111 Inspirational Life Purpose Quotes and Exercises to Find Your Purpose in Life

Be Your Best Self to Live Your Best Life

Non-Fiction - Self Help
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Reviewed on 12/17/2012
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Author Biography

Suzanne Strisower (1956- ) is a native San Franciscan who has lived most of her life in rural northern California. For thirty five years, she has guided people through life’s many changes as a psychic, social worker, hypnotherapist, life and career coach, author and radio show host. Her first book, “The Runes of the Four Realms,” is a new fortune telling oracle and divinatory tool for people of the new age. Her second book, “111 Inspirational Life Purpose Quotes and Exercises to Find Your Purpose in Life,” was written to help people systematically learn and know exactly what their purpose in life is. Her most recent book is more whimsical on the topic of life purpose and is entirely written using Twitter’s “tweet” format, it is called “One Hundred Eleven ‘Tweetable’ Life Purpose Quotes to Find Your Purpose in Life: A Book of Original Thoughts.”

    Book Review

Reviewed by Dr. Oliva Dsouza for Readers' Favorite

Life purpose needs to be understood from three dimensions: 3D, 4D and 5D. 111 Inspirational Life Purpose Quotes and Exercises to Find Your Purpose in Life by Suzanne Strisower teaches us just that. Through lovely quotes and exercises, one can discover the right way to carve out one's unique life path and become a lifestyle entrepreneur. Waters twelve principles of a new reality are beautifully incorporated into the book to help people identify their destiny and path in life. A list of tried and tested websites have been provided by the author to allow the reader to easily figure out some of the essential information required to zero in on their path. Through beautiful quotes, the author guides you and takes you to a different reality which most of us tend to ignore. Living with clarity and focus is very important in the little time we have on this earth. This book talks about how essential it is to have a "God's eye" view of every event in our lives.

For those having a midlife crisis, or for that matter any kind of crisis that makes them question the purpose of their lives 111 Inspirational Life Purpose Quotes and Exercises to Find Your Purpose in Life by Suzanne Strisower is the perfect workbook. Each of us has a different life purpose. This book is meant to provide a clear focus, meaning and direction to your life and it does so without a hitch.

Nicola Davies

111 Inspirational Life Purpose Quotes and Exercises to Find Your Purpose in Life by Suzanne Strisower is beautifully written. She provides exercises to help you discover your true life’s calling and helps you acknowledge your natural gifts and talents. She recommends a variety of spiritual resources to help you evaluate your life’s purpose.

I am at that stage where I am assessing my life. I have just started a new career which I am excited about. I was fortunate to come across Suzanne’s book as it has helped me piece together facets of my own life which needed to be understood. Had I received the book before, I probably would not have appreciated it as much, however as I am in my forties, with a new life ahead of me, I have been given a true gift, one which will serve me well to remembering my future life and dealings.

Whether you are a young adult just starting out in life or you are approaching midlife like me, this book will take you by the hand and gently help you understand your higher calling. It is a book of divine intervention itself and I sincerely hope Suzanne will receive recognition from helping people in difficult periods in life. It doesn’t matter if you are a successful business executive or a homemaker this book is a good exercise in understanding your true self and your unique life’s purpose.

Stephanie Dagg

111 Inspirational Life Purpose Quotes and Exercises to Find Your Purpose in Life by Suzanne Strisower is not just another book on the rather cluttered self-help books shelf. It makes you think. Actually formulating what your life purpose is something few of us really do. We tend to drift along and seek valuation from our salaries or our shoe collections. Strisower makes us sit up and take stock of where we are in life and forces us to see how much more fulfilling we could be making our lives. That is not as daunting as it sounds, with her guidance we can all become lifestyle entrepreneurs who are passionate and purposeful in what we do. She does this by presenting us with quotes from professionals, philosophers, poets, pastors and others offering explanations then providing us with exercises to do.

Strisower casts a wide net and brings in elements of mystic energy and spirituality into the mix, together with career, practical and psychological assessments we would expect. Our life purpose is multifaceted so we need all of these considerations. The author provides explanation and guidance to assess our needs, synthesize our insights and from there pinpoint our purpose and goals. What gives us joy? What corrections would we make with hindsight? What are we renowned for doing? These and many other questions make us put the time and energy to put ourselves first and think about who we are. The author points us towards resources to refer to as well that will help our self-education. Even the greatest self-help skeptic will find some interesting food for thought in this intriguing and well constructed book.

Mina Rivera

"111 Inspirational Life Purpose Quotes and Exercises to Find Your Purpose in Life" is everything that is promised to be. In the past 5 years I have been attending a lot of self-actualization seminars. Everything I have learned from those seminars I have found in this book. It starts with the recognition that something is missing in your life; accompanied by a yearning to be complete. Suzanne Strisower has made it possible for us to fill this yearning in her book. She starts our self discovery by leading us to websites where we could read or test our personality types based on eastern and western studies. She then introduces us to the simple and practical exercises to get in touch with our inner selves until we find our “life purpose” switch. After that she leads us to turn it on…and keep it on.

"111 Inspirational Life Purpose Quotes and Exercises to Find Your Purpose in Life" is a workbook that ensures that its readers find their purpose in life. Yes, it can be read in one sitting. But, just like any workbook, I got more out of it by re-reading 1,3, or 5 chapters a day. There is a lot to love about this book. I am going to start by stating that I love the formatting and overall appearance of the book itself. It has made the book very peasant to read for visual people like me. Secondly, I love the short chapters and simple exercises. It made me question if I really knew who I was and why I do what I do. In the end, this book helped me answer the question “If I am only considering my real essence, what do I really want (to do) in life?”

Charles Franklin

Strisower's book is a very unique workbook that encourages you to go beyond normal self-help workbooks. In this workbook, I completed activities that analyzed who I think I am, who I thought I was, and who I think I could be at every stage of my life from childhood onward. This approach, which I haven't seen before in other self-help workbooks allowed me the opportunity to view my life comprehensively, to find themes and trends that I might have missed.

This is not a straightforward, "journal about your life" workbook, rather it's an exploration with a lot of activities deriving from numerology, psychology, spirituality, and religion. One minute you might analyzing your childhood in terms of Maslow's hierarchy and the next you might be analyzing the origin of your name. In all of the activities, though, Strisower keeps pushing you to relate what you find to your own life. How did this shape who you are? What does it mean to you?

The only problem I had with the book was with some of the content. Almost midway through the book, the workbook shifts toward analyzing and understanding the midlife years (who I suspect is the target audience for this book). I have not reached those years yet, so it was a little hard at first to determine how I could apply that to my life.

Overall, this was a good workbook that will take some time to work through if you are open to ideas such as transpersonal psychology, some New Age spirituality, Jungian psychology, and Maslow's hierarchy of needs. For the comprehensive insight that this workbook provides, the time is worth it.