Own It – The Power of Women at Work by: Sallie Krawcheck



It isn’t easy being a woman in the working world. The children’s needs, laundry, monthly cycle, cooking, and relationships don’t just STOP and WAIT as we run our businesses and pursue our dreams. It can feel like a balancing act, with never enough hours in the day.


Sallie Krawcheck shows women how to play to their strengths and use the way the business world is evolving to their advantage. Technology and being able to work from home is enabling more and more women to be able to perform jobs at a capacity that they may not have been able to before. Networking and emphasis on gaining gender equality are also things that our mothers and grandmothers didn’t have in the professional work environment, and we can now bank on. Today, more than ever, women are taking control of their finances and their future. That is a good thing! For themselves and their children.

There is one chapter, “The Flexibility Without Shame Conversation”, that hit home for me. I cannot tell you how many times I felt guilty that I had something else in my life to do besides work on a weekday (or weekend). In the last few months I have learned that I can be a mom, a boss, and a wife at my own pace. If I am 100% when I am in each role, then I can do all of them well. Blending and balancing every aspect and taking the day as it comes.




**I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review**


But First…Coffee


It has been ages since I’ve posted on here and so much has happened in that time.

We moved BACK across the country (with toddler in tow) to Texas last Spring. Work opportunities have blossomed tremendously since then, and even though this last week was enough to put me in a straight out frenzy, having the Regional Director know my name and recall that we have seen each other 3 times this week, makes it worth it.

My Little Man turned 2! We had the simplest Birthday Party known to mankind and I loved every second of it. Instead of a cake, I made a watermelon Shark! (his birthday was during Shark Week).

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Book Review – Instant Happy Journal

We all get busy, stressed, focused. Sometimes it can suck the life, energy, and happiness out of us. We don’t necessarily mean for it to, it just happens. Studies have shown that a positive attitude can improve performance and overall quality of life. So with all the stressors in life, I am excited to be doing the “Instant Happy Journal” by Karen  Salmansohen. 12106819_10207512750597880_6851931739064209330_n

Each page has a prompt, whether is be to reflect on the day, begin the day with a good intention or just a quote to get your brain on the right tract. 12109109_10207512751277897_1737405093135460480_n

I already see the improvement in my outlook of life. I realize that I need to give more positive feedback at work, instead of only commenting when they need correction. I am learning to see the good in my personal life as well, and appreciate it.

For the next 365 days I look forward to becoming more grateful, aware, and happy! Join me on my journey of #365Happy on Instagram and Facebook.



**I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my review**

Book Review – Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

The name Gretchen Rubin may sound familiar,

she wrote the New York Times Bestseller, “The Happiness Project”.

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Here she is back with another outstanding book, Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives.

As you may know, habits make the man. They affect our attitude, performance, and ultimately the big picture.

Rubin breaks it down to its simplest form. Knowing yourself, knowing the basics of creating habits, when to begin, excuses for beginning, and identity.

If you desire change, habits are the best place to begin. She walks you through every step and thought process. You will walk away from this book not only with the knowledge you need to make the change you want, but the motivation and belief that you truly can! 10458116_10206694608784846_8918968985909618665_n

This book is the perfect addition to my slowly growing bookshelf.

I am adding it to the list of “Must Reads” for my Managers.



**I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my review**