Motivational

I’m Not Really A Waitress by Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

I love OPI nail lacquer and had a great time learning about the like life of its co founder. Suzi is “The First Lady of Nails” and built an empire out a small dental supply company. Her backstory is fascinating, from her escape from Communist Romania to Israel and finally her move to the United States. Through sheer hard work and creativity, she and her brother in-law built the business from the ground up and changed the nature of nail technology as we know it. It was also fun to see where some of the inspiration came from behind their unique naming system. Suzi took manicures from a luxury item to an everyday accessible fashion statement that evokes feelings of luxury. A great read for anyone who wants to be a beauty insider.

**Thank you to NetGalley for this gifted electronic copy.** 

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Do It Scared by Ruth Soukup

Ruth Soukup is the author of six motivational books, including Do It Scared and is the founder of the Living Well, Spending Less blog and the Living Well Planner. This latest book focuses on the role of fear as a barrier to achieving goals. Part One focuses on the seven Fear Archetypes, which describe what role fear plays in your life. Soukup then moves on to her seven Principles of Courage and finishes the book with strategies for how to take action to move beyond fear and achieve life goals.

I related to this book as a Procrastinator (my main fear archetype) who has been set back by the fear of making a mistake when trying to reach my goals. Soukup outlines the archetypes in relatable language that is specific and backed by research. Her principles of courage give the reader some good ways to identify and overcome excuses and obstacles. I particularly found the third section on taking action the most helpful, with strategies that go beyond obvious or trite recommendations and get specific.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who feels stuck at work or in life. If you have goals or ideas that you’ve had swimming around in your head, this book can help you take action and get on a path to success with your dreams.

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