Review: How To Be Everything
If you’ve ever felt like you’re unable to decide on “what you want to be when you grow up”, no matter your age, this book is for you! I don’t read a lot of self-help books, but I enjoyed and was inspired by this one.
Recently, I’ve been having a lot of ideas about which direction my career could go. I enjoy the company I work for currently and I enjoy what I do (web marketing), but I have other interests and passions too that I would love to indulge. Of course I love books, I want to be an author, and I also would like to work on a project (a website maybe?) for other moms, like me, who’ve experienced the loss of a pregnancy or baby.
So, I’ve been….well, kind of all over the place. There are too many things I want to do, and too little time to do them all. I picked this book off the TLC Book Tours list because it sounded like just what I needed to help sort out all my interests/passions and my career.
How to Be Everything is a guide for “multipotentialites”, or people who have potential across a number of careers and interests and aren’t easily satisfied by one specialty career. Author Emilie Wapnick not only provides ideas and solutions for how to harness your multipotentialite-ism, but also profiles several individuals who make their varied (and often very different) interests and passions work for them.
Wapnick proposes four general types of solutions for multipotentialites. I was really inspired by her “group hug” approach, which means that all of my interests and passions can sort of fit together in a career and side projects that all make sense together, in a group.
I loved how each portion of this book had an easy “key points” wrap-up at the end, and there were activities for you to do throughout to figure out how to make your multipotentiality work for you.
Overall, I loved this book and it was really useful for me to read! I definitely plan to put some of Wapnick’s ideas into action to create a satisfying and fulfilling career and life. 4.5 stars!
Thanks to TLC Book Tours and HarperCollins for a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair review.