Welcome to the Weekly Reads, where I highlight articles that I found on the web and that are focused on career advice, lifestyle, beauty or anything I think would round up as useful for the young, modern working woman. So get yourself comfortable, pour a cup of coffee and enjoy this week’s reads!
Words of wisdom. Think of hard times like bad weather — they too will pass, and more essential advice from elders, that you can find in the TED Ed blog.
Just dive in and go for it. Some career advice from Beatrice Fischel-Bock, founder of HUTCH, an innovative home decor app that mixes 3D technology with online shopping to let you virtually decorate your home. I personally often feel like we tend to wait to be ready, to feel ready before starting something new or changing something old, but in reality we should just dive in and go for it.
Reading list. Are you on the look for new books to add to your reading list? Career Girl Daily collects the all time favourite books of six successful women, from Emily Weiss to Beyonce.
Summer is here. Going on holidays and don’t know what to wear? Here is some inspo with 21 summer dresses to wear right now.
What I am listening to. I love Guy Raz’s “How I Built This” podcast by NPR. He interviews the people behind the most known brands, and dives into the real stories behind that. This week I listened to the episodes with Dermalogica founder Jane Wurwand and Kate and Andy Spade, the founders of Kate Spade. For me it’s always so inspiring to be able to listen to their stories, the bumps they had on the way to success and much more. If you ever have thoughts of starting a business but feel like you are not having the “perfect conditions”, these podcasts can definitely serve as a source of inspiration.
Thoughts on the word “boss”. Is it just me that hates the word “boss” and feels that is such an antiquated word? I never use it in my work life as I feel like it has some sort of negative connotations, as if I am owing something to the person that is actually just my line manager. Nowadays the employee-manager relationship is not the same as it used to be and to thrive in your career you do not have to go by your boss’ word. Employees nowadays are and need to be independent, need flexibility and to fully own their work streams and responsibilities in their own way. The world is much more fast paced than ever and this applies to the ever changing career dynamics. So, with this in mind, here is an interesting read from Ask a Manager: An ode to the bad bosses from the past.