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Winging It

Narrated by: Emma Isaacs
Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
5 out of 5 stars (76 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

I'm about to welcome you into my world. Show you what works for me and share openly what hasn't. I hope that what you find in the pages of this book inspires you to dream up new ways to be kind to people and to think about how the game you're currently playing might be worthy of a bigger court. I hope it stretches your thinking about what's possible and shows you that when you take giant leaps of faith, the only challenging thing will be some temporary discomfort. Are you ready to wing it?

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. 

Drawing on her own life and the stories of the many men and women she has met and interviewed - from Sir Richard Branson to Bill Gates to Girlboss Sophia Amoruso - Emma tells us how to:

  • Turn a dream into a job
  • Turn a job into a business
  • Network like a champion
  • Protect your time for the things that matter
  • Get fired up, not ground down, by the kids/career juggle
  • Understand that sometimes failure is part of the brief

Emma shows us that often the only thing holding us back is ourselves, that you can follow your dreams and that there's no reason not to start doing so right now.

©2018 Emma Isaacs (P)2018 Pan Macmillan AU

Critic Reviews

"Emma Isaacs is a true force of nature and a role model all women can learn from." (Diane von Furstenberg)

"Emma's energy and enthusiasm for business shine brightly." (Sir Richard Branson)

"Winging It will show you how to map out what's important to you, stay focused on achieving your goals and thrive." (Arianna Huffington) 

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Best business book I've ever read.

This book is more inspirational than most books I've read - but it is coupled all the way through with REAL and practical advice that I can use to help up my game and move my business forward. I'm re-reading it for the third time!

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A very happy listener

So uplifting! This was insightful as much as inspiring. Reassuring to know, that success can be done be anyone, it’s starts on the inside!

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Great book

Great book. Really helpful and informative. Loved reading it and learnt lots. Give it a go.

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An inspiring book that was easy to absorb, with lots of actionable insights and ideas. Will certainly be listening to this again and sharing with my team.

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Inspiring and down to earth

I have read many business books, but none like this. Often you are told you have to have a plan in place, be organised, be prepared. So glad to hear Emma hasn’t got it all together, but shows with giving it a go both your family and those who work with you will respect and love you, and will come along for the ride. Thank you!

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very inspirational and motivational!

amazing inspiration and motivation. Suitable for entrepreneurs and business women :) Went through this sooo fast. Loved it!

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So many little Gems!

Fantastic book I would recommend! it is definitely worth a listen or 2! So many gems of wisdom.

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Loved it

Inspiring, empowering, motivational and even made me cry. I’ll definitely recommended and share with friends

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Really enjoyed it

It’s always so nice when the author reads their book and Emma shared her experience, story and lessons in such a fantastic way. Really enjoyed it.

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Fantastic!

I was surprised in all the best ways by this book. Well read and full of insightful, inspirational advice, tips and messages about all things relating to business and managing life at home too. Will likely read this again, or might be the hard copy too for my bookshelf. Absolute new favourite.