In today’s world, can a woman truly “have it all”? A fulfilling career full of passion and performance? A belief that she is truly becoming the best, authentic version of herself? A happy, healthy life outside of work?
Countless women would roll their eyes at the possibility. Work is overwhelming. And for many of them, add the necessities of family and home. It all feels disconnected, out of control, and relentless.
In Find Your Strongest Life, Marcus Buckingham reveals the powerful key to help women draw enough strength from life to feel fulfilled, loved, successful, and in control. Even more, he helps women reconnect with their purpose and gives a starting point for change. A research-based message that applies to work and life, Find Your Strongest Life shows women a “unified theory” for how they really can have it all . . . the right kind of all.
The book is targeted at women and shares stories and examples from other women so it was a little strange since it was written by a man. He wrote the book because of an exercise he participated in with Oprah that focused on 30 “successful” women who were unsatisfied with their lives, which I thought was very interesting.
I hate to say but the advice and information that he gave did nothing to inspire or inform me. In short, the book did not help me discover anything new about my life.
The book is in three parts. The first part deals with the paradox of modern life. Then book cites 10 myths about women. Part two is a guide to how to live your strongest life. Part three is pretty much an Q & A section.
Overall, here were several good concepts on career and family that I’ll take away from the book but I wasn’t very impressed.