You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life

Category: Book
By (author): Pasricha, Neil
Series: Book Of Awesome
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Motivational
  SELF-HELP / General
  SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational
  SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Success
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: November 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 8.37in x 5.50in x 0.90in
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From The Publisher*From Neil Pasricha-New York Times, million-copy bestselling 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?

What happened to famines? Great Depressions? Plagues? For most of us, these are distant memories. We're living in an era with highest-ever rates of longevity, education, and wealth. Cars drive us home as our phones entertain us before we arrive to food delivered to the front door. We have it all!

But there's just one side effect. We no longer have the tools to handle failure...or even perceived failure. When we fall, we lie on the sidewalk crying. When we spill, we splatter. When we crack, we shatter.

We are turning into an army of porcelain dolls.

A rude email from the boss means calling in sick. Only two likes on our post means we don't have friends. Cell phones show us we're never good enough. Yesterday's butterflies are tomorrow's panic attacks. Record numbers of students have clinical anxiety. And what about depression, loneliness, and suicide?

All rising!

What do we desperately need to learn?

RESILIENCE. And we need to learn it fast.

Read You Are Awesome to learn:

-The single word that keeps your options open after failure
-Why you need to have more one-night stands
-What every commencement speech gets wrong
-3 ways to dramatically accelerate your ability to learn and adapt
-The 2-minute morning practice that helps eliminate worry
-Why you need an Untouchable Day (and how to get one)

And much, much more...

Because the truth is, you really are awesome.
Review Quote*Praise for You Are Awesome

"With all the world throws at us, resilience is now a precious commodity, and it's the underpinning of this terrifically helpful book by Neil Pasricha. You Are Awesome is more than a boost for your self-esteem, it's a perspective-setter for failure and success, and an homage to the amazing reserves of the human soul."
- MITCH ALBOM, author of Finding Chika and The Five People You Meet In Heaven
Review Quote*"No one knows 'awesome' like Neil Pasricha, and here he explores how we can make our very lives more awesome. With real-life stories and a conversational style, he shows how we can move forward in the face of challenge to make our days more intentional and joyful."
- GRETCHEN RUBIN, author of The Happiness Project and Outer Order, Inner Calm
Review Quote*"Neil was an incredibly quiet, shy, and curious student in my classroom over thirty years ago. I have long retired from teaching and am now watching as he becomes the teacher for me and many others. This book is a guidebook for those establishing careers and raising families. But it's also for those of us in later years who are still seeking to set aside precious time for people and activities we love and who face a whole new set of challenges. As always, Neil's glass is half full and his enthusiasm for living is truly infectious." 
- MRS. STELLA DORSMAN, Neil's third grade teacher
Review Quote*"There are few things more certain in all aspects of life than set backs! Finding the resilience to, not just cope, but take these in your stride and ultimately learn from them is a critical skill in today's unpredictable world. Neil's book provides an invaluable framework and toolkit. Full of practical ideas and suggestions, supported by personal anecdotes and stories that bring them to life. Neil has done it again, produced a personal, practical and universal guide to life."
DAVID CHEESEWRIGHT, Former President and CEO, Walmart International
Review Quote*"Do you have thin skin like the rest of us? The tool you need is resilience. Let this deeply researched book be your step-by-step guide."
- SUSAN CAIN, author of Quiet
Review Quote*"A brilliant book, generous, heartfelt and true. Neil is going to help you change your life." 
- SETH GODIN, author of Linchpin and Tribes
Review Quote*"Pick up this book for its gloriously self-affirming title-after all, you are awesome! - and stay for its wise and transformative advice. Writing in his usual engaging style, Pasricha will challenge you to build resilience, get out of your own way, and pursue a life of accomplishment and meaning." 
- DANIEL H. PINK, author of When, Drive and To Sell Is Human
Review Quote*"I have been through struggle. I have been through loss. And I have had to get stronger. Resilience is a muscle that hurts to build. What would have made it easier? Neil's words. This book. A recipe for thickening our skin in thin-skinned times." 
- JAMES FREY, author of A Million Little Pieces
Review Quote*"With Neil's signature style of humor, research, whimsy and insight, You Are Awesome touches a chord and shows us the power of combining optimism and resilience to create more meaning at work, school and home." 
- SHAWN ACHOR, author of Big Potential