Friday, September 3, 2010

Dare to Take Charge: How to Live Your Life on Purpose Review and GIVEAWAY

Dare to Take Charge: How to Live Your Life on Purpose 
For nearly ten years, Judge Glenda Hatchett has delighted TV audiences with a brand of justice that turns the everyday into something eminently watchable.

Her message can be distilled into the following two words: Dare Yourself. Whatever obstacles or fears one faces, Judge Hatchett's prescription implores readers to write their own story in this life. With care and conviction, Judge Hatchett uses real life stories from the courtroom and her personal life to counsel readers. Shows them how to find their true purpose and gifts, to be real about their reality and its potential outside of challenging circumstances, and to always be true to themselves.

Interactive as well as inspirational, DARE TO TAKE CHARGE challenges the reader to ask self-reflective questions that lead to moments of self-discovery and a defined pathway to healing. Daring her audience to study the positive with the same interest and intensity that they study the negative, Judge Hatchett uncovers the potential for grace and success in lives that are now punctuated with despair and unfaithfulness.

My Take: I have a confession to make.  I don't watch Judge Hatchett.  I have fundamental feelings about "reality t.v."  They aren't real.  But I make exceptions for reality dance and singing competitions.  This does not include "America's Got Talent."  Hooey!

So who is Glenda Hatchett?  Glenda Hatchette is a judge but she is a determined human being first.  Her reasons for becoming a judge in a family court were to simply make a difference and help people.  She started out as a corporate lawyer and enjoyed that career and its high salaried benefits but made different choices which offered different paths which she took.

Judge Hatchett is a no-nonsense kind of a lady.  She is respectful and true to herself.  She sees the good in people and reaches within herself to dig out her God-given gift of teaching a man, woman, or child to fish. 

Each chapter includes a single concept with an introduction.  She follows the intro with anecdotes to illustrate her points.  The personal stories she tells are compelling, heart breaking, and tear inducing.  She concentrates on hope, the ability for a person to change, and introducing an action plan.  A very specific action plan and hold yourself accountable.  She uses good common sense without being gimicky.  How dare you not expect great things from yourself?
I'm keeping this one for my own personal library.  I really did enjoy it that much.  I'll move Dr. Phil over.  Judge Hatchett is empathetic, action oriented, unconventional, and pro-kids.  She grew up in the south on the cusp of the Human Rights Movement.  However, she never uses the race card to elevate herself.  She might use it for another person, but only for those who were directly involved in the Human Rights Movement.  Her words and encouragement apply to ALL people.  Make your plans, plan on accomplishing your goals, recalculate when something changes, never, ever, ever give up, and give back to the community.

This book will hit bookstores on September 20th. Let's celebrate by giving 3 copies to a reader!

I'd love to make up a form and stick it right in here but I'm much, much to tired.

In the comment section, just include you email address.

Add a separate comment if you are a follower

One more comment to offer encouraging words.  Tell me to hang on.  Tell me I'll survive.  Tell me I'm wonderful or beautiful.

One more comment if you gave yourself a hug. Double happy points for hugging somebody else.

Open to U.S. and Canada.

Ends September 20th.

94 comments:

debbie said...

I would love to read this book.
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debbie said...

You are a special person, who takes the time to put so much into everything you do. Whatever is going on, will get better.
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debbie said...

I will give myself a hug, and my son gets one everyday,too.
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PoCoKat said...

Would love to win!

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PoCoKat said...

I follow on GFC.

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PoCoKat said...

You are great...it's a wonderful thing to host a blog!

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PoCoKat said...

Ok, gave myself a hug and the cat a hug!

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Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
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Wanda said...

I am now following you via Google Friend Connect.
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Wanda said...

I think you ARE wonderful for offering up such a terrific book as a prize. Thanks for doing so!
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Wanda said...

I hug my two boys and my hubby EVERY day! I love them!
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Kate said...

I'd love to win!

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ruthhill74 said...

Always willing to read a new book!

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ruthhill74 said...

your gfc follower

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ruthhill74 said...

It's tough for everyone right now, but you will survive!!

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ruthhill74 said...

Yep, I gave myself a hug. Gave my daughter a hug, too.

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sharon54220 said...

I would definitely love to win this book. I love Judge Hatchett.

Thanks for the chance.

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sharon54220 said...

I am a follower via GFC

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sharon54220 said...

Take one day at a time and things will get better.

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sharon54220 said...

I hugged myself, my bf and my cat

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karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this book :)

karenk
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karenk said...

i'm a follower :)

karenk
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karenk said...

email subscriber :)

karenk
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karenk said...

email subscriber :)

karenk
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karenk said...

i gave myself a hug today...

karenk
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Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Would love to win this one. I love books like this...I need all the help I can get! Thanks for the chance!

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Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I'm a follower.

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Hang in there, girl! You'll see, everything is going to work out fine!

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I gave myself a hug. And then I hugged my cat (everyone else is in bed)!

