The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You

Simone Knego

Do you wake up every day feeling like you’re going through the motions, that the hundreds of choices you make have almost no impact on the people around you?

Many motivational books will tell you that in order to better the world, you must first better yourself. But you really only need to change the way you see yourself and the world around you will change.

What you do every day matters and inspires others. By sharing your story, you can motivate and encourage those around you—and in doing so, change the world.

Everyone has a story, and in The Extraordinary UnOrdinary YouSimone Knego takes you inside her unique journey and the extraordinary moments which have shaped her life and defined her mission. Sharing the lessons she’s learned from life’s ups, downs, and laugh-out-loud moments, you’ll be inspired to discover your own journey, and to go out into the world and be the good. The world is waiting for the Extraordinary UnOrdinary You, and you already have everything you need to get started, simply by being you.

Press & Praise

Mark Wilf, board chair, Jewish Federations of North America, and owner/president, Minnesota Vikings

Simone (Knego) is an inspirational leader and role model who teaches by her wonderful example. As a leader of Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), most recently as co-chair of its National Young Leadership Cabinet, Simone's life and actions impact and lift those around her. Many are recipients of her generosity, mind, and spirit.

Alison Lebovitz, host of The A List, PBS

Simone takes the reader on a journey that is refreshingly authentic and utterly heartwarming. It is a bold and beautiful reminder that every decision has a ripple effect, every failure comes with a life lesson, and it takes ordinary actions to create extraordinary impact.

Ethan Zohn, Survivor Africa winner and two-time cancer crusher

Simone's authentic, heartfelt stories take her readers on an extraordinary journey. Through her life's adventures, she shows us you can make a difference right where you are, simply by being you.

A former CPA, turned equestrian entrepreneur, turned teacher who’s the mother of 6 — 3 adopted from S. Korea & Ethiopia — Simone Knego has the uncanny ability to both motivate and inspire others to be the good in the world.

An international leader and keynote speaker who recently scaled Mount Kilimanjaro — a dormant volcano in Tanzania, it’s the highest mountain in Africa — she believes that changing the way you see yourself can help the world around you change. In her new bestselling book, Simone shares her real-world and highly actionable insights via stories of her own life’s both humorous and moving everyday moments — and how others can similarly discover they too are Unordinary…in the best possible way.

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