Emily Reads: Yes Please
A few months ago, I read Amy Poehler's Yes Please. I'll preface with saying that while I never not liked Amy Poehler, I would never have considered myself a fan. But now, I'm definitely a fan. I loved her book, and while I was reading it, I marked a few quotes that really struck a chord with me.
I think we should stop asking people in their twenties what they 'want to do' and start asking them what they don't want to do.
Yes. So much yes in this. Am I right in saying that if you rule out what you don't want, it kind of makes things a bit easier? Instead of saying, "Look at all these things you can do!" how about we say, "Let's start with what you don't want to do and narrow it down from there."
Decide what your currency is early. Let go of what you will never have. People who do this are happier and sexier.
This needs little explanation: be you.
Let me take a minute to say that I love bossy women. Some people hate the word and I understand how 'bossy' can seem like a shitty way to describe a woman with a determined point of view, but for me, a bossy woman is someone to search out and celebrate. A bossy woman is someone who cares and commits and is a natural leader.
She's so right. Be bossy and own it.
There are too many nuggets of wisdom in this book for one post. You'll just have to read the whole thing. Thank you, Amy.