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Choose Wonder Over Worry

Choose Wonder Over Worry

Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential

Amber Rae

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“Amber Rae’s very personal journey of moving from self limiting beliefs to her true self offers inspiring insights and lessons for anyone wanting to unfold their infinite potential." —Deepak Chopra

“The one advice book you should read—even if you don’t like self-help.”—Bustle

“Amber Rae's book is a revelation. She's the Elizabeth Gilbert of her generation.”—Stacy London

Let’s be real. Life is filled with twists and turns, fears and doubts, messy and magical moments. Without a “rule book” for how to thrive in today’s world, it leaves many of us feeling all the feels without having a clear sense of direction. Research even shows that the average adult spends 80% of their time with regret about the past or anxiety about the future.

That’s where choosing wonder comes in. Whether you hate your work and are wondering WTF to do with your life, are building the dream but feel stifled by fear and doubt, or know there’s more to life but don’t know where to start, Choose Wonder Over Worry will guide you to face your fears and unlock your gifts—no matter what’s standing in the way.

Inside, you’ll learn:
— How to overcome the habit we spend the majority of our time on: worrying
— How to navigate fear, self-doubt, impostor syndrome, perfectionism, and all the feels
— A simple tool for turning envy into inspiration
— Practices for bouncing back from rejection and critics
— What to do if you have too many ideas, but don’t know how to choose
— The difference between “getting ahead” and “coming aliv… More…

“Amber Rae’s very personal journey of moving from self limiting beliefs to her true self offers inspiring insights and lessons for anyone wanting to unfold their infinite potential." —Deepak Chopra

“The one advice book you should read—even if you don’t like self-help.”—Bustle

“Amber Rae's book is a revelation. She's the Elizabeth Gilbert of her generation.”—Stacy London

Let’s be real. Life is filled with twists and turns, fears and doubts, messy and magical moments. Without a “rule book” for how to thrive in today’s world, it leaves many of us feeling all the feels without having a clear sense of direction. Research even shows that the average adult spends 80% of their time with regret about the past or anxiety about the future.

That’s where choosing wonder comes in. Whether you hate your work and are wondering WTF to do with your life, are building the dream but feel stifled by fear and doubt, or know there’s more to life but don’t know where to start, Choose Wonder Over Worry will guide you to face your fears and unlock your gifts—no matter what’s standing in the way.

Inside, you’ll learn:
— How to overcome the habit we spend the majority of our time on: worrying
— How to navigate fear, self-doubt, impostor syndrome, perfectionism, and all the feels
— A simple tool for turning envy into inspiration
— Practices for bouncing back from rejection and critics
— What to do if you have too many ideas, but don’t know how to choose
— The difference between “getting ahead” and “coming alive” (and how to create success on your terms)
— A fail-proof way to tame your inner critic and access your inner wisdom

No one is perfect. This journey is messy, and wherever you are—you are not alone. That’s why Choose Wonder Over Worry is jam-packed with personal stories and vulnerable moments. It’s like sitting down and sharing a glass of wine with your wise bestie, swapping I-can’t-believe-I’m-about-to-share-this stories. Like how Amber went from raging in a bottomless hole of comparison, insecurity and doubt—to using that envy as inspiration to find her path.

Choose Wonder Over Worry shares the most important lesson of all: Don’t die with your gifts still inside. There’s a gift inside of you that deserves to see the light of day, and “choosing wonder over worry” is a mindset, practice, and compass to unlock the gift that only you can give.

Worry or Wonder: which will you choose?

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Praise for Choose Wonder Over Worry

"Amber Rae’s very personal journey of moving from a constructed identity of self limiting beliefs to her true self—in the domain of creativity, wonder, joy and higher consciousness—offers inspiring insights and lessons for anyone wanting to unfold their infinite potential." —Deepak Chopra

"Amber Rae's book is a revelation. With wit and joy, she instructs and enlightens and coaxes the reader to find what keeps us stuck in old habits both creatively and personally. She does so with compassion, like a close friend, never falling prey to condescension. I found myself nodding either in agreement or because of an A-HA moment on every page. She's the Elizabeth Gilbert of her generation and this book does not disappoint. You really can choose Wonder over Worry and all I can say is WOW. (See what I did there?)" —Stacy London, New York Times bestselling author of The Truth about Style

"Amber Rae is a thought leader on the rise. Choose Wonder Over Worry gives you tools, guidance, and life lessons to make powerful changes in your life!" —Lewis Howes, New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness

"This book is a gift. If you're lucky enough to read it once, you'll probably read it ten times, and then buy copies for all the people you care about." —Seth Godin, New York Times bestselling author of Linchpin

"Powerful, practical, and honest, Choose Wonder Over Worry is the boldest invitation of all: to be your truest self and pursue the calling that… More…

"Amber Rae’s very personal journey of moving from a constructed identity of self limiting beliefs to her true self—in the domain of creativity, wonder, joy and higher consciousness—offers inspiring insights and lessons for anyone wanting to unfold their infinite potential." —Deepak Chopra

"Amber Rae's book is a revelation. With wit and joy, she instructs and enlightens and coaxes the reader to find what keeps us stuck in old habits both creatively and personally. She does so with compassion, like a close friend, never falling prey to condescension. I found myself nodding either in agreement or because of an A-HA moment on every page. She's the Elizabeth Gilbert of her generation and this book does not disappoint. You really can choose Wonder over Worry and all I can say is WOW. (See what I did there?)" —Stacy London, New York Times bestselling author of The Truth about Style

"Amber Rae is a thought leader on the rise. Choose Wonder Over Worry gives you tools, guidance, and life lessons to make powerful changes in your life!" —Lewis Howes, New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness

"This book is a gift. If you're lucky enough to read it once, you'll probably read it ten times, and then buy copies for all the people you care about." —Seth Godin, New York Times bestselling author of Linchpin

"Powerful, practical, and honest, Choose Wonder Over Worry is the boldest invitation of all: to be your truest self and pursue the calling that is yours and yours alone." —Steven Pressfield, New York Times bestselling author of The War of Art

"Deeply rooted in her own experience, Amber reflects just how Wonder-ful getting to know Worry can be. She takes the reader on a journey of internal self-discovery, parting the veils on our past so we can imagine—and divine—a wonderful future."—Elle Luna, author of The Crossroads of Should & Must

"Reading this book felt like a conversation with a childhood friend about the fears that hold me back from realizing my hopes and dreams. Amber Rae’s vulnerability in sharing her journey will inspire confidence that all goodness in life will come from letting ‘wonder’ happen. The tools she shares will help you accept and be your whole self, and encourage you to live your most interesting life right NOW!" —Marissa Andrada, SVP, Kate Spade & Company

Named one of Bustle's "13 Motivational Books By Women to Read if You Need a Little Bit of Life Coaching"

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Amber Rae

AMBER RAE is an author, artist and global voice for emotional wellness and personal growth. She turns highly relatable insights on the human experience into viral art, best-selling books and sold-out venues, and she has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, NY Mag, TODAY, SELF, Fortune, Forbes, and Entrepreneur. With a decade of experience unpacking human emotions and the journey of self-discovery, she creates with the intent to unlock human potential. Amber has collaborated with brands such as Kate Spade, Apple, and One Medical, and reaches over 2MM people per week online with her words and art. She lives in Brooklyn—and around the world—with her husband, Farhad.

Amber is the author of Choose Wonder Over Worry.

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