Title: Beginner's Pluck: Build Your Life of Purpose and Impact Now
Author: Liz Forkin Bohannon
Synopsis: Liz Forkin Bohannon wants you to rethink everything you've been told about finding your passion and following your dreams. Why? Hate to break it to you, but you're likely never going to "find your passion." Because your passion and purpose are something you build--actively--day by day. In her signature tell-it-like-it-is fashion, Liz shares 14 actionable principles that will teach you how to do just that. With total transparency, Liz shares hilarious and heartbreaking stories of her journey of screwups and successes that illustrate the mindsets and principles that will give you a jolt of energy, inspiration, and direction toward your True North. By embracing your Inner Beginner, dreaming small, choosing curiosity over criticism, and so much more, Liz's story and the principles of Beginner's Pluck will have you on your way to building a life of purpose, passion, and lasting impact.
Happy, happy launch day to Liz Bohannon, CEO and Founder of Sseko Designs and AUTHOR of the amazing book Beginner's Pluck. This book will, without a doubt, make you rethink everything you know about following your dreams. I had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy and let me tell you, this book is a must for your shelf. It tells the story of how Liz started Sseko Designs, but it also gives you actionable steps to take to find what you were meant to do. In other words, how to find your passion - the right way.
"Something miraculous will happen with you Own Your Average. You will stop only saying yes to the things you think you'll immediately excel in.... you'll become less afraid and more likely to succeed, perhaps wildly, because you truly believe you're just as worthy and likely to build an extraordinary life of purpose and passion as anyone else."
Liz wants you to own your average. And by that, she means she wants you to try anything and everything until something sticks. You don't have to be big and important to do something amazing. You just have to work hard at work worth doing. And there is something so beautiful and important about that.
This book invites you to be curious. To look at the world and think WOW! Because the world is going to tell you that once you "find your passion" you will be happy. But the truth is, you have to cultivate as much WOW as you can because passion isn't everything. This is your permission to dream BIG. To think like money and time are no obstacles and see what you come up with. Before you even try to come up with a how, just start saying WOW.
"And if you want to build a life of purpose and passion, WOW comes before HOW. Every. Single. Time."
I loved reading about the start of Sseko Designs. I loved the nitty gritty details she shared about starting a small business. Like moving to Uganda without a plan after quitting a stable and well paying job that was just okay. Or living out of her car with her husband just to keep selling hand made shoes to keep a promise to three girls across the see. Or finding hope in a stranger in a strange land who barely spoke her language but took care of her in her neediest of moments. There are so many great nuggets of wisdom in this book that I couldn't even begin to share them all. Liz is brave, kind, and full of hope in a way that you don't get to see very often. I think this book is one that you will truly enjoy and want to share with others.
Thank you so much to Liz and her team for giving me an advanced copy. Thank you to the Sseko Designs and Beginner's Pluck community for inspiring me every day. Plucks fly together.
You can pick up your copy today at any of your favorite retail stories or by checking out Liz's website at www.beginnerspluck.com.