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  • Published: 23 January 2024
  • ISBN: 9781911709077
  • Imprint: Torva
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $36.99

The Life Brief

The Simple Tool to Unlock What You Really Want from Life

The ultimate tool to unlock what we really want in life, with a three-step approach to Get Messy, Get Clear and Get Active, created by one of the world's most innovative strategists.

"The ultimate tool to set us on our true path towards success and joy"
Deepak Chopra

"Bonnie is Oprah - meets Brene Brown - meets Simon Sinek."
Elle Harrison, author of Wild Courage

We all have moments when we doubt the path we're on. So ask yourself: what do you really, really want? And how can you make that happen?

Making meaning out of messiness, The Life Brief distils the practice of brand strategy into its simplest, clearest, and most effective form to help you realign your path with your dreams - personally, professionally, culturally and spiritually.

World-leading strategist Bonnie Wan first encourages you to Get Messy, with ways to cut through limiting beliefs and false assumptions about what's possible. Then her guidance to Get Clear offers prompts for finding clarity around what you truly, deeply want. And finally, Get Active catapults you into the steps to making those desires a reality.

This blueprint has already been transformative for thousands of other people, and now we can all learn how to break through the clutter, identifying the fears and beliefs holding us back, and create a life that is wholly our own.

You cannot have it all, but you can have all that matters

"This book is a wonderful invitation. Take it."
Dave Evans, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Designing Your Life

'An inspiring and important way of thinking."
Esther Wojcicki, author of How to Raise Successful Children

  • Published: 23 January 2024
  • ISBN: 9781911709077
  • Imprint: Torva
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $36.99

About the author

Bonnie Wan

Bonnie Wan is a brand strategist who has spent the last three decades working with brand titans. She has led strategy for the California Milk Processor Board ('got milk?'), Pepsi, Kraft-Heinz, Nest, Adobe, Comcast, HP and BMW, as well as provocative and award-winning campaigns fighting child sex trafficking, cyberbullying, gender inequality, racial bias and college-campus rape. She is a sought-after public speaker who works with high-profile national and international organizations including Gwyneth Paltrow's "In Goop Health Summit", the 3% Conference and Change.org, When she's not leading and teaching strategy or dreaming up her next life brief, you'll find her with her husband and four kids adventuring in the desert, the rainforest or sleeping under the stars.

Praise for The Life Brief

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 (author of Maybe You Should Talk To Someone)

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 (author of Designing Your Life)

The Life Brief is a smart and helpful tool for all of us trying to explore and define and execute our purpose

Kiki Koroshetz (Wellness Director of GOOP)

Bonnie Wan shows parents if you want to be there for your children, you need to take care of yourself. A great resource for parents in these difficult times and beyond, it is an inspiring and important way of thinking. I highly recommend The Life Brief as a way to keep your life and the lives of your kids on track.

Esther Wojcicki (author of 'How to Raise Successful Children')

Remember that time when you really took the time to craft (or REcraft) your life, your purpose and chart out your legacy? No?!? Well now you have the blueprint and guide to do just that. Bonnie's thinking and process cajoles the most stubborn and nurtures the most hesitant but delivers the EXACT process that each of us need. Read this book and get ready for your attitude and life to be transformed!

Mick Ebeling (Founder of Not Impossible Labs)

The Life Brief is a deep process of inquiry that will get you crystal clear about what you want and motivate you to achieve it.

Kat Gordon (Founder of The 3% Conference)

Bonnie Wan writes as she lives - with heart, wisdom and depth. The Life Brief hooked me like the very best TV drama, where you fall in love with the characters, seeing their struggles and joys laid bare. The tools Bonnie offers are powerful, crafted with her signature depth, intelligence and sharp understanding of human nature. Even as an 'expert' in the field personal development, I found the way Bonnie framed her stories and tools helped me reveal new insight about myself. Bonnie is Oprah - meets Brene Brown - meets Simon Sinek. Her passion for The Life Brief is evident, and her love of being on stage a huge asset to getting this book out there.

Elle Harrison (Author of 'Wild Courage')

What a wonderful gift Bonnie is making through The Life Brief. The Life Brief is warm, compassionate, searingly honest, direct, vitally useful . It's clear why people everywhere are finding it so powerful.

Adam Morgan, Author of Eating The Big Fish and Beautiful Constraints

Life is messy and complicated and it can unfold before our eyes at a dizzying pace. You can either make it up as you go along, or get clarity, control, and define your story . The Life Brief provides lessons, tools and exercises to show you the way.

Jason Harris (author of 'The Soulful Art of Persuasion')

Bonnie Wan speaks to what the neuroscience has shown all along: if we set clear intentions, and then open ourselves up to the varied ways the world can provide for us, it is possible to manifest the life of our dreams. The Life Brief documents her personal journey of manifestation. Its accessible writing style, and engaging, thought-provoking activities for reflection are a gift to the reader. Powerful, poignant and life changing.

Dr James Doty, New York Times bestselling author of Into The Magic Shop

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

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

The Life Brief stands up there with The Artist's Way in that it's not self-help - it is a self-unlocking book. Bonnie establishes a process that is interactive, dynamic, and - by sharing her own vulnerable journey - feels like you are not going through it alone. Her book is required reading for anyone who wants to live a life fueled by courage, creativity and radical co-creation with the universe.

Jeff Goodby, Founder, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

Life is messy and complicated and it can unfold before our eyes at a dizzying pace. You can either make it up as you go along, or get clarity, control, and define your story. The Life Brief provides lessons, tools and exercises to show you the way. Bonnie teaches us that only when we define what kind of life we really want, can we end up getting it.

Jason Harris, CEO of Mekanism, Wall Street Journal bestselling author The Soulful Art of Persuasion

In a world awash with competing priorities, unlimited choice and daily time pressures, The Life Brief is the tool that we all desperately need to navigate today's over stimulated world. Thankfully, Bonnie shares her creative strategies to help you bring focus and order to your life with a clear set of priorities on what matters most. Creating your own Life Brief will help you articulate your inner voice and distill your desires to become more true to yourself in a world that often forces us to overlook what we want and value most to propel your life forward.

Eric Ryan, CEO and Founder of Method Home and Olly and Welly Health


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