from being and doing.
  • Choose to update (or upgrade!) the outdated beliefs.
  • Support the updates with new thoughts and habits.

It’s a bit like a “three books walk into a bar” joke: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (the Bloggess), Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling and The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer, and the punch line is some awesome new cocktail, with a woo-woo twist.

This is Maggie Huffman’s second book, a follow up to her bestseller, Whoops! I Forgot to Achieve My Potential

Oh Snap! My Career Is in Crisis

Are you in a career crisis?

Thinking, no, dreaming about changing jobs? Or companies? Or careers? Are “should I stay or should I go” the lyrics for your current earworm? Or does it feel like the choice was or shortly will be made for you? Are you barely surviving the stress of your current career? Do you think work/life balance is a breed of unicorn? Maybe the life of a barista sounds incredibly appealing. Or maybe you got the big promotion, but it just wasn’t as magical as you thought it was going to be. There are a lot of types of career crises…are you in one? If you think you are, you are – it’s that simple.

Your first instinct is to jump into action to fix it. STOP! You need a strategy! Don’t go update your LinkedIn profile, or email your resume to headhunters, or start calling your network. Wait on all that before you create a big mess of frantic activity! The first thing you need to do is read this book!

Your career is important. It’s approximately half of your waking life. Your identity is really tightly wrapped up in what you do. Your next move should not be in reaction to what got you into your current career crisis. Your next move should be a strategic move, designed to get you where you want to be in the short, medium and long term. This book gives you a process to navigate your crisis and:

  • apply some immediate first-aid
  • get clarity on what you want
  • open up your eyes to the real opportunities around you
  • make choices that fit with your life
  • craft your personal strategy and success plan
  • get out of crisis and into inspired action

This book is a bit like a dry martini: 4 parts pure, distilled Maggie Huffman, 1 part Art of Work by Jeff Goins, with a splash of What Color Is Your Parachute by Richard N. Bolles. Most importantly, it’s shaken, not stirred.

This is Maggie Huffman’s third book in her Unlock Your Potential Series, following up her bestsellers, Whoops! I Forgot to Achieve My Potential and WTF?!? I Still Believe This Sh*t?