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About Cultivating Your Character

The perfect guide.

Are you looking for more peace in your life? Do you wonder how you can develop the habits and character traits that will teach you when to say, “No” to energy-draining activities and “Yes” to becoming the person you’ve always longed to be?

Then Cultivating Your Character is the perfect guide for you on your path to greater self-esteem, success, leadership, excellence, and life-changing new habits.

Deanna Becket takes her readers on an incredible journey that builds on  Benjamin Franklin’s thirteen virtues that he developed weekly as habits to build his personal character. By focusing on one character virtue each week and regularly reviewing his progress, Franklin developed lifelong habits for his success. Who better than Benjamin Franklin to learn from? And with author and life coach Deanna Becket’s help, you can enjoy the same success in whatever your goals are.

By exploring these thirteen character virtues, you’ll learn how to:

  • Reduce stress and live a simpler life
  • Develop strength in times of adversity
  • Keep your word in relation to your responsibilities
  • Let the little things go to focus on what really matters
  • Choose joy in your thoughts and your words
  • Change your communication strategies for the better
  • Cultivate your faith to carry you through any crisis
  • Listen to the silent voice inside you that knows best

Get ready to enhance your goals, dreams, business, beliefs, family relationships, and more. Dig deep, like the cultivator in the dirt, to sharpen your skills and grow your future.

“Where excellence is expected, excellence is achieved.”

— Deanna Becket

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A few excerpts from Cultivating Your Character

Cultivating Your Character

 — Page 10

“Practice! Months and months of practice. You get better and better with practice. John Wooden said, “Most of it is work; the rest of it is practice.” You have not been handed the silver platter. But neither are you stuck with the greasy Chinese leftover box. You have a choice, each and every moment of every day. You can choose to have box thinking or platter thinking. It’s hard work, but oh, so worth it.

I can understand your frustration and feelings. First, I started a few businesses with the dream of reaching my goal of being on stage. Then homeschooling our kids through high school, I set aside my career. Even though I have taken many trainings and learned skills alongside my children, they seem like nothing to the “professional” world. The energy and time invested was worth it for my children and for our family, but I felt ‘spent.'”

 

Cultivating Your Character

 — Page 11

“The habits you create today will determine your tomorrow, your next year, and your life five years from now. If you think about being in the same place next year and continue in your same habits, you will be there. If you think about having more and being more, and then change a few habits, you will get there.

This book is about building habits to help you grow. “Habit” is defined in Webster’s online dictionary as: “a behavior pattern acquired by frequent repetition or physiologic exposure that shows itself in regularity or increased facility of performance; or an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary.”

A habit is something only you are able to make happen, change, or add to your life. No one will do it for you. You have to take the action required if you want something different in the future.”

Cultivating Your Character

— Page 13

“A harrow is an agricultural implement with spike-like teeth or upright disks, drawn chiefly over plowed land to level it, break up clods, root up weeds, etc., or to disturb keenly or painfully; distress the mind, feelings, etc.

Google says, “Harrowing also means acutely distressing.”

To create something new in you requires some breaking up, uprooting, distressing, or painful disturbing in your life. It will hurt. But the end results will be amazing. You will become greater than you were before the test.

As you harrow and cultivate your habits, I want to be your mentor and go-to author to read for inspiration and hope. When you are feeling like you are alone in this race of life, I want to be the person and resource you turn to for that light and bright corner. When that pain of uprooting of feelings is overwhelming, turn here for comfort and encouragement. I want to help you acquire great mental qualities that set you apart from the average crowd. You can call on me to be a resource to turn to in troubling work situations or when you grow tired or weary with life, work, family, and waning dreams.

Breaking habits…

requires uprooting and digging out the large and small things we do each day that sabotage our growth and efforts. You get to choose what to dig up and what to leave. Harrowing is painful, disturbing, and distressing, but the end result is a crop of great seed to harvest in your life and the lives of all around you. Maybe you haven’t had the best examples in your life. Maybe your influence was not the seed that you wanted planted in your soul. Guess what? You are not doomed to stay there. Rise up! Pluck out those weeds. You can harrow out the bad and cultivate in great character for your life. Are you ready to create your future? Ready to be a new you? Are you ready to cultivate character to be the person you were destined to become? If so, great! Let’s get started. It’s your time!”