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Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life



Original Language: English | 152 pp. | April 2019

2 Seas Represents: World excl. North American rights.

Rights sold: China (Beijing Bamboo Stone), Korea (Yoonslbooks), Turkey (Buyukada)


“Smart, insightful, life-reorienting…Some books demand your attention. If you are ready to reject conventional definitions of success and bring consonance to your life, invest the time to read this book.” – Shawn Achor, New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential

“Laura Gassner Otting relieves us of the madness-making, autopilot drive toward other people’s empty definitions of success, and reveals how to get on the path to becoming limitless though consonance, matching ‘what’ we do with ‘who’ we are. Read it, learn it, live it!” – Jonathan Fields, Author of How to Live a Good Life and Founder of Good Life Project®

“For those who long to live a powerful, authentic life, Laura Gassner Otting provides a call to action. Limitless is an inspiring read that’s both logical and poetic.” – Dorie Clark, adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and author, Entrepreneurial You and Reinventing You

“Let Laura Gassner Otting prove to you, through stories, activities and her own journey, that it’s possible to be and do and have your dream life. The advice she gives is timely, actionable and oh-so-worthwhile. You deserve this gift to yourself.” – Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA. Co-founder of the GET MOMENTUM Leadership Academy

“In Limitless, Laura Gassner Otting reaches into your core. Let her help you figure out what’s making you feel so empty ― and more important, how to take real action to find purpose.” – Brad Meltzer, bestselling author of The Escape Artist

Limitless will help you get “unstuck” – and achieve extraordinary results. This book is like a high energy masterclass and brainstorming session all in one – with actionable tips to transform your vision for your career and do work with purpose.

What if success doesn’t equal happiness?

Many of us spend our lives pursuing a singular idea of success, one that was created for us by someone else. We give votes to those who shouldn’t even have voices and strive to go faster and faster even as we find ourselves falling further and further behind. We chase gold stars, we check all the boxes, we Lean In – and we still feel incomplete.

This is not a story about failure, but it might as well be. When we don’t define success in our own terms, finding our purpose and carving our own path becomes impossible. How do you break the cycle so that you can be better at work and life?

In this book, Laura Gassner Otting teaches you how to ignore the rules that created your limits, align your energies and your actions, and do work that really matters so that you can live your best life. Often described as “a kick in the ass surrounded by a warm hug,” Laura brings both tough love and wisdom and offers a no-holds-barred look at what it really takes to get out of your own way and earn your success today.

If you ever dreamed about discovering and crushing that  personal goal that is so big and so scary that you’ve only dared whisper it to yourself, this book is the permission you didn’t even know you needed to live into it as only you can.

Laura’s secret superpower is seeing your greatness and reflecting it back on you, so that you can get “unstuck” – and achieve extraordinary results.

Through Limitless Possibility, Laura collaborates with entrepreneurs and investors to push past the doubt and indecision that consign great ideas to limbo. She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and catalytic perspective informed by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, and philanthropic landscapes.

Laura Gassner Otting‘s 25-year resume is defined by her entrepreneurial edge. She served as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, helping shape AmeriCorps; left a leadership role at respected nonprofit search firm, Isaacson, Miller, to expand the startup; and founded and ran the NPAG, which partnered with the full gamut of mission driven executives, from start-up dreamers to scaling social entrepreneurs to global philanthropists. She is the author of Mission-Driven, a book for those moving from profit to purpose, and the upcoming Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Life Your Best Life (April 2019)

Through her own commitment to give back, Laura has helped build a local Montessori school, co-founded a women’s philanthropic initiative, advised a start-up national women’s PAC, grew a citizen-leadership development program, and completed three charity-inspired marathons–projects emblematic of her passions and values. She’s turned on by the audacity of The Big Idea and that larger-than-life goal you just can’t seem to shake. She’s an instigator, a motivator, and a provocateur, and she’s never met a revolution she didn’t like.