One thing about me, that you probably already know, is that I read a lot, in fact that's an understatement. Here lately I've been reading so much that I have 3 brand new books, sitting on my nightstand. I try and give each one at least an hour of my day, sometimes more. However, there's always that [one] book that entices my attention more than the others.
So if you do anything today, read this entire post and then you'll see why.
Now, let me tell you about GIRL CODE...
About a week ago, I was scrolling down my favorite book aisle—and I'm not talking Barnes and Noble—on Amazon. I was searching for the book #GirlBoss when I crossed a pretty, black softcover called Girl Code. Don't ask me why it caught my attention—I'd never even heard of it before—but it did, and at about $10, I couldn't resist.
HOW POWERFUL ARE THE WORDS IN THIS BOOK?
Let's just say the first line had me intrigued; the first paragraph had me sold. And that was only the introduction. I hadn't even scratched the surface on Chapter 1.
At first glance, Girl Code seems to be a book about women entrepreneurs, and while the book does get more in-depth, at some point, about running a business, don't be fooled. This book is also about empowerment, hard work, support and love for one another—as women.
Check out the first excerpt on page 3 of the introduction and why it had me at hello!
"I am witnessing a phenomenon. It seems as though a growing group of women all around the world have discovered the secret to success and happiness in both their lives and careers. It's almost as though there is a hidden, underground world of power playing females who have all cracked a magical code: they think positively, they support one another, and they truly believe they can have it all—and so can you."
"Let's get real for a second. Running a business is hard work. And even after hiring the best business coaches, reading every marketing newsletter under the sun, and watching countless webinars, nothing will change until you change your mindset... until you believe that you can and will become successful, until you eliminate your negative thoughts, until you surround yourself with positive, empowering women who are truly walking their walk."
"There is something dynamic that happens when women genuinely show up for each other. When we lose the facades, when we cut the bullshit, and when we truly have each other's backs. When we stop pretending everything is perfect, and we show the messy, beautiful parts of ourselves and our work that all look awfully similar. When we talk about our fears, our missteps, and our breakdowns. And most importantly, when we share our celebrations, our breakthroughs, and dish on what works."
So why do women keep falling victim to the trap of jealousy, negativity and cattiness?
I'm not sure, but I'll tell you one thing: life on the other side is wonderful."