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Book Review: Knowing Your Value

Knowing Your Value 
Mika Brzezinski
Weinstein Books; $22.95

Subtitled Women, Money, and Getting What You’re Worth, Mika Brzezinski, part of the Morning Joe team at MSNBC, offers a candid look at her own challenges addressing her value – and her inability to get a raise –  in the corporate workplace. In addition to her own experiences, Mika shares the stories of other powerful women, including Tina Brown, Arianna Huffington and Sheila Barr. While most of us are not in a corporate environment, here is some of what I took from the book:

  1. Don’t settle for less than you deserve.
  2. Don’t worry about what others think.
  3. Keep emotion out of your value discussion.
  4. Don’t internalize attacks on yourself.
  5. It’s not that important to be liked.

This was a quick read. It didn’t really offer anything new, rather reinforced ideas of valuing yourself and building your confidence so you can get that value across. If you are a fan of Mika, you will probably enjoy reading about her journey. If you have a daughter starting in a corporate environment, it would be a good value for her.

Look for the book at your favorite quilt retailer. Here’s a link to  Amazon if you would like to learn more about the book.

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