Have you ever read a book that made you feel like it was written just for you to read at that specific moment in time? My most recent read did just that and because of it, I need to tell you about the book Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo.
If you haven’t heard of Marie Forleo, she is motivational speaker; life coach; host of the award winning show, Marie TV; host of The Marie Forleo Podcast; creator of BSchool, and much more. Oprah even called her “a thought leader for the next generation”. (That’s a pretty impressive title from Oprah herself, if you ask me!) If you haven’t seen her work before, I HIGHLY suggest googling “Marie Forleo” and whatever it is that’s a struggle for you right now and seeing what comes up. I’m telling you, 9 out of 10 times, she has a video to address a problem I’m facing.
With all of that being said, I’ve been a fan of Marie’s for years now and have recommended her podcast and other work to you wonderful readers more than 10 times now. So, it I wasn’t entirely surprised to love this book as much as I did, BUT what I didn’t expect was the shift it made in my life. Let me explain.
Everything is Figureoutable focuses around the idea that (as the title suggests) every problem can be solved … no matter what. And, right from the get-go, she calls the reader out on making excuses that this isn’t the case for their specific situation, which is one of the many things I loved about this book. While she is inspiring and encouraging throughout, she also (and sometimes more importantly) calls you out on your BS, doesn’t let you hide behind your excuses, and reminds you that there is only ONE thing that can truly get in your way … YOU.
Marie helps you shift your mindset, thoughts, and beliefs from working against you to working for you, she teaches you how to embrace fear not run away from it, and (what wound up being the most impactful for me) she helps you define your dream and start on the path to actually achieve it.
Now, I think I should explain that I didn’t go into this book expecting to set a NEW dream for myself, but by the end of this book, that’s exactly what happened. And, I think that shows you just how powerful Everything Is Figureaboutable is, as both a book and a philosophy. I mean, she helped me discover a dream I didn’t even know I had! How amazing is that?!
It’s too early to share what exactly this book sparked for me because I’m taking things just one small step at a time, just like Marie told me too, BUT I will say this … Everything Is Figureoutable will be the reason for a big shift in With Cheryl’s offerings sometime in 2020—and I cannot WAIT to share what I’m working on with each of you.
In the meantime, I highly encourage you to pick up a copy of Everything Is Figureoutable for yourself now. And, as you work through the book, you MUST do all of of the exercises at the end of each chapter. I cannot encourage this enough. It might seem like a lot of work (and it is), but the work is necessary for you to get the most out of this book. Don’t cheat yourself. DO THE WORK (which is ironically the title of my current read!)
I’ll leave you with this … by the time I finished reading the last page of this book, I can honestly say my mindset has shifted about problems that come my way. I really do, deep down in my bones, believe that everything is figureoutable now—and because of that, I feel like I’m capable of so much more. AND, I know each of you are too.
Now, let’s go kick some ass together!