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Winging It

Narrated by: Emma Isaacs
Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (115 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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Absolute Star!

In the book, she suggests that living within a 10k radius of your work is a great idea. I'm not in that situation, where I own and operate a small business which has a 45 min drive to and from home. But i wouldn't change that for the world - as I love my home, and beachy suburb.
But gosh, have I used that time appropriately, listening to Emma read this book perfectly.
I have idolized Emma for many years now - being a small business owner with a young family myself. The juggle and pressure are so relatable.
To get an insight into her wisdom, humor, strength and pure joy and passion - was a delight to my day.
So many tricks and tips to now apply into my life / family / journey.
Thanks Emma for sharing your sensational story.
So very uplifting and inspiring.

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Such an inspiration

Loved hearing the story of Emma’s journey and her wise words...I feel ready to turn my business up a notch and conquer the world!

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wish I had read it earlier

This is an inspiring book with practical information for everyone to get the most out of life

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You can fly

... you have wings
... and they are for flying
inspiring, practical and empowering advice from one helluva chick

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Couldn’t put it down!

Absolutely loved the book and loved that Emma was reading it. I started listening last night and hardly stopped, I just couldn’t press pause!
Thanks Emma!

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What a grounded approach!

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.

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struggling to finish just not what I expected its a life story not so much advice

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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 outstanding read/listen

Loved the real world insights and the speed of the book. I took copious notes. Have shared the book with my loved ones and will listen to it again.

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  • Rosie Olunloyo
  • 02-02-2019

Inspire a Business woman to stay on her horse

Excellent Inspiring and Insightful truths - great read (audio!) and have recommended to my biz lady-friends who like me, need that boost and encouragement ‘you’re doing ok and here are a few nuggets (actually many!) that will serve you well into the next adventure’
Uganda welcomes you anytime Emma :)