Own Your Everyday
Overcome the Pressure to Prove and Show Up for What You Were Made to Do
by Jordan Lee Dooley
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Pub Date 14 May 2019 | Archive Date Not set
WaterBrook & Multnomah, WaterBrook
“This book will meet you right where you are with a giant hug while also giving you a little kick in the pants.”—Audrey Roloff, New York Times bestselling coauthor of A Love Letter Life, founder of Always More, cofounder of Beating50Percent
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.
Now, in this approachable but actionable read that’s jam-packed with practical tools, 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
If you ever feel you need to shift your mindset but don’t know how, this book will help you overcome shame, practice gratitude, and redefine success.
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What a great book! I was hoping to find some inspiration for something I have been going through and ended up with so many highlights and quotes from this book that are truly life changing. I love that she isn’t afraid of using faith to back up the advice in the book. I think this is a great book for people in all walks of life who may be going through a hard time or even just as a reminder that the small everyday things are what can really be the difference in making big changes. Highly recommend.
Going into this book, I hadn’t heard of Jordan Dooley, and that makes me so sad because goodness, I loved this book and Jordan’s heart poured into the pages. Sometimes when I go to pick up a book like this, I’m nervous it will read like any ol’ self-help type book and have the same kind of message I’ve read a million times before. I’m so happy to say that the content felt fresh and that I walked away with a great new perspective.
I so enjoyed how this read like I was sitting down with a friend having a chat over coffee. Each chapter began with a story from Jordan’s own life, making the whole thing so relatable and genuine. It was a beautiful reminder to be intentional in how we carry out our lives and that our purpose exists in the everyday, speaking out against the pressure to prove, perfectionism, comparison, insecurity, etc. And perhaps what I appreciated most was that this book wasn’t at all filled with overused and cliche inspirational quotes and ideas.
Though I can see this book as more directed to younger women/Christians, I can also see how it would be inspiring and a great fit for any woman’s walk of life as there’s something in it that every woman can relate to in some way.
I have so many sentences highlighted and I know this will be a book I revisit and think about often. Highly recommend!
I’m a newbie to Jordan Lee Dooley. And when I found her followers I wondered if I was too old to appreciate her. I am delighted to report that Jordan’s style amazes me. I’m an avid reader of self help or coaching books of the Christian industry. And I’m delighted that she is the real deal. Her faith is who she is but not shoved at you. She just declares her experiences with God. Her wonders and how she sees God essential in her life purpose. She’s not preachy. She is truthful about what helps her.
She seems like a kindred spirit. A sister or dear friend who has dropped by to be real and talk through how to live owning your everyday the way God desires for you. She will help you find your purpose, hone your purpose, accept struggle, take baby steps forward, she covers so many layers of life and learning with such ease and fluency.
She will use her book. Her blog. Her podcast to be that whisper in your ear to remind you or train you to have a healthy mindset. This book is full of her thinking aloud in a healthy way. I would say her gift to the reader is a God driven growth mindset with your unique purpose as the foundation.
It’s an easy read. But I was disappointed when it was over. Thankful she podcasts weekly. Lots of authors tell us how to reflect and be introspective. Jordan Lee Dooley is the first coach who makes self discovery seem effortless and simple.
Delighted to partner with Water-brook Multnomah and read an advanced copy. I hope this is the first of many books. I sense that women of any age will be captivated and want to grow with her for years to come. It is true that our “brokenness is welcome here.” But is also true that you can own your everyday and let go of false feelings and learn to move ahead.
Stop what you're doing and order Own Your Everyday now. I received an advanced reader copy from Waterbrook & Multnomah, and let me tell you...Jordan Lee Dooley speaks to your heart in every way. This is a book designed to help you work toward making space for your biggest dreams and finding ways to achieve them. Jordan is so down to earth and relatable. Some books in this genre feel like a lecture but Jordan is so genuine in sharing her own struggles and doubts, it feels less like someone telling you what to do and way more like a good friend guiding you toward your best self. I couldn't put this down and plan to re-read it multiple times. This would also be a wonderful book to read every December or January as your prepare for the year ahead. Take time to get comfy (Jordan is a big advocate for leggings and cozy sweatshirts!) and read this book - you will not regret it!
