You feel like you're missing something, and you are. You are missing the bad. Stick with me. When the waters of life (not sure why I am on an ocean analogy kick today, but we are going with it) are rough and you stay above water... it takes effort. It takes real gut punching effort. When the waters are smooth, the effort you use to stay above water is less intense. AND, for those of us who have spent most of our lives living in the gut-punching-swim as-hard-as-you-can type of waters... the calm waters feel very weird. The calm waters feel like something is wrong.
I am here to tell you, nothing is wrong. You are doing great. You are courageous and kind and your grandmother would be proud. So enjoy the calm waters. Smile in the calm waters. You deserve it.
Jesus calls us to be strong and courageous and not to fear. Annie walks with us through her book to teach us exactly what bravery looks like.
Synopsis by Amazon:
In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace.
Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which has been viewed more than six million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.
Lean In continues that conversation, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. Sandberg provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career. She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment, and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women both in the workplace and at home.
Written with humor and wisdom, Lean In is a revelatory, inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth that will empower women around the world to achieve their full potential.
Synopsis from Amazon:
The New York Times bestseller, which for 10 years has been a must-have for women in business, is now completely revised and updated. In this new edition, internationally recognized executive coach Lois P. Frankel reveals a distinctive set of behaviors-over 130 in all-that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults. She teaches you how to eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into your social and business skills. The results for hundreds of thousands of women have been career opportunities they never thought possible-at every stage of their career, from entry-level to the corner office! Stop making "nice girl" errors that can become career pitfalls, such as: