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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: Review by Andy Andrews

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

I was so honored that Andy Andrews wrote a review and recommendation of my book on his blog yesterday. Here’s a snippet:

If you’re spending most of your day tired, stressed, and overwhelmed, there is only one thing that can fix those problems—a plan. And that’s exactly what Crystal’s book provides, a simple 9-strategy plan that you can apply to make your life easier.

Even though this book is geared mostly toward moms, I—as a husband and dad—found there to be a ton of useful information for me as well! Here’s why:

  • The book is full of practical strategies that can positively affect not just moms, but the entire family. Sure, they are strategies for moms to implement, but Crystal’s ideas on goal-setting, time management, and rediscovering passion are things that will have a HUGE impact on our two sons and me as well.
  • Crystal embraces principles. And you know I’m a big fan of those!
  • She focuses on the “why.” Everyone wants to have less stress and more time, but we rarely ask ourselves why we want those things. Crystal keeps you focused on the big overall result that matters most—a happy, joyful family that is built to impact the lives of others.

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  • Mrs. Hall says:

    Crystal I’ve been following you forever! Congrats on your book! You’ve empowered people and you’ve worked so hard. You’ve taught me how to coupon and save money. But I’ll be honest I don’t do much but survival mode at the moment. Not even coupon! I am missing out on so many things and just making it by the skin of my teeth! Part of your series is to say no? How can that be. Sometimes you just can’t for the sake of your children, so I’m tad skeptical how to apply your principles to my life 🙁 however I believe in trying to be positive in the darkest of times and will put your book in my budget next month. Thank you for always trying to be the best you can be 🙂

  • Diane says:

    Crystal, your book arrived in today’s mail and I’m having a hard time putting it down to get my housework done. 🙂
    My kids are grown, and I’m no longer living in “survival mode”, but I can relate to so many of your experiences. Oh, how I wish your book had been available 20 years ago!

  • I can’t wait to get a copy of your new book. Saving up my swagbucks. I have followed you for many years and your blog has been such an encouragement and inspiration to me. I can say that it had changed my life for the better. I now write goals and menus weekly and I am chipping away on projects I never thought I would tackle. Thanks for the tools to help me there.

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