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Lean In…A Book Review

Intentional Living, Mindful Living

Intentional Living, Mindful Living

Lean In:  Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Lean In is a powerful, inspirational, fact filled book.  This book looks at women in the work place and examines common beliefs and actions  that many women employ.  These common beliefs  might actually bring a grinding halt to advancing their careers.  It examines how women keep themselves back and hostage to trends much more than a glass ceiling ever has.   I know, I know…Sharon K. Hepburn is all about intentional and mindful living, where in the word does advancing one’s career come into play?  As someone with a college degree, with my own business, who blogs,wrote a book, and is a public speaker; I can attest that my career is an import aspect of my life.  I attempt to be present for my career even as I am present for my family and daily life.

Lean In…A Book Review

In Lean In, Sheryl  Sandberg examines why women’s career advancement and progress in achieving leadership roles has petered out.  She then explains  some of the causes and offers no non-sense solutions.  These solutions has help women attain their full potential and to be intentional about their lives.   Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is one of the most influential women in the world!   In 2010, she gave an awe- inspiring TED Talk.   In the TED Talk, Sandberg described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. The book Lean In is an extension of this fabulous lecture   In Lean In, Sandberg  gives hard core data  to show women how they are stopping their own advancement. She uses her own personal stories and trajectory career as examples of how to manage the crazy world of COO, wife, and mom.  She needs to be pretty “present” to accomplish all this! Check out Sheryl Sandberg’s TED Talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18uDutylDa4   I encourage you to Lean In! Look at your life and explore some of the beliefs which are holding you back.  As you recognize and work with your belief systems, you will be transformed.   Question of the week:  How do you hold yourself back?  Comment below:

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