Weekly Reads – May 25

This week has been such a blessing, I mean who doesn’t love a three day work week and a four-day long weekend? We had such a good time relaxing, walking around the city and just soaking in the sun and the good weather – at least for the most part. Also, I am so proud of myself because I put Thursday to productive use and cleaned up my winter shoes and stored them away + took a couple pairs of booties to the cobbler to add new soles so they last me longer, and brought in my spring/summer shoes. I need to tackle my wardrobe next so hopefully, I will use next weekend for that.

+ What I am watching. I watched the Becoming documentary on Netflix. I read Michelle Obama’s book last year and absolutely loved it so I enjoyed the behind the scenes of her book tour. This long weekend we also started watching For all Mankind on AppleTV and I absolutely love it. Highly recommended.

+ What I am cooking. I am obsessed with cauliflower crust pizza. If you follow me on Instagram you probably noticed I made it three times last week. The crust is so easy to make: blend the cauliflower and fry it in a pan for a few minutes, mix with one egg and some shredded cheese and done. Bake it in the oven for 20 minutes, add the toppings, bake some more and done. The recipe also in my Instagram highlights.

Weekly Reads May 25-min
Dress from the Johanna Ortiz x H&M collection

The Weekly Reads

Skills to put on your resume. A good mix of soft and hard skills is necessary in my opinion and Career Contessa has the most relevant ones lined up and waiting to be used on your CV.

Reading list. If you need some book recommendations, Bill Gates’ summer 2020 book list is the way to go. I am adding Bob Iger’s (Disney’s ex-CEO) The Ride of a Lifetime. Gates classifies it as “One of the best business books I’ve read in several years. Whether you’re looking for business insights or just an entertaining read, I think anyone would enjoy his stories about overseeing Disney during one of the most transformative times in its history.” I also strongly recommend listening to Tim Ferris’ interview with Bob Iger on his podcast. It’s one of my favourite episodes.

Personal Finance. I am obsessed with personal finances right now, saving up and setting goals. I love using a good old spreadsheet for budgeting but there are also plenty of apps out there that make it “sexy” to budget.

Interviewed. I enjoyed this interview with Asana’s Head of Talent, Kayla Vatalaro, her career journey and how she approaches hiring.

Career traps. From comparing to other people’s achievement to dreaming of a perfect job, there are career traps that can stop us from getting ahead. This is what I am taking away “The biggest power move you can make in the world of “what’s next” is to set your own agenda. Define boundaries around your time, and spend your waking hours on work, projects, and people that bring value to your life.”

Thank you for reading and I hope you’re having a great start into the week!

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