Motovated Monday - Love Who You Are

For this Motovated Monday I am excited because I had the opportunity to review the book Love Who You Are and now I get to share this lovely goodness with you too! Before we get started check out this video:

Love Who You Are from Compendium on Vimeo.

LOVE! If for some reason you're still not sure if you need to get online and order yourself a copy right now here's what I thought of the book...

The first thing I noticed when I received my book was the branded packaging. Now, there's nothing wrong with a plain brown box but I love details like this because I know if I sent a book direct to someone as a gift it would look nice when they received it.

I actually ordered some other products from Compendium prior to agreeing to do this book review and check out the fun polka dot packaging I received from that order! Isn't it fabulous? I'll reveal what else I got later on as some of it will be used as gifts so I don't want to give that away.

The funny thing about this whole situation is I found Compendium when I received one of their Pop-open Cards from a friend. I loved the concept of a beautifully written quote or some words of inspiration in a cute pop-open card so I had to check them out and see what else I could get. 

When I received the book I was excited to see what was inside. From everything I could see in their videos and online I felt the book would contain simple yet uplifting phrases along with whimsical and fun illustrations. I have always felt I need to work on improving my internal image of myself so I felt this book would be the perfect one for me to start with.

When I opened the book I was delighted to see how nicely the book was put together. It felt solid with it's thick cardboard covers and heavy weight pages in between. It struck me as having that homemade look and feel which is something I appreciate and enjoy. It's not too big, which for me works to be able to leave it out and remind myself to love who I am every day.

I think this was one of my personal favorite pages. Love yourself when things are hard. Love yourself even when it hurts. I think it's always easier to love yourself when you're in the best shape of your life, when you are wearing that power outfit that makes you feel like a million bucks, or when you're just having a great day. I think it's much harder to love yourself when you're having a bad day, when you just got laid off, or when something terrible has happened. In reflecting on this statement I felt that it is a good reminder that we should love ourselves even when things are hard.

This is one of the illustrations in the book. I loved this cute little jar of hearts. Simple but fun.

This one was another favorite of mine. You are just the person you need to be. I personally doubt myself sometimes and often it's too easy to compare ourselves to others. Lately I've worked to really appreciate who I am and my own unique talents. Of course there are people, probably dozens or hundreds, that are far better than I am at even the things I do excel at but I am learning that is ok. I've realized that for any of us to become great we need to connect with the people who have gone before us that we admire and then along the way we need to reach back and help those who are coming up behind us.

Love the parts of you that need more loving. This can be hard but when things aren't ideal or don't seem to feel right sometimes all you can do is love yourself and keep on trying. Sometimes a simple reminder is all we need to get back on track.

I want a popper filled with hearts and confetti! This book is a delight from cover to cover and would make an excellent gift for the people who have a special place in your heart. I know it will become my go to book when I'm feeling down or just want a little pick me up. It's one of those books you can breeze through cover to cover or just open it to a specific page for a little inspiration.

You can order your own copy online here. I recommend getting online now and placing your order because November is Compendium's annual Friends & Family sale. If you use the coupon code ThankYou30 you'll receive 30% off your entire order. Believe me when I say there are SO many other really cute things you'll want to get one for you and one for a friend. If you order something let me know what you got. I know you're going to love it!

P.S. be sure to check out the clearance section too. Nothing like SUPER cute stuff at a deep discount. :) I may have done some mad clearance shopping on my recent order. There are some great stocking stuffers you won't want to miss.

Even if you can't order now you can always get connected online and share some love.


I did receive a free copy of this book to do this review but otherwise I was not compensated and do not receive any compensation from future book or product sales. My opinions here are my own and have not been edited by Compendium Inc.


  1. I think I need to get this book <3

  2. Jenn I love it. I think it's super cute. They have a ton of really great stuff I want to get. :)


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