I was fortunate to get an early copy of Marie's book (and then I immediately ordered more copies for my friends!) and it exceeds my expectations (which were sky high to begin with!? ) This book helps you build the mindset necessary to create the business of your dreams! Marie is a treasure!
While the title of this book gives away its premise, knowing that everything is figureoutable is huge, but knowing what makes up the figureoutable makes it more powerful. In her book, Marie Forleo (in the year I've been following her has proven she absolutely knows what she's talking about) breaks it down for you so that you can figure things out as you go along in life. When I received my book from Amazon, I ended up devouring it over a two day period, marking it up with my trusty highligher so I could quickly go back to all of the key moments in the book that I know I want and need to absorb again. The old saying, "The teacher appears when the student is ready," rang in my mind as I read the book. This book has come at a time in my life when an ongoing major life event has at times made me feel lost. I've always lived my life somehow knowing that everything will work out, and in the past it has, but doubt has occasionally crept in this year. Now I've changed my sentiment so that I know everything is figureoutable, which is a much more actionable way of living and the right way through what I've been feeling lately. In her book, Marie shows how that we can dream, we can take responsibility, we can take charge, we can make decisions, we can start before we're ready, and we absolutely can figure things out despite what anyone else may tell us. I hope by now you've figured out this book is meant for you.
My wife has been a huge fan of Marie's for a long time. I knew she was awesome. But... As I told my wife, "I had no idea Marie was THAT awesome!!!"
My excuse: I've been in hermit-mode and have done nothing but read books for 5 years (no blogs/videos/etc.) so I wasn't able to get the full sense of Marie's heroically brilliant and grounded and HILARIOUS power until this book came out.
I've read and created PhilosophersNotes on well over 500 books. This is one of my ABSOLUTE (!) favorites of all time. I HIGHLY (!!!) recommend it.
Everything IS figureoutable! After reading the first three chapters, I sent a text to three of my closest associates letting them know they have to pick up this incredible read, and I plan to keep spreading the word. Marie delivers great insight along with practical ideas for application and stories to highlight some of the amazing things that happen when you "figure it out" no matter what life throws your way. So grateful that she has put her extensive experience, coaching, and business savvy into this book - needle mover!
This book exceeding my expectations and I’ve come to expect a lot from Marie. She never lets me down! I laughed, I cried, and most of all I was inspired. I actually did the work and answered the questions at the end of each chapter and what a difference it made. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to accomplish anything in life and anyone who has ever made an excuse for themself.
I went back and forth before deciding to buy this book. I've become a fan of Marie's over the past year and as someone who has struggled with certain challenges I've not been able to overcome despite my many many efforts, I still wanted to invest in myself and in a resource that could possibly challenge me in some way, help me to gain new perspective and ultimately help and empower me in finding solutions to shift my circumstances in a positive direction. Unfortunately (sadly), this book did not provide any of that. While I appreciate the personable and encouraging tone (which made it an easier read than most books), there were still a few things that were disheartening throughout and, for me, one general attitude in particular. Despite acknowledging privileges and injustices and the fact that there are valid reasons and obstacles that can impact our lives, they're glossed over as if they hold no significance, and relegated to excuse-making and not taking personal responsibility/accountability. There are external forces that detrimentally impair and impact the lives of many, and even hinder getting opportunities to compel positive change despite many best efforts (your response in spite of what happens to you). But they're generally dismissed as if they hold no substantial relevance at all. And supporting anecdotes are used to support various one-sided rather privileged arguments (and the glaring privileges aren't even acknowledged). I've heard some of the ideas expressed in the book before, via her videos and podcasts, but was hoping for something new and with more substance that would help me, challenge me, in some way. I didn't get it with this book. It takes on a different approach than some other "self help" style books, which is greatly appreciated and can prove useful and more palatable to folks who've never picked up such a book before. But, for me, it doesn't go far enough and maximize the impact it could've had. Too much on affirming certain arguments, too little on expanding space (narrative) to include those whose experiences aren't so linear and are indeed substantially affected by external factors deemed "significant...yet insignificant" (my opinion of how she addresses things like injustices and bias based on how she breezes over their significance) that may impede or outright stop someone's progress, no matter what positive leaning beliefs they adopt, or how much work they put in.
I was afraid this wouldn't offer anything new. You know, change your mindset, etc. Being somewhat of a self-help guru, I've read or heard it all. But oh my goodness, this changed me within one chapter. The insights, the writing, and the takeaway from this book is so profound and, even if I heard "mindset" before, the author shapes this in a way that really puts things in perspective. Even today, I was kinda freaking out (worrying) about something I was going to do about a very important upcoming meeting, and I stopped myself and said "everything is figureoutable" and soon I was coming to a solution to figure out this problem. Sure, sounds easy, but this author tunes into some depth I have been trying to grasp within myself forever. Highly highly recommended.