Inspiring positive change in work, life, and family
A Year in the Life of a Recovering Spendaholic
This is a book about personal change. It involves spending–or more precisely, not spending–but it is not a book about budgets or deprivation. It is about the author working to change her spending attitude and about uncovering what created her spendaholic behavior.
It’s an honest journal full of short entries about mostly small victories that added up to a new attitude about developing more thoughtful spending habits. It’s about traveling abroad, about visiting grandchildren, about cleaning out the garage, and about the importance of family and friends…and about not spending money thoughtlessly.
The author’s journey was inspired by what she and her husband saw on a trip to their beloved New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, but the year long commitment to change her spending behavior took her to very unexpected personal places.
How to Thrive in Spite of Mess, Stress and Less!
If you have ever questioned if you are being your best self or if you yearn to live your passion, then this book is for you.
The author gives you the tools to begin your journey to your best self. An important part of the message is that you can choose to be your best self, to live your passion, and to combine both with productivity and create a fulfilling and profitable life, not just financially, but in all ways.
Changing Me from the Inside Out
My Hurricane Irma Experience on St. Maarten and Other Life Changing Events
Change is inevitable, and the hardest changes for many people are personal changes. This short book is a true story of personal change that started with three minor and one significant event within one year in the author’s life. With touches of humor and a good amount of wisdom, this book can be a roadmap for readers wanting and needing specific information and strategies to handle change that comes to them. The strategies shared are simple to understand and follow, yet complex enough to be meaningful. Readers from young adult to mature ages will be entertained, encouraged, and inspired to change whatever will result in positive personal transformation.
“Healthy Relationships Nurture in a Way Things and Food Never Will.”
Author - Speaker - Consultant - Coach - Leadership - Managing Differences - Customer Service
“Patti Fralix is founder and president of the Fralix Group, Inc., a leadership development firm specializing in individual, team, and organizational excellence. Patti speaks, consults, and coaches on Leadership, Customer Service, and Managing Differences. Her passion is “Inspiring Positive Change in Work, Life, and Family.” Patti developed a personality tool, “It’s in the Sauce” that is used by many for behavioral insight, development, and team building with individuals and teams. Her weekly blog, Itsinthesauce, provides insight on Life, Work, and Family.READ MORE
“Patti’s unflinching portrayal of her commitment to forego spending on self and home for an entire year will have you rooting for her success and connecting with your own strength to be your best self!”
“For me, what you wrote is a courageous and unexpectedly poignant chronicle of a human need to reduce inner conflict. It is a reminder that we are all ‘recovering' as we strive to understand the power of ‘commitments’ to ourselves as wells to others.”
"I have enjoyed Patti’s insights and musings. Whether it’s spending, shopping, or eating, my life’s journey mirrors Patti’s in several instances. Her thoughts are clearly expressed and she offers examples of how facing change isn’t for the weak! Spendaholic is making me think; sharing these experiences leads me to other paths of emotional awareness.”
"What a good read! Fralix challenges herself to a year of no spending as she comes to terms with her spendaholic ways. Developed from the diary written during that year, in this book she shares her adjustment to no spending and to fine tuning an even greater appreciation for the value of personal relationships."
"Bravo to the author who can convey such important information in less than 500 pages! (113!) The assessments at the end of [Changing Me from the Inside Out] were really eye opening. Succinct enough to quickly identify strengths and components of your personality that need fine tuning. This book reminds us that change is a tenant of our lives.”
"Changing Me from the Inside Out is a must read; a short but powerful book of one woman’s journey that helps us all reflect on how we have dealt with change in the past and guides us towards a better understanding of how we personally can face future events with more awareness. It is a unique work as the events presented help us explore the greater life lesson as to how to deal with adversity and change. The worksheets give us a practical self analysis of how we might survive change more successfully in the future. I had a hard time putting this book down!”