Marie Forleo’s Everything Is Figureoutable Concept changed my life.
I’m not going to go into details as to who Marie Forleo is or what she does, I’ll let you discover her on your own. All you need to know is that she wrote a book called Everything is Figureoutable, and it will change how you approach everything single thing you do, ESPECIALLY when you don’t think you can do it.
I’m not going to talk about the book, as that’s a post for another day.
I want to tell you about 3 recent moments in my life where I’ve applied the Everything Is Figureoutable concept, and I hope you’ll respond to this e-mail with 1 of your moments.
I figured out how to move overseas.
We started talking about the possibility of moving 5 years ago, but there was always something standing in the way. By something, I mean excuses. We told ourselves: “We have such great jobs!”, “We finally made some good friends”, “We have a new baby”, “We just bought a house”. After listening to Marie, I understood that it was in my power to make the decision. Here I am, living in Europe, after figuring it out.
I figured out how to bike in the city with my son.
I’ve never biked in a city before but when I put my kid on a seat behind me, I knew I had to bike as if I’ve biked my whole life. There was no room for error. Towards the end of the day, as I biked home, I stopped for a second to look behind and saw that he was sleeping safe and sound. I was really proud that I didn’t kill my child and I figured out how to do it confidently.
I figured out how to survive a hectic day.
This might not seem like a big deal but I’m proud of how I handled the stress and anxiety of commuting one hour in the morning to make it to an interview -> to being focused in class -> to completing an assignment on time -> to commuting an extra hour to pick up a bike alone from someone I spoke to on FB marketplace (in a new country) -> to communicating in Dutch with this person -> to getting the bike onto a train for the first time -> to commuting back another hour home. Phew.
Now it’s your turn. Even if you haven’t read the book, or you don’t feel like writing to me (boo!), think about a recent moment where you figured something out, so that next time you’re in a bind, you can tell yourself that everything is figureoutable.