Being Boss, Last Chapter

What was supposed to be a simple book review got me thinking so much, that my thoughts couldn't be compiled into one post. So I am making it a mini series. I received Being Boss by Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson free in exchange for an honest review. Be sure to check out the Being Boss website. There are no affiliated links within this series.

Final Thoughts

Books that make me think, challenge my boundaries, and get me motivated are always a favorite. This past year my writing space has become stagnate and that's needed to change. As I mentioned in part 1, this book was like a kick in the ass and I've some final thoughts on it.

Is this a book I would have bought for myself?

No. I wouldn't have bought it because I didn't think I needed it. Part of me still wonders if I do, but overall I needed a lot of the words that were written. It helped me redefine and create a way to more forward. For that, I am very thankful to have been sent it. My calendar has an event set for a six month review for the worksheets found within the pages of Being Boss. You bet I will be talking about this book again.

Do I think this book is for everyone?

No. And I have a lot of reasons why. This book felt like it was written from a great place of privilege. The authors Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson have built a great business platform but it's clear from a lot of their words that they started at a place where a lot of people don't get to start. Education, network, support. Many people don't have any of those, so a lot of their suggestions would be step ten verses step one. Especially when it comes to money. They talk about investing in yourself and self-care a lot. Both of which are very important but those conversations barely covered doing those things without spending money. 

I think when it comes to investing in your business you should find books that call to you and start there. Or check out the thousands of amazing and free resources out there. The Being Boss podcast, Facebook group, or website for example. 

What did I like least

There's a general overtone of this but one page stands out and that's when they talk about food. As someone who struggles with food what they wrote was very triggering. But if someone was to read this and was struggling to put food on the table, I think it would be worse. Organic, unprocessed foods are great but not accessible to everyone and I think this could have been better written. 

What did I like most

So many things, from how they talk about sleep

At some point, sacrificing sleep to do the work became a badge of honor among creatives and working professionals —but cashing in your z’s in the name of productivity is anything but boss.”
— Pg 115, Chapter 5, Habits and Routines

To the worksheets spread throughout the chapters. I have filled this book with notes, ideas, and highlighted lines I will need to reread. From creating spreadsheet filled in with what's working, what's kinda working, and what's not working to the last one called making friends as a grown up. There's a lot of good things in here. 

So, readers, what are your thoughts? Did you enjoy this series and is this a book you would be interested? I'd love to hear your thoughts!