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I received this book for free from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. If you've read my other reviews, you'll know that if it's bad, I'll say so, regardless of how I received the book.Someday Is Not a Day in the Week: 10 Hacks to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life by Sam Horn
Published by St. Martin's Press on March 12, 2019
Source: Net Galley
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There are a few reasons whySomeday Is Not a Day in the Week by Sam Horn irritated me. I’m not sure which is THE reason. I started reading it on the plane to Melbourne and it’s been crazy busy since with finding work, starting school, and adjusting to things I should know but are just a little different (I stress-cried over ordering coffee and the café owner gave me a hug—really), so perhaps not reading this at the right time for me. I’m doing my “someday” that Sam talks about in the book. Which is another reason why the book irritated me: it tells a version of my life with only the happy easy parts. And therefore the book is 288 pages of barely acknowledged privilege.
That said, I may just not be the target audience for Someday Is Not a Day in the Week. Author, Sam Horn, is an executive coach and author. She spends her days traveling around, helping people see things differently and public speaking. This gave her the opportunity of having a year by the water. She pulled back on her engagements and travel to places by the water. It was her someday dream she made into a today activity. Then she mixed it with anecdotes from her clients and coaching and life to make this book.
There are some helpful snippets in Someday Is Not a Day in the Week. I loved the quotes starting each chapter. Sam was quick to acknowledge her life hacks are more descriptive than prescriptive and it’s about making it work for you, which I appreciated. I connected with her comments about people saying her sailing was brave. I get the same for moving countries and taking changes. I don’t see it as brave. It’s just life (I do need to work on appreciating people who choose not to do these things and not dismiss them as dull). My favorite element was advice buried in the section discussing how to make money doing something you love. Sam suggests chatting to stall owners at the craft fairs and markets to learn from their stories. She tells of a woman who made toffee, using a family recipe, as gifts. The recipients loved the toffee so much; she started selling as the craft fair and it grew into a business. Starting small and scaling up is great advice.
If you need a push to pursue your dreams, Someday Is Not a Day in the Week is it. For everyone else, get it via Blinkist.
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