You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life

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 revelatory and inspiring book that will change the way we view failure and help us build resilience.

We are lucky. For most of us, famine, plague, economic depression, and other life-threatening catastrophes are the stuff of history books. We’re living in an era with the highest-ever rates of longevity, education, and wealth. Cars drive us home as our phones entertain us before we arrive to food delivered to the front door. We have it all!

But there’s just one side effect. We no longer have the tools to handle failure...or even perceived failure. When we fall, we lie on the sidewalk crying. When we spill, we splatter. When we crack, we shatter.

We are turning into an army of porcelain dolls.

A rude email from the boss means calling in sick. Only two likes on our post means we don’t have friends. Cell phones show us we’re never good enough. Yesterday’s butterflies are tomorrow’s panic attacks. Record numbers of students have clinical anxiety. And what about depression, loneliness, and suicide?

All rising!

What do we desperately need to learn?

RESILIENCE. And we need to learn it fast.

Read You Are Awesome to learn:
• The single word that keeps your options open after failure
• What every commencement speech gets wrong
• 3 ways to dramatically accelerate your ability to learn and adapt
• The 2-minute morning practice that helps eliminate worry
• Why you need an Untouchable Day (and how to get one)
• and much, much more...

Because the truth is, you really are awesome.

Title:You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life
ISBN:9781982135881
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    You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life Reviews

  • Susan's Reviews

    I've read several of this author's inspiring books. This is yet another great addition to your library: turn to it when you've had a rough day. Don't let everyday failures or even major failures keep ...

  • Jennifer Blankfein

    Learn How to Navigate Change, Wrestle With Failure and Live An Intentional Life; Neil Pasricha’s You Are Awesome Provides Solid Advice and InspirationBestselling author, podcast host and TED speaker...

  • Jade Melody

    Received an arc from Edelweiss+ for an honest reviewRating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I am so glad that I finally got around to reading this book! This was my first time reading a book by Neil Pasricha ...

  • Neil Pasricha

    Are you supposed to review your own books on here? What's the etiquette? Who decides? Do you give yourself three out of five stars to be all humble since one star would be kind of like why did you wri...

  • Robyn

    I like Neil and I like his message of positivity and his online articles and his 1000 Awesome Things blog but I feel like I've already read most of this book in excerpts online. I have a pretty big st...

  • Sonal Apte

    Neil borrows from many people I've already read/heard (Tim Ferriss, etc.) so the ideas are not new. However, I appreciate how he distills down to 3 questions:1.)Will this matter on my deathbed?2.) Can...

  • Danielle

    I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This was the most loving and surprisingly empowering self-help book I’ve ever picked up. For some reason, self-...

  • Genevieve Trono

    I was immediately drawn into You Are Awesome because of how relatable the writing is. Neil Pasricha is charismatic and resilient and the writing is conversational like you are talking with a good frie...

  • Amanda

    This book was fantastic and best of all, it made me feel awesome. I felt like Neil Pasricha was speaking to me personally, encouraging me to embrace my failures and to look pass them and move forward:...

  • Angela

    This book offers 9 mindset shifts that will help you cope with failure, keep going when the going gets tough, learn and adapt faster, let go of worries and shift your focus on what you can change, and...