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Not too long ago, I was given an advanced copy of the Bossed Up Book by Emilie Aries to read and review (note I am not being paid for the review). If there is one thing that every woman should do, it’s read this book right freakin’ now!
Emilie walks you through how to take charge of your own life as she has done for herself. She spotlights many of the challenges that women face, such as overwork, role overload, imposter syndrome, and much much more and breaks down the ways to combat them. This is probably one of the best reasons to get yourself a copy of the book. The fact that she gives actionable advice and has the data to back it up is something that I love, and am a little jealous that I didn’t get to do it first.
Part of the reason her advice is so sound is that she has field tested a lot of the research that she has found by incorporating it into her Bossed Up Bootcamp Program. Many of her alums featured in the book create a realistic picture of the reason so many of us are hesitant to take charge of our lives. This is not new to the genre of book that she is writing, but Emilie selected individuals who could bring a refreshing perspective to her message. Their journeys are each unique, and I found that it was easy to relate to each woman’s journey to becoming the boss of her life.
One of the main themes of the book is the fact that many women out there feel like they need to get permission to live their lives in the ways they would like. And if you’re anything like me, you just read that sentence and called bullsh*t, and if you’re anything like me, you’re dead wrong. By breaking down the many ways in which we subconsciously hold ourselves back, Emilie does show us that we can sit by waiting for approval that will never come without even realizing that’s what we’re doing. That right there is the power of getting Bossed Up. You cannot make a change if you don’t think there is anything that needs changing.
I have been implementing the lessons in the Bossed Up book for a bit now, and have noticed a change in the way I view myself and those around me. This book has helped me understand that being a boss is not a noun but rather a verb. It is something that you cannot passively do, and by being an active BOSS you can get sh*t done!
Let me know, are you excited to get your hands on this book? What are your thoughts?
©Mary Ann Linares