WorkParty: Stay Inspired

      I’m from a generation that was supposed to grow up on books like “Lean In”, but something didn’t really click between us. I’m from a generation that was supposed to get everything clear after reading “Leave Your Mark” or “If You Have to Cry, go Outside”, but I don’t think we were on the same page. But that’s only because my generation was meant to “WorkParty”.

     “WorkParty” is a book by Jaclyn Johnson about women redefining the meaning of work, on their terms. I know you might say there are dozens or even hundreds of books like this one, and all of the authors generally talk about the same thing, but in a different way. This is exactly how I first looked at it, but on the other hand, the entrepreneurial world is changing so fast, social media has been so influential that every author can teach you something new. 

     I had the pleasure of meeting Jaclyn on her “WorkParty” tour in Chicago about a month ago. “WorkParty” was the first book that I ever had signed by an author, and yes I’m the kind of girl that waited in the line just to say hello to someone who shares my vision of success and work. I don’t want to spoil the book for you because it just wouldn’t be fair. You have to read it for yourself. You will find things that are relatable, and things that are not…but perhaps only because they are not relatable to you just yet. That is what I caught myself thinking about while reading it. I almost wanted to turn some of the pages, but just because I’m not there yet doesn’t mean I will never get to that point.

      I’m here today to share some of my favorite quotes by Jaclyn. Not only because they’re good, but also because maybe it will give you the push to add this one to your reading list. Let’s do this: 

People are a company’s best assets, so take your time in developing them, and once you find the “the one”, help them grow.

Treat every woman like she has the New York Times on speed dial.

 

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You will make money and lose it, and as a female boss, you will begin to reconcile your femininity with your bossness because culturally you will find out those things do not always go hand in hand.

The harder I work, the luckier I get.

 

If you want to succeed, you have to be able to break from tradition fearlessly and sometimes recklessly.

Love,

Nadia

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