hits counter The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women - Ebook PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women

Availability: Ready to download

The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women is a collection of essays revealing the secret career habits and hard-won wisdom of a diverse group of accomplished women, selected by Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol, co-founders of TheLi.st, the well-known network dedicated to elevating professional women. Perhaps no group has experienced more upheaval in the last few decades th The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women is a collection of essays revealing the secret career habits and hard-won wisdom of a diverse group of accomplished women, selected by Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol, co-founders of TheLi.st, the well-known network dedicated to elevating professional women. Perhaps no group has experienced more upheaval in the last few decades than working women. In this series, each woman explores the one key habit or lesson that has made the difference in forging her career and attaining professional success. Whether it’s CNN personality Sally Kohn’s exploration of emotional correctness or What Not To Wear's Stacy London on the wear and tear of our aspirational “Culture of Extraordinary”; why millennial Nisha Chittal won't tell you her age and what Cindy Gallop learned about sex while dating men half hers; how lessons from waitressing led Jenna Wortham to The New York Times or how Paula Froelich perfected the art of the “controlled burn” to start over after the end of a dream career—these essays uncover the challenges and delights of chasing, and finding, success in work and life as a professional woman. This book was initially released in episodes as a Kindle Serial. All episodes are now available for immediate download as a complete book.


Compare

The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women is a collection of essays revealing the secret career habits and hard-won wisdom of a diverse group of accomplished women, selected by Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol, co-founders of TheLi.st, the well-known network dedicated to elevating professional women. Perhaps no group has experienced more upheaval in the last few decades th The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women is a collection of essays revealing the secret career habits and hard-won wisdom of a diverse group of accomplished women, selected by Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol, co-founders of TheLi.st, the well-known network dedicated to elevating professional women. Perhaps no group has experienced more upheaval in the last few decades than working women. In this series, each woman explores the one key habit or lesson that has made the difference in forging her career and attaining professional success. Whether it’s CNN personality Sally Kohn’s exploration of emotional correctness or What Not To Wear's Stacy London on the wear and tear of our aspirational “Culture of Extraordinary”; why millennial Nisha Chittal won't tell you her age and what Cindy Gallop learned about sex while dating men half hers; how lessons from waitressing led Jenna Wortham to The New York Times or how Paula Froelich perfected the art of the “controlled burn” to start over after the end of a dream career—these essays uncover the challenges and delights of chasing, and finding, success in work and life as a professional woman. This book was initially released in episodes as a Kindle Serial. All episodes are now available for immediate download as a complete book.

30 review for The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ivy

    The title is misleading. It's not exactly about habits but more about general approach and experiences. The essays are interesting and some spoke directly to me, while others were just ok. First it seemed to be too much about women in specific positions but it got better and in the end I do have the feeling I learned some things or was reminded of how to approach things. I loved Stacey London on how social media changed everything and the pressure to do it all and get it done. She's also the onl The title is misleading. It's not exactly about habits but more about general approach and experiences. The essays are interesting and some spoke directly to me, while others were just ok. First it seemed to be too much about women in specific positions but it got better and in the end I do have the feeling I learned some things or was reminded of how to approach things. I loved Stacey London on how social media changed everything and the pressure to do it all and get it done. She's also the only one I've heard of before. Sally Kohn reminds that likeability is key. Be someone poeple want to be around and like to interact with, make others feel good about you and themselves. Nisha Chittal has an unusual way of approaching millennial problems, the generation that - stereotypically - doesn't grow up and constantly is judged by their age. And I can totally relate to that, I've always been too young for this or too old for that. Plus she reminds us of how it's always better to seek opportunities and say yes to invitations rather than stay at home and netflix. To fake confidence until you become it. And I loved how she made clear that it's not about meeting someone who can do something for you but about the possibility to make new friends and connections. And she's so very precise. I really enjoyed how one probably learned more from her waiting job than from Uni. Two of the essays remind us that we have to be willing to be lucky and that it's never too late to change everything. And one reminds us how it's important to invest in yourself, to take help from friends and help yourself when needed. I related to the critical inner voice sounding like the biggest influence - mother dearest and loved the instruction to not think about how you got yourself in some unpleasant situation but to focus on how to get out of it. All in all it's well worth a read.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Antoinette Perez

