I was very excited to start reading Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo. What got me really excited about this particular book was that I was going to learn about a new philosophy that I could apply to every aspect of my life. Philosophy is a topic that I’ve always been very interested in, so learning a new and modern philosophy from a woman was so different and fun. Another aspect that I was excited about before I started reading Everything is Figureoutable was the style of writing and Marie’s voice. I listen to Marie’s podcast, so knowing that she doesn’t hold back and isn’t afraid to swear made this book that more appealing. Not all motivational books use swear words or use innocent words in place of swear words, and that’s okay but totally not my jam.
If you’ve read my review for another motivational book that I’ve read, then you know that I don’t believe these types of books have a plot per say. So this is where I shall tell you what I believe the purpose that this book is trying to achieve.
Everything is Figureoutable is a book that has the goal of retraining your brain. There are different principles in the book that are explained about this new philosophy of everything being figureoutable. It doesn’t matter how big or small the problem is, with the tools inside this book, you will be able to tackle anything life decides to throw at you without the overwhelm you used to feel. You will also learn about and how to deal with imposter syndrome, excuses, perfectionism, and failure.
Thank you Marie Forleo for Everything is Figureoutable. Honestly, I think I always knew this was true deep down. However, I let insecurity and society teach me negative ways of dealing with my problems. I am still working on these things, but I digress.
Alright, so this is not the first motivational book that I have read. Everything is Figureoutable is officially the fourth motivational book that I have chosen to read and have enjoyed. There are a lot of topics that I have read about in the three other books that appear in Everything is Figureoutable. Even though I have read about these topics already, I really enjoyed how Marie talks about her own experiences. Also, I do want to note that I expected to read about repeat topics that I’ve read about in other books because I specifically chose these books to learn how to deal with these specific issues. I like to experience different perspectives on a single topic to learn what works best for me, I suggest you do the same! It’s fun and very interesting, I promise.
The main difference about Marie’s book, is that it also doubles as a workbook. At the end of each chapter, there is a small section with questions to ask yourself to start implementing ideas from the chapter that you just read. This is amazing. Not only do you get the information, but you get walked through how to apply it to yourself. Active learning is the best and made this book a higher value tool to me. Another thing that I loved was the stories. Not just Marie’s, other people’s who’ve applied this philosophy to their lives. You get an insight into how other people use the Everything is Figureoutable philosophy. I loved this so much and I haven’t seen this done any other books I’ve read.
Small highlights for myself about this book are the language (aka no fear to swear) and the quotes. I love when people don’t censor how they speak in real life in their writing. This makes what I’m reading more relatable and authentic. The quotes are peppered throughout the book. Pretty sure this is part of the reason I just breezed through the book. I love and appreciate quotes and they were kind of like little Easter eggs that I looked for while reading.
“I win or I learn, but I never lose.”
“Your potential is limitless. You are unique, valuable, capable, and worthy of the dreams in your heart. Most of all, you have what it takes to transform and transcend whatever challenges you face.”
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
“The most powerful words in the universe are the words you say to yourself.”
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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