About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Beginner's Pluck: Build Your Life of Purpose and Impact Now by Liz Forkin Bohannon

Beginner's Pluck: Build Your Life of Purpose and Impact NowABOUT THE BOOK

There's no lack of people out there telling you to find your passion and dream big. But why does it seem like when we try, we so often end up more lost and overwhelmed than when we started?

Liz Forkin Bohannon wants you to rethink everything you've been told about finding your passion and following your dreams. Why? Hate to break it to you, but you're likely never going to "find your passion." Because your passion and purpose are something you build--actively--day by day. In her signature tell-it-like-it-is fashion, Liz shares 14 actionable principles that will teach you how to do just that. With total transparency, Liz shares hilarious and heartbreaking stories of her journey of screwups and successes that illustrate the mindsets and principles that will give you a jolt of energy, inspiration, and direction toward your True North. By embracing your Inner Beginner, dreaming small, choosing curiosity over criticism, and so much more, Liz's story and the principles of Beginner's Pluck will have you on your way to building a life of purpose, passion, and lasting impact.

Ready to rise to the occasion? It's time to make this life everything you want it to be.


More than once I've heard my grandmother say "She's got a lot of pluck" and I always thought that this meant "She's got a lot of nerve". According to the dictionary, pluck is defined as "spirited and determined courage". Well, the author of this book has all of this! She used her 'pluck', her courage and determination, to create the successful fashion company Sseko Designs. In this book Beginner's Pluck she relates the mistakes she made along the way and how she used those experiences to forge ahead and make success happen. You will probably laugh, you may find yourself shaking your head, but you will definitely find yourself thinking "I can do this also!" This is part memoir and part self-help, but author author Liz Forkin Bohannon will certainly keep your attention. I felt as if she was speaking just to me and I can understand why she is such a successful public speaker.

In her conclusion. Bohannon urges readers to get back to who they are meant to be because:
You are worthy.
You are a unique and irreplaceable part of the Whole.
You are created on purpose and for a purpose.
You are.

"You've got pluck". I can't think of a better complement! If you are looking for encouragement and motivation to build or increase your spirited and determined courage, you will want to read Beginner's Pluck.

I received a copy of this book from Baker Publishing and I am voluntarily sharing my thoughts in this review. These are my honest opinions.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Liz Forkin Bohannon is a speaker, an entrepreneur, and the founder of Sseko Designs, an international purpose-driven fashion brand creating employment for women across the globe. Recognized in 2017 by Forbes as a top public speaker and named by John Maxwell as one of the top three transformational leaders in the US, Liz has appeared on Shark Tank and Good Morning America and has been recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards, the Bush Institute Global Women's Award, and others.

She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and co-founder, Ben, and their children.

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