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Someday Is Not a Day in the Week

Someday Is Not a Day in the Week

10 Hacks to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life

Sam Horn

St. Martin's Press

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"Inspired me to ask myself why and to stop postponing the forgotten dreams." —Geneen Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Women Food and God and This Messy Magnificent Life

Full of inspirational insights and advice, lifehacks, and real-world examples, Someday is Not a Day in the Week is CEO Sam Horn’s motivational guide to help readers get what they want in life today rather than "someday."

Are you:
• Working, working, working?
• Busy taking care of everyone but yourself?
• Wondering what to do with the rest of your life?
• Planning to do what makes you happy someday when you have more time, money, or freedom?

What if someday never happens? As the Buddha said, “The thing is, we think we have time.”
Sam Horn is a woman on a mission about not waiting for SOMEDAY ... and this is her manifesto. Her dad’s dream was to visit all the National Parks when he retired. He worked six to seven days a week for decades. A week into his long-delayed dream, he had a stroke. Sam doesn’t want that to happen to you. She took her business on the road for a Year by the Water. During her travels, she asked people, “Do you like your life? Your job? If so, why? If not, why not?”

The surprising insights about what makes people happy or unhappy, what they’re doing about it (or not), and why...will inspire you to carve out time for what truly matters now, not later.

Life is much too precious to postpone. It’s time to put yourself in your own story. The good news is, there are “hacks” you can do right now… More…

"Inspired me to ask myself why and to stop postponing the forgotten dreams." —Geneen Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Women Food and God and This Messy Magnificent Life

Full of inspirational insights and advice, lifehacks, and real-world examples, Someday is Not a Day in the Week is CEO Sam Horn’s motivational guide to help readers get what they want in life today rather than "someday."

Are you:
• Working, working, working?
• Busy taking care of everyone but yourself?
• Wondering what to do with the rest of your life?
• Planning to do what makes you happy someday when you have more time, money, or freedom?

What if someday never happens? As the Buddha said, “The thing is, we think we have time.”
Sam Horn is a woman on a mission about not waiting for SOMEDAY ... and this is her manifesto. Her dad’s dream was to visit all the National Parks when he retired. He worked six to seven days a week for decades. A week into his long-delayed dream, he had a stroke. Sam doesn’t want that to happen to you. She took her business on the road for a Year by the Water. During her travels, she asked people, “Do you like your life? Your job? If so, why? If not, why not?”

The surprising insights about what makes people happy or unhappy, what they’re doing about it (or not), and why...will inspire you to carve out time for what truly matters now, not later.

Life is much too precious to postpone. It’s time to put yourself in your own story. The good news is, there are “hacks” you can do right now to make your life more of what you want it to be. And you don’t have to be selfish, quit your job, or win the lottery to do them. Sam Horn offers actionable, practical advice in short, snappy chapters to show you how to get started on your best life — now.

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Introduction


“The thing is, we think we have time.”

—BUDDHA

My dad thought he had time. His dream was to visit all the National Parks when he retired. As Director of Vocational Ag Education for the state of California,...

Praise for Someday Is Not a Day in the Week

"With each page I turned, I remembered one more thing I’d once promised myself to do that I hadn’t done, that I kept putting off, assuming there would always be more time. Sam’s book inspired me to ask myself why and to stop postponing the forgotten dreams. It’s such a lovely, joyful read." —Geneen Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Women Food and God and This Messy Magnificent Life

"Sam Horn is the gentle guru who can brush aside your excuses to avoid the passage into your glorious Second Adulthood! She’ll excite you to pursue your 'someday' dream NOW." —Gail Sheehy, author of Passages and Daring: My Passages

"Sam has a special talent at helping you recognize and then achieve what you really want. She's one of the reasons my first book exists. I highly recommend her book to anyone who's stuck or wants to turn their dreams into reality." —Kamal Ravikant, bestselling author of Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, Live Your Truth, and Rebirth

"A beautiful road map for how to stop procrastinating on what's important to you. The time to start pursuing your dreams is now. And Sam Horn is here to help you make it happen." Alex Banayan, author of the national bestseller The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Careers

“In a culture where being busy is tied to our identity, this book cuts straight to the heart of the matter. With important steps to help us make the most out of our … More…

