What happens when the stressed-out CEO of a nonessential business, in the middle of a pandemic, with two kids under four, actually does the unthinkable: takes two hours a day to find a source of joy — and then continues to do it almost every day of her life?
An entire movement is born
Take Two shares the transformative journey of an overworked and overwhelmed high achiever whose 21-day sprint of self-care evolved into a daily pilgrimage and gave her the framework she needed to invite peace and contentment into her life.
Paden Hughes pivoted from burned out, insecure, emotionally reactive, resentful, and depressed to energized, confident, emotionally equipped, balanced, and positive by stepping into a two-hour window of time each day with no expectations and no pressure.
Take Two is not a traditional self-help book. There’s no “five-step process for unlimited success” between the covers. It’s the raw, authentic story of a lived experience — a “Soul Adventure” that shows readers what can happen when they stop doing and start being.
You feel an enormous amount of pressure to succeed but You're burned out on life and feel like you're the only one drowning
You're a busy working mom who is depleted... Tired of always being "on" and dedicating every minute of the day to be everything for everyone else.
You identify as an empath, a highly sensitive person or a people pleaser and someone who struggles to set boundaries.
You feel stuck in your life. you have a tugging in your heart that you're out of alignment but you don't know what to do about it.
The truth is I never planned to be an author. I always dreamed of being a powerful speaker, an inspiring entrepreneur. THAT was on the vision board. But you know what wasn't on my vision board? Face planting from chronic fatigue and a borderline auto-immune disease while trying to keep my "non essential" business afloat in a global pandemic. Nope, didn't see that one coming, or what followed: a soul adventure with healers in Sedona, AZ, writing myself a prescription to take an audacious 2 hours a day to get to know myself again and all the magic that would enter my life by sticking with this daily habit.
And after mentors of mine told me to stop pitching TEDx and to realize I was sitting on a movement making story, one that had to be a book form... I finally committed. It took a year to bring this book to life and is without a doubt the best work I've done in my career to date.
So grab a glass of wine, or cup of coffee and join me in the pages of this book fully expecting to laugh, cry and maybe even discover some self compassion for your own journey. I can't wait to hear what you think.
Hi I'm Paden and I'm the CEO who face planted on my kitchen floor in front of my kids.
"Paden Hughes has written a must-read primer for anyone considering a life of freedom and conscious existence over religion and dogma.
Read this book – each chapter feels like an energetic tuning fork. You'll laugh and cry, but you won't put it down."
ENTREPRENEUR, TOP MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, MONEY MINDSET COACH AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR
"Even though the expression is "take time for yourself." Most women ignore the "take" part, thinking we must wait for free time to suddenly present itself. We all know that if open time magically appears, we fill it, usually doing things for others, or tackling a never ending to-do list. In Take Two, Paden Hughes shows us the miraculous transformation that can occur when time is actively carved into a schedule, time for unplugging, recalibrating, nourishing, time for living. Take Two is a permission slip for every human who wants a more satisfying and meaningful life."
COUPLE COACH & AUTHOR OF SWING & KEEPING IT HOT: THE WORKBOOK
"In a world where so many women struggle to set boundaries (and feel guilty if they do), Paden’s words are a breath of fresh air, empowering us to ditch overwhelm and finally say yes to ourselves.
Vulnerable, unfiltered, and hilariously relatable, Take Two is a must-read for any woman ready to recognize that her “sensitivity” is actually her superpower."
BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, HOST OF CHRISTINA THE CHANNEL PODCAST AND FOUNDER OF AHAI 7D ENERGY HEALING
"For the woman who thought it was just her, Paden does a remarkable job of painting the true picture of motherhood, womanhood and life in a relatable, funny and sometimes heart wrenching way.
This book will move you into action and out of a life of people pleasing, doubt and fear. You’ll feel more seen and understood in these pages than you potentially have in your whole life, creating the space for honest conversations with self and a chance to rewrite the story of your life."
TOP PODCAST HOST, FORMER EMMY AWARD WINNING TV HOST AND CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF SOULFIRE PRODUCTIONS
As I've been sharing my journey of taking two hours for myself, I've been getting bombarded with questions about what meditations I love listening to, my Spotify playlist, what my 7 day quick start plan would be for someone starting out and even a list of the mentors who helped me along my journey.
So I'm giving it all away to my reviewers so you can expand the experience beyond the pages of this book!
Get the Take Two Bonus Bundle when you leave a review of my book!
Paperback or Hard Copy
Audiobook - Narrated by Me