Book Review for WORK PARTY by Jaclyn Johnson
WORK PARTY: How to Create & Cultivate the Career of Your Dreams by Jaclyn Johnson
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: Smart, empowering, and practical. The business book to help make your dream a career.
This book! I will be honest with you all, I L-O-V-E Create & Cultivate. As a creative person and a woman business owner, this site is where I go for ideas, inspiration, and advice. So, it is only natural I would want to read Jacklyn’s book. However, what I didn’t expect was the level of usefulness it would contain.
Not only does Johnson provide lessons from her own life, but the reader also gets stories from female entrepreneurs. Within these pages, you will not see the glossy perfection. You will read about a woman who has struggled and worked hard for her success by being nice, taking certain risks, and putting in the work. Things don't just fall out of the sky and happen to you. You have to make them happen for yourself.
If you are looking to bring your career to the best place it can be or make your passion (aka side hustle) become a business, start by reading this book.'
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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First, we leaned in. Now we stand up.
Jaclyn Johnson—the founder and CEO behind Create & Cultivate, the fastest growing online platform and conference for millennial women in business— offers a rallying cry for a new generation of women who are redefining the meaning of work on their own terms: WorkParty. Women who want it all and more, and guess what? They can have it.
Jaclyn suffered a massive blow in her early twenties. She was on an upward career climb and confidently moved across the country for a job—and then, was abruptly let go. Attempting to turn that closed door into an open window, she launched a company with a trusted business partner. Soon after, she discovered said business partner had made detrimental decisions to the company without her knowledge. Before she knew it, she was in the throes of a brutal business partner break up. She was only twenty-four.
Determined to bounce back, Jaclyn overhauled the mess that was her life and by the time she was in her early thirties, she had sold a company and launched the much-buzzed about Create & Cultivate platform—and advised and invested in multiple million-dollar projects at the same time. So, how did she do it?
In WorkParty, Jaclyn shows how she turned distrust into determination, frustration into fuel, and heartache into hard work—and how you can, too.
With stories from leading female entrepreneurs including Christene Barberich (co-founder of Refinery29), Alli Webb, (creator of Drybar), Morgan Debaun (founder of Blavity), Jen Gotch of Ban.do, Rebecca Minkoff, and Kendra Scott, you will learn the tips and tricks from the best in the business while cultivating the passion and happiness you need to succeed. By embracing failure and reconciling your femininity with being a boss, you’ll join the movement that is WorkParty—and have fun along the way.
About the Author: Jaclyn Johnson is the CEO of Create & Cultivate, the fastest growing online platform and offline conference for millennial women seeking to build the career of their dreams. Jaclyn has been named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 for Marketing and Advertising, a “Self-Made Woman” by the Los Angeles Times and “A Woman of Note” by The Wall Street Journal, among other accolades.
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books (August 21, 2018)
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