Own Your Everyday {Book Review}

Author: Jordan Lee Dooley. Waterbrook Publishers

Does it ever seem like you still have to find your purpose or that you’re stuck with “unfigured-out dreams”? Do you feel the pressure to prove yourself or worry about what others will think?
You are not the only one.
From accidentally starting a small business instead of using her college degree, to embarrassing herself onstage in front of thousands, to wasting time worrying about what others think or say, Jordan Lee Dooley knows exactly how that feels—and she’s learned some important lessons about living a purposeful life along the way.
An influential millennial widely recognized for her tagline turned international movement, “Your Brokenness is Welcome Here,” Jordan has become a go-to source that women around the world look to for inspiration in their faith, work, relationships, and everyday life.

Described as ‘An empowering girlfriend’s guide to a purpose-driven life‘ This book had my attention from the very first sentence where Jordan introduces herself as a recovering perfectionist, with a chronic need to achieve. Jordan is truthful, vulnerable, real, practical and relatable. It’s an easy read but packed with powerful thoughts and statements; challenging mindsets and ideas.

For me personally, I knew this year had to be different. Thus calling it my year of GRACE. It’s been a journey of truly accepting that gift and then allowing it to empower me to live boldly and passionately AS WELL as free and light. I felt God inviting me into His unforced rhythms of Grace. Into a place where I could pursue all my passions, goals, dreams and His purposes for me but minus the striving and perfection. Own Your Everyday confirmed so much for me and highlighted some areas where I was operating from negative mindsets and the pressure to perform. This was a great book to start the year off. I highly recommend it.

In this book Jordan equips you to:

  • tackle obstacles such as disappointment, perfectionism, comparison, and distraction
  • remove labels and break out of the box of expectations
  •  identify and eliminate excuses and unnecessary stress about an unknown future
  • overcome the lie that you can’t live your God-given purpose until you reach a certain goal or milestone

Own Your Everyday is available from www.cumbooks.co.za for R250.

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