Crunch Time: Eight Steps to Making the Right Life Decisions at the Right Times

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Gotham Books, 2004 - Self-Help - 258 pages
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Do you aspire to…
-- Steer your life or career in the right direction
--Get that promotion or dream job
--Improve your relationships
--Lose weight
--Live a life that reflects what you value most in your heart-of-hearts

For two decades, Ken Lindner has built a reputation as one of broadcast journalism’s most successful talent agents and career counselors. He’s learned that even everyday decisions have the power to become crucial turning points in life, and that what separates those individuals who achieve their goals and realize their dreams from those who don’t is the processby which the achievers reach their decisions. Crunch Timegives you Ken’s eight foolproof Stepsto making constructive and self- enhancing decisions and the specific Strategiesto make it happen.

Crunch Timeshow readers that:

* You are the result of your decisions, and each and every decision is an opportunity to either raise or lower the quality of your life.
* The way you Frameyour decisions to yourself can help you negate and override the strong emotions that often cloud your better judgment and lead you to make self-destructive choices.
* The appropriate use of discipline and delayed gratification are an integral part of helping you achieve your most precious goals and dreams.
* By making constructive and self-enhancing decisions on a daily basis, you significantly raise your feelings of self-esteem and self-worth, which motivates you to make self-enhancing decisions throughout your life.

Crunch Timeis the essential motivational guide for any decision-making situation, providing powerful and highly-effective Strategiesfor achieving your goals by making the very most out of every opportunity.

With compelling and insightful case studies, Ken illustrates how to live a life focused on your true values and goals in order to achieve what you want in both your life and your career, so that you will inevitably be led to make your most positive, constructive, and self-enhancing decisions. Infused with Ken’s trademark enthusiasm and ability to inspire, this is the ultimate beacon for every defining moment, in life and in business. BACKCOVER: Advance Praise for Crunch Time

"Ken's professional counsel has helped me make the right choices during my own ‘crunch times.’ Now everyone can draw upon his simple, but effective strategies for smart decision-making."--Lester Holt, Network Anchor

“Great decisions can certainly change lives, they have for me. Crunch Timeis loaded with Ken Lindner’s brilliant decision-making Strategiesand insight, all of which have enabled me to truly live my dreams.”--Dayna Devon, Host of EXTRA

“If you’re frustrated with any part of your life, don't put this book down! Crunch Timeis packed with invaluable decision-making tools that can improve the quality of your life immediately. Ken Lindner's book helped me personally and professionally from page one.” --Lu Parker, Miss USA, 1994 and Television Host, CBS San Antonio

“This is the bible for anyone who wants to aim for the stars, personally and professionally. Ken Lindner manages to encapsulate phenomenal life and career advice with a clear explanation of how to pull it off no matter what your field. Crunch Timeis the definitive "How to Succeed" book of the new millennium.” --Liz Claman, Network Anchor

“As Ken Lindner’s very first client, I can personally attest to his genius in helping people make life-enhancing decisions. In Crunch Time, he compellingly shares his life Strategiesso that you can immediately begin to change your life in the most beneficial ways.”--Ernie Anastos, Anchor

Crunch Timegives you a clear roadmap as to how to take positive and tangible ownership of your life through making constructive and emotionally intelligent big- picture decisions.”--Robin Meade, Network Anchor

“By reading Crunch Time, you can achieve your goals and feel good about who you are as you grow. It’s so rare to go to a bookstore these days to find something that can truly transform your life. This book can!”--Flavia Colgan, Network Commentator

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Introduction Continued
Exploring Your DecisionMaking Foundation
Identify the Situation That Calls for You

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About the author (2004)

Ken Lindner has represented hundreds of the country¬'s most prominent anchors and reporters, including Matt Lauer, Elizabeth Vargas, Lester Holt, and Paula Zahn. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard, he worked as an attorney for the William Morris Agency before founding Ken Lindner & Associates.

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