The Awesome Human Project: Break Free from Daily Burnout, Struggle Less, and Thrive More in Work and Life

The Awesome Human Project: Break Free from Daily Burnout, Struggle Less, and Thrive More in Work and Life

by Nataly Kogan
The Awesome Human Project: Break Free from Daily Burnout, Struggle Less, and Thrive More in Work and Life

The Awesome Human Project: Break Free from Daily Burnout, Struggle Less, and Thrive More in Work and Life

by Nataly Kogan


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Stop struggling and start living your best life—with the inspiring, proven program that's transformed over a million people.

We are all experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and burnout. Exhaustion is at an all-time high. Leaders are depleted, employees are burning out at an alarming rate, and parents met their breaking point long ago. We are struggling and in desperate need of a new path forward.

In The Awesome Human Project, Nataly Kogan, emotional fitness and leadership expert and author of Happier Now, shows us the way. She makes the compelling case that while challenge in life is constant, struggle is optional. Here, she shares an accessible, super-practical, and unboring guide for reducing daily struggle and burnout—so you can live, work, and lead with more energy, joy, and meaning, even during difficult times.

Nataly wrote The Awesome Human Project in response to her own journey. A refugee who achieved tremendous success, she had come to see struggle as a way of life. But her burnout taught her a powerful lesson: you can’t give what you don’t have. She writes, “Strengthening your emotional fitness is an essential investment in your success and leadership, and an act of love to everyone you care about.”

Filled with simple, science-backed practices and Nataly’s contagious energy, The Awesome Human Project will teach you how to strengthen your emotional fitness skills, create a more supportive relationship with yourself as well as your thoughts and emotions, reduce self-doubt, and cultivate more honest and meaningful connections with others.

The Awesome Human Project is a book that you do—not just a book that you read. It includes:

• Nataly’s proven, science-backed, five-week program to boost your emotional fitness
• Bite-sized neuroscience lessons so that you can learn to be the boss of your brain
• What awesome leaders do differently and why it matters
• Ways to get rid of guilt around self-care for good
• An “SOS” section to get you unstuck right now
• Nataly’s wildly popular “Notes to Self,” with inspiration to support your progress
• Awesome Human Awards!

There is an Awesome Human within every single one of us. The Awesome Human Project is the essential guidebook to help you embrace your Awesome Human and become the best version of yourself—with courage and compassion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683647850
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/08/2022
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 641,999
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Nataly Kogan is a successful entrepreneur, sought-after keynote speaker, and the founder and CEO of Happier Inc., a company that has helped more than one million people live happier lives. She and her work have been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, TEDx, and The Dr. Oz Show. For more, visit

Table of Contents

The Awesome Human Manifesto 1

Read This First: My Dear Awesome Human Letter to You 3

How to Do Your Awesome Human Project 12

Awesome Human Awards 14

Part I The Back Story: The Teacher and the Method at the Core of Your Awesome Human Project 15

Chapter 1 My Story 19

Chapter 2 The (Updated!) Happier Method™ 27

Chapter 3 Meet Your Brain on Challenge 33

Part II The Warmup: Developing Your Awesome Human Qualities 43

Chapter 4 The Courage to Talk Back to Your Brain 47

Chapter 5 The Surprising Power of Self-Compassion 65

Chapter 6 Your Emotional Whiteboard 89

Chapter 7 Awesome Humans Are Leaders 109

Chapter 8 Emotional Fitness Is Like Broccoli 119

Part III Your Five-Week Emotional Fitness Challenge 125

Chapter 9 Week 1-Acceptance 131

Chapter 10 Week 2-Gratttude 161

Chapter 11 Week 3-Self-Care 185

Chapter 12 Week 4-Intentional Kindness 221

Chapter 13 Week 5-The Bigger Why 243

You. Are. Awesome! 265

Part IV Keep Your Practice Going: How to Be an Awesome Human Every Day… or Most Days, Anyway! 267

Chapter 14 Quick Tips for Regular Practice 271

Chapter 15 When You're Stuck in the Valley of Struggle 279

SOS 281

Overwhelmed 282

Stuck in Negative Thoughts 282

Can't Relax 283

Stuck in "This Is Not How It Should Be" 283

Don't Feel Good Enough 284

Burning Out from Overcommitting 284

Drowning in Others' Negativity 285

Missing Joy 285

Working Parent Guilt 286

Endless Self-Criticism 286

Embracing Your Awesome Human 287

Your Very Own Awesome Human Award 291

You are Enough (A Poem) 293

Gratitudes 295

About the Author 299

About the Cover 301

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