Meant For This (OR How to be AMAZING)


“Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.”

Will Smith
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Meant For This: The Mindset And Strategy To Achieve Your Most “Impossible” Dreams opens with a young musician. Will Smith started his career as a PG-rated rapper. In a career switcheroo, from 1990–1996, Smith was the lead actor in a hit TV show called The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Why the H-E-double hockey sticks did a rapper become an actor?

Smith had wanted to become an actor, and coincidentally got to a point where he owed $2.8 million in taxes.

Will Smith taxes

So he took the opportunity offered to him by NBC. Since then, Smith has gone on to be one of the biggest box office actors in Hollywood.

Smith illustrates a career track that (gratefully) jumps onto another track. Do you live a parallel life of soft action and fleeting aspirations? If you are an artist, or dream of being an artist, this book will activate you for your futures sake.

“We fight so hard to prove our limitations. And in that process, we block out any potential solutions or changes.”

Erica Wernick

Too many creative adults live self-limiting lives. But our dreams are not going away and author Erica Wernick gives us a fountain of ways to fulfill them.

Part 1 of the book teaches you to be conscious WITH your dream: Think Like a Star. The 10 Pillars of a High Achiever helps to overcome obstacles. The Lucky Break Formula breaks down so-called luck into the 4 elements of energy, strategy, risk and opportunity.

Part 2 strategizes. Opportunities open up when you do what you are meant to be doing. Coincidence? What you do is different from what everyone else is doing and rejection feels discouraging at the low points. But you are essentially creating your own yellow-brick road.

Part 3 is about owning your power, staying focussed, and your positive inclusivity of other people. Collectively, we make dreams happen for each other, yet each life’s path is different.

Meant for This does not read with the density of a psychology textbook. Some of Wernick’s stories are quite raw. She had me wondering how many of her ugly-cry moments didn’t make it into the book. But vulnerability can be a superpower and it makes her relatable “If I can do it, anybody can do it!”

Reading it feels like sitting with your bestie career coach. It’s chirpy and bubbling with enthusiasm for elevating your dreams to the greatest heights. However, hyper-positivity does not get you represented at a gallery or by an agent. Do the work and live consciously with your dream.

As a result your success is inevitable.

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