Rodale, February 2006
Q: What Should You Do When You Want To Do Everything?
You know people like this: smart, curious, devouring every new project or experience -- and unable to decide, once and for all, on a single direction for their lives. Despite their passionate engagement with the world, they fear something is horribly wrong with them. Either they dread being labeled a dilettante -- shallow, lazy, eccentric -- or people in their lives have told them to "grow up" or "make up your mind."
You might even be one of these people yourself.
Perhaps you worry you'll never find the One Right Thing that will allow you to quit searching and settle down. But how can you choose one field? No matter how promising a path may appear, you could never give up your love of exploring. You're stuck in a deadlock and getting nowhere.
That kind of thinking is finished. You now have a name and a plan of action.
Beloved New York Times best-selling author Barbara Sher calls people with your type of unique mind "Scanners" -- rather than diving into a single interest, you scan the horizon, eager to explore everything you see. In this groundbreaking book, you'll not only learn about this exceptional (and misunderstood) Scanner mindset, but Barbara will also share her powerful, step-by-step program to shake off the negative labels, fulfill your great potential, and deliver on all of your distinctive talents, no matter how many interests you have.
Read a chapter or two and it will become very clear: There's nothing wrong with you at all. You're a different kind of thinker and need a different roadmap. You can only achieve your best if you do everything you love. By the time you finish the book, you'll know exactly what steps to take to have the rich, creative life you're capable of. With delightful wit and searing insight, Sher clearly shows that a Scanner's best choice is to ignore convention that forces her to pick and specialize. To truly be happy, she says, you must REFUSE TO CHOOSE!
hardcover | ISBN: 9781594863035 | Publication Date: February 2006