Book Review:Playing Big ~ Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message by Tara Mohr
- ISIN: 9781594206078
- Genre: Self help
- Publishers: Random House
- Price: Rs. 599/- (I received the book from the publisher for review)
A groundbreaking women’s leadership expert and popular conference speaker gives women the practical skills to voice and implement the changes they want to see—in themselves and in the world
In her coaching and programs for women, Tara Mohr saw how women were "playing small" in their lives and careers, were frustrated by it, and wanted to "play bigger." She has devised a proven way for them to achieve their dreams by playing big from the inside out. Mohr’s work helping women play bigger has earned acclaim from the likes of Maria Shriver and Jillian Michaels, and has been featured on the Today show, CNN, and a host of other media outlets.
Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In gave many women new awareness about what kinds of changes they need to make to become more successful; yet most women need help implementing them. In the tradition of Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly, Playing Big provides real, practical tools to help women quiet self-doubt, identify their callings, “unhook” from praise and criticism, unlearn counterproductive good girl habits, and begin taking bold action.
While not all women aspire to end up in the corner office, every woman aspires to something. Playing Big fills a major gap among women’s career books; it isn’t just for corporate women. The book offers tools to help every woman play bigger—whether she’s an executive, community volunteer, artist, or stay-at-home mom.
Thousands of women across the country have been transformed by Mohr’s program, and now this book makes the ideas and practices available to everyone who is ready to play big.
About the author
Tara Sophia Mohr is an expert on women’s leadership and well-being. She is the author of Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message, published by Penguin in October 2014. She is the creator of the acclaimed Playing Big leadership program for women, which now has more than 1000 graduates from around the world. Tara writes a popular blog on women’s careers and wellbeing at www.taramohr.com and has been featured on The Today Show and in publications ranging from Huffington Post to Harvard Business Review to MariaShriver.com. Tara received her MBA from Stanford University and her undergraduate degree in English literature from Yale. In 2010, Tara was named a Girl Champion by the Girl Effect organization, honoring her work on girls’ education in the developing world. She is also a poet, and the author of Your Other Names: Poems for Wise Living. She lives in San Francisco and loves dance, art, and long walks with her beloved husband, son and golden retriever. (Source: Author's Website)
When I had got this book for review I wasn't aware about the author but Google came handy at that time. After reading this book I am in love with the author, she seemed to be talking to me directly through this book. So much that before writing this review I read this book thrice just to get the complete grasp of it. She made me think, she made me notice somethings about myself which I couldn't till now.
And never for once did she seem like a giving a speech on wellness or teaching how to live. She seemed to be like a close friend who was confiding into me what she thinks will work for me.I loved the exercises she has included at the end of the book making it easy for the reader to work on the ideas suggested in the book. For me the most important thing about the book has to be the language and the topics she has managed to cover. For it is through this language that she has managed to win my heart. I am going to implement all that I learnt from this book for sure in this book.
Women - read this book to know yourself better and men - read this book to encourage the women in your life more. A highly recommended book for everyone around. This is a life changing one for sure.
This book islike maggi bhajiya - rare, unique and mouthwateringly delicious.