HAPPY FRIDAY! Here's a little Bruno to celebrate the week finally being over.
Since it's Friday, I know reading is probably the last thing on your mind (trust me it's the last on mine too). But the other day I came across a book that got me motivated to do more, work harder for what I want and stay focused on my goals. Which sparked this week's topic! I'm here to share with you a few of my favorite books written by female entrepreneurs:
When I first saw the cover, I did a slight eye-roll. I'm not one to believe in "self-help" books. Personally, I think happiness is all in your outlook on life BUT after I read a few chapters, I was hooked. The founder and president of POPSUGAR, Lisa Sugar, recently published a book called Power Your Happy. I loved Lisa's view on the workplace. She explained how you shouldn't have to sellout to get to the top. The key is to stay true to yourself and your values. Make sure to surround yourself with others who share those same values and the desire to help one another. If you're new to the workforce, it's definitely worth a read!
I'm going to be super honest, after college I had no clue what I wanted to do with my life and it scared the living hell out of me. Naturally, my mother, being the saint that she is, tried to smooth the transition by bringing home a bunch of "self-help" books. Out of all the books she brought, I really enjoyed The Twentysomething Guide to Getting It Together written by Mary Traina from Hello Giggles. Mary does a great jobs of telling like it is. Moral of the story: it's time to suck it up and grab adulthood by the horns.
The most recent book I've read is by Sheryl O'Loughlin called Killing It!. Since I work for a company some would consider a startup, I was genuinely curious to read how someone balances it all. I've always thought that if you reach a certain level of success there must be something else in your life that falls through the cracks. Sheryl is completely honest with how she let the entrepreneurial world get the best of her and what she's done to take back her life.
Believe it or not I had to read books in college. I chose this one in particular for a project for my interpersonal communication course. The Happiness Project, written by Gretchen Rubin is a 21-day challenge to achieve happiness. What I loved about the book was that it's really all about changing your mentality. She talks about her journey and how if you ask yourself simple question, it can help change your entire mindset.
Who doesn't love Tina Fey? Bossypants is so honest and well-written. She talks a lot about growing up awkward and when she realized she wanted to work in comedy. I'm a big fan of female comedians like Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mckinnon, Amy Schumer, and Mindy Kaling -- honestly the list goes on and on. I think it takes a great amount of courage to put yourself out there to the sake of humor. Tina definitely tells it how it is. I love that she's honest about how the road to success, it isn't glamourous. It takes hard work, lots of rejection and a little bit of luck.
Hope you have a good weekend! If you have any other favorites, let me know down below!