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Is it possible for a news anchor to become a professional athlete? Can a disheartened architect build a new career as a luxury car designer? They can, and they have, says Martha Beck, whose advice is sought each month by over two million readers in O: The Oprah Magazine. Now, on Follow Your North Star, she teaches you how to recognize the cues from within that will tell you whether your job, relationship, and environment (even your daily schedule), are leading you in the right direction. Just as a compass needle always turns towards true north, you already know how to find the right life, she says. Join Beck to learn more about:

  • How to recognize when sabotaging your own success is really an expression of your inner wisdom
  • Too many unavoidable tasks bogging you down? Reinvent your daily routine to maximize your life momentum
  • How to use your own internal navigation system to chart a course toward freedom and fulfillment
  • Eagle vision/mouse vision: why both perspectives are crucial to clarify your dreams, and more

With visualizations, meditations, and relevant insights, Martha Beck guides you step-by-step through the process of changing the life you have now into one that will move you to the true north you are meant to travel.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 2/16/2014

    " Great book! I am not kidding when I say this book really changed my life, as cheesy as that sounds. It goes way deeper than any career book and helps you unpack any baggage you may have that is holding you back. I've already recommended it to three friends and would not hesitate to share it with more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 2/14/2014

    " Pretty insightful self-diagnosis book, full of useful if not slightly basic exercises designed to get one thinking about personal hang-ups (for lack of a more precise term). It's all about what's holding you back, or more accurately, why you're holding yourself back. I'd give it 4 stars, but I had a hard time focusing on myself for 400+ pages, so I graded it 3 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 2/5/2014

    " Lots of good advice about finding the life you should live, and dealing with the transitions of life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Percy M. Cannon | 2/4/2014

    " The biggest new concept and found in this book was the definition and potential disconnect between your "Essential Self" and your "Social Self". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cybrarian717 | 1/28/2014

    " So interested in her techniques and approach that I have moved on to the next book called "Steering by Starlight". Types of books that i will continue to revisit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/28/2014

    " While the parts on honing your prescience and body awareness weren't my thing, the rest of this book is *so useful* for figuring out what you really, truly want in your life and then going for it. Martha makes me laugh...with her and at myself. Such a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 1/24/2014

    " This book was amazing. Martha Beck includes a number of thought provoking and soul searching theories and practices. I read this over a course of several months and digested it piece by piece. She writes in a funny and conversational tone which is incredibly enjoyable. I would recommend this book for anyone who is feeling a little lost and is seeking guidance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/21/2014

    " This book is both inspirational and helpful. I love the stories that Martha Beck weaves in from her own counseling business. She has a great sense of humor, which is helpful when reading a self-help book. Let's not take ourselves too seriously! The exercises are insightful and fun. If you are looking for your path, spiritual inspiration, or yourself - this book is a treat. I felt very self-indulgant while reading this book and look forward to reading it again! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie Petersen | 1/17/2014

    " Re-reading this one to add a little light back into my life after reading Ayn Rand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claude Vertu | 12/14/2013

    " There is not one person who I know who has read this book and did not make huge discoveries as a result of this book. Martha N. Beck is simply one of the best in her field. A very impressive read! Informative and funny, too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/7/2013

    " Read this in high school and thought it was awesome. Good to re-read when you're facing big decisions in life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 11/11/2013

    " Pretty good. I learned some good tools and methods for understanding myself and finding my path. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 9/29/2013

    " This book was disappointing. I understand now why it was on the clearance rack. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 5/17/2013

    " This is one of the best books that I have read recently on the concept of life change. I loved Martha's personal story and insight. If you are considering any life change - this is a great book to help you on the journey! Highly recommended! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stefania | 5/5/2013

    " Love this book! ANything from Martha Beck "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/9/2013

    " This was a book we read a few years ago as selected by our administrators' book club. We also read "Good to Great" which was a worthwhile read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamara | 1/17/2013

    " I enjoyed this book and there is a lot of useful information. Some of the information did not pertain to my situations, but for the most part the information is very useful. I would recommend this book for anyone who is a little lost and looking for their true path. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 12/23/2012

    " I'm not a self-help junkie by any stretch, but this is one of the most useful books I've ever read. It's self-help for the thinking woman (it opens with a nod to Dante, after all), and provides some invaluable insight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cb | 10/6/2012

    " Wisdom I need to revisit regularly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Csillitoe | 7/7/2012

    " Martha Beck is both funny and wise. I finally discovered I was not the only one who hated the weight and cheeriness of typical affirmations. I now live by Martha Beck-ish affirmations, especially "I don't know what the hell I'm doing and that's ok." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloriavirtutisumbra | 12/8/2011

    " I really enjoy Martha Beck's humor, and her quirky way of looking at everything so that it takes the gloom out of living. This was a lovely read, many good ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorlene | 9/20/2011

    " Rereading this book after reading it the first time in 2009 or so. Find the exercises, Martha's voice and experience stimulating and meaningful. She has a way of taking the reader on a journey that feels both real and from the heart. Her personhood peeks through every sentence! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate LeDonne | 7/27/2011

    " I love this book! It should be required reading for the planet, really. I re-read it, and she always helps me find me way. Thanks Martha! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 6/6/2011

    " Shamelessly a self-help book, I liked this book quite a bit. For one thing it made me laugh out loud frequently. There's a curious section on psychic intuition but other than that I read it cover to cover. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 5/22/2011

    " The only self-help book I've ever read that suggests a "Hate Journal". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 3/24/2011

    " I really liked this book - Filled with practical exercises and real life examples to find out where you want to go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 3/19/2011

    " One of the better self-help books I've read. I always enjoy Martha Beck in O Magazine, and was hoping she'd have an excellent book written that I'd enjoy and get a lot out of. Turns out - she does. Good stuff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynette | 1/20/2011

    " A lot of repetition. I was bored reading. No real clues here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamara | 1/10/2011

    " I enjoyed this book and there is a lot of useful information. Some of the information did not pertain to my situations, but for the most part the information is very useful. I would recommend this book for anyone who is a little lost and looking for their true path. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stefania | 12/11/2010

    " Love this book! ANything from Martha Beck "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cybrarian717 | 10/30/2010

    " So interested in her techniques and approach that I have moved on to the next book called "Steering by Starlight". Types of books that i will continue to revisit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 3/27/2010

    " I started this book because of Jamie's positive review of Beck's most recent book. I like Martha Beck's column in Oprah magazine and I did not know she had published so many books! So far, I love it. Disturbing, wise, thought-provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 3/6/2010

    " surprisingly great book. I have come to love Martha Beck. She is very down to earth and "gets it". Very real. Very timely for me. "

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About the Author

Martha Beck is a writer and life coach who specializes in helping people design satisfying and meaningful life experiences. She holds a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies and a master’s degree and doctorate in sociology, all from Harvard. She is currently a monthly columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine and the author of the bestsellers Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live and the memoir Expecting Adam. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.