The best resource we have in affecting change and improvements in our lives is ourselves, writes Cathy Holloway Hill in “Lies, Love & Life .” “Relationships are ruined every day because of lies,” says Hill, a former IBM executive. “The most damaging lies are the ones we tell ourselves.”
While it may seem obvious that personal well-being is largely based on self-determination, the reality is that too many of us – perhaps most of us, at least sometimes – not only forget that we have the power to change; we often tell ourselves lies that impede our own progress, she says.
“No one wakes up and says, ‘I want a miserable, unfulfilled and unhealthy life.’ What then prompts people to continue dysfunctional and toxic, limiting, self-destructive behaviors?” Hill asks. “The book brings this self-sabotaging behavior to the surface and guides you through a journey of self-discovery and self-improvement.”
In the forward of “Lies, Love & Life,” best-selling author and psychologist Dr. Alan Zimmerman provides an overview of all that people risk and lose when “they pretend not to know” what they know, in fact, is true.
“If you’re ever going to be truly happy and really successful, you’ve got to stop ‘pretending’ … or as Cathy Holloway Hill says … stop lying to yourself,” Zimmerman writes.
“Reading Hill’s book is as good as hiring a life coach,” writes best-selling author Simon T. Bailey. “… The book challenges us to see all the ways we deceive ourselves into living half lives and to jump from that sad state into a life of real meaning and truth. This book will make your life a lot more authentic …. Everything worthwhile requires work, and Cathy has mapped it out for you in a very easy-to-understand manner.”
“Holloway-Hill’s book is an honest and insightful examination of the powerful ways lies grow and shape our reality once we allow them to become a part of our personal narratives,” writes CNN, E! and MSNBC media personality S. Tia Brown. “(It is) a critical resource for anyone ready to move beyond feelings of inadequacy and lack.”
About Cathy Holloway Hill
Cathy Holloway Hill is founder of C. Holloway Hill Enterprises, an international consulting, training and professional speaking firm focusing on personal and professional growth and effectiveness. Her guidance is sought by Fortune 100 companies, youth organizations and individuals who want to transform their lives. Hill has a bachelor’s in computer science, a master’s in psychology and numerous life coaching certifications. After 25 years in the corporate world, she walked away from her successful career at IBM in order to pursue her passion – helping people live happier lives. She is a winner of Indiana’s Torchbearer Award for contributions to her state.