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The Life Brief: A Playbook for No-Regrets Living (Hardcover)

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“If you want to be happier, you should write a Life Brief.” —Fast Company

“A brilliant companion on the road to more aliveness. This book is a wonderful invitation. Take it.” —Dave Evans #1 New York Times bestselling author of Designing Your Life

Life is a creative act. Let The Life Brief guide you to creating the life of your dreams.

We all have moments when we doubt the path we’re on. Is this the career for me? Am I in the right relationship? Is this as good as it gets? These questions can feel uncomfortable without a method for uncovering the answers.

Enter The Life Brief, a simple yet effective playbook for navigating life’s decisions, crossroads, and curve-balls. Modeled after the creative brief, a tool used by the most innovative companies in the world to unlock clarity and unleash action, The Life Brief carves a path for living with intention and imagination.

Designed by leading brand strategist Bonnie Wan, The Life Brief is a practice in three parts: The first phase, Get Messy, is a set of open-ended writing prompts that cut through limiting beliefs and false assumptions about what’s possible. The second phase, Get Clear, offers prompts for finding clarity around what you truly, deeply want. The third phase, Get Active, catapults you into the steps to making those desires a reality.

This is a practice for unpacking complexity with curiosity, shifting attention to drive action, and challenging the limiting beliefs that create friction in your life. This powerfully adaptive tool has transformed thousands of lives, from refining career paths to repairing relationships, rediscovering passion to cutting through overwhelm. Don’t let another moment pass you by. Discover The Life Brief and unlock your path today.

About the Author

As head of brand strategy for the storied ad agency Goodby and Silverstein, Bonnie Wan has helped the world’s most iconic brands align with their essential virtues using a tool called a creative brief. So when she found herself on the precipice of her own deep dissatisfaction and doubt, Wan turned that same tool inward. What emerged was this profound practice, one that she and thousands of others have turned to over and over. This is a strategic practice for connecting deeply to the things that create meaning, spark joy, and make life worth living. Don’t let another moment pass you by: Discover The Life Brief and find your path today.

Praise For…


“If you want to be happier, you should write a Life Brief.” – Fast Company

"A simple three-step process to help you find out what you really, really want, and then make it happen." --Inc.

A Next Big Ideas Club Must-Read Book

“Bye-bye vision board, hello Life Brief. Brand strategist Bonnie Wan’s 3-step strategy is here to give you just the nudge you’ll need to take charge of your life and forge your own path.” Hello Sunshine

“[The Life Brief is] great if you love Brené Brown, Glennon Doyle . . . This is a very inspiring book, especially if you want to make a big change this year.”—Sarah Gelman on CBS Mornings

"Bonnie is an astonishing life force—and The Life Brief is an artful tool that can help you discover you are one too. Bonnie is a brilliant companion on the road to more aliveness. This book is a wonderful invitation. Take it." —Dave Evans #1 New York Times bestselling author of Designing Your Life

"We all have stories we tell ourselves about our lives, but what Bonnie Wan so rightly points out is that it is often the questions we avoid that hold the most value. In The Life Brief, she combines the candid self-reflection of the therapy room with the warmth and humor of a hard-won personal journey, then harnesses the executive power of a top industry professional to create a wholly unique guide to living that is both practical and accessible, moving and deeply meaningful. It will transform the lives of everyone who reads it." —Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

"The science behind how we generate our reality is clear, and now with The Life Brief we have the ultimate tool to set us on our true path towards success and joy. As much a book as it is a rite of passage for all of us seeking to get down to the essence of who we are, what we desire, and how to get it." —Deepak Chopra, New York Times bestselling author of Metahuman

"The Life Brief is more than a book. It’s an invitation to play, to engage with key questions about our values and beliefs, and to create a unique life play book. I had so much fun reading and engaging with this book!" –Eve Rodsky, New York Times bestselling author

“If you’re looking for a total reset, [this book is] a brief on how to live a better life” —Zibby Owens interviewed on Fox’s Good Day 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781982195502
ISBN-10: 1982195509
Publisher: S&S/Simon Element
Publication Date: January 16th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English