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What We Learned From Reading "Year of Yes" by Shona Rhimes



It’s been a minute since we talked about books - Welcome to recap of one of our personal favorite reads for this year.


If you’ve been in a slump and feeling lost while figuring your life out, this one is for you. This is a book you can read over and over and not get sick of it - we’re obsessed! It’s “Year of Yes” by Shonda Rhimes.


We rated it 4.5 out of 5. That’s right- it’s THAT good. So good that it should be your next read. If you didn’t know, Shonda Rhimes is a kickass black woman TV producer, screenwriter and author that created and produced shows including, "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," and "How to Get Away with Murder." Rhimes shares her decision to say "yes" to everything that scared her for an entire year, leading to personal growth. She explores themes of authenticity, self-worth, and the power of stepping outside one's comfort zone. Rhimes discovers the liberating joy of living life with courage and intention.


Loved it, Obsessed with it, GO READ IT!


~If you know any of her shows, you will see how this boo


“They tell you: Follow your dreams. Listen to your spirit. Change the world. Make your mark. Find your inner voice and make it sing. Embrace failure. Dream. Dream and dream big. As a matter of fact, dream and don’t stop dreaming until your dream comes true.

I think that’s crap.

I think a lot of people dream. And while they are busy dreaming, the really happy people, the really successful people, the really interesting, powerful, engaged people? Are busy doing. -”Year of Yes” Shonda Rhimes


Takeaways


Embrace Vulnerability: As a pathway to personal growth and fulfillment. Rhimes shares her own experiences of stepping outside her comfort zone and facing her fears, demonstrating how vulnerability can lead to greater authenticity and connection with others.


Say Yes to Opportunities: Adopt a mindset of openness and willingness to say "yes" to new opportunities, challenges, and experiences. By doing so, you can break free from self-imposed limitations and expand their horizons, ultimately leading to a more enriching and fulfilling life.


Own Your Worth: The importance of recognizing and owning one's worth. Rhimes candidly discusses her struggles with self-doubt and perfectionism, highlighting the significance of self-acceptance and self-confidence in achieving success and happiness.


Live Authentically: The importance of living authentically and unapologetically. Rhimes encourages readers to embrace their true selves, flaws and all, and to prioritize authenticity in their relationships, careers, and personal endeavors. By embracing who they are and what they believe in, individuals can cultivate a deeper sense of fulfillment and purpose in life.



This is absolutely worth the read - say “yes” to this book! Saying "yes" to ourselves and to the world around us can lead to profound personal growth, meaningful connections, and a life filled with purpose and joy. Thanks Shonda!


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