Review by Jenna Mohammed
During a time of self-isolation, it can be difficult to remain positive, especially when faced with the unknown. Sometimes we need a friend to remind us how awesome we are. Canadian author, public speaker and entrepreneur, Neil Pasricha is the ally we all need in our lives. In his #1 international bestseller, You Are Awesome: 9 Secrets to Getting Stronger and Living an Intentional Life, Pasricha presents readers with advice on building resilience through divergent thinking.
Each of the nine secrets begins with an anecdote about Pasricha’s past. His stories include an encounter with childhood embarrassment, meeting the dean of Harvard Business School, his first full-time job and how his first marriage crumbled. While many of his stories have a sombre tone, he uses them to enhance his secrets to living a more intentional life and ultimately shifting your perspective.
I love the way Pasricha tells it like it is using a tone that isn’t ‘holier-than-thou’ but, rather as a friend or loved one. With every tip, Pasricha explains the back story that led him to these secrets of living intentionally. If you find yourself mulling over situations and feelings that no longer serve or uplift you, You Are Awesome: 9 Secrets to Getting Stronger and Living an Intentional Life is a handy book to reference when you need to feel inspired.