Find Your Strongest Life by Marcus Buckingham ~ Book Review
Find Your Strongest Life is a book written solely to and for women. Mainly towards women who are trying to juggle life, career, and family. (Women looking to “have it all”) This book acts as a self help book, or guide with mostly practical points for women who are seeking some kind of balance or answer for their life. The book provides a test of sorts to see which role you fall into. Marcus Buckingham list 9 different roles. Such as Advisor, Caretaker, Creator, Equalizer, Influencer and so on. With many examples, stories, and self help tips, Marcus Buckingham kindly and gently guides women onto the path of discovery.
In reading this book, I will admit after the first few chapters I was finding my mind wandering. I think the concept that Marcus has is great, however, I found it rather redundant. Page after page..telling women to be strong..and find our strongest self. It seemed rather cheesy. Being a stay at home mom, there are many things that I would love to do eventually however, I do not have an inner desire to “have it all”. The career, family, and all my dreams come true. I think you can always have it all.. but.. you or your family ultimately suffers for that. Marcus Buckingham writes with ease and he seems to come from a place of knowledge on women and the statistics. I personally did not walk away a stronger person having read the book. It was definitely not for me!