You Do You

You Do You

How to Be Who You Are and Use What You've Got to Get What You Want

Book - 2017
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together comes more straight talk about how to stand up for who you are and what you really want, need, and deserve--showing when it's okay to be selfish , why it's pointless to be perfect, and how to be "difficult."
Being yourself should be easy, yet too many of us struggle to live on other people's terms instead of our own. Rather than feeling large and in charge, we feel little and belittled.
Sound familiar? Bestselling "anti-guru" Sarah Knight has three simple words for you:
YOU DO YOU.
It's time to start putting your happiness first--and stop letting other people tell you what to do, how to do it, or why it can't be done. And don't panic! You can do it without losing friends and alienating people. Knight delivers her trademark no-bullsh*t advice about: The Tyranny of "Just Because" The social contract and how to amend it Turning "flaws" into strengths--aka "mental redecorating" Why it's not your job to be nice Letting your freak flag fly How to take risks, silence the doubters, and prove the haters wrong Praise for Sarah Knight "Genius." -- Cosmopolitan "Self-help to swear by." -- Boston Globe "Hilarious... truly practical." -- Booklist
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316445122
0316445126
Characteristics: xvii, 299 pages :,illustrations

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StephanieOne Jun 28, 2019

I was a little apprehensive starting this book. I hadn't read her first two books, and have read a tonne of self-help books lately that helped me with absolutely nothing. I absolutely loved this book though. The idea of turning your weaknesses into strengths, instead of trying to totally change yourself to tackle your weaknesses, really appealed to me. I've always been considered a little bit weird, and saw that as a weaknesses. Learning how to own my weirdness, re-frame it as "quirkiness", and use it to my advantage has already helped me a lot. "You Do You" frames self-help as "taking what is already you, making that work for you, and using that to propel yourself forward and be a better version of you". This was a breath of fresh air after reading book after book after book of "here's how to change everything about you to make you better".

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