Is working like crazy driving you crazy? Do you feel daily pressure to keep pushing yourself even when you’re stressed and exhausted?
I t'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.
|Publisher:||BenBella Books, Inc.|
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About the Author
Nicole Lapin is the New York Times bestselling author of Rich Bitch : A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together . . .Finally and Boss Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Take Charge of Your Career. Nicole is no stranger to breaking down complex business principles for all to understand, utilizing her signature sassy style. From anchoring business shows on network television, including on CNBC, Bloomberg and CNN, to contributing money reports to TODAY and MSNBC, Nicole has a long history with speaking the language of money fluently, and using that language to empower an entire generation of women to take control of their lives and their finances.
Star of the CW’s business competition reality show Hatched, Nicole helps a fresh wave of entrepreneurs to get their businesses off the ground with smart advice and actionable feedback on their products. She was the first woman to be voted "Money Expert of The Year" and Redbook magazine’s first-ever monthly money columnist. Nicole graduated as valedictorian from Northwestern University.
Table of Contents
IntroductionStep 1: Killing SuperwomanOne Woman’s Problem Is Another Woman’s SuperpowerStep 2: “Self” Is My Favorite Four-Letter WordBehind Every Super Woman Is HerselfStep 3: Have Your Cake and Eat It, TooDefine What Success Is, Then Devour ItStep 4: In BalanceCreate a Points System to Measure the Weight of Your WorldStep 5: Boundaries, BitchJust Say Yes to Saying NoStep 6: Hacking ProductivityWork Less, Do MoreStep 7: Put Down the F-ing PhoneGo on a Digital DetoxStep 8: Be Mindful—Not Mind FullMake Mindfulness Your New SuperpowerStep 9: Master the Mind GameGet Down with Meditation and MindsetStep 10: Find Your Tribe and Love Them HardSuper Women Fly Best TogetherStep 11: Check YourselfSelf-Care Reality Checks, Rituals, and RoutinesStep 12: Be Your Own HeroPutting (and Keeping) Yourself TogetherEpilogueAcknowledgmentsResources
What People are Saying About This
“ Becoming Super Woman shows you taking care of yourself is not just OK but the only way to succeed.”
—Bobbi Brown, founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
“Want it all? Who doesn’t?! Nicole provides the secret sauce in Becoming Super Woman. It is a must-read for women looking to thrive in the workforce.”
—Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group and investor on Shark Tank
"Taking care of yourself isn't just important for your health—it's crucial to your success in your career. Nicole Lapin understands this firsthand, and the steps she lays out in Becoming Super Woman will help you become your most heroic self.”
—Julia Hartz, cofounder and CEO of Eventbrite
“Too many women are on the verge of burnout and breakdown. Becoming Super Woman is the only actionable guide to teach women how to thrive in a world that expects them to be Superwoman!”
—Mindy Grossman, CEO of WW International
“Like a confidence-boosting best friend, Nicole Lapin guides you through her own mental health journey while showing you how to channel your inner badass and still save time for yourself. Becoming Super Woman reminds us a hero lives inside all of us—even if we don’t know it yet.”
—Paige Adams-Geller, founder of PAIGE
"Becoming Super Woman is a timely reminder that we can't afford to set our own well-being on the backburner. Nicole will help you build the confidence to follow your own gut and create a strong powerful masterpiece that is your life. Every one of us needs a copy.”
—Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods
“ Becoming Super Woman reminds us that if we try to be all things to all people, we are nothing to no one. The only way to be of value to anyone else is to be of value to yourself first. Nicole’s simple 12 steps get you back on track.”
—Jodi Guber Brufsky, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Beyond Yoga
“The professional women I know are all highly intelligent, ambitious, and career-driven. But we're not made of steel! Read this book to help master the degree of life and achieve more success than you ever thought possible.”
—Rosie O’Neill, cofounder and co-CEO of Sugarfina
“Nicole has done it again! Equal parts vulnerable and smartass Boss Bitch—just our cup of (organic) tea. These are valuable lessons about the importance of self-care, not just for personal wellness but for career success. Now, stop browsing the damn accolades and read the book!"
—Zoë Sakoutis and Erica Huss, founders of BluePrint
“There comes a time in everyone's life when we need a hero, and Nicole reminds us that the hero we seek has been inside of us all along. Becoming Super Woman enlightens and empowers in the smart signature voice of a truly super woman.”
—Liz Dee, co-president of Smarties Candy Company