Life is strange, wonderful, constantly challenging, always rewarding—and we can all use some wise guidance on our path. ‘Write, Open, Act’ invites readers to take a deep dive into their minds and hearts; to get clear on what really matters. It’s insightful and delightful, in equal measure.
Susan Casey, author of “The Devil’s Teeth, The Wave, and Voices in the Ocean,” and former editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine
I love this book! Weinstein offers great tips on the power of writing things down, practical advice, and inspirational ideas, all of which make this a fun and engaging process to help anyone at any stage of life!
Jane Buckingham, founder and president of consumer insights firm Trendera & contributing editor at Glamour Magazine and The Huffington Post
We spend so much of our lives planning work, children, even our vacation. Somehow, lost in the equation is our own hopes and dreams, the goals we sometimes fantasize about but never verbalize for fear we could be seen as selfish or, worse, ridiculous.
Lee Weinstein has written the road map back to our hearts: a guidebook every 20-something should consider before choosing a partner, every established couple should read before committing, and every older couple should be referring to regularly to ask, ‘What really matters and how do we do that?!’ I want to buy copies for every member of my family—15-55.
Sheila Hamilton, author, activist and Portland’s favorite radio host
It’s tempting to say this life-planning process changed my life, but that would sound hyperbolic. Instead, I will say that thanks to it, I have been able to accomplish some very big things in the last 18 months of my life that I had procrastinated for over a decade. These include doing a concert/fundraiser for my friends and family and launching a new nonprofit organization.
Ashley Henry, chief collaboration officer, Business for a Better Portland
A moment of true clarity arrives when you step back and see both your and your partner’s goals, desires and wishes clearly laid out against the years ahead. You realize you can aspire to achieve a little more, to shorten that list of dreams deferred.
Jason Davis, owner, Merge Design
Is this life-changing? Yes, absolutely. The process is as valuable and as fun as the end product. You start your ILP journey by calculating how much time you have left on earth. Once you’ve reaffirmed that every minute counts, you get to figure out how you’ll fill those minutes with adventure, fun and even the mundane. You emerge with a road map that shows you how to take the life you have and make it the life you want. Super cool!
Steve Shropshire, attorney at law, Jordan Ramis PC
Answering the thought-provoking life-planning questions and then putting my goals on a timeline helped me get much clearer about my life goals—in particular, a memoir I want to write before I die. My memoir is no longer just some pie-in-the-sky idea, but a solid plan with concrete deadlines I am working toward every month.
Andrea Carlos, Carlos Communications