Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Book Review: You Got This! Unleash Your Awesomeness, Find Your Path, and Change Your World by Maya Penn

Goodreads says:

Everyone is talking about the entrepreneur, animator, eco-designer, and girls’ rights activist Maya Penn. Her TEDWomen Talk has been viewed over 1,200,000 million times (and is one of the top 15 TEDWomen Talks of all time). Now this amazing teenager has written an inspirational handbook for teens and young adults to help them discover their passions and maximize their full potential for a creative, successful life.

Maya Penn is a remarkable teen entrepreneur who has given three TED Talks, created her own eco-friendly fashion line, developed animated films, and appeared on The View with Whoopi Goldberg. She has even been name-checked by bestselling authors Gabrielle Bernstein, Steve Harvey, and Eve Ensler. All while still in middle school!

Although Maya is extraordinary in many ways, and her success is a testament to her own creativity, passion, and fearlessness—these are traits that can be cultivated in all of us.

In You Got This! Maya shares her incredible journey to becoming an artist, designer, philanthropist, and business owner. She provides a creative blueprint for teens and young adults, along with the tools she used to build an authentic, exciting, and connected life, and offers creative prompts for cultivating success. So let your creativity and passion flow freely and watch as your world transforms—it all starts with you!

Mya sounds like the child that every parent would be proud of. 

Sometimes, I need a break from fiction, romance, and drama.  There are times when I feel like I need to expand and grow up in my reading tastes. However,  I do read non fiction and biographies.  Lately, I feel like I need inspiration. 

I found Mya Penn's You Got This!  to be inspirational.  It makes me want to reevaluate my life.  Mya started her own business at eight.  What was I doing at eight?  I was playing with Barbie dolls and drawing pictures and writing story books in my room or in front of the TV. 

While this book is geared toward teens and young adults, adults can benefit from it too.  There are a lot of good points in this book.  For instance, letting go of unhealthy toxic friendships, surrounding yourself with positive and supportive friendships, creating a dream board, etc.  I never thought about creating a dream board, it sounds like something I should try.  It does help to write down your goals because you are more likely to accomplish them. 

5 out of 5 stars
Personal digital copy purchased from Amazon

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