    Can I admit a few uncomfortable things? First, I don't remember downloading this at all. I was looking at the Kindle app on my phone and my first thought on seeing the book artwork was, "What is that?" Followed by, "How that that get there?" I'm still not sure I have a good answer for that last question. Although I assumed the book would deliver on the title, by sharing 10 habits, I saw quickly it was a collection of essays (from 10 different writers), many of which did not have titles that refle Can I admit a few uncomfortable things? First, I don't remember downloading this at all. I was looking at the Kindle app on my phone and my first thought on seeing the book artwork was, "What is that?" Followed by, "How that that get there?" I'm still not sure I have a good answer for that last question. Although I assumed the book would deliver on the title, by sharing 10 habits, I saw quickly it was a collection of essays (from 10 different writers), many of which did not have titles that reflected success habits at all. The curators of this essay collection run The Li.st, and authored essays #7 and #8. I usually read even essay collections in order, so I started at the beginning. The first two essays were such snoozers, and #2 in particular felt so out of touch with reality, that I almost gave up on it. Several days later, I decided to flip through the list of contributors and saw Stacy London's name. In my mid-20's I was pretty into both the UK and the U.S. versions of the TV show What Not to Wear, and I remember being fond of Stacy's style and persona. So I flipped to essay #9 and dove in, and I'm not kidding when I say it was excellent. So, so excellent. It's all about the shift from TV to online (and in particular social) media. As I simmer privately and obsess somewhat publicly about social media's influence on culture, I highlighted a lot of her essay. She thinks about these issues so thoroughly and clearly. I like her writing style. Based on this momentum, I tackled #10, written by Cindy Gallop. Amazing! On a topic I've sort of talked with my pals about before (talking about sex with your kids, normalizing sexuality, etc.). Also well written and well considered. Having picked up steam, I read #3-8, in order. I appreciated #3, written by Jenna Worthman, because it touches on a great way to get from college to work you love -- be present, put yourself out there, get jobs that pay well so you can build on your passions in your other time, work so very hard, and help others. A lot of great life lessons are crammed into one essay, all of it relatable, none of it preachy. Next time a late 20-something asks me for a mentoring session, to figure out how they can realize their dreams when they're stuck in a dead-end job, I might have them buy this book just to read that chapter. A couple of essays were similar -- getting on a rocket ship and realizing you didn't really want to be on that ride, and then detailing the process of saying no to the rocket. #6, by Leslie Bradshaw, almost goes into territory where her problems take place in such rarified air that one could feel a creeping sense of schadenfreude. But I still found a little value in her story, I suppose. I could have skipped the two essays by the curators. This might be important for others, but here are a couple of observations: 1. Every author seems to be in media of some kind. There are no other industries represented here. 2. There are no rags to riches stories. Just riches. There are also very few mentions of children, spouses, and families. It's a work-focused book. 3. Several of the authors came across as though they were in full-on resume, name dropping mode. Two essays were so full of tech jargon that I found them irritating. I haven't fully thought through how they can establish who they are and tell the story effectively without all the fluff, but I certain it can be done. (Editor, anyone?) 4. As I said before, I don't think there are 10 habits included, though I think plenty of lessons in essays #3-5, and #9-10.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ijeoma

