Fast Forward: 5 Power Principles to Create the Life You Want in Just One Year

  • 7h 1m 9s
  • Lisa McCarthy, Wendy Leshgold
  • Gildan Media
  • 2023

Discover how leaders from the world’s most successful companies are dealing with stress, pressure, and constant change—and still thriving.

Backed by psychological research and brain science, Fast Forward’s 5 Power Principles have helped more than 100,000 professionals achieve extraordinary success and happiness. As they have excelled, so have their businesses and teams.

For the first time, authors Wendy Leshgold and Lisa McCarthy share their proven system along with compelling stories from the people who have made their boldest ambitions a reality.

Through powerful exercises that generate insights and action, they’ll help you:

  • Declare a bold vision for your whole life that creates focus and inspires you to play big and move beyond limiting beliefs.
  • Reframe negative stories that hold you back into empowering narratives that propel you forward.
  • Gain control of your time and energy and make steady progress on important goals.
  • Use language of action to produce meaningful results and improve relationships.
  • Become a conscious, curious listener who is free from solving other people’s problems.

Fast Forward will help you and your teams create the life you want this year and every year.

About the Author

Wendy Leshgold spent more than a decade in advertising, leading teams at Ogilvy & Mather, BBDO and Deutsch, where she worked with brands including Apple, Kodak, IBM, Bank of America and Mitsubishi. In these roles, she understood first-hand the challenges people face in high pressure, fast-paced corporate environments. She felt compelled to help, so she launched a successful executive coaching practice, earning her executive coaching certification from CTI. A decade later, she joined forces with her childhood friend Lisa McCarthy, who had a similar passion. Wendy is a highly active board member of California Environmental Voters, and uses the Power Principles to fuel that team and accelerate its mission. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

Lisa McCarthy had spent 25 years at prominent media companies Univision, Viacom and CBS, leading sales organizations that were responsible for billions in revenue. Recognized as a people-first leader and change agent, Lisa was named a “Woman to Watch” by Advertising Age and was included in Crain’s New York “Business 40 Under 40.” She had experienced the onslaught of an always-on workplace: where we end up simply surviving, putting out fires, and often putting our personal happiness and peace on hold.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Make This Your Year
  • Chapter 2 - The Massive Value of Bold Visions—and How to Start
  • Chapter 3 - Imagine the Possibilities Just One Year from Today
  • Chapter 4 - Improve Your Odds: Enroll People in Your Vision
  • Chapter 5 - Stories Your Brain Makes Up—and What They Cost You
  • Chapter 6 - It’s Your Story. You Get to Choose It.
  • Chapter 7 - Fuel Your Own Confidence
  • Chapter 8 - Taking Control of Your Time, Energy, and Focus
  • Chapter 9 - A Plan That Gives You Motivation and Momentum
  • Chapter 10 - Saying No Without Guilt
  • Chapter 11 - Communicate with Intention—and Propel Things Forward
  • Chapter 12 - Do You Know Your Desired Outcome?
  • Chapter 13 - How to Make Every Conversation Count
  • Chapter 14 - The Profound Impact of Listening + Curiosity
  • Chapter 15 - Free Yourself from Solving Other People’s Problems
  • You’ve Had the Power All Along
  • Acknowledgments


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