Soon after I decided that I was going to start blogging and pursue my dream of becoming a personal stylist, I saw promotion for a “cocktails with Claire” event in London. I enquired with one of my friends who was promoting the event about whether he thought it was worth going and he said most definitely! Claire Sulmers was hosting the event. She was a fashion icon and it would be a really good opportunity to network. And there it was! That dreaded word. Network. I dont know about you but I have a serious fear of networking. The thought of turning up to an event and trying to struck up conversation with people I have never met before literally makes me sick to the stomach. What would I say? What if i tried to talk to someone and they just smiled and kept it moving like I do to those poor charity workers on the street?What if the conversation falls flat on its face? There’s only so long you can pretend to look busy and content whilst scrolling through your phone. We have all been there!
Anyway whilst I was contemplating and procrastinating about whether I had the balls to go this event, I realised that she was also releasing a book. If you know me well, you’ll know that I don’t hesitate when it comes to shopping. The book got copped fast fast! Unfortunately I didn’t go to the event in the end. I sat at home and stalked it on my Instagram stories like a loser. Hopefully in the future I will be sharing with you my tips on networking because it’s incredibly difficult to win without doing it well. Anyway this is indeed a book review so let’s get on with it!
What is the book about?
“The Bomb Life. My brand. My terms” is a memoir and self help book written by Claire Sulmers. Many of you will have heard of the blog fashionbombdaily.com of which Claire is the founder and editor in chief. The book takes you on a ride with Claire as she charts the highs and lows of her career and how she made it to where she is today. It is also a self help book so she touches on several things such as the art of growing and monetizing your blog.
“You have the power in your brain and at the end of your fingertips to create the life that you want.
Set concrete goals.
Write them down.
Put them somewhere you can see them when you wake up and go to sleep.
Tell anyone who will listen of your sometimes outrageous plans
Reach for the stars.
You’ll be surprised how many of your dreams and goals come through.”
Page 183 of “The Bomb Life. My Brand my terms by Claire Sulmers
Why should you read this book?
Admittedly, my driver for buying the book was my interest in fashion and blogging. If however you have no interest in either of these, I would still recommend the book and here’s why. The main thing I took away from this book is that you should never give up on your dreams. You may often need to disregard the opinions of others, even those who love you dearly. Things may get rough and it may seem like you are never going to get there but perseverance and self belief is the key. So if you want that promotion at work, are a budding or aspiring entrepreneur or are just looking for a pick me up, it is most definitely worth a read.
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