    *This is a short version of my review for this book. The complete review can be viewed at : http://www.bigbooksbighair.blogspot.com * I have read countless books on the topics of leadership and success. Most of the books cited the success of males, and barely covered the achievements of women. I also found books by women who were successful, but they already had the leg up in the business, i.e., the family had a business and they took over running it. I wanted a book with women from backgrounds t *This is a short version of my review for this book. The complete review can be viewed at : http://www.bigbooksbighair.blogspot.com * I have read countless books on the topics of leadership and success. Most of the books cited the success of males, and barely covered the achievements of women. I also found books by women who were successful, but they already had the leg up in the business, i.e., the family had a business and they took over running it. I wanted a book with women from backgrounds that were familiar…I wanted “the struggle is real” sob story and the proof. This search lead to my discovery of The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women. This book was edited by Glynnis MacNicol and Rachel Sklar, founders of the organization, The Li.st. For those that do not know, The Li.st is a network and visibility platform that connects professional women from all lines of work, assisting them with building partnerships and helping them achieve. MacNicol and Sklar also contribute essays to the text. The book is compiled of essays (renamed episodes) from 10 women, mainly in the fields of technology and media. The women discuss, which habits helped them achieve their success and what they learned through trial and error. Two essays I readily connected to: Episode 5: Controlled Burn by Paula Froelich and Episode 10: Changing the World through Business and Sex: The Five Things I learned that could Help You Too, by Cindy Gallop. These two women were so open, uncontrolled and just honest. You could tell they were not simply writing from experience, but also from the heart and more importantly, they were not ashamed to share. Do not think of this book as another self help text- this is far from it. You either have the drive to be successful or you don’t. The ladies are not going to teach success, they will simply encourage you to aim for it because they did it and so can you. These women range from ages 20- something to 50- something. Some started in one career and then switched…others had to rebuild from the ground up. Either way, the reader will find something in this text to connect with. Bad parts? Well, two. First, the selected women were from some field in online media. It would have been nice to read of other women in medicine, the legal field, even education. Second, In Episode 8: Go Fund Yourself, by Rachel Sklar, I was put off by a statement in which she acknowledged her own privilege. She writes, “ It’s good to acknowledge your own privilege and I do. I recognize how lucky I was to grow up in a lovely Toronto suburb in a terrific, supportive family with a decent genetic cocktail, including being white in a neighborhood that was exclusively white and going into a profession- all my professions, actually- where the defaults favored (and still favor) people who are white.” I did not quite understand where she was trying to go with this statement, after all, there are many ways to interpret it, but I would like to give her the benefit of the doubt and not assume she is implying her privilege made her better than others. Apart from that, the book is an easy read, coming in at 223 pages. I scored this as a free read through Amazon Prime Reads, but liked it so much I am purchasing the paperback to add to my personal library.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Molly Bagshaw

    3.5 stars. Some contributions were much more compelling and helpful than others.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Marie

    I got to about 35% and literally said out loud, "I just can't anymore with this sh**." The advice wasn't bad, per se, and maybe the latter essays were better, but most of the advice isn't anything I haven't heard before, just dressed up as some special white feminist shenanigans that you should listen to just because these women did alright in their respective fields...oh wait, they're all in f**king journalism. I got to about 35% and literally said out loud, "I just can't anymore with this sh**." The advice wasn't bad, per se, and maybe the latter essays were better, but most of the advice isn't anything I haven't heard before, just dressed up as some special white feminist shenanigans that you should listen to just because these women did alright in their respective fields...oh wait, they're all in f**king journalism.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Moh

    Misleading title but generally OK takeaways The title is a bit misleading because the book is a collection of blog posts/artciles written by successful women. The problem is that there's no theme or narrative that drives the story, and the content is skewed towards women who are in the media and publishing industry, which misses out on a lot of other domains. What I liked about the book was that it had takeaways that are applicable for both genders around empathy, importance of positive energy, ag Misleading title but generally OK takeaways The title is a bit misleading because the book is a collection of blog posts/artciles written by successful women. The problem is that there's no theme or narrative that drives the story, and the content is skewed towards women who are in the media and publishing industry, which misses out on a lot of other domains. What I liked about the book was that it had takeaways that are applicable for both genders around empathy, importance of positive energy, ageism, and the definition of success in a highly materialistic world.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lori Tatar

    Easily relatable, new feminist perspective, quite a bit of ageism that I found less than desirable or necessary as I was really looking for female-related narratives more than young vs. old. Clever, witty, sharp and honest

