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Impactivity: How to Set the World on Fire without Burning Out

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You want to make a difference in the world and live a life of impact.
But what if you’re working hard on all the wrong things?

You’ve heard all the advice to slow down, be more of a “Mary” and less of a “Martha.” But you don’t want to slow down—it’s not how you’re wired. Instead, you want to live a full and busy life with purpose and meaning, a life that is balanced and

Kindle Edition, 117 pages
Published January 4th 2016 by StoneWater Press
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Deborah O'Carroll
I hardly ever read non-fiction, but I gave this one a try and really enjoyed it. This was a most interesting read. I'm not sure all of it applies to me, but I'd very much like to put to use the things that do... I'm currently rating it 4 stars since not all of it applied and I don't know if it will help, but I hope to find it even more helpful, and if I do I'll be revising my rating and review at some point. Many of the ideas seem very insightful ones which I'm looking forward to studying deeper ...more
Okay. Parts were really good, but I wasn't a fan of the switches from non-fiction/self-help to was confusing at times and slightly annoying. Still, it was an easy read despite the confusion and I appreciated that.
Jun 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, non-fiction
I was so excited when I heard that one of my favorite fiction authors was releasing her first non-fiction title! Plus "Impactivity: How to Set the World on Fire Without Burning Out" sounded like it would be right up my alley. The idea of truly impacting the world is exciting to me, and it's something I believe in with my whole heart.

Within the first few chapters I was able to tell that I was not the target audience for this book, because this really was written for vision-oriented Christian entr
I felt like this book wasn't applicable to me. In fact I was beginning to feel a rather annoyed. It made me feel as if the movers and shakers of life are the only ones that can make an impact on others. What is wrong with living a quiet and contented life? Finally I just quickly skimmed through to the end. It was mostly just lists on how to live one's life with a few Bible verses thrown in for good measure and lots of good advice. However, if this author wants to practice what she preaches she s ...more
Erin Laramore
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I will get on the bandwagon of those who said that this book was not quite what they were expecting. Based on the title, I assumed this book was about finding ways to be impactful where you are. This book is more about how to get to a point of fulfilling one's calling or finding one's purpose. As I am not one who has a defined calling and am content in the job and volunteer work I have (and I learned how to say "no" a few years ago), this book was not actually something I needed to read. I did e ...more
Tim Suddeth
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a book for anyone who has a dream but feels too busy or overwhelmed. Tracy gives us good steps to take to get your life under control and then to enlarge your dreams and goals. A very interesting structure of alternating nonfiction chapters and a fictional group of ladies reaching for their dreams. Good read, very helpful and practical.
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Still loving it.
Talena Winters
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very inspiring

The format of this book was very engaging, and I loved how Tracy organized her plan. Practical and motivating. Recommended.
Jan 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Over all I thought the ideas on how to gain productivity were great. If the book had been just that I would have given it 5 stars, but interspersed with the advice the author splice a story together as a fictional story of a group of ladies that met together and were discussing how to make their businesses better and one of the characters is the one giving all of the advice. So each chapter is half non-fiction ideas on how to increase your productivity, and the other half of the chapter is a fic ...more
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After reading a few books on finding my purpose/calling, this was a book I needed to read. No, I am not the super-achiever type, but like all of us I am too busy and often wish I could do more of the stuff I really want to. This book is chock full of practical suggestions to help people like me actually make an impact instead of spending life with my wheels spinning and not getting very far.
No, I have not yet sat down with it and gone through all the thinking and planning it suggests, but I can
L.J. Capehart
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've read a number of Tracy Higley's books, and truly enjoyed them. Naturally I jumped at the chance to get her 'Impactivity'. I was caught from the beginning. The book is a pleasure to read, but it goes beyond that. I feel she has been truly inspired by God in the writing of this book, giving many like me encouragement, hope, and very practical advice on how to find your way to living MORE in your life...not more busy-ness, but more meaning, clearing away the un-necessary, the clutter, the time ...more
Andrea Cox
Nov 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: challenges-2016
by Andrea Renee Cox

This book was a bit confusing to me. Some chapters read like a "self-help" book, while others read almost like a novel. The two completely different tones did not flow well at all, and the "novel" chapter only repeated in lengthy analogies the same things discussed/explained in the "self-help" chapters. One or the other were unnecessary.

The content of Impactivity would be helpful for someone who is too busy in life. For those people who need a nudge or shove in the right direc
Carol Mcpherson
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I really enjoyed this book and the ideas presented by Tracy Higley. I am a therapist and have found her concept of following your own adventure to be very useful with my clients. As a Christian therapist, being able to incorporate God's Purpose for our Adventure adds so much more! Thanks for giving me some great tools!
Jan 31, 2016 rated it liked it
I didn't like the fiction interspersed with the substance of the book. In fact, I feel it lessened it's impact. I didn't find much inspiration in this book but for a quick read had some minor spark. I feel it was more a platform to sell the other parts she references for more detail. A better book would have included those, especially since not all parts are needed in depth by all people. ...more
Stacey Cochran
Mar 09, 2016 rated it liked it
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I thought the book was well-thought out and gave very practical ideas. Very easy read. Just not my cup of tea.
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Tracy L. Higley is also known as Tracy Higley.

From her earliest childhood, there was nothing Tracy loved better than stepping into another world between the pages of a book. From dragons and knights, to the wonders of Narnia, that passion has never abated, and to Tracy, opening any novel is like stepping again through the wardrobe, into the thrilling unknown. With every book she writes, she wants

Other books in the series

Impactivity Guides (3 books)
  • Dream: How to Discover the Adventure of Your Life (Impactivity Guides Book 1)
  • Unshackle: How to Free Yourself to Follow the Dream (Impactivity Guides Book 2)
  • Recharge: How to Stop Working and Enjoy Your Life (Impactivity Guides Book 5)

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