Sometimes you get handed the right thing at just the right time in life--Jordan Lee Dooley’s debut book Own Your Everyday is one of those things for me. I’ve been in a time of major transition after graduating college and trying to figure out my place in the world. I’ve listened to Jordan’s podcast, The SHE Podcast, since it launched and followed her for several years. Her words of encouragement have helped me along this journey already, but I didn’t expect the impact this book would have. When I first joined the launch team for this book, I expected to read and promote a good book (of course)--not a book that spoke exactly to where I am right now and who I am right now. But that’s what I ended up doing.
Own Your Everyday is filled with personal anecdotes that can seem disjointed at first, but as you continue reading, Jordan connects each story to her points so artfully that you can’t help but admire the way she looks at her past experiences. Instead of seeing obstacles in her life as setbacks, she is able to acknowledge them for the growing points they were. Touching on topics such as outside pressure, un-met expectations, and discouragement, her words are applicable to almost any season of life the reader could be experiencing.
Although I resonated with many of the stories she told, her experience with her Nana really hit home for me. I was surprised, in fact, that her story could be so incredibly similar to my own. Without revealing too much of her own story, we both experienced losing our Nanas our first year of college (and it seems to have shaped us both in similar ways.) As I read about her thoughts on this specific experience, especially her teenage reluctance to be the caretaker (it’s true, it’s hard to see someone who is supposed to take care of you become the one who needs care), I went through all those feelings all over again. As she reminisced on the lessons her Nana taught her, I reminisced on mine. This may not have been something Jordan intended when writing this specific story, but oh how it did impact me.
The style of this book is very conversational. It’s been described by many as “feeling like a coffee shop girl talk,” and I would agree with that. From advice about purpose and planning to thoughts on freedom, envy, and vulnerability, this book has a little bit of it all. If you have anyone--a mom, sister, daughter, friend, anyone--who needs encouragement (or just a little push) at this point in life, I would recommend Own Your Everyday. I feel blessed to have read it and learned from it, and plan to come back to it throughout my life. Gift it to a graduate during this time of transition or a friend who needs it. You won’t regret it.
When I first heard of Jordan Lee Dooley I thought she was for younger girls, high school graduates, college sorority girls.... I didn't think I was her Target market and then I started reading...
By the time I was half way through the introduction I was hooked. Jordan is sincere and she writes as if she is your best friend. Inspiring you, pushing you and telling you her honest and vulnerable parts while helping you to know - I am not alone - we are all imperfect - we all question - we all struggle. Our stories are all different but deep down we deal with so many of the same things. Jordan's story opens the readers' eyes to letting down our guard and being vulnerable in order to get closer to our goals - whether it be a business goal or something personal such as friendships.
I can't recommend this book enough to women of all ages. I know each reader will take a different part from this book but all will find a key to what they might just need to hear right now. Since receiving my advanced copy from the publisher I have started following her podcast and continue to benefit from her words.
I had the privilege to read an advance readers copy of this book (thanks Waterbrook & Multnomah!) and it is absolutely WONDERFUL!
Jordan Lee Dooley is an inspiring young Christian woman, and her book inspires women - of all ages, of all walks of life, in all seasons of life - to live their life in full ownership of who each one of us is made to be. "Own Your Everyday" reads as if you are having a conversation with a sweet soul-sister of a friend. She encourages us to look deeply at our own lives and dig out and address insecurities, expectations, and the pressure to prove. Jordan shares honest, compelling anecdotes from her life and explores other ways these three main issues might manifest themselves now or in the future. With empathy, guidance, and practical action steps, Jordan helps us address imposter syndrome, disappointment, shame, comparison, perfectionism, and distraction. We are called, Jordan declares, to redefine a successful life on our own terms and in as many unique ways are we are all born and gifted to live. Jordan gives us permission to be our individual selves and break free from societal, cultural, or familial expectations we all bear at one point or another in our lives. This book is for you if you are a young woman, a young-at-heart woman, raising a young woman, working with a young woman, or even just know one. Happy reading! This one is worth it!
Ladies, listen up! No matter what season you are in life, please, do me a favor, and pick this book up for a quick read! Jordan is full of so much positivity and encouragement. It’s easy to fall in love with this book from the very first chapter. She shares some of her fondest memories and deepest desires. It also makes her so relatable.
Jordan teaches us that we all have a purpose, life can be messy, and it’s okay to not be perfect. We aren’t handed the life we dream of, we must work hard for it!
This book is beautifully written. I couldn’t stop highlighting quotes!!
I received an advanced copy for review purposes and consider it a true blessing!