Women Entrepreneur Revolution (Review)
Do you remember The Babysitter’s Club? Dawn, Claudia, Stacey, Kristy, Mary Anne, and Mallory were my favorite characters in my tween years. They inspired me to try to create my own club of babysitters (which really ended up being just me) to babysit the kids across the street.
Then, I started writing my own children’s stories and poems. There were illustrations and plans for many other stories. Eventually, I did finally publish one of those books (it’s called A Day to Remember, and it’s based on some of the friendships I had as a young girl).
Now, I’m working on my essential oils business and hoping to make something of it. I want to build a team and lead them with knowledge and confidence.
That’s why it was perfect that I received Jenn Aubert’s Women Entrepreneur Revolution: Ready! Set! Launch! when I did. Funny how things can fall right into your lap when you need them.
Aubert begins her discussion of female leaders and entrepreneurs by discussing the idea of role models. As she says, the term “role model” has taken on many negative connotation due to pop culture’s misuse. We see role models these days as someone who is a potentially bad influence rather than the intention of the phrase — someone after whom we would like to model ourselves.
She continues by describing what characteristics good role models possess and why we need them:
Role models are simply a tool in your lovely drawer of accouterments that you can use to learn more about the world, about your work, and about yourself.
It’s through these role models, Aubert says, that working moms can really find an “understanding on how women balance or integrate family life with their business.” This is completely true. I know that when I first started working solely from home while trying to raise babies, I wasn’t sure I could do it. I have friends who are wildly successful at “doing it all,” so I looked to them for suggestions and guidance.
Aubert then walks her readers through other tools we need in order to launch into our successful careers. Each chapter or section provides a challenge for women to undertake in order to work through some of the reflecting necessary.
One of my favorite parts of the book, however, is the section after the challenge that Aubert calls the “Inspiration Library.” She lists songs, movies, and books that can provide the necessary fuel for our fire and get both our minds and spirits ready to move into our entrepreneurship.
Be sure to check out Jenn Aubert’s new book. You can buy it now through her website, jennaubert.com. Buying it straight through Aubert will give you a few extra perks!
Jenn Aubert is an author and entrepreneur. Her first book Women Entrepreneur Revolution: Ready! Set! Launch! (Balboa Press, 2014) explores the mindset, motivation, and behaviors of successful female entrepreneurs and the role models in their lives who have influenced them.
She is in the midst of launching her latest venture LearnSavvy, an online education marketplace for women entrepreneurs to learn, teach, and gain the skills needed to build profitable businesses and remarkable lives. Personally, she adores inspirational quotes, all things French (yes, that does include wine), Deepak Chopra, and a comfy pair of ballet flats. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and adorable son. You can follow her adventures at: www.jennaubert.com.entrepreneur, jennaubert, reading, review