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Book Club: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

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Welcome to September Book Club!

This month we are sharing discussion questions forย The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I’ve posted a few book club questions below that you can use for your own group, or if you’d like to discuss it with us in the comments!

Overall, I enjoyed this book and found a few helpful tips. I’m already a bit of a minimalist already and there were a couple things that I do already do. What I liked is how Marie Kondo gives you permission to get rid of things – it’s ok. If an item doesn’t spark joy, get rid of it! Only surround yourself with things you love – I mean who can’t get on-board with that? So let’s discuss!

 

Here are my The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up discussion questions below:

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Book Review: Woman UP!

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I really enjoyed Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.

But it left me wanting more.

I didn’t find that everything was applicable to me, because I am not on the corporate track or looking to become a CEO of a major Fortune 500 company. I work for myself and I have a rotating roster of interesting clients that I freelance for.

Enter Aimee Cohen, a career coach and author of Woman UP! Overcome the 7 Deadly Sins that Sabotage Your Success. I found each chapter incredibly applicable not just in my work life, but also relevant to my personal life as well. The book, “Empowers women to break the destructive patterns of behaviour that hold them back, giving them the confidence to stand up tall, find their voice, forgive their flaws and take control of their careers.” says Cohen. If you can’t afford to see a career coach – Cohen’s book is the next best thing and an inspiring read for the start of the New Year. (more…)

The 20-Something Guide To Getting It Together

Author Mary Traina, Blogger for Hello Giggles

Author Mary Traina, Blogger for Hello Giggles

Even though I’m no longer in my 20s, I do appreciate a good reminder on how-to be an adult sometimes. It’s really easy to get lazy, sloppy or even too comfortable. So when I was sent a copy of The Twentysomething Guide to Getting it Together by Hello Giggles blogger, Mary Traina – I still felt like the whole damn thing still applied to me in some way.

Here are some of her tips on ‘getting it together’ career-wise:

 

1. Learn the job you want, even if nobody has offered to teach you yet.

Get nosey. Ask questions. Plan ahead to stay late for a couple of nights so that you are not cancelling plans, but keeping your life balance in mind as you add hours to your week. Use this extra work time to write up an idea you have so you can get feedback and learn from your seniors. (more…)