Inspiration, affirmation, determination and motivation are woven throughout this book through connections to multiple elements of each story. Getting to “meet” all of these authors through their personal stories is a goldmine; like getting 24 new friends that encourage & empower you to succeed!
This amazing book helps you recognize your WHY, highlights the value of your WHY and reminds you of the impact of your WHY. Through true stories of struggle, success, discovery and learning, “Grow Your Why” touches your heart, makes you smile and reminds you that YOUR WHY is unique and meaningful. A must read!
As a self-professed Story Weaver, Barbara threads together inspiring stories from educators around the world, shining a light on the power of living life with passion and purpose.
Each section of her book illustrates the journey of self-discovery, resilience, and determination in a casual, “come-as-you-are” conversation that will inspire readers to reflect on their own life journey. Grow Your Why reminds us that we can overcome any challenge placed in our path as we challenge the status quo to reach our greatest potential in personal growth.
If you need a nudge to take that first step out of your comfort zone, this is the book for you!
Because education is such an ‘institution’, we sometimes generalize our ideas of who a typical educator is within the walls of our classrooms across the nation. The heartfelt sharing of the life stories of each of the book's contributors left me with the feeling that we each have some untapped wonder and joy in our lives. So many found anchors for their lives in the appreciation of their parents and friends who gave them a life-long inner direction for their next steps forward in their journey.
Thank you Barbara Bray for bringing these stories to life in your new book, “Grow your Why”. It has taught me that we each have a unique story founded in that inner voice that grounds our choices in life—our why—and then grows it along life’s journey.
This talented and authentic author takes us through a process of discovery about ourselves through understanding the stories of others.
By looking through the eyes of another person, we may discover parts of ourselves that will benefit us on our own personal journey of self-awareness. This book helps us to weave the valuable lessons from the stories of others so we can also define, challenge, and grow our why.
Barbara Bray's "Grow Your Why" shares dozens of examples of the nuanced exploration of personal purpose. Her book is a collection of diverse stories, each a journey of self-discovery, be it in discovering, journeying, or growing one's "Why."
While Bray sets the scenes at the beginning and end of the book, she stays out of the storytellers’ narratives, though her presence is felt through the safe and caring space she has clearly created for them. As the storytellers share their life’s paths, they discover that telling their own stories fosters a stronger, more authentic, sense of self.
“Grow Your Why” is a powerful compilation of stories from amazing educators. Reading their stories, the 'how' behind their 'why' allows educators of all levels of experience and concentration to center themselves around their own story.
As I dove further into each personal element shared by these great people, I found myself reflecting on my journey, seeing awesome connections with others, and getting my soul ignited with passion. A must read for all educators!!