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I Am Not Superwoman: Further Essays on Happier Living Paperback – June 29, 2010
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Every week, Michele publishes blog posts about finding a job, transforming your career, finding your authentic voice and listening to it, beliefs, finding meaning, purpose, personal growth ... you get the idea. Although she calls herself a Career Strategist, she is much more. So, when she announced her latest book "I am not Superwoman" had been published, I was psyched.
A book of bite-sized nuggets of wisdom couldn't have come to me at a better time. I'm in the midst of personal transition. I recently relocated to Georgia from Tennessee, my youngest child is leaving for college next week, my husband and I downsized from our house to a small apartment, and I need to figure out a way to bring in coin while I start my own life coaching training and practice. If anyone could use advice from a master life coach, it's me. When my copy arrived, I picked it up, flipped through the pages and let providence decide where I landed. I stopped at "Finding a Job 2.0", which was exactly what I needed at the moment. It offers tactics to finding open job positions and getting interviews.
The next day, I read "The Expectations of Others" and realized I often determine my own success based on what I believe my husband, former colleagues, or family and friends expect of me. Other stand-out essays include "Finally Un-stuck", "When Your Job is a Soul-Sucking Hellhole," and "Money Changes Everything."
I've read more than half of Michele's essays, so far.Read more ›
These essays are for you IF you want to
be lovingly encouraged and challenged to STOP living and breathing to please all the others in your life and START consciously considering if what your doing with your life, relationships and career feels satisfying.
If the answer is "no" Michele offers clear, practical advise to get on track with a life that will light a spark in you that is bound to grow into a flame.
You feel Michele's belief and investment in herself and YOU from the first page. Reading Michele's book is like sitting down with a dear friend. Michele's warm spirit and generosity will flow from the pages of the book to the depths of your heart.
Michele gets it. She understands that, while it is seldom spoken of, we all aspire to a greatness which hides our faults. She espouses a different greatness, one which exalts our strengths while acknowledging our weaknesses. Not Superwoman or Superman, just the happiest, most-fulfilled "us" we can be, and we get there by doing lots of what we love to do.
Here's the thing: Michele's version of great is sustainable. Any attainments built on a false impression are not. Michele's concepts are life-fulfilling and energizing. Coming from an invented persona is depleting and depressing. Pretty clear choice!
She includes essays on the Important, the Mundane, and the mundane things which turn out to be vitally important. What I love about this collection are the many ways of connection which are offered the reader. Different people will discover their own "Aha!" moment in different places within the covers of the book.
For me, the essays which address the topic of getting unstuck--and there are half a dozen which touch on this to a greater or lesser degree--proved to be the most helpful.Read more ›
Those who are familiar with Michele's career achievements and the happy home life she has fashioned for herself, might see an irony in the claim she makes in the book's title. In fact, although she would say otherwise, it is possible that Michele actually can leap tall buildings in a single bound--and has. Regardless, Michele's writing is aimed at persuading the rest of us that our lives have value, over and above the external things we acquire and the successes we accomplish. And she makes us listen by writing words that comfort and ring true.
I recently had the opportunity on Women Are Not Funny Radio to interview Michele about her book and raised my concern that potential readers might get the wrong idea--particularly from the title. That potential readers might think she was advocating under achievement. That she was advocating "throwing in the towel."
But she explained that instead her approach was more about advocating personal growth through self-acceptance. Here is what Michele said, "The whole point of 'I Am Not Superwoman' is that it's great to not have to appear to be perfect. It's great to kind of revel in your imperfection because that is really where creativity lies, and that's really where openness is, and that's where the promise of real growth is."
I recommend this book unreservedly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I would disagree with you, Michele... to read your essays I would have to say you really are super-woman. Or maybe women are just super! Love this book!Published on September 6, 2012 by Kelly Pratt
I was already a fan of Michele Woodward's work before reading this book, but even more so after it. Michele gets it right again and again:
Lead with joy; break some... Read more