  8. 5 out of 5

    Laura Gibbon

    I received a copy through Goodreads FirstReads in exchange for an honest review. First and foremost, this book (collection of essays written by 10 women) was not at all what I was expecting. The title leads one to believe the book will discuss 10 things successful women have done/do that they believe has contributed to their success. Great! That sounds like something useful to read! However, this notion did not continue past the first few essays. I thought the first few were helpful and shared i I received a copy through Goodreads FirstReads in exchange for an honest review. First and foremost, this book (collection of essays written by 10 women) was not at all what I was expecting. The title leads one to believe the book will discuss 10 things successful women have done/do that they believe has contributed to their success. Great! That sounds like something useful to read! However, this notion did not continue past the first few essays. I thought the first few were helpful and shared insights that could benefit me as a young professional woman. Later on, the essays became more about sharing a generalized idea, rather than a concrete "habit". Some of the ideas discussed in these later essays felt familiar, like I had heard it all before. Despite my disappointment in these later chapters, some of the anecdotes were entertaining and enjoyable. Since each chapter is an essay by a different woman, some were more enjoyable than others based on if her writing style was agreeable to me. In the end, I would recommend this book to young women who hope to work or who do work in the media world as most of the authors seem to work in this industry in some form or fashion. I believe the anecdotes from the authors could give these readers insights into their industry that could possibly be useful. (I do not work in this industry). If you're looking for advice/tips on how to improve yourself as a professional woman, there is probably a better book for you out there.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Cossick

    Ugh, where to begin... First, this collection of essays did not deliver on the title. There were barely any "habits" mentioned other than the standard "work hard, kid!" and the essays didn't seem cohesive in any way as it relates to the mission of outlining habits. Secondly, so many spelling and grammar errors. I almost gave up completely on this collection when they misspelled a contributor's NAME. The actual name of a CONTRIBUTOR was misspelled. I'm not sure anyone actually proofread this other Ugh, where to begin... First, this collection of essays did not deliver on the title. There were barely any "habits" mentioned other than the standard "work hard, kid!" and the essays didn't seem cohesive in any way as it relates to the mission of outlining habits. Secondly, so many spelling and grammar errors. I almost gave up completely on this collection when they misspelled a contributor's NAME. The actual name of a CONTRIBUTOR was misspelled. I'm not sure anyone actually proofread this other than running spell check. Lastly, most of these were boring! A few were mildly interesting and offered some life tips, but most just read as autobiographies of people whose names I don't even recognize. Not worth it. Invest elsewhere.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Not sure what I expected (I got this book free with kindle unlimited), but it was pretty meh. Didn't deliver on the title and had a fairly narrow definition of success (pretty confined to media). Most of the stories were reasonably interesting but there was nothing tying them together and they were not relevant to me. Not sure what I expected (I got this book free with kindle unlimited), but it was pretty meh. Didn't deliver on the title and had a fairly narrow definition of success (pretty confined to media). Most of the stories were reasonably interesting but there was nothing tying them together and they were not relevant to me.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Morse

    10 habits I chose the rating because the narration was extremely boring and unconvincing. all I got out of it was to form good friendships.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Elise Straub

    The anecdotes were disjointed and unfocused. Some people didn't even talk about what habits they thought made them successful. The anecdotes were disjointed and unfocused. Some people didn't even talk about what habits they thought made them successful.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    A mixed bag of advice This book contains a mixed bag of advice from 10 highly successful women. Four of the chapters were excellent, the last 4. The first six were less so. The chapters by the two authors were fantastic and they should have lead the book. Stacy London's and Cindy Gallop's essays were also excellent. A mixed bag of advice This book contains a mixed bag of advice from 10 highly successful women. Four of the chapters were excellent, the last 4. The first six were less so. The chapters by the two authors were fantastic and they should have lead the book. Stacy London's and Cindy Gallop's essays were also excellent.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Krystal

