Book Details: Book Title: The 30 Day Challenge Book: 500 Ideas to Inspire Your Life Author: Clare Hudson Genre: self-help, creativity, motivation Publishing Date: December 19, 2016 Publisher: Amazon Digital Services My Thoughts: 30 Day Challenges are all over the internet, not just…
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Book Details: Title: How to Be Your Own Genie Author: Radleigh Valentine Genre: Law of Attraction, New Age, Self-Help Publication Date: November 28th, 2017 Publisher: Hay House Welcome to my review of Law of Attraction Secrets: How To Be Your Own Genie by popular HayHouse…
Title: Hiding In The Bathroom
Author: Morra Aarons-Mele
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017
Genre: Self-Help, Women & Business
I am an introvert – not one that is subjected to social phobias, but if you give me the choice between staying at home, and working on my dreams versus going out to hang out in large crowds, I would stay at home.
But as a business owner, it seems that being an extrovert is what is valued the most – at least that is what it looks like on the surface. Thankfully, Mora Aarons-Mele tackles this and many other misconceptions about being a business owner and successful in your career, are tackled and dissolved in an entertaining and thorough manner in Hiding In The Bathroom.
While I do not agree with everything in the book – I especially had a problem with how she tackled the subject of anxiety, and called to turn it into an asset (clinical anxiety, and anxiety that stems of PTSD and abuse, for example, are never an asset, no matter how you twist it or package it), but most of her points are solid and have a lot of merits.
I did, however, enjoy that the Author emphasizes on creating a work environment and style that fits the individual, rather than what we expect to behave like. Tailoring productivity in spurts, for example, works well for me personally, as I have fatigue and brain fog from my chronic illnesses, but if I move away from an 8-hour workday all in one chunk, and instead work in two-hour increments, I can actually focus better, therefore produce more. This flexibility is something we as business owners can embrace to it’s fullest, and this book showcases that technique.
Another strategy that I was able to resonate with talked about being empathetic. Introverts tend to have – according to the Author – more empathy for others and are more in touch with their emotional side, which in turn can be a true asset, and with that, I completely agree. As she points out – Empathy sells.
Overall, this book, written without much fluff – which I appreciated a lot – was an easy to read, a detailed non-fiction book about a subject that needs to be addressed more often. I don’t need to agree with the entire toolbox in order to find tricks and tips that are actually helpful and to find a book worth the read. Therefore, I can without a doubt recommend Hiding In The Bathroom to you, my dear readers.
You can learn and practice the skills you need to achieve a version of success, that is right for you.
3.5 out of 5 stars
From the marketing guru and host of the popular podcast Hiding in the Bathroom, a breakthrough introverts’ guide that broadens the conversation sparked by Quiet and moves away from the “Lean In” approach, offering wisdom and practical tips to help readers build strong relationships and achieve their own definition of professional success.
Most ambitious people believe that reaching the peaks of success means being on 24/7—tirelessly networking, deal-making, and keynoting conferences. This is nonsense, says Morra Aarons-Mele. As an eminent entrepreneur with a flourishing business and a self-proclaimed introvert with lots of anxieties, Morra disagrees with the notion that there’s only one successful “type”: the intense, super social, sleep-deprived mover and shaker, the person who musters endless amounts of “grit.” Hiding in the Bathroom is her antidote for everyone who is fed up with feeling like they must always “lean in”—who prefer those moments of hiding in the bathroom to constantly climbing the ladder or working the room.
Morra knows what it takes to make your mark, and now, this entrepreneur who has boosted the online strategy of clients such as the Malala Fund, President Obama, the UN Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shares the insights, tricks, and knowledge she’s learned. Filled with advice, exercises to help readers evaluate their own work/life fit and manage anxiety, valuable tools, and stories of countless successful people—entrepreneurs, academics, and novices just beginning their careers—Hiding in the Bathroom empowers professionals of all ages and levels to take control and build their own versions of success. Thoughtful and practical, it is a must-have handbook for building a fantastic, prosperous career and a balanced, happy life—on your own terms.
Title: The Productivity Project Author: Chris Bailey Publisher: Random House Genre: Self-Help, Productivity Publication Date: January 5th, 2016 My Review: Ever wondered why some people seem to achieve so much, yet they have the same amount of time available to them – 24 hours…
Today (July 18th) is Nelson Mandela Day. The importance of this great and peaceful man is not to be dismissed, and will still resonate with for us a long time from now. I wanted to take the opportunity to touch upon a great book about…
Book Review Show What You Are Made Of by Marie Frappier – A Honest, and Insightful Look Into Personal Transformation
Book Details: Title: Show What You Are Made Of – Live The Life You Deserve Author: Marie Frappier Publication Date: December 6th, 2017 Genre: Self-Help My Thoughts Show What You Are Made Of is incredibly personal and insightful, something that is rare to see. The honest…
Book Details Title: Happiness, Health & Humility: How to Erase Stress and Delete Distress for Good. Author: Nantaa Masham Publication date: December 20th, 2017 Genre: Self-Help My thoughts Happiness, Health, And Humility is filled with personal experiences and anecdotes that describe the authors intent of…
Book Title: Passive Income
Author: David J. Green
Genre: Business, Web-Marketing, E-Commerce
Publication Date: August 27th, 2017
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
As a book blogger, I am quite aware of the concept of passive income, and the basics of some passive income strategies, but I am by far not an expert, which is why I wanted to learn more about them.
This book – Passive Income – has taught me quite a bit in that regard, and opened my eyes to avenues in that field, I had never considered. Take working as a research assistant as an example.
David J. Green wrote a surprisingly detailed insight view into this particular area, and many other potential passive income paths – ranging from ghostwriting to 3D Animation and much more – not only covering well-known avenues you may have been already aware of, like blogging and affiliate marketing, but also some of those who are a lot lesser known to many.
I do hope that the Author decides to write more in-depth books on the individual passive income paths, as I truly enjoyed his passionate, detailed and easy-to-read presentation.
If you are new to the concept of passive income but are not sure which path to choose, start with Passive Income, to get an overview of what is possible.
Are you tired of the 9 to 5 hectic lifestyle? This book gives you the best ideas and instructions to launch your online business and turn it into Passive Income!
Get ready to discover the online marketplace. You will be astonished to learn that thousands of people are making a full-time income online
Here is a Sneak Peek of What you will Learn:
- How to make money through Blogging
- How to Launch your own Digital Course
- How to Create your Ecommerce Store
- How to Leverage Dropshipping
- How to Generate Income through Affiliate Marketing
- How to Make Money through Ebook Publishing
- And much, much, more
Some of the other Ideas include:
Graphic Designing, Videography, Forex Trading, CryptoCurrency investing, Domain Flipping, Virtual Assistant Work, Website Flipping and Making your own Online Subscription Service
If you are ready to take action and change your life for the better, this book will definitely guide you in the right direction!
Book Details: Title: The One Hour Content Plan: The Solopreneur’s Guide to a Year’s Worth of Blog Post Ideas in 60 Minutes and Creating Content That Hooks and Sells Author: Meera Kothand Genre: Writing, Content Creation, Business Publisher: Amazon Digital Publishing Publication Date: August 14th,…