Book Review – Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own PersonYear of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have to admit that I went into this book with a lot of expectations and I am very impressed that it did not disappoint me. I don’t watch a lot of television and I will admit that out of all of Shonda Rhimes’s shows I have only watched one and not even an entire series. I guess I have little patience for television. However, the little bit of her series I watched (will remain nameless) I enjoyed due to the dialogue and the relationship between the characters. So, when I picked up this book I expected to feel the same.

I expected to feel as if I were sitting at a coffee shop with Shonda Rhimes talking about “stuff.” Because Shonda and I are one 😉 and she tells me tons of stuff. We’re buddies… you see?!

I liked that I felt the same she does and her book allowed me to be ok with feeling that way. Not only because someone else feels that way but because, according to her, and she is very convincing, there is a way out. I actually have a blog post about feeling like an impostor when I got my promotion which means that I have to work my you know what off in case someone is going to find out that they made a mistake….

Although it sounds like a very simply concept, saying yes to most things can be terrifying. This book has made me thing about starting my own challenge of saying yes….. Notice I just said thinking about… I’m not ready to let go of my security blanket…. I’m busy, really busy. These laws are not going to read and analyze themselves and the clients are expecting my advice.

Great book. I would recommend it.

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