Be Part of the 2019 “I Could Do Anything” Book Club!

Imagine a Barbara Sher book club at your local coffee shop. Over coffee or tea and a scone, you meet weekly to discuss what you’re reading in one of her books. You share what you’re learning through the exercises about who you really are. You get more out of the book as the others share their insights. And you’ve got the accountability that helps you make the time each week to read some more of the book and really work through the exercises.

I Could Do Anything paperbackSounds great, doesn’t it?

Now imagine that, for the same cost, you can attend in your yoga clothes or pajamas. At whatever time and day suits you. And the other members of your book club are not just your neighbors. They live in New York City or Taos, in London or Montreal, in Perth or Hong Kong or Frankfurt or Stockholm. They live on a farm in Idaho, in a Lake District cottage in England, or next door to Disney World.

Well, c’mon in, because that’s what we’re creating here. For sixteen weeks, we’ll share Barbara Sher’s New York Times Bestseller, I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It. We’ll read every word. We’ll do all but one of the exercises. (It requires applying for a job.) And we’ll share it with each other on password-protected, members-only web pages.

Hurry! Registration is open October 3rd through the 16th.

Your Guide: Tammy Garver, from my very first Scanner Retreat in Corfu

Tammy Garver has been immersed in Barbara’s work and using her methods and philosophy for more than 3 decades! A true Scanner, Tammy is honored to include teacher, writer, artist, consultant, certified life coach, practicing helping professional and holistic thinker on her list of loves and pursuits. Tammy is an alumna of Barbara’s first WriteSpeak Retreat and used ideas from Refuse to Choose to raise money to attend the first Scanner Retreat in 2006 where she finally “met her tribe” in Corfu. Tammy’s education includes degrees in Human Services, Family and Individual Studies, Early Childhood and a special concentration in Teaching Adult Learners. Tammy loves having fun, robust conversations and discovering new things with Scanners and Divers alike.

Here’s what people have said about Tammy:

“Tammy is a great person to brainstorm with! She always has loads of ideas and she’s very supportive.” —D.J.

I have collaborated with Tammy for a couple of years now in a professional setting, and I am always amazed at her vast knowledge. She is very passionate about the helping others and it shows in her desire and willingness to mentor, coach, and lead others in so many ways. Tammy makes learning and exploring new ideas fun and rewarding. —Rachel

“Having a knowledgable, supportive guide for the journey enriches the experience immeasurably. Tammy is a natural: she seems to have an intuitive feel for when the group as a whole needs a nudge, when individuals need to be encouraged, and when it’s time to really dig into someone’s response(s) and make it clear they’ve been heard—and perhaps, most importantly, that they’re not alone.” —Marian

The I Could Do Anything Book Club

We begin on Thursday, October 17, 2019. If you don’t sign up by the night before, it’s likely to be a year or two before your next opportunity. We’ll read part of the book and do the exercises in it every week for sixteen weeks. We’ll finish up on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

We’ll meet here on this website, discussing each exercise and each chapter in the comments on its own web page. No phone calls or webinars to fit into your busy schedule. Read what the rest of the club has to say and write about your experiences any time during each week.

You will need to purchase or borrow a copy of I Could Do Anything, but they are plentiful and inexpensive. Choose the hard cover, the paperback, or the Kindle edition, whatever suits your reading style.

You will get an email every Thursday with a reminder of the week’s assignments, or you can find them in your Member Profile on this website. You can subscribe to be emailed each comment or you can visit the week’s pages to read them all at once.

“As to ‘How do these book clubs work?’ the answer for me has been ‘Better than just reading on my own.’…This has ended up being a gift to myself that keeps on giving.” —Lyndon

As with the first three I Could Do Anything book clubs, we expect a lot of members. We’ll assign you to a group of up to four dozen members. If you want to join with a friend, do it at the same time to be part of the same group.


Register by October 16th

No one admitted after 11:55 pm October 16th (NY time)

Money back guarantee through October 23, 2019

Money back guarantee through October 23, 2019

$77 for all 16 weeks

Same price as our first book club 5 years ago

Contact webmaster@barbarasclub.com if you encounter any problems with payment or if you don’t receive two emails within an hour after paying.


I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It

Is this the right book club for you?

  • YES if you’re a coach or want to be one. This is the book I used as the main text for my Coach Training course. Many of the exercises I use in my workshops and retreats come from I Could Do Anything.
  • YES if you’re still trying to figure out what you ought to be doing with your life.
  • YES if you drag your feet or run into brick walls trying to do what you really want to be doing.
  • YES if you start projects but don’t finish them and want some helpful, friendly accountability as you do the work to discover what you really want and how to get it.
  • YES if you get more out of exercises when you do them with other people.
  • YES if you are isolated and don’t know a lot of people who have figured out what they love doing.
  • NO if you believe you can create your own reality just by focusing your thinking on your goal. (Try that on a busy highway!)
  • NO if you believe a positive attitude is the best way to real results. (If you ever went to school, held down a job, or raised a child for three years or more, you surely did it with whatever attitude you woke up with each day.)

What can you expect to gain from I Could Do Anything? Well, here are what other readers have said:

It’s an absolutely wonderful book, which saved me from a dull and unfulfilling but high-paying career. I’m now in one that I ADORE and am great at. Well worth reading!

I read all the books with the tests, the checklists, the affirmations and the goal making, etc… and they got me nowhere. This book finally got me somewhere.

“This book, overall, is head and shoulders above the rest, and anyone will benefit from reading it — slowly and carefully.”

Barbara, All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you. I am slightly overwhelmed with your book, “I Could Do Anything…” Finally, I am able to see self-respect just beginning to replace shame, and satisfaction beginning to replace feelings of worthlessness…Thanks for this feeling of complete emotional support. It’s really remarkable what that does to a person.

