Bethenny Frankel - A Place of Yes
(10 Rules For Getting Everything You Want Out of Life), 2011

When I heard the title of this book for the first time, I thought: "How can she know how to get everything out of life? Does she have everything?" I thought it might be a plain attempt for another motivational book from "a random person". But when I got to know Bethenny a little bit better, I was curious what this book has in the store for us.

Bethenny Frankel and I were pregnant at the same time, got married unexpectedly but wholeheartedly and kind of had to deal with the same "women issues" from being a newlywed and a mother at the time when her show "Bethenny Getting Married?" was on TV. Why I do like Bethenny and that is why I watched her show (none of other television housewives or personalities has something meaningful to say to me) is her common sense.

And for being honest and herself. This book is not only Bethenny Frankel's amazing personal story of struggles, dreams, relationships and achieved goals, it is truly a great piece of motivational book that you need to read when you are trying to get something and failing and you want to see an example of passion and integrity, hard work and unbreakable spirit that tells you how it is. She is a role-model of representing the positive thinking and law of attraction techniques combined, even though she denies this book to be their illustration. Coming from a place of yes according to Bethenny Frankel means getting right down to business with active, not passive approach. Some of her rules in the book include:

FIND YOUR TRUTH - Dig deep inside and figure out what is authentic for you, not anybody else.

ACT ON IT - You don't have to have a master plan. But unless you do something, you've done nothing.

EVERYTHING'S YOUR BUSINESS - Treat every job, person and experience as if it could lead to your next big opportunity.

OWN IT - If you do it, say it, think it - then own it. Stand up for yourself and fully acknowledge who you really are.

While reading this book, I thought, I wouldn't get anything new that I didn't know out of it, but simple language, funny points and remarkable quotations in this book will make me to come back and start reading it over again.


"Life is an obstacle course. You succeed at one thing and then you move on to the next. When an obstacle is tough, you try harder. When an obstacle is insurmountable, you change course. But you never sit down and refuse to finish.”

"Your opponent, in the end, is never really the player on the other side of the net, or the swimmer in the next lane, or the team on the other side of the field, or even the bar you must high-jump. Your opponent is yourself, your negative internal voices, your level of determination.”

"People don’t succeed overnight by luck. They work their assess off and they stand out because of it."

"No matter what you’ve done, even if you regret it, even if you don’t know what the hell to do next, every single thing that happens to you has the potential to open new doors. It happened for a reason—and it’s still taking you somewhere, even if you can’t see it right now."

"The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie."

"Relationships are like recipes. When a recipe doesn’t work, you have to do something differently the next time."

"There is no point in regret. When you regret something, what you aren’t seeing is that someday, later, or maybe sooner, you’re going to see why you didn’t get the thing you wanted. So often, something better is just around the corner."

"The world around you changes, not because the universe suddenly decides you are worthy, but because you change it. You stop being a victim and you start being the ruler of your own destiny. And that, my friend, is the point and purpose of coming from a place of yes."

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