“A powerful, innovative plan for finding creative fulfillment and bringing your passions to life.”—Marie Forleo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything Is Figureoutable
Make room for your dreams and revolutionize how you manage your time and energy using this groundbreaking framework for finding work-life harmony from an accomplished entrepreneur and business strategist
Throughout her multifaceted career, Tina Wells has always found a way to transform her dreams into reality. She turned a business that she launched at sixteen into an award-winning marketing agency, led boardroom meetings as the youngest (and sometimes only) Black woman in the room, and pursued her childhood dream of traveling around the world.
But all that success came with burnout, and Tina had to rethink how she thought about work and life. The result of her deep thinking and some trial and error, The Elevation Approach presents Tina’s four-phase plan, a flexible and foolproof technique that helps you meet your goals without sacrificing joy for productivity and progress. Rather than treating work and life as separate and necessarily opposing forces, The Elevation Approach integrates your personal and professional ambitions, values, and responsibilities at every turn:
• Preparation: Ask the right questions, get curious about the possibilities, and figure out what you have, what you need, and what you can give. • Inspiration: Expand your beliefs of what’s possible—create spaces for mind-wandering, relearn how to pay attention, and collect creative sparks. • Recreation: Hit reset, make room for rest and play, and when something isn’t working, give yourself permission to try something new. • Transformation: Evaluate the work that you’ve done, decide whether to stay the course, and celebrate the changes and goals you’ve accomplished.
Whether you want to start a new business, find time for a new hobby, or reevaluate a relationship, The Elevation Approach can help you make impactful shifts and realize your most cherished dreams—without losing sight of what matters most to you. With exercises featuring writing prompts and worksheets, real-world insights from business leaders and creatives, and “Instant Elevation” practices that ensure your efforts align with your priorities in each phase, The Elevation Approach is a one-stop solution to work-life harmony.
About the Author
Tina Wells is the founder of RLVNT Media, a multimedia content venture that brings culture-shifting storytelling and beloved products to market through innovative partnerships. Tina has been recognized by Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business, Essence’s 40 Under 40, Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless Phenom, and more. She is the author of ten books, including the middle-grade novel Honest June; the bestselling tween fiction series Mackenzie Blue; its spinoff series, The Zee Files; and the marketing handbook Chasing Youth Culture and Getting It Right.
“Tina Wells offers a powerful, innovative plan for finding creative fulfillment and bringing your passions to life. Her brilliant advice will help you open doors and uncover exciting possibilities.”—Marie Forleo, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Everything Is Figureoutable
“Tina Wells has a gift for breaking down information and reframing challenges into solutions. She does just that in her new book, The Elevation Approach. She provides advice in such a personalized way that you feel you are communicating with your best friend. Tina’s pragmatic and thoughtful approach to live a more fulfilling and harmonious life is inspirational and truly feels achievable.”—Carly Zakin, cofounder and co-CEO of theSkimm
“With The Elevation Approach, Tina Wells will help you forge new paths, stay true to your purpose, and prioritize everything that matters most in your life. Her gentle encouragement, indispensable tools, and motivating stories will give you the confidence to dream big and make big things happen.”—Tika Sumpter, actor, producer, and cofounder of Sugaberry
“Tina Wells has delivered us all a great gift: lessons she's learned through decades of success in business in an approachable how-to guide to living your best life. The Elevation Approach will help women of all ages reach whatever goals or dreams they have, no matter how big or small. Not only is the advice great for tackling challenges or kick-starting new adventures, it helps you find joy in the process as you go. It helps us let go of the great illusion of work-life balance, while replacing it with something far richer and more achievable—work-life harmony.”—Alexa von Tobel, CFP, founder and managing partner of Inspired Capital, founder of LearnVest, and New York Times bestselling author of Financially Fearless and Financially Forward
“Anyone chasing work-life balance, feeling stuck, or even bewildered about how to achieve true happiness must read The Elevation Approach. It’s the rare book that offers practical and actionable advice about how to fashion the life of your dreams.”—Lola Ogunnaike, journalist