You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life
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From Neil Pasricha—New York Times, million-copy bestselling author of The Book of Awesome series and The Happiness Equation, thought leader for the next generation, and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world—comes a reve ...more
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Bestselling author, podcast host and TED speaker, Neil Pasricha, has charisma and positivity that emanates from the pages of his new book, You Are Awesome.
We will all experience challenges and often face failures, but if we look at them in a positive light, appreciate what we have learned and move on, continue moving forward and growing, the negati ...more
I am so glad that I finally got around to reading this book! This was my first time reading a book by Neil Pasricha and I already know that I want to pick up his other books. He has a way of providing useful tips while also being truthful.
The fact that he tells it like it is, makes his tips that more useful. It's not like other self-help books where they paint this perfect picture and then give you these unrealistic tips. No. P ...more
As self help books go, I didn't quite feel the flow from chapter to c ...more
This was the most loving and surprisingly empowering self-help book I’ve ever picked up. For some reason, self-help books have rarely hit home for me. I find they usually go in one of two ways: either they tend to be hyper-idealistic while conveniently ignoring the innumerable factors that could prevent one from dropping everything and “following your dreams!”…. or they’re on the other side of the spectrum whe ...more
Everyone can relate to failure but how we react to it can change our paths entirely and keep us moving forward. Every” misstep” is a chance to assess, learn and then move up and onward. I love the balance of personal stories, accessible writing, and strategies that are approachable for everyone.
Since implementing these strategies, I've seen a marked difference in how I think about and approach all kinds of situations now. I especially like that Pasricha emphasizes the importance of failure and makes failure seem less shameful. Too often we're told ...more
Having met him at a conference, he is inspiring, positive and enthusiastic. Readers can take fro ...more
1.)Will this matter on my deathbed?
2.) Can I do something about it?
3.)Is this a story I'm telling myself?
And also has 3 journal prompts:
1.)I will let go of...
2.) I am grateful for...
3.)I will focus on...
Everyone hits rock bottom at some point in our lives, but what happens if we get stuck? Neil explains that nothing is over until you give up on it. Al ...more
You Are Awesome is set up with Neil's trademark bite size chapters and subcategories. They are very fun and relaxing t ...more
Que - Untouchable Days, a time to disconnect from everything and everyone. How many of us actually do this? I know this is ...more
This book was really more like 3.5 stars that I rounded up to 4. I'm sure it will be super helpful to some people, but only bits and pieces of this book seemed to apply to me. I was better than "just okay," but I wouldn't necessarily say it was "really good." There's some good tidbits throughout this book, but it seems more geared towards people wanting to start a business/website/professional goal/etc.
I finished reading the book in 2 days! Much like his previous book, the happiness equation, he outlines 9 secrets to leading a more intentional life.
Neil speaks about personal experiences in the book and talks about what he's learned from those experiences. As I read through the 9 steps, I found myself saying, yes, this makes sense. ...more
“Find the small ponds so you can be the big fish.”
“ Sometimes the best thing you can do is learn to add that dot-dot-dot… and keep going.”
“There’s no you of today without everything in your past. There’s no you of tomorrow without everything you’re going through now, either.”
“We all think that the way things are now is the way things will continue to be.”
“Wanting to be better is a real gift. Moving through failures is the real success. Building resilience is the real succe ...more
I read this book toward the end of 2019 when things were normal. Pasricha presents nine secrets on how to be resilient in the face of adversity. His conversational tone makes you feel as though you’re talking with a friend. He weaves stories throughout the book to help make his point and helps readers see how they can change their perspective. We need this book now more than ever, and I’d recommend it to any reader who might need a reminder that we can get through hard times.
Let’s face it – resilience is a skill. If you can bounce back better and faster, you will be happier and accomplish more (this is especially important for entrepreneurs).
In You Are Awesome, Pasricha outlines nine secrets to being more resilient. I’ll list them below, but I encourage you to get the book to learn more about each secret:
1. Add a dot-dot-dot…
2. Shift the spotlight
3. See it as a ste ...more
Pass me a drink. Let's chill on the ripped couch at the back. I love this place. Book lovers are my favorite people. (And my favorite lovers.)
My name is Neil Pasricha (pass-REACH-ah) and I'm the New York Times-blah-blah bestselling author of eight books exploring how to live an intentional life including THE BOOK OF AWESOME (gratitude), THE HAPPINESS EQUATION (happiness), and Y ...more