    I found some of these essays more useful than others - typical in this sort of anthology. I wish I had read this when I was a bit earlier in my career. I think this would be particularly useful to a new graduate or early professional still trying to find her feet. It would be both inspirational but there is also a lot of practical advice scattered throughout the different chapters.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kristina

    The first few chapters start out interesting with some good advice. I was hooked at first. Then it was kind of the same story for each person and some of the chapters were a little odd. The title is misleading. I hate how this is aimed entirely at women. It's great advice for anyone. The first few chapters start out interesting with some good advice. I was hooked at first. Then it was kind of the same story for each person and some of the chapters were a little odd. The title is misleading. I hate how this is aimed entirely at women. It's great advice for anyone.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Carol Govier

    MANY books out there that are better reading Not a very memorable read. I feel I just wasted a few hours of my time when there are so many good books out there I've yet to read. Very anticlimactic, no pun intended. MANY books out there that are better reading Not a very memorable read. I feel I just wasted a few hours of my time when there are so many good books out there I've yet to read. Very anticlimactic, no pun intended.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    I really didn't like this book. It felt like boomer advice. "Be likable" "Be entertaining" "Are you sure you want to say no" This is archaic advice, I could barely finish. It definitely wasn't what I was looking for. I really didn't like this book. It felt like boomer advice. "Be likable" "Be entertaining" "Are you sure you want to say no" This is archaic advice, I could barely finish. It definitely wasn't what I was looking for.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Bethanne Bruninga-Socolar

    Enjoyable but there's no breadth of careers represented. The essayists careers are all tied to the web, either as owners of web-based businesses or writers who publish almost exclusively on the web. Enjoyable but there's no breadth of careers represented. The essayists careers are all tied to the web, either as owners of web-based businesses or writers who publish almost exclusively on the web.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Liz Ward

    I did not find this book very valuable. was preachy in parts. some sections were completely off topic.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Annabelle

    Wonderful Collection of Advice Great serial collection sprinkled with lots of wisdom and life experience. I enjoyed the different experiences and advise given by each writer.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kristy

    I was pleasantly surprised by ths book. It's not necessarily focused on specific topics that I have a lot in common with but the women authors who wrote the essays felt very authentic and inspiring in very normal ways. They never settled and strove to better their situations. Also appreciated the essays. I was pleasantly surprised by ths book. It's not necessarily focused on specific topics that I have a lot in common with but the women authors who wrote the essays felt very authentic and inspiring in very normal ways. They never settled and strove to better their situations. Also appreciated the essays.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Listen to this via audibles and it was inspiring and empowering. Highly recommend!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Leeann

    Mmmm....just ok...The title of this book is a bit misleading...I thought there would be more practical tips, rather than a collection of editorials. While the opinions presented were interesting, overall this book wasn't what I expected. Mmmm....just ok...The title of this book is a bit misleading...I thought there would be more practical tips, rather than a collection of editorials. While the opinions presented were interesting, overall this book wasn't what I expected.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    A lot of fluff about the contributors that sometimes did not seem to be pertinent to the "Habit" but there were few concepts every women should be doing (nothing new). The entire piece about reverse ageism was geared completely to millennial women and ridiculous. Coworkers will always be wary of new recruits regardless of age and it's just their own insecurities. True ageism is bringing in young and fresh individuals to replace the burnt out and "old" staff. Women are held back regardless of age A lot of fluff about the contributors that sometimes did not seem to be pertinent to the "Habit" but there were few concepts every women should be doing (nothing new). The entire piece about reverse ageism was geared completely to millennial women and ridiculous. Coworkers will always be wary of new recruits regardless of age and it's just their own insecurities. True ageism is bringing in young and fresh individuals to replace the burnt out and "old" staff. Women are held back regardless of age due to male insecurities. I'm afraid young women may focus on the reverse ageism too much so I'm not sure I recommend this book as it will just feed that sense of entitlement that most of them already possess. We've all gone through the cycle of no experience, no job equals no experience, this is not new. Deal with it as we all have by being persistent and starting at the bottom. I liked the concept of going after what you want, that seemed to be a common theme throughout the book but this is not a new concept, more of a reminder. Honestly, there isn't really anything new in this book that sets it apart from others like it but we can all benefit from reminders now and then. I noticed that a lot of the contributors had a big ego and I believe that to be an asset if held in check under some circumstances. It's ok to love yourself as long as you are not overly boastful.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Amy Nolte

