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  • How Are You, Really?

  • Living Your Truth One Answer at a Time
  • By: Jenna Kutcher
  • Narrated by: Jenna Kutcher
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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How Are You, Really?

By: Jenna Kutcher
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Summary

Forget hustle harder. Forget that 5 am wake-up. Forget outlining your life plan in six-month, one-year, and five-year spans. Collectively, the recent history we have lived through has forced a cultural shift, a reframing of our perspective around what work is for, what work/life balance really means, and how we want to spend our time on the planet. In her first book, Jenna Kutcher—entrepreneur, photographer, Instagram influencer, teacher, mom, and host of the wildly popular Goal Digger podcast—shares her philosophy on how to live a life that exists outside the tired cliché of “having it all”. How Are You, Really? is about taking a moment to soak up the richness of the experience and creating a life that allows for that. 

When Jenna Kutcher was 22, she left her corporate job, bought a camera on Craigslist for $300, and started her own business as a wedding photographer. From that single investment in herself, she built a successful company, a thriving podcast, a brand. But her driving force is never about working harder/smarter/faster/better. What Jenna Kutcher embraces is the simple notion that we, women especially, crave lives of fulfillment, lives of enrichment. That comes from investing, first and most importantly in ourselves and in our dreams. How to make that investment successfully is what How Are You, Really? is about.

Divided into three sections, How Are You, Really? is a path to coming home to yourself, following what your intuition may have been quietly telling you to do for a long time, and the practical tools for how to make changes for the better.

In Part One: Who You Are, Jenna uses stories from her childhood, some career false starts, her marriage and path to motherhood, and more to show how to crystallize your sense of your own identity. Because how can you know what you really, truly want out of your life if you don’t see yourself clearly?

In Part Two: Who You Have, and Who Has You, Jenna shows the benefit of building a support system, how mentorship and kindness can come in surprising ways and from surprising sources, and how by giving yourself in this way to others, you grow.

In Part Three: What You’re Going to Do About It, Jenna guides you through illustrations from her career on how to turn your dearest and deepest wish, your goal, into a life that brings success, joy, and—most importantly—the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

We all want, simply put, a life of enrichment.

So, ask yourself the question you’ve been avoiding.

How are you, really?

It’s time to find your answer, and start living.

This is how you get there. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Jenna Kutcher (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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An absolute GEM!

There aren’t any words to describe the alignment of this book for me. Jenna gives you permission to be human while chasing the life you want. She guides you toward acknowledging where you are, advocating for your goals in real ways, holding boundaries to keep you IN your life, inviting the notion of what success needs to FEEL like versus look like, and sparks up a flint inside of your dreams that has been waiting for the right moment or the right motivation. It laid out the pathway with full permission to take the next bold step! Thank you Jenny for your gift.

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Heart Opening

Jenna has a way with words to make you really think and feel "How are you really?" I have loved every word in this book and feel so inspired by her. It is truly inspirational and I feel that I will be listening more than once! I recommend this book to everyone, no matter where you are on your journey, she has wisdom to share for all stages of life.

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great book with an inspiring story to help us all chase our dreams, catch them and live them!!!

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awesome!

thank you for tell us that you don't need to be a super human to have success! I love everything you said!

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  • Trina Meyer
  • 27-07-22

bummed

For me Jenna was very hard to listen to. Her sharp tone had me feeling like she was trying too hard to get me to believe what she was saying. By chapter 4 I was wanting her to get to the point. I did not listen until the end. This one just wasn't for me.

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  • Hannah M. Holmes
  • 26-07-22

Buy it for Yourself & Buy it for Your Friends!

I can’t even begin to sing ENOUGH praises for this book! I felt like Jenna must have waltzed around inside my OWN mind for months in writing it. I’ve read a LOT of personal development books and I can confidently say this is one of (if not) THE best I’ve ever read. I loved it so much I immediately bought ten hard copies to hand out to friends (and - even though I’ve never been the *book club* type, I’ve even entertained the idea of gathering some gal-pals to start a book club on this one!) — because every woman needs this book and many men will ALSO find value from Jenna’s wisdom (even though it’s mostly directed at women.) I like having a hard copy for reference to the end-of-chapter journaling prompts (which are also available for download), and I LOVE listening to it on Audible (I preferred 1.2x speed, which felt a little more of a natural pace to listen and still absorb the content) because hearing the author tell it in her own voice was powerful & captivating. Thank you, Jenna, for stepping into your destiny and thus empowering others to step into theirs. That’s what I’d call a legacy worth leaving!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 16-09-22

Keeping It Real

If you love all the messiness of raw, real, vulnerable, powerful and thought provoking conversation, Jenna is the voice you want speaking in your head while simultaneously melting your heart. I highly suggest listening to the audiobook as Jenna's tone, love, compassion, connection and brilliance feel so much more profound when hearing her tell her story out loud.
Society teaches us to run fast, far and not look back. It is time to stop running, dive deep within and feel into How are you really. Jenna is a true influencer in allowing the space for you to remember, reconnect and feel truthfully whatever it is you are moving through.

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  • Bernadene Your Motivational Coach
  • 19-08-22

Definitely worth the Seller Title, blown away

I absolutely loved this. I needed this and so inspired by this.
Jenna put in words what so many of us this. I am so excited for her future and next book. Thank you for doing the Audio yourself.

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  • Sailorgirl
  • 17-08-22

One of the best books I have listened to

Jenna is a great speaker and her perspective is real life. She is not scared to tell it all. Be expected to get emotional at times with her story especially if you are an emotional person or have struggled with loss. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for their purpose.

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  • Kalissa K.
  • 04-08-22

I cannot be the only negative review...

This book was heavily marketed as "never before heard stories" yet if you're an avid podcast listener like I was, I've heard just about every single story shared in the book. In general, the content was very light and not a lot of truly tangible and actionable advice like other self help books have. Every chapter ended with "go to my website for more." I'd rather the author actually TELL ME more in the book, the book that I paid for. The general repetitive theme of the book was "I tried something new and was amazing at it! Everything worked out for me so you should try!" Overall, as a podcast listener for years, I was immensely disappointed not only in the book, but just in general her entire brand has left a bad taste in my mouth after reading this book. This is the first review I've ever given of a book if that tells you anything.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-12-22

A Keeper

Sometimes you just need a reference book; this is it. Loved the "Welcome to the table" feel. The title alone is a motivator for daily self check-ins. I'll listen again to several chapters.

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  • Lesly Minney
  • 02-12-22

Needs some work

I really like Jenna and what she stands for, however this book is obviously a non- author's first attempt at writing. It reads like an 8th grade oral report. It needs more depth, authenticity and feeling. I didn't connect with her lime I wanted to. I wanted to feel empowered to be better, and instead I felt like I was just listening to a report about her life. Maybe I'm missing the point. I think with more practice she will take the leap from podcaster to true author.

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  • Kimberly A.
  • 26-11-22

Love Love Love This Book!!!

I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone at any place in your life. Jenna Kutcher feels like a best friend. I so enjoyed this book. Thank you.

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  • Angie S.
  • 22-11-22

Loved it!

After listening to Jenna and the Goal Digger podcast I really enjoyed the book and look forward to sharing it with others.