A Year From Now You’ll Be Happy You Started Today
Unfiltered: How to Be as Happy as You Look on Social Media is for anyone who needs to be reminded that we’re all a work in progress, no matter what judgments we make when measuring our lives against what others share online.
In her debut book, award-winning journalist and sought-after speaker Jessica Abo addresses the relationship between our psychology and technology and how we can take back our happiness IRL (in real life) without falling into the compare and despair trap.
Jessica helps you push the reset button with bite-sized chapters full of practical insights from experts and psychologists, as well as funny anecdotes and inspiring stories from celebrities like Alysia Reiner of “Orange is the New Black” and Baked by Melissa CEO Melissa Ben-Ishay. You’ll learn how to:
- Identify what's really at the root of your unhappiness
- Stay positive when you're feeling lost and rejected
- Build a life that makes you happiest
- Navigate toxic relationships and inevitable friendshifts
- Master the art of letting go
- Turn setbacks into stepping stones
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About the Author
Jessica Abo is a sought-after keynote speaker, multi-award-winning television journalist and passionate philanthropist who has raised more than a million dollars for several causes by organizing her own events and running marathons. A New Yorker at heart, Jessica now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their daughter.
Table of Contents
Part One: Know Your Self(ie)
Chapter 1: What Pain Points are at the Root of Your Unhappiness?
Chapter 2: File a Complaint
Chapter 3: Happiness Hacks: Tips for Getting Out of a Rut
Part Two: Staying Positive
Chapter 4: When You’re Feeling Lost
Chapter 5: When You’ve Been Rejected
Chapter 6: When You Wish You Could Undo a Mistake
Part Three: Taking Back Your Happiness
Chapter 7: How to Outsmart Your Bully
Chapter 8: How to Use Your Words to be Heard in the Workplace
Chapter 9: How to Protect Yourself in Dangerous Situations
Part Four: Build What Makes You Happiest
Chapter 10: Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Out on Your Own
Chapter 11: How to Actually Start Your Business and Act Like a Boss
Chapter 12: How to Get Press, Published and a Public Speaking Tour
Part Five: Create Connections That Make You Happy
Chapter 13: Navigating the Friendshift
Chapter 14: Being Single is Not a Life Sentence
Chapter 15: Mastering the Skill of Letting Go
Part Six: Finding Your Happy Place
Chapter 16: How to Turn Your Pain into Your Purpose
Chapter 17: How to Turn Your Passion into Action
Part 7: A Year from Now You’ll Be Happy You Started Today
Chapter 18: Ready, Set, Goal!
What People are Saying About This
RUN don’t walk to buy Jessica Abo’s new book Unfiltered: How to Be as Happy as You Look on Social Media. This book is for everyone on social media including teens and tweens. If there is ONE book you need to read this fall, this is the one! #FabULyss, thoughtful, smart, and real, this book is a reminder of what is really important in life and will keep you focused on building the life that makes YOU happiest (not what your competitor or neighbor wants you to believe).
LYSS STERN, CEO of divamoms.com, bestselling author, and mom of three
The best advice you can get is from someone who has been there and done that! Jessica’s honest style and unplugged advice from real-life experiences will help you get past the messy middle and rise the ranks with grace and grit.
SHELLEY ZALIS, CEO of The Female Quotient
Unfiltered is just what we need to navigate through this over-tech world we live in. Whether you’re about to start your first job, you’re a CEO, or anything in between, this book is a must-read! Jessica gives you everything you need to take back control of your life and have fun doing it. I just love it!
RANDI SUBARSKY, executive producer of The Never Settle Show
From online dating to office bullying, Jessica Abo will help you get through it all. Unfiltered is a love letter to entrepreneurs who get caught in the I’m-not-good-enough trap. Get out of your rut and start #winning at life with this book!
DR. JESS CARBINO, sociologist and relationship expert at Bumble
Jessica Abo is the definition of what it means to be a changemaker. A rising leader in our country, Jessica thrives on building community wherever she goes and inspires others to do the same. If you want to make a positive impact on the world, start with reading Unfiltered. This book is relevant for everyoneno matter where you are in life!
BERI MERIC, cofounder and CEO of IVY
The fabulous Jessica Abo provides a brilliant breakdown of the “pursuit of happiness” in today’s ultra-competitive, tech-driven world. Unfiltered is your go-to guide for pick-me-ups, real talk, and proof that you and your biggest dreams are worth every fight.
LINDSEY POLLAK, New York Times bestselling author of Becoming the Boss
The rise of social media has led people to create their own narrative. In her new book, Unfiltered: How to Be as Happy as You Look on Social Media , Jessica does an amazing job at offering solutions to help bridge the gap between the happiness you portray and the happiness you want to have. Not only does Jessica dive deep into the need people have to curate this perfect universe, she also shares tool after tool to help you make your “social life” consistent with your real one.
MIKE INDURSKY, CEO of Audacious Beauty, former president of Buss