While in the midst of reading one book that I wasn’t speed reading my way through, Power Your Happy which I reserved at the library became available so I decided to put down the other book and read this book quickly.
I related to Lisa immediately. Both of us have been “obsessed with pop culture” from the time we were teens. We both attended college in Washington, DC. She was luckier than me that she met her husband her first week at GW at the tender age of 17 while I went another 17 years until I met mine. Hers also happens to have a very sweet last name – Sugar.
Just like me, Lisa started her blog while she was pregnant and working full-time. This unfortunately is where our similarities end. She has gone to turn hers into a successful business venture than now employs over 500 people (one of my closest friends even briefly worked for her company).
“I firmly believe what you find yourself doing in your spare time is the passion you should pursue,” says Lisa.
Like the site, the book has a great voice. However, it’s probably meant for a younger audience rather than someone like me who has been around the (job) block a several times and already understands the importance of networking, resumes, etch.
I didn’t have to read each chapter word for word and quickly scanned quite a lot of it. I’m glad I took it out of the library instead of spending $25.00 on it. It’s a great book for a recent grad. I would recommend it to be niece who is a Senior in high school and is very confident she wants to pursue a career in filmmaking
It’s so refreshing to see that nice guys don’t always finish last. Lisa has a “no mean girls” philosophy that extends to her office culture. Her number one rule “is to never say anything about celebrities that you wouldn’t say to their faces….. Never say something about someone you wouldn’t want them to overhear if they unexpectedly appeared from around the corner.”
I wish I had known about the NYC book launch event which took place this week where an impressive panel of boss ladies doled out nuggets of honesty and humor, with Lisa kicking things off by explaining the history of POPSUGAR and just what the heck “power your happy” is all about. You can nab tickets for the upcoming San Francisco event here, and keep checking back to find information for other PYH events coming to a city near you!
What’s your passion? What’s your dream?