You Do You by Sarah Knight Book Review. Get a confidence boost and the motivation to follow your dreams! Read the full review on

You Do You, A Book That Will Make You Feel More Confident


You Do You by Sarah Knight Book Review. Get a confidence boost and the motivation to follow your dreams! Read the full review on

Last week I listened to the audiobook You Do You by Sarah Knight and I really needed it!

As a recovering perfectionist with the dream to live my life the way I intend to by creating my business I could totally relate to this book.

I am very open about my dreams and there’s something that I noticed when I talk to my family in France: they don’t believe that I should spend time doing what I want because they think that it’s unrealistic.

Well, after months of hard work and now that I can show numbers, yes they believe in my abilities.

I love to share my evolution with friends and family because I want to inspire them to be confident enough to follow their own dreams, no matter what people around them say!

And okay it feels good to say “See I told you I could make it happen!”

So if you feel like:

  • you don’t have time to take care of yourself
  • you feel the need to justify any decision you make
  • stressed out because it’s not perfect
  • your definition of success is different from the American dream (a good job, a beautiful partner, well-behaved kids, two expensive cars and a big house)
  • you need a confidence boost
  • people are not supportive of your life

You Do You is for YOU!

Inside You Do You

  1. YOU ARE HERE: An orientation exercise
  2. DOs & DON’Ts: Rules for the breaking
    • Don’t be selfish (Life is short. Reclaim the word.)
    • Do your best (Except when you can’t. Or you don’t want to. Or it’s giving you heartburn)
    • Don’t be difficult (Ask for what you want, push back on what you don’t and beware the focus group.)
    • Do be a team player (On the contrary, you can do YOU all by yourself.)
    • Don’t quit your day job (Take risks, ignore the doubters, and prove the haters wrong.)
  3. WILLs & WON’Ts: Not-so-great expectations
    • You will change your mind (About unconventional lifestyle choices that inexplicably bother people who don’t have to live them? Probably not)
    • You won’t get anywhere with that attitude (There are plenty of perks to being pessimist)
    • You will regret that (Says who?)
    • You won’t get a good job if you don’t go to college (How to succeed at success without really caring what anyone else thinks)
    • You will never live that down (Yes you will. Go ahead and let your freak flag fly.)
  4. SHOULDs & SHOULDN’Ts: Much too much obliged
    • You should always put family first (First runner-up is okay too.)
    • You shouldn’t act so crazy (I kept a litter box under my for a year and I turned out okay.)
    • You should smile more (How to break free from the Cult of Nice.)
    • You shouldn’t eat that (I’ll take extra cheese, please.)
    • You should check your ego at the door (Check to make sure it’s fully inflated, that is)

Lessons learned from You Do You

  • Don’t listen to judgmental people
  • You can do what you want as long as you are respectful of others
  • Don’t be scared of saying NO
  • You don’t have to do what other people tell you
  • There’s nothing wrong with you
  • What other people think doesn’t matter, YOU matter
  • You don’t have to do what everybody else is doing
  • Go for what you want in life
  • You can’t make everybody happy so focus on yourself
  • You don’t have to be perfect
  • Don’t be scared to ask for what you want
  • It’s okay to make mistakes, you will learn from them
  • Define success your own way
  • It’s okay to be unconventional


I’m so excited to let you know that Audible offers 2 FREE audiobooks to the readers of Hello Peaceful Mind.

Here’s how you can get your free copy of You Do You:

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  4. Then you will be able to listen to it online or on your phone!


This is what I've learned from the book You Do You by Sarah Knight. Go to to listen to the book for FREE!

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Julie was diagnosed with anxiety and depression during the summer of 2016 and have since been fighting mental health stigmas by bringing awareness on the subject and sharing tips to help people become happier. Read Julie’s inspiring story, “My Journey Into Acknowledging The Depression.” Feel free to send a message to Julie here.

  • Samantha (Vibrant Yogini)

    February 9, 2018 at 10:30 am Reply

    Thanks for letting us become aware of this great sounding book. I am always looking for good audio books to listen to on the go! I already have audible so il check this out :)

  • Melissa Welby

    February 10, 2018 at 4:30 am Reply

    This sounds like a fantastic book full of great lessons. I’ll check it out. Thanks for sharing!

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