Book: Now What?

Laura Berman Fortgang
Self Help
Penguin Group / April 2005
Trade Paper / 288 pages

In Now What?, pioneering life coach Laura Berman Fortgang shares the process that she has used so successfully with hundreds of clients to help them 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 shows how to identify what's missing in life, and how to set a clear course for realizing new dreams.

Readers will learn from the success stories of Berman Fortgang's clients, including:
  • a woman who left her unfulfilling job to discover the rewards of doing motivational work with professional athletes
  • a high-fashion show executive who found a more gratifying position helping adoption agencies around the world place children in need of homes; and
  • a highly paid corporate consultant who became a minister
For anyone who feels drawn toward a life-changing move but is not sure what exactly they want to do or how to move forward, this book provides a concrete, practical, and time-bound process for finding and pursuing a new path for your life. Full of inspiring and empowering exercises and tools, Now What? guides readers-day by day and step by step-through a ninety-day process that will lead to true life satisfaction and fulfillment.

I picked this book up because Review book

What I liked the Most? Finding Myself

What I liked the Least? Finding Myself

Review: You know there has to be some sort of divine entity, call it God, Goddess, Bob, or Source, it doesn't matter. I am going through a lot in my personal life right now and I get this book in the mail and it just makes perfect sense.

This book arrived in the mail on Monday, I took the little quiz at the front of the book, I finished reading it by Tuesday night and I am blown away. I will be following the 90 Days to a New Life Direction & look forward to posting my progress here on the blog. I took the quiz at the beginning of the book
  • My life is chaotic and out of control, True
  • I have no time for the things I really want to do, True
  • I have interpersonal conflicts in my workplace or at home, double True
  • My home and/or office environment is cluttered and not conducive to good work, double True
  • I am the sole provider or caretaker of my immediate and/or extended family, True x 4

So that means I need to start at chapter one (ironic ain't it) with "What you hate gives a name to what you want" Okay so now on to my first assignment. Homework, at my age, that sounds intimidating. After all, who wants even more work? But you know what, I am definitely worth it.

Recommended to: Anyone feeling stuck, definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for some real self-discovery.

Best Quote: "The goal, a happy life"

Challenges: 100+,


  1. I will be following your progress with interest!

    You will probably find that you remind yourself of lots of things that you already knew (about yourself, or life in general) that you'd just forgotten.

    Enjoy the journey! Fiona :)

  2. Thank you for your kind words Fiona! I am hoping to find myself again. I keep misplacing me. ;)