5 lessons we learned from Marie Forleo’s book, Everything is Figureoutable

5 lessons we learned from Marie Forleo’s book, Everything is Figureoutable

Ignore the nasty little lie that holds you back: “I’m not ready yet.”

BY Business Chicks, 4 min READ

Oprah has called Marie Forleo “a thought leader for the next generation” and Tim Ferriss has said she’s “one to watch.” And with 49 million YouTube views, people are watching Marie, tuning into her weekly show, MarieTV, for business tools, insight, and inspiration.

But before all that, three simple words changed Marie’s life: Everything is figureoutable.

Those three words gave her the audacity to quit her successful magazine career to start a business at 23 and build it into one of Inc.’s 500 fastest growing companies—with no experience, investors, or graduate degree. They helped her become one of the world’s first Nike Elite Dance athletes despite no formal dance training; climb out of debilitating debt; and leave dead-end relationships while saving her most precious ones, often in record time.

Those same three words are the title of her new book Everything is Figureoutable, which is packed with practical exercises, real-life stories, laugh-out-loud anecdotes, compelling psychology, and a healthy dose of Marie’s trademark no-nonsense accountability.

While most self-help books offer quick fixes, Everything is Figureoutable lays out an action plan to train your brain to think more creatively and positively in the face of setbacks—and, in the words of Cheryl Strayed, is “a must-read for anyone who wants to face their fears, fulfil their dreams, and find a better way forward.”

“Everything is figureoutable” is more than just a fun phrase to say. It’s a philosophy of relentless optimism. A mindset. A mantra. A conviction. Most important, it’s about to make you unstoppable. Read on for five things we learned from Marie’s new book. And in case you missed it, we’re touring Marie Forleo around the country in October – you’d be mad to miss it!

1. Train your brain for growth.

Catch destructive thoughts and transform them into helpful, productive questions. For example, instead of, “I know this already,” ask yourself, “What can I learn from this?” Instead of, “This won’t work for me,” ask yourself, “How can this work for me?” 

2. Increase your odds of success by 42%.

A study by Dr. Gail Matthews shows that you’re 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. Marie includes powerful writing prompts and exercises in the book to further increase your odds of success.

3. Ignore the nasty little lie that holds you back: “I’m not ready yet.”

Don’t wait for a moment that will never come – fast-track your growth by diving right in and starting before you know exactly how you’ll execute.

4. Strive for progress, not perfection.  

Progress not perfection is the only way to bridge the gap between your ability and your ambition. Marie offers practical steps for making progress when the lure of perfectionism pulls you off course. For example, reframe your thinking from, What’s the point?  to, What’s the next move?

 Embrace “The F Word”.

Fear isn’t the enemy, waiting to stop feeling afraid is. Spending too much time trying to “defeat” or “eliminate” your fear will only keep you stuck. Nine times out of ten, our fear is directive. So instead of running away, Marie provides a buffet of cognitive, emotional, and somatic strategies to help you transform your fears into productive, creative fuel.

Like what you read? Join us for our Marie Forleo tour in October, every ticket purchase includes a copy of her new book, Everything is Figureoutable. Side note: tickets are selling VERY fast, book now to secure yours. 


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