Becoming Super Woman was my first book selection of 2020. I received a hardback copy in my Sparkle Hustle Grow December box and was excited to dive into it. It was my first introduction to Nicole’s writing and I highly recommend it!
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Review & Thoughts
Becoming Super Woman by Nicole Lapin
I love Nicole’s distinction between ‘Superwoman’ and ‘Super Woman’. It’s unrealistic to think that we can be all things to all people and do everything at 100% all the time. We have to work hard but we also have to choose what’s important to us and create balance. This book was both educational and inspirational and a big takeaway was the importance of cultivating a positive mindset for yourself.
Nicole shares some truly raw experiences from her life and I appreciated her honesty. The stories we share with one another are much more impactful when they’re authentic and true. People feel a connection to others when they’re not afraid to be real with you. Cheers to Nicole for sharing her story and inspiring all of us to be the best version of ourselves as ‘Super Women’ but to never try to be ‘Superwoman’.
In a Nutshell: Honest, raw, real, & educational. Totally worth the read.
One of my favorite Quotes:
There is no external solution to an internal problem.
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My Rating: 5 / 5 Stars
Details From the Book Jacket
Published: September 19th 2019 by BenBella Books
Is working like crazy driving you crazy? Do you feel daily pressure to keep pushing yourself even when you’re stressed and exhausted?
It’s time to stop putting yourself at the bottom of every to-do list and start taking care of yourself first. It’s time to leave Superwoman in the movies, where she belongs, and say hello to being a super woman—the best, most productive version of the hero you already are.
For years—maybe your entire life—you’ve been told that success means having it all and doing it all. But the pressure to work more and harder at “it all” is holding you back, not moving you forward. In Becoming Super Woman, New York Times bestselling author Nicole Lapin redefines what it means to be a woman who “has it all”—and shows you how to find lasting success by your own definition, on your own terms.
Nicole candidly shares her own story of career burnout and the diagnosis that prompted her to take her mental health seriously, for the first time ever. Along the way, she discovered that not only was this priority shift not a defeat, it was the key to unlock even greater accomplishments.
In her third book, Nicole lays out an actionable, 12-step plan to guide you in taking control and becoming the she-ro of your own story, with the skills it takes to be a real super woman—skills we should (but often don’t) learn growing up, from emotional regulation and boundary setting to interpersonal effectiveness and self-care. Reading this book is like getting a pep talk from your whip-smart, no-nonsense best friend (who also happens to be a megasuccessful businesswoman).
Entertaining, honest, and truly life-changing, Becoming Super Woman shows you that it’s not success that brings you happiness, but the other way around.
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Meet the Author: Nicole Lapin
Nicole Lapin is the only finance expert you don’t need a dictionary to understand. She got her start in finance at age eighteen, reporting from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for First Business Network. She went on to become the youngest anchor ever at CNN and then to claim the same title at CNBC, where she anchored the only global finance show on the network, Worldwide Exchange, while contributing financial reports to MSNBC and TODAY. Nicole has also served as a business anchor and special correspondent for Bloomberg Television. She is the money saving correspondent for “The Wendy Williams Show” and reports on the business of Hollywood for The Insider. She is also the creator and host of the AOL Originals show, I’ll Never Forget My First, where she interviews influential woman about the first time they knew they made it. Nicole has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) certification. She graduated summa cum laude and as the valedictorian of her class at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.