As a woman, do you find yourself seeking balance in the various areas of your life? In Find Your Strongest Life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently, Marcus Buckingham suggests that instead of trying to find that balance, you should determine what your strongest moments are and build around those. Whether it is in your work, family interactions or a hobby, pinpoint the times that you feel most fulfilled and use them to structure the rest of your life.
The author offers nine common roles, one of which is most likely your lead role and one your supporting role. He encourages you to learn to know and accept yourself while not attempting to fit in with what others’ expectations of you may be. The author includes letters from women unsatisfied with their current state and uses two characters in particular to demonstrate his points. Part Three of the book deals with strong life tactics and gives answers to many commonly asked questions.
I found some sections of this book to be helpful and insightful. It did seem to lean somewhat toward a “me-first” philosophy with much of the content based on making myself happy without necessarily considering the repercussions on my family and others. My favorite section dealt with Tactics for Stronger Kids. I would like to employ some of Buckingham’s strategies in helping my own daughters recognize and develop their strengths as they grow and mature.