My current read is Rise To The Top by Stacey Hawley. Normally I would not pick a book that claims to be a formula for women's success but when I read the synopsis, many of Stacey's words of wisdom resonated with my thought process and what I usually share with my mentees and it was refreshing to read them in print. Now I have this book in my hand and ready to devour the entire print in one sitting.
Stacey credits her success to the many powerhouses in her life starting with her mother, friends, mentors and even her life partner learning from each one of them. This is what I usually refer to as my concentric circle of influences. I cannot emphasize how carefully one must choose these powerhouses or circle of influences. And it goes the other way too, when you become a powerhouse for someone. I strive to learn something from every person I meet and also impart what I know to them. True knowledge lies in sharing. I leave this short blog entry with one of my favorite quote -
“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” ― George Bernard Shaw