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The stuff ancestries did not tell, is what we needed to know. Often family members (Apples) see repeated mistakes and failures for generations (Trees). Rather than learning or taking a different path, family members fall from the same tree. Meaning repeating the same mistakes. Many of these repeated mistakes are due to ancestries failing to be transparent. Techniques to exceed the tree are detailed inside! I am trying to promote awareness. Repeated family failures must stop. You do not have to be the apple that fell, you can exceed the tree. If you fall, establish a plan and keep moving. Empowerment to make a change!

©2018 Dr. Linda Lou Murray (P)2018 Dr. Linda Lou Murray

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Empowering Work!

What did you love best about Stop Being The Apple That Fell From The Family Tree: Instead, Exceed the Tree?

This work is full of inspiration and encouragement that empowers any individual to fulfill life goals, even in the face of adversity.

What did you like best about this story?

I really liked the truthfulness and references to real life circumstances that show that the author relates to those she seeks to help.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene of this book is when the author provides a peek into her personal life as she shares her determination to follow her own life's dreams in spite of hardships that presented to her and how she was able to achieve success as a result.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

My biggest take-away from this book that I'll remember is the concept of "always keep learning because life will always keep teaching".

Any additional comments?

I'm blessed by this work and the caring spirit of the author.

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One listen is not enough!

If you could sum up Stop Being The Apple That Fell From The Family Tree: Instead, Exceed the Tree in three words, what would they be?

Sometimes we can't see the forest for the tree. Understanding our part in the tree, what role we each play, and what are possibilities are helps us take a step back and see the forest. This book helped me see what was right in front of me, but couldn't understand. I was blinded to my trees parameters, both good and bad.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stop Being The Apple That Fell From The Family Tree: Instead, Exceed the Tree?

I found myself yelling at the narrator in my car saying "YES!" It was like someone was telling my story that I was too close to understand myself. After my first "aha" moment I vowed to listen over again, because I found myself having long, overdue, inner dialogues on things in my life that were suddenly coming clear.

What about Becky White’s performance did you like?

Her reading drew me in, and kept me excited to hear more. She retains the readers attention without being exaggerated.

What did you learn from Stop Being The Apple That Fell From The Family Tree: Instead, Exceed the Tree that you would use in your daily life?

I learned there is nothing wrong with me being different. It doesn't mean I don't learn from my tree, or can feel loved by my tree. My desire to keep learning is my right to grow beyond my tree.

Any additional comments?

It's funny how once an objective person makes an observation it can seem so clear. You question "why didn't I realize that?" Thank fully, Dr. Murray has cleared the path so we can see a better way to travel our journey and find our true identities beyond the our tree.

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Stop Being the Apple...

Dr. Linda. Murray this book is stimulating and engaging excellent read. There are sections where. Dr. Murray is telling her own story. Dr. Cassandra-Henderson(Dallas,Texas)

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Family Tree analogy is great!

I found this book to be well thought out and well written by the author Ms. Linda Lou Murray. Her real life examples of her family background and situations are very similar to my story. I applaud her efforts and commitment to “Exceed the Tree.” After reading this book, I am inspired to apply the suggested prescriptions for Exceeding The Tree. Thank you, Linda for sharing such a powerful story.

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Embracing Positive Change

Loved It, this book tapped into the real reality of family life. Knowing one positive decision to be different can change the family course is empowering.
This book helped me to better understand, that life experiences isn't what happens to you as much as what you do with, what happens to you.
My thought process after reading this book is to become better not bitter when life gives you sour apples. Becoming the change that your family needs is hard work but rewarding.

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Don’t let your family’s past define you

The basic themes are important to think about, and as my sister-in-law is trying to figure out her hopes for herself I find myself asking her over and over what her PLAN is. So obviously, this is highly relevant content. I also much appreciated the emphasis on not just writing your family off. We are the products of our family and we do have to recognize and accept this fact.

The apple and tree analogy was stretched past its breaking point, and the book would have benefitted from straightforward language. I also felt like more real stories to illustrate the points would have helped me emotionally connect to the main points.

The narrator was fine... it’s just that I have heard Dr. Murray speak, and I would have appreciated this much more had she been the reader!