I'm about to welcome you into my world. Show you what works for me and share openly what hasn't. I hope that what you find in the pages of this book inspires you to dream up new ways to be kind to people and to think about how the game you're currently playing might be worthy of a bigger court. I hope it stretches your thinking about what's possible, and shows you that when you take giant leaps of faith, the only challenging thing will be some temporary discomfort.
Are you ready to wing it?
CEO and entrepreneur Emma Isaacs forgot to draw up her life plan, and she doesn't have a list of five-year goals. She doesn't believe in work/life balance - after all she has five children and heads up Business Chicks, Australia's largest community for women.
Like Sheryl Sandberg, who told us to 'lean in' to find success, Emma wants to show us that you can't plan every detail and wait for the confidence to kick in before you begin; instead, take action now, do what feels right and figure the rest out as you go along. In other words, you've got to learn how to 'wing it' rather than wait.
Drawing on her own life and the stories of the many men and women she has met and interviewed - from Sir Richard Branson to Bill Gates to Girlboss Sophia Amoruso - Emma tells us how to:
* Turn a dream into a job
* Turn a job into a business
* Network like a champion
* Protect your time for the things that matter
* Get fired up not ground down by the kids/career juggle, and
* Understand that sometimes failure is part of the brief.
Emma shows us that often the only thing holding us back is ourselves; that you can follow your dreams; and that there's no reason not to start doing so right now.
PRAISE FOR EMMA ISAACS
"Emma Isaacs is a true force of nature and a role model all women can learn from" Diane von Furstenberg
"Emma's energy and enthusiasm for business shine brightly" Sir Richard Branson
"Winging It will show you how to map out what's important to you, stay focussed on achieving your goals and thrive" Arianna Huffington
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The secret to success isn’t so elusive; it’s a judicious mix of courage, imagination, spontaneity and a little forward planning. So says Emma Isaacs, founder of the women’s networking organisation Business Chicks. An Aussie entrepreneur and mother living in L.A., Isaacs knows a thing or two about juggling family, building an empire and having mindful me-time—and she has insights and anecdotes to share on all three. Winging It is honest and authentic; it feels like the wisest, warmest kind of big-sisterly advice.
Every woman should read this.
This book came into my life the the most perfect time. Thank you for writing such an empowering motivating book. Cannot wait to wake up tomorrow and continue winging it this time with a little more confidence. Brilliant read!
Read it in one sitting!
This book is one that you want to read if you think you are on the right path but just need a little convincing. Light, intelligent, insightful and full of honestly and candor this book is a wonderful story about real life, the struggles we all face and how to just ‘get going’ when we feel a bit stuck. Loved every word Emma. I love your kindness and gratitude and the way you treat people. Thank you for writing this this book. Susan