The Success Myth

by Emma Gannon


Everything we've been led to believe about traditional success is a lie. It's time to stop climbing the endless ladder to nowhere, and uncover the path to a more fulfilling life.

"Highly comforting" Alain de Botton, Founder of The School of Life

"Smart and insightful ... my book of 2023" Farrah Storr, Head of Writer Partnerships UK at Substack

"Inspiring, intelligent and candid" Elizabeth Uviebinené, author of The Reset


Emma Gannon had a successful portfolio career, a happy personal life, and on paper everything looked great... She was also burned out and confused at why she felt unhappy, yet was still striving for more.

After taking a deep look at her own journey, and interviewing many other successful people on her podcast Ctrl, Alt, Delete, she has realised that our overly celebrated and traditional version of success is making us lonely, unfulfilled and dispirited. Now she has worked out a way to do things differently, and here Emma shares her hard-won lessons, including:

• how to set goals that are ambitious but not overwhelming
• why the 'tick-box' moments in life often feel anticlimactic
• and how to break free from comparison and the endless pursuit of more

The Success Myth will give you the belief and tools to walk away from 'having it all'. A manifesto to craft work (and life) on your own terms, it encourages you to be honest about what truly sparks your interests, and helps to uncover your individual path to a truly fulfilling life, whatever that may look like.


Format: Hardback
Page Count: 336 Pages
Imprint: Torva
Published: Aug 2023
ISBN: 9781911709206

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