Weekly Reads – February 4th

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 has been an insane week at work. I have been working 10-12 hour work days the whole week, with intense meetings every single day. I am behind with studying, I’ve barely done yoga at home and the prospect of things changing to calmer is nowhere close.

To be honest I don’t want to be miserable in the next few weeks and months and I think there is only one way out: my attitude. I need to focus on my attitude, step up my time management so the next few months I can not only survive but also thrive. So far, I have managed to have a quite productive weekend to get me closer to where I need to be in terms of university work and I also managed to get this post out!


Weekly Reads Feb 4 2019-min
My morning coffee is something I cannot start the day without.


The Weekly Reads


Why businesses need to have a bigger purpose. This topic is one of my favourite and something I firmly believe in. This is a short but powerful and eye-opening article from HBR on how far business have to go on social responsibility.

…companies need to embrace a purpose beyond just profit maximization. […] Committing to a purpose and having a positive social impact is increasingly central to good management and shareholder value.

You can also read Larry Fink’s annual letter here. He is CEO of BlackRock, the world’s largest investor with $6 trillion under management.

Day planning like a boss. Does it make me a bad and shallow person if I get inspired by articles like this one with details on how Victoria Beckham plans her day? Maybe. But I honestly enjoy them and I think they even inspire me to be more organized and productive.

Ask A Boss. The Ask a Boss column from The Cut is the best place where you can read about work place dilemmas, be it on friendships at work, handling bad managers or deciding when to move on to the next work adventure.

Fake it til you make it. Podcast Serial host, Sarah Koenig shared some wise words on imposter syndrome and other things. But this paragraph below really resonated with me.

I understand now that everyone’s faking it. None of us knows what we’re doing; that is the human condition. We’re just making it all up, and that’s fine. But not having a feeling of mastery, walking through the world every day — that’s not failure; that’s life.


Thank you for reading and I wish you a marvelous start to the work week!

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