I’ve never read anything by Emma Gannon I didn’t immediately love. When I saw the pre-order swipe-up link on her Instagram for her latest book on self-sabotage, let’s just say it was an “ok just take my money” moment. I’ve read a lot of “self-help” / professional exploration type books but Emma’s voice is the perfect balance of non-patronising, well-informed, big sister tone that personally I can’t get enough of.
When I say well-informed, I mean incredibly so, her amazon profile reads…” Emma Gannon is an award-winning writer, speaker, Sunday Times columnist and podcaster. Her writing has been published everywhere from The Guardian to Glamour. She is the bestselling author of memoir Ctrl Alt Delete and The Multi-Hyphen Method, which became a Sunday Times bestseller. She is also the host of hit podcast series ‘Ctrl Alt Delete’, the No.1 careers podcast in the UK which has reached almost 6 million downloads, featuring guests such as Ellen Page, Greta Gerwig and Elizabeth Gilbert, plus the first podcast episode recorded inside Buckingham Palace.” … so yeah I wasn’t kidding, she knows her stuff. Well informed is the biggest downplay in history, and personally although its something everyone faces, you don’t get a career like Emma’s whilst self-sabotaging so I could not have ripped open that amazon parcel fast enough!
Ok let’s talk content, although much shorter than my beloved “multi-hyphen method” this book packs a punch. As I started reading I was picking up on ways I’d been self-sabotaging and I didn’t even know it! (and that was on top of the ways I did know about).
Gannon explores, procrastination, jealousy, and of course, our inner-critic. Through examples and tools we learn ways to be more self aware and self assured. A book that short but sweet and is the perfect for filling with sticky notes to come back to when needed.