Take Control of Your Life and Achieve Your Goals with “You Owe You”

A Book Review and Actionable Tips

Britta Ollrogge, MBA


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As someone who recently heard the audiobook “You Owe You: Ignite Your Power, Your Purpose, and Your Why” by Eric Thomas, I have to say that it is an incredibly inspiring and empowering book.

When I started hearing it, I felt motivated to reflect on my life and take action to pursue my goals more purposefully and passionately. The book is engaging and relatable, making connecting with the message straightforward.

One of my favorite things about the book is how practical it is. Each chapter includes actionable steps and exercises to apply to your life. For example, I loved the section on identifying strengths and talents. By reflecting on my unique abilities, I gained a new perspective on how to leverage them for success.

Another aspect of the book that I appreciated is the emphasis on mindset. Eric Thomas encourages readers to adopt a growth mindset and embrace challenges as opportunities for growth. That was a powerful reminder that setbacks and failures are not the ends but a chance to learn and improve.

Overall, I highly recommend “You Owe You” to anyone looking to improve their mindset, find their purpose, and succeed personally and professionally. It’s a genuinely transformative book that has the power to inspire and motivate you to be your best self.

Here are 5 tips I extracted from his book:

  1. Identify your strengths and talents: Take time to reflect on your unique strengths and talents. This will lead you to your why. Write them down and consider how to leverage them to achieve your goals.
  2. Create a purpose statement: Release your victim’s attitude and take control of your life. You owe no one anything. Define your purpose by creating a statement that aligns with your values, passions, and goals. Define objectives and benchmarks. Use this statement as a guide when making decisions and taking action.
  3. Develop a growth mindset: Embrace challenges and setbacks as opportunities for growth and learning. Adopt a positive attitude and believe in your ability to overcome obstacles and achieve success.
  4. Surround yourself with positive influences: People who support and encourage you. Seek mentors and role models who inspire you to be your best self.
  5. Take action towards your goals: Break your goals down into small, actionable steps. Create a plan and take consistent action towards your goals. Celebrate your progress and use setbacks as motivation to keep moving forward. Expand your Knowledge and learn to express yourself clearly.

Name yourself the CEO of your life.

Have you heard or read the book? What are your learnings from it? Please write it in the comments.



Britta Ollrogge, MBA

I write on Self Improvement 🌱, Productivity 🎯, and Agile Product Development 🏄. My goal is to inspire.💡https://www.britta-ollrogge-consulting.com