"It's not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasm, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt ("The Man in the Arena")
Happy Wednesday! I love this pretty pink scallop blouse with pencil skirts for work. I bought it at Banana Republic last year, but it sold out pretty fast. This blouse is such a pretty (and less expensive) alternative, and it comes in black and white and blush.
Blake Mycoskie, founder of Toms, shares his success secrets that he and like-minded entrepreneurs are doing to have a significant positive effect on the world with his revolutionary one-for-one business model. This is such a fascinating and easy read!
Rework is a non-traditional career development book full of golden nuggets of business advice. I love how the book is broken down into small sections that are very straight-forward and to the point. Each section is better than the last section. It was so hard to put this book down. This is a must-read for all business owners and creatives.
After reading this book, I now understand the fuss behind Marie Kondo. Condo says that if you tidy your home well enough, you will never have to do it again. The Kondo Method calls for readers to declutter their homes in categories and only keep items that spark joy- and get rid of the rest. My goal is to go through my entire house and get rid of a ton of unnecessary items. This book will change your life!
I first heard of Chris Voss on the Lewis Howes podcast where he talked about his time as an FBI international hostage negotiator. This book is an excellent read for attorneys, women in business, or, anyone who has to negotiate and make deals on a daily basis. Voss shares a lot of tips from his time as a hostage negotiator and applies them to the business world.
Michael Hyatt is one of the top business bloggers in the world and lives right here in Nashville. Hyatt argues that in order to be successful in business, you need to have a compelling product and a meaningful platform. This book is full of amazing advice for creatives, business owners and bloggers.
I am a little late in posting this, but here is a list of the books I read in February. I am an avid reader and love reading books on career and personal development, along with books on entrepreneurship. In case you missed it, I read these books in January. What are you reading? Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Monday! People often ask me how I incorporate color into my professional wardrobe and whether or not I can wear pink to the office. My response is usually something along the lines of just because I'm an attorney doesn't mean I can't wear pink or other colors (especially when you are the boss)!! Exhibit A: these gorgeous hot pink heels. I love adding a pop of pink like a pair of hot pink heels or a pretty pink blush bag to a classic black and white outfit like the one above. Exhibit B: my everyday go-to tote bag. I have this tote in several colors and carry it with me every day to tote my essentials around to and from meetings.
A solid structured tote bag is another great way to incorporate color into your work wardrobe without going overboard, especially if you work in a more conservative office. Now that spring is right around the corner, I plan on wearing lots of color to the office. I think the biggest thing to keep in mind is to be yourself and wear whatever makes you happy. For me that is pink.
Thanks so much for stopping by! How do you incorporate color into your work wardrobe??
1. Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders- Sheryl Sandberg
2. Sara Blakely on Turning Failure Into Success
3. How To Succeed? Get More Sleep- Arianna Huffington
4. Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
5. Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius
Bonus: Ivanka Trump at Fortune
For today's post, I wanted to share five of my favorite TED Talks for a little mid-week motivation. There are so many good ones to choose from, so it was hard to pick just five. Do you have a favorite that's not on my list? If so, please let me know in the comment section below- I am always looking for inspiration! :-) Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Monday! I hope you had a nice weekend! I cannot believe it is officially March... which means spring is right around the corner! I have been slowly breaking out spring items to mix in with winter wardrobe pieces. Classic button-down chambray and leopard accents, especially heels and handbags, are perfect to mix in to your work or weekend wardrobe during the season shift. Both are classic, versatile and transitional. Speaking of leopard, these heels (on sale!) look so amazing with an LBD for a night out with your gal pals, or, at the office.