We have a lot of fun here at Global Tech Women choosing our Book Club selections. Sometimes the conversations get a little silly, sometimes downright outrageous, and our October selection What Do Successful People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam is a prime example. Here are the 3 things that came to my mind once I stopped rolling my eyes at the topic.
1. What is the definition of "Success"? For me, "success" in the morning means leaving the house with shoes that actually match, a packed lunch that doesn't involve excessive mold and completed 6th grade homework tucked away in a backpack on its way to school to be turned in.
2. I am a technical woman so how does this book apply to me? Let's face it. Technical women have a triple-bind: career, home, and keeping up with the nose-bleed speed of technology. Most people don't understand the dilemmas technical women face.
3. The culture of technology for many of us is not a "morning thing". Many of us work in a culture where we work into the night and into the wee hours of the morning... Large numbers of people in technology don't show up to the office until 10am...sometimes when morning is over! What would this book have to offer people like this?
So let's read this book together! Let's look at the slew of other articles spawned from this book (here is one from just 4 hours ago). Let's meet-up, on Halloween, for breakfast, and talk about our real lives. What advice can you offer this group on how you make your mornings (and the rest of the day) successful -- on your terms?
Over the next few weeks I will be blogging my thoughts and I don't want you to be silent! Blog with us! 200 words (or more) on what you are thinking. I can't wait to see what happens next! In the meantime, I am getting a little more coffee :-)