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Title:
Having what matters : the Black woman's guide to creating the life you really want
Author:
Greenwood, Monique.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : William Morrow, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
242 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780688175092
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The renowned editor-in-chief of Essence offers a refreshing prescription for personal and success, showing any woman how to design a more fulfilling and rewarding life.


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Booklist Review

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


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. XI
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 A Legacy of Greatnessp. 5
Chapter 2 Successfully Defining Successp. 25
Chapter 3 "Me" Timep. 49
Chapter 4 A Great Careerp. 65
Chapter 5 Financial Freedomp. 97
Chapter 6 A Sexy Soul Matep. 125
Chapter 7 Looking Good, Feeling Greatp. 161
Chapter 8 Loving Family and Friendsp. 199
Chapter 9 Leaving the World a Better Placep. 229
Epiloguep. 239

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