There’s also a chapter for you if you’re afraid to take risks; if you’re afraid of succeeding and leaving your loved ones behind; if you want too many different things; if you’re succeeding spectacularly at something you don’t really want; if you feel that what you really want is trivial or unworthy; if you’ve just been through a big life change and don’t know what to do next; if you had a dream but it’s become unattainable; if you resist doing anything ordinary or mundane; and if you’re trying hard to love something you don’t really want.

“Stands out from the sea of self-help baloney books”

Barbara Sher’s book will help you sort it all out. She’ll help you figure out what’s at the root of these feelings and how to understand and handle them. Through a series of exercises, explanations and examples she guides you to discover just what it is that you truly want to do. And then she shows you how to get to do what you want.

Getting what you want is SCARY — you have to face that fear or all you will do is stagnate! Sher recognizes this and sets forth different introspective exercises to help the reader figure out what it is they really want and are not admitting to themself.

This book is about finding out what you want to do with your life not what job you want to do…the main point of the book is that you can find what will truly fulfill you in life.

Best Book I Ever Read! This book covered every question I could think of about life transition like: (1) What do I really love and what do I want to do with the rest of my life? (2) What’s keeping me from moving forward in my life? (3) What is resistance and where does it come from? (4) What part of me is my real-self and why has it been in hiding so long? (5) Why is action better than analysis when I’m in a low mood? (6) How to move beyond a hurtful past. (7) How to overcome narcissistic tendencies. (8) How to claim and create a new life for myself.

“Sher will pick you up off your butt and get you moving. She’s included enough self-analytical exercises in here to save you hundreds of dollars in therapy.”

Whether you’re looking to make improvements in your job or personal life, Sher will teach you how to determine what your goals are, and how to successfully reach them–even if right now the only thing you know is that you’re vaguely to very unhappy and haven’t the foggiest idea what to do with yourself.

This is your chance. The doors close on October 16th and the Book Club begins on October 17th. Tammy’s ready to introduce you to a lot of great people and take you through the entire book. And the earliest we can possibly offer this again is the spring of 2021. Sign up now and start changing your life. You owe your gifts to the rest of us. We owe you the support you need to find those gifts and do what you were born to do.


Register by October 16th

No one admitted after 11:55 pm October 16th (NY time)

Money back guarantee through October 23, 2019

Money back guarantee through October 23, 2019

$77 for all 16 weeks

Same price as our first book club 5 years ago

Contact webmaster@barbarasclub.com if you encounter any problems with payment or if you don’t receive two emails within an hour after paying.


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36 thoughts on “Be Part of the 2019 “I Could Do Anything” Book Club!

  1. I guess my timing is off. I just found this page a few days late. This is exactly what I was looking for. Not a good feeling looking from the outside in. Any possibility that you you will offer this again so I can be the first to sigh up?

  2. I enrolled in the previous class, summer 2019, and paid $77.00
    I am 100 % disabled from a stroke.
    Tonight @ 10:55 PM 16 Oct 2019 I tried to start and this what I got.
    The site is experiencing technical difficulties. Please check your site admin email inbox for instructions. xxx-xxx-xxxx is my cell #
    I don’t have the book as of yet…

    Forrest H Ford

  3. I don’t see on the website where we find the book club discussion or what we’re doing each week. Are we supposed to have read something by tomorrow?

    Thanks very much.

    • If you’re signed up, you’ll get the first email tomorrow. It will tell you what we’re reading this week and where to find the discussions online.

  4. Hi Barbara & Tammy:

    I’m stuck, big-time, so I’m looking forward to this club! I’m 60 and just learned that my teaching job may be eliminated at the end of this school year. Part of me went YEAH!!! and part of me said WHAT AM I GOING TO DO NOW??

    Leaving a $100K/yr job after 20+ years and straight into another paying the same—unlikely unless a miracle occurs. But it costs a lot to live in California, so I can’t really afford much of a drop in pay.

    So I’m freaking out & wondering what I can do to earn enough money to live without having to work 16 hrs a day. My Resistance is the Fear of not being able to pay my bills, of not being successful in whatever I do, and of the unknown future.

    I really need to get unstuck, figure out a good plan, and then go for it confidently. I hope that’s what happens!

    All the best to everyone else in the club!!!

    Gary

      • Hi Tammy:

        I am beyond frustrated. I want so much to participate in the book club (from my phone), but every time I try to get there, I get sent to web pages that aren’t where I should be. I want to get to the page with the links to the chapters so I can comment.

        Is there a specific web address that I can type in?

        Thank you.

        Gary Ellis

        • PS I am doing the reading & exercises on my own b/c I find it so confusing to get to the book club site (on my phone); but I’d much rather exchange ideas with everybody,

  5. Barbara,
    Thank you for this opportunity, I will join if I can I won’t know until after the 10th. I had some time off due to health issues and may not be able to participate this year. But I know you exist now and I know how to find you if I lose touch.

    Sincerely,
    Evelyn

  6. Please check your “copy & paste” from past years…. While we start the course in Oct. 2019 … we finish 7 weeks later in Feb. 2019.

    I’m a big fan of Barbara Sher and her methods have been very positive in my life – so, this won’t dissuade me. Please be careful of quality checks and typos. Thanks.

    Of course, maybe it’s a test of time travel?
    “We begin on Thursday, October 17, 2019. If you don’t sign up by the night before, it’s likely to be a year or two before your next opportunity. We’ll read part of the book and do the exercises in it every week for sixteen weeks. We’ll finish up on Wednesday, February 5, 2019.”

    • I believe Audible is ok, especially since the exercises all appear online in the book club (in case any got omitted or truncated in the audiobook).

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