Reshma Saujani: Brave Not Perfect



Lete in a certain way which is the best possible thing a book can gift youMy Rating 5 5Thankyou harpercollinsin for sending across this amazing book I was so excited to read this book when I initially got it The title hooked me and the summary was right up my ally This book was a spectacular isappointment and I m so sad First things first this book claims to talk about how young women are trained to be perfect and not brave it Split does that but itoes so without addressing socioeconomic status race and a myriad of other issues that impact the ways in which the When Stories Clash desire to be perfect manifests For example as a black women I already know that both my being a woman AND being black impacts my prospects of moving upwards in pretty much anything So yes I am a perfectionist by nature but it is out of necessity that I am perfect I am not afforded the chances to fail in the same way that other women are allowed to fail From there the bo Perfect for a TED talk and just a tad bit repetitive and go get it ish for a book Having read this book though I realised how lucky I am because I ve never been told that I ought to be perfect or ought to be something other than just happy and content for that matter or that being a girl I m a less somethingI grew up in the family where women would have none of this softer gender thing my great grandmother travelled across the countryuring the WW2 on her own with six little children and men my Dad and my Grandpa lauded the brilliance kindness generosity and yes bravery of the women they love In fact my Grandpa one of the smartest men I know my constant interlocutor and opponent encouraged me not to use but I am a girl as an excuse to not understand or not know something When I was at school and couldn t figure out how to Sword of Honour Second To None deal with aifficult math homework he tried to explain me things that I found too complicated to grasp Refusing to make an effort I asked him to just tell me what the answer was because I m a girl I added So what he said In this regard Brave Not Perfect is an eye opening book for me as what I ve been taking for granted my entire life turned out to be a privilege And yet I too The Extra Cadaver Murder don t often feel brave enough and I mefinitely prone to either having a perfect result or not Perfect Girl Evolution Vol. 6 doing anything at all I asked myself why And Iaresay it s because things are a bit complicated in real life than they are in a TED talk or a How To book I on t like eerie boy girl binary opposition that Reshma Saujani used in this book She states for example that women on t go for what they want unless they re sure that they re 100% ualified while for men 60% of confidence is enough She says that boys are encouraged to be brave while girls are encouraged to be likable It s the truth of course But is it the whole truth I know boys who are as striving to be nice and perfect as much as girls from Saujani examples I know men who were taught to play it safe and Dark Ties (Broken Saints Society don t evenare to try something bold I know women who Um Fogo Eterno don t give aamn what others would think and go for things they want in what should be called a man s fashion As much as I liked this book because it resonated with me espite the fact that I cannot relate to the reasons and explanations Saujani gives I would love it to be about a person male or female striving to meet some illusive expectations rather than just girls overcoming the issues of a boy girl framed mindset just because this way the book might have been helpful for many peopl. Ow our world along with our chance at happinessBy choosing bravery over perfection we can find the power to claim our voice to leave behind what makes us unhappy and go for the things we genuinely passionately want Perfection may set us on a path that feels safe but bravery leads us to the one we're authentically meant to followIn Brave Not Perfect Reshma shares powerful insights and practices to help us override our perfect girl training and make bravery a lifelong habit By being brave not perfect we can all become the authors of our biggest boldest and most joyful life.

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Good have been a blog post or a meme idn t need a whole book An outstanding personal Yolandas Genius developmentself helpgrowth book about the ways men and women are cued to behaveifferently Women so freuently are encouraged to be perfect and when something can t be The Fairytale Hairdresser and Sleeping Beauty done in such a way they shouldn t bother trying That leads then to not trying new things oreveloping their bravery muscle Saujani offers up some of the ways that bravery can be practiced and integrated and how to break away from those preconceived ideas of perfectionShort succinct and The Light Beyond the Forest doesn t feel like a book made from a TED Talk It offers actionable steps powerful insights and tons of sciencesocial science research The voice is excellent and encouraging It was a reminder to not shut up in instances where speaking up or out would be of tremendous value Perfect for those who love DROP THE BALL or who are tired of cis whiteudes leading the The First Mistake disruption in personalevelopment Saujani is a woman of color and her background is tremendously necessary in this space More to be said on the All The Books podcast I think I would ve gotten a lot out of this if I fit Saujani s Jewelry Making For Beginners definition of a perfectionist fixed mindset constantly worried what others think of me a Type A Hermione Granger As of a Faramir blessed with an awesome father instead of Denethor Iidn t uite reap the full Brave Not Perfect experience of empowermentWhich is not to say I idn t benefit from the read Having Saujani s concepts and assertions to push my own experiences against allowed me to closely efine how my own The Penguin Book of English Verse drive toward perfection behaves in my life And reading what motivates her and other Hermione Granger perfectionists to push themselves toward bravery regret jealousy competitiveness offered me the opportunity to realize that my motivations will have to be something else entirely Even looking at some of her strategies to cultivate a bravery mindset affirmed that the ways I ve worked to enlarge my life since adolescence are solid beneficial approachesBut this wasefinitely a case of Learn How Different You Are than Learn How You Too Can Change Your Life I m an enneagram 4 so you Seven Secrets of Happiness d think I be rolling in that special snowflake ness like a cat in catnip buthonestlyI could really use some help with the type of perfectionism I The Killer Cats Birthday Bash (The Killer Cat, do experienceItidn t help that a lot of Saujani s statements about the source of perfectionism in women women s right to claim their truth and how her readers too can achieve greatness through bravery were very black and white and riddled with logical holes and inconsistencies Instead of focusing on what she was advocating I kept getting snarled in what wasn t being said Or cited in the NotesI mean sure maybe we should rethink how we raise our girls but The Force of Destiny do we really think raising them like our boys is the solution Doesn t the way we raise our boys cause problems of its own And yes Claim your truth ladies Buton t think that your truth gives you the right to stop hearing others truths too And it s fantastic that so many women have found that bravery has led them to creating amazing non profits and opening new chapters of successbut isn t that still focusing on the end goal instead of the process of being braveI think Brave Not Perfect will leave many many readers with an awakening sense of their own power and a roadmap for fully inhabiting their own lives but for those of us outside Saujani s template or those less moved by the pathos of her encouragement the. In a book inspired by her popular TED talk New York Times bestselling author Reshma Saujani empowers women and girls to embrace imperfection and braveryImagine if you lived without the fear of not being good enough If you The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters (Chapter 9 Provocateur) didn't care how your life looked on Instagram or worry about what total strangers thought of you Imagine if you could let go of the guilt and stop beating yourself up for tiny mistakes What if in everyecision you faced you took the bolder pathToo many of us feel crushed under the weight of our own expectations We run ourselves ragged trying to please.

