By Elle Luna
Rating: 5 Stars
Summary (from GoodReads): Who hasn’t asked the question “How can I find and follow my true calling?” Elle Luna frames this moment as “standing at the crossroads of Should and Must.” “Should” is what we feel we ought to be doing, or what is expected of us. “Must” is the thing we dream of doing, our heart’s desire. And it was her own personal journey that inspired Elle Luna to write a brief online manifesto that, in a few short months, has touched hundreds of thousands of people who’ve read it or heard Elle speak on the topic. Now Ms. Luna expands her ideas into an inspirational, highly visual gift book for every recent graduate, every artist, every seeker, every career changer. (Continued…)
My Review: I love the whole concept of having things we must be doing – that thing that really brings us alive. The author talks about that in this book at some length. One of the issues I’ve had in a lot of books though is how to go about doing what I want to do without becoming a financial burden or any other of the numerous disastrous effects. She points out that you need money to survive and without money – if you are worrying constantly about putting food on the table – doing the thing you must do isn’t going to work. While you’d think in some ways it would be obvious she says clearly in this book that it’s okay to have a job or career that supports you financially along with doing the thing you must be doing. That being said she also makes it clear that you have to make time – you have to start. She also gives tips on how to find your ‘must’ – some of which I’ll be trying! What I loved most about the book was the colorful content sprinkled through out – pages of quotes and painting. It reminded me quite a lot of a book and art journal combined. The style reminded me a lot of Sark and her style but with it’s own unique spin. I’d highly recommend this book if you need that push to start doing the things you really love doing.
FTC Disclosure: I received this free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion of the book and I was provided with no other compensation.