Book Review & Giveaway: 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life

Who couldn’t use more discipline in their life? Really! Even if you are a super organized person with your house nicely decorated (and clean), you make goals and meet them within a specified amount of time, and you do all of this joyfully.  Is there anyone like that? I doubt it.  We can all use a little motivation to get some small and big things done around our houses and in our lives.

Do you need to make a paradigm shift in your home to healthier eating or allergy-friendly cooking? It may seem overwhelming when you’re first staring down the barrel of an illness like food allergies or Celiac’s Disease, or simply know that your body needs ‘real food’.  There are ways to do it though.  Take baby steps.  Commit to the challenge of taking these steps over the next 21 days.

This is where Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom comes in with her new ebook 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life.  I’m telling you, this is a great book!  It is a very quick read.  I read it in about 1 hour on a family trip over the weekend.  It has me thinking on some big goals that I really want to accomplish and some everyday habits that I’d like to incorporate into a more smoothly run home and family life.  That is essentially what the book is about.

Crystal challenges you over the next 21 days to accomplish 1 Mega Project and establish a healthy habit.  Each day, she gives you motivation, tools, and encouragement to accomplish both the big and small goals in your life.  One of my favorite quotes from the book is the following:

Remember, moving in the right direction – even at a microscopic rate – is always faster than standing still. Tiny changes can add up to major differences over a long period of time. (p.13)

I have a suggestion for the best way to apply this challenge to a more disciplined life.  If you have the time, read the book through in its entirety first.  Then, go back and work through the challenge one day at a time implementing each day’s assignment.  However, if you do not have the time or will not go back to it once you’ve read it through, just jump right into the challenge on day 1.  Each chapter/day is only 2 pages and it may be less overwhelming to you than trying to absorb the whole book all at once.

How about I do the challenge with you?  I will be at the Allume conference at the end of this week, so I don’t want to get started on a mega project when my schedule is going to be out of whack.  However, over the next week, I will make up my list of habits and my mega project to share with each of you.  At that point, we can all do a daily update on how we’re progressing.  Are you on board?  Of course, in order to compete in this challenge together, you must first get the book.  There are two great opportunities for you to get 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life:

  1. For the next 3 days, Crystal is selling the ebook for a mere 99¢!  Grab some spare change and jump on this great deal. Simply click on 21 Days to a More Discipline Life to purchase or on the “Buy Now” link in the image above.  {Are you a Kindle user? No problem. Here is the Amazon Kindle link to 21 Days To A More Disciplined Life}
  2. I also have the privilege to give the book away to 5 of my readers.  Yay! But it ends today!  After that, you’ll have to purchase your own copy.

To enter the giveaway for a free copy of the ebook, simply leave me a comment below telling me why you want this book.

Contest ends on tonight, October 24 at midnight EST.  So get entering!  If you can’t wait to see if you won, go ahead and purchase it for 99¢ thru Thursday.  After that time, the price jumps to $4.99.

{Note: I receive 50% commission for every sale of 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life.  The review is my opinion alone.}

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29 Responses to Book Review & Giveaway: 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life

  1. Carole says:


  2. Megan Henderson says:

    I want this book because I appreciate Crystal’s approach to dealing with daily life. Whether it’s creating freezer meals or going to bed/getting up early, Crystal gives practical advice that can be applied to any busy life. I have no doubt this book will have great information and practical tips for everyone.

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  4. Tara says:

    I could always use some more discipline in my life.

  5. Karen Dougan says:

    Even as an Empty Nester and 50, I am still looking at ways to better focus my life and get the most out of each day. I feel that the more our days are structured the more spontaneous happenings are more pleasurable. I would love to get a gift of this book.

  6. Chelsea says:

    I need the motivation I hope this book will provide.

  7. Sharon says:

    I definitely need to get my life more disciplined. Would love to win this!

  8. SuAnne McBroom says:

    Money Saving Mom is a great blog; I’m sure her book will be as well.

  9. Katie Girdner says:

    I would like to read this book to get me on track – I seem to never get around to budgeting and at the end of the day feel like I didn’t accomplish much… I have so many projects I would love to accomplish and this would be a great inspiration!

  10. ashley says:

    I need to be better at cleaning and organizing my home in the midst of 3 little ones

  11. Brandy Ford says:

    I would love a copy of this book. Having gone through major changes and upheaval these past 9 months I would love to read this and get back on track with discipline and structure. I enjoy Crystal’s blog and common sense ideas. Thank you for offering this!

  12. brenda howard says:

    I need to work on completing a task.

  13. Elizabeth says:

    I want this book. I have followed Momey Saving Mom’s website for a few years now and I know how great Crystal’s books are! I am a newely diagnosed Cieliac and would love to be more diciplined on my eating habits.

    • Cook says:

      Hi Elizabeth,

      I wanted to reply to your comment for entering the ebook giveaway. The winners have been notified and I’m sorry that your name was not randomly selected. However, I’m not sure if you are a regular reader of my blog, The Willing Cook, or if you came across the giveaway link at Money Saving Mom. If the latter is the case, The Willing Cook is a blog dedicated to those who suffer from food allergies and Celiac. I try my best to come along side those who are just starting out on this journey and veterans alike. I try to give helpful advice, encouragement, meal plans, and recipes. If you ever have any questions or need anything, please do not hesitate to ask. I am happy to come along side you as you try to find your footing on this new journey.

      All the best,

  14. Brooke Butcher says:

    …because discipline begets discipline. And I could certainly use more of it in all areas of my life. 🙂
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  15. Kendal Barriere says:

    Not only do I enjoy all her posts and other books, I really need to increase my productivity at home with cleaning and organizing.

  16. Laura R says:

    I love Money Saving Mom and find her resources inspirational. My husband and I are working to get our health & finances in order and I think this book has perfect timing!

  17. Karen says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book. I have four small children and homeschool. The motivation to be more disciplined would be much appreciated!

  18. Jeanne says:

    Discipline. Oh yes, I could use it. I’ve been disciplined to get up in the morning and head to gym, but the eating part of my life is in dire need of discipline. Sometimes I think it’s easier to DO something than to STOP doing something. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  19. Sarah says:

    I enjoyed her series on this topic and would love to see her expanded thoughts.

  20. Joann B says:

    This is a wonderful book that I would like to get. I need ideas that will challenge me to be disciplined and prioritize different areas of my life! Thank you for having this giveaway!

  21. Cynthia says:

    I am hoping it helps me to get some of my goals started and finished.

  22. mandy says:

    I really need to figure out how to budget time! As a student, time wasting is most definitely damaging. I think this book will help me figure out where and what I’m doing wrong.

  23. Lorraine says:

    Thanks for running this contest! I want this book because I need more discipline in my time management, and this could help me with that!

  24. Siobhan Bissell says:

    I need structure!!!

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