Reviewed by: Mojomums reviewer Lisa
What they say: What if you could, with a little effort, live an extraordinary life? A life in which you felt deep passion for everything you did and always had time for what matters most?
It is possible to take your life from ordinary to extraordinary. The secret? Cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit inside you and stepping up to create your own definition of happiness and success.
Here, Jessica Herrin, serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of the Stella & Dot Family Brands, shows how we can all develop the entrepreneurial spirit and use it not only to create a company, but also to create an extraordinary life. Whether at work or at home, Herrin offers realistic, attainable steps each one of us can take to achieve success on our own terms.
What we say: “This book isn’t about having it all; it’s about having what matters most to you. It’s about how to find your extraordinary – your extraordinary career, your extraordinary happiness, your extraordinary life”.
As a busy mum of 4 currently establishing my own small business, I was more than happy to review this book for Mojomums, in fact it came along at the perfect time for me!
This is most definitely a book for women, especially the growing army of women who attempt to successfully juggle their time and energy between work, family, kids, home, relationships and hobbies … all without any major loss of happiness or sanity!
The book is very well laid out, I particularly liked the almost ‘Power-point-style’ pages which were dotted through each chapter to reinforce and summarise key points within the text.
The author brims with positivity, which is surprisingly infectious and very refreshing. Although the book covers some pretty serious issues and subjects, Jessica has managed to inject a good deal of humour into the book, making it a really interesting read. Motivational tips and tricks are interspersed with inspiring, personal stories of hardship & perseverance, which really help to bring the text to life.
Part two of the book is ‘The Six P’s of the Entrepreneurial Spirit’, this was a really useful section to me and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The last of the ‘Six P’s’ is titled “Productivity: Dropping the Rubber Balls”. This resonated very strongly with me, especially the sections on time management and the inevitable motherhood guilt we sometimes encounter when attempting to successfully balance home and work commitments.
To summarise I would say that this isn’t a ‘self-help’ book that miraculously provides all of the answers to our modern day dilemmas, it does however, encourage the reader to be more mindful about what is truly important in their life at that particular time. If you’re currently attempting to be superwoman (and maybe feeling a tad frazzled in the process), it may be worth a read and it might just help you to refocus your energy to achieve a more positive life-balance.”
Find Your Extraordinary is available from many good book stores and online from Amazon.