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Being a Tortoise in a World of Hares


What‘s a “Tortoise” ? ?

A "Tortoise" is someone who has big dreams, goals and ambitions, but is challenged (and frustrated) by limited energy, time or other limitations.

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Tortoise Workbook

The Tortoise Workbook

Strategies for Getting Ahead
at Your Own Pace


Being a "Tortoise" (someone with ambitious goals, but limited time or energy) can be a challenge, but with the "The Tortoise Workbook: Strategies for Getting Ahead at Your Own Pace," you'll be a pro in no time.

With this hands-on workbook, you will:

  • Learn about and identify your "Tortoise issues"
  • Look at the positive aspects of being a Tortoise
  • Learn about some Tortoises who have succeeded on their own terms, despite their Tortoise issue
  • Discover how to turn your limitations into strengths
  • Work with 31 strategies for managing your time and energy
  • Access 40 reusable worksheets to help you maximize your resources

The array of tools and techniques will allow you to choose the ones that work best for you and become an expert in getting ahead in your own way. With its PDF format, you can print out clean copies of the worksheets at any time, and links to all the resources will take you right to the Internet.

"I purchased The Tortoise Workbook, read it cover-to-cover, and I love, love, love it! The content and exercises are wonderful and I finally feel like I will reach my goals; and that some are already in process for me. I truly am a Tortoise and now I know it's ok to achieve goals at my own pace. Thank you so much for creating such an empowering gem of a book."

~~ Joellyn Wittenstein Schwerdin, Career Success Coach

"This is an insightful and extraordinarily thoughtful book for those among us who want all the good things that life offers, but feel that the demands of our warp-speed world are overwhelming. "The Tortoise Workbook" is useful in providing strategies which each unique individual can use to strengthen, modify and transform their personal world, so that they achieve what is actually most important to them. This is a truly significant -- and enjoyable -- work that I enthusiastically recommend to anyone who wants a more satisfying life."

~~ Shanna Richman, Ph.D., Psychologist

"'The Tortoise Workbook' is down to earth, easy to read, engaging, practical, enjoyable, gentle, moving, humorous, helpful, thought-provoking, stimulating, challenging, organized and intelligent."

~~ Michael Sean Collins

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Format: Softcover

Size: 8 1/2" x 11", 102 pages

Retail Price: $20.
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Format: E-book (PDF)

Size: 8 1/4" x 11", 102 pages

Price: $16

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The Tortoise Guide

Starting and Building a Private
Practice … at Your Own Pace


The Tortoise Guide: Starting and Building a Private Practice … at Your Own Pace guides new entrepreneurs through the steps of starting and running a private practice, whether it be as a life coach, bookkeeper, massage therapist, graphic designer or any other solo business.

The clear, simple steps demystify the process and make it feel possible for a "propreneur" – someone who has a skill they want to market that requires establishing a business. You’ll learn:

• how to address your concerns about starting your own business so that your fears and apprehensions don’t stop you from creating the business you dream of

• making the transition from a salaried employee to being your own boss while minimizing the risk

• creating a vision and brand for your business

• the nuts and bolts of setting up a private practice

• the basics of marketing to get clients

• steps you’ll need to take to keep your business running smoothly

As a Tortoise (someone with ambitious goals, but limited time or energy), you'll take it one small step at a time!

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Format: Paperback

Size: 8-1/2" x 11", 92 pages

Price: $15

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Size: 92 pages

Price: $10

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Tips for Tortoises

Getting Ahead at Your Own Pace


If you're a "Tortoise" (someone with ambitious goals, but limited time or energy), this e-booklet offers you 14 tips for managing yourself and your time so that you can accomplish more by persistently putting one foot in front of the other, like the tortoise in the fable.

Available in PDF format, this useful booklet also offers Resources with links to the books and websites mentioned.

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Format: E-book (PDF)

Size: 5" x 7 ", 24 pages


Suggested donation: $5


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