I Read a Book: Lean In


Note: I am a voracious reader. I often joke that one of my fears is that I won’t live long enough to read all of the books on my list. Many of the books I read have something to do with spiritual, emotional or physical health. Or leadership. Or hiking. Or coaching. Or…

Photo: LeanIn.com

Photo: LeanIn.com

Is there a woman out there who has not either read Lean In or has it in her queue? A coach I know recently asked me if I’d read it. I hadn’t. But when I got home that day and looked at the stack of books in my reading queue, there it was. I hadn’t even remembered buying it. And so I dove in.

I loved this book. Not having children, I couldn’t personally relate to a lot of the “working mom” chapters, but it gave me an added appreciation for what some of my coaching clients experience.

I’m better at leaning in than I once was. I think that’s due to a combination of turning 50 almost two years ago and the education I’ve received via coaching school. I just think there is something magical about turning 50. Fifty-somethings have lived a lot of life and hopefully we have a lot of life left. It’s a wonderful time to reassess everything. But I digress.

Reading Lean In made me sad for the 20-something, 30-something and 40-something me who didn’t have the emotional and professional tools to “sit at the table.” (Sit at the Table was one of my favorite chapters in the book.) But it also made me feel grateful for the person I’m morphing in to.

I think I’m going to enjoy seeking out new ways to lean in.

What about you? Have you read Lean In? Thoughts?

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2 Responses to I Read a Book: Lean In

  1. Sarah Cook says:

    I went to the Evolve Women kickoff last night at the Entrepreneur Center. They’re going to start Lean In Circles in Nashville. Are you interested?

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