Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin | Audiobook Review

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Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin | Audiobook ReviewBoss Bitch by Nicole Lapin
Narrator: Nicole Lapin
Length: 13 Hours
Published by Crown Publishing Group on March 21, 2017
Genres: Business & Economics, Women in Business, Entrepreneurship, Self-Help, Personal Growth, Success
Pages: 400
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: Publisher, Borrowed
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New York Times bestselling author Nicole Lapin is back with a sassy and actionable guide empowering women to be the boss of their lives and their careers.  You don’t need dozens of employees to be a boss, says financial expert and serial entrepreneur Nicole Lapin. Hell, you don’t even need one. You just need to find your inner Boss Bitch — your most confident, savvy, ambitious self — and own it.  A Boss Bitch is the she-ro of her own story. She is someone who takes charge of her future and embraces being a “boss” in all aspects of the word: whether as the boss of her own life, family and career, the literal boss at work, or, as the boss of her own company. Whichever she chooses (or all three), a Boss Bitch is someone who gets out there and makes her success happen — and so can you.  Lapin draws on raw and often hilariously real stories from her own career — the good, the bad, and the ugly — to show what it means to be a "boss" in twelve easy steps. In her refreshingly accessible and relatable style, she first shows how to embrace the “boss of you" mentality by seizing the power that comes from believing in yourself and expanding your skillset. Then she offers candid no-nonsense advice for how to kill it at as the “boss at work” whether you have a high-up role or not. And finally, for those who want to take the plunge as an entrepreneur, she lays out the nuts and bolts of how to be the “boss of your own business” from   raising money and  getting it off the ground to hiring a kickass staff and dealing office drama to turning a profit.  Being a badass in your career is something that should be worn as a badge of honor, says Lapin. Here, she inspires us to rise to the occasion and celebrate our successes — and then keep killing it like the Boss Bitches we are!

Why Did I Listen To Boss Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Taking Charge of Your Life, Your Career, and Your Business by Nicole Lapin?

Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin is the sort of non-fiction personal development book that appeals to me at my very core. I’ve been in supervisory positions on and off since college. As it happens, many jobs don’t give training on how to be a supervisor. It’s just — oh you’re competent, let’s promote you. So, in order to better develop in my career, I like to seek out information on how to be a better leader. Boss Bitch is my kind of book because it’s aimed at women. There’s profanity. It’s very no nonsense. So, now that I have a free three month trial to Scribd, I decided this would be my first audiobook on there. Also — it helps me to whittle down that Netgalley queue and improve my ratio.

What’s It All About?

So, Lapin’s audiobook is basically what the subtitle says. It is about a twelve step plan for you to take charge of your life, your career, and your business. She’s got some really great information about the different types of business licenses. She talks about how if you run your business out of your home, you can deduct some things on taxes. We learn the difference between boss bitches and bad bitches.

AND probably this one thing that appealed to me the most — talking about branding. She talks about how you can’t be all things to all people. The more you try to broaden, the more you dilute your brand and become wishy-washy which doesn’t attract people. Instead, you want to focus on the type of person you’d like to attract to your brand and get sort of specific. I felt like that was useful and something I am going to incorporate into Books & Wine. We’ll see, though.

How Did I Like Boss Bitch?

So, there’s a lot that I took away from Boss Bitch. I loved that I actually learned something from this book. However, there were a lot of the twelve steps that didn’t really appeal to me. Or parts where my eyes sort of glazed. Those parts being about incorporating, hiring for your own business. I would suggesting skipping over those sections if you are not about to own your own business. Beyond that, there’s a TON of actionable information.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook is narrated by Lapin herself. She’s a decent narrator. Her voice is a little high, but I think that listening to this at faster than 1x speed accounts for that. Overall, I liked hearing this via audio. It felt like my driving time was filled with me actually learning something. It is a little long, 13 hours. I mean, for a personal development book, that is long. If you want to move up in your career and be a Boss Bitch, you should absolutely give Nicole Lapin’s book a listen.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.