Nancy Pelosi gives you, the reader, just enough insight to show that although she came from a well-known influential political family, she earned every one of her accomplishments. The life lessons that are interwoven through the pages are like a needle being sewn through a piece of cloth – seamless. The reward for hard work, determination and the benefit of networking (Ms. Pelosi says that there is no secret sauce, but there is – it’s called who you know, NETWORKING) led her to achieve the position of Speaker of the House.
Know Your Power is inspirational. The writing style of the authors makes this an enjoyable page turner; while giving you a glimpse of 20th Century American politics. This book talks about a woman asserting herself in a male-dominated political environment. Not that you didn’t know, but you, the reader, are invited to see the “real” Nancy Pelosi – the daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. It shows you what being in the right place at the right time can do for you, when preparedness meets opportunity can result in and knowing that when the door is opened for you, you must have the courage to step into your destiny/purpose in any industry.
Poignant Pearls of Wisdom:
- “I was for you not knowing who was in the race. Once I knew who was in the race I was for someone else. Listen carefully to the words and inflection, and don’t be misled by the response” (p.151).
- “There is power in the words: Be Ready” (p.100).
- “Our voices must always be heard” (p.95).
- “Failure is very silent, no one calls, and no one asks you what you think. Success, is very noisy. Your phone rings constantly, you’re the center of attention” (p.152).
What can inspire you to hang in there, assess your weaknesses, capitalize on your strengths and strive for as much balance as your life needs? Only you can answer that, but Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters can encourage you to be more, do more, live and enjoy the life you are born to have.
To read an excerpt from Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters click on this link: http://knopfdoubleday.com/book/129249/know-your-power/
Let’s BOND over BOOKS rates KNOW YOUR POWER as MELODICALLY MEANINGFUL (151-300 pages)…just the right mixture of content and pages.
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