I’m so honored and humbled to share that I’m in a best selling book called; Earn It! This book is a straight talking guide for young women in the workplace trying to navigate landing a job, the new world of work, building a personal brand, and getting the recognition and salary you deserve. It’s written by MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and her producer Daniela Pierre-Bravo. Earn It is packed with helpful tips and inspiring stories from female entrepreneurs like Tory Burch, Martha Stewart, Sarah Jessica Parker and yours truly!
I loved sharing my personal story about how I went from being a college student and nanny with student loans, to writing my blog and working full time in NYC, and then eventually turning my site into a thriving business. I’m so proud of my journey and evolution, and was thrilled to share it. I hope you pick up a copy of the book and learn something from it – I know I did! It’s jam packed with incredible stories and advice from women I’ve admired for years.
I wrote a Career Advice blog post a few months ago that I highly recommend referencing if you’re feeling stuck or wanting a change in the workplace. Starting a business and/or switching jobs certainly isn’t a walk in the park, but I always say “Where there’s a will there’s a way” and you can truly do anything you put your mind to. I think the biggest thing to take away from my story is that you absolutely do not have to start with a huge savings account/cushion or tons of connections to break into an industry and thrive. Perseverance, authenticity, passion, and a willingness to take on any task no matter how big or small are just a few of the qualities that helped me get where I am today.
I’d love to hear what industry you’re in and what other career tips you’d love to see on here as it’s been such a popular topic on the site!