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Opt out of expectations and live a more intentional life with this refreshing guide from the national best-selling author of The Year of Less.

We all follow our own path in life. At least, that's what we're told. In reality, many of us either do what is expected of us, or follow the invisible but well-worn paths that lead to what is culturally acceptable. For some, those paths are fine - even great. But they leave some of us feeling disconnected from ourselves and what we really want. When that discomfort finally outweighs the fear of trying something new, we're ready to opt out. 

After going through this process many times, Cait Flanders found there is an incredible parallel between taking a different path in life and the psychological work it takes to summit a mountain - especially when you decide to go solo. In Adventures in Opting Out, she offers a trail map to help you with both. As you'll see, reaching the first viewpoint can be easy - and it offers a glimpse of what you're walking toward. Climbing to the summit for the full view is worth it. But in the space between those two peaks you will enter a world completely unknown to you, and that is the most difficult part of the path to navigate. 

With Flanders's guidance and advice, drawn from her own journey and stories of others, you'll have all the encouragement and insight you'll need to take the path less traveled and create the life you want. Just step up to the trailhead and expect it to be an adventure.

©2020 Cait Flanders (P)2020 Hachette Audio

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Enjoyed Reading this!

I really liked to hear about Cait's adventures. I have been opting out of things too and it has made me happier. It's great to hear others stories and I love that she reminds you that everyone will have their own unique to them opt out. Also a great reminder that failure is ok and you might hate the opt out you are trying and there's no reason to keep up with something that doesn't suit you.

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Excellent

Loved the book and message presented. Great listen after "The Year of Opting Out".

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  • Sasha
  • 10-12-20

Loved it

Hiking is used as such a brilliant metaphor for the opting out journey discussed in the book. You needn't be a hiker for it to make sense.

This book felt so personal to me. I'm sure if there's an area of your life where you feel you aren't living in alignment with your values, you will likely feel the same.

Moving, thought-provoking and realistic, rather than idealistic, it felt like Flanders was in my head. Just as I thought, "what about this?", she addresses the thought in the very next section.

Brilliant. Listening for a second time straight away.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-29-20

Absolutely loved this book

Throughly enjoyed listening to Cait’s new book. I loved her first book and this is even better. I would highly recommend this book for anyone contemplating a new path in life and is fearful of change.