“Everything is figureoutable will change your life. You can use it to solve mundane problems like a busted washing machine or a flat tire. You can use it to build a company, reshape your health, or create financial freedom. You can use it to save (or end) a relationship or create the most magnificent, passionate love story of your dreams. You can use it to find your way out of chronic stress, grief, anger, depression, addiction, anxiety, hopelessness, and debt. You can use it to invent a breakthrough technology, learn a new language, become a better parent or a stronger leader. Most important, you can use this idea with others—in your family, organization, team, industry, community, or the world—to create a positive and significant change.
Individually and collectively, we’re confronted by events and circumstances that can no longer be ignored. … Yet there can be no significant change in the world unless we first have the courage to change ourselves. In order to change ourselves, we must first believe we can.
Together, we’ll us this one simple belief, everything is figureoutable, to activate our inherent ability to transform our lives and, by doing so, instigate meaningful change around us. Which is exactly why this book is in your hands right now.
We need you. We need your heart, your voice, your courage, your joy, your creativity, your compassion, your love, and your gifts. Now, more than ever.”
~ Marie Forleo from Everything Is Figureoutable
As I said in my Amazon review of this great (!) book: My wife Alexandra has been a huge fan of Marie’s for a long time. I knew she was awesome. But… As I told Alexandra: “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. (Get a copy of the book here.)
As you may know, Marie Forleo created the uber-popular B School. Before that she was a Nike dancer, coach and, well a ton of other things as she hustled to create a life of meaning and joy. (She also graduated Valedictorian from Seton Hall. A nerd like me especially appreciates THOSE kinds of intellectual chops to go with phenomenal dance moves and jumbo-practical wisdom.)
So, yah. The book’s awesome. In the same league as some of my other favorites like Deep Work Atomic Habits and The 5 Second Rule. (In fact, on my chalkboard right now, I actually have “EVERYTHING IS FIGUREOUTABLE” right above “5-4-3-2-1-GO!” <- Winning combo!)
The book is PACKED (!) with Big Ideas and I’m excited to share a few of my favorites so let’s jump straight in!
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