By Hoda Kotb
From New York Times bestselling writer and liked Today exhibit co-anchor Hoda Kotb—inspiring tales of people that locate their life’s goal in unforeseen methods, usually unbelievable themselves and those they love.
Most folks ask yourself what we’re doing. We flow round within the glass half-empty, gaze out into the realm of probabilities, and sweetness if we must always get off of our raft and climb out. perhaps even at the present time you requested your self: Is it too past due to do this factor that made me so satisfied while i used to be younger? may well what issues so much to me ultimately be the heart of my lifestyles? am i able to quite belief this craving voice in my head and longing in my center? Do i think like I’m the place I belong?
In this really good selection of tales, Hoda Kotb writes approximately people who discovered their direction in existence was once both veering off in a very new course or was once getting too faraway path from the place they knew they belonged. by way of following their passions, their intestine, and their center, those humans realized how pleasant lifestyles may perhaps actually believe. From the funding banker who turned a minister after years of engaged on Wall road, to the younger lady from a blue-collar historical past whose ardour took her to Harvard scientific tuition, to the high-powered PR exec who discovered herself attracted to a pioneering residential group, to a “no-kids” man who now is helping childrens world wide, the tales in Where They Belong come from an array of standard people who have came across the facility of embracing swap or struggling with for a dream. Hoda additionally interviews celebrities, equivalent to manufacturer Mark Burnett and actress/producer Roma Downey, comedienne Margaret Cho, and previous boxer Laila Ali, all who’ve pursued their passions to discover fulfillment.
With examples of perseverance, self-reflection, and new attitudes on lifestyles, Where They Belong is a motivating and inspirational examine exploring and discovering the fitting direction on your own trip.
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