Book Review

Watch Your Delivery by Gabriella Van Rij


Watch Your Delivery by Gabriella

Watch Your Delivery by Gabriella

Watch Your Delivery  by Gabriella van Rij is a quick read about human behavior. Through the  112 pages I had an overview about the six different parts which affect our communications.

Part 1 –  Action/ Reaction

Part 2- Tone

Part 3- Split Second Judgement

Part 4- Fear-based communication

Part 5- Body Language

Part 6- A Positive Perception

Many a times the message that we wish to convey to the other party may go wrong as they perceive what we say differently from what it was meant to be.

The delivery  of a message is very important . Sometimes it comes out wrong and that’s where relationships start to break down.

How we read a person can determine how we react to what we hear or visually see when a message is communicated.

In a split second we pass our judgement about the message bearer and sometimes our judgement may not be accurate .

My thoughts

It was interesting how Gabriella breaks down  the different components which make up communication difficult.  The way we communicate affects the relationships that we create with others.

Communication channels break down and misunderstandings take place when verbal and non verbal cues are read wrongly.  Personal biases and prior experiences sometimes cloud or hamper proper judgements.

I could relate to many of the comic strips in the book which were used to depict the different ugly behaviors that we may see in society.  The comics  within the chapters make it a refreshing  breaks from the monotony of words.

Do pick up a copy of the book if you would like to know how you can improve on your communication skills.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are 100% mine.


{Book Review} Work Women Want by Jennifer Forest

Work Women Want Book cover

Work Women Want Book cover

Work Women Want Work at Home or Go Part-Time by Jennifer Forest is  a book which compiles the experiences of  12 mothers. Each of them were interviewed about their  journey from being a full time work outside the house mom to a work at home or part time working mom.

It isn’t easy to make the conversion from FTWM to WAHM or even PTWM. There are a lot of decisions which have to be made and not many opportunities available for women who wish to work from home or to work part time.  Sometimes one has to create their own opportunities and become an entrepreneur to set the ground work for flexibility needed in their chosen field.

Jennifer interviewed moms who were doing MLM Marketing and Party Planning, crafts and bakes and offering a whole range of services. Some of them were able to create jobs which worked around their kids schedules and flexible enough so that the moms were able to handle both family and job commitments without having to compromise one for the other.

Before you decide on which type of job is suitable for you there are seven key questions which you should ask yourself.

  1. What kind of person are you?
  2. How much time do you have?
  3. How much money do you have?
  4. What skills do you have?
  5. Do you have the Mindset to do this?
  6. Can you be true to yourself?
  7. Are you prepared to learn?

Through answering these questions one will have a clear idea about which type of job would be the most suitable given the current situation one is in.  After assessing the situation and knowing what secondary support system there is available would one be able to decide whether to work from home or to go part time.

My thoughts

I found this book an extremely refreshing read as there was even a section about the beauty of blogging and making money online. A lot of hard work is required irregardless of which type of job one chooses to pursue. There is a lot of ground work needed to be done to set up your own network or to grow it to a size where it can be self sustaining.

I love how honest the women who were interviewed were in their responses and there is no doubt that not all careers are suitable for everyone. One needs to find out what they are passionate in and actively pursue it if they are to be able to get the work they want.

Grab your copy of Work Women Want Work at Home or Go Part-Time today.

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