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  • Winging It

  • By: Emma Isaacs
  • Narrated by: Emma Isaacs
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

CEO and entrepreneur Emma Isaacs forgot to draw up her life plan, and she doesn't have a list of five-year goals. She doesn't believe in work/life balance - after all she has five children and heads up Business Chicks, Australia's largest community for women. Like Sheryl Sandberg, who told us to 'lean in' to find success, Emma wants to show us that you can't plan every detail and wait for the confidence to kick in before you begin; instead, take action now, do what feels right and figure the rest out as you go along. In other words, you've got to learn how to 'wing it' rather than wait. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring listen!

  • By Amy Crawford on 09-05-2019

What a grounded approach!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-01-2019

I really enjoyed this book. Best yet for me. I found relatable and easy to understand and uplifting.
Only part I couldn’t was that my business is so tiny so the later chapters of $$$ spent of staff retreats etc...I could only dream of that luxury.

But I still highly recommend it.

  • The Conscious Parent

  • Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children
  • By: Shefali Tsabary
  • Narrated by: Shefali Tsabary
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Turning the traditional notion of parenting on its head, Dr Tsabary shifts the epicentre of the parent-child relationship away from the standard parent-to-child 'know it all' approach to a mutual 'parent-with-child' relationship in which the parent learns alongside the child. Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional rigidity to their children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A transforming book, amazing

  • By Jenny on 02-03-2015

Handy practical examples given

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-10-2018

I took a little while to get into it as I found myself defensive feeling the author was on the kids side and too much power to them, but once I got into a few chapters and focused on her explanations I could start to see her angles. Whilst I don’t agree with 100% of it, I did find it a very interesting and relevant book, and I like her varied examples and it made me better understand.

I hope I can adapt even a few of her strategies and continue to do so.
I still when tired catch myself snapping or feeling her approach is so calm, but I do recommend the book as i listened to it all over time. I did skip the toddler part as mine are 10 & 15. I got the most out of the teenager part.

I like it was written in plain English too, and didn’t make me feel like I tuned out if medical and psychology jargon.