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Everything is Figureoutable: How One Simple Belief Can Help Us Overcome Any Obstacle and Create Unstoppable Success

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  3,126 ratings  ·  394 reviews
Do you ever have trouble finishing what you start? Do amazing ideas come to you all the time but after the initial excitement wanes you struggle to follow through? If you're creative and ambitious, the answer is likely yes.

The problem isn't you. It's not that you're not hardworking, intelligent or deserving, but that you haven't yet installed the one key belief that will
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 12th 2019 by Portfolio Penguin (first published September 10th 2019)
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Emily Caldwell
Sep 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: entrepreneurs
The works of Brene Brown, Simon Sinek, and Elizabeth Gilbert have changed my worldview and, consequently, my life--absolutely for the better--so when I saw that all three recommended this book, I decided to give it a read. Unlike many of the reviewers I've read so far, I'd never heard of Marie Forleo before this week.

I want to preface my review with a bit of my personal standpoint, because I do think that's relevant when it comes to self-help books. Most that I've read (or read many
Rebecca Toner
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
There were several good tidbits and reframes that were useful, but it read like a lit-crit written by a white woman completely unaware of her privilege. While she did acknowledge her immense privilege, I felt she bypassed the majority of it and it made her unrelatable. She cited poor women from countries in the developing world, and their struggles with abusive marriages and changing their lives. Then she talked about her own struggle- with learning to ride a Vespa while vacationing in Sicily??? ...more
Jillian Doherty
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you love Jen Sincero's You Are A Badass books - then you'll appreciate Marie's message too!

She really does find an extra hour in the day for you, and then she finds 2 hours!!
it's for any readers, in any stage of you one's life - you just have to want to give yourself good change.

Funny, believable, and widely appreciated - from Cheryl Strayed, to Liz Gilbert, to Brene Brown :)

Galley borrowed from the publisher.
Oct 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
DNF. Not for me. She’s like a female Tony Robbins. NLP and hyping people up with mega-watt energy. That’s fine- that approach really lights some people’s fire. I find it a major turn off. It seems to me like someone with an undoubtedly more confident and energetic ego trying to get my ego to be like hers. Listening to it I just feel bad about myself and tired..and irritated by how full of herself she is, it’s all “I’m not trying to brag but.... “.

But if everything is figureoutable then I’d
Laura Noggle
Nov 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Bubble gum hyper optimistic multi passionate entrepreneurial inspiration.

I actually really enjoyed this book and found it very encouraging.

But don’t expect much depth. Malala Yousafzai is skimmed over next to chapters about how Foreleo almost missed her flight to her Barcelona vacation.

But—EVERYTHING IS FIGUREOUTABLE! Even getting shot in the head. (It wasn’t phrased quite like that, but you get the idea.) Some jarring juxtapositions aside, it was just a surface level pop culture-y feel good
The Artisan Geek
A huge thank you to Marie for gifting me a copy of this book!! This is hands down one of the best self-help books I have ever read. Marie cuts straight through all of the rambling and to good to be true cheap talk that most of these books are filled with. She approached matters in a realistic way, yet at the same time giving you the tools the get the best out of the situation. Would definitely recommend!

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Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have been following Marie Forleo for years now and I'm so thrilled that she has come out with this book.

"Everything is Figureoutable" is a mantra that Marie uses on her podcasts, on and in her online classes. It is something that all of us need to hear, and in this book, she outlines exactly how to make it work for you.

Marie is funny, approachable, intelligent, sensitive and thoughtful. She empowers readers to get to the heart of what they need to do to make their lives
Daniela D
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
The first book I've ever read in a day! Yay! Challenge accomplished!
Marie Forleo's book is an easy read, quite inspiring, funny at times and with a clear message: you can do anything that you really want, are willing to persist for, and put in a lot of effort to make it happen. She backs it up with stories from her audience at MarieTV and podcast, as well as some academic research or surveys.

A relatively frustrating bit - I cannot believe the editors didn't fully check all the quotes! 'He who
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, self-help
This book was not for me. There's nothing inherently wrong with it, I just didn't find the content as a whole to be helpful for me. That doesn't mean it won't work for others. I do think that approaching life with the idea that "everything is figureoutable" is a good perspective but there are some circumstances/situations that people cannot figure their way out of and their circumstances must be changed systematically. For every person that overcomes some seemingly impossible circumstance, there ...more
Oct 06, 2019 rated it liked it
This would probably be better as an audio book read by Marie. I admire what she’s built and think there were some good exercises sprinkled throughout, but a lot of the references to her talk and the examples of “real” people reminded me too much of the circular reference promotional tactics used in The 5 Second Rule.
Claire Meadows
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Such a great feel good book. Marie helps you conquer your doubts and distractions and focus on putting yourself and your instincts centre-stage. It’s there inside each of us, and this books does a great job in helping you bring your plans to fruition. Recommended
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
It’s definitely a motivational read and I enjoyed Marie’s style of writing. I think the audiobook could be a great listen. It’s a little light on actionable guidance and advice, but if you want a pick me up read, this is a good choice.
Lindsey Feyder
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best personal development book I’ve ever read. Funny, applicable, thought-provoking. Each chapter ends with a section where you write down answers to questions applicable to that chapter which I really enjoyed. 100% recommend to anyone, especially anyone struggling to start their next goal or keep chasing a dream.
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hell. Fucking. Yes! I have followed Marie for years. She is a powerhouse of passion, drive, and is absolutely unstoppable, but...guess what? So are you. And Marie will show you that in this book.

