Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Imagine having to say YES to every single opportunity that comes your way for 1 year! Every single opportunity!!

Well that was what Executive producer, writer, and media power house Shonda Rhimes did and decided to write about in this book.

If you don’t know Shonda Rhimes by name, then you know her by films.
Shondaland, her production company, has produced some of the finest TV shows we all love. Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder and more recently, Bridgerton (You know, the one with the Duke that has our hearts ?? #IYKYK)

Shonda Rhimes talks about how saying YES changed and saved her life. And she talks about in true Shonda style. Hilariously, engagingly and inspiringly.

Are you tired of the excuses you find for everything? Does fear hinder you from taking lots of opportunities?? Need courage to get out of your comfort zone? Or are you just looking for a good book to read??

Then this is the book for you!

Some of my favourite quotes from the book:

  • You just have to keep moving forward. You just have to keep doing something, seizing the next opportunity, staying open to trying something new. It doesn’t have to fit your vision of the perfect job or the perfect life. Perfect is boring, and dreams are not real. Just . . . DO.”
  • “Yes to everything scary.
    Yes to everything that takes me out of my comfort zone.
    Yes to everything that feels like it might be crazy.
    Yes to everything that feels out of character.
    Yes to everything that feels goofy.
    Yes to everything Everything.
    Say yes.
    Speak. Speak NOW.
    “Yes,” I say. “Yes”
  • “Happiness comes from being who you actually are instead of who you think you are supposed to be.”

“You know what happens when all of your dreams come true? Nothing. I realized a very simple truth: that success, fame, having all my dreams come true would not fix or improve me, it wasn’t an instant potion for personal growth.”

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