Author: Nan Russell
www.nanrussell.com

Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos


On your mark. Get set. Go! Author, columnist, and speaker, Nan Russell, serves up Hitting Your Stride – Your Work, Your Way and the race begins. With a bachelor\’s degree from Stanford, a master\’s degree from the University of Michigan, and twenty years in corporate management she is more than qualified to set the pace, one that quickly moves you to the forefront of your career goals and dreams. Maybe you\’re frustrated by lost promotions, or missed opportunities; or maybe you\’ve become complacent, settling into the convenience of your position and figuring you\’re just lucky to have a job. Russell says, ‘Where\’s your get up and go?\’ Every chapter is so chock-full of inspiration. After the first two chapters alone I considered myself well -fortified to create change. I loved Russell\’s style: she is thorough and clear with her instruction while motivating the reader to embark on the search for his/her authentic self.

Russell loves to stockpile inspirational quotes and you\’ll find some superb offerings from her collection. My favorite is, “Pay attention to the nurturing of your heart – your greatest experience of success will come as a byproduct of the growth of your spirit.” I love that. Nan Russell wants the reader to bring individual talents and skills to the surface, to focus on them, play them up, let them shine—she wants us to name our strengths and to celebrate them. Hitting Your Stride hands you the bottom line, provides the “how to” help you need, and uncovers more than a myth or two… and then revs you up to make it happen.