3 out of 4 stars
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Maja Golob, owner of the company Spago, had a car accident that changed her perspective about life. She had always put her work before her children, husband, family, and friends. The car accident made her realize she wanted to have a more balanced and meaningful life. She also had always wanted to write but never found time for it. The time to do it was now. For that reason, Golob wrote Stop Chasing Weekends "to help women who constantly struggle with balancing work-home-family and, in doing so, often forget about their own needs – like I used to do."
Stop Chasing Weekends is a memoir and self-help book consisting of 169 pages. Golob shares how she accomplished a long and successful career in marketing, founded her own company with her husband, and attained a work-life balance. The book is mostly a memoir about Golob's career and the steps she took to find meaning in her life. Moreover, she incorporated simple and engaging challenges and key takeaways for the readers at the end of the chapters. The book also includes 17 steps to find work-life balance and a bonus section in which Golob interviews four successful women.
My favorite aspect of this book was reading about Golob's life. She is a determined, strong, and hard-working woman who has achieved her goals. I enjoyed reading about how she decided to start her own company, Spago, despite having an excellent job. She shows the readers that they can pursue what they really want to do no matter how hard it is at the beginning. I esteemed that she opened up about her struggles with fertility. Many readers will identify with her and see that they are not alone. I also liked reading about what she did to find meaning in her life. I particularly liked reading about how the Nia classes changed her life.
Stop Chasing Weekends will inspire and help readers to achieve a work-life balance. Working mothers will benefit the most from reading this book. They will certainly identify with the author who felt like she had no life. Golob states: "I had a feeling of being torn in two – my job pulling me one way and my family the other." Many working mothers feel just like Golob did. As a result, they will benefit from reading her story and advice.
I rate Stop Chasing Weekends by Maja Golob 3 out of 4 stars. I deducted a star for two reasons. First, the book has several typos and formatting issues, meaning it needs a final editorial revision. Second, I would have liked the author to share more about how she and her husband took care of their children while working such long hours. Did they have help from family members? Did they pay a nanny? The book indicates in the cover that it is only for women. Even though the book will benefit mainly working mothers, I would recommend it to all working parents. I would also recommend it to those working in marketing and direct sales because Golob's career is a great example of success in those professional areas.
Stop Chasing Weekends
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