Book review: Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message by Tara Mohr
I can’t recommend this book enough. Tara provides us with a comprehensive ‘how to’ guide on playing big in your career, finding your mission and your message.
The advice is practical and easy to incorporate into your life and therefore, in my view, likely to have a positive impact for you.
It’s a great read as the author has an easy and ‘big sister’ tone. She does this by combining warmth, academic research and ‘saying it as it is.’
Case studies are drawn not only from clients but her own experiences of overcoming the same challenges, the book is not at all preachy
The topics Tara covers include
- Your best self
- Dealing with your inner critic
- My favourite – living your purpose
- Managing your fears
- Communicating with impact and much much more.
This book comes in a range of formats from a traditional book, audio, and kindle. Something for all your needs.
As we head into new year, if you read only one book this winter, this is the one.
Wants some tips on ‘going big in your career’? Then check out my free online webinar in December here on Eventbrite.
Shonda Rhimes is a legend screenwriter. She is responsible for How To Get Away With Murder, Greys Anatomy, Catch, Private Practice and Scandal. These are just to name a few. She has achieved phenomenal success where she owns Thursday nights. This is called Shonda land- when three of her programs play back to back in the US. This alone is enough to explain why I would be supporting Shonda Rimes’ masterclass.
But her personal success isn’t my actual reason. Her phenomenal success is how I know about her. I support her because she is a woman of purpose and she claims that in her work.I’ve heard a couple of interviews where she talks about her need to represent the diverse faces that she sees in her everey day life in her TV shows. What a phenomenal game changer she has been. First prime time tv show to have a black female lead in 40 years (Scandal). Having a purpose I think is the reason behind her success. Check out what she says about having purpose here.
If you interested in finding how to develop your own purpose you can access your invitation to my FREE webinar here.
Grab the tissues for this one. Caroline’s personal journey is inspiring, empowering and uplifting. But if you don’t cry, when you watch this, I want to hear from you straight away! I won’t spoil it for you, but if you want to hear about the following below, then press play. It is an inspiring call to action for an extraordinary life:
- the power of a positive mindset
- how limits are made to be broken
- that human potential is limitless
- the transformative power of self belief
- it’s NEVER too late to be yourself
If your looking to kick start your OWN bold change, then you dont want to miss out on my Live Free Webinar on April 15th. I will share the top two practical strategies you can implement straight away to overcome your fear of failure and stop playing small.
See you soon!
Happy summer and, I do hope you enjoyed the Olympics. What a celebration of human courage!
One of the things my clients often talk about is the fear of failure. This is common to lots of us. I don’t think it ever really goes away, no matter how successful you get.
So this week I’m posting an amazing video about the Iron Nun. She is phenomenal. She feels the fear and does it anyway. I love it.
After seeing this, the phrase ‘I’m too old’, is never going to cut it.
What does she inspire you to do on your ‘maybe’ list? How can you live a life of courage and fun?
If your looking to collaborate on an inspirational goal, drop me an email here.
Hello, its the first day of summer. I hope your enjoying the good weather. This is a quick post this week. I attended the Women of the Year Lecture recently, and was introduced to the most amazing woman. I was quite embarrassed that I had never heard of her, given all that she achieved.
Dame Stephanie Shirley had quite a challenging upbringing, having fled Natzi Germany during the war, she was taken in by a British family, arriving with her siter as a refugee. She suffered great loss as an adult with the death of her only child. There were challenges in business as well for her. So much so, she used the name Steve in business correspondence.
Shirley achieved many things despite these setbacks. She became one of the pioneering female coders in the 60s , her company was responsible for coding the Concorde’s black box. And, when she floated her company she made many of her employees, alongside herself, millionaires.
I’m highlighting Shirley not only because of the amazing things she has achieved in tech, but because her story of challenges were equally important in forming who she became and what she achieved for herself and for other women. Her courageous, and heartfelt discussion was very moving and I recommend her book, check it out here.
So, how are you? Done something scarey recently? Well up until last month, its been a while since I have done anything truly scare. But in April, I bit the bullet, I met and overcame a challenge.Thats me on the left, getting into Manhattan for the first time. As a nervous flyer who always wanted to go to the big apple, I was going to have to tackle my limiting beliefs. That’s exactly what I did. I flew 9 hours from London to JFK, via Shannon. Why the long way round? I wanted to support myself and process immigration in Ireland- it makes the journey much easier.
A bit of nerves in the immediate run up, but it was well worth it. Manhattan was all it was said to be. Fast, big and, had to be experienced first hand. I went to Harlem, Wall Street, the United Nations, Central Park, Fifth Avenue and the Lincoln Center to name a few places. It was just amazing. Eating out was fab and the people so friendly.
That got me thinking about transformational leadership. When your leading others, you are usually you taking people through a change that while worth it, is totally scary, like flying for a nervous flyer. Remembering the emotional side of change is key. This is what I learnt; CBS:
- Consistency, once I decided to go, I paid the ticket straight away. There was no going back!
- Benefits: I focused on what I was getting at the other end of the flight, I really ramped that bit up. I spent a lot of time thinking about what I was going to gain.
- Support: I softened the parts of the challenge where I could. I flew business class and made immigration smoother.
How have you challenged yourself recently, and what lessons has that provided you with supporting others through change? I would love to hear from you in the comments box bellow.