Have you heard of Marie Forleo before? I don’t know how someone wouldn’t know her, seeing that we live in the digital world and she is pretty well known worldwide. But if this is your first time hearing her name, rest assured that by the end of this post, you will love her. Today I’m going to be talking about her bestselling book, Everything Is Figureoutable, and why I recommend you read it as soon as possible, whether you’re just starting your business, you want to change careers, or you have no idea what you’re doing with your life.
To give you a little bit of context, Marie is a self-made multimillionaire, she is a life and business coach, and has helped hundreds of thousands of people to find their passion and pursue it. She has her online academy, called B-School, a successful show called Marie TV, and a podcast. And of course, she is very present on Instagram and other online platforms, while making a beautiful impact in this world. You can read more about her here, but today I wanted to focus specifically on reviewing (and recommending!) her best-seller: Everything Is Figureoutable.
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I’ll be honest with you and say that until I bought the book back in April 2020, I kind of knew who Marie was, but I didn’t know-know her. Reading her book was such an eye-opener for me, but it also gave me a lot of insight into who she is and how she got where she is.
I think that in the world of social media it’s too easy to see an overnight success and think that someone was privileged, or lucky, or that they must have started from a good place. So reading Everything Is Figureoutable helped me to connect more and know the Marie before she became The Marie Forleo.
I’m also choosing to write this as my first review because this book is quite precious to me. Whilst I was reading it, I felt understood, seen, and motivated to go after my dream. I don’t think The Planning Geek would exist today, had I not read that book before. In fact, before I even finished reading it, I knew that this blog was MEANT to be born, and I started taking action right after I finished the book.
THE REASON I PICKED UP THIS BOOK IN THE FIRST PLACE, WASN’T JUST TO READ THE STORY OF ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL WOMAN – WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY GREAT, OF COURSE -, BUT I SPECIFICALLY CONNECTED WITH MARIE, BECAUSE I SAW A LOT OF HER IN ME.
Let me explain….
For the longest time in my life until then, I felt like there was something wrong with me. Why were the people around me able to stick to one thing and mainly be passionate about that thing only? How did so many people know what they wanted to do with their life, without hesitation?
The thing about me is that I have many passions: I love writing, reading, talking about business and productivity, spending time with kids, cooking, and so many more things! I’m also quite good at many things – and I’m not bragging but I’m just trying to explain my point, which made it even more difficult to choose something to stick to in the long run.
Throughout my whole life, I always worried about the moment when I’d have to choose a path (mainly career-wise) and stick to that.
I knew once I picked up my major in University, that there was no going back. If I wanted to do marketing, I would have to stick to it until retirement, and that was so freaking scary!
Then one day I heard of this book through a podcast, and my whole life changed. I knew I had to get my hands on it because when Marie was getting interviewed, she kept mentioning a word that finally made sense in my life: multi passionate.
Marie describes herself as a multi passionate entrepreneur, and she’s made it her mission to help other people like her, find their passion and pursue it, no matter what the world tells them.
TO GIVE YOU SOME CLARITY, BEING MULTI PASSIONATE MEANS HAVING SEVERAL INTERESTS OR PASSIONS, AND ALSO BEING QUITE GOOD AT SEVERAL THINGS, MEANING IT’S QUITE HARD TO NARROW DOWN WHAT SOMEONE WANTS TO DO AND CHOOSE JUST ONE THING.
I think one of the things that made me love this book so much, is how real Marie keeps it through every page and chapter. She speaks about how much she struggled, especially in the beginning. She speaks about the 7 years where she worked several different jobs when she first launched her coaching business. She speaks about being judged and not being supported by some of the people around her, and it was very encouraging.
This thing that you have an idea, start a business, put it out there, and BOOM! it’s a huge success the minute you launch, it’s kind of just that… an idea.
So get comfortable in the struggle, in people not believing in you and in them misunderstanding what you do; if you keep at it long enough, eventually you will succeed, and you won’t need to worry about people’s opinions again.
I also love that Marie perfectly laid out what it means to be a multi passionate individual and that it’s completely okay to take time to discover what you love, what fires you up, and test it out to see if it could be the right path for you.
Please hear me out: being multi passionate doesn’t mean that you’ll make a business out of every passion that you have – cause you would need several lives for that, but it does mean that you can cultivate all of your passions in different capacities, without having to cancel some or settle for less.
What I loved about Everything Is Figureoutable, is also that at the end of every chapter, there’s an action challenge with a few questions for you to answer. Now, I’m guilty of this and I know I’m probably not the only one, so I wanted to mention it here because it’s important: YOU WILL NEED TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS IF YOU WANT TO SEE A CHANGE.
I know Marie also recommends it at the beginning of the book, and it’s for a good reason. You can only get so much out of it if you read every chapter and then put the book back on the bookshelf to collect dust. You want to apply what you learn, do the inner work to truly understand yourself more, and overcome certain limiting beliefs about yourself or your abilities. Trust me when I say that I’m not the biggest fan of journaling while reading a book, as I want to read as fast as I can, but in this case, it was needed.
So you should grab a pen and your journal before you read the book, and take it easy, instead of devouring it – I know the excitement may be a lot but you might want to slow down to digest it better.
When I started reading it, I probably read one chapter a day, did the action challenge at the end of the chapter, and tried to be patient and wait until the next day before I read another one.
In this book, you will read a lot about life, business, personal development, mindset, and everything in between. I would highly suggest you read Everything Is Figureoutable if you’re someone that is not very clear on their purpose and passions – or maybe you have so many that you don’t know how to move forward. But Marie has also helped many people that wanted to change careers, and maybe they thought it was too late to do that, so if this is you, go grab a copy because it’s going to change your life.
I can definitely say that had I not read Marie Forleo’s book, I would have probably continued to hesitate on creating this blog, I would have still struggled to understand why I have so many different passions and what to do with them, and I would have settled for whatever I know is “the norm”.
Conclusion of Everything is Figureoutable review
If you’re ready to change your life with ONE book, then do yourself a favor and grab Everything Is Figureoutable on this link. Be ready to become the best, most authentic, and multi passionate awesome person you know you can be. And when you’re done reading the book, you’ll probably end up binge-watching all her episodes of Marie TV just like I did, or read all her blog posts; it’s all going to add up to your growth.