Have you ever read a book that changed your day, week, month, maybe even your year (life seems pretty extreme)? Have you ever read a book that had you hanging on? Had you digging in? Had you thirsty for more? Had you inspired?
Work Party is that book for me. It speaks to everything I want to be when I grow up. Fearless. Inspired. Motivated. In charge of my journey. Living my life by my design.
A little back story that’ll make sense momentarily…
I had the opportunity to attend Create & Cultivate last September (2017) in Seattle. “Create & Cultivate is an online platform and offline conference for women looking to create & cultivate the career of their dreams,” Create & Cultivate website About page. This conference is focused on bringing millennial women together to dream, inspire and motivate careers. I attended right as I was leaving the corporate world and it was such an inspiration to be surrounded by so many successful, entrepreneurial women.
The event itself brings the best of the best right now, to speak to the up and coming in women ran businesses. Mandy Moore. Issa Rae. Emily Schuman. Brooklyn Decker. Whitney Casey. Zelda Williams. Ellen Marie Bennett. The Seattle line up was unreal, there were so many others I didn’t name. And those that I didn’t even get the chance to hear / see because of the track I chose. I attended with the best of the best of up and comers (The Tallest Blade & Someday, Today Co). It was a dream.
But, the story doesn’t end there. Their fearless leader, Jaclyn Johnson did us good by writing a book and telling her story. Her story about launching businesses and failing, succeeding, iterating, constantly evolving and ultimately becoming Create & Cultivate.
Yes, this book is a titch more near and dear to my heart as my career over the years has completed a full circle moment and landed right back where I started, where I earned my college degree – with event management and development. Reading a book from the Queen of such things had me thirsty for more.
But, and it’s a big but, this book should be read by all women right now. Because this book isn’t just about a career (I’m talking to you stay at home mama’s) and this book isn’t just about a job (I’m talking to you working ladies), this book is abut finding your voice in your life and defining your success. Career not included.
Work Party focuses mostly on turning your day job into your work party by your own definition. It focuses on turning your life into your party by your own definition. It focuses on owning your path and redefining how your path is paved.
I completed this book in less than 6 hours. It is an easy read. I have since started the book over as it was just that inspiring and motivating. Without all the rules and definitions, Work Party was an anthem to all ladies to live life by your own design.
Read it. Re-read it. Tell me what you think.
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