【S】Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

HAPPY SUNDAY!!!! =)))))

First of all, I know I’ve abandoned this blog for too long. It’s been more than a month since either of us wrote.

I guess too much has happened in the past one month, and both of us have been busy with work…but now I finally feel like I have my life back on track, and have so many new and exciting plans (which I shared with Nora on Skype today)! More on this later. 😉

But today, I want to finish my post on Lean In (as promised in my last post). Since Nora has started this book recently, I thought I’d share some of my favorite takeaways. It may not be super organized as they are just my personal notes, but if you like what you’re seeing in this post, I would strongly recommend you to read through it. 🙂 Of course, if there are any points that you find interesting but need clarification, feel free to ask me more. 🙂

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【S】”Yes, I believe I AM good!”

Hi Nora,

As I’ve mentioned to you a few times already, I recently finished the book Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg- and I highly recommend it! I was going to write a post about the book as a whole, but today, I had an interesting conversation with mom about one of the chapters, and I thought I’d share part of our conversation with you, dad, and our readers.

In this chapter, Sheryl mentioned that many women lack confidence- so that when they finally get the job they want, they feel guilty. They feel like they are “so lucky to get a job” and that “sooner or later, people will find out that they are really not that good”. They feel like they’ve “lied” to their employers about their capability, and are worried that people will realize this soon. Sheryl said she was nodding her head again and again when she heard this in a speech, and realized that she wasn’t the only one that has felt this way. The interesting thing is, this feeling applies to many women (and men)- even the ones that are extremely smart and successful.

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【S】It’s Not About the Coffee- Howard Behar (II)

Continuing my last post on my takeaways from the book It’s Not About the Coffee by Howard Behar-

Principles #6-10:

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【S】It’s Not About the Coffee- Howard Behar (I)

I’ve met Howard Behar (former president of Starbucks Coffee Company International) for quite a while now, and since I’ve learned so much from him, I figured it only makes sense for me to read his book, “It’s Not About the Coffee”. In a nutshell, it’s a book about his ten principles that guided his leadership and success

I kind of wish I read this book earlier. It makes so much sense to me and is very inspirational.  I highly highly recommend it, but if you simply don’t have the time, I’d like to share some of my takeaways here. 
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