Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Now What? : 90 Days to a New Life Direction

Summary by Publisher: In Now What? pioneering life coach Laura Berman Fortgang shares the process that she has used so successfully to help hundreds of clients make major changes in their lives. Whether it's moving on from a dead end job, discovering an entirely new creative outlet, or answering the age old question "What am I meant to do with my life?" this book provides a clear and infinitely practical 90-day program that can help you make major changes in your life.

For anyone who feels drawn toward a life-changing move but is not sure exactly what to do or how to move forward, Now What? provides a concrete process for finding and pursuing a new path in life. Full of inspiring and empowering exercises and tools, this book guides readers-day by day and step by step-through a 90-day process that will lead to true life satisfaction and fulfillment.

Review: Now What?: 90 Days to a New Life Direction by Laura Berman Fortgang is a guidebook for people stuck in a career they no longer love (or never did) and want to know where and how to begin again. Transitioning to a new career is often an anxiety ridden process. Berman Fortgang is living proof that one can leave behind one dream (singer/actress) and successfully embark on a new path (career coach).

Now What seeks to sweep away the “stuck in the headlights” angst with a ninety day action packed plan. According to Berman Fortgang “career and life satisfaction stem less from what we choose to do for a living, and more from who we get to be everyday while we are performing those tasks.” The first part of Now What involves finding your “Life Blueprint” (purpose/it). After uncovering your Life Blueprint the rest of the book details the mechanics of implementation.

Now What is filled with revealing insights that run counter to conventional wisdom. For instance, Berman Fortgang notes that just because you are good at something doesn’t mean you have to do it. Rather having a strong connection to the field/skill is the key factor. In addition, Now What deftly navigates the logistics of starting over such as how to afford a career change or what to do if your new path involves significant educational preparation.

In these turbulent economic times, with new corporate lay offs announced daily, Now What may be just what the doctor ordered.


  1. This sounds interesting.I have always been amazed by people who right in the middle of one career decides to start studying towards a completely different one.This is one of the great things about this life.The sad thing is most people get bogged down by debt and are unable to take any chances beyond their current job.I guess the big secret is to get rid of debt first and then embrace adventure...

  2. Yes I agree debt is a big part of reluctance to switch careers!