Weekly Reads – January 21st

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.

The Weekly Reads are perfect for your Monday morning commute or your first coffee break of the week. So get yourself comfortable, pour a cup of coffee – or tea – and enjoy this week’s reads!


What have I been up to this week


It’s been a busy workweek for me, with lots on my plate from my client project as well as having a new intern starting in my team. Also, this past week I pushed all studying out of my responsibility map which means I need to dedicate the next few days to catching up with grad school tasks and readings.


Weekly Reads Jan 21 2019
Whenever I travel back to Spain, I will grab a magazine and then get disappointed by the content, but still would do it next time anyways.


The Reads


Empowering those around you. Gallup did a roundup of their best 10 posts/articles of 2018, and among them there was this piece on three questions that managers can ask employees in order to empower them, which caught my attention and thought it was worth sharing. The article is offering a glimpse into how managers (you) can help those around you to uncover their talents and strengths – something you can actually apply even if you are a manager or not.

Let’s talk money. I recently read somewhere that millennials are more likely to talk about their salaries; they want to be making more money, hence they are not afraid to talk about it. This article on how Buffer (the app that allows you to manage your social media content and schedule posts) has a completely transparent policy on salaries and shares the formula publicly, is worth looking at.

Reading list. If you are in need for a reading list for the year, check out this one from The Every Girl, with ten inspirational books. I have already started with “Becoming” by Michelle Obama, which is my current January read.

Sorry and Thank you. There are two types of people, “Thank you” people and “Sorry” People. Head over to Man Repeller to have a read – this article puts a really interesting perspective ont he topic. Make sure you don’t miss the comments section either, it’s quite enlightening.

“[Thank you is] a very powerful phrase that takes away from ourselves and gives warmth to those around us.”


Thank you for checking out this week’s reads and I hope you are having a great start to the work week!



  1. How are you liking Becoming? Really enjoyed browsing The Every Girl reading list. The Magic of Thinking Big keeps showing up everywhere I go. I need to check out the reviews.

    1. Oh, unfortuntely I have not had too much spare time on my hands the past few weeks and I did not advance much with the book! So far, the reading is definitely pleasant and that is what I expected when I picked up the book, to have a sort of light-hearted but also inspirational type of reading that would not overburden me. How did you like it?

      As for The Magic of Big Thinking, I haven’t gotten my hands on it yet, but here is a pretty nice Medium article on it (https://medium.com/@nina.semczuk/5-lifelong-lessons-from-the-magic-of-thinking-big-by-david-schwartz-6b33f5b21fae ) and also, the Amazon reviews sometimes give it all up 🙂

      1. Thanks for sharing the article! I’ll check it out for sure. Becoming became of the best books, and definitely the most relatable memoir, I’ve ever read. Five stars from me! 🙂

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