"With each page I turned, I remembered one more thing I’d once promised myself to do that I hadn’t done, that I kept putting off, assuming there would always be more time. Sam’s book inspired me to ask myself why and to stop postponing the forgotten dreams. It’s such a lovely, joyful read." —Geneen Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Women Food and God and This Messy Magnificent Life

"Sam Horn is the gentle guru who can brush aside your excuses to avoid the passage into your glorious Second Adulthood! She’ll excite you to pursue your 'someday' dream NOW." —Gail Sheehy, author of Passages and Daring: My Passages

"Sam has a special talent at helping you recognize and then achieve what you really want. She's one of the reasons my first book exists. I highly recommend her book to anyone who's stuck or wants to turn their dreams into reality." —Kamal Ravikant, bestselling author of Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, Live Your Truth, and Rebirth

"A beautiful road map for how to stop procrastinating on what's important to you. The time to start pursuing your dreams is now. And Sam Horn is here to help you make it happen." Alex Banayan, author of the national bestseller The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Careers

“In a culture where being busy is tied to our identity, this book cuts straight to the heart of the matter. With important steps to help us make the most out of our life, with less doing and more being."Shannon Kaiser, bestselling author of The Self-Love Experiment

“In this handy little book, Horn recommends not waiting to build a fulfilling life but starting right now…Out of literally dozens of tips and ideas, readers should be able to find at least one to employ to make their lives better.”–Library Journal

"Ready for a reset? The inspiring stories and marching orders in this book will transform your life—for good."
—Jenna Arnold, co-founder of ORGANIZE, and National Organizer for the Women's March on Washington

"Do you keep promising yourself you'll take that trip of a lifetime someday? What if that never happens? Sam Horn's book is just the catalyst you need to stop procrastinating and make your dreams come true now, not later." —Sean Keener, Founder of BootsNAll, the #1 network for independent travelers

"This book is just the kick in the pants you need to build a more fulfilling life." —Laura Vanderkam, author of Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done

"Sam Horn is one of the bright lights and most accessible wisdom sharers in our culture today. InSomeday is Not a Day in the Week, Sam takes us on a rich, emotional and valuable journey to a more fulfilling, joyful life. A journey we can’t afford to put off until someday." Sheri Salata, Former Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show and CoHost of This is Fifty with Sheri + Nancy

"Self-disruption is the key to achieving happiness and Sam Horn's refreshing new book gives readers 10 actionable life hacks to change the quality of their personal and professional lives. This is a guide book for anyone seeking personal transformation and a more purposeful life." Jay Samit, bestselling author of Disrupt You!

"Are you stuck? Think the best is behind you? Read Sam Horn’s thrilling and highly practical new book, Some Day is Not a Day in the Week. Her amazing stories help you blast through whatever boulders are in your path. Make room for more joy, more time, and a richer life. Make your Someday Today." —Nell Merlino, Creator, Take Our Daughters to Work Day and Born Worthy

"Are you happy with your life and work as they are—or are you ready to reinvent yourself and reimagine your future? Sam Horn's essential new book will inspire you and show you the path to create a meaningful, rewarding next act—starting today." Dorie Clark, author of Reinventing You and adjunct professor, Duke University Fuqua School of Business

"Sam Horn makes a compelling case for how we can be more playful, purposeful, and passionate about our life and work NOW, not someday." Radha Agrawal, Founder of Daybreaker and author of Belong

“Upbeat and inspiring yet refreshingly pragmatic, this book can help you clarify your NEXT!” Graham Hill, Founder/CEO of Life Edited, TED speaker on Less Stuff, More Happiness

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Reviews from Goodreads

Sam Horn

Sam Horn, CEO of the Intrigue Agency, is an international keynote speaker, author, and book consultant. She has spoken to more than a half million people worldwide and for hundreds of organizations, including National Geographic, Cisco, Fortune 500 Forum, Intel, Ernst Young, Capital One, and NASA. She has been interviewed on dozens of network TV and radio shows (NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX) and on NPR and MSNBC and has been profiled, quoted, or published in publications including the Washington Post, the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Huffington Post, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan, and the Boston Globe. Horn is the author of several previous books.

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