So this book seems perfect for me to be able to review-- and like a boss I am doing so late in the evening, after the kids have gone to bed and while I am still running a fever.
This book is thick! You know there has got to be some good stuff in here with how big it is an reading the introduction was awesome.
From the get go, she makes NO apologises for who she is and encourages you to do the same. What a concept, right? I have trouble with this sometimes because culture does teach women to be sorry for everyone else's problems-- which leads us in circles most of the time.
Her voice is so spot on that you know she is writing as she speaks and it is like you are sitting down with her to interview her and learn more about her business. About asking for advise. Instead, she turns it inward and lets you discover for yourself what it means to be your own boss.
Her writing style is straight forward and honest. You can tell she wants more women to take charge of their lives and to be able to see themselves for the amazing worth they are. To, in effect, become Boss B*tches and the fact that she curses shows her likability for honesty in my opinion.
The book is divided into sections. Three to be exact.
Being the BOSS OF YOU!
Being the Boss at Work
Being the Boss of Your Own Business
I am most interested in starting with section one for anyone. We all need to become the bosses of our own lives first before we can take it into the work force.
There is a lot of sage advise in here that I think will greatly impact not just me but others that pick this book up.
This book is just what the doctor ordered for me. One day, I can't wait to see where I will go.
Now, before you pick up the book, you should know that it isn't a book that will tell you exactly what to do and how to do it-- because that is phoney since no two destines are the same. She is going to give you advise as if you were sitting next to her, as a friend.
I give this book ☀☀☀☀☀ out of 5!
"New York Times bestselling author Nicole Lapin is back with a sassy and actionable guide empowering women to be the boss of their lives and their careers.
You don’t need dozens or hundreds of employees to be a boss, says financial expert and serial entrepreneur Nicole Lapin. Hell, you don’t even need one. You just need to find your inner Boss Bitch — your most confident, savvy, ambitious self — and own it.
A Boss Bitch is the she-ro of her own story. She is someone who takes charge of her future and embraces being a “boss” in all aspects of the word: whether as the boss of her own life, family and career, the literal boss at work, or, as the boss of her own company. Whichever she chooses (or all three), a Boss Bitch is someone who gets out there and makes her success happen — and so can you.
Lapin draws on raw and often hilariously real stories from her own career — the good, the bad, and the ugly — to show what it means to be a "boss" in twelve easy steps. In her refreshingly accessible and relatable style, she first shows how to embrace the “boss of you" mentality by seizing the power that comes from believing in yourself and expanding your skill set. Then she offers candid no-nonsense advice for how to kill it at as the “boss at work” whether you have a high-up role or not. And finally, for those who want to take the plunge as an entrepreneur, she lays out the nuts and bolts of how to be the “boss of your own business” from raising money and getting it off the ground to hiring a kick ass staff and dealing office drama to turning a profit.
Being a bad ass in your career is something that should be worn as a badge of honor, says Lapin. Here, she inspires us to rise to the occasion and celebrate our successes — and then keep killing it like the Boss Bitches we are!"
* I received this book in exchange for my honest review from Blogging for Books *