Ah summer. It’s here! We can lay around and read! Right? Right.
I wanted to share with you some books worth checking out.
MUST READ FOR WOMEN…
Think Like a Breadwinner by Jennifer Barrett
This should be required reading for every woman on the planet. I’ve known and had the pleasure of working with Jenn for years. She’s on a mission, and she comes at it honestly, as a woman who was fed the same garbage we all were: That our job was to save money while shopping and “pitch in” while our spouses took care of the rest. To be clear, this is not an investing guide for the well-heeled. This is the lesson you were (likely) never told about how to see wealth not as a nice to have, but as a requisite. (Check out the interview Jenn did with my clients Dave Armstrong and Jessica Gibbs at Monument Wealth on their Off the Wall Podcast).
AS YOU HEAD BACK OUT INTO THE WORLD…
The Lost Art of Connecting by Susan McPherson
As the world opens up, and we find each other face to face again, your ability to connect and reconnect in meaningful ways matters more than ever. Given that Susan’s an expert at connecting, it will come as no surprise that that’s how I met her—on a Zoom call with Jenn Barrett in honor of Jenn’s Breadwinner book launch! Susan’s book shows you how to connect without all the things you “think” you need—a huge network, a big, extroverted personality, or a knack for self-promotion. Susan takes the douchey vibe out of networking and returns it to a kind, thoughtful human act, the foundation of human exchange that allows our lives to grow and expand.
AS YOU EYE THE BIG STAGE…
The Influential Voice by Tricia Brouk
I’ve known Tricia for years and have had the pleasure and honor of emceeing several of her events. She’s a big thinker, skilled producer and award-winning director, and former executive producer of TEDxLincolnSquare. She runs a speaker salon in NYC and works with speakers to help them develop and produce their TED-worthy talks. Her book—like her—leads with power, purpose, and mission, and takes you through her process for thinking through your big talk, drawing on your experience, your background, your curiosity, and your world-changing ideas. A great handbook and guide for aspiring speakers!
COMING OUT SOON! In presale now…
The Long Game: How to be a long-term thinker in a short-term world by Dorie Clark
The award-winning author of Reinventing You and Entrepreneurial You is back with a timely title that I’ve already pre-ordered. Fans and friends of Dorie know her to be the kind of brilliant where you just wave to her as she sails by at warp speed. Honestly, if you use her life and achievements as a measure for what you should be doing, you won’t get out of bed. And we’re lucky she produces as much as she does, because we need this book right now. In a world that changes its mind with the twitchy forgetfulness of a goldfish, she’ll show us how to stick to something that outlasts mood and trend. Can’t wait for this. Get it now.
Delight in the Limelight by Linda Ugelow
Linda, also a friend and colleague, has always struck me as the most fluid and flexible learner. The woman never stops learning! She attends more conferences and does more programs than I can wrap my head around. She’s a sifter and distiller of wisdom, with the chops of an A student and the heart of an artist—and a gift to those who need and want help not just enduring the spotlight but learning to thrive in it. Her book walks you through her process for not surviving but understanding the source of fear and anxiety that spikes in so many of us when we are seen, especially by lots of people all at once. You’ll love her gentle nudging and astute insights.
COMING UP! My book!
My book isn’t in presale…yet. It isn’t even through copyedit yet. But just for fun I looked on Amazon to see if it was listed and IT IS AND I ALMOST FELL OUT OF MY CHAIR.
That’s not the cover or the final subhed, but whatever! It exists! It’s real and presales will start later this summer/early fall. OF COURSE I will be letting you know the second that happens.
P.S. If you’re reading something you love, tell me!