Monique Greenwood Having What Matters

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Having What Matters

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9780060507886: Having What Matters

Now is the time to take your joy off layaway! In this practical and informative guide, Monique Greenwood offers easy-to-follow, down-to-earth advice and anecdotes for creating the life you really want. From financial freedom to finding or enjoying a healthy relationship, Greenwood covers all the bases. She charts her own incredible journey from anonymity to the top of the Essence masthead, from an unfit size-eighteen body to a shapely size twelve, from a cramped rental apartment to a mansion of her own, from countless bad relationships to a sweet union. Her bootstrapping strategies work!

Having What Matters offers:

  • Inspiration for defining success on your own terms
  • Methods for identifying the illusions that hold you back
  • Steps for putting yourself at the top of your-to-do list
  • Guidance on how to say no to what drains you and yes to what drives you
  • Techniques for accumulating and sustaining wealth
  • Tips for finding or appreciating your sexy soul mate ... and more

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About the Author:

A graduate of Howard University, Monique Greenwood is the owner of the world-famous Akwaaba Mansion Bed and Breakfast in Brooklyn, New York, and its sister businesses, Akwaaba Cafe, a Brooklyn restaurant, and Akwaaba by the Sea, a bedand-breakfast inn in Cape May, New Jersey. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband of twelve years, who still calls her "love goddess," and her nine-year-old daughter, who calls her "cool."

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Greenwood, editor in chief of Essence, expands on that magazine's mission of promoting the personal advancement of black women. Successful in her own right, Greenwood describes her job and business pursuits as part of a "life mission," more geared toward personal satisfaction than competitive pressures. She subscribes to the belief that "success is personal fulfillment and satisfaction" and encourages readers to define success for themselves. Still, in true women's-magazine style, the book offers advice on the common elements of success: love life, family, career, and financial freedom. Greenwood recounts her own personal experiences and family history, encouraging fortitude in the face of disadvantages and offering positive affirmations to help maintain the focus on success. She advises taking frank personal inventory, keeping a journal, and providing personal rewards for goals gained, among other strategies for achieving a balanced life. Although the cultural references are geared toward black women, readers of any race will enjoy and appreciate her prescription for a successful life. Vanessa Bush
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