Finished Reading: You are Awesome by Neil Pasricha

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On the list of things I wanted to be when I grew up, resilient never made the list. Adulting is hard but being an optimistic adult through the trials life throws at you is even harder, this is were resilience comes in. Enter You are Awesome from Neil Pasricha, a new book on resilience in the face of the hardest trials and how to show up, grow, and move beyond with optimism and clarity.

Over the years, my go-to places for getting books for review have puttered out. Which makes me sad because I loved getting books, from publishers I may not have picked up before. Some were great and stretched me and others well, they just weren’t my cup of tea.

I was surprised to see an email in my inbox a few months ago asking if I would like to read Neil Pasricha’s new book You are Awesome. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect, I certainly hadn’t read or heard of Neil before this email, and not long afterwards I had read his book and was recommending it to everyone I knew!

In You are Awesome, Neil outlines the 9 secrets to living a more resilient life, secrets to shift your perspective, learn through failure, and to keep learning all the while. I came away from reading You are Awesome with a profound realization that optimism, learning, and open-mindedness can be keys to success when it seems all the doors have been shut in front of us. This was a timely realization considering all the doors we’ve tried to walk through in the last 7 months seemingly have been slammed and barred shut from us walking through them. With Neil’s overwhelming optimism, I can’t help but think the best next thing is around the corner, we need only open eyes, hearts, and minds to see it.


All in all, I felt You are Awesome was a simple, fast, and encouraging read for all entrepreneurs, 9-5 career folks, and even stay at home parents. For anyone who needs to be reminded that every problem is an opportunity.

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