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Why You Need Hitting Our Stride
Are you ready to have it all? The truth is women can do it and have it all – it’s not a myth. Women have more opportunities than ever before in the workplace, at home and beyond. By learning to harness your innate strengths, as well as learn from other women’s experiences, you can find the success and life balance that you’re striving for. And you can help other women along the way! Karel Murray’s new book, Hitting Our Stride: Women, Work and What Matters, uses humorous stories, surprising insights and thought-provoking topics to help you uncover the life lessons that lead to success.
Hitting Our Stride is based on the survey results of 168 successful women, and covers more than just the typical women’s issues of parenting and life balance. Combined with Karel’s humorous outlook and “nothing but the truth” approach to life, you’ll laugh, cry and nod in agreement over topics like:
- How to tackle fear and the unknown
- What to learn from the reflections of our past without living in it
- Re-discovering the importance of family connections
- How to make life-altering decisions and learn from others
- Overcome career challenges to find success
- How to deal with the next generation and help them along the way
Take a peek at the introduction to Hitting Our Stride: Women, Work and What Matters or listen to the intro and first chapter narrated by the author, Karel Murray.
Who is Karel Murray?
Karel Murray is an accomplished humorist, author and speaker who has appeared on several radio and television shows, and has had her articles published in national magazines. In addition to Hitting Our Stride: Women, Work and What Matters, Karel is author of Straight Talk: Getting Off the Curb and publishes a monthly newsletter – Think Forward!®. She provides on-site consulting to companies in a variety of industries, and hosts a weekly podcast series with expert interviews on: www.JustforaMomentPodcast.com.
In the News!
Book reflects on ‘Women, Work, What Matters’
By JOHN SKIPPER
MASON CITY — Karel Murray remembers a conversation she had with her mother, Dolores Kew, shortly before her mother’s death.
As Dolores sat rocking in a lawn chair in Mason City, she noticed two squirrels chasing each other across the grass.
“People are like that,” she said. “They race after whatever they feel is important and don’t ever seem to stop to take a breath. I miss that.”
Murray, who grew up in Mason City, said her mother shared many truths with her in her final days. “I didn’t agree with all of them but I listened,” she said. Dolores Kew died in 2007.
Kew’s reflective views on life gave Murray inspiration for her latest book, “Hitting Our Stride: Women, Work and What Matters.” read more»