Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day)

  • From the Publisher
April 11, 2018

In an increas­ing­ly demand­ing world, we’ve been told that we can do every­thing — main­tain friend­ships, devote our­selves to work, spend time with fam­i­ly, stay fit, and get enough sleep. We just need to learn to bal­ance it all. Ran­di Zucker­berg does­n’t believe in being well-bal­anced. We can’t do it all every day, she con­tends, and try­ing to do so only leaves us frus­trat­ed and feel­ing inad­e­quate. But we can suc­ceed if we Pick Three.

Ran­di first intro­duced the con­cept of Pick Three in a tweet — The Entre­pre­neur’s Dilem­ma” — that went viral. Now, in this book, she expands on her phi­los­o­phy and inspires oth­ers to fol­low her lead. From entre­pre­neurs to pro­fes­sion­als, busy par­ents to stu­dents, Ran­di can help every­one learn to reject the unre­al­is­tic bur­den of bal­ance and enjoy suc­cess in their own lives — by pick­ing the most impor­tant areas to focus on in any giv­en day.

This prac­ti­cal hand­book includes sto­ries from Randi’s career learn­ing that there’s no such thing as a per­fect bal­ance — as well as insights and exam­ples from oth­er pro­fes­sion­als at the top of the biggest busi­ness­es in Sil­i­con Val­ley, new moms search­ing for per­mis­sion to focus on fam­i­ly, and recent grad­u­ates con­vinced they should have it all under con­trol, includ­ing Ari­an­na Huff­in­g­ton, Resh­ma Sau­jani, Lau­rie Her­nan­dez, and Brad Takei. We can’t have it all every day, and that’s okay, Ran­di reminds us. Pick Three is her much-need­ed guide to learn­ing to embrace the well-lop­sided life.

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