Bossed Up: A Grown Woman's Guide to Getting Your Sh*t Together

Bossed Up: A Grown Woman's Guide to Getting Your Sh*t Together

by Emilie Aries
Bossed Up: A Grown Woman's Guide to Getting Your Sh*t Together

Bossed Up: A Grown Woman's Guide to Getting Your Sh*t Together

by Emilie Aries


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In this candid, refreshing guide for young women to take with us as we run the world, Emilie Aries shows you how to own your power, know your worth, and design your career and life accordingly.

Young women today face an uncertain job market, the pressure to ascend at all costs, and a fear of burning out. But the landscape is changing, and women are taking an assertive role in shaping our careers and lives, while investing more and more in our community of support.

Bossed Up teaches you how to:

  • Break out of the "martyrdom mindset," and cultivate your Boss Identity by getting clear on what you really want for your career and life without apology;
  • Hone the self-advocacy skills necessary for success;
  • Understand the differences between being assertive (which is part of being a leader) and being aggressive (which is more like being a bully) - and how that clarity can transform your trajectory;
  • Beat burnout by identifying how the warning signs may be showing up in your life and how to prioritize bringing more rest, purpose, agency, and community to your day-to-day life;
  • Unpack the steps to cultivating something more than just confidence; a boss identity, which will establish your ability to be the boss of your life no matter what comes your way.

Drawing from timely research, and with personal stories, and spotlights on a diverse group of women from the Bossed Up community, this book will show you how to craft a happy, healthy, and sustainable career path you'll love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541724211
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 05/04/2021
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,088,407
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Emilie Aries is an award-winning speaker, podcaster, writer, and the Founder and CEO of Bossed Up, an innovative personal and professional training organization that helps women craft sustainable careers. She is the current host of the popular podcast, Bossed Up, and former co-host of Stuff Mom Never Told You, the feminist podcast by HowStuffWorks that reached nearly 2 million listeners each month.

Previously, Emilie served on national political campaigns as an organizer and digital strategist. In 2009, she served as the youngest State Director in the nation for Organizing for America, where she helped gain support for many of the Obama Administration's policy priorities. Then, as a digital strategist, she helped 2012's most critical US Senate campaigns leverage online communication technology.

She earned her B.A. in Political Science from Brown University and completed a Fellowship on Organizing at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Emilie splits her time between Denver, CO and Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Introduction Confessions of a Recovering Hot Mess 1

Chapter 1 Combatting the Martyrdom Mindset 13

Chapter 2 Cultivating Your Boss Identity 51

Chapter 3 Progress over Perfection 91

Chapter 4 Speak it, Belt 123

Chapter 5 Be a Goal Digger 165

Chapter 6 Your Community of Courage 195

Conclusion You Have What You Need 233

Acknowledgments 237

Notes 241

About the Author 249

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