I have been anticipating to read this book and was ecstatic when I finally got it. If you're like me and follow Marie TV and her podcast, then you will quickly realize that a lot of her stories were repeated in this book. Marie began with the story about her mother and the little Tropicana orange radio. Then she continued by giving history about her life and the struggles she faced with figuring out her passion and career path.
Marie had multiple odd jobs hoping to find "the one," and becoming disappointed when she realized after a couple of months, that it was not the job for her. I enjoyed how she explained trusting your intuition vs. fear. I love her process for decision making because it is very easy and straightforward that I use it daily. Marie stated, "when you're confused and don't know whether you should or should not do something, or just scared to do it, ask yourself, 'do I feel expansive or contracted?'" She goes on to explain that when you're expansive, your shoulders open up, you feel excited. Even if there is a little bit of fear involved, you still have the joy of wanting to do the thing. Contracting, is when you feel your body moving in, and you are shaking your head no while having a feeling of dread. Check out her video here for detailed information on this topic. In her book, Everything is Figureoutable, Marie strongly advocates for going after what you want while working hard and not getting into debt. The message Marie received as a child by her mother was that if you want something, you must work hard for it. I liked that because it also aligns with my own beliefs. Although most of the stories mentioned in the book were featured in her podcasts, coupled with her life's story, it was truly inspiring. Marie's experience with her career path is one that resonated with me because I have had similar instances in my journey where I wasn't sure if I was making the right choice.
Overall, this was an inspiring and motivational book. My only disappointment was the repetition of contents that were shared on Marie TV and her podcast. If you've never heard of Marie Forleo, this would be the perfect book to start. You'll enjoy it for sure. If you have read the book, I would love to hear your thoughts about Everything is Figureoutable. Please join in on the conversation by sharing your comments below.