This week Shawna of Female Fat Loss Over 40 is hosting Fashion Flash. Exercise is important all year round, but I think March is when excercise needs meet a critical mass. Cold weather and hearty comfort foods make winter weight gain almost inevitable. But March means that its soon going to be time to peel off those weight conceling layers of clothing. What I love best about Shawna is that she shares fitness success stories of real women. If they can, do it so can I . Female Fitness After 40 is such a relief from the celebrity fitness concpet eg Gweneth Paltrow whose 2% body weight and highly restrictive diet is much more entertainment than advice.
I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This– Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know
Kate White is something of a legend in new York publishing. In an industry where most of us struggle just to get a foothold, she has been editor in chief of five major magazines. She took over the top spot as Cosmopolitan, replacing the iconic Helen Gurley Brown and over the next 14 years kept Cosmo brand moving forward. In addition to a great marriage, two children, she has also written 8 best selling thrillers.
When most successful women are asked for their career advice, they usually thank their mom, a second grade teacher or pointedly state that they worked very very hard. ( As if the rest of us are slackers). Not Kate White. Clear, frank and forthright, she shares her real tips for getting the career you want in an increasingly crowded and difficult work environment. In her new book ” I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This” , Ms White provides real time advice that a women needs to hear. For example, in a meeting, most women apologize or rationalize when they offer ideas. Instead, start off with the words–” here’s a thought…” You should confident, but not arrogant and people will not only listen, the credit naturally goes to you.
Her rules for networking are so good I was tempted to jot them down on an index card for my next event. For example, I followed her advice, not only to join every important professional meeting in my field, but to actually to get out there and attend their events. Once you get there she provides dozens of easy to follow dozens conversational tools and techniques.
I’m a natural introvert and her advice is transformational. I’m given many books and most of then I give away when I’m done. Not only is ” I Shouldn’t Be telling You This” a keeper, its my birthday gift of the year to my smart, talented friends. So much better than another a scarf or pair of gloves.