Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur by Cara Alwill Leyba earlier today. I listed it on my reading challenge list for the fifteenth category - a book with a subtitle (and what a mouthful of a subtitle it is!).
While all the interviews were fabulous, I kept forgetting to pick it up again! It read as a chicken-soup-for-the-soul sort of business inspirational book. Each of the nine chapters had a background story of an inspirational woman, a girl code secret (like 'when you have passion, you cannot fail'), and then a fabulous interview with a current woman in business who applied that secret. There was also a page after each chapter with room for writing down your favorite take-aways from that chapter or interview. I also loved having the actual social media info for the woman and businesses that were interviewed.
I tried to pull out just one quote or excerpt, but what the author has collected here is all the best - I could be writing all day and copying most of the book! The first chapter is really the most solid foundation for everything - it's called, 'The Secret's Out: There's Enough for All of Us...' Women have been their own, and each other's, worst enemies for far too long. By collaborating instead of competing, we can capitalize and highlight our own best assets and skills with other people. It's an abundance mentality, and if you can truly change your thinking to recognizing there is enough - success, business, customers - for everyone, everything for you can change.
I would recommend this book for just about any adult business woman. If you're offended by mildly coarse language, the author's style may not be right for you. She is a great story-teller and interviewer who definitely calls it like she sees it.
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