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Book Review-Something Major by Randi Braun

There’s been a huge hole left in the self-help market for many, many years. Women have not been served properly. Now there is an easy-to-read guidebook that addresses where women are today and what they need.  We have an excellent new book ready to fill that gap that’s easy and fun to read but is also extremely intelligent and empowering in Randi F. Braun’s excellent book Something Major: The New Playbook for Women at Work.

There’s a huge correlation between our spiritual and work lives that often goes ignored and unnurtured. Even more, the workplace for professional women has more often than not failed to account for the unique point of view, needs, and strengths of women. How often have we heard horror stories about women being told they can’t progress with their professional lives if they wish to become mothers? Often, they’re told and believe they must mirror what men do in order to thrive. With so many female entrepreneurs breaking through to the tops of their fields while also finding ways to balance full and enrichingSomething Major: The New Playbook for Women at Work lives outside the workplace, it’s high time for a sea change in attitudes and perspectives. In Randi F. Braun’s terrific book Something Major: The New Playbook for Women at Work we get to meet and hear the stories of several successful female entrepreneurs.

Along the way, we get to learn a lot about Randi’s journey, too. She’s literally gone through many ups and downs, only to prevail and prosper in the end.

She is a force of nature who is inspiring while also retaining her deep empathy and a strong desire to share her wisdom, knowledge, and stories with others seeking guidance in this new era.

So, what are some of the topics covered? First of all, Randi tells us there is a New Playbook being written by this generation of women who are not content with the status quo. They don’t just want things better: they want it all. Through a combination of women’s stories and actionable tasks, Something Major, truly brings together these elements in a clear, concise way. Did I mention it’s inspiring? Very much so!

You’d be forgiven if you expect a book like this to be dry or clinical or cold and calculating, but Randi has a great sense of humor and storytelling that consistently brings a smile. There’s a lifetime of experience that’s invaluable in these pages and we have a guide who is charismatic and fun, but also passionate and ridiculously intelligent. Speaking of smart? I often gained perspectives and switches in my point of view of topics that were unexpected in the best way.

Some of the topics explored in depth in Something Major include perfectionism, your inner critic, intuition, reclaiming your time, boundaries, and overall well-being.

With each, I found my expectations were often blown up and I was met with some novel concepts. Of course, there were stories and anecdotes from Randi and several interesting interview subjects, but there were great tools and tips along the way that I found useful in real life.

That’s a gift and worth way above the cover price of the book. People pay small fortunes to go to seminars to learn and practice such tools. Randi has distilled many of those down into these clear, constructive chapters.

Yes. This is a book aimed directly at women in the workforce. Once you’re inside, there are life tips and perspectives any human can likely benefit from. I think this would be a great read for men who are in leadership, coworker, or support roles for them to gain perspective and adjust their worldviews, and understand the challenges women have and continue to go through.

After reading Something Major, I felt invigorated, recharged, and ready to tackle my life’s next steps armed with so many new tools. With such a powerful force of nature as Randi Braun leading the way, you’re going to come out of reading this changed, even if it’s just a little. I bet, though, it’ll help those who find this a great deal and it’s a book that readers will keep easily on hand to refer back to again and again. I will also bet it’s a book that will be referred to and gifted to others for many years to come.

Randi F. Braun’s Something Major: The New Playbook for Women at Work is a true gift and is available now for preorder.

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