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I gave myself a hug. And then I hugged my cat (everyone else is in bed)!

Benita said...

I would love to read this book. Thanks for the possibility.

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Benita said...

I follow by GFC.

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Benita said...

You're doing a fabulous job, and you WILL survive.

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Benita said...

I hugged myself. Then I hugged and kissed my husband.

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J. L. Jackson said...

This book sounds awesome!

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J. L. Jackson said...

You make the world a better place with your reviews, keep it up!

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J. L. Jackson said...

I am a new follower!

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J. L. Jackson said...

I gave myself a hug today!

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orangecandycows said...

Thanks for the giveaway! (:

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orangecandycows said...

I'm a followers (:

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orangecandycows said...

I'm a followers (:

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orangecandycows said...

Err, -bows down- You're so great for adding so much stuff, I love reading your reviews and seeing what's new and good to read! I love giveaways too, but we all do ;D Thanks so much~ You're soo soo soo soo wonderful (: ♥

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orangecandycows said...

Does it count if my friend hugged me? :D I hugged my plushies too (: Especially my cute kangaroo plushie!

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HeadlessFowl said...

Would like to win this, to toughen up.

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HeadlessFowl said...

I am a follower.

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HeadlessFowl said...

This blog looks like tons of hard and dedicated work. Go you!

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Kelly L said...

I am a GFC follower
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Kelly L said...

You are doing a great job!
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dor said...

Sweet....thanks.
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dor said...

I follow....dor

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dor said...

Think of that song by I think it is Diana Ross. I will survive. I can see you dancing and singing it right now. :)

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dor said...

I am a hug machine...I'm reaching out for you right now. I am also very koooooky. lol. I hugged myself and hugged my sweetheart about 200 times today. He's lucky he's gone to work right now. lol

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Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Simply Stacie said...

GFC follower

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Rebecca Graham said...

Would love to read this.

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hendy said...

I would love this book!
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hendy said...

I am a GFC follower
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hendy said...

Hang in there, you are so funny and wonderful. YOU CAN DO IT!
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hendy said...

Not only did I give myself a hug but I have my boyfriend and step son a hug as well.
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Prize said...

I am facing some big changes and could really use a boost like this.
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Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

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Linda Kish said...

Maybe a Rockstar to drink will perk you up.

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Linda Kish said...

I give myself a hug...I deserve it.

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Linda Kish said...

Yesterday...last night, actually, I gave hugs to 4 wonderful people in my life. Does that count? Today, just my pets.

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misskallie2000 said...

Would love to read this book. The Judge is a hoot..lol

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misskallie2000 said...

I am a follower

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misskallie2000 said...

Things may look tough now but tomorrow is another day and it will get better. At least that is what my friends and family tell me. lol Just hang in there and you will overcome any problems.

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misskallie2000 said...

I hugged my 4 cats today. Does that count? lol
I just gave myself a hug and feel better already.

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Nancye said...

Sounds like a great book! Please count me in!

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Nancye said...

Follower

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Nancye said...

You are AMAZING!!!! :)

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Nancye said...

You are AMAZING!!!! :)

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Nancye said...

I just hugged myself! :)

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Nancye said...

I hugged my dog, does that count?

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spynaert said...

i hugged my wife and kid
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I would love to read Dare to Take Charge :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Publicly following A Musing Reviews with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

You're wonderful -and- beautiful!
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I hugged Scott before he went to bed :)
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Dina said...

I'd love to read this one, too. aitmama {{at}} gmail {{tod}} com

Dina said...

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Dina said...

Gave myself a hug, and some to my kids, too! aitmama {{at}} gmail {{tod}} com

LAMusing said...

Count me in please
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LAMusing said...

Most of us acknowledge change is hard... but when things aren't going the way we wish, then change is very welcome indeed. So - know that things never remain static - they WILL change. Hang in there :)

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LAMusing said...

I follow on GFC
I follow because you have created a wonderful blog - thank you!
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Bingo said...

I'd love to win this book...thanks for the chance

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Bingo said...

I am a GFC Follower

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Bingo said...

Hang in there...things are always worst before they get better? And HUG YOURSELF!

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Bingo said...

I definitely gave myself a hug especially since I finally found my way to your blog!

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Terrymac said...

A book definitely worth reading.

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Terrymac said...

I follow you....anywhwere!

Thank you for this book giveaway....sounds like it is a definite must read.

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Terrymac said...

Hang in there! You'll survive (tho it may seem otherwise right now). You are wonderful to spend so much time and effort on your fantastic blog and the giveaways. It goes without saying, you ARE beautiful!

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Terrymac said...

One need to receive 10 hugs a day just for maintainence....so I am told. Sometimes we need to give ourselves a hug, and this is one of those times....in compliance with instructions to win this great book.

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Terrymac said...

For another entry, I hugged my cats today (lots of love there from them), and my kids!
And a great big warm virtual hug to you!

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