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Porn for #careerlions and power women

Porn for #careerlions and power women

Oops, I bet you clicked on this article expecting to see some Magic Mike action. But I actually have something better in store for you future power women and #careerlions out there. It actually is porn, for your career that is. Prior to you and me, many women have climbed the jungle gym that is building your career. Here are some of my favourite books written by power women.

Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg

If you’re allowed to only read one book from this article, this is the must read for every power woman in the making. Sandberg like no other raises awareness to the gender inequality that is still going on in 2016’s corporate world. As one of the leading women in tech she is an example for many of us, which is why it is so important that she shares some of her personal struggles as she also happens to have the common working-female struggles. Sandberg discusses subjects that are regularly perceived as taboo’s. Not only does she provide hands on advice, along with her stories and experiences, it is also hella inspiring.

Read Lean In if you’re interested in:

  • Mentorships between senior men and junior women and how this relationship can be great for both without getting the stereotypical suspicion of sleeping with the boss. 
  • How women do not have to choose either a career or a family life, you can actually have both.
  • Gaining insight in what physiological ways of how women think, is in our disadvantage compared to men. For example, did you know that women reason that they are ready for promotion based on their achievements, while men base this on their potential. This results that men are more likely to make big steps earlier in their career compare to women.

#GIRLBOSS – Sophia Amoroso

If you’re in the mood to find ways to think outside the box and get motivated, read #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso. In her book Amoruso elaborates on the evolution of nastygal.com, which started with her personal love for vintage clothing and thrift shopping. Amoruso has a very animated way of writing which displays her journey in a beautiful and hilarious way. Amoruso started her career with selling vintage clothing on eBay and somehow turned that into a company that she successfully sold for a multimillion figure. Reading about her unconventional way of achieving success is entertaining and less of a heavy read compared to other business books. This is also why I love to give this book to girlfriends as a graduation gift.

Read #GIRLSBOSS if you’re interested in:

  • Getting inspired to run a business from your own bedroom.
  • Learning to be comfortable talking about money. Amoruso easily tells about the times where she had to bargain in the thrift store and how to bring up the subject of your salary to your boss’ attention.
  • Turn on’s for venture capitalists (in case you’ll own a business which is the next big thing in the future, for which we are definitely your cheerleaders) like: Good people, scalability, evidence of demand, outside validation and uniqueness. And of course, the turnoffs for venture capitalists: Overconfidence, talking about how soon you plan to exit and typos and general unpreparedness.

The life changing magic of not giving a F**K – Sarah Knight

If you feel stressed out and overbooked, but not really enjoying it cause you’re pleasing everyone but yourself, this is the book for you! I cannot stop referring to this book. It has been such an eye opener for me, and I hope it will be for you as well. 

Read The life changing magic of not giving a F**K if you’re interested in:

  • Stop wasting your time, money and energy on stuff you do not really care about but are afraid to say no to. Yes, I am also talking about justifying buying another designer handbag, while declining to buy a present for your neighbour’s dog’s baby shower.
  • Evolve from being a people pleaser into someone that is better at balancing spending resources applying personal policies. All while not being an asshole.
  • Learning the NotSorry method, distinguishing main issues from details, in private as well as at work. An example Knight gives in the book is about what meetings to attend and which you should not feel guilty about skipping.

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them – J.K. Rowling

Who said power women can only write non-fiction? J.K. Rowling is undoubtedly one of the most successful writers of all time, known for the Harry Potter series, which in my humble opinion is pure fiction porn. Alternating between reading non-fictions and fiction has many benefits. One of them being able to unwind as you are putting the problem solving part of your brain to rest (at least according to Tim Ferriss, and I am happy to believe him).

As a true potter fan I had to read Rowling’s newest had to be added to my collection. This book is actually a screenplay of the like named movie Fantastic Beasts and where to find them. It is an absolute recommendation, even if you’ve already seen the movie. It takes your mind and imagination in a whole different world, which helps to engage your creativity.

Read Fantastic Beasts and where to find them if you’re interested in:

  • The wizarding world of Harry Potter in the overseas pre-Harry Potter era since the story takes place in New York around 1926.
  • Animals, but in this case magical beasts.
  • More of the Harry Potter world and are secretly hoping for yet another sequel. This should help a bit with that craving.

What are your must read recommendations for power women written by power women? Or any other movie tips comparable to Magic Mike? Let us know in the comments and share all the porn!

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