Funny thing - I wrote this review last night and was too tired to properly edit, so I decided to wait and let it sit there. I read it over this morning, hit save and it just kept on spinning. It never saved. I lost the entire thing. It was a bummer, when you pour your heart into something (even as simple
I guess I am just not in the mood for this book right now. It has some good ideas and lots of good quotes but it’s not going to change my life or anything. I will check out her videos on YouTube though.
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Listen, if you need a life mantra this is it. This is the book. Go no further, do not pass go, do not collect $200. Stop right here and read this book. It is blunt, it is honest, it is the road map you need to figure out your crap. My favorite line? "Remember that girl who gave up? Neither does anybody else."

Get. On. It. Figure it out. Read this book. Do it.
Elise Musicant
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Normally, I am not one for self help books. However, when I read the description of this book, I was strongly drawn to it, and I’m so glad I got the chance to read it.

What really drew me to this book was the idea of being multipassionate. I am good at a lot of things and I love to do all of these things, but everyone in the world seems to have chosen that one thing. They build a career based on it. When they want a career change, it results in an entire life shift.

This book showed me that I
Oct 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Some good practical advice, including some exercises I appreciated (though they were fairly simple and not original). As someone with a lot of interests and drive, I liked the balance between focusing on a project to get it done and embracing all of your passions.

However, this book is only for people who are already in a good place in their healing process. While there is something to be said for just putting yourself out there and getting started, I would’ve found this book depressing when I
Sep 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Just another self-help book!!
This book focuses a lot on things like other self-help book. They tell you can succeed in your life and achieve you goals by just saying their made-up phrases (everything is figureoutable)
It seems good source for someone who has just started developing themselves.
And it is so boring for people who read a lot of self-help books.
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Everything is Figureoutable is a book that every one must read! I have been a follower of Marie for 5+ years and she has always been a beacon of light, a beacon of hope through all her video on YouTube. So when she said her book's coming out, I had to get my hands on this gem. And gem it is!

Through every chapter in this book - all the content, examples and activities, Marie lays in front of you the Figureoutable philosophy and how, through easy steps, you could apply it to your life. Nothing in
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction, 5-star
Everything is Figureoutable is a practical and profound POWERHOUSE of a book sure to stoke your creative fire and get you excited about chasing your dreams – however daunting they may seem at the moment!

Marie's honest, no-nonsense writing style is super refreshing, and her story is nothing short of tremendously inspiring. I would recommend this book to every entrepreneur or big-dreamer out there, especially young women! "Everything is Figureoutable" is my new mantra whenever anything seems
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a phenomenal addition to my library and rotation of annual books. there are wonderful stories herein along wit simple ways and activities that can assist in the figureoutable process!!! It’s a tops for sure, for sure! ...more
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The message of this book is great - tenacity and being bold and never giving up on your dreams. For me, where I'm at in my life, I feel like I sometimes push *too* hard and don't listen with the universe tells me to pivot, so some of these lessons - while they are very motivating - didn't hit the right way to me. I know I'm supposed to feel motivated but instead I feel like I'm never working hard enough, lol.

Anyway, this is well written and I'll absolutely be recommending it to a certain
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked the spirit of this book. No groundbreaking ideas, but a lot of stuff that we all basically know and tend to forget about when it matters most.
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Review to follow.
K.M. Carter
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Creme de la Creme of Self-Help

I was only 3 chapters in when I bought a hardback copy for my sister and mom.
I’ve been a follower of Marie since 2009, and I thought this book would be a cozy re-affirmation of what I had already heard. But true to Marie’s style and work ethic, she dug deep, offering precious details about her personal journey to success that have helped me feel supported in my own creative journey. I greatly benefitted from taking action with the end-of-chapter prompts. I can’t
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've followed Marie for many years. I don't remember how I found her YouTube channel, but once I did I was hooked. Reading Everything is Figureoutable: How One Simple Belief Can Help Us Overcome Any Obstacle and Create Unstoppable Success was like talking to a friend who's deeply interested in my success. She not only gives practical and timely advice, but she gives you activities to DO so you can take ACTION right away and solidify your learning. I've been saying "Everything is Figureoutable" ...more
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
There were a couple of clever quotes, but ultimately this reminded me why I don't really care for self-help/inspirational type titles.
Nov 15, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I did not enjoy this at all and I read a ton of self help books and generally can just glean what is useful and get on with my day. But this one is bad...just poorly written with tons of fake enthusiasm to the point of nausea. I will say, I have never even heard of this woman and this book was recommended by a life coach I know and and who's advice I generally find pretty spot on. About a chapter in I was like ugh, but I kept going for a while. I bailed 3/4 of the way through after I had read ...more
Benjamin Torres
This book is motivational and good inspiration, but not very much else. It is repetitive to the extreme and shallow in its message.

I did find some useful tips and interesting points, specially how it is so very important to have the right attitude when solving a problem, but I felt it was little more than optimistic go get it book.
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A born-and-raised Jersey girl with nothing more than passion, a laptop and a dream, Marie Forleo has created a socially conscious digital empire that inspires millions across the globe.

Named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation, she’s the star of the award-winning show MarieTV, with over 47 million views, and host of The Marie Forleo Podcast, with more than eight million downloads.
“The most powerful words in the universe are the words you say to yourself.” 5 likes
“I win or I learn, but I never lose.” 4 likes
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