    The title of this book is really misleading. It was originally a Kindle serial. I bought it as a book on one of the Kindle one day deals, so at least I don't feel like I wasted my money. Some of the writers do a great job, but almost all of them just tell you how they got into media (and then got stressed out and had to leave their jobs). What exactly were the 10 habits? The more I read the more frustrated I got that the chapters were all so much the same. Where are the women in engineering, bus The title of this book is really misleading. It was originally a Kindle serial. I bought it as a book on one of the Kindle one day deals, so at least I don't feel like I wasted my money. Some of the writers do a great job, but almost all of them just tell you how they got into media (and then got stressed out and had to leave their jobs). What exactly were the 10 habits? The more I read the more frustrated I got that the chapters were all so much the same. Where are the women in engineering, business, sales, accounting, education, etc? Where are the women who decided to have kids and a career? I know they are out there and it would have been interesting to hear from them also.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    I won a Goodreads ARC copy of this book. My first impression is that the title is a bit misleading. I didn't walk away with a list of 10 habits of highly successful women. I walked away with several nuggets of advice from 10 highly successful women. Each author brought something interesting to the collection. Some essays were a bit repetitive, as the collection leaned toward women who were writers or in the tech industry. I found a few authors totally unrelatable. I loved the final essay by Cind I won a Goodreads ARC copy of this book. My first impression is that the title is a bit misleading. I didn't walk away with a list of 10 habits of highly successful women. I walked away with several nuggets of advice from 10 highly successful women. Each author brought something interesting to the collection. Some essays were a bit repetitive, as the collection leaned toward women who were writers or in the tech industry. I found a few authors totally unrelatable. I loved the final essay by Cindy Gallup. Her perspective was fascinating and I wanted more. Overall, I was engaged and curious. Worth the read and glad to have won a copy!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

    This title is very misleading. It should be: 10 essay about highly successful women. It was an interesting read, but I would not recommend it to anyone. It is not a self-help or a how-to, it's just short essays about women in the digital workforce, mostly bloggers. Since I have no interest in ever becoming a blogger, it did not seem to apply to me as much! Nice read, just don't have too high of expectations! This title is very misleading. It should be: 10 essay about highly successful women. It was an interesting read, but I would not recommend it to anyone. It is not a self-help or a how-to, it's just short essays about women in the digital workforce, mostly bloggers. Since I have no interest in ever becoming a blogger, it did not seem to apply to me as much! Nice read, just don't have too high of expectations!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Bell

    I found maybe three of the essays enjoyable. The other essays had their moments, but I felt the title was very misleading. It should be "The 10 Topics Highly Successful Women in Media Want to Discuss" There were good motivational quotes throughout the entire collection, but, as a whole, the book was lackluster at best, a bit conflicting, a bit like a lecture and kind of boring. I found maybe three of the essays enjoyable. The other essays had their moments, but I felt the title was very misleading. It should be "The 10 Topics Highly Successful Women in Media Want to Discuss" There were good motivational quotes throughout the entire collection, but, as a whole, the book was lackluster at best, a bit conflicting, a bit like a lecture and kind of boring.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Amy Boehl

    I listened to this as an audiobook through kindle unlimited and toward the end found myself wishing I had a paper copy to mark up. There were some interesting stories and great tips throughout the book. I ended up purchasing it and will mark it up.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Dottie Resnick

    This is a collection of essays or life stories of successful women and how they got to their success. The stories were interesting, some funny, and overall inspiring. They did not truly get at the habits, goals, steps, qualities or tips for becoming successful.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.