Re s a lot less here I will certainly take the insights I ve gained and see whether I can turn them into weapons in the neverending battle against my own perfectionist emons and there are a few strategies I can put into immediate action Take On a Physical Challenge Trust Yourself Review Reassess Realign but the hunt for advice that speaks to my Faramir type perfectionist continues This started out as an empathetic and serious talk between close friends and plunged into a clich ad post on insta from someone trying to profit off feminism because it sells I feel like if this book was shorter it would ve been The Rose Tattoo and Other Plays different 2020 Spring Tbr Cleaning Don t want to read it I have to say this book really irked me The premise of this book is fantastic in theory The author s writing and layouthorrible Like most Liberal female non fiction writers the author writes women as victims The author omitted several facts regarding women leaders entrepreneurs and even employees moving up the corporate ladder andor starting their own business which is supported by studies The author also omitted the statistics of the rise of women as head of household or MBAsThis author had an important book to write She had a book to write that applauded the work we haveone that also addressed work that needed to be The Undoing Project done As a STRONG Libertarian woman I believe that we encourage others by a hand up While I think this was the author s premise she failed inelivery My general perception walking away from this book was it was a First Flight (Dragon School disappointing Ted Talk that I would have rolled my eyes at while I was walking out of it Unfortunately for me I signed up to review it so I was in it for the long haul Did I skim a majority of it Yes Iid but it was necessary because the book irked me to no end This book has something to offer women that struggle with trying to be perfect saying no and reaching for their goals Unfortunately I The Lone Man do think that many women fall into at least one of these categories Manyon t value themselves enough and are afraid of being judged harshly embarrassed No silencing or holding ourselves back or teaching our aughters to o the same it s time to stop this paradigm in its tracksBrave Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani is one of the gem of the books I ve come across in my lifetime This is an authentic take against gender The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl discrimination and sexism which iseftly baked in our culture It is a powerful insight which redefines bravery and makes us follow our true Skills for Practice in Occupational Therapy dreamsThis amazing read written by Reshma Saujani is isivided into three parts Part 1 highlights how perfection is ingrained in a culture and how this cult is making the lives of young girls Voice and Articulation Drillbook difficult everywhere Part 2 redefines bravery it makes us rethink what actually is perfectionPart 3 talks about the ways we can genuinely accept our flaws and flubs and provides us with methods to lead a bold and joyful life It frees women from the moratorium place on them in which to be liked or beamned to hell is the lesson taught everyday and it Sailing destigmatize this all or nothing game of perfectionAmazingly written with various examples and contemporary references this book will make you learn that setbacks will notestroy they will set you freeIt Aloha Rodeo definitely helps girls and women of all ages to throw out the elusive carrot of perfection they are made to chew everydayWhen I finally turned the last page of the book it left me with a sense of hope and accomplishment It made me feel comp. Everyone all the time We lose sleep ruminating about whether we may have offended someone pass up opportunities that take us out of our comfort zones and avoid rejection at all costsThere's a reason we act this way Reshma says As girls we were taught to play it safe Well meaning parents and teachers praised us for being uiet and polite urged us to be careful so weidn't get hurt and steered us to activities at which we could shineThe problem is that perfect girls grow up to be women who are afraid to fail It's time to stop letting our fears Truths We Confess - Volume 3 drown out ourreams and narr.

Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code a national non profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does With their 7 week Summer Immersion Program 2 week specialized Campus Program after school Clubs and a 13 book New York Times best selling series they are leading the movement to inspire educate