I had one of the most enjoyable and enlightening plane rides in a really long time and it had nothing to do with the airline or smooth flying weather. Instead, it had everything to do with reading Emily Bennington’s latest book, Who Says It’s A Man’s World. This book was unlike most “women in business” type of books in that, the key message, highlighted in Chapter 8, “Be more to do more.”
Historically, women have been taking the wrong approach in furthering their careers by focusing energy on career goals and getting to the next level. Emily brings a fresh perspective on “becoming our highest and best selves, regardless of whether we’re in the office or at home.”
If you hone-in on the qualities you want to demonstrate in your daily life, you will be happy, feel confident in yourself and your life aspirations (career or at home) will be met! Emily uses a quote from Diane von Furstenberg that sums it up nicely, “I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, but I knew the woman I wanted to become.”
There are several key concepts I want to blog more about in the future, but for now, let me just say, you need to read this book! Emily includes great suggestions for handling a variety of tricky situations and offers templates to help get you started in applying and practicing what you’ve learned – it’s more like a workbook vs. a simple self-help book.
Don’t delay in getting to work on yourself, for yourself. In this case, it really IS all about YOU!
Martha Duesterhoft is a Partner with PeopleResults. Follow her on Twitter @mduesterhoft or connect via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.