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You Are Awesome

How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life
Written by: Neil Pasricha
Narrated by: Neil Pasricha
Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: Business & Money, Careers
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From Neil Pasricha - New York Times, million-copy best-selling author of The Book of Awesome series and The Happiness Equation, thought leader for the next generation, and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world - comes a revelatory and inspiring book that will change the way we view failure and help us build resilience. 

Why is life getting harder instead of easier?
How do I get back up after life knocks me down?
And how do I grow stronger and live more intentionally? 

These are just some of the big life questions Neil tackles in his motivating new book You Are Awesome. And Neil knows what he’s talking about - he’s dealt with many failures and flops throughout his life and, in addition to sharing these intimacies, he also offers simple, research-backed models we can all use to get back up and stay on track. 

Resilience is a skill in desperately short supply today. One side effect of living in our era of abundance is that we no longer have the tools to handle failure or even perceived failure. We are turning into an army of porcelain dolls. We no longer bend, we break. When we spill, we splatter. When we crack, we shatter. The New York Times reports that nearly two-thirds of college students report “overwhelming anxiety.” Cell phones show us we’re never good enough. And what about rates of depression, loneliness, and suicide? All rising! 

The world is ready for Neil’s new approach to resilience in the form of nine accessible, story-based, science-backed secrets that will help you live stronger and with intention. By taking this journey with Neil as your guide, you’ll learn how to navigate failure, how to positively reframe your own perceptions, and ultimately, how to become your most unbreakable, powerful and awesome self. 

Written in Pasricha’s trademark high-energy, takeaway-laden awesome style, this book is for everyone - including fresh grads walking into their first jobs, anyone processing a breakup, people whose industries or careers are quickly getting disrupted, parents wanting to help children be mentally tougher, children wanting to help parents be mentally tougher, and millennials looking for a flashlight to help illuminate the dark path of adulthood. 

This book is for anyone who needs to be reminded that every problem is an opportunity, that every dead end has a hidden door, and that every step back is ultimately a step forward. 

Pssst.... This book is also a little reminder that YOU ARE AWESOME.

©2019 Neil Pasricha (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Consistency is what you expect

I had the opportunity to meet Neil at a book signing on the day of release of this book in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Before this, I never knew who Neil was, what accomplishments he had before this book, or what the purpose of this books are. This is also the very first time I have written a book review formally.

My first comment is about Neil’s consistency. Whether you have had the opportunity to see him live, watch one of his recorded TED Talks or listen to his audiobooks he is exactly the same. The jovial lightheartedness in his presence is refreshing. The concept of resilience sounds heavy and often the books written on the subject are. This couldn’t be father from the truth with this book. The anecdotes and stories Neil shares serve to lighten up the larger more important message. This book is super easy fun listening which I believe is pivotal for any audiobook. You can have the most amazing content in the world but if the narrator is boring to listen you your gonna lose me.

I particularly enjoyed some of the references he used to being a big fish in a small pond, and, the end of history illusion.

Was this book a game changer for me personally. No. But it more than adequately serve to strengthen the messaging and concepts that we all need to hear over and over again. For that reason, I would highly recommend this book.

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Loved this book!

Well worth the time to listen. Very relatable with some amazing stories that I could relate too. Neil Pasricha is a natural story teller.

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Neil is talking to us

For context I listen/read a book a month. Neil has great advice from lessons learned. Above all, what I loved about this audiobook, is the way the author talks to the audience in a passionate engaging voice. Many great authors read their book or hire a speaker, and the result is often monotone.
Not so with this material. Neil talks to us.

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Great book by an amazing speaker

Neil Pasricha reall killed it with this book. I've never listened to a book by such an great speaker and it really made all the difference. This book is a great self improvement book that feels more current by incorporating technology into the advice given.

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  • Joseph R
  • 2019-12-18

a book about some of important life lessons.

a good book for people how to bounce back from setbacks must read for all.