Weekly Reads – October 1st

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!

This week has been pretty good and promising for what’s coming next. On Monday night I had a work event which went perfectly and made me appreciate much more the company and the great team and environment that I am working in. This is something that I often take for granted or even fail to appreciate too much because of the workload and the day-to-day struggles and stress.

On another note, I am so happy that October is here and I am looking forward to mid month, as I will go on a mini one-week holiday to Spain. I will first go home, in the north of Spain and then head to Barcelona for a quick four-day trip with my mom; and I am super excited about it as I really wanted to spend more time with her.

So, now that I shared a quick update of my week, I am happy to introduce you to this week’s picks:

Work on it. There are two ways at looking at strengths and weaknesses, and no matter the strategy you choose, if you either want to enhance your strengths or work on your weaknesses and polish them off, you do want to know which those are. If you are int he band of those who want to work on their weaknesses, learn what sets you off according to your Myers-Briggs.

You know better. This is an interesting read on real women and career advice that they ignored. I have already shared my views on feedback in a previous post and how I think that you need to be selective about what feedback are you taking in based on who is it coming from by taking into account their own potential bias.

Golden rules. You need to read Diane von Furstenberg’s rules to what women should know before they turn 30. It sounds as a cliché, but the actually has a few golden (common sense though) pieces of advice. She also has written a book, The Woman I Wanted to Be where she shares some valuable insights about beauty, ageing and building a business. Has anyone read this book? I really admire her and I have been seeing the book being recommended by many, so would love to hear if any of you has read it.

Ask Questions. It turns out, according to a Harvard study, asking questions is the one thing that simplifies things and makes you more likeable. Follow-up questions are what helps us to build long-term relationships and improve our emotional intelligence.

Put a bow on it. The hairband trend is here and if you can pull it off – for some reason I definitely can’t – it’s such a chic way to elevate your hairstyle and your look. Here you can find some inspiration on how to style the hairbands.



    1. Yes, I am double excited about the trip: first because I will have some time off work and second because I so wanted to go on a trip with my mom and enjoy a city break with her. I can’t wait! Well, if you love headbands you should definitely wear them! I can’t pull them off but love the thought of it; they can give such a cool vibe to any casual outfit. Let me know if you read Diane von Furstenberg’s book before I manage to get my hands on it, would love to hear your opinion.

    1. Congrats on getting your first job and best of luck with your first weeks! If you are interested in a few tips for the first months at your new job, I wrote a post about it with tips that have helped me when starting at a new job, so feel free to check it out and hopefully